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    Just curious, when you are outside either alone or with your gf/wife, and wanting to take photo of yourself/yourselves, do you:
    1. Set up a tripod / gorillapod
    2. Simply place camera on table / floor
    3. Reverse & point the camera at yourself at arm length
    4. Always look for a stranger to take for you
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    Quote Originally Posted by sin77 View Post
    Just curious, when you are outside either alone or with your gf/wife, and wanting to take photo of yourself/yourselves, do you:
    1. Set up a tripod / gorillapod
    2. Simply place camera on table / floor
    3. Reverse & point the camera at yourself at arm length
    4. Always look for a stranger to take for you
    Flip the LCD forward to face us. Or just option 4
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    I've seen people also using those funny looking things.. Something like a monopod, which basically allows you to "extend" your arm so that the self-portrait won't be that tight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sin77 View Post
    Just curious, when you are outside either alone or with your gf/wife, and wanting to take photo of yourself/yourselves, do you:
    1. Set up a tripod / gorillapod
    2. Simply place camera on table / floor
    3. Reverse & point the camera at yourself at arm length
    4. Always look for a stranger to take for you
    option 2, set timer and run like hell

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    Not applicable to me. Why would I take photo of myself? I have already seen my face every time when I brush my teeth, comb my hair, shave, etc. No need photo to remind me how I look.
    A true photograph need not be explained, nor can it be contained in words.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dreaming View Post
    option 2, set timer and run like hell
    You can use remote trigger
    I eats, shoots & leaves

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    Quote Originally Posted by sin77
    Just curious, when you are outside either alone or with your gf/wife, and wanting to take photo of yourself/yourselves, do you:
    1. Set up a tripod / gorillapod
    2. Simply place camera on table / floor
    3. Reverse & point the camera at yourself at arm length
    4. Always look for a stranger to take for you
    make sure you ask a senior citizen or someone whom you think will run slower than you if you ask stranger to take picture for you (option 4). Make sure they don't run away with your camera. It happened to my friend, chase after the guy but end up vomited half way through the chasing.

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    my gf complains that we have too few photos together. I guess this happens to many of us who like to take photos but not in the photos

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    Quote Originally Posted by sin77 View Post
    4. Always look for a stranger to take for you
    Look around for Kei.

    She is always somewhere around to shoot for you.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    Flip the LCD forward to face us. Or just option 4
    For me when i flip my screen and shoot, the face always look distorted with pincushion effect.

    Ask strangers I am too shy.

    I might just buy a small tripod to setup my G3 (m4/3).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sito82 View Post
    my gf complains that we have too few photos together. I guess this happens to many of us who like to take photos but not in the photos
    Same here. Both of us are photographers but always not in photos.

    Couple shots? I can count by my fingers.

    Our photos on electronic photo frame at home always individual shots only.
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    Are your arms that short? People have taken self portraits for ages with any camera. Just turn it about 180 and press the shutter. That's how I do it for the last 15 years.
    Last edited by ageha; 11th December 2012 at 05:33 PM.

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    Default Re: Taking photos of yourself

    i train my daughter to do it

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    Quote Originally Posted by ageha
    Are your arms that short? People have taken self portraits for ages with any camera. Just turn it about 180 and press the shutter. That's how I do it for the last 15 years.
    Some people find it difficult when using the 70-200mm f2.8
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    Quote Originally Posted by bonrya View Post
    Some people find it difficult when using the 70-200mm f2.8
    I've found it harder with the 400L.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brapodam View Post
    I've found it harder with the 400L.
    thats weird, i easily do self portrait with my 500L. just extend out ur hands, turn the camera and lens to face u and then shoot --> not tough rite?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bonrya View Post

    Some people find it difficult when using the 70-200mm f2.8
    Who takes self-portraits with a 70-200mm lens? Do you shoot yourself for a magazine? ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ageha

    Who takes self-portraits with a 70-200mm lens? Do you shoot yourself for a magazine? ;-)
    You'll be surprised how many do try..
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    Quote Originally Posted by devilry View Post
    thats weird, i easily do self portrait with my 500L. just extend out ur hands, turn the camera and lens to face u and then shoot --> not tough rite?
    I'm not a bodybuilder. In fact I'm rather skinny. 400L is the limit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ageha View Post
    Are your arms that short? People have taken self portraits for ages with any camera. Just turn it about 180 and press the shutter. That's how I do it for the last 15 years.
    Those with short arms can use a stick.

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