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One shot ? or more ?

When your taking a shot, do you only take ONE? and its perfect, right first time?
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Do you take 2 or 3 shots of the same?

Do you view and delete in camera, all but the very best shots ?

or

Do you upload to your PC and end up keep most of the duplicates ?

I have been dreadful this last few months, been out lots, taken loads of shots - but I have not been very good on my housekeeping - primarily I have not deleted all the duplicate good shots and all the rubbish - now doing this every evening
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Re: One shot ? or more ?

I take 2 (Oly Pen, ISO bracket, 6 files) or 3 (G1&multifilm) or 3 (e-410, bracket).
I almost never take one exposure.

Never, ever delete in-camera unless its a 1meg card and I've taken too many RAWs.

I load the cards onto my PC hard drive then use FastStone to quickly go through and delete the less good, way out of focus, or too blown.
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Re: One shot ? or more ?

Always take more than one shot and then check them on computer afterwards usually to find all are poor. Select out best and save to folder before going through them again and processing (need to learn how to delete more).
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Re: One shot ? or more ?

I wish I could limit myself to just one, or maybe a couple (like in film days) but digital allows you to keep firing away. I will delete in camera if I have the time but always still retain too many that will nerver see the light of day.
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Re: One shot ? or more ?

For me it all depends on what I am shooting. If it's a landscape then I usually take one then move on to a slightly different position, whereas if it is a bird, then I am usually on quickfire mode

All depends really.
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Re: One shot ? or more ?

I usually get it right first time - I think because of my long experience with film. I often bracket exposures, or take a few extras to make sure that I have captured what I want, but when I open the images in Photoshop I nearly always find the first shot is the best.

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Re: One shot ? or more ?

One, maybe two (landscape/portrait framing). Maybe this is a legacy of expensive slide film days... Also I don't machine gun the target because I shoot raw and "developing" each picture takes time.
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Re: One shot ? or more ?

I always surprise myself (on getting home) how few shots I take.
I'm trying to up my shutter rate.
I think its a left over from film days where you had to be careful if you were on a tight budget.

There is a further reason - on a recent trip to the far north my long suffering wife said (on day 5) that "I would have trouble extracting that bluddy camera if you take one more photograph today!"

Also I very rarely delete on camera. Not since I nearly deleted a poorly composed shot and later found it to be the best landscape I've ever done (not that thats saying much).
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Re: One shot ? or more ?

Thanks for all your very interesting replies ! I seem to take 3, even if the first is a cracker ! I take another and another ! Bracketing is 3 per shot, thus 9 !

BUT I am getting better at deleting obvious duffers in camera ! and spent two hours today deleting from hard drive !
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Re: One shot ? or more ?

Depends on the scenario.
If its on the hunt among people, shoot once and move on.
If I'm doing landscape,architecture, etc. where I get a chance to set up I 'chimp' to get the best exposure, use filters, etc. but don't bracket as the leeway in a Raw permits a bit of give.
If its birds, planes or anything fast moving, on to burst with C-AF. Look at pictures later. Obvious bad ones on back screen, delete.

I do now delete a lot of stuff on the computer as if its not up to full scratch I wont use it. Andy Rouse's tip of comparing 2 pictures and deleting the poorer is a good way of going through a lot of similar stuff.

I shoot RAW and best quality JPG. The latter offering a 'quick fix'. e.g. last week record shots of rain getting into a roof.

I often find in a set or burst the first picture is the best. Does one's concentration wane after that?
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Re: One shot ? or more ?

I take all pictures in Raw only and store them in Aperture - the time overhead to get a good first impression from Raw is negligible. Even on trips I only use RAW and let the laptop take the strain.
I do not delete bad shots but grade them as a 9 which removes them from the Aperture viewer (but keeps then available should I want to refer back to the settings used).

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Re: One shot ? or more ?

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... if I could I could afford to waste film and developing charges at that rate.. even I could take good photos !!

I tried the theory with digital and ended up with 30 duffers
Some people just make it look too easy, don't they?
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Re: One shot ? or more ?

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One, maybe two (landscape/portrait framing). Maybe this is a legacy of expensive slide film days... Also I don't machine gun the target because I shoot raw and "developing" each picture takes time.
Same here but in my film days I shot in camera dupes when the subject allowed me to.
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Re: One shot ? or more ?

Well it depends...

Church interiors tend to be one shot, but upto 15 exposures, I'll spend a lot of time getting the framing/alignment of the camera right.

General shots, well I'll get the framing right before I push the button - but I'll review the histogram and if necessary re-shoot till I'm happy.

Wildlife - well there may well be bursts 'cos I want that moment when both the eyes and the beak are open.

As I get vaguely better I tend to shoot less shots because I know what the camera does. But the great thing about digital is you can review and check.

Shots of my toes tend to get deleted immediately.

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Re: One shot ? or more ?

One, maybe two, but usually because of a change in framing rather than exposure bracketing.

Almost never delete in camera, unless I've just been messing around.

Despite regular culling, still keep too many on the computer!
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