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Advice on handing camera to someone else to take photos of me?

 
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Nov 10, 2017 10:26 |  #31

Assuming you are not always wanting to get such pictures in remote places, it is often no big deal to ask somebody walking around with a DSLR if he/she would mind taking a picture of you with your camera. I keep having people who ask me to do that when I walk about places tourists like to visit. And even language is rarely a barrier. Often people just meet you with a smile and a greeting and a few mimics do the rest.




  
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Nov 10, 2017 10:51 |  #32

Check the 2nd image at http://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1485067. If he can use a 1D, surely your wife can learn how to use a 5D!




  
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Nov 11, 2017 16:45 |  #33

I set one of the custom modes (like C1) to have settings that I think would generally work in most situations. For example, I would set non-back button focus, single shot, manual exposure with shutter speed around 1/200 and aperture around f/4 or f/5.6 and auto ISO. Then when I need to hand over the camera, I just say it works like a point and shoot.




  
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Nov 14, 2017 08:58 |  #34

Maybe like me, I have a hard time being still, gotta use tripod.




  
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Nov 14, 2017 10:04 |  #35

I once asked a friend to take a picture of my wife and me, and for the life of me I just could not make him do it right. He was pushing the shutter release button so vigorously that he jerked the whole camera. No explanation that he needed to press slowly, not to shake the camera, did not help. Granted, it was indoors, I could not raise the shutter speed. Eventually I just gave up.

And no, I could not have used a tripod or other technical help, it was on a travel.


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Nov 14, 2017 10:09 |  #36

Lbsimon wrote in post #18496171 (external link)
I once asked a friend to take a picture of my wife and me, and for the life of me I just could not make him do it right. He was pushing the shutter release button so vigorously that he jerked the whole camera. No explanation that he needed to press slowly, not to shake the camera, did not help. Granted, it was indoors, I could not raise the shutter speed. Eventually I just gave up.

And no, I could not have used a tripod or other technical help, it was on a travel.

Someone who's never fired a rifle, then. Or, at least, never hit a target. ;-)a


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Nov 14, 2017 10:31 |  #37

Lbsimon wrote in post #18496171 (external link)
I once asked a friend to take a picture of my wife and me, and for the life of me I just could not make him do it right. He was pushing the shutter release button so vigorously that he jerked the whole camera. No explanation that he needed to press slowly, not to shake the camera, did not help. Granted, it was indoors, I could not raise the shutter speed. Eventually I just gave up.

And no, I could not have used a tripod or other technical help, it was on a travel.

add a flash and raise the shutter speed :-)


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Nov 14, 2017 10:37 |  #38

Lbsimon wrote in post #18496171 (external link)
He was pushing the shutter release button so vigorously that he jerked the whole camera.

From my experience, that is very common with people unfamiliar with DSLRs. My entire family does that all the time.




  
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Nov 14, 2017 10:43 |  #39

Sibil wrote in post #18496189 (external link)
From my experience, that is very common with people unfamiliar with DSLRs. My entire family does that all the time.

True enough ... but I don't think I ever had to learn/be taught that you don't jab away at a camera shutter release ... I think I just understood that (most of the time) a decent photograph requires a still camera. It just seems so obvious.

Perhaps it's because I grew up long before touch screens were invented. Lots of mechanical switches and triggers required a soft touch. Others needed a heavy hammer. You worked it out case-by-case ... and carefully.


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Nov 14, 2017 11:41 |  #40

DaviSto wrote in post #18496199 (external link)
Perhaps it's because I grew up long before touch screens were invented.

I believe that is exactly why




  
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Nov 14, 2017 16:01 |  #41

Charlie wrote in post #18496183 (external link)
add a flash and raise the shutter speed :-)

Unless it is something special, e.g, birding, I always try to travel light. One camera, one lens, e.g., my 5D4 with the 24-105, particularly when I am in Europe. Flash has no place in my bag then.


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Nov 14, 2017 16:31 |  #42

Lbsimon wrote in post #18496476 (external link)
Unless it is something special, e.g, birding, I always try to travel light. One camera, one lens, e.g., my 5D4 with the 24-105, particularly when I am in Europe. Flash has no place in my bag then.

have you looked into the TT350? those things are tiny, and in general, I would agree with you about the flash, but I kind of know in advance if I'm going to end up with touristy photos, and the TT350 can fit in your pocket, it's so small! The volume that it takes up is similar to that of a small point and shoot camera. I'm all for traveling light and simple, but sometimes, the backlight is too strong, venue too dark, a flash can really make sense!


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Nov 15, 2017 07:12 as a reply to  @ Charlie's post |  #43

Thanks, I never heard of the TT350, will check it out. I do need a flash from time to time, and now it is that time. Right now I am in Paris to meet my newborn grandson, a small flash would be handy.


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Nov 15, 2017 07:31 |  #44

Since my cameras are set to Back Button focus, the hit rate has actually gone up more than tradition AF on shutter.
Basically i have single point on a specific person in One Shot, my wife for example. Have them understand when pressing AF ON with thumb, the red "Dot" should be on my wife, then press shutter. No recompose. Seems to work fo them.
Of course the best advice is......."Don't Drop it!"


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Nov 15, 2017 11:52 |  #45

Settings and modes aside, first things first ....

Never NEVER hand your camera to someone who looks like they can run faster than you




  
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