Still summer like weather in Carmel Valley -- shorts still the attire.
I never have my Canon camera on more than one shot ..just don't have to fire so fast >> its just the old school of 120 film for so many years. With the RB67 you hand to wind two levers for every exposure...no zooms and 10 exp backs !!
Most of my candid's are "setup" shots .. just old ways never change --I guess. When I work a crowd > totally different MO of the new shooters. No 2-3 frames a sec with bursting flash in your subjects faces. I need DOF for a bounce strobe into a card at 7/9ft = F5 = at least with a 28mm and a group of four. Would hate to come home from a 4-6 hour event and have to load over a 1,000 RAW files for a job and edit.
1. I only go back to high capacity 35mm backs but with a 5fps motor.. so that dates me. Having your camera on one shot vs. continuous is a matter of choice of technique. A modern Canon camera in continuous mode can easily shoot single shots all day long, in fact many students come to class set to continuous mode and are surprised to find this, they think they're in single shot. So you can easily set it to continuous with nary a disadvantage.
This leaves you free to use continuous mode to your advantage dependent on your style. I gave an example earlier how burst mode helps you get a clear shot at low shutter speeds. Try it.. For a day, try shooting 2-4 frames the same way you now shoot a single frame. Then go back later in post and see if you aren't finding a significant number of sets with one frame focused better than the other. I do this with students workshop after workshop and it's never failed. So a technique.
It's also a technique to catch action, either anticipated or unanticipated. Developing your timing is always great, but anyone who tells me their timing beats 10fps is probably telling a whopper. I say why not have both tools in your arsenal? Sometimes you know you'll need burst, other times you might need it, and other times you might not think so.. but what does it hurt? We're not paying for film any more and I don't think anyone here is prematurely wearing out shutters..
Old school is great, but perhaps we shouldn't let it define too much of how we learn the new.
2. You'll have to teach me that one..
Isn't candid the very definition of "unposed?" Which we should't confused with "anticipated" which is any experienced photographers friend.
3. We all hate it, but sometimes that's the job. We've already established that as experience grows the shot count decreases, but we shouldn't let a desired shot count rule the job. If you can do it with fewer great, but if not run up the count and deliver a good job to your client.