Sunday, August 24, 2008

Chimping - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

Chimping is a term used in digital photography (especially when using a digital single-lens reflex camera) to describe the habit of checking every photo on the on-camera display (LCD) immediately after capture.

Experienced photographers often use the term in a derogatory sense to describe the actions of wannabe photographers (often called newbies).[1]

Usage behaviour varies depending on context and the person using it, but common uses include:

* When a photographer’s sounds and actions of reviewing frames on-scene appear similar to the actions of an excited primate (Oooh! Oooh! Aaah!)
* When the photographer is completely absorbed in the act of analysing, admiring or proudly showing a photo off to others