One of my sharpest pictures (taken on film) in full manual mode.
I only had about 4 seconds to estimate the three settings on the camera:
2. Shutter speed
3. Last and most important setting on the camera while you’re moving: Distance
…in order to get the picture this bright and sharp because it was sunny and she was moving all the time.
I was walking right next to her with my camera glued to my face and waited for the moment when the canal in the background would be right behind her.
Fake photographers take pictures on ‘continuous shooting’-mode (for example 10 frames per second) and then pick the best one out of a 1000.
I only need 1 shot, because I trust my photography skills. If it doesn’t feel right, I will take another one. But I don’t take a thousand shots.
Photography is all about timing. If you don’t have the timing-skills, (and if you don’t trust your own overall photography skills and constantly just take a thousand blind shots) you’re not a real photographer.
That is exactly the way I feel. I have an SLR Pentax 35mm, which I enjoy very much, the challenge of getting that one shot and may be another two more if I have to. Yes, those fancy bug named cameras such as Nikon DLRs are nice, but that’s not real photography if all you do is aim at your subject and shoot thousands at a subject only to pic and photoshop as well.