(Inspired by another Facebook friend posting 10 essentially identical pictures in a set of 10 pictures) Here’s another easy way to make yourself look like a better photographer (and a subject I’ve harped on before): don’t post everything you shoot. In fact, you should probably delete most of what you shoot. Above, the screen shot of the 8 photos I posted to Facebook from some time I spent with my daughter and her friend at their horseback riding lesson. I took (I’m guessing here) around 100 pictures in that 90 minutes. And I deleted the majority of them.
So the lesson here is that if you shot 30 identical pictures of a band or a kid at a birthday party, people really only care about the 1 or 2 that capture the moment. Your challenge, if you accept it, is to look at your pictures and pick the best ones. And when you do that, you’ll immediately appear better. And if you do that consistently, you’ll actually get better.