Getting myself in focus for self portrait shots

Started Dec 12, 2012 | Questions thread
iGirl
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Re: Getting myself in focus for self portrait shots
In reply to Arun Padakandla, Dec 31, 2012

On a tripod - Set to manual focus and use a stand in - or object (cardboard box or something) sitting in the place where you will sit to get the focus right - then use the self-timer!

Or you could also measure a focal length to one object point nearby set with MF and then rotate the head and recompose without refocusing putting your face that exact same distance from the lens.  A simple fabric tape measure or even a string will do this nicely as an aid.

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