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How to Cull Your Photos

The problem with digital:

We have a quadrillion photos to look through and choose.

Google Photos has done a pretty good job of suggesting your ‘best’ photos, and making it easier to share. But still … let us assume we want to do a more manual approach, what are we to do?

Towards an iterative approach

The photos you like today might not be the photos you like tomorrow. So be flexible and adapt! Think of it like a ‘dynamic portfolio‘.

HOW I CULL MY PHOTOS – Blogging WordPress Workflow by ERIC KIM

Small thumbnail test

Simple thing: look at your photos as small thumbnails (“contact sheets”) to get a sense of what your best compositions are.

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This is a very simple and robust way of analyzing your photos quickly from a distance.

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Or see here:

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Why is this important?

I’m drowning in photos. How can I keep the stream going?

  1. Shoot new photos
  2. Select my favorites and upload them / publish them
  3. Continue!
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