Yes! I press the shutter button without thought until I get back to my computer...
No! I always try to get it right in camera and make adjustments later...
Sometimes I just can't be bothered, but I unsderstand the need to get it right first time.
I have no idea what I'm doing and I just hope for the best when pressing the shutter button.
The only thing that i'm thinking when doing a shoot is the composition and exposure. Anything past that, i'll leave it to my computer. Not talking about planned compositions here, everything is happening so fast, the feeling comes and goes so fast, the object poses and change so fast. The problem could be my speed of thinking or speed of my hand trying to change the shutter speed or metering mode
I guess for us newbies, it's quite easy to be inundated by "the moment" and having to choose the most optimal setting on your cam (which could be the 'P' mode for all your know.. ).
What makes you think the still frames from home video cameras, even with higher MP, would be any better? Is it the content, lighting and composition that makes a shot publication-worthy, or is it how high-definition each frame is?
i fear the "decisive moment" thing has been taken too seriously.. roger hicks from AP once retorted that "If there really were only one decisive moment, one would only ever take a single photograph of any subject.". cheers
the truth is, a heavily manipulated image, if beautiful and seamless, put up on the wall of a photo gallery.. trounces the hell out of a non pp'ed image out of camera that is not quite so beautiful. the point - it is the amount of merit it has, not what you have done to it. the manipulated images that i cannot stand, are those which are done poorly.
1. There are medium format SLR's. As for 35 mm, people can use real polaroid cameras to do previews.
2. Of course there's more than one decisive moment. But the question is, are you confident of catching them, or do you use burst every time because you're afraid you'll miss them?
There is 35mm NPC polaroid back for 35mm film cameras, but it is not as convenient using it like medium format cameras system, so you need one camera to shoot film, one camera to shoot polaroid for test shots, and the back itself cost more the the camera body most of the time, I remember the back is selling about $900, and the Nikon FM is only $450.00 in the 80's
Actually, it is because I'm lazy that I want to get everything right before I press the shutter button. Summore, I subscribe to the "one-shot, one-kill" school of thought.
I find post-processing too much of a hassle, lah.
in fact i have seen some photog self-pwned themself using full manual mode .... doesn't mean they know what they are doing .
Don't think our brain can remember all the exact exposure for each of the 1001 scenes . Using aperture , shutter or even P mode sometime u can find tune the exposure while concentrating on getting that split sec "moments" . Ya it's said that during the long long before u were born time photog only have M mode to shoot with average metering ... then whats the point of spending few thousand dollars on yr digital slr ?
If I were a photographer - then yes I am indeed lazy. However, I consider myself a camera tourist. Point and click in what ever direction I feel like without thought. Take loads of photos now that we have a digital medium where I can delete the rubbish I don't like.
However, I always admire the fine work that many of you post on this site and one day will look at photography in a more technical light when time permits.
Have a happy photo year
Oh noooo Lady Ice! If anyone saw you and what you do at FULL marathons fending for our fragile earth, the word 'lazy' would have to be re-defined just because of you!
There are certain things that cannot be changed with the computer.
Stitching 3 photos together doesn't make a wide angle shot.
I had selected the 2nd option
Guess can see from the shutter count on my camera. After more than 6 months, it is still below 1k
Partly is maybe due to my poor photoshop skill and laziness in using it, that is why I try to get it right @ first rather than finding my ways to do heavy retouching. I do admit I did some simple retouch to make the shots look a little better and it just cost me about 5mins for it.
Well, I guess all our opinion are quite different and let's just accept the fact and happily shooting in the coming years
Let's get rolling :)