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Is chimping bad when shooting manual?

 
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Aug 06, 2009 14:39 |  #76

Wow Ninja. So maybe chimping can even be a good thing. For example, if you are trying to take a picture of a little kid who is in your family but won't let you. You pretend to chimp and then WOBLAM! He hears the shutter click and starts to cry. He is sad. You are glad. At least you got the shot.. :p


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Aug 06, 2009 15:26 |  #77
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I chimp, why wouldn't I? There's a great big screen on the back of my camera that lets me look at the picture I just took. It even places it on the screen automatically. Why wouldn't I look at it?

I even chimp when I'm in a studio. It's great to look at an image, work out it's strong features, and then try to put them into the next shot, and so on.


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Aug 06, 2009 15:39 as a reply to  @ fly my pretties's post |  #78

You might want to consider the full list of meanings for 'chimping'. Item #5 is of some interest. And item #6 should only be attempted if you are wearing a photographers shooting vest. http://www.urbandictio​nary.com/define.php?te​rm=chimping (external link)


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Aug 09, 2009 21:59 |  #79
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POTN Head wrote in post #8411882 (external link)
Wow Ninja. So maybe chimping can even be a good thing. For example, if you are trying to take a picture of a little kid who is in your family but won't let you. You pretend to chimp and then WOBLAM! He hears the shutter click and starts to cry. He is sad. You are glad. At least you got the shot.. :p

That or you can knock them out with your lens. I find the 800L to be effective.

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Don't try this at home, only experts should do this stoopid stuff.

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Aug 09, 2009 22:48 |  #80

Well, there really isn't any other way to look at the histogram, hmm? I try not to peep at the LCD a lot, but when you've got a job on the line, it's hard not to use that thing on the back of your camera.


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Oct 12, 2009 09:05 as a reply to  @ post 8395559 |  #81

Must have picked been trying to bee too cool - If only I had done a bit of chimping myself I might not have overexposed all my shots on Saturday - what an idiot!!

I have seem to have trouble reading the internal metering when concentrating on composition (multitasking problem?) Glasses really don't help especially on sunny days.


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Oct 12, 2009 11:19 |  #82

The only thing that would keep me from chimping is if I could get a Histogram overlayed on the pic when looking through the viewfinder! ha!


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Oct 12, 2009 13:30 |  #83

I chimp in the sense that I check my histogram for problems and such.


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Oct 12, 2009 20:43 |  #84
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I chimp, why not use the screen? Because you want to look pro?!

Heck I even show my clients the screen... and they LOVE it! ;)




  
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Oct 13, 2009 07:26 |  #85

I like to consider myself the Ashton Kutcher of Canon's sometimes and take the picture, do a fist pump, then show the people I just took a picture of the pure awesomeness of the shot. It's also handy in highschool football for confirming that the ref is in fact a fool and blew another call.


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Oct 13, 2009 08:21 |  #86
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Personally I love to scream a lot and jump up and down... oh and do that little run on the spot really quickly while saying "YES, YES, YES!" thing works well too.

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Oct 13, 2009 13:02 |  #87

Stealthy Ninja wrote in post #8812507 (external link)
Personally I love to scream a lot and jump up and down... oh and do that little run on the spot really quickly while saying "YES, YES, YES!" thing works well too.

:lol:

It's good to know people really enjoy their hobby (profession?) expression is good!


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Oct 13, 2009 14:15 |  #88

I didn't even know what "chimping"is - had to look it up.

Well, back in film days ;) there was no such thing - so I didn't.

I started with Digital Photography back when a 640x480 P&S was $249 and considered "high end". You had to "chimp" because memory cards were very expensive, small and filled quickly. Reviewing photos was a must.

I still do during times I'm not shooting - might as well get rid of the bad photos instead of doing at home on the computer.

If things are too hectic, it can wait now (when a 4Gig CF card can hold 300 photos in RAW... :eek:)

Nowadays, with cards so large and cheap, easier to wait and possible not miss the shot.

I don't see why if a person "chimps" - they're not as good a photographer...




  
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Oct 13, 2009 14:22 |  #89

I tend to chimp towards the beginning of a shoot, or when the lighting or location changes during. I don't see anything wrong with it myself, I just find I don't need to once I know I've gotten a few good shots and I'm happy with the setup.


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Oct 13, 2009 20:27 |  #90

I tend to chimp towards the beginning of a shoot, or when the lighting or location changes during. I don't see anything wrong with it myself, I just find I don't need to once I know I've gotten a few good shots and I'm happy with the setup.

Me, too. Under dark conditions, I turn the LCD off.
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