- I use my mobile phone camera (cellphone)
- I use a DSLR (Digital Single lens reflex) camera.
- I go to a professional photo studio only
- I never take photos
- I use various methods (phone, DSLR, photo studio) etc
- Other ( please specify below )
- I use a Webcam or Laptop computer camera
- March 16, 2019 at 10:50 am #160866
fiona mossAmbassadorRegistered On: October 7, 2018Topics: 283Replies: 1017Has thanked: 2216 timesBeen thanked: 1618 times
Hi Girls, now i am sure many of you choose a variety of equipment for this. I know you have to use a camera!!! so no smart quips!! but what type of camera do you use? Fiona’s guess…. mobile phone camera.
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- June 11, 2019 at 10:53 pm #184824Rachel PlainParticipantRegistered On: July 4, 2016Topics: 1Replies: 13Has thanked: 8 timesBeen thanked: 20 times
I take most of my own pictures and use either my phone (balanced on something, on a timer) or my DSLR (using an app on my phone as the remote).
- May 19, 2019 at 9:37 am #178828Catriona WilliamsonParticipantRegistered On: May 19, 2019Topics: 0Replies: 3Has thanked: 0 timesBeen thanked: 6 times
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- May 12, 2019 at 11:18 am #176765Elise MichelleParticipantRegistered On: January 3, 2018Topics: 15Replies: 208Has thanked: 155 timesBeen thanked: 375 times
I only used my cell phone now. I used to use a digital camera, but its eight years old and my newer cell phone camera takes better pictures. Plus, they automatically get backed up to my google photos account and I can upload them directly to CDH!
- May 12, 2019 at 6:02 am #176685Abby WintersParticipantRegistered On: February 7, 2019Topics: 0Replies: 14Has thanked: 9 timesBeen thanked: 23 times
- May 13, 2019 at 7:23 pm #177164Willow FlareParticipantRegistered On: April 23, 2019Topics: 0Replies: 47Has thanked: 100 timesBeen thanked: 62 times
I wouldn’t restrict yourself to just other people into dressing. Plenty of girls who aren’t into it would probably be happy to help you get some good pics.
I know I am learning that just about everyone is accepting, tho part of that is geography. I wouldn’t expect quite as much acceptance back in Texas.
- May 12, 2019 at 4:22 am #176652Geraldine FletcherParticipantRegistered On: April 28, 2019Topics: 1Replies: 8Has thanked: 3 timesBeen thanked: 7 times
I use a remote controlled mirrorless digital camera (Canon EOS M50). So easy with the remote control and you don’t have to wait for any 10 second countdown.
- May 11, 2019 at 3:37 am #176303ParticipantRegistered On: April 23, 2019Topics: 0Replies: 47Has thanked: 100 timesBeen thanked: 62 times
All you girls you are so worried about how you should look should share some pics with us. I’m sure everyone here would give an honest assessment if asked, all in the interest of helping us all get our image more perfected <3
I know I love it when people give that kind of feedback on the posts I make on FB when I go out 🙂
- May 11, 2019 at 12:05 am #176251stephanie plumbParticipantRegistered On: November 17, 2018Topics: 61Replies: 474Has thanked: 493 timesBeen thanked: 888 times
Since discovering the 10 second timer i have been taking outdoor pics with my phone. A convenient tree branch to lean it against, or the gaps between planks on public seats/benches provide good platforms, though finding the right tree can sometimes be difficult.
I mostly take full length shots to minimise the camera distortion that picks on us with brutal glee by exaggerating our masculine facial features. How it singles these out and minimises our good bits I don’t know. It loves to splay my nose out to twice the width, and shrink my carefully made up lips to thin lines. And where have my lashes and arched brows gone! Don’t get me started on hair! You put on your carefully brushed wig and check it out in a mirror…… perfect……. camera…. SNAP! …….. OMG I’ve got a rats nest on my head!!!
So girls, don’t blame yourself too much …. its not your face that’s the problem …. It’s the bloody phone camera lens!
- May 10, 2019 at 11:30 pm #176230RickyParticipantRegistered On: May 5, 2019Topics: 7Replies: 29Has thanked: 55 timesBeen thanked: 68 times
ive only used my pbone and only 1 person has seen the results! Im too scared to show anyone else!
- May 11, 2019 at 11:24 am #176448Tiffany AlexisParticipantRegistered On: March 28, 2019Topics: 16Replies: 453Has thanked: 675 timesBeen thanked: 671 times
I was scared out of my mind when I posted my first.
