Self portraits when you don't have a front facing LCD?

1 year 2 months ago #721046 by Andrew AG
I need some self portraits and don't have a front facing LCD.  What can I do to get a proper portrait framed up here?  


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1 year 2 months ago - 1 year 2 months ago #721064 by Nikon Shooter
None of my gear has such a screen!

I would not dare risking pointing it back at me! :rofl:

Use a stand for prefocus and frame loosely.

Light is free… capturing it is not!
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1 year 2 months ago #721125 by CharleyL
How about a mirror placed several feet behind the camera - Cheap and easy. Not so cheap is a monitor connected to the HDMI port of your camera. Of course, a remote trigger for the camera would help, but a delayed shutter would let you get into position before it triggers the shutter.

Charley


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1 year 2 months ago - 1 year 2 months ago #721147 by hghlndr6
See my avatar.  I shot that without a front-facing screen.   Here's how:

• Sitting in a chair between background and tripod-mounted camera.
• One bounced continuous light -- camera right, high.
• Measured distance from camera's focal plane to bridge of nose.
• Manual mode, manual focus.
• Set focus as close to that measured distance as you can and set aperture to achieve DOF focus on face but not on background. (Adjust camera to subject distance and/or subject to background distance to achieve that effect. If you need to adjust camera to subject distance, re-measure.)
• Put a grey card in the scene and meter that.
• Shutter release with IR remote trigger.
• As NS said, frame loosely ... and plan on cropping.

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1 year 2 months ago #721326 by Juan Anthony

hghlndr6 wrote: See my avatar.  I shot that without a front-facing screen.   Here's how:

• Sitting in a chair between background and tripod-mounted camera.
• One bounced continuous light -- camera right, high.
• Measured distance from camera's focal plane to bridge of nose.
• Manual mode, manual focus.
• Set focus as close to that measured distance as you can and set aperture to achieve DOF focus on face but not on background. (Adjust camera to subject distance and/or subject to background distance to achieve that effect. If you need to adjust camera to subject distance, re-measure.)
• Put a grey card in the scene and meter that.
• Shutter release with IR remote trigger.
• As NS said, frame loosely ... and plan on cropping.



:agree:   good advice 


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1 year 2 months ago #721388 by TCav
Use your reflection in the lens.


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1 year 2 months ago #721389 by Shadowfixer1
There are mirrors available that fit into a hot shoe that will show the image on a tilted out LCD panel. If the screen doesn't tilt,  I'm not sure it works. I've never used one but I have seen it being used. See a James Popsys youtube. He has one.

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1 year 2 months ago - 1 year 2 months ago #721416 by peterock33
Maybe you could get someone to take the shots for you.... unless you really are a "Lone Wolf".  :cheer:


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1 year 2 months ago #721523 by Storz
Have my wife push the button :rofl:


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1 year 2 months ago #721611 by EOS Man
+1  have wife push the shutter

Set basketball where my portrait position will be, focus on that, set timer and go

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