Digital Photography seems to be growing with no bounds and nowadays the developments are so earth-shattering and revolutionary that one is often left overwhelmed. With all these technological advancements, photography has seamlessly transformed from a hobby into something that millions of individuals across the globe religiously pursue.
As the wide array of photographic developments continued to grow, different camera terms were also introduced and ’Chimping’ is one of them. As far as the inception of ’chimping’ goes, this term was coined to characterize a photographer’s habit of looking at the camera’s LCD screen after every shot.
Chimping is called so as it has often been noticed that when a photographer captures a brilliant shot, he shows it off to those in his surroundings, mimicking the excitement of a chimpanzee as he examines a new object. That is why curious photographers checking out their shots at the LCD screen are said to be ’chimping.’
Many believe that photo chimping as a habit takes over a photographer so completely that he/she just cannot seem to get rid of it. While photo chimping runs quite rampant in the photography community, like everything else, it has its pros and cons. Whether one should do photo chimping or not is an endless debate and at the end of the day, the choice rests with no one else but the photographer.
In order to evaluate if chimping is something you should get involved in or not, the following account is a kind of photo tutorial. Aimed at helping a newbie or first timer decide if photo chimping is something they should opt for, it will help you fully comprehend the implications of your actions.
In order to fully comprehend the scope of the advantages of chimping, it is important to realize that chimping does not necessarily imply lack of confidence over your skill. Rather, it will only be justified to say that chimping is synonymous to learning. Wondering how? Read on to find out.
In a nut shell, do not make photo chimping your second nature. Try to do a shoot with it and without it and you can judge for yourself what works best for you. After all, it is time you open up your eyes to the world of photography around you.