When You Think You Have the Shot… Shoot Some More!

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There is a lot to be said for learning photography in the digital age and one of the great advantages is that it costs nothing to take a bunch of extra shots.

In the days of film you would have been restricted in your output based upon your budget.

Film and processing costs quite literally forced photographers to get good fast, go broke or give up.

These days its a different story. Shooting a multitude of extra shots may very well get you the shot exactly how you want it but doing it mindlessly will teach you nothing.

So by all means take advantage of the freedom offered by digital photography but at the same time note what you are doing and note the different outcomes you are achieving as you do them to improve your skills.

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7 thoughts on “When You Think You Have the Shot… Shoot Some More!”

  1. Good morning! I tried to replay to this post, but I keep getting a error that the page doesn’t exist. I think this is a really good thing to remember when I’m out and about. I don’t think enough about changing settings, bracketing shots, moving around, etc. Thank you!

    On Fri, Oct 12, 2018 at 1:47 AM Petesteph1’s Blog wrote:

    > petesteph1 posted: ” There is a lot to be said for learning photography > in the digital age and one of the great advantages is that it costs nothing > to take a bunch of extra shots. In the days of film you would have been > restricted in your output based upon your budget.” >

  2. I remember the days of believing I had a great photo only to find after processing that I did not. Or worse – ruined film! I don’t miss darkrooms and chemicals: digital is so much more fun for me.

  3. Yep. Seems like obvious advice, particularly in the digital age. Having seen my first professional photographers at work in the film era, I was astounded at how many exposures they shot, and now it’s essentially FREE. Other than learning how to SEE what’s in the frame and learning about lighting (which never ends), this is a critical piece of advice, and I appreciate the reminder.

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