Do You Have It?

category: Photographers • 1 min read

3 photographers, 3 cameras, and 3 ‘chimpers’:

  1. An iPhone
  2. A Canon 70D
  3. A Sony Point and Shoot

The three of them are ‘chimping’ at the same time. Chimping is checking every photo on the camera display immediately after taking the photo.

I almost never chimp because:

  1. I can’t chimp and look at what I’m doing.
  2. Chimping kills the battery.
  3. I Miss a lot of what’s happening around.

I chimp when I set the flash and I also chimp for the first few photos when using flash so I can get a good idea of what it’s going to look like. Then, it’s time to make the ‘real photos’.

3 photographers chimping at the same time

3 photographers chimping


Camera: Canon 7D ISO 160 and 1/200s
Lens: Canon 70-200 f/4L IS @116mm and f/5.6
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