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How many shots do you take

Tandberg 16 1.2k 2 England
10 Sep 2006 8:32AM
I would like to know

When your out for the day say at Whitby how many shots do you take in that day!!
I know that Slr digitals are not cheap and cannot be bought just like that unless your well off.
But with them having a certain life cycle do you just shoot shoot shoot or do you take time and study about the shots and the frame counter.. I'd like to know.
Keith and andy it would be interesting to hear your take on this too.


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Coleslaw 14 13.4k 28 Wales
10 Sep 2006 8:43AM
I would never worry about the life cycle. But I don't do shoot shoot shoot either.
Tandberg 16 1.2k 2 England
10 Sep 2006 8:46AM
I dont worry!!

Just wanted to know roughly the amount of shots people take on aday out!
IanA 16 3.0k 12 England
10 Sep 2006 8:51AM
Anywhere between 2 and about 700! Depends where and the subject/s available.

Coleslaw 14 13.4k 28 Wales
10 Sep 2006 8:52AM
If I am shooting landscape, then normally I won't even fill up a 1GB card.
If I am shooting wildlife, 2GB easily.
If I am shooting portrait, fill up 1GB easily.

bppowell 18 2.2k 2 England
10 Sep 2006 8:53AM
first you do not need to be well off to get a DSLR. A new one can be bought for 500 and a good second hand one for 250.

If I am on a day out I would take between 300 - 400 shots. I am working on the basis that I will never get that chance again so like to make sure I have covered all bases.

Ade_Osman 16 4.5k 36 England
10 Sep 2006 8:58AM
Depends on the subject, we recently came back from a weekend away shooting captive animals, I shot over 400 shots, whilst the wife shot nearly 700!

Big Bri 18 16.6k United Kingdom
10 Sep 2006 9:54AM

Quote:shooting captive animals

That's not very sporting Ade.. Wink
agoreira 16 6.0k Wales
10 Sep 2006 9:55AM

Quote:Depends on the subject, we recently came back from a weekend away shooting captive animals, I shot over 400 shots, whilst the wife shot nearly 700!

Chances are you'll have one or two good 'uns out of that lot! Wink Always a safe bet captive animals, hard to miss really! Wink
spaceman 15 5.3k 3 Wales
10 Sep 2006 10:19AM
A very rough average would be one roll of 35mm(36) and one roll of 120(12) per month - frequently less. Film cost is not a great concern for me.

BTW, what is Whitby and why would I wish to spend a day there?
joolsb 15 27.1k 38 Switzerland
10 Sep 2006 12:56PM
120 - probably about four rolls a day - most of which would be brackets so say around 20 different images with my 645 camera.

4x5 - Maybe 10 sheets or 5 different images.

I frequently just take an imaginary photo if the light isn't quite right and sometimes I'll get set up and abandon the shot because I can't see a way to make it work.
Just Jas Plus
18 26.3k 1 England
10 Sep 2006 1:04PM
Do you every day, jools, or just the occasional days you go out?
c_evans99 16 7.0k 1 Wales
10 Sep 2006 1:55PM
It varies - I probably go through a couple of rolls a month in 'notebook cameras'; if I'm going to do something specific I try to work in whole rolls of film so I can make adjustments to the processing as needs be without having to compromise cos half the roll was shot in different circumstances. OTOH I try to avoid shooting shedloads as the processing becomes a chore. So on average five or six rolls of mono a month, and maybe a reoll or two of colour slide.

Must say I broke the bracketing habit a couple of years ago - nothing's quite as disparaging as a contact sheet with rows of near identical images. When I did bracket I took copious notes which helped develop my exposure technique.

BruceC 14 171
10 Sep 2006 2:24PM
Like Joolsb, when using 5x4 my average is 10 sheets in a day, which is A and B versions of 5 different images (in case the first sheet processed needs pushing or pulling on the B sheet - you don't bracket 5x4, and at about 5 a sheet for film and processing I sometimes skip a B sheet if I'm certain I've nailed the exposure).

Carabosse 17 41.4k 270 England
10 Sep 2006 2:33PM
I tend to treat both my digital cameras as having a roll of film in them. I do take more photos now, mainly as "insurance" but I certainly don't machine gun dozens/hundreds in the hope that one or two will turn out OK.

Sadly, that seems to be seen in some quarters as a substitute for technique... and then people worry about shutter life!

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