16 Dec 2011


Chimping is a colloquial term used in digital photography (especially when using a digital single lens reflex camera) to describe the habit of checking every photo on the camera LCD display immediately after capture.
Some photographers use the term in a derogatory sense to describe the actions of amateur photographers, but the act of reviewing images on-camera is not necessarily frowned upon by professional or experienced photographers.Source Wikipedia.
Now chimping does not necessarily mean that you also delete unwanted images at the same time but for many chimpers it does and this is where the problem lies in chimping .
I don't chimp for three reasons - to save battery life ,because the LCD on the X1 is not bright enough to chimp and most importantly I like to view my images  on a big screen before I decide whether to delete them .If you chimp and delete you may well delete a usable image which you do not appreciate at a quick glance at the LCD.
The two images below both taken in Paris in June could well have been deleted at the time they were taken if I had chimped them . Of course some may well say that they should have been deleted .........

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