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Chimping reaches epic and epidemic proportions!

 
 
Rita ─ Berkowitz
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      02-02-2007, 11:28 PM
Yes, it was a sight to see this morning during a news briefing at the
Pentagon. Most of the PJs there were chimping like they just fell of a
truck carrying 20,000 pounds of bananas. I'm not sure why this was
happening, but it was funny as hell and I shook my head in disbelief. These
guys know better. Is this a new trend? Would immunizing your LCD with
black electrical tape cure chimping? I did notice most chimpers were Canon
shooters. For Christ's sake it's not like they are at the Superbowl.
There's no reason for all this chimping!







Rita

 
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Jim Redelfs
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      02-03-2007, 12:43 AM
In article <(E-Mail Removed)>,
Rita ─ Berkowitz <ritaberk2O04 @aol.com> wrote:

> There's no reason for all this chimping!


Agreed.

I have my LCD display set to retire 4 seconds after a shot. Still, I rarely
look at it after taking a shot. Why bother? It's digital. Take several and,
hopefully, one will be "the one", probably after not a little post-processing
on a ~21-inch computer display. What are they hoping to see, anyway?

I have always LOVED the term, "chimping", though. It's probably the most
accurate - and funny - description of a (sadly) widely-practiced photographic
activity.
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Matt Clara
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      02-03-2007, 03:16 AM

"Jim Redelfs" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:jim.redelfs-(E-Mail Removed)...
> In article <(E-Mail Removed)>,
> Rita ─ Berkowitz <ritaberk2O04 @aol.com> wrote:
>
>> There's no reason for all this chimping!

>
> Agreed.
>
> I have my LCD display set to retire 4 seconds after a shot. Still, I
> rarely
> look at it after taking a shot. Why bother? It's digital.


Because it's a tool unavailable to film that allows a photographer to see
what he or she is getting immediately instead of waiting for the film to get
back. Now, if lighting isn't changing, and they keep checking over and
over, that's unnecesary, but technically chimping is showing everybody the
lcd and going ooh, ooh,ooh, which isn't what you're talking about.

Those idiots who insist that looking at the lcd is always a stupid thing are
just that, ****ing idiots. Really. Morons. You don't get digital at all.


 
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Doug MacDonald
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      02-03-2007, 03:52 AM

"Rita ─ Berkowitz" <ritaberk2O04 @aol.com> wrote in message
news:(E-Mail Removed)...
: Yes, it was a sight to see this morning during a news briefing at the
: Pentagon. Most of the PJs there were chimping like they just fell of a
: truck carrying 20,000 pounds of bananas. I'm not sure why this was
: happening, but it was funny as hell and I shook my head in disbelief.
These
: guys know better. Is this a new trend? Would immunizing your LCD with
: black electrical tape cure chimping? I did notice most chimpers were
Canon
: shooters. For Christ's sake it's not like they are at the Superbowl.
: There's no reason for all this chimping!
:
:
: Rita
:
It's all the cheep cheep cameras these chumps have.


 
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Doug MacDonald
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      02-03-2007, 03:53 AM

"Matt Clara" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news(E-Mail Removed). ..
:
: "Jim Redelfs" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
: news:jim.redelfs-(E-Mail Removed)...
: > In article <(E-Mail Removed)>,
: > Rita ─ Berkowitz <ritaberk2O04 @aol.com> wrote:
: >
: >> There's no reason for all this chimping!
: >
: > Agreed.
: >
: > I have my LCD display set to retire 4 seconds after a shot. Still, I
: > rarely
: > look at it after taking a shot. Why bother? It's digital.
:
: Because it's a tool unavailable to film that allows a photographer to see
: what he or she is getting immediately instead of waiting for the film to
get
: back. Now, if lighting isn't changing, and they keep checking over and
: over, that's unnecesary, but technically chimping is showing everybody the
: lcd and going ooh, ooh,ooh, which isn't what you're talking about.
:
: Those idiots who insist that looking at the lcd is always a stupid thing
are
: just that, ****ing idiots. Really. Morons. You don't get digital at
all.
:

Figured out yet how to see the histogram in the viewfinder?


 
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Benny via PhotoKB.com
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      02-03-2007, 04:07 AM
Rita Ä Berkowitz wrote:
>Yes, it was a sight to see this morning during a news briefing at the
>Pentagon. Most of the PJs there were chimping like they just fell of a
>truck carrying 20,000 pounds of bananas.


