Who says you take too many?
I inform all parties in attendance not to be concerned with how many pic’s I take. They are my NOTES, and they do not necessarily reflect any defects. Everyone appreciates knowing this up front, and actually relaxes them throughout the inspection, and also prevents the constant “what do you see?” questions.
On an average 2100 sq/ft w/basement, I AVERAGE 250-275 pic’s taken. I will include however many are needed to properly address the issues discovered, an average in my report of about 50-75, which includes multiple shots of one defect if significant (close-up and overview).