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leedaniel
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leedaniel
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What’s the best way to take a picture of yourself? It’s always such a clumsy ordeal taking pictures of myself. Friends and other strangers have no idea how to use my camera, or they don’t get the concept of “push the button half way, focus, then push all the way in.”
With tripod and self timer, I hate standing there waiting for it. I get all antsy and it makes me pose strangely. Lots of trial and error.
How does everyone on here do it?

posted over 6 years ago
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whitedayburnday
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whitedayburnday
posts: 91

I have this problem too!
I dont have a tripod so I have to find like the perfect spot to set my camera…
but if i asked my family to take a pic of me I would feel awkward!
Im kind of nervous to post pictures of what I wear too just because I dunno _

posted about 6 years ago
 
oddbird
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oddbird
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Being an art student is nice because I have a couple photographer friends at hand. I usually get them to take my picture, and they get to use them for their art as well. If they’re not around I usually get my boyfriend.

posted about 6 years ago
 
thesundaybest
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thesundaybest
posts: 8

@sooshi – you’re dating someone who hates taking pictures of you?
self-timer. there’s no one here but little ol’ me.

posted about 6 years ago
 
annabel
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annabel
posts: 13

i prop my camera on the windowsill and use self timer!!

posted about 6 years ago
 
jamice
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jamice
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i use a self timer, although i don’t have a tripod.. instead i balance my camera on this cd rack cabinet that i have. kinda awkward.. although it works!

posted about 6 years ago
 
taghrid
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taghrid
posts: 8

usually i use my mini tripod (wanna be joby) but my pictures come out best when i have a real person take them. so i enslave my little sister (muahaha evil laugh) and make her take them.
you just have to find the right person to do it!

posted about 6 years ago
 
magenta
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magenta
posts: 45

sometimes i stand on my toilet and take “full length” pictures of myself, but then i wind up looking cross eyed in the picture because i’m looking at the back of my camera while i’m taking it. so i’d go with a self timer on a stack of books or a desk or something.

posted about 6 years ago
 
gabriellemc
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gabriellemc
posts: 7

i use self timer
but then i have always been a poser
:)
x

posted about 6 years ago
 
fashionispoison
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fashionispoison
posts: 36

bf and self timer

posted about 6 years ago
 
Stlife
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Stlife
posts: 11

Camera.selftimer.tripod.hallway.

posted about 6 years ago
 
Vief
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Vief
posts: 6

Tripod with timer [I still need a remote] or indeedy, the friend/boyfriend/sister/convenient person.
Usually boyfriend, because he somewhat knows how my camera works.

posted about 6 years ago
 
owleyeschloe
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owleyeschloe
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hmm for now i’ve used my computer’s photobooth, but it’s incredibly crappy so i think i’ll just do self-timer.

posted about 6 years ago
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