How do I do that?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by mxelre, May 22, 2008.

  1. mxelre macrumors member

    mxelre

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    #1
    Ok so I'm new to photgraphy and I've been wandering around on flickr. I was looking at some pictures and I keep seeing those pictures of people jumping in mid air. So I asked myself how the hell did they do that? Well I thought they were probably two, one taking the pictures and the other one jumping. But then I thought what if he's alone? Ok he's probably using a remote or something...But then again, does the camera really have time to focus and take a picture? Anyways I just wanted to know how they did those!

    Thanks!
     
  2. telf22 macrumors regular

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    auto focus on the more advanced cameras is really quick and accurate, this with the combination of a self-timer and timing your jump works really well. also, if you have a fast fps, you can set a custom timer with for example 8fps continously and choose the perfect one.
     
  3. mxelre thread starter macrumors member

    mxelre

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    I only have a D40:rolleyes:....so yeah 2.5 fps MAX and no auto-focus I guess?
     
  4. telf22 macrumors regular

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    oh ok sry i guess you will just have to time your jump perfectly with the shutter continously going off (put something heavy enough onto the shutter so u can do the shot yourself)
     
  5. termina3 macrumors 65816

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    it's much, much (much much) easier to have someone else pull the shutter.

    if you're determined to do this solo…

    1. set the camera up on a tripod (or table, w/e)
    2. prefocus to where you'll be jumping (focus should be on full manual; perhaps putting an object where you'll be jumping would make this easier)
    3. set the timer for ~10 seconds (or however long it will take you to get to your jump-off spot)
    4. push the shutter and start counting the seconds. jump just before you get to 10

    other notes: make sure the speed is fast (min 1/250). The smaller your aperture the greater the DoF, which will make your job of focusing easier.

    final note: get someone else to do it, this could take forever without a remote trigger (which I assume you don't have)
     
  6. mxelre thread starter macrumors member

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    Ok thank You very much for the information guys!
     
  7. jake-g macrumors member

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    Whatever you do, don't do that. That is the worst advice I have ever heard, and can only hope it's a joke.
     
  8. termina3 macrumors 65816

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    Have I mentioned yet this would be much easier with 2 people?
     

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