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Fine Details for the Best Options Now for You in Images

We have already said several times recently: in digital photography, we find ourselves easily with hundreds of clichés that must be managed. Besides reducing the number of photos at the source, and using software to organize your photos, it is often difficult to choose the best photograph (s) within the same series, and one would be tempted to do “on instinct”. Let’s see together the objective criteria that will help you choose them.

When we do a series of photos, we can tend to take a lot of shots to have more chances to do justice to it. And even limiting the number of shots we take, we can easily end up with 5, 10 or 20 shots more or less identical, between which we must choose. From the abbey images you can get the best ones.

What are the different stages that will allow you to sort the wheat from the chaff?

  1. Identify duplicates

The first step is to identify which images can be considered as duplicates or not. It is of course quite subjective, and everything depends on what you wanted to express when making shots. It’s up to you to know which element separates one series from another.

It is in any case essential to first define the series in which we will choose, it seems obvious. But the boundary between two sets can sometimes be blurry, and you may want to redefine that step later by refining your choices.

  1. Eliminate technically bad photos

Once this step is over, the most obvious thing to do is to eliminate all images that have purely technical defects. In the forefront of which a bad focus, or in general any lack of unintentional sharpness. But too much under-exposure or over-exposure, for example.

If not, it is better to be a little optimistic: at worst, if what you thought was not catching up, you will have learned something.

  1. Eliminate the troublesome elements

Normally it must already be much less clichés. Last rather objective element to eliminate clichés: the annoying elements of the image. It is obviously desirable to remove as much as possible from the shot, but it can still remain on some photos, for lack of attention or simply because you had no choice. These elements can be:

Objects or people in the background often cut at the edge of the frame

Things that seem to ”  come out  ” of people’s heads or bodies, usually because you have not seen them go beyond shootingof distracting elements in a picture , anything that can go into competition with your topichorizontals or verticals that are not straight and that you cannot straighten in post-processing without cutting your subject

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