Pigpen101 wrote in post #18663304
Ok, but what do YOU like. I really didn't intend to come at this as a "pleasing the customer" question , more as "pleasing yourself as photographer" question. You, for instance, have incredible shots on this thread. What aspect of your shot(s) makes you decide whether you will take the time to edit & keep, or dump it?
Damn it!! I've hijacked this thread!!
My next post will have images from this weekend.
EDIT: I did kinda allude to the "pleasing the customer" thing in my response to Mozes's post, but not in my original post.
Thank you for the kind words
I am at the moment (coincidentally) culling shots from the IMSA Weekend I attended recently. Just finished Saturday. 1849 images down to 223. Sharpness and framing are not always the top considerations when deciding to cull or to keep, there's more to it than that IMO. I look at each shot and decide rather quickly whether to cull or not. Not in any order ...what I consider.. 1: Is it relatively in focus for the type of shot i was going for? 2: Is it framed in an un-awkward way? 3: Is anything interesting happening? 4: Do I have one like this already, and if so, is this one better? 5: is this a dive bomb pass, contact, spins, offs with unplanned cultivation, armco contact, tire wall thrown in the air, gravel spewing everywhere, is the car airborne in some way by one or more tires? Overall...does the photo project some kind of energy to my eyeballs?
I have done some limited racing in the past, and have crewed for a number of racers/teams - so I feel like I have a sense of what translates into something people want to see or will find appealing from some sense.