Taking less and better photos.
Modern digital camera’s can handle lots of pictures without extra costs. My 32 GB card can store 550 RAW pictures. The capacities of hard disks are steadily increasing and I am storing more and more photos. Although I’ve organised them in LR it’s difficult to see al my picks.
On a trip to Portugal, I realised after a few days that I forgot to take the battery charger of my camera; stupid, stupid, stupid. The next shop was in Lisbon; 400 km’s away. Then I realised myself that I still had the capacity of 400 photos in my battery; so after a quick calculation I could make every day 20-30 pics. The challenge was to use this left capacity as efficient as possible. Taking only those with almost 100 % guarantee that they will survive the quality check on my pc. And yes it was a challenge, simply making better photos. Taking more time for a picture, looking better to the composition and checking carefully the settings were the instruments for this. For one week I was working that way and the results were there.
When my battery was almost empty we were parking our car in front of a photo printing shop, asking inside if they were able to recharge by battery the answer was yes; a great surprise. After 1 hour I had a fully loaded battery with 900 pics capacity, enough for the rest of the trip.
So, at the end of our holiday I went home with lots of nice photos and a new experience; taking less but better pictures is working.
The next challenge is to have the camera in the M and not in the A modus.
Are you still making lots of photos and throwing them away when you are at home? I am interested in hearing your experiences.
Ps. If you are in the neighbourhood pay a visit to photo Mourais in Sabrosa. They do a wonderful job in printing your photos and can assist by empty batteries!