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« on: November 09, 2008, 15:26 »
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Chimping is scorned by Serious Photographers. It's seen by them as a mark of the amateur.

 ;D

But be honest - this is an anonymous poll - do you engage in it?
« Last Edit: November 09, 2008, 15:39 by Bateleur »


« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2008, 15:29 »
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Honestly, I don't know what chimping is...

Claude

WarrenPrice

« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2008, 15:34 »
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Chimping is a colloquial term used in digital photography (especially when using a digital single-lens reflex camera) to describe the habit of checking every photo on the camera display (LCD) immediately after capture.

Some photographers use the term in a derogatory sense to describe the actions of wannabe or newbie photographers, but the act of reviewing images on-camera is not necessarily frowned upon by professional or experienced photographers

« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2008, 15:43 »
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Chimping is a colloquial term used in digital photography (especially when using a digital single-lens reflex camera) to describe the habit of checking every photo on the camera display (LCD) immediately after capture.


Some people say you need the Oooh! Oooh! Aaaah! Aaaah! sounds, together with bobbing up and down and showing to others, for it to be true chimping.

Not that I'm suggesting anyone on here does that   ;D

« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2008, 16:07 »
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I guess I better start swinging in the trees and scratching my armpits. :)

« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2008, 16:16 »
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Yep.  Usually when I'm setting up the lights to make sure things are as they should, then again when the lighting changes just in case.  And I usually look at the histogram more than the preview, unless it's blinking like mad.

« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2008, 16:16 »
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Not every shot, but yes, I check images before moving on, unless I have no time.

Regards,
Adelaide

AVAVA

« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2008, 16:48 »
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 Hi All,

 Chimping HUH! Never heard that one. You bet I chimp if that means sharing the images with the talent and motivating them by saying what works really well. I interact with my models all the time. They see a good shot that I am excited about and they get excited and the images get even better. If I am doing a motion shot that takes timing and critical focus then I must be an APE. I check and make sure I have the shot before moving onto the next.

 Do I understand what Chimping is ? The beauty of Digital is instant feedback. Maybe I misunderstood but it sounds like your saying peaking at the screen and getting excited is some form of amateur shooting style. I could not disagree more but that is what is great about photography we all do it differently and no one way is the best.

Who makes up these names, I love it. I'm gonna run upstairs and grab a banana. OOOO - AAAA - EEEE!

Peace,
AVAVA

hali

« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2008, 18:09 »
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hmm, so that's what chimping is?
well, i don't chimp in the sense that i edit after every shot.
but i do like , especially with a new model, to take a few shots and then pause for a while to let them see the first set of shots we took. i find it sets the mood for the session, once the new model see what they can do, or what they should do, or should not do.
then on, it's all shoot and no chimping . unless i caught a great pose or a mood,
and i want to show the model that this is what i am after, and like to have more.

so, i guess you can say i am a two-time chimp, but never more than that,  ;D ;D

WarrenPrice

« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2008, 18:22 »
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I paid for that preview screen on the back of my camera.  I'm going to use it.   ;D

« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2008, 20:02 »
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I rarely have time to check back through my pictures as I have to dash to do the next thing, if I get a break then I'll review things and go back to redo something, but generally I don't trust my display to be honest to me so I don't panic till I sit down and start to process at the pc.

« Reply #11 on: November 09, 2008, 20:05 »
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Chimping is scorned by Serious Photographers. It's seen by them as a mark of the amateur.

 ;D

But be honest - this is an anonymous poll - do you engage in it?

scorned by those who also scorn "all this photoshop stuff" and "only shoot in full manual" (personally I've found more people like this that are arrogant amatuers than working professionals - who more often than not just do what is needed to get the shot). many professionals chimp a lot, or bracket or fire 50 shots and pick the best one etc etc).

personally flash meter in studio is quicker and easier, outside chimp or bracket.





 

« Reply #12 on: November 09, 2008, 20:54 »
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No I don't chimp. Not beacuse  I think I am professional or extra good-but because in a moving aicraft you don't have time- things happen to fast for that.It better to keep shooting and weed it out later in photoshop.Also when doing mapping photos the camera is triggerd by remote anyhow.However this did add an new word to my vocabulary
Smiling Jack

« Reply #13 on: November 09, 2008, 20:57 »
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It's a DNA thing. there is a bit of a chimp in all of us.  
Yes, I chimp.  I check back to see the exposure and white balance. But not when I am in "The Flow"
I have found myself smiling at tourists who constantly look at the back of the camera after each shot rather then through the viewfinder.  So you could say I like watching chimps....or chimpers!

« Reply #14 on: November 09, 2008, 21:35 »
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YES, I chimp all the time with models zooming in on the eyes to see if they are razor sharp. under F16. Now and then the cam focuses on the point of the nose. I also look at the histogram. Time lost by chimping (and re-doing the shot) is much less than trying to correct in Photoshop or lose good poses.

« Reply #15 on: November 09, 2008, 23:35 »
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LOL, I think I first heard that on Strobist from David Hobby but I think it's a phrase that Joe McNally came up with.  It's so appropriate though, isn't it?

I'm a mad chimper, especially when someone is wearing glasses.  I have to restrain myself from doing it too much, but it's really neccessary at the beginning of a setup and then I try try try to trust the blinkies as much as I can.   I'm super bad when I'm shooting action shots.  When the ball is in the other end there I am chimping.

I'm with ya WarrenPrice.  I paid for it, I'm gonna use it!

jsnover

« Reply #16 on: November 10, 2008, 02:01 »
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When I'm changing my "set" (often various parts of my house or garden) as each set of shots is styled, I do check the shots to be sure that focus is OK, that there isn't some odd lint or scratch I hadn't noticed. It's too much work to set each up not to do this, and if someone else wants to boost their ego by looking down on that, well they should just go find another problem to worry about :)


« Reply #17 on: November 10, 2008, 14:50 »
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Watch carefully. Some of those Serious Professionals who claim it's beneath them actually practise 'stealth chimping'.

Here's a video on the subject. 'Stealth chimping' is shown in the second part.

hali

« Reply #18 on: November 10, 2008, 16:04 »
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so the final verdict is out huh? we all are chimps .
and who cares what the bracketing snobbish self acclaimed professionals say.
come to think of it, Johnny Weismueller (tarzan to those who don't know movie history) would not be as popular if not for cheetah. and when tarzan is away,
who do you think kept jane happy? the chimp!  ;D
so let's continue to monkey around, we paid for that feature, we're all entitled to use it. 
maybe we "non-professionals" can all start laughing at the professionals braketing off with every single shot and go, "oooh, your motor drive is soooo fast !"
or maybe if you have a faster motordrive, you can point it at them and go...
"bang bang bang bang bang! i'm a chimp, but i can bracket off too ! "
chimp rules  ;D ;D ;D
« Last Edit: November 10, 2008, 16:07 by hali »


 

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