Culling Shots

My wife and I returned last week from 2 weeks in South Africa, in the Kruger, Sabi Sands and Thornybush in the Timbavati.

Photographers paradise!!!! We spent a week with Grant Marcus, he’s a photography guide with Wild Eye Photpgraphy. Grant is based out of Midikwe (next visit!!!! They have an underground hide!!!!!!!)

After a week with Grant and another 10 days photographing the wild life and the African landscape, quite literally thousands of shots to wade thrugh and cull.

So, what makes the grade???

Cheetah and Cubs on kil, Shawu, KNP South AfricaThe obvious dross (poor focus, lighting and composition) get the boot, that’s the easy bit. When you have great sightings like the one above, what do you do with the rest of the shots? I mean, with a fast FPS camera, you can capture all sorts of action as it happens but not all of the shots are great?

My anser is this. Keep them, culling all of the shots that are not NatGeo quality is like culling memories. Storage is cheap, let’s face it you can pick up multi terabite drives for almos nothing.

More to come as I get through my shots.

Cheers

Steve

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