Before we had digital cameras, we had film … film that had to be developed before we could see our pictures. And, because of the uncertainty of the result, we’d always say, “Take another picture in case it doesn’t come out.”
Even in the age of digital cameras with instant results, I still recommend that you “take another picture.”
Photo editing software.
Along with digital images came the software to manipulate them: Photoshop, Paintshop Pro, Printmaster, Aperture, among others. To take advantage of some of their features — like selecting faces from one image and pasting them into another image — you need more than one picture.
Even if you don’t have the ability to edit photos in this manner, there are people who can do it for you, if you can give them the images to work with.
Imagine trying to take a family picture with adults, kids, and even dogs. The liklihood of getting everyone to look at the camera, look their best, and smile all at the same moment is low. If, however, the photographer takes a series of images, the chances are much greater that with photo editing software, you (or someone) can select the best image of each individual and create one really perfect composite picture.
So snap away with confidence. Your closeup will soon be ready for you.