Minimalism in Photo Taking
27 Oct '18 — active deletion is the key to life
one of my favorite spots, where I can hear water trickle from multiple directions
A few days ago I had to backup my files to free up space on my computer.
I couldn’t believe the number of photos I’d taken. So many bad ones that end up taking time to back up. They also get in the way of finding good photos when I want to retrieve them.
I want to have less but better.
It’s very natural for me to capture bits of my day, but things don’t always look exciting when photographed. I don’t know until I pull out my camera (or phone).
Today, I took several pictures and deleted all but one.
There were others that looked cool, but I reminded myself to be selective. ‘If you could only choose a photo to represent this moment, which one would it be? Is this the best frame? Is there a better composition? What would be the purpose of keeping the second best if you just take one good one that beats the rest?’
I tried harder to create each image, playing with the composition and perspective before snapping.
Today I ended up with one photo. :)