How many shots are you getting that are keepers?

7 months 3 weeks ago #666428 by Photo Amigo
When you head out for an afternoon of shooting, how many shots at the end of the day do you typically get that are keepers?  

The last two times I went out, after getting back to my computer and looking at some of the shots I got, I was disappointed that I only walked away with a 1 and a half.  The half was one I wasn't completely sold on.  But didn't feel it was way off.  

This had me thinking.  When I head out, most of the time I'm only getting a few shots at most that I really like.  

Is that normal or are the rest of you coming back with dozens of keepers from a single outing?  


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7 months 3 weeks ago #666429 by Nikon Shooter
I could not make a living with the keepers you have. To have
the jobs I am assigned, I must deliver what was wanted first
— the number of keepers is irrelevant in such case.

Keepers quantity becomes important when I'm image hunting.
A 70+ % rate is a fair average then.

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7 months 3 weeks ago #666453 by effron
Right, I usually download about 75% keepers, but I still cull them harshly....just not real soon.

Why so serious?
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7 months 3 weeks ago #666458 by Ozzie_Traveller
G'day PA

Beaut question - and as each of us here has a different reason for our photography, the answers will vary considerably as well.

For myself - generally speaking & no longer doing regular commercial shooting - as I am a hobby shooter these days, I am harsh with my reviewing of images, so after a day's shooting I will retain "about 1/3" of that day's shooting. There are jobs where I keep 80% and other days when I can't seem to get it 'right' where I keep zero images. Yes, I am harsh on myself.

From all these 1st-level selections I then put aside the 'best of' for long-term storage keepers. Total numbers of those 'best' images seems to be around 10% of my initial shooting rates

Hope this helps
Phil from the great land Downunder
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7 months 3 weeks ago - 7 months 3 weeks ago #666508 by Shadowfixer1
Depends on how you define "keepers". Do you consider all images that are technically good as keepers or is a keeper that image that makes you go "Yes!". The former should be easy to get a high rate, the latter, not so much. If I get one or two "yes" images on an outing, I consider that a success. I hope for a handful of "hot dang" images a year.

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7 months 3 weeks ago #666562 by Fess Walker
Completely depends on the shoot.  Usually I'll I'll add between 1-3 into my portfolio.  Hard to say how many "keepers".  Depends on the shoot.  


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