Self-Portrait

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  1. ronlane

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    It's better to set the focus to a spot and then turn the focus to manual and that will solve this issue and then you can use self timer or remote with no issues.

    Trying to do selfies at really wide appertures is really not a good idea because of the shallow DoF. Use something like 5.6 or 8.0.


     
  2. paigew

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    It's super tricky! But I have done them pretty wide, if not wide open! I'll have to check my files...when we have power

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    Don't use that "p" word! We are going to get that storm tonight. Wish you had kept it out west.
     
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    We haven't had water since Friday. And are having only 8-10 hrs of power a day right now. Hopefully you guys handle the storm better than central texas.

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    Both my kids lost power with the ice storm we had Saturday for 2 days, this will be round 2.
     
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    Stay warm.

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    Out West? I'm out west and it was beautiful and sunny today!!!
    We don't have cold problems, well, actually we do...., tonight it's supposed to get down to 37 degrees..., BRRR!
    But we do get blackouts for heat or wind and they've been for as long as 4 days! So last year we installed a generator that automatically turns on if there's a power outage!
    But I do wish a lot of the country good luck and stay safe, on both fronts!
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    Well in North Carolina anything beyond Nashville is considered "out west". lol
     
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    I figured as much .

    We kept power all night last night! But we are out of water now and the entire town is too. Even the refill stations are out! Started snowing again this morning and hasn't stopped. I feel like this has never ever ever happened here before looking forward to the thaw tomorrow and hopefully getting water back. I hope your kids are safe and warm!

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    Sorry to get off track! For informational purposes, these are my self portraits. I rarely share them with anyone...hello anxiety! So here you go :)

    f3.5....I leaned a broom up on the stool and got my focus there, then pushed it out of the way when I went to sit down.
    paigewilks.com-42.jpg
    f2.2, grabbed focus on a piece of grass and tried to remember which one as I ran to sit down :p
    paigewilks.com-44.jpg

    f3.5 (had help here, focused on my son the had him step out)
    paigewilks.com-47.jpg
     
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    I am assuming you are using a DSLR and shooting indoors. Once you have your background, lights and exposure set up, you can use a wireless trigger and tether the camera to a laptop using a program like DigiCamControl, it is free, in the Live View mode. This way you can see what the camera is seeing so you can compose properly. I use this program all the time when I shoot portraits and have the camera tethered to the lapt0p. It is a lot better than trusting the LCD on the back of the camera and you do not have to move to see what the finished image looks like.
     
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    if you have a Canon camera check out the Canon Connect app, you can use wifi with a cell phone and it supports liveview with some models.

    @paigew those shots are great!
     
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