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PostPosted: 02/08/12 14:29 
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Got a new (used) camera on advice - a Canon Powershot A630

'tis easy, I was told, to take yerself and fish .....................

1. Set up camera on "continuous", "5 shots" - done :)

2. Set up camera on bankstick adapter thingy - done :)

3. Ensure fish is safe and ready - done :)

4. Press shutter and get into position - done :)

5. Look at each image and adjust your pose - errrrrrrrrrr :o


This was the result - and I'm deadly serious about this

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Do you reckon I need a bit more practice? The fish, by the way, was 10-04 - doesn't look that big does it?

paul4

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PostPosted: 02/08/12 15:54 
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:lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol

Don't practice too much Paul because that has just had me in stitches !

Roy thumbsup

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PostPosted: 02/08/12 19:24 
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Paul,

I think the problem is 1 to 3 should have said "in a position framed within the view finder of the camera" not 5 yards away and at 90 degrees. I set up my unhooking mat so that I just have to lean forward, press the shutter, lean back and pick up the fish and SMILE, i.e. without the need to even stand up!!!

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PostPosted: 02/08/12 19:29 
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thats classic Paul ,not many people would have have shown photos like that !

i ve got day time self take s sorted but night pictures are a different thing .

cracking day you had though well done mate .

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PostPosted: 02/08/12 19:36 
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You don't look very happy Paul in your last shot :lol :lol

I'm with Ian. I still manage to bugger it up though. Got a few grumpy face looks too somewhere.

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PostPosted: 02/08/12 19:45 
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Shane Page wrote:
i ve got day time self take s sorted but night pictures are a different thing .


This camera works (I'm told) in the dark. You can't see yourself in the screen to take the shot, BUT after the picture is taken it shows in the screen and you adjust yourself ..... it's that bit I can't get right :)

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PostPosted: 02/08/12 19:47 
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Paul Monaghan wrote:
You don't look very happy Paul in your last shot :lol :lol


I agree Paul, by that time I had just said "bugger, messed up again" (or words to that effect) and then I remembered it was about to take another shot so I hurredly tried to look nonchalant :)

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PostPosted: 02/08/12 20:23 
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Paul, you can see yourself at night, just keep your headtorch on, you can see it in the top centre of the screen and you know the photo will be framed properly. By keeping the headtorch on it also adjusts the auto exposure so you dont get that horrible over exposed silver shiny look to the fish........... well usually :)

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PostPosted: 03/08/12 23:15 
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paul4barbus wrote:
This camera works (I'm told) in the dark. You can't see yourself in the screen to take the shot, BUT after the picture is taken it shows in the screen and you adjust yourself ..... it's that bit I can't get right :)


Exactly so Paul. Adjusting yourself on leaving the loo is one thing, but this camera thing is a nightmare. Mind you, if my results were as good as your sequence....I would feel quite pleased :lol

If I ever do catch another fish, I will have another crack at it...have it cracked in no time :b

Cheers, Dave.

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PostPosted: 06/08/12 14:04 
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Paul

For someone who can sit looking at a motionless rod tip for hours, I'm amazed the lack of patience you have in learning how to do self take photos.

Keep at it though because eventually you'll crack it. Meanwhile, you're giving us all great entertainment. :lol

Suggest we have a chat next time we bump into each other at Rainsford. I'll show you the gear I use and the camera settings - if you have the . . . er. . . . patience . . . . . . :b

Roy

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PostPosted: 06/08/12 14:23 
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Roy

Two things. One is that I don't sit looking at rod tips at all - my fishing technique includes sight and sound and feeling, all whilst looking at birds and wildlife.

Secondly I don't lack patience about learning to take photos - I like to give maximum entertainment :) . Give a man a box of paints and he cannot paint a good picture, give a man a camera (especially me) doesn't make for good photos. Also, am I bothered? I'm sure you know the answer.

Learning to do things well, like casting a centrepin for example ;) , doesn't often give anyone reason to smile :b

But when I see you, I'm happy to listen and learn, thanks.

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PostPosted: 06/08/12 16:13 
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Paul,

Me using a centre pin, trotting on the Kennet is funnier than your photos. I bought one of those Fred Crouch Aerial Centre Pins a few years ago and got an Olympic Gold Medal in Tangling. :fishing

I tell you what. You show me how to use a centre pin and I'll show you how to do self take photos. thumbsup

Roy

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PostPosted: 06/08/12 17:52 
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It's a done deal Roy. but it'll be one sided - I can teach you much more easily than you can teach me :whistle

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PostPosted: 29/06/13 06:38 
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Just seeing if the photo bucket on my phone Image

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PostPosted: 29/06/13 06:39 
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Yep best try to remember how to do it now lol

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