At what events / occasions did you shoot the most images?

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TacticDesigns
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Sports Events . . .

Mark_A wrote:

I know some of you are just sprayers and prayers just teasing, but at what events did you shoot the most images.

Just trying to get an idea of what people feel is a lot because I expect we will have different feelings on this topic.

For me at everyday subjects I normally shoot between 30-90 and when reviewing them am happy if I get one proper special keeper.

On the higher side I went to a motor sports event and shot 400. At least 400 is all I have left, perhaps I shot more and deleted a load I can't remember. Anyhow 400 is my top so far.

What about you? where how many and why?

Mark_A

I volunteered at our local gymnastics competition.

We tried to get pictures of as many of the club's athletes as possible to include in the yearbook or year-end video.

The thing with a competition is, it doesn't happen again. Sure, there is next year's competition, but . . . each competition (and thus each athletes performance) only happens once. And you don't know if the athlete's first jump is going to be their best jump or whether its the last jump. So . . . I just shot all their jumps and poses.

150 athletes * 3 apparatus (I didn't really shoot the vault) * at least 10 shots per apparatus = 4,500 shots in a weekend.

EDIT: That's actually the keepers. Triple that for number of shots taken. For poses, I would fire off 3 shots because with a moving athlete, you can't be quite sure how they are going to shift their balance on their feet. And I find . . . if I fire off 3 shots, I get 3 completely different poses. Because this is happening in a fraction of a second, anticipating the athletes shift in balance is almost impossible. Better to fire off 3 shots and keep the best.

Take care & Happy Shooting!

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