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    How do i get a decent self portrait?

    Without a remote release how would one suggest taking a self portrait? I am required to take 2 self portraits, along with 10 other type of shots, as part of my studies and am really unsure how to do it...really dont like the idea of photographing myself lol
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    does your camera have a timer on it? line up the shot, set the timer, go back into shot and smile
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    Timer (12 seconds) or Borrow my infrared remote ! Works on your K200D as well.

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    There you go Deb

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kym View Post
    Timer (12 seconds) or Borrow my infrared remote ! Works on your K200D as well.
    Cheers Kym...just been doing a little look around and they (cable release) is actually pretty cheap to buy so i might get one of them, though they dont appear too long?? Remote release i saw on fleabay for a whole $5???? Surely thats gotta be wrong

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    the cable remotes are very very cheap Deb .. i picked mine up for $10 on fleebay ..

    the wireless IR ones arent much more at about $40 or$50 ..
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    Cool...might have to see about getting one in then...i have a 3 week deadline for 12 photos lol..should be interesting!

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    ohhh you'll be right! that's only 4 photos a week *giggles*
    good luck hun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by yummymummy View Post
    ohhh you'll be right! that's only 4 photos a week *giggles*
    good luck hun!
    Geesh 4 a week....that work! I can easy take a good 100 or so a day but end up with nothing i would submit lol...we'll see how i go but i'm sure i will be fine...just going to be very active the next couple of weeks before i put it all together

    Cheers hun

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    "Fleebay" love it lol

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    I've tried many times to get a decent self portrait but to no avail, alass I think its got more to do with my melon than anything else.....
    good luck
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    Quote Originally Posted by dbax View Post
    I've tried many times to get a decent self portrait but to no avail, alass I think its got more to do with my melon than anything else.....
    good luck
    My concerns also....i only just got the camera dont want to break the lens already

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    I purchased one of these recently but am yet still to give it a whirl. Good luck with your self portrait.
    Cheers Debra
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