More Difficult Than You Would Think

When I was shooting film, I don’t remember self portraits being this difficult to do.  I’ve been doing a round of self portraits lately, where I’m juggling and then taking the picture.  The difficult thing is my need to tweak settings after each shot.

I guess that’s the whole point of the exercise though.   I’m getting a little bit better at looking at the lighting conditions and then making a judgment about aperture and shutter speed.  Ideally, I’d have the laptop out there connected to the camera so that I could see results right away, but that’s too much equipment so I eyeball it most of the time on the small screen.

I guess juggling isn’t really a good summary type activity for self portraits, although it does give me a chance to look like I’m focusing on not dropping things.

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