Photo Workflow: Choir Concert Recap
By kaylal on in Photo Flow, Photography with No Comments
Monday evening our family headed out to the local high school choir concert to support Jessica, our Chinese foreign exchange student. I found a space in the upstairs stage area to take photos and in the 45 minutes of the concert, I took about 820 images. Keep in mind that I was doing action shots so sometimes there were 5-6 shots per second of a particular thing.
A few other difficulties – the low light in the auditorium, rules against flash photography and forgetting to turn off the image stabilization on my zoom lens because I was using a tripod….that and the high ISO required made things just a tad bit fuzzy…
However, the most interesting thing was that out of 820 images take for the event, I only kept 80 of them. Even more interesting is that only 8 of those images made it into the 2 star “I should probably scrapbook this” range.
I love that digital photography gives me the ability to literally take hundreds of images for an event quickly. I also love that the X key in Lightroom allows me to quickly flag images that are duplicates or don’t seem scrap worthy – literally in seconds. I love that I no longer fear the delete key in my photo editing – all in all it took me an hour to process those images – I love that my workflow is working!
How about you – what percentage of your images are you keep these days?