Do you ever Spray and Pray?

9 months 6 days ago #664358 by Paul Velasco
Honestly I had a laugh at this question on a couple accounts.  First I had to verify with Google what this 100% meant.   Second, why would anyone actually use this method, it sounds so sloppy?  


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9 months 5 days ago #664483 by icepics
No, I don't...

It's not really a method or technique. I've done sports, and depending on the sport a photographer may shoot a sequence of rapid fps; that's a technique because it's done for a purpose in certain situations. Or it's used in birding where someone is following a fast moving bird.

Otherwise it seems to be ineffective to just keep firing off shots hoping something will turn out, and then have to go thru oodles of pictures to find anything good out of a bazillion. That's an exaggeration, but really, if someone is doing that they aren't taking time to frame shots well or really see what they're looking at. It seems to indicate a lack of skill and more need for learning and practicing to get good at using a camera.

Sharon
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9 months 2 days ago #664726 by Vahrenkamp
Simple answer: NO.

I can't say I understand the rush to do so.  


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9 months 2 days ago #664851 by effron
Lots of nevers here, I wonder how many want a decent fps in a camera though, and for what...portraits?
When trying to shoot fast moving subjects like dragonflies or hummingbirds, would you never use a burst mode?

Why so serious?
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9 months 2 days ago #664860 by Nikon Shooter
I very often shoot in CH with wildlife and though
I spray (now I know what it means), I don't pray,
I plan.

Light is free… capturing it is not!
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9 months 2 days ago #664870 by effron
Right, so if you burst ten shots, all are expected to be just right? The phrase is taken too literally....

Why so serious?
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9 months 1 day ago #664917 by Overread
Just at sporting events or the track


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