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| p.1 #6 · To delete or not to delete. Thats the question! |
It may be different for a photojournalist who shoots 100,000 frames a year, but I personally keep everything that isn't out of focus, horribly exposed, or obviously completely worthless.
Every year or so, I will go back through old pictures again with a fresh eye, and there have been several instances where a photo I originally passed over completely ends up being one of my favorites from a trip.
Aside from that, I also have gone back through shoots from my travels in Europe (when I lived in Germany for three years and traveled quite a bit), and have been going through all the images with an eye for black and white conversion. Since some images work much better in B&W than color, it's been a really interesting experience, and I've usually come out with 4 or 5 shots per trip that don't work in color, so I never really did anything with them, but they make for great B&W shots.
Plus, post processing tools continue to improve, so those shots that may have minor camera shake or something may be able to be completely saved by future postprocessing tools a few years from now, just as noise control in RAW conversion is way better than it was 8 years ago.