Taking photos is fun, and digital photography makes it even easier to take lots of photos without taking out a second mortgage. Your friends don't want to see every single photo you take, however. Keep your online albums interesting with these tips.
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Thankfully the days of people trotting out a slide projector and holding you hostage with their 1200 exposures of Fiji are — mostly! — long gone. Still, the trend of taking tons of photos with many of them terribly uninteresting both in content and craft is a holiday tradition that won't soon be dying off. Nonetheless, you have no excuse for subjecting your friends to boring online albums of uninteresting photos. Over at Wired's How-To Wiki they've outlined a variety of strategies for putting together interesting online albums including:
Mix It Up: Thirty to 50 photos from a weekend trip is good. Maybe 60 to 80 for a long vacation. Even a hundred or so might be cool, if your photos are different enough from each other (and from everybody else's). Different enough from each other is the operative phrase here. The Pacific Ocean is gorgeous, but after 10 exceedingly similar photos of the damn thing, it gets less sexy. So does your photo album.
They go on to highlight the importance of taking quality photos and making sure to scrutinise the photos at home on your computer screen versus just checking them out on your tiny camera screen to ensure things are crisp, in focus, and the picture is as good as you initially thought. If you're great at culling bad shots but wish you were great at taking good ones, check out some previous reviewed resources like how to be a better photographer on vacation.
For more tips and tricks check out the full guide and if you have your own tips for putting together a good album, let's hear about them in the comments.
Share Your Online Photos [Wired]