Take a Step Back – Digital Photography Tip of the Week

Where do you stand when it comes to your own photography? Are you too emotionally invested in the image? Maybe it is time you took a step back and re-evaluated your photos.

We often have an emotional attachment to our images that clouds our view of the quality of an image. A memory of the trip the photo was taken on, a cute grandchild or the knowledge of the difficulty in obtaining the photograph are all scenarios that could cloud our judgment when evaluating our photography. While each one may make the image special to you, they do not increase the quality of the image. And if you cannot separate your emotional attachment to your photos, you will not be able to see the places in your photos that could be improved. Stepping back and trying to take an unbiased look at your photos can help reveal areas where improvement can be made.

Examine your photos for composition, exposure and technique.  If any of the three do not hold up, then you have a starting point to improve.

Being able to evaluate your own images without the bias of emotional attachment can help your photography to advance as you begin to recognize the deficiencies in your work.

Comments 1

  • I don’t know if this is good response but I am unhappy with my new Fuji A900. I have used my Pentax SLR for many years, and gave it away to a relative,with the idea that I would purchase a new fangled digital camera over the internet.
    I did quite a bit of research, and especially liked Steves Digicam site on what the 9 mp Fuji offered.
    I am 72 years old, and find that I cannot get used to the point and shoot camera, because I just miss the viewfinder on the Pentax.
    The 2 1/2″ digital display may be
    fine for some people but not for me. I just can’t seem to get used to it.
    I suggest that people who have used SLR’s spend a few more dollars, and buy a digital SLR instead of a point and shoot, as I think they would be a lot happier with it.

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