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Using Android phone as wireless viewfinder for my Canon DSLR?

I am thinking about buying a 1300D and taking some photos with it. I am thinking of climbing to the Mount Sipylus and taking photos of myself just like the expedition photos of history (which always ...
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How to avoid perspective distortion when taking selfies?

I'm looking for an affordable way to avoid perspective distortion when taking selfies. I know the best way to avoid this would be taking a portrait with a DSLR with a 200mm-ish lens from 8 ft away, ...
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Should I horizontally flip a selfie image before posting online?

I took a picture of myself simply using my phone's rear camera selfie style. Obviously my face is flipped. So should I post it as is, or should I flip it first since everyone else sees my face that ...
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Program for self portrait technique, face profile

I am Martin. I am not famous. I am a regular man. I want to get one good photo of my face. Which technique will give me good results? I want to use software that makes my picture seems like ...
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One-way mirror for self-portrait?

I'm trying to get the best self-portrait possible, and the problem I'm running into is that to see the portait as you are shooting it (assuming a tethered DSLR setup or equivalent), you need to avert ...
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Cropped frame sensor cameras, what lens do I need for taking portraits close to the face?

For cropped frame sensor cameras, what lens would work best for taking portraits close to the face? If the focal length is approximately 2 ft between the subject and the camera, what lens would work ...
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Why does my forehead look big in pictures vs. reality? [closed]

My forehead in reality is small—normal. Everyone I ask tells me it is normal, not big. In photos it seems too big—not even normal. I am a man. My hairstyle doesn't hide the forehead, it is up. Why in ...
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Difference in photographs and real life?

So im new to photography. I was wondering, is there a difference in how our pictures appear in, say a selfie click (from the back camera, not front) and how we look in real life. I know the mirror ...
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Who owns the copyright to photos I arranged but had someone else take?

I want to apply for an exhibition with a series of photos of myself. I did all the set-ups, framing and choosing the space and everything was done with my camera. However I had my friend take the ...
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Is it possible to take a self-portrait using a flip rotatable screen DSLR involving the hand ONLY?

Is it possible to take a self-portrait using a flip rotatable screen DSLR for example, like Nikon D5200 and involving the hand ONLY? I haven't found much research on this on the internet so was ...
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Mirror Picture Set Up

I test a lot of beauty products and give advice to other women about my experience. I would like to take a photo of me looking in the mirror using the products. So basically the picture will show the ...
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Best selfie pose

I have tried various poses taking selfies, but I'm not getting a good result. Can anyone suggest poses to get the best picture?
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How can I take a professional self-portrait?

I'm a novice photographer. I own a Canon EOS 100D and want to take a picture like this one of myself. Apart from a tripod, remote controller, tether cable, and a laptop, what else do I need to set up ...
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How do selfie sticks integrate with digital cameras?

I want to understand how a selfie stick works with Digital Cameras. What I understand (and please correct me if I am wrong) is that the camera will hav a tripod mount where the selfie stick will be ...
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How can I get correct focus when taking a self portrait with a DSLR?

Recently I purchased a Canon Rebel T5. I'm a high school student so this was in my budget. I enjoy taking picture of myself and putting them on Instagram... taking photos for my friends' parties and ...
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Can I live view my Nikon D3200 via laptop/ tablet etc? [duplicate]

I am wanting to take self portraits using my Nikon D3200 and was wondering is there a way I can stream the live view through a laptop, tablet or some other screen? I want to have the screen facing ...
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How much skill and effort (in the process of taking a photo) is needed to have copyright over it? [closed]

In the recent monkey selfie discussion, seems that the point about copyright is that who takes the photo owns the copyright. Other questions are also related to this: Can someone take a picture of ...
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28mm vs. 24mm (wide angle) for selfies?

I know that selfies are an "evil" of this generation, and you're never going to get a good picture when taking one of yourself, let alone when you are unable to compose it bc you can't see the ...
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Small bedroom studio, what type of lighting for portraits?

I have a study which I use for a studio. Effective space is about 6x9 feet. Celling hight is only 7.5 feet tall. I usually take portraits (mostly self portraits) in the studio. Walls are white and the ...
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What is the best way to take photographs of myself? [closed]

One thing always comes to my mind: if I am a good photographer, I can't take my own photographs! Only other people can take my photograph. Can anybody suggest the best way to take self photographs, ...
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How can I make my Coolpix focus after I'm in place for a time-delayed self portrait?

I have a Nikon Coolpix S9100 camera I am trying to take few self-portraits by setting the self-timer and then going in front of the camera, however all the pictures come out very blurry. I am aware ...
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How can I create a self-portrait time-lapse montage? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I hold my face in the same place for a month long daily self-portrait? I'm aiming for something like Noah Kalina and others have and are creating, and apps and ...
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What alternatives are there to a selfie stick for self-portraits while traveling?

I am going to be traveling on my own in China for a month and I don't want to ask locals to take photos for me. I have heard about this product a long long time ago: http://xshot.com/products/pocket-...
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How do you take a self-portrait similar to what you see in the mirror?

To take a good self-portrait, I'd look in the mirror, see the expression/angle/light I like, and... fail to capture it. Any tips on exposure, positioning of the camera (e.g. relative to the eyes), ...
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How to create a sparkle in the eyes of a portrait shot?

In this photograph I have been told, that the eyes are looking like "black pools", which I do realize now. What should be an ideal placement of ONE artificial light source (lamp/flash), so that eyes ...
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How to focus manually on the eyes, for a self portrait without a remote?

Any out of box idea to manually focus on the eyes, for a self portrait? I do have a tripod and the camera has a timer too. Camera: Canon Powershot SX210 IS
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How to take self portraits without a remote?

How can I take a self-portrait without using a remote? My camera is a Canon Powershot SX210 IS. I do not have a remote, but I do have a tripod.
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How can I get a 'touristy' photo of myself when travelling alone?

I'll shortly be travelling to new york and staying with a friend (but mostly touring on my own). As much as I enjoy regular photography my only regret from my last holiday is that I didn't have any ...
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How do I take a good portrait for a CV or resume?

I would like to do a photo for my CV, and I was wondering of what I can do to make it look the best. What are the important aspects to keep in mind? Specifically: Focal length Lighting Background ...
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How to precisely focus in self-portraiture with very wide aperture?

I've been trying to take some self-portraits, but I often have to struggle with the auto/manual focus. I don't miss by a lot, but I really want sharp focus in the eyes. I'm using a 50mm/1.8 around 2/...
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When doing portraits, how to get serious insightful expressions?

Professional models know how to produce such expression at photographer command, normal people don't. Still good photographer are able to get it from famous actors/politicians/sportsmen. I've been ...
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How can I best pose myself for a headshot self-portrait?

I need to do some headshots of myself for a gig I have coming up. My initial thought was to use a plain light background (as you see in many studio shots), but I've had some advice to use a dark ...