Okay. So now you have a few (hundred) thousand photos. What to do with them? They're not doing anybody any good sitting on your hard drive so I have some ideas.
The first thing I suggest is to be ruthless with your images. Save the good ones, the ones you really want to edit, delete the rest. Yes, you heard me correctly. Delete the bad ones. I know, I know. It's painful. Believe me, I and my computer with its two (soon to be three) external hard drives know all too well how painful it is. But in the interest of artistry and hard drive space, hit that delete key ... judiciously, of course.
Now you've gotten down to the really good stuff so edit all you want, or not, whatever makes you happy. Then, let's share them! Yes, you heard me. Let's get them out of your computer and in front of somebody's eyes, preferably somebody who loves photography as much as you do, like all your new friends here at Focusing on Life.
To help you out we're introducing our brand spanking new Focusing on Life Flickr page, just for you. We invite you to join this public group and share your photos and thoughts with us. What's that you say? Why should you do that? Glad you asked!
Until I started sharing my photos on Flickr and online photo classes, my photography was in a rut. By sharing with others, I became a better photographer as we all shared and commented on one another's photos. Soon I began to understand composition, aperture, shutter speed, exposure, post processing, in short, photography. All that scary terminology became part of my everyday vocabulary and my work improved, over time dramatically and now when I see my early pictures, I cringe.
So join us at Flickr where you can see your photos come to life; where you can grow as a photographer. And as a person. Here's the link. We're waiting there for you!
PS - But don't forget to stop on our comments page here to say "Hello."