I recently realized something very very dumb that I should have thought a long time ago
us Street Photographers tend to experience a lot of things during the hunt, we see new stuffs, the unusual, the ordinary gone interesting, the beauty of slice of life. now all of us have been told off not to take photos of our subjects, we’ve all been asked to delete their photos and we all did what they wanted as a sign of courtesy and respect. we all have experienced accidentally deleting photos in our camera and especially the ones we love the most, it happens, not all the time but it’s very annoying when stuff like that happens.
here’s a tip when shooting in the streets
You take a photo of an old man and he reacted negatively and asked you to delete his photo
1st thought you will have in mind : delete the photo, no arguments and then move on
tip : what you have in mind is correct, do it and delete the photo.. BUT you can recover it through a recovering software later on. as long as you haven’t reformatted your SD card or your memory card it can still be recovered but not everything on a week will be recovered of course, the most recent will be though.
pretty neat, yes? it can come in handy too if you accidentally deleted a great photograph you love (not related to Street Photography) or a moment where you captured a photo but accidentally erased it.
I do not encourage Street Photographers to do this all the time, what I am trying to say is simple ; if you feel guilty of publishing a photo of your subjects that didn’t want it to exist in the first place (when you’re asked to delete it) please just don’t publish it, it’s alright to recover it and keep it to your contact sheets but just don’t publish it
hopefully this will help somehow to people, it’s up to you if you will use it
I won’t be naming any image recovering software as there’s Google for that but most of these tools are up for free. I’m sure some of you may have already know this but it doesn’t hurt sharing it, yeah?
happy shooting folks!