How many photos do you take at a time? And how many of them do you show?

Last Friday my husband was home early and so we all went to pick Liam up from preschool. I took the opportunity to bring my camera out - it's hard to keep an eye on a three year old and a ten month old and also wield a camera during the after school rush at the playground when I'm on my own!

I didn't have my camera out the whole time, but I did take 94 photos over the course of about 20 minutes.

A really easy way you can become a better photographer without changing anything about the way you shoot or edit is to SHOW FEWER PHOTOS.

Out of 94 photos, I ended up choosing the four photos in this blog post to share. Actually, I only shared two of them on facebook, each one individually.

If I showed you all 94 photos that I took on Friday I guarantee you would think a LOT less of my photography! Even if I had narrowed it down to the 30 or so photos that I considered "sharable" your eyes would still have glazed over.

Nowadays, if I take my kids out and photograph them, I'm really only looking to share 3-5 of the absolutely BEST photos. Yes, it means being selective, which can be hard when it's your kids and every photo of them is adorable. But give it a try and experience the power of being selective.

Do this now

Today's mini-assignment will start getting you to be more selective about the photos you share.

  1. Force yourself to only share one photo at a time on facebook. If you share more than one photo from the same event, leave at least a two hour gap between postings.
  2. This is not about being perfect - pick emotionally good vs. technically good photos that are strong enough to stand on their own.
  3. Try this for a week and see how it goes.
  4. Feel free to share your experience down below in the comments section or on the Photosanity facebook page.

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