Shirley, I started out photography at 8 having to pay for all my film and developing, so I had to make my dollars count. Even when I turned pro, I was travelling and making stock images. I got paid when usage to the images was leased. That meant, I had to pay up front. It worked for me, as I was fortunate to be published in many international journals and books. But, I had to make each shot count. It is not a bad discipline. It is easier on a tripod, because you can make infinitessible adjustments to get the composition just right for what you want. Besides, if I shoot less, I have less to edit down! That doesn’t mean that I never work a scene, but mostly, I work it out in my brain and viewfinder before clicking that shutter. One of the exercises I often give our participants is what I call “the one-click wonder.” It makes everyone think more about the shot. After all, photography is a thoughtful process. Thanks for your comments.