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04-14-2011, 04:37 PM   #1
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Did I go insane or is this reasonable?

I was just wondering... Did i go insane yesterday?

I had an opportunity to shoot my ski/snowboarding club's rail jam yesterday starting at 6am - 430pm. I took my k-7 along and I had a couple of new toys to try out. (Battery grip, flash, etc) I wound up taking 631 photos. I have never shot an event like that, but it seems like a stupidly high number of shots.

If I was to do this over again should I limit my shots thus making me think more about composition and exposure settings and getting the good shots?


I also found a huge hole in my lenses. 18-50 kit lenses are terrible to work with but, none-the-less It was my work horse for the day.




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631 pics in 10.5 hrs? approx 60 pics per hr, or one per minute.

Doesn't sound high to me, especially for an action sequence shoot.
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Thats not that much. When I shoot sports, I'll shot ~400 in ~30 minutes. So I'd say that you're doing just fine!
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Noticed you needed something under 55mm that wasn't you kit lens?

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more you shoot, the more you learn,.,.,.,. but you also learn which ones to delete and which ones to keep on your camera
my wife and I shot close to 2,000 photos on our trip and that doesn't count the ones I deleted on the trip.

cheers and shoot away!
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Hmm I guess drive mode does spit out a few fps on the k-7. I Also got a chance to shoot with a canon kiss X4 (550d).. not a bad camera IQ wise but I never realised how solid the k-7 was! the canon was very light and plasticy, disconcerting when its not your camera. Also, I didn't like the hold a button and scroll to change aperture. (not to mention the lack of aperture & shutter priority mode)


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Noticed you needed something under 55mm that wasn't you kit lens?
Well to be honest I have been shooting mainly with my FA77 followed by my 70-200 and had plenty of space with what I was shooting. I haven't shot much wide angle. My shopping list has now be re-arranged: Da 15 Ltd is now on top. The DAF 100 WR macro is gonna have to wait
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I shot over 175 photos in two hours recently during a speedskating event. You didn't go insane.
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No, not much at all. Are you complaining abou the PP work for these shoots? or the cost of print all these to paper? You have a DSLR right?

600 is the number of a less-than-two-hours-event in average: 20 persons, single/pair/groups/candid fill easily 600 shots in relatively short time.

But 600 shoots of the same same thing, may be a different story ;-)

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lol....no! Not insane.

I was on a Spanish Flamenco performance one day and I shot 750 pictures in one hour.
That is a little bit insane.......
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No, not much at all. Are you complaining abou the PP work for these shoots? or the cost of print all these to paper? You have a DSLR right?
Narr not complaining at all about either of the above. I actually like it as something to help relax. I have just never shot anything more than probably 100 shots in 1 day.

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600 is the number of a less-than-two-hours-event in average: 20 persons, single/pair/groups/candid fill easily 600 shots in relatively short time.

But 600 shoots of the same same thing, may be a different story ;-)
I guess i'll get used to the whole system of shooting events..
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If it's insane to take 631 photos in 10.5 hours, then I have gone far beyond insanity. Last August I attended Redskins training camp and took 428 photos in 2 hours 40 minutes. In September I attended the Thunder over the Blue Ridge Airshow and took 837 photos in 4 hours 10 minutes.
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I was going to say insane, but then I checked. I've taken 400 in 4 hours, about two-thirds with manual-focus primes, one shot at a time. It was a wedding so I also ate a meal, had a few beers, etc. I even liked about a hundred of them.
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had a few beers, etc. I even liked about a hundred of them.
Were the good ones after the beers?
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I've taken around 300 photos in about 2 hours of a high school football game so 2x the photos in 5x the time is not insane. Action photos obviously require a higher # of photos per shoot.
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If you have no problem sorting and editing that amount of images... I don't see how it hurts anyone. Your only concern will be once you have seen the final images and decide if there is a need for improvement.
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