Yes, that is most definitely a timer shot. Unfortunately, I am my own photographer. As for how much time, generally there are ten seconds between hitting the button and taking the picture. There's a shorter time of three seconds one one setting, but as I had so little room to position myself, I went for 10 seconds.
don t say unfortunately.. If you were not your own photographer maybe you d not feel so free or have enough courage.. maybe in time if you find a photographer you find very reliable .. and feel comfortable.. surely it may improve the quality of the photos.. but this way it s real good too .. close to perfect