- Mar 23, 2017
- Real Name
- Jan Steinman
Because I hate reviewing and deleting.why not just take the shot anyway?
I know I'm probably missing some vital part of "the digital experience," but I still have a film mentality about shots.
I went out with a professional ecologist last year to help him shoot flowers of native fruit trees. I set things up and took one or a few shots per scene, while he would stand it one place, with identical lighting and composition, and just wail on the shutter button. At the end of the day, I had about 50 shots, a good 40 of them "keepers," while he had over 400 shots, and agonized for days over a computer, selecting the "best ones." In the end, he preferred my shots.
One technique I use for macro departs from my film mentality: I'll put the camera in auto-rapid-fire, then focus a bit in front of the subject, and then hold the shutter button down while moving towards the subject, then toss all but one. This is really handy in wind, when you have a tough time keeping focus.