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I want to set the timer on my canon d40 so I can put it on a tripod and take pictures that I am actually in

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You are referring to the self-timer feature (looks like a circle with a line like the hand on a clock). Just press it and you will get a few options of the number of seconds you want before the shutter snaps. Check your manual for more detailed instructions. Hope this helps!

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Note one detail. Normally when you take a photo you’re looking through the viewfinder and your face is therefore covering it. However, in self-timer mode the viewfinder is left uncovered and stray light can enter the camera, possibly throwing off the internal light meter. So when using the timer it’s wise to cover the viewfinder with something. Some camera straps include a plastic cover on one end that can be used to cover the viewfinder. Or you could put a grey or black plastic film canister cap over it if you have one around - they fit nicely. The one time this isn’t necessary is M mode since you’re setting both aperture and shutter speed manually

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Here's where you can download your camera's user manual if you want to read more on what your camera can do:

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