Can't find a model? Check the mirror!

posted on 20th of june, 2012
As another weekend approaches, another great photo idea pops into my mind. Only problem is, I need someone to model for this shot. Nobody is available, though. And that ad I've been meaning to put up on Craig's List didn't happen again this week. Ugh! What to do? Got it! I'll use my remote clicker and tripod and get in front of the camera myself. I'm not the best looking model, but a lot of the time buyers are looking for average people.

The best $30 I ever spent was on my remote clicker. Set your camera to click the shutter release 2 seconds after you click the remote. This gives you time to press the release and then reposition your hands so the remote is not visible.

And a grey card is a must have item, as well. This will allow you to meter on the card,...

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Posted by Davidwatmough on July 07, 2012
I have a few images here where I was my own model using a radio release but getting sharp focus on the eyes isnt easy requires many extra shots and its difficult to control ones expression when you are trying to get it right and frustrated by failure to start with. David
Posted by Mike2focus on June 26, 2012
Thanks again everyone for the kind comments! And the humor, Wisconsinart :-)
Posted by Chanevy on June 26, 2012
Great article. Thanks for the idea and the how tos!

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