With digital cameras allowing photographer to shoot freely often the toughest job is to be selective when shooting and editing. We’ve all got hard disks full of images that in reality will never see the light of day, the ability to self-edit is a skill that takes a long time to learn. The picture you choose because it’s a great memory of a holiday with the family and hangs in pride of place on the fridge door is different from the competition winning entry that you shot in the same location but that the family don’t like.
Neil Turner worked at the sharp end of press and journalism for many years and now teaches the next generation of photojournalists. He’s one of the people who started the movement of shooting with off-camera flash for daily news assignments. Just recently he’s written a great article on his blog about the anguish of editing your own pictures, well worth a read.