POD to miranova. I think some posters are addressing this as though there is a "right" and "wrong" answer. What some of us are saying is that the OP can do whatever she wants with her photos for whatever reason. She cannot, however, expect that not sharing will be well received. As some of us have stated, unless this was addressed before hand, it comes across as borderline rude to me. I take a lot of photos, and I think a lot of them turn out really well, especially of my daughter. I share them with everyone because I think they are great photos! I don't care whether people think, "Wow, TurtleDove is an amazing photographer." That's not the point to me - the point is to enjoy the image. I think what rubs me the wrong way in the OP is that she seems to want to be praised or something for the images she shoots, and that, to me, is weird on a trip with a friend. For me, I would want to share my best shots because it would be about the memory.