Several years ago, hard drives were very expensive. This caused most photographers to free up disk space by deleting unwanted photos. Nowadays, hard drives are much cheaper, sparking a different debate: Should I keep or delete unwanted photos? Here are a few suggestions to help you decide if you should keep or delete a photo. Create a rule for when to delete or keep a photo My personal rule is to keep all photos except for the following: Accidental shot of the floor or the inside of my camera bag. Flash misfire where the image is … [Read more...] about To keep or not to keep a photo. That is the question!
I see online over and over again about memory cards failing. Here's a quick tip — instead of deleting photos from your memory card, format your memory card after each time you put it into your computer. Doing so will cause the memory card to do a soft sort of "reset," and in addition to deleting your images, it'll make sure it's in tip-top shape for your camera. Want to read more? Check out more in the article, "Avoiding Memory Card Chaos" … [Read more...] about Quick Tip: Avoid memory card headaches by formatting after every shoot
If you prefer to delete your not-so-great photos so you only keep your best work, you may want to add an extra step to your workflow just to be safe. In this quick tip, I'll share how you can use the Reject flag in Lightroom as part of your workflow for deleting photos that didn't work out as intended. Want more tips like this? Check out my "Lightroom Quick Tips" course on GreyLearning, part of the "Mastering Lightroom" bundle of courses. … [Read more...] about Quick Tip: Reject Before Delete