Yes, so stupid

I am a cameraman and sometimes I have to cover news...one occation was a
luncheon speech at the local chamber of commerce..One person speaking at a
podium..
four photogs...ten shots with flash...chimping..ten more shots...chimpimg...
the hole speech!!
Needless to say the newsfootage was pretty "flashy" and useless...Good old
film days there would have been two or three shots and off to the next
assignement..
Oh yeah, next say there was one picture in the paper....

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Mark▓
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      02-03-2007, 04:35 AM
Jim Redelfs wrote:
> In article <(E-Mail Removed)>,
> Rita ─ Berkowitz <ritaberk2O04 @aol.com> wrote:
>
>> There's no reason for all this chimping!

>
> Agreed.
>
> I have my LCD display set to retire 4 seconds after a shot. Still, I
> rarely look at it after taking a shot. Why bother? It's digital.
> Take several and, hopefully, one will be "the one", probably after
> not a little post-processing on a ~21-inch computer display. What
> are they hoping to see, anyway?
>
> I have always LOVED the term, "chimping", though. It's probably the
> most accurate - and funny - description of a (sadly) widely-practiced
> photographic activity.


A glance at the histogram is nothing to scoff at.
Histograms are perhaps the most powerful in-the-field tool for analysing
exposure and scene properties.
Those who cling to this notion that it is somehow an automatic sign of
something negative are kidding themselves, and really ought to reconsider
what tools they choose to throw away.

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Mark▓
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      02-03-2007, 04:37 AM
Benny via PhotoKB.com wrote:
> Rita ─ Berkowitz wrote:
>> Yes, it was a sight to see this morning during a news briefing at the
>> Pentagon. Most of the PJs there were chimping like they just fell
>> of a truck carrying 20,000 pounds of bananas.

>
> Yes, so stupid
>
> I am a cameraman and sometimes I have to cover news...one occation
> was a luncheon speech at the local chamber of commerce..One person
> speaking at a podium..
> four photogs...ten shots with flash...chimping..ten more
> shots...chimpimg... the hole speech!!


I'd agree that this is pretty lame. Once you've checked your settings via
histogram...and when nothing changes in the lighting...there's little reason
to keep checking.

> Needless to say the newsfootage was pretty "flashy" and
> useless...Good old film days there would have been two or three shots
> and off to the next assignement..
> Oh yeah, next say there was one picture in the paper....


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Tony Polson
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      02-03-2007, 08:02 AM
On Fri, 2 Feb 2007 20:35:59 -0800, "Mark▓" <mjmorgan(lowest even
number here)@cox..net> wrote:
>Jim Redelfs wrote:
>> I have always LOVED the term, "chimping", though. It's probably the
>> most accurate - and funny - description of a (sadly) widely-practiced
>> photographic activity.

>
>A glance at the histogram is nothing to scoff at.
>Histograms are perhaps the most powerful in-the-field tool for analysing
>exposure and scene properties.
>Those who cling to this notion that it is somehow an automatic sign of
>something negative are kidding themselves, and really ought to reconsider
>what tools they choose to throw away.



Wise words, Mark.

The problem is that some cannot see their way past a means of
ridiculing other people to the value that those tools offer them.

 
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Bill Funk
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      02-03-2007, 04:24 PM
On Sat, 03 Feb 2007 04:07:10 GMT, "Benny via PhotoKB.com" <u18046@uwe>
wrote:

>Rita ─ Berkowitz wrote:
>>Yes, it was a sight to see this morning during a news briefing at the
>>Pentagon. Most of the PJs there were chimping like they just fell of a
>>truck carrying 20,000 pounds of bananas.

>
>Yes, so stupid
>
>I am a cameraman and sometimes I have to cover news...one occation was a
>luncheon speech at the local chamber of commerce..One person speaking at a
>podium..
>four photogs...ten shots with flash...chimping..ten more shots...chimpimg...
>the hole speech!!
>Needless to say the newsfootage was pretty "flashy" and useless...Good old
>film days there would have been two or three shots and off to the next
>assignement..


I remember the film days, and there were just as many flashes back
then, too.
>Oh yeah, next say there was one picture in the paper....


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