Take a lot of photos
Wait for the perfect shot
A mixture of both (please specify)
the best way to shoot i guess... know what's the end result of the photo you want to see. Take a few shot more is ok. so long u know what you are shooting to get the result. This will also mean if you have intention to post process in PhotoShop/Aperture because you still need the foundation to build up your castle.
i guess many folks would shoot a lot and hope for a good one - that's call shoot with luck. Shoot a lot and knowing what you expect, - that's shoot with objective & vision.
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Trigger happy ftw.
If don't like, no harm in deleting. Rather than the possibility of a wasted trip after reviewing all your "carefully planned shots" are bad.
depends i guess.
when im shooting a concert band, i'll try to take each individual performer's close up. resulting in quite a bit of photos.
when im shooting a clubbing type of event, i'll shoot tons cos there will be tons of people flocking at the camera.
when im doing portrait shoots, i try to take the perfect shot once.
when im shooting for night landscapes, i compose the shot well before shooting. only shoot about 20-50 pics then.
really depends on the scenario, for me. for events i try to cover as many things as possible, even though its impossible. you dont want to miss out a portion of the event cos you were eating or something..
At Vesak last year, I was shooting next to an old man who had a Nikon D3 while I had my Fuji S5 Pro. Every time I went 'click', old man went 'crrreeeeeeeeek'. Dunno how many shots he took, probably around 10. So it was 'click' / 'crrreeeeeeeeek' 'click' / 'crrreeeeeeeeek' 'click' / 'crrreeeeeeeeek'... two different ways of shooting.
I call the old man's way the kiasu way. To me, he captures <b>the indecisive moments</b>
As a street photographer, I was told to take a lot of shots. You don't want to regret not taking the shot later.