One of my photographic projects is to go through all my pictures.
- Blurry ones, double ones, ugly ones have to go.
- Those I consider excellent or those I want to refind quickly get 5 stars.
Going through this process is also a learning process:
1. I realized that in my first years of digital shooting I often cut the feet.
Nowadays I check this before shooting. My eyes move around the frame. I look differently through my camera.
2. Almost all my pictures of my South Africa trip were aslope. The reason, I hold my camera wrong. With my software I could correct it. Nevertheless it can be important to hold a camera correctly as this can avoid blurry pictures. Adjusting a picture later can mean that one loses things on the picture that one likes to keep.
Nowadays I hold my camera with 2 hands, press the camera against my eyebrow and my elbows against my chest. This can help to create sharp pictures even in low-light situations.
3. It seems to me as if I am a fan of life, of every tiny bit of it. Each stone is captured in a picture, each flower, trees, building. My experience tells me that one has to make choices. It's good to have a focus. My focus is portraits. This gives me a direction. It specializes me. I work on projects these days.
Pictures also need to get a label so that one can refind them. Organizing thousands and thousands of pictures is important. If one doesn't spend some time on that activity, one will never refind a picture. The PC is a mess if one doesn't take care of keeping only such pictures which are worth keeping.
Being organized is part of the photography game, a game one shouldn't neglect.