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EOS M6: Capturing Travel Self-Portraits with a Difference

These are not your normal selfies. Taiwanese self-portrait photographer Chih Han Yang shows us her unique images, and tells us why the EOS M6 is great for self -portraiture. (Photos and text by: Chih Han Yang楊芷涵)

EOS M6

 

Capturing travel self-portraits with a difference

When travelling, there are countless moments of solitude; they come, they go, they are. However fleeting they might be, these moments are clearly yours to keep, to enjoy in your own way. You can commit them to memory, these shadows of yourself. Carefully collect them, revisit them ad nauseum, until the good and bad are blurred. You write down your deepest thoughts before sleeping, and let the mind run free when you’re awake. Every experience you encounter is at once new and refreshing, yet familiar and comforting. Every moment not preserved is lost forever, and only when you’ve missed it do you realise that that was what you were looking for. When you’re alone, there’s nothing you can’t do, and nowhere you can’t go. As you press the shutter, you capture the true meaning of what it is to travel.

 

3 key advantages of the EOS M6 for self-portraits!

1. It’s light and easy to carry around

A lightweight and portable camera is a must for self-portraits. Despite its metal body, the EOS M6 is still incredibly light, weighing in at only 343 grams. Whatever sized camera bag you use, rest assured that your bag can accommodate your camera with ease!

Self-portrait with EOS M6

EOS M6/ EF-M15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM/ FL: 24mm (38mm equivalent)/ Aperture-priority AE (f/5.6, 1/125 sec.)/ ISO 320/ WB: Auto

 

2. The tiltable LCD monitor makes taking self-portraits very convenient

The LCD monitor, tiltable upwards to 180 degrees, makes it a cinch to take selfies as you can easily view yourself on screen. When combined with a tripod, you can even find the best angles when composing the image to effortlessly take stunning self-portraits!

High-angle self-portrait with EOS M6

EOS M6/ EF-M15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM/ FL: 15mm (24mm equivalent)/ Aperture-priority AE (f/5.6, 1/800 sec.)/ ISO 320/ WB: Auto

 

3. Establishing focus is a breeze with the touchscreen

The one thing people hate when shooting self-portraits is losing focus. To prevent this from happening, the EOS M6 is equipped with Dual Pixel CMOS AF, which has up to 49 AF points, offering a high level of precision. You can also make use of touchscreen operations to focus and shoot. Just touch the screen to focus on yourself, and capture great self-portraits every time!

Mirror self-portrait with the EOS M6

EOS M6/ EF-M15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM/ FL: 23mm (37mm equivalent)/ Aperture-priority AE (f/5.6, 1/4000 sec.)/ ISO 320/ WB: Auto

 

Self-portrait through car side mirrors with the EOS M6

EOS M6/ EF-M15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM/ FL: 15mm (24mm equivalent)/ Aperture-priority AE (f/5.6, 1/1600 sec.)/ ISO 320/ WB: Auto

 

EOS M6

EOS M6

- 24.2-MP APS-C CMOS Sensor, with an ISO speed of up to ISO 25600 
- high-speed continuous shooting of up to 9 fps, and continuous tracking of up to 7 fps
- equipped with a 3-inch, 1.04M-dot, tilt-angle LCD touchscreen (180-degrees up and 45-degrees down)
- Built-in Wi-Fi wireless connectivity, remote shooting, GPS geotagging with a smartphone/mobile device
- compatible with over 70 EF and EF-S lenses via an optional Mount Adapter EF-EOS M

 

For more articles about the EOS M6, check out:
In Focus: EOS M6
EOS M6 Gallery + Review: Photographing Portraits of Women
Six Reasons to Take the EOS M6 on a Bike Trip
Documenting Life in the Great Outdoors: A Professional Photographer’s Camping Trip in Photos
 


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楊芷涵 Chih Han Yang

Chih Han Yang (楊芷涵), from Changhua, Taiwan, is both a photographer and model. In 2014, she published the eponymous photo album “Chih Han Yang” and held the exhibition “die erste Schicht” in Germany; in 2016, she published her second album “Daily”. She specialised in self-portraits and presses the shutter every day to document herself.

Official website: http://chih-han-yang.format.com/

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