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- May 11, 2019 at 12:56 am #176270AnonymousRegistered On:Topics: 1Replies: 7Has thanked: 7 timesBeen thanked: 5 times
I have always been very afraid too! I sure hope this wasn’t a mistake but I put a bunch of them on because I’ve never had the opportunity to share them before. It’s quite liberating you might want to try it you can always edit up your face and any identifying background
- May 10, 2019 at 9:03 pm #176185Camryn OccasionnelParticipantRegistered On: December 10, 2018Topics: 0Replies: 209Has thanked: 241 timesBeen thanked: 255 times
I’m the opposite of Mikki – I’ve taken many photos of myself en femme, and they’re all too horrible to post. If I did, there would be no laughing, because with me it’s no laughing matter. And I wouldn’t want to lose my happy home here at CDH!
It’s not the camera’s fault, it’s just the camera has so little to work with. But I’m going to keep at it, and maybe one day a miracle will happen.
Oh, and the camera I’ve been using is a Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W800, which I bought a few months ago at Amazon for about $80.00. It has a 10-second delay, which is why I bought it, since in my closeted, SO-less femme-bubble, I have no one to take a pic.
- May 11, 2019 at 3:24 am #176299AnonymousRegistered On:Topics: 20Replies: 523Has thanked: 582 timesBeen thanked: 673 times
I’m heartbroken………..I had thought we were so alike !!! Say it isn’t so !!!
- May 11, 2019 at 2:29 pm #176502Camryn OccasionnelParticipantRegistered On: December 10, 2018Topics: 0Replies: 209Has thanked: 241 timesBeen thanked: 255 times
Sorry, I didn’t want to disappoint! Just saying, it’s going to take a lot to get me to post a full-frontal pic. Really, my femme incarnation is more Bride of Frankenstein than cute little old lady. (Actually, B of F wasn’t so bad!!)
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- May 11, 2019 at 2:43 pm #176505AnonymousRegistered On:Topics: 20Replies: 523Has thanked: 582 timesBeen thanked: 673 times
I’m OK with the Bride of Frankenstein.don’t be too hard on yourself………………it’s what’s in your heart !!
- May 11, 2019 at 1:00 am #176271AnonymousRegistered On:Topics: 1Replies: 7Has thanked: 7 timesBeen thanked: 5 times
Maybe you are being too hard on yourself?
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- May 8, 2019 at 5:37 pm #175593Chelly KrossParticipantRegistered On: April 21, 2019Topics: 5Replies: 63Has thanked: 96 timesBeen thanked: 86 times
I use my phone mostly. I have the note 9, so I can sit my phone up anywhere and use the stylus to take the picture. I can also use the timer and activate it with the stylus. Makes getting in pose and snapping pics a snap.
- May 8, 2019 at 10:47 am #175420Shayla ArmstrongParticipantRegistered On: May 7, 2017Topics: 0Replies: 18Has thanked: 0 timesBeen thanked: 26 times
I use my smartphone. On occassions I hired a snappr photographer to take wide shots of me.
I actually hired a professional photographer to take boudior shots of me in a hotel room. Great experience. Expensive as heck though.
- March 25, 2019 at 6:37 pm #163328Alison AndersonParticipantRegistered On: October 15, 2018Topics: 0Replies: 15Has thanked: 2 timesBeen thanked: 19 times
I mostly use a Canon Power Shot camera. The settings are much more flexible (better zoom, changeable ISO settings, low light settings) than my phone camera, and I can put it on a table, dresser, other flat surfaces, or a tripod and use the self timer to get full body shots.
I am unsure whether to answer the question Digital SLR or other. To me, an SLR is big, clunky, has a mirror that folds away before taking the photo, and has interchangeable lenses. Yes I’m viewing the scene through the lens on the LCD screen on the back of the camera, but I would consider it more of a point-and-shoot camera (and thus in the other[category than an SLR. But if you intended that any digital (hardware) camera to be SLR, I’d vote that way.
- March 24, 2019 at 3:19 am #162931Khloe WestParticipantRegistered On: August 27, 2015Topics: 2Replies: 100Has thanked: 136 timesBeen thanked: 74 times
I’m exceedingly lucky!
I have an accepting to encouraging wife (now that she “get’s it” after many convos) of decades that also has a wicked good photo eye…and buys me cute things! 😀
All my “in home” shots are her handiwork. Some shots on my profile are borrowed from pro photogs from casting calls, modeling shoots, etc.
