Friday, April 18, 2014

How to DIY a Photoshoot with Self-Timer


I have previously shared some of my DIY Pregnancy Photoshoot that I self taken using my DSLR, & today, I'm going to share with you how I DIY the Photoshoot with the self timer function. If you haven't already know how, then read on. 

So, to get started, these are the stuffs that you'll need :

Camera, DSLR, digital camera, or even your mobile phone
Tripod (not a must, but it's best to have one)

Infrared remote controller (optional)


And that's it, if you have all of the above. Then you're good to go.  

Sounds easy? Yes, it's just that easy. Now, let's get the tutorial started!  

First step - position your camera
First step ♥ 
Choose your background/backdrop, where you want to shoot, & position your tripod accordingly. If you're not using a tripod, alternatively, you can place your camera at some other places that you can find, for instance, table, chair, iron board, cupboard, you can be very creative on this & think about where to place your camera, you can place the camera at almost any flat surface, you have to make sure this place is stable, so your camera is secured in place (so it wouldn't fall off).

Second step - camera settings

♥ Second step
Adjust the camera setting where applicable (lighting, ISO, shutter speed, etc). And most importantly, switch the camera shooting mode to "self-timer". Different camera's self-timer length may differ, some may be 2 seconds, 5 seconds, 10 seconds or more; additionally, some may allow you to choose single or burst shots. Always choose burst shots if it's available, it allows you to take multiple shots at one go.

It helps if you have a remote controller, you may take as much time as you want to to pose & get into the position you want to, & click on the controller to turn on the shutter whenever you're ready.

Third step - practice your pose
Third step
Practice your pose, again & again in front of the mirror, so you're familiarize with the pose, this would help you to be able to pose smoothly & quickly (as desired & how you would like to look like in the pictures) in that few seconds before the shutter turns on.

Fourth step - place an object at the spot you would like to focus on
Fourth step ♥ 
 Place an object to replace as you (it could be something tiny) on the spot that you want to focus on. This is necessary if you're shooting with a DSLR, because your camera won't be able to focus on something that is not there. If you're using a digital camera, then you may skip this step.


Final step - take as many shots as you can
Final step ♥ 
Start shooting, always take more shots that you think you need, so you have more shots available to choose later on when it comes to pictures editing. 

You might have to keep going back & forth to check the pictures that you have captured, and re-take again & again until you get that shot that gives you the right "feel". Don't be frustrated, keep calm, rest in between if you have to. This is very normal, as you can't see yourself through the viewfinder, you don't know what expressions & angles look best. 

Take a few more shots & slowly you'll be able to get the hang of it.

♥ 

Here they are, those are the simple tips that I have learned behind a self portrait photoshoot. It's actually kinda fun doing it, I have enjoyed every single bit of it. I hope you too would find the joy of doing it. 



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Friday, April 18, 2014

How to DIY a Photoshoot with Self-Timer

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I have previously shared some of my DIY Pregnancy Photoshoot that I self taken using my DSLR, & today, I'm going to share with you how I DIY the Photoshoot with the self timer function. If you haven't already know how, then read on. 

So, to get started, these are the stuffs that you'll need :

Camera, DSLR, digital camera, or even your mobile phone
Tripod (not a must, but it's best to have one)

Infrared remote controller (optional)


And that's it, if you have all of the above. Then you're good to go.  

Sounds easy? Yes, it's just that easy. Now, let's get the tutorial started!  

First step - position your camera
First step ♥ 
Choose your background/backdrop, where you want to shoot, & position your tripod accordingly. If you're not using a tripod, alternatively, you can place your camera at some other places that you can find, for instance, table, chair, iron board, cupboard, you can be very creative on this & think about where to place your camera, you can place the camera at almost any flat surface, you have to make sure this place is stable, so your camera is secured in place (so it wouldn't fall off).

Second step - camera settings

♥ Second step
Adjust the camera setting where applicable (lighting, ISO, shutter speed, etc). And most importantly, switch the camera shooting mode to "self-timer". Different camera's self-timer length may differ, some may be 2 seconds, 5 seconds, 10 seconds or more; additionally, some may allow you to choose single or burst shots. Always choose burst shots if it's available, it allows you to take multiple shots at one go.

It helps if you have a remote controller, you may take as much time as you want to to pose & get into the position you want to, & click on the controller to turn on the shutter whenever you're ready.

Third step - practice your pose
Third step
Practice your pose, again & again in front of the mirror, so you're familiarize with the pose, this would help you to be able to pose smoothly & quickly (as desired & how you would like to look like in the pictures) in that few seconds before the shutter turns on.

Fourth step - place an object at the spot you would like to focus on
Fourth step ♥ 
 Place an object to replace as you (it could be something tiny) on the spot that you want to focus on. This is necessary if you're shooting with a DSLR, because your camera won't be able to focus on something that is not there. If you're using a digital camera, then you may skip this step.


Final step - take as many shots as you can
Final step ♥ 
Start shooting, always take more shots that you think you need, so you have more shots available to choose later on when it comes to pictures editing. 

You might have to keep going back & forth to check the pictures that you have captured, and re-take again & again until you get that shot that gives you the right "feel". Don't be frustrated, keep calm, rest in between if you have to. This is very normal, as you can't see yourself through the viewfinder, you don't know what expressions & angles look best. 

Take a few more shots & slowly you'll be able to get the hang of it.

♥ 

Here they are, those are the simple tips that I have learned behind a self portrait photoshoot. It's actually kinda fun doing it, I have enjoyed every single bit of it. I hope you too would find the joy of doing it. 



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