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View Poll Results: How many good frames do you need from a 36 frame roll to be happy?
1 125 23.58%
2 65 12.26%
3 81 15.28%
4 62 11.70%
5 43 8.11%
6+ 154 29.06%
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Old 02-22-2012   #121
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When I estimate as close as possible, I think I have seen around 1.000 photographs of HCB since 1964, including books and online sources. Assuming I was able to see only half of them, let's think that he had some 2.000 to 2.500 pictures all together issued, printed and exhibited. These all in 50 years, roughly 2.500 weeks... meaning more or less a picture a week. Probably Henri was shooting 10 rolls a week, if not more.

So if I get one frame per 10 rolls worth of keeping then I am pleased tremendously.
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Old 02-22-2012   #122
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Photography is the same as shooting skeet. If I don't make at least .500 on a roll I can't live with myself. I live for making the shot, I have learned to see compositions 'come together'. That's the skill and the joy, it's like improvisation in jazz, one plays to what is on his plate at the moment. The rest of it can go hang.
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Old 03-06-2012   #123
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Originally Posted by charjohncarter View Post
I need 3 but if I get even 1 that is a triple A winner I would be happy. The problem is the 1 winner I get is usually not the one I thought it would be, which means I get zero intentional winners.
I can relate to that. It's never the one I expect to be good, but the one I just shot without thinking about it.
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Old 04-26-2012   #124
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I would be very happy with 1-2 keepers per month. Didn't see that option so I went with 1 per roll.
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Old 04-26-2012   #125
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Originally Posted by totifoto View Post
If you shoot a 36 frame roll how many frames do

If I get one that is perfect I´m happy but I wanna get at least 5 good frame from a roll.

When I shoot 6X6 I wanna get at least 3.
Happy = 4.

Don't have that much experience but intuitively I felt 4 good shots is really great.
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