Surprisingly easy. With a camera around my neck, the shutter goes off once every few minutes or so. Most of them are snapshots of where I am going and what I see at any given moment, the intention of which is to provide me with a near-complete tally of what I did during the day. If I'm somewhere that I am deliberately shooting, rather than just capturing the journey, I'll take 2-4 images of the same subject before moving on. When I was in Japan for three weeks in 2010 with a friend, he said that if he didn't hear a shutter going off, he would wonder where I was or what was wrong!Genuine question...
On an overseas trip I average less than a dozen shots a day. Even if I go out for the day specifically to take photos at a target-rich event such as Hampton Court Flower Show, Chinese New Year or the Farnborough Air Show I'm usually below 100, and often below 75. The rest of my time I have the camera over my shoulder or in my bag as I enjoy the place I find myself in. I cannot conceive of taking 700 shots a day
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Hi Bill, thank you for that. Yes it does depend upon how much... I wanted ideas to see if I could take on board something new.99.9% of the time I have just the one card in the camera. On long trips I'll take two per camera, and rotate them on a daily basis. I'll also back up en route. Ultimately, however, this question is impossible to answer because it depends how profligate you are with your shooting. I am quite parsimonious so what works for me may not work for you!
Thanks Isoterica, yes I always carry a spare battery per camera. I'm loathe to carry a laptop though the number of people that do I might have to rethink that. I was very interested to read that even shooting RAW you never filled up a 16GB card! I will take on board the RAW comment and never being able to go back.In Italy I had two cards per camera and at least two batteries for each camera plus an external hard drive [I do not have a laptop, used my husbands work laptop to port images over to my external] I emptied photos onto every evening. I never filled up a 16GB card however I did have to swap batteries midday. I shot all in RAW btw. You can't go back to take a shot if you lost info via the in-camera jpg software.
Thanks for that tip. I'm not looking for a bag for this trip as I'll be using a traditional back pack to blend in... But I'll keep that style in mind for another occasion