It's graduation season and there was a graduate in my family, so i got to go to a graduation ceremony. It was a catholic high school so not only was there a mass beforehand but there were a few guests that might not be at a public school's graduation - namely the bishop of our diocese. i know that some people arent familiar with catholic pageantry (sorry all you catholics, but he was wearing a fuschia jumpsuit thing with matching hat) but bishop's are pretty important i think. anyway on the graduation stage, you shook hands with the principal and then got your diploma from the bishop and shook his hand too. then everyone freezes and looks at the photographer (DSLR professional) and he snaps off a shot for the parents. theres a set system the kids have practiced. supposed to go smoothly right? the first graduate comes out, shakes hands and poses. while the next kid in line is being announced, the photographer takes his shot of the first kid. but then guess what he does? he CHIMPS! on stage in front of a theatre full of people, he stops to bend over his display screen and examine the shot! and the bishop and principal are looking around and the next kid is already waiting for his pose but they kept calling kids! there were at least 5 kids on stage at this point awkwardly standing around and he chimps over the next shot too! the first 6 shots he did this for. and nobody understood why he was doing this. did he miss the shot? do they call back the first grads and run them through again? is something wrong with his camera? the kids didnt practice it like this - they didnt know what to do either but ended up not caring because they got their diploma. he eventually stopped but throughout the 250 grads he was fiddling with knobs and pushing buttons the whole time. thats a real professional there. must have gotten a new camera. TEST your equipment BEFORE the important shot! come-on! and thats the moral of the story for professionals going through the 'switchover'. get there early and make sure everythings working! hunch over that tiny little screen before the guests start getting there. or you can put down the point and shoot and stop calling yourself a professional.