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Chimping (don't do it!)

Chimping means to constantly check the camera display after every single shot. The term comes from the similarity between the “oooh, oooh!” sounds photographers tend to make while chimping and the sound of a chimpanzee! This action is commonly seen as a major amateur mistake as many shot opportunities can be lost while over- checking each image.

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Check the camera display

Of course, this doesn’t mean - never check. 

There is a wealth of information to be gleaned from the camera display including the fact it took 4 tries to get this almost (spot the error?) central histogram on manual mode!! 

But once you have that right, focus on the composition - not the mechanics. 

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