The introduction of digital cameras and cheap memory has led to people shooting substantially more pictures than before. I can testify to that rule, since my number of photos per trip soared from 60-90 up to 2000+. Although this is not necessarily bad thing, it leads to significant overhead in post-processing. To add fuel to the fire, most of those images are mediocre at best, due to the fact that people do not take the time to evaluate their photos and improve them on the fly. Most often excuse is: “i do not have time, i will fix it in editing software”. Guess what, most never do.
In the film era, the cost of taking and developing the photo forced people to think and improve, since it was too costly to have 100 mediocre photos. Maybe we need a little bit of that mindset back. So our tip of the week is:
Use your eyes as they are your most valuable tool as a photographer. After every shot ask yourself: “How can I improve it ?”. Set the limit on number of photos you take home and stick to it. The goal is when you come back home, to download 50 great photos rather then 500 mediocre ones. Your workload will decrease and your understanding and knowledge of photography will increase. Happy shooting.