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?