When I go out shooting I don't normally trash all the bad shots unless they suck so bad and so embarrassing, then I delete them right away before anybody sees those pictures .OP, I trash em. But here is one for a book I did. I had to make something out of it as I only had a few days to make the book. If the photo can't be half-ass with PP then it must be relinquished as trash.
Here is before...
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Here is after...
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Original was also crooked, so I straightened. It is hell shooting there. Photography is illegal, it is lit like a darkroom safelight. The photos look worse on this forum. In hi-res and printed they are not nearly that bad, just 'somewhat' bad.
Google...'An example of what 2-1/2 hours of Lightroom can do for a photograph' that will give you a better idea of my trash and salvaging that trash. Shot it back in the early 70's when I was 19.
Here are Robert Franks proof sheets from The Americans, we all take crappers if we do street work. Check them out for trash.
Robert Frank’s ‘The Rejected Americans’……You Choose!
What I do, I review them at home on my pc where I can learn from my mistakes. So next time don't trash them right away, let's see those shots...maybe for fun and laugh, right?
At Amsterdam's red light district, you're actually lucky you could get that shot with the worker in it, and wow she's smiling too!.