Monday, September 7, 2009

Lesson #6: Self-Timer--due September 20th

3, 2, 1, Snap!

  • Use the self-timer to capture self-portraits.
  • When using the self-timer, first depress the shutter button halfway to lock focus and exposure. Then fully depress the shutter-release button to trigger the timer.
  • When the shutter-button is pressed, the photo-taker must hurry into position…hopefully before the shutter goes off.
  • Many digital cameras let you select the time it takes for the self-timer to release the shutter, usually between two and 10 seconds.
  • A tripod comes in very handy when using the self-timer. If you don't have a tripod, you will need to find a level surface to rest your camera.
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