Wow... that's a lot of "film". A photographer friend of mine (mostly weddings, graduations, portraits) told me that the real secret of professional photography was 'burning' film... take 500 pictures of a wedding, and at least a few will turn out.
Of course, knowing what you're doing helps quite a bit.
Thank you... and well...that's on a good day when everything goes according to plan. On other days I can have a ton of ideas because the creative juices are really flowing, and at the maximum I'll shoot five-hundred to one-thousand+ in a little over an hours time.
But the same amount can be shot on a bad day to, while trying to just capture/create something newer or unseen before...or at least unseen by me that is.
Yes shooting a wedding, and all of the above, can be quite stressful and costly, costly of course meaning the big green stuff $, and also costly because time is money...know what I mean?
I love that term 'burning' film, it has a nice romantically pyromania-cal ring to it! hehehe
That's for sure, knowing what you're doing really helps a lot, and it also makes the photo shoot run smooth and it makes for a happy photographer and a happy customer/client too.
A thousand pictures in an hour? You much have a very happy shutter finger! (and a really good battery in your camera )
I hope you don't have too many bad days... I like your good art days just fine.
Time is money, and we spend it all too cheaply sometimes. I remember when photography was all about the film... all that celluloid, and the chemicals... such an amazing amount of time and money spent on getting so very few good photos. We are spoiled now, a dollar a gigabyte for Micro SD cards, cameras that take a 16 megapixel photo ever quarter second, automatically adjusting for all possible variables, and RAW files with better light response than even the best film... It's no wonder Kodak went under.
I am all about the pyromania!
I took a photography class in school, just because. It was a lot of fun working with film, learning to use a camera with no electronics at all, not even a battery. I still love the smell of a darkroom, and that lovely blood-amber light... now I'm all nostalgic again, I'm going to have to go sniff my old negatives for that lingering scent...
But back on track, yeah, knowing what you're doing, and what all the words and numbers mean makes it so much easier to get the effect you are looking for, even with a fully automatic digital camera.