Focussing a self portrait.

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Focussing a self portrait.

Post by kevinlowe » Fri Jul 08, 2011 1:48 pm

What's the best way to focus a self portrait if there's no-one else about to stand where you're planning on standing, and you're using the camera's self timer?

I had an idea this morning for the forum comp (last minute, I know). I tried to give it a go, but as you can see it went wrong and my face is all out of focus (no comments that it's an improvement, please :-d )
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Re: Focussing a self portrait.

Post by John » Fri Jul 08, 2011 2:28 pm

Nice idea.

Put something where you are going to stand. Manually focus on that. Remove it. Operate camera and move into position.
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Re: Focussing a self portrait.

Post by PhilipHowe » Fri Jul 08, 2011 3:41 pm

I have a remote shutter you can half press to focus and then all the way to take it, but, agree with john. Get a tripod, hang a t-shirt on it, focus and then continue.

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