2015-02-03 00:08:14 GMT
It had become second nature to pull out my phone or DSLR and snap a quick pic of a sunset, a hug between friends, a striking landscape. However, due to the rapidness that I captured these images, they diminished not only quality, but also significance.
My computer folders were packed with hundreds of photos that had no real meaning to me, and were subpar images, at best. Because of the overwhelming amount of files, I overlooked those that had actual photographic value — it took so long to scour through the mess, that I usually gave up before I started.
Sometimes improving your photography skills doesn’t take a new lense or hours of practice, but rather taking time to observe, shoot, and appreciate the subject of your photo.
Maybe 2015 is the year that you organize those folders, and eliminate any undesirable images. Proper digital image management in the present could save you hours of frustration in the future.
When it comes to shooting your photographs, choose quality over quantity. Dedicate time to seeking out the scene you want to capture, and don’t settle for mediocre. Once you have your images, don’t be afraid to play with them — edit and tweak until you’re in love with the result.
Slow down, press pause, and spend some quality time with your camera and software.
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