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Let's see a Corona Virus selfie shot

WoodButcher

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Lot's of youtube photogs are running weekly activities to keep people active shooting photos. One of the ones I recently participated in was a selfie image. I liked it because anybody can take one. From using a cell phone and long arms with natural light all the way to a pro camera, tripod and lights. Here's mine, and yes, big camera, tripod and a couple of lights. Have some fun with it and let's see a selfie that you've taken recently.

50mm focal length, f 7.1, 1/200 sec. Light with small reflector and grid to subject left for hard light/strong shadows. Another light to subject's right side with large softbox for soft fill light. I figured out about where my head would be and set the camera focus to a single point and continuous focus so it might actually focus near my eyes each shot. I set the camera up with 2 second timer and a cable release, but that was barely enough time and I was checking each shot so I didn't get any flow going. Well, I got an aerobic flow going, but that wasn't my goal. So I turned on the intervalometer function. I set it for 10 shots, 5 seconds apart. Combined with the 2 second delay, it was great. I'd get in position, hold the cable release, press it and it would start the 2 second delay (beep and red flashing light) and take a shot. Then I had 5 seconds to repose and then the 2 second countdown would start again. Worked great and I got almost all in focus. The other challenge was that I wear glasses all the time so I couldn't see a darn thing and sometimes my eyes just didn't look right because they weren't looking at anything. But I got a few I was happy with.

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So please, have some fun with it. Let's see some pictures of you with your bikes, or in the flowers, at your desk. Show off your corona beards or haircuts. Don't worry about putting as much work as I did, I'm crazy.
 

WoodButcher

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come on, plenty of views, but no posts. Let's see your mugs. And by that, I mean faces.
 

EETTU

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We just lump Covid-19 into all the other crap that can kill you and go on living our lives like normal. Bicycles, motorcycles, birthday parties, dinner out, and anything else we enjoy. We have the coolest daughter and another one on the way. It makes it easy to block out all this negativity that can poison your mind right now.
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SilverBullet

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I thought the definition of a selfie is at your arm's length or extended with a selfie stick. Using timers or someone else clicking the shot doesn't qualify correct?

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