Self Portraits - EOS Utility
April 27th, 2015
Self portraits are a great way to test portraiture skills without wasting a model's time. Different lighting sources, poses, compositions, and exposure settings can all be tested with relative ease. Yes, it's a bit awkward taking pictures of yourself, but it really is worth the effort.
For Canon DSLR's (and I believe Nikon has something similar), there is a program called EOS Utility, which allows you to control your camera through your computer. Most functions in the "Q" quick control menu for DSLRs are available through EOS Utility, like drive mode, aperture, shutter speed, ISO, and exposure adjustment.
It is a very useful little program, allowing you to visualize the composition just like Live View, even integrating a depth of field preview, if selected. You can adjust the focus location as well, to move the focus over the eyes for portraits. All you need is a mini-USB cable (and a computer of course), and you can start using EOS Utility in your own photographic ventures.
Anyone take self portraits non-selfie style? Share your possibly awkward experience in the comment section below.
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