Does anyone else do this.

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TacticDesigns Veteran Member • Posts: 8,395
Re: It's personal; takes practice

Gerry Winterbourne wrote:

DankCO wrote:

I cannot take photos using the LCD. It just doesn't work for me. Putting my eye to the VF is like shutting the world out, and I can concentrate better on the photo. Not to mention that I can hardly see the LCD in daylight + I'm farsighted. I just feel if my eye is not on the VF, I'm doing it wrong. Don't know if that makes sense.

No, it doesn't make sense. There is no "wrong" (or "right") way of working.


I would agree with this.

What works for you, works for you.

Don't worry about other people.

In the history of photography viewfinders are newcomers - for the first hundred years they didn't exist and people did fine.


I did a bit of art directing for some photoshoots.

A few of the photographers would have an 8x10 film camera.

One of the photographers let me use his camera to frame the shot. And use the loop to check focus.

Getting to frame a picture with that huge ground glass is something else.

However you view the scene - viewfinder or LCD - you need to concentrate on it. That's a matter of training yourself and practice. There are lots of times when using the VF is better than the LCD;

For me personally, I value a VF for shooting sports. I just haven't master shooting sports with a rear LCD screen. I'm sure I could do it if forced to, but just never been in that situation personally.

lots of times when the LCD is better. Try composing a picture with the camera high over the heads of people in front of you; or at ground level.


And cameras without a VF can be smaller.

For vacations I love small cameras and shoot with the rear LCD all the time.

For me personally . . . I think I am framing within my mind. I am just using the VF or rear LCD to get the camera to be pointing to where I am thinking in my mind.

But . . . an LCD can act as a way to view your composition in 2D (a little bit larger) to see if it works.

Take care & Happy Shooting!

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