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photographers chimping
photographers chimping

1 photo, 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 and on the same photo. Chimping is checking every photo on the camera rear LCD 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 do chimp every image when I setup the flash to make sure that I have what I expect. I also chimp every photo for the first few photos when using flash to make sure that the flash fired correctly. I often use bounced flash, then I review every image of the set to make sure that the photos and the bounced flash angle were correct.


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