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Taking a photo of the family, delaying the camera until I can get into the shot.

Could you help me to know how to take a family portrait, delaying the camera until I can get into the shot? Thanks-Katie

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  • ktwillows Dec 15, 2007

    I just did what you said, (THANKS, for your clear help!), but when I pushed the shutter, it took a photo instead of timing it and then flashing.

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Sure, follow these steps...

  • Set everyone in an even composition, close together, maybe some standing, some sitting, whatever strikes you as a good picture.
  • Put the camera on a tripod or other tall article
  • Press the Mountain/Macro/Timer button until the (clock/timer) icon is displayed on the viewer. The button to press is just above the MF (Manual Focus letters)
  • Press the shutter button all the way down to activate the timer.
    • Press once for ten-second delay
    • Press twice for three-second delay
    • Press a third time to stop the timer
  • Jump into the shot! =)
The lamp next to the lens will start to blink and continue until one second before the picture is taken. The lamp will then stay solid during the last second to warn about the picture being taken.

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Posted on Dec 15, 2007

  • Greg Wright
    Greg Wright Dec 15, 2007

    So, you pressed the Timer button, and then you pressed the shutter button down all the way, once?

    It takes some practice. The only other alternative is that something is broken with the buttons.

    Do you see the timer icon show up on the display when you press the Moutain/Macro/Timer button?

    Keep me posted.

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