- March 21, 2019 at 9:33 pm #162420KristaParticipantRegistered On: January 24, 2017Topics: 3Replies: 57Has thanked: 15 timesBeen thanked: 80 times
I most often use my iPad Pro. It has a nice big screen so I can see myself from a distance. And I have it in a case that helps it stand up straight for portraits. I have also used my cell phone camera, my laptop camera and a Kobo tablet, (but not that often). For my very first public appearance en femme, my Executive Assistant used a DSLR. She followed me around for a few hours and took a ton of photos. I crossdressed for a charity fundraiser event and raised over $1,000. That was a lot of fun!!!!
Thanks for the question. Have a great rest of the week,
- March 19, 2019 at 8:04 pm #161781Meran BerwyckParticipantRegistered On: January 16, 2019Topics: 2Replies: 40Has thanked: 36 timesBeen thanked: 48 times
I recall back in the 90s using a Polaroid camera with a homemade remote cable to activate the shutter button! Ha-Instant self pics!
I use my cell phone. I was given a suggestion by a TG friend who said to attach the cell phone to a mirror with duct tape, turn on the app and adjust yourself according to what you see on the phone, then set the camera’s timer for 5-10 seconds and wah-la! Hey, it doens’t take a lot of duct tape, you can use use one piece attached to itself in a loop, place on back of the cell phone and press onto the mirror. You can use your over-sink bathroom mirror or a full body mirror to full body captures.
Another option which I just started using is YouCam Makeup app on your phone. Check the app store if it’s available. YouCam not only takes your picture but you can make adjustments to yourself, even hair style and color as well as makeup features. If you make mistakes, you can go back and try something different.
- March 22, 2019 at 6:18 am #162498stephanie plumbParticipantRegistered On: November 17, 2018Topics: 61Replies: 474Has thanked: 493 timesBeen thanked: 888 times
Wow. Thanks for the tip. Tried the tape method – works beautifully. Can’t wait to get some shots to upload. Don’t need to only use a mirror though – you can stick it on doors, frames etc.
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- March 21, 2019 at 12:15 am #162163Laura LovettParticipantRegistered On: November 18, 2018Topics: 12Replies: 411Has thanked: 434 timesBeen thanked: 550 times
I love YouCam!
So helpful for choosing wigs and makeup.
- March 19, 2019 at 10:10 am #161665Lynda JonesParticipantRegistered On: December 4, 2018Topics: 0Replies: 8Has thanked: 6 timesBeen thanked: 6 times
As a professional photographer I use my Nikon on a tripod with remote control.
Window light or soft flash for night, back drop or very clean background.
Nothing worse than a clutter background.
You picked out the perfect dresss, sexy lingerie, heels, and spend hours on makeup and hair (take a lot to look glamorous).
SO girls look around you before you push the button. Love doing photo for people and helping then to bring out her best, seeing ones self in a new light is very powerful.
The only thing I love more than taking photos is being in front of the camera myself.
Love all you wonderful girls
- March 19, 2019 at 7:01 am #161599Brittany VaiParticipantRegistered On: March 6, 2019Topics: 2Replies: 9Has thanked: 51 timesBeen thanked: 63 times
I used my iPad to take photos, but grew tired of running back and forth to set the timer and then pose for the shot. So now I use the iPad to take a video and then I go back later and take screen shots of the poses I like. Just seems to work better for me.
- March 19, 2019 at 5:19 am #161582Tammie SwensonParticipantRegistered On: October 14, 2016Topics: 15Replies: 233Has thanked: 406 timesBeen thanked: 147 times
My SOGGF or my hair stylist use my smartphone camera, stylist always takes 4 photos after she has finished 2 with my android phone and to with her iPhone for herself.
Session she took 7 photos on her phone 4 different full length standing photos poses after 3 close up of 1 ace frt and profile from each side.
- March 18, 2019 at 6:45 am #161346Falecia McGuireParticipantRegistered On: January 11, 2019Topics: 1Replies: 17Has thanked: 4 timesBeen thanked: 52 times
I’ve used several different digital cameras over the years. Recently, however, I found that my iPad works better than anything else and I don’t have to transfer to another device. I’ve noticed at some events that organizations are using iPads to record presentations. There apparently are devices available to grasp the iPad and then attach to a tripod. So far, I’ve just placed the iPad on a table, but securing it has been a problem.
