Hi group ! Am a new member.
A few days ago I purchased a D3000. i need some guidance as to
how should i click my own photo. I have a tripod.
I fix the camera and then set the timer on. Click the camera
on and run to stand infront. However teh camera does not focus
i tried with manual focus and tried to guess where it will be
perfectly in focus..I am not getting it correct. Its too much
of a trial and error.
I am a first time DSLR user.
I used to do this with my P&S camera earlier and it used
to work well. There was a continuous AF setting and I used to
get sharply focussed pics.
I loooked for similar setting in the D3000...but not finding
Can any one guide me as to how i should do this. Whether its
possible at all.
Thanks in advance and glad to be part of this group.
have a nice day
#2. "RE: newbie, D3000 want to click self photo" In response to Reply # 1
Little Rock AFB, US
Look around and find you a remote for the camera. If you go on Amazon you will find one for about 15 dollars. Go into settings and assign your FN button to work to change your shooting mode and you are good to go. You can find out about assigning the button in a book like "Digital Field Guide - D3000" or a comparable Magic Lantern book. I have used the remote for lots of pics of myself and family, as well as night time pictures and consider it one of the best things I have bought. Feel free to take a look at some of my pics at my site.
#3. "RE: newbie, D3000 want to click self photo" In response to Reply # 2
Thanks to everyone for replying back and for the warm welcome.
I did find the continuous AF setting. The issue is that, it focusses on whatever is on the frame when the shutter button is half depressed. And then it tracks that object.
Practically what happens is that if there's a wall in front of the camera then it focusses the wall, when I press the button and then go and stand in front of the camera I find that the wall behind me has come clear and my image is slightly fuzzy.
I tried all the AF modes and none of them really work.
If there's someone in the group who has found solution for this, do let me know.
Regarding the remote. I searched on the net and found that its available cheaply here in India too. But no where its mentioned that the remote does both the half-press and the full-press of the shutter release button. Can anyone confirm that please?
#5. "Solution Found:RE: newbie, D3000 want to click self photo" In response to Reply # 4
yeah...it has also been suggested to me to use a broom stick to focus and then remove the broom and stand in its place. Its a practical suggestion and its appreciated highly. Thank you.
Eventually I have decided to purchase the little remote. The remote will help me achieve this nicely. When one clicks the remote, the camera focusses and then clicks the photograph. This is not mentioned anywhere either on Nikon's site or any of the other places, but confirmed by users who are currently using it.