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How to take natural self portraits anywhere

June 13, 2013

You finally climbed the last step to a lookout over the city. A vision of yourself standing triumphantly with the skyline in the back flashes brilliantly before you. But you realize you are alone and there is no place to set your camera…

The secret is not in stretching your arms everyday so that you have a ridiculous reach!

The secret is in the XShot Camera Extender. It has become an indispensable tool in my travel bag as it allows Alison and I to not just take consciously framed portraits of ourselves, it also allows for more interesting vantage points when taking other pictures or video.

 

Vital statistics:

- Lightweight, 150g = less than 2 chocolate bars
- Universal adapter = all pocket cams, Go Pros
- Length when closed, 9″/22.9cm = a little more than the length of your hand
- Length when open, ~3ft/94cm = about half the height of an average person

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The Self-Portrait:

Without your uninvited arm.

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The Periscope:

Raising above the crowd or taking a picture from the corner of a room, this unique vantage point helps you look at the world from above.

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Walking the Dog:

Close to the ground and seeing the world as would a man’s best friend, this brings a different dynamic to your video and pictures.

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The XShot is safe to carry on to an airplane. It’s light, it’s stable, it’s easy to use and it can also help scratch that itch on your back you can never seem to reach.

Say hello to a new toy, and say goodbye to strangers taking bad photos of you while you pretend to thank them for a photo you will delete when they are not looking.

Revel & Roam recommendation: The XShot Camera Extender

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2 Comments

  1. XShot team says:

    Thank you for the great pictures and the awesome XShot use suggestions. Loved the “Walk the Dog” and “Periscope”!!