How to Film and Photograph Yourself | TECH TALK

How to Film and Photograph Yourself | TECH TALK


What up beautiful people? It is
your homegirl Ms. Shameless all up in your building. Giving you
another Tech Talk, yes. And the video is how to photograph
and film yourself, because we all trying
to be YouTube sensations, and/or Instagram
models. [laughs] But yes, this video is
going to break it down, how I photograph
and film myself. And it’s very easy
and straightforward, so keep watching. OK, so this is the first setup. And what you need to do first, before you start recording,
is have powder and chap stick, because nobody likes
your dry, crusty lips, or your greasy, sweaty face, and I have been guilty of both. So, you can just go to any drug store,
Sephora, you know, and any powder for guys, just get a
translucent press powder. This is like the most
basic, straightforward. And you just go over everything. Because just the
whole act of standing and being recorded is sweaty, and then you add-on the
lights and all that stuff. I rock the Burt Bees, woohoo, or a lip gloss for
girls, all that fun stuff. This is basic, OK. So there, we’re almost ready. Now for the camera setup, we got to make
sure that’s in order. Then you want to make sure
that your camera is on a tripod. Get yourself a nice
lightweight tripod. If your camera is light, or get a heavier, sturdy tripod
if you have a heavier camera. This is kind of
heavy with the lens. I did a lighter tripod,
and I broke my lens once, so. I’d never do that ever again. OK, so then once you have
your camera on your tripod, you’re going to face
it towards yourself, OK. And then you want to make sure
that you have nice lighting. So, you can use
natural lighting, this is like some
nice window lighting, and you can either face
directly towards the light, or you can use
artificial lighting. And I have a video on that, I have a video
dedicated to a lighting setup. So just read the
description box or click here. OK. And then you can
like, ah! Ring light. That’s what all the
beauty gurus are rocking. Just an easy
straightforward setup, OK. You need a remote, if you do not have a camera
that automatically focuses. So my Canon 5D and 7D
don’t have automatic focus, so I just get this remote, and I put it on
camera mode first, so photo, and then I click
it, and then it focuses on me, and then I run to the
back of the camera like this, and I’m like,
“OK, I’m in focus.” And then before you leave
you have like put a marker, so yes look at this, hot. [laughs] My hot slippers
and socks. Just put a marker somewhere. So then you put your tape
down, and then you focus it, and then you’re almost ready. So you switch it from
video mode to photo mode, and then you click here, and make sure you put
it on the remote setting. So, self timer, two
second remote, bam. OK. Then you put it
on auto focus here, from manual if it’s on manual. OK, and then!
That was loud Maya. Then you take a photo. [camera clicks] Because it’s auto
focusing on that photo. [camera clicks] And then I put it on video mode. So video mode, and then I’ll put
this from auto focus to manual. And then I shall
record myself, there see. Look that remote swag, that’s how you take
a video of yourself, and then just put
it on camera mode if you just want to take photos. If you don’t have a remote, for the longest time I
did not have a remote. This thing. I would focus the camera on something that
would be where I am. So I’ll get that. [♪ upbeat music ♪] This is my stand-in. So, I would have her there. And then I would
make sure she’s in focus. [♪ upbeat music ♪]
Record, bam. Get out my way! And then I hope for
the best that it’s in
focus, and usually it is, but there are a lot of
times that it’s not in focus, and I’m just like,
“Whatever. Whatever!” That is how you film
and photograph yourself. [camera clicking] Make sure you
guys like this video, subscribe, comment
below and let me know what is the
weather like in your city? I just want to
know, OK, that’s it. Remember guys to do
you, be you, and stay true, boo. Be shameless. [♪ upbeat music ♪]

100 thoughts on “How to Film and Photograph Yourself | TECH TALK”

  1. Also have the 5D Mark III and have been struggling with having to manually make sure I'm in focus and it's horrible!!! About to invest in a remote now! Thanks Maya!

