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Have you ever heard the term chimping? Chimping in photography is when you take your camera, take a picture,SOUND, and then look at the picture on the back. Now, why is that called chimping? Let me show you. (audio playing) That's chimp bait. Don't be a chimp. Now here's the thing. Of course we want to be able to look at the back of our camera. That's what this is there for, that's why we have the LCDs, we can check out the shot that we just got. And it's great, so you can check your composition, check your focus, check your exposure by looking at the histogram. But if you look at every single shot that you take, here's what's also going to happen.
You're going to be down here, looking at the picture and something really interesting's going to happen over there, and you're going to miss the shot. So don't be a chimp, make sure you look at a couple pictures, make sure that your settings are right, and then forget about the LCD. Don't look at it, don't have it come on automatically after every shot, just leave it dark, shoot your pictures, and look at them later. Don't be a chimp.
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