Most photographs are junk. And with digital, I think even more are junk than in the film days since you don’t lose much by clicking. What you usually don’t see on the web – the sequence that lead up to “the keeper” and the shots that follow “the keeper.” And even with all that said, deciding what the “keeper” is – that’s just as big a part of photography as actually taking the shot.
Anyway, thought you might find this sequence interesting. (I was accused a few times of setting it up. Or photoshopping it.) Also, it seems to me that certain types of photography (street for example) will give you a much lower percentage of keepers than other types – architectural (?).
It’s snowing in the city today, and it made me think of this shot as a good example to use.
A subject for another day is “photoshopping.” Everything you see on the web has, to some extent been altered. I don’t care if it began as a film slide, or a digital file. It is altered in many ways before you see it on your screen. Maybe I’ll write about that next, unless that’s too obvious a subject.