Over the years, photos have been helpful for me in my motivation cycle for staying fit. I haven’t shared that many other than on my website, attached to stories. I often wonder whether the ones with which I’m dissatisfied are as bad or the more satisfying are as good as I think. Objectivity much? Narcissism used to be the word used for those preoccupied with their own countenance. Remember Dorian Gray? But with the sharing on CDH, I’m more accepting of the good humor and humility of those fellow participants in this masquerade of ours. Be well,
- March 18, 2019 at 4:50 am #161313helenmarieParticipantRegistered On: August 1, 2018Topics: 6Replies: 61Has thanked: 0 timesBeen thanked: 65 times
Hello Fiona, I use a DSLR Sony camera on a tripod with a remote control unit. I have to take the photo when no one is around, so sometimes it a quick snap. I have a number of photos in full femme dress & am very pleased with the results, it is nice to see yourself as a pretty girl.
- March 18, 2019 at 2:06 am #161278Val’sheril StarsongParticipantRegistered On: March 3, 2019Topics: 3Replies: 217Has thanked: 112 timesBeen thanked: 206 times
So far it’s just shots on the camera of my iphone 5 which is nearly as venerable as I am. 😉
Sad to say over the years I’ve taken many shots on many phones and deleted them within the day as I was ashamed of who I was/am. Looking back on it I’d love to have those photos of Val in her prime but sadly they’re gone forever, victims of my own paranoia and self-loathing.
Now that I’m getting serious about letting Val off her leash I’m contemplating ways to photograph better… I know I can use a timer but nervous about framing shots right, not to mention steady mounting etc; I guess paranoia is a lifelong companion. Maybe one day I’ll work up the nerve to have someone else photograph me (aside from the shots taken by my wonderful long-distance gf whilst I was in a very sad state) but for the time being it’s just the phone camera.
- March 17, 2019 at 10:58 pm #161255MarianneAmbassadorRegistered On: May 20, 2017Topics: 9Replies: 358Has thanked: 149 timesBeen thanked: 307 times
- March 17, 2019 at 9:47 am #161101anne-marieParticipantRegistered On: August 26, 2018Topics: 3Replies: 174Has thanked: 252 timesBeen thanked: 184 times
I don’t take many photo’s of myself as I prefer to be at the rear of the camera that at the subject side. I use an oldish Canon EOS 600D on a tripod, remote trigger and pro quality lighting. Photo makeup is a must for photo’s and I frequently use creative filters to help set a scene and compose the photo. I tend not to use mobile/cell cameras much as I’m not really keen on snapshots and selfies and as already mentioned, if one wants to show of an outfit then it is really difficult to get this in frame using a mobile to get a pic of one’s self.
Take good care girls
- March 17, 2019 at 8:58 am #161094Imogen MannParticipantRegistered On: March 2, 2019Topics: 2Replies: 136Has thanked: 53 timesBeen thanked: 177 times
Whenever possible I get someone else to take my picture, it’s easier, less rushed and gives me someone to talk too. When I can’t get someone else to take my pictures (and it’s not as tough as you might think) I use my trusty but hopelessly obsolete Canon Powershot S3iS. It’s only 6 megapixel but it works well for me, I like it and I know how to use probably 75% of it’s settings and modes.
- March 17, 2019 at 5:44 am #161068AnonymousRegistered On:Topics: 7Replies: 88Has thanked: 194 timesBeen thanked: 133 times
Nikon with timer on a tripod. I just have a few seconds to get in place and pose.
- March 17, 2019 at 5:40 am #161067MacKenzie AlexandraAmbassadorRegistered On: May 20, 2016Topics: 43Replies: 383Has thanked: 104 timesBeen thanked: 429 times
Picture and me just do not get along. I hate selfies for a couple of reasons. 1. My selfie camera on my phone is so much less quality than the primary camera. 2. A selfie does not provide a complete image of the outfit which is the point of the picture. Additionally, as I rarely interact with a friend or confidant when dressed feminine, I have no one to take my picture. Hence my vote of “I never take photos. ”
- March 16, 2019 at 8:31 pm #161011Amy MyersParticipantRegistered On: February 11, 2019Topics: 4Replies: 238Has thanked: 415 timesBeen thanked: 262 times
I started using my phone, as its’ camera is good enough, but now I’m using my dslr, as I can mount it on a tripod, and set it up better.
