Oh digital photography, how you have changed so many things for photographers. When you first came along many were excited but skeptical. Now digital photography is as easy has clicking a button on our smartphone. Today’s topic is about chimping which refers to the DSLR cameras. What exactly is chimping you ask? Well here is the definition from the lovely internet.
- It is a distraction! Oh you were looking at your camera and missed the groom dipping the bride during their first dance, they will understand.
- Don’t chimp in front of a client – it’s tacky.
- Check your settings with one look and get back to shooting.
- Don’t edit in camera, edit after on your computer so you can see the images full size.
- If you are constantly looking at the back of your camera you may need to take a photo class to resolve the issues you are having while shooting. Educate yourself on your own time, not your clients.
- If your head is buried in the back of the camera your eye is not getting trained to see when and what to take the shot of. Watching is one of the best things you can do as a photographer, learn about timing for candid images.