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09/03/2006 11:13:14 AM · #1
This might be an odd question. How does one take a self portrait of ones self? I have a Rebel XT, wireless remote and tripod but how do you get the camera to be in sharp focus on the eyes. The remote is triggered in manual focus mode. So doesn't someone have to compose the photo for you? Can someone detail how they have done it?

Thank you.
09/03/2006 11:16:23 AM · #2
Here's my trick. I put a light stand where I plan to be... focus the camera on that - then lock the remote open or set the timer and go stand where the light stand was :)
09/03/2006 11:17:52 AM · #3
others (not me) get someone to do it for them... then they click the remote
09/03/2006 11:18:05 AM · #4
Yeah I put something there, manual focus on it, then run back and forth 50 times until I get 'the' shot.
09/03/2006 11:20:53 AM · #5
I use a remote controller, focus, and try, try again.
09/03/2006 11:22:51 AM · #6
Originally posted by routerguy666:

Yeah I put something there, manual focus on it, then run back and forth 50 times until I get 'the' shot.


Ditto
09/03/2006 11:24:45 AM · #7
Originally posted by jaded_youth:

Originally posted by routerguy666:

Yeah I put something there, manual focus on it, then run back and forth 50 times until I get 'the' shot.


Ditto


Sounds about right! :oP
09/03/2006 12:33:39 PM · #8
Originally posted by jaded_youth:

Originally posted by routerguy666:

Yeah I put something there, manual focus on it, then run back and forth 50 times until I get 'the' shot.

Ditto

Ditto ditto :D
09/03/2006 12:46:03 PM · #9
I do it backwards. I setup the tripod but donít attach the camera. Then I take the camera with me and get into pose. Focus on the tripod head, then take the camera and mount it on the tripod taking care not to knock the focus ring.
09/03/2006 12:48:33 PM · #10
Originally posted by zardoz:

I do it backwards. I setup the tripod but donít attach the camera. Then I take the camera with me and get into pose. Focus on the tripod head, then take the camera and mount it on the tripod taking care not to knock the focus ring.


that's clever!
09/03/2006 01:29:47 PM · #11
Originally posted by JEFFJSB:

This might be an odd question. How does one take a self portrait of ones self? I have a Rebel XT, wireless remote and tripod but how do you get the camera to be in sharp focus on the eyes. The remote is triggered in manual focus mode. So doesn't someone have to compose the photo for you? Can someone detail how they have done it?

Thank you.

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