Use the self-timer Canon 5D Mark III


show more Like most cameras, the Canon 5D Mark III has a self-timing feature that gives you several seconds to move from behind the camera to the front. That way, you can be included in your pictures. This can, however, create some focus problems that could make certain parts of the image blurry. Learn to use the self-timer in this online video. show less
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Using the self-timer

Most people have used a self-timer on a camera. You know, you balance the camera on a rock or something, and you point it at your friends, and then you set it off, and you try and run back, and get in the frame, and look natural before the camera takes a picture. To use the self-timer on the Mark III, you need to have the camera stabilized somehow, so that means either putting it on a tripod, setting it on a table, or a rock, or whatever. Next, you need to activate the self-timer, which you do with the Drive button, and I'm just going to, because it's the second item listed, the one on the right, I'm going to turn the command dial to get over to here to one of my self-timer options; either the 10 second self-timer, or the 2 second self-timer. I'm going to go ahead and set it on the 10 second self-timer.

And now I would frame my shot, make all my exposure decisions, and so on, and so forth, and then I'm ready to take my picture. I half-press the shutter button to me...

Using the self-timer
Video duration: 3m 38s 5h 30m Beginner Updated Feb 04, 2016

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Like most cameras, the Canon 5D Mark III has a self-timing feature that gives you several seconds to move from behind the camera to the front. That way, you can be included in your pictures. This can, however, create some focus problems that could make certain parts of the image blurry. Learn to use the self-timer in this online video.

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Photography
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5D Mark III
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