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Yep, my SOP is balancing my smartphone on the arm of a chair, setting a timer, and stepping back far enough to hope that I'm mostly in the frame.

My Dad's big into photography and lives pretty close by, so when I want a more respectable set of photos I'll stop over and he'll do a shoot.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Duke Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 Jan 2019 at 1:29pm
Originally posted by CSL CSL wrote:

That app you mentioned sounds useful.

I'm mostly just using the iPhone on 10 second timer method although I'm rarely happy with the results.

With my 'proper camera' I use manual focus lenses so that makes things more tricky. One of these days I expect  I'll break down & strap on the auto focus kit lens & think "why didn't I just do this in the first place?...".



It’s an app specific to the camera (brand) - I never even thought that there might be generic versions so maybe worth exploring.

Before I could remotely control the camera I used to carry a collapsible lighting stand and put that in the position I wanted to stand so I could focus the camera manually. The app is fine albeit a little limited.

JW, I suspect many folk use their phones now - the inbuilt cameras are really very decent.

I guess things also depend on what you’re trying to show in the pic.
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I use a Nikon SLR. Just shove it on a tripod and set the self timer. The camera will autofocus on whatever is in front of it when you press the shutter, so I learnt early on to not stand close to it and then walk further away. Out of focus!

That's why there is always something (a wall, perhaps) immediately behind me - summat for the autofocus to use.Like this:




I generally frame up the pic (get rid of my ugly mug) with photoshop.


Thanks to the mention from Duke, I have just found an android app to control the camera. Nice one - I'll maybe use that in future.

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