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    How do you all aim and shoot? I know it sounds kinda stupid but I find it hard to compose my shots. Haha
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    Quote Originally Posted by billheng View Post
    How do you all aim and shoot? I know it sounds kinda stupid but I find it hard to compose my shots. Haha
    With regards to the gear listed in your signature?
    Will be quite tough to hold with outstretched hand and shoot
    Best is to use tripod and pre-focusing (to the spot where you'll be standing) in manual focus, then timer/remote.
    There was a thread recently about this. TS was asking about taking self-portraits for modelling clothes for her blogshop. Similar case.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZerocoolAstra

    With regards to the gear listed in your signature?
    Will be quite tough to hold with outstretched hand and shoot
    Best is to use tripod and pre-focusing (to the spot where you'll be standing) in manual focus, then timer/remote.
    There was a thread recently about this. TS was asking about taking self-portraits for modelling clothes for her blogshop. Similar case.
    I used the tripod but the hard part was getting the focus right haha. Is it? I will find it to read about it. Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights
    Thank you!
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    Default Re: Self potraits! Need help

    if u can adjust ur eyes to see through the lens of the camera, when taking self portrait, u can sometime see the AF focus point. for me i got try once before using the af point to auto focus, find the af point through the lens and take a photo. turned out ok...

    its abit lame. but yea it worked for me

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    Default Re: Self potraits! Need help

    Quote Originally Posted by allenleonhart View Post
    if u can adjust ur eyes to see through the lens of the camera, when taking self portrait, u can sometime see the AF focus point. for me i got try once before using the af point to auto focus, find the af point through the lens and take a photo. turned out ok...

    its abit lame. but yea it worked for me
    Wah. Bionic eyes? Didn't know that could be done.
    But that means using AF and remote?
    Exploring! :)

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    You can set to manual focusing on the spot you are standing/sitting (maybe put a teddy bear in your place) and then just use remote/cable release.

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