For all you photographers out there…do you struggle with indecision when editing and posting your photos? I drive myself crazy with my terrible indecision. From deciding whether to process in color or black and white, and I often do both on the same image; then I sit here toggling between the two images agonizing over which is the better version.
That’s not my only editing/processing issue….I tend to shoot the same scene from ever so slightly different angles and locations to cover my bases so I don’t miss that perfect shot within each scene, because, sometimes the slightest adjustment can make or break an image. I know I’m not alone here, right?
Then some more agonizing…I sit down at the computer and, more often than should be the case, there isn’t that one killer image that jumps out as the best of the group, or I kind-of like a bunch of them. So, then I spend far too much time editing images that are probably just average.
And now how to decide what to post and what to let sit on my computer never to be seen. And which images to post to which social media sites or my blog or website.
What do you do in these situations? Scrap all the shots? Edit any that seem descent and post to see which get the most comments or likes? I know I’ve done both and neither is probably the best solution.
Do you ever feel like because you spent the time out shooting there HAS to be at least one good shot? I know I do, but that’s just not always the case. I’m trying to be better about only posting the best shots but I know I don’t always succeed.
I’ve read over and over that you, the photographer, are never the best critic of your work. You’re too emotionally attached to certain images that may not be great or the images you’re on the fence about seem to resonate with a larger number of people. And then, occasionally, you have that one image that both you and the viewers know is most definitely a keeper. So, my question to you is, do you only share those solid, guaranteed hits or do you share your b-side’s as well?
Here are some shots I took from the rooftop of Marina Towers recently. I would not consider these my best images, but again, because I was lucky enough to get a chance to shoot from the rooftop, even if it was with harsh mid-day light, I feel like something has to be worthwhile. These are the b&w versions and as stated before, you know I processed them in color too, so if you’d like to see all of them check out the whole set on Flickr.