Even though I haven’t been a photographer that long I did start out shooting film.
It was exciting and a little stressful at the same time. In addition to worrying over getting the shot, I also fretted a bit about wasting film unnecessarily.
With digital however, I don’t worry at all. In fact, one thing I’m kinda adamant about is to never trash a shot just because you think it isn’t ‘great’ or maybe you feel you have a better exposure of it and/or you think its taking up valuable real estate on your memory card.
Memory cards are cheap – get two (one for a backup) and one that will hold a good bit of images. (Also have a spare (charged) battery on hand as well.) Download the card often and you’ll always have room for more images.
One of the main reasons I keep every image (and I mean every image) is because you just never know what you might end up doing with it.
Just because you took an image of a landscape doesn’t mean that image has to be printed (or shown) as one. Cropping is just one (of many) options that you can use to alter your image.
Filters are another. So much fun!
Here’s an example of what filters can do to change the look of a basic snapshot.
This image was dropped into a couple of Photoshop’s filters to show you some of the different effects you can achieve (using the program’s default settings).
No fine tuning done here…
and this is just the tip of the iceberg!