I bought a selfie stick from the Pound Shop. It cost me a pound.
It has an extendable handle and, at the top, a phone grip.
You can remove the top grip from the extendable handle.
This allows you to play – I have a bendy flexy camera tripod that I attached to the phone grip – and voila, I have a phone tripod!
Notice that the bottom of the small camera has a tripod screw – well that is standard, and the extending handle fits!
I tried it on a proper SLR, and it fits, but it’s not really strong enough to trust with a pound shop extendable handle for a selfie-stick!
Still, it was worth a try!
The children can now use the flexy tripod thing to attach their smartphones to their bicycles and film away – or they can just take selfies. I like that I can extend the small family camera as the quality is better than a phone, and I plan to wade out into the sea on the holidays, filming from above in HD.
What do you think? Any other suggestions?