Aren't these new digital cameras great! I have found a new freedom! When you are out and about, you can click away at any subject and shoot as many shots as you want. You can delete them or you can take them home and crop, and/or enhance any that you wish. I find I have more successful photos this way and I've had many wonderful surprises where in the past I may not have taken a picture to conserve film. However, a good picture alone does not make a great painting. I carefully observe values, think of possible compositions, and note colors while on location. Awesome!