April 25, 2011

Reading. Laughter. And ...

a remote shutter release :-).

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You can tell the frames in which Littlest Dude was controlling the shutter by his huge smile while he looks right. at. the. camera. ;-)

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Some dear friends blessed me with this nifty gift for my birthday. It's taking some mental gymnastics for me to re-arrange my thinking regarding self-portraits. I've been shooting myself at arms-length for so long that I forget I can put myself in the picture in other ways.

So my tip of the week: buy yourself a cheapie remote shutter. And get in the picture. It's fun, easy, and you'll thank yourself in the future. :-)

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10 comments:

Tracy P. said...

Those are MORE than priceless, Susan!! When my kids were preschoolers I took them to a studio for a session, and brought a book along for me to read to them. It was one that always made them giggle. This was exactly what I envisioned. The photographer was UTTERLY unable to get one decent shot.

stephanie wind said...

I <3 my remote shutter - and my boys do too! They just aren't as good as hiding it from view like your son is!

AlyGatr said...

I just love this storyboard. It makes me want to add a remote shutter to the top of my wishlist. I rarely get in shots and now I know I need to get into them more often!

Kristin said...

Hee! Love the photos - very much fun. I bought one a while back but it's still sitting on my desk in the box, you've inspired me to open it up :)

Kristin

Christina (fivewalkers) said...

So so so so fun! What an awesome collage of memories! :)

Jennifer Bowen said...

Beautiful set, Susan! Your son looks like he's enjoying this fun experiment with you. Glad you're able to find another way to do self-portraits. Maybe I should invest in a remote shutter release. =) Btw, is your aperture set to wide open or narrower?

Skeller said...

Tracy - I'm sooo bummed with you that your photographer failed to deliver what you envisioned!

Do it, Jen! (it's pretty cheap, considering what camera equipment can cost). I was shooting with my 35mm lens, stopped down to f/3.5. After I set it up and grabbed the focus, I turned it to manual focus (so it would keep shooting instead of trying to grab a new focus if we moved).

Leslie said...

I bought and still haven't used it.... I will pull it out today and try.....
sweet shots Susan.

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Jennifer Bowen said...

Awesome tip about the manual focus, Susan! Makes a lot of sense. I'll definitely remember that one. Thanks so much.

Melissa Stover said...

i love those! i love my remote clicker and my kids do too. they always have the biggest grin when they get to be the operator. so fun!