Ah, the selfie. Word of the year for 2013, the selfie doesn't appear to be going anywhere anytime soon.
I'm not a big fan of having my photo taken, so I don't generally post a lot of selfies. When I do, I usually can't stand them since arms aren't long enough to take a picture at an attractive angle. However, there are moments when I'd like to take a shot of me and my kids, or my friends together, and there's no one else around to take the picture.
A popular iPhone app now aims to make the process much easier, allowing you to step further back and take the shot just by opening and closing your hand. (No, this isn't sponsored—it's just something I like and wanted to share.)
CamMe just won Most Innovative App at the Mobile World Congress. It is free (yay!) and works like this:
Open the app, compose your photo. According to the app description, you can be up to 16 feet away and still have it work. When you're ready, raise your palm into the photo. When you see the closed hand icon, you know it saw your hand. Close your hand and it will give you a 3-second countdown to the shutter click!
A great feature I love about this app—it has a "photo booth" option. It takes a series of 3 shots very quickly and puts them into a filmstrip frame. (I'm still trying to figure out the timing on these.)
Am I going to start taking more individual selfies? Nope. I will, however, be making an effort to get in the picture more with my kids, and I'm hoping that this will make getting a great shot with my phone easier. Now I just need to get myself one of these tripods and I'll be set.