Back From The Reject Pile
Many of the photographers that I know are relentless deleters. They go through their take rating the images and then delete the images that don’t make the grade. I suppose that this is a must for high volume shooters. They have too many images to deal with marginal ones or ones that need too much work. I would rate myself as a medium volume shooter. In the past year I shot between 12 and 15 thousand frames with two camera bodies and one point and shoot. I go through my files, rate them and immediately process the best ones. The rest of them languish on my hard drives. Once in a while, I have a need to go back and look through old folders. I came across a 3 image HDR set in a folder from last April. They hadn’t been processed, and looked both sharp and interesting. I hadn’t been out shooting much in November and December, and had the time to work on old images. I think that I’ve found a few good ones.