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Friday, November 17, 2006

Everybody Chimps


Chimping: The Real Story

Posted by DAVID EMERICK


10 Comments:

Blogger Jason said...

FYI, Mr. Hanashiro has declared June 9 each year as "No Chimping Day"

http://www.sportsshooter.com/news/1590

3:21 PM  
Blogger William said...

Never heard of "chimping" until today! So the new cameras don't have viewfinders? I guess I'm just too old to understand the alleged advantages of chimping, seems that it would be distracting but what do I know.

5:16 PM  
Blogger gdanmitchell said...

But what I want to know is why is it called "chimping?"

7:28 PM  
Blogger beezerboy said...

Imagine a Chimp looking at at camera. It makes perfect sense.

7:58 PM  
Blogger Mike Johnston said...

"why is it called 'chimping?' "

It goes by fast, but place the indicator just about above the "d" in "Video" underneath the scrollbar, and listen to the noise the second photographer makes just before he says, "Bert, look at that one."

--Mike

7:59 PM  
Blogger nol said...

I don't know why, but as funny as that video is, it kind of makes me upset. I mean, no wonder the competition for photojournalists is so tough. I'm not in that field, so I'm not bitter, but since they have sheer odds working for them, constantly reviewing their output, it takes like 0 percent skills to get a newsworthy shot on AUTO mode.

Bleh.

11:49 AM  
Blogger nol said...

Okay, I take that back. Chimping appears to be a very healthy and integral process in sports photography.

12:07 PM  
Blogger Mike Johnston said...

Actually, sports photography is the main field in which chimping is considered undesirable and thus, a mark of low status...the reason is simple--because if you chimp you are more likely to miss the action! There's no reason for most photographers not to chimp to their heart's content.

--Mike

2:49 PM  
Blogger m. said...

Chimping is my way of making sure that I've taken the lens cap off and kept my thumb out of the frame.

11:11 PM  
Blogger fogg said...

nol, I'm assuming that you don't do that kind of photography, or at least not often.

2:22 PM  

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