Digital shooters..what do you keep?

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  1. Ant

    Ant TPF Noob!

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    Do you keep every single picture you've ever taken or just the good ones and delete the rest?

    I've got a tendancy to just burn the entire contents of the CF card to DVD and I have to admit that a lot of the photos are probably naff.

    My archive is up to about 15GB now and I'm thinking I could save a lot of space by only keeping the decent ones and binning the rest.
     
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    Well so far with my 20D I've adopted the approach of keeping everything that I like, I'm then burning them to cd and filing them in a cd box I have. I say whats the point in keeping photos that you don't like. Surely the point of being a photography enthusiast is that you like the pictures you take?
     
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    Since I've been focusing on my pictures the last few months, I throw out almost everything that I don't like. I've become a lot more picky about which pictures to keep. I think that is the beauty of digital. I know I can take a ton of pictures (and for me... learn, learn, learn) and keep the good ones.
     
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    Every single photo is sitting on this hdd. I plan to go through them and delete the rubbish.

    *gulp*
     
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    I keep the good ones.

    Then again, my defenition of "good" has been changing. The "good" pictures that I took few months ago is trash right now.
     
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    I keep everything that has a decent exposure.
     
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    well luckily, i have two 120GB harddrives... so I kept every picture i took wiht my Canon, sorted in folders by date... but with the new Panasonic, i'm going through and only saving the ones that don't suck (i.e. i junk blury ones, etc).
     
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    I download from the camera, review and decide which ones are worth editing and delete the rest.
     
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    It depends on the subject.
    If it has any of my family in them, I keep em.
    Even if the image is total trash and everything is a blur, I keep em.

    All other subject I keep all the photos on the HDD but only backup to dvd those that I like.
     
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    If the exposure is way off or the focus is horrible I delete it. Everything else makes its way on to a DVDR when I have enough photos to fill up a dvd.
     
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    I think professionals wouldn't want people to see their bad work. Not that I'm a professional but that how I feel about my shots too. If I don't like it I delete it immediately. Questionable ones I decide later. I organize my folders then burn to CD. I have a case logic cd book I keep them all in.
     
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    I go through the pics and delete bad exposures, blurry ones, then the ones with bad composition... etc...

    The only ones left are the potentially useful pics "for the future"
     

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