- March 16, 2019 at 7:59 pm #161010Rozalyne RichardsParticipantRegistered On: March 10, 2018Topics: 0Replies: 29Has thanked: 19 timesBeen thanked: 37 times
<p style=”text-align: center;”>Hi fiona i always use my phone it’s not a hi tech apple phone but it still does the job, I would love to have a proper photo shoot with a professional photographer sometime in the future, it’s not very good trying to take pictures while looking in a mirror xxxxx</p>
- March 16, 2019 at 5:40 pm #160983Cynthia HughesParticipantRegistered On: March 12, 2019Topics: 2Replies: 48Has thanked: 51 timesBeen thanked: 49 times
Mostly a cheap old Sony digital camera mounted on a tripod which I set on a timer and have it shoot 5 shots in a row which would let me get a few actions / movement shots in.
When I wanted to experiment with selfies last summer I was using an old cell phone as it’s quality was better than the Sony.
- March 16, 2019 at 5:23 pm #160976Nikki SiDeeParticipantRegistered On: February 4, 2019Topics: 1Replies: 59Has thanked: 39 timesBeen thanked: 64 times
Jackie takes most of mine with my cell phone. When she isn’t around a Cannon Power Shot camera mounted on a tripod.
Ty Fiona for another interesting topic…..Nikki
- March 16, 2019 at 3:41 pm #160933Olivia LivinParticipantRegistered On: October 22, 2018Topics: 12Replies: 662Has thanked: 793 timesBeen thanked: 556 times
I use my cell phone. I have a selfie stick for any seated pics and a stand for the others. I can look at my display to see whats in frame(not my face…yet) and then just say ‘cheese’ to my phone and the magic happens lmao, I wish that genie could do makeup.
- March 23, 2019 at 7:04 am #162697Olivia LivinParticipantRegistered On: October 22, 2018Topics: 12Replies: 662Has thanked: 793 timesBeen thanked: 556 times
For those on a tight budget…
I am geared to the low budget, low tech options and tend to MacGyver many things.
My midlevel samsung A5 came preloaded with the voice activated shutter, but as always , theres an app for that lol, and its free.
My camera stand is a block of 2×4 with a slot notched into it to hold the phone. You can place it on any surface and even shim either end with whatever is handy to acheive the desired angle.
- March 16, 2019 at 1:52 pm #160913Gabriela RomaniAmbassadorRegistered On: October 7, 2018Topics: 68Replies: 476Has thanked: 304 timesBeen thanked: 834 times
Fee, the first 25-30 photos ever were polaroids, with my first ever photo being taken some 22 years ago or so. Now let me tell you, taking selfies with a polaroid camera wasn’t an easy task!
I used a film camera a few times. But that meant having to go and pick up the developed prints.
Then somebody (Who is one of the unsong heroes for all crossdressers in the world) invented the digital camera! Had a few of those over the years, including the most recent one a few years ago. Using digital cameras I must have taken no less than some 4 to 5 thousand phothos over the years, many of those getting deleted as soon as seen, with “a few” good ones.
Latest photo session I just used me phone with an usb remote shutter. It sure beats the “shot! Only 10 seconds from pressing the button, hurrying on 4” heels to a mad dash to the other side of the room and them get remember to stand straight, arms in position, chin up, chin not so high, chest out, turn torso, tilt head, get hair off from your face but careful not to mess with it or the makeup, smile naturally, not like “The Joker” in the old Batman tv show, regain balance, stop moving once the light starts flashing, and finally the flash goes off and you go and check the photo and realize your head is wasn’t in the frame… and then you get to do it all over and over again until you get one somehow decent photo wearing that dress!
It is a lot of work… where was I? Ah yes, the remote shutter… get one, and a tripod. And, ah yes, also got a few photo studio photos. Once from a “Glamour photos” session, others at the photo booth during some of the events I have attended to.
- March 16, 2019 at 12:17 pm #160888Jasmine FletcherParticipantRegistered On: September 7, 2018Topics: 7Replies: 245Has thanked: 121 timesBeen thanked: 311 times
I have a red digital camera. That’s about as much spec as I know! As it doesn’t say DSLR on it I guess it isn’t. I also have an old camera that my ex used to use which is more whizz-bang but as it only works if plugged into the mains (as the battery won’t charge anymore) it isn’t convenient to use.
Perhaps I should resort to oil paintings?
- March 16, 2019 at 11:28 am #160879*skippy1965(Cynthia)AmbassadorRegistered On: August 25, 2015Topics: 108Replies: 1151Has thanked: 362 timesBeen thanked: 741 times
Same here Fi, I used to use my small digital camera but now use my iphone camera almost exclusively-though I do own a DSLR camera-it’s just too much easier to use the phone-and I’m not publishing to Vogue LOL. (I almost voted “I don’t take pics” as a joke but my nose is big enough already and I don’t need my pants to catch fire LOL).
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