I'm not an ardent photographer but I do carry a camera with me when I'm hiking or out for a walk. In this digital age it's not unusual for me to take a couple of hundred shots during a couple of hours of walking. Of course, most of those are unusable for anything more than a record of where I was and what the subject looked like at the time. Professional photographers are familiar with shooting lots of photos only to have a few be usable. Now with digital cameras it's almost no cost for amateurs to just keep shooting and hope something works out.