I posted this picture recently on my 365 blog and received a comment about the remote. Luckily, these remotes are actually quite affordable. I bought mine on amazon for $25. I found a similar one for Nikon here. I have even purchased a $1.00 version in the past. The reviews on it said they failed half the time, but I decided that for $2, I could take a chance on one, and still be ahead. Fortunately, they both worked! Unfortunately, the battery eventually dies, and then I couldn’t find it again to replace the original. But for moms who are perpetually wishing they could be in just one of the pictures in the family scrapbook, this is a winner. Ever since my sister-in-law moved away and I was left trying to point a DSLR at arm’s length back at myself, I decided this was going to be the answer. Definitely worth the investment for me.
I’m pretty sure I have taken a couple of non-kissing pictures with that remote. I just couldn’t think of any on the spot. 😉