Too many people think that just because they can take a photograph of something, they should take a photograph. As a result, we often see online photo streams that are clogged with several photos of the same thing, or photographs that don’t really show anything. The more that you consider the photographs you take, the better you will become as a photographer.
Taking photographs has become very easy due to the innovations in camera technology, and as a result there are a lot of occasions where people take a photograph just because they can. By doing this, they never really learn how to capture a moment in the right way. Of course, it is no big deal if people are just taking photographs for their own enjoyment. But when you receive an email which has 25 photographs of the same thing, it gets annoying.
The advantage of shooting only when you have to is that you consider the photograph a lot more closely. If you want to get the best depiction of your chosen scene, you need to take into account the way that subjects are positioned, the way that you are positioned, and the light as well as a number of other factors.
If you want to seriously take up photography, you may have noted the fact that professionals will often have fifty or more shots to get the one that “really works”. However, they are working to an exceptionally high standard and often with motion and human models. They still need to be on the mark for all fifty shots, as the right picture does not happen just through luck.