Up until now I’ve been pretty lucky at being able to find a willing volunteer to take my blog photos for me. However, I feel guilty regularly demanding my friends to march out into the cold/wind/rain with me and wait patiently whilst I primp and preen trying to find the perfect pose and bark orders as to how they should take the shot. I thought it was best for everyone involved if I got myself a tripod and remote control shutter release to attempt to take my photos solo. So many bloggers seem to accomplish this task with no issues whatsoever, so I figured it really must be very simple, right?
|The tripod. Cat not included.|
|Only decent necklace shot I managed to get. Sans tripod.|
I’ve also attempted using only the timer on my camera (without the remote control), however encountered focusing problems: obviously it can’t focus on ME if I’M behind the camera trying to adjust the focus! Do I need a lifesize cardboard cutout of myself to zoom in on, then fling it out of the way whilst I leap into its place before the timer has finished its countdown? What’s a novice blogger supposed to do?? Any hints or tips would be VERY welcome.