There is another thread (the TS is not a pro wedding photog) whereby that person managed to generate lots of shots in a mere one AD. Another AD I attended, just a church one, the photog (a pro) generated nearly 1,000 photos. That church wedding was from 3pm to 6pm only. I was pretty amazed how he shot. I didn't ask as I was just a guest, just a causal chit chat, not very nice to act as if I knew a lot.
Another photog I met told me that every "scene" he would shoot at least 3-4 shots and then chose one out of these to deliver.
I think what you did was more correct as each shot, one have to think before one shoot. I am wondering how can a person think so fast about his compositions, story while generating so much fps.
With more experience, communication and knowing the sequence of events to a certain degree, you would know what to expect and prepare/be ready for the shot.
More hits this way than shooting at everything hoping to get that shot.
Also know your situation/enviroment. consistantly take note of the lighting conditions, prepare and adjust your settings for it.
Another AD I attended, just a church one, the photog (a pro) generated nearly 1,000 photos. That church wedding was from 3pm to 6pm only. I was pretty amazed how he shot. I didn't ask as I was just a guest, just a causal chit chat, not very nice to act as if I knew a lot.
even though i shot more than 2k worth of pics, but of course, 90% of the time, i do not do that.i take time to compose, then fire.
it's only when the bride and groom are walking, hugging, laughing and moments which passes in 2 seconds,that's when i fire automatic machinegun mode.
the other time that i will fire like that will be the dinner sent off where lots of guests take turns to hug the couples.
i'm not sure about you guys and of course each has their own personal styles, but i'm very happy to capture say 3-4 frames per second from the moment they extend their arms right up to the full body contact hug.
to me, it's treasure as i can use it to create a montage page later.
sometimes, i wonder if it's jealousy that i have the resources to shoot like that or just a chance to put me down because i didnt suit someone's shooting style...