Discussion in 'Beyond the Basics' started by danalec99, Apr 5, 2004.
How do we take a self-portrait?
Self-timer or cable release.
I thought so.
Or just hold out your arm and reverse the camera...I have a few pages of vacation photos of myself taken that way. I have a friend who's best vacations shots are of him & his girlfriend taken at arms length.
OK, so I'm drunk in most of the photos, but it's still an easy way to get a self portrait.
Self timer wide lens..... lots and lots of poses.... lol its funny how much silly faces you can make while taking a self portrait. LOL I know better now
There's the ever popular mirror! 8)
Mine are usually out of focus when I try that way. I don't think my arm is long enough to get the minimum distance away.
What are you a T-REX?
What ever the tech, always keep in mind that self portraits are mandatory in artistic development. Personally I shoot at least one every 6 months.
Now, that's a scary thought. I've never taken one. It just seems so... boring. A picture of myself. I figured I'd have that as a class assignment at one point or another, but never did - figured I dodged that bullet. Now I feel like I almost have to. :?
I think that this is a great idea. I'm going to start today. I'm doing a great job of documenting my world around me, but I've forgotton to document myself! And my family has stopped taking pics when I'm around, because they know I've got it covered (and it bugs the crap out of some of them anyway).
If you have a standard cable release socket you can get long cable releases. I have a modern built release that is a rubber bulb that you squeeze just like the old school releases; it's about 8 feet long.
Also I'm sure that many modern cameras have IR remote shutter operation, or accessories available.
With the 10D, you can trigger it with your laptop via a USB cable. Talk about overkill.
"That's one mighty fancy remote you've got there, sonny!"
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