Waterfall Photography Using Timer Question/Problem

9 months 2 weeks ago #703898 by Charbear
First post here. I've had my Rebel 7Ti for a couple of years now. I mostly use it for waterfall photography (with a tripod of course). As opposed to using a shutter release cable, I've primarily been taking the shots using the timer (a lot of my shots are a 0.5 - 2 sec exposures). If I recall correctly, I would partially depress the shutter to lock in focus, then push it all the way down to start the timer. I usually take 3 exposures of each shot (often +-2/3 stops).

This last round of pictures, many came out quite blurry. Perhaps I somehow messed up the focus? The only thing I believe I may have done differently is to put the timer on 2secs as opposed to 10secs. I might have done that during a previous session or two..not sure..but if I did, those shots turned out fine.
Do the experts on here see an issues with using the timer as opposed to a shutter release when taking longer exposure shots using a tripod? If so, could someone please describe why and also provide a bit of education on how to use/improve either the timer process or the shutter release cable process?

Thank you!


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9 months 2 weeks ago #703899 by Ozzie_Traveller
G'day Char

It is a tad hard to be specific here as I/we were not alongside when you were shooting the subject

However, I have experienced tripod wobble over the years that has caused the pic to become blurry. Even with a good quality tripod - some winds, someone trampling on a wooden platform, other things can come along unexpectedly and destroy an otherwise good pic

Generally speaking- I can see nothing wrong with your technique as you describe it above

Hope this helps
Phil from the great land Downunder
www.flickr.com/photos/ozzie_traveller/sets/


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9 months 2 weeks ago #703918 by Khelm
Are you hearing the lens as it is focusing? Is it possible that you accidentally changed or maybe bumped the MF/AF switch on the lens?


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