Self portrait in front of weeds.

kathyt

Been spending a lot of time on here!
Joined
Oct 11, 2012
Messages
3,759
Reaction score
1,887
Can others edit my Photos
Photos OK to edit
These are hard. Disregard the wireless remote. Very hard to fire the wireless. I liked the timer a lot better. Very hard to focus using a shallow DOF. Interesting experiment.
$me-1.jpg
 

Designer

Been spending a lot of time on here!
Joined
Apr 13, 2012
Messages
18,505
Reaction score
4,852
Location
Iowa
Can others edit my Photos
Photos OK to edit
Yea, I've got one like that of me and my wife. The next shot I set it to a 2-second delay so the remote wasn't in the frame.
 

Eclectix

TPF Noob!
Joined
Aug 8, 2013
Messages
209
Reaction score
70
Location
Colorado, USA
Website
500px.com
Can others edit my Photos
Photos OK to edit
Yea, I've got one like that of me and my wife. The next shot I set it to a 2-second delay so the remote wasn't in the frame.

So you used the remote AND a two second delay? Sounds like a good idea. I was going to say that if the remote was in your other hand it would not have been visible, but then perhaps it would not have pointed straight enough at the camera to trigger the shutter? All around I like this photograph, although I'm not very adept at portrait photography so take that for what it's worth. The background looks very nice, except for that sliver of bluish light at the top.
 

ronlane

What's next?
Joined
Aug 3, 2012
Messages
10,207
Reaction score
4,934
Location
Mustang Oklahoma
Website
www.lane-images.com
Can others edit my Photos
Photos OK to edit
These are hard. Disregard the wireless remote. Very hard to fire the wireless. I liked the timer a lot better. Very hard to focus using a shallow DOF. Interesting experiment.

I agree, the hardest part for me is getting the focus. On my T3i, I can use the wireless with a delay, it give me time to hide the remote. (But that may be the difference of a beginner and a pro camera) I'm not lucky to have a mk iii.
 

amolitor

TPF Noob!
Joined
May 18, 2012
Messages
6,320
Reaction score
2,131
Location
Virginia
Can others edit my Photos
Photos OK to edit
I always focus on a little tiny ultralight light stand I have around, which I use for pretty much no other purpose. Then I find my mark, and stand on it.

Then take a few exposures, because that's only good for +/- an inch or so.
 

paigew

Been spending a lot of time on here!
Joined
Nov 15, 2011
Messages
3,855
Reaction score
1,793
Location
Texas (Hill Country)
Website
www.paigewilks.com
Can others edit my Photos
Photos NOT OK to edit
I read a tip recently to set it to take multiple shots (with one button press). Press remote then drop it for the additional shots.
 

Designer

Been spending a lot of time on here!
Joined
Apr 13, 2012
Messages
18,505
Reaction score
4,852
Location
Iowa
Can others edit my Photos
Photos OK to edit
Yea, I've got one like that of me and my wife. The next shot I set it to a 2-second delay so the remote wasn't in the frame.

So you used the remote AND a two second delay?

That is just one of the modes one may select with the remote. I was taking a full-length shot of a middle-age couple, and the first shot showed the little light of the remote.
 

Derrel

Mr. Rain Cloud
Joined
Jul 23, 2009
Messages
48,227
Reaction score
18,929
Location
USA
Website
www.pbase.com
Can others edit my Photos
Photos OK to edit
I don't mind the remote in the photo. It subtly tells the viewer the photo is a self-portrait. Holding the remote is kind of an accepted visual trope...I mean...it says, "I have a high-tech remote release for my modern camera." It's the new, modern version of the 20 foot long air bulb release!
 
OP
kathyt

kathyt

Been spending a lot of time on here!
Joined
Oct 11, 2012
Messages
3,759
Reaction score
1,887
Can others edit my Photos
Photos OK to edit
These are hard. Disregard the wireless remote. Very hard to fire the wireless. I liked the timer a lot better. Very hard to focus using a shallow DOF. Interesting experiment.

I agree, the hardest part for me is getting the focus. On my T3i, I can use the wireless with a delay, it give me time to hide the remote. (But that may be the difference of a beginner and a pro camera) I'm not lucky to have a mk iii.
I have no clue what I am doing with this remote thing. I pretty much had to hold it straight out to get it to fire. It kinda sucked. It may have other options. I need to look at the manual.
 

TimothyJinx

No longer a newbie, moving up!
Joined
Jan 29, 2013
Messages
598
Reaction score
264
Location
Kentucky
Website
www.timothymillerphotography.com
Can others edit my Photos
Photos OK to edit
Actually, the hardest part for me is looking at the picture once I've taken it. :)

I always focus on a little tiny ultralight light stand I have around, which I use for pretty much no other purpose. Then I find my mark, and stand on it.

Then take a few exposures, because that's only good for +/- an inch or so.

This is exactly how I've done it but I've never been able to achieve really sharp focus. But then I haven't tried too many times.
 

Designer

Been spending a lot of time on here!
Joined
Apr 13, 2012
Messages
18,505
Reaction score
4,852
Location
Iowa
Can others edit my Photos
Photos OK to edit
I pretty much had to hold it straight out to get it to fire.

They seem to have a narrow beam, so it needs to be pointed right at the camera.
 

DarkShadow

Birdographer
Supporting Member
Joined
Mar 24, 2013
Messages
8,797
Reaction score
4,890
Location
Connecticut
Can others edit my Photos
Photos NOT OK to edit
It's even harder with a wired trigger like mine thats so short your face would be almost planted in the front glass element.Nice shot,nice color.Now looking at a pretty face, who is going to nit over the wireless trigger.
 
OP
kathyt

kathyt

Been spending a lot of time on here!
Joined
Oct 11, 2012
Messages
3,759
Reaction score
1,887
Can others edit my Photos
Photos OK to edit
It's even harder with a wired trigger like mine thats so short your face would be almost planted in the front glass element.Nice shot,nice color.Now looking at a pretty face, who is going to nit over the wireless trigger.
Thank you!
 

Most reactions

ClickASnap

New Topics

Top