  2. All is perfect but this annoying silly background MUSIC is killing it all!!!!!! Besides thanks, you cute.
    And you asked: It is very windy and fires are all over Haifa now…

  3. I just discover your channel and I watch all your tech talk videos….I love all your videos, I like your style and the way you give the information its so easy …. you just amazing , I am a fan of you , regards from Morocco

  4. I saw u for the first time on its judy life, dancember live, u r going to be my new favourite YouTuber 😍 I really like every thing about u, face, personality, style, energy. U r sooo pretty n cute 😍

  5. This is a great teaching tool for any person who wishes to enhance their skills. This one will talk to you in plain straight forward language and allow you to understand the power of your camera. I have found that my skills and photos have improved because of this program. If you are serious about your photography and you want better pictures, this is for you. https://plus.google.com/b/114613924873974887764/114613924873974887764/posts/3pJyxGTfRCf

  6. I'm in Florida it's hot and humid… not great for Christmas!!! I'm originally from Canada 🇨🇦 I saw in another video your Canadian too… where are you? I grew up in London Ontario and also lived in Ottawa 🙂

  7. Great advise. If you would be interested in creating a story for American pride magazine we would love to talk to you. I think you have really achieved a level of success they would appreciate.

  8. Girl you are so real! Lol! Way too real to stop watching, so continue making these videos for people like me who's struggling with starting my own youtube channel! Which I haven't posted any yet. I'm still on how to edit them and what program to use!

  9. just love your energy…watching you alone brings happy aura to us !!! your are such happy soul!!! o yeah, video contents…clean, easy, fun practical…all girl, all great…u go girl!!

  10. Thank you for all of your videos I'm pretty sure I watched all of the tech talk vids 😂 so helpful!!! I appreciate you!

  11. how can you record audio for the same loudness ?
    your sounds so good, pretty good. can you share for us how you record your vlog ?

  12. I absolutely love your videos. They are full of great content and I enjoy the professionalism. With you, every little thing counts and I can truly appreciate that! Keep it up, love. 🙂

  13. im in Michigan had two days of 60 degree weather now we're back to 27 degree weather and snow but that's Michigan for yah. also awesome video love all the tips

  14. Ive been binge watching you're newer videos and just realized im an old subbie from a former Youtube acc. You've changed so much I hardly noticed. Love these vids though. "New" Sub !

  15. I know this comment is late. but its the dry season in Trinidad and Tobago. so all the crops are growing and im drinking lots of water! how is it where u are rn?

  16. Santo Domingo Dominican Republic; Usually very hot, but now it is cloudy with showers, because there is a tropical depression.

  17. I love how you used the rode mic with your phone. I got a question, what are the lavalier mics are out there that are great? I've been watching a couple videos but I haven't been impressed I'm sure you could do much better. I just wanted to know what you would suggest.

  18. Hi,

    I know a few cameras come with a self timer in settings but It would be eye opening if you talked us through the set up of the remote.

  19. Yaasssss Hontey. Finally I got an answer to this question. I've been asking everyone and you are the first one to anwer it. Thank you Miss Maya

  20. That stand in dummy head is a great idea. I've been running back a forth, taking pictures to see if I was in focus…lol.
    Never again!!!

  21. Hi Maya, I am in Oxford UK, and rainy, windy and horrible. Technically the worst country for weather; three seasons in one day! Coat, hat, gloves, scarf, boots! Then suddenly it's pouring cats and dogs and you're frantically taking out your umbrella , then it's sunny and you're ripping off everything !!

  22. Can you do an updated video of this but using your 70D. Do u use manual mode. Does it auto focus in manual mode

  23. Ok so I'm a YouTuber and I am Interested in getting some more tech stuff so I have a camera that I vlog and do videos with not a phone so what is the best thing I use for a ring light ? When I google ring light everyone has their phone in the ring light to vlog. Does it matter ?

  24. You can actually stay put in front of the camera and do everything with the remote if you make sure the camera is set to remote, turn the image hold (photo review) to off in settings, set the camera to video, and ensure your lens is set to autofocus. Then camera will still take a photo in video mode os just stand in front of the camera, set the remote to photo mode, snap a photo (which will autofocus first), then switch the remote to video and press the same button to start (and later stop) the recording.

  25. this is so informative!!! thank you for sharing your knowledge! As a newbie in youtube this gives me a lot of ideas! ☺️

  26. You are the best for me! Learned so many video tech things for my own business and hopefully starting my youtube channel the next weeks! Thank you!

  27. hiiiii i have been trying to find a link for this particular ring light. your Amazon store isn't available right now either. do you mind letting me know where you got this light?

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