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Being Self-critical Or Just Plain Rubbish21/06/2008 - 9:40 PM
Today I experienced what seems to have become a pattern:
I go to a wonderful location or event. I shoot several Gigabytes worth of images. I copy them to the computer. I look at the photos. I delete most of them.
If it doesn't, go and find someone else's blog to read. You're too good for this one.
If it does, feel free to read on...
In and old forum thread I asked 'How much do you discard'? The replies varied quite a bit - from 10-15% to 99%!
But how much do I discard? Well, it varies.
Take today. I came home with almost 4Gb worth of images, taken at a parrot shelter. After I've looked at them once so far, and already I've gone from 4Gig to 3 Gig. By the time I've viewed them three times or so, I expect there to be less than one Gig left, of which only a handful of images gets printed and even fewer make it to my EPZ portfolio.
And I think the ratio is getting worse. Or would that be better?
Hmmm. I suppose it depends on how you look at it.
I've come up with a few possible reasons why I'm deleting more than in the past:
- I'm getting more critical of myself and my images.
- Instead of progressing, I'm getting worse.
- I'm machine gunning more.
- With more CF cards, I allow myself to shoot more, and therefore discard more.
Difficult. I don't know.
Maybe any of the above, none of the above, or all of the above.
Could it be that I'm just rubbish - and getting worse?