Editing – Quantity

As we have seen in this blog post, The Cardinal Rule of Photography is “Never show anybody everything you shoot!”

One of the main reasons we photograph is to make photographs that our viewers will enjoy. Here are great ways to make presentations that will impress, amaze, and astound, your viewers.

1. Don’t take so many pictures. With digital cameras, we take so many pictures!

2. Edit in your camera. Go through your photos after every photo session.

3. Download into your computer and make a folder for every photo shoot or event. If you are on a trip and have taken a lot of pictures every day, make a folder for every day.

4. Make a “Best Photos” folder for every photo shoot, event, and trip. I have found it is so much easier to make a “Best Photos” folder than to delete down to a reasonable number of photos taken. This way you don’t have to throw away possible keepers you might want to have for later.