Self-portraits

Started Aug 24, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Tandaina
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Self-portraits
Aug 24, 2012

I had fun on the beach this last week. One of my goals was to create a self portrait in the ocean. Issues? I was alone. No one to trigger the camera for me, and I discovered just how limited the range is on the remote commander.

10 second self timer doesn't really give a lot of control and requires running back to the camera every dang shot. So I used my iPhone with Trigger Trap app (and his hardware to connect the camera and phone). Had it do 10 exposures in a row.

The result. (a900 + Minolta 20mm 2.8 + ND & GND filters) f13 & 8 sec. exposure

The 20mm focal length made everything very far away and small. Unfortunately any less wide and good luck getting yourself in the shot without a spotter. Over all quite happy with the result, will try a similar shot next time I'm there and be sure to bring a spotter (hubby) so I can play with a more regular portrait lens!

Who else has made onlookers scratch their head in confusion getting your ideal self portrait? Share?
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