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Photo Tips Friday: Sharp Self-Portraits
My daughters and I love taking self-portraits with my dslr camera. Sometimes though, it can be challenging to get the shot in focus. Here are three simple ways to achieve sharp images while taking a self-portrait with a dslr.
2. If your camera has “Live View” switch it on. This will help you see what is in your view finder, and will help you to toggle your area of focus to the correct spot as well. If it does not have a live view option, simply look through your view finder to determine that it is properly set up. While you’re there, check to be sure your exposure is correct.
3. Hold your hand out to be a place holder for your body. At the same time, press your shutter release button half-way to focus. If the camera is too far away from where you will be sitting, place your child in your spot. If you don’t have a child available, use anything- a stuffed animal, the back of a chair, anything that is close enough to your height. Take a test shot.
Once you have taken your test shot, you will know if your image is sharp and properly framed and exposed. If not, repeat steps 1-3! If it is ready, you can set the self-timer and hop into position!
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