Join Joseph "PhotoJoseph" Linaschke for an in-depth discussion in this video Do not be a chimp, part of Photography 101 (2012).
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.
- Carry and hold that DSLR like a pro
- Stabilizing the camera: from hands to water glasses to tripods
- Using aperture, shutter speed, and ISO
- What the buttons do
- Manually controlling your autofocus
- Working with flash
- Thinking creatively
- Buying new gear
Skill Level Beginner
Photography 101: Shooting in Low Lightwith Joseph "PhotoJoseph" Linaschke56m 11s Appropriate for all
Photography 101: Shooting Macros and Close-Upswith Joseph "PhotoJoseph" Linaschke1h 14m Appropriate for all
1. Carry and Hold That DSLR Like a Pro
2. Stabilizing the Camera: From Hands to Water Glasses to Tripods
3. P Is Not for Perfect
4. Settings in the Real World
5. Pushing Your Buttons
6. Manually Controlling Your Autofocus
7. Flash Lights
8. Upgrading Your Light
9. Changing Your Point of View
10. Buying New Gear
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