mess of pictures, emphasis on the mess. If something particularly cute or lovely or hilarious is happening, I snap snap snap feverishly away and, though the bulk of those photos will eventually be deleted, there is usually a winner in there somewhere. Case in point, the following pictures of Ellie, at sunset, playing with a dead branch:
Out of all those shots, only a few keepers. And the lighting was a little blown-out, so I had to up the contrast and saturation a bit. But all is not wasted! The blurry, poorly-framed duds are still entertaining, particularly in slideshow format. Or even possibly...
Oooh, that's the ticket. (I had to sign up for a Photobucket account just for that one joke, can you see how much I love you people?)
So, that's my best, mind-blowing advice: take a lot of pictures. I'm a veritable font of information, I know.