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Me and My Best Boy

Posted By: Lesley

Me and My Best Boy - 01/18/12 01:50 PM

I decided to try the self timer on my camera, first time since owning DSLRs for 9 years....


Posted By: Jim Garvie

Re: Me and My Best Boy - 01/19/12 03:51 PM

Pretty boy, Lesley. I've never used the self-timer because I can't control where the dog is looking even when I'm in the photo so I have a long-cord shutter release as well as a wireless one. That way, I can bait the dog I'm with and take the photo when the dog's look/expression is right where I want it to be. Here's a sample of one I did with Rowdy for a profile page.



Take care,

Jim
Posted By: Lesley

Re: Me and My Best Boy - 01/19/12 04:41 PM

I thought about the cable release, but I have a short cord, not a long cord. Next time if I put his ball where I want him to look that will do the trick. It was a first attempt impromptu moment which was great for learning how to do it better next time. Thanks for the tips.
Posted By: Jim Garvie

Re: Me and My Best Boy - 01/19/12 11:33 PM

Roll the ball so he looks out and not just down. You can get very inexpensive wireless shutter releases on eBay.

Jim
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