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Photographs San Francisco, CA, Sunday, 11 February 2007 8:00am

I spent a big chunk of the afternoon taking pictures of myself for passport photos. The guidebooks recommend taking a stack with you for border crossings and the like, and rather than pay $8 a pop to get them done at a photo place, I decided to take my own and use my photo printer.

It turns out to be pretty tricky to get a satisfying passport picture. Framing is hard with the D70. I started out trying to hold the camera with one hand, but I ended up having to put it on my tripod because I couldn't get my shoulders straight. Then I ran into the annoyance of the D70's timer mode. It turns itself off after every picture, so you have to turn it on, frame the picture, press the shutter button, pose, check the picture, turn it back on, frame... It would almost be worth it to have the remote for these few times.

I now have a sheet of 20 photos for me and another 20 for Jessica. Now to find a paper cutter...

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chuxor Monday, 02 April 2007 9:57pm

Wow. I didn't realize how lucky I was to have an iSight on my MacBook.

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