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    How many photos do you take a year

    I've had my lightroom sorted by year which makes it fascinating to start checking out how the number of photos changed as you started to take photography more seriously. Mine was when I bought my D700

    2004 - 2000 photos
    2005 - 1900 photos
    2006 - 2100 photos
    2007 - 2900 photos
    2008 - 3500 photos
    2009 - 3100 photos
    2010 - 3100 photos
    2011 - 3300 photos
    2012 - 6800 photos (got my D700 in April and started to take it more seriously)
    2013 - 9103 photos
    2014 - 9400 photos(till july)
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    Quote Originally Posted by MissionMan View Post
    How many photos do you take a year?
    Five good ones.

    Sorry, other than that I can't tell you because I have never bothered to look at shutter counts on the various cameras.
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    No idea but far more get deleted than processed.
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    Before my Nikon D700 which I purchased in May 2010 I shot Pentax since 2004 but I have no idea how many photos I took with those cameras.
    D700 about 15,000 in 23 months
    D800 about 20,000 in 9 months
    D800E about 26,000 in 19 months
    Total about 61,000 in 51 months.

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    Sadly not many good ones, though with plenty of time on my hands I use one or even two of my three cameras most days and I have no idea.

    Just did a shutter count on the two Canons , no wonder my Canons are worn out I dont think you would want to know

    Olympus E-M1 bought Jan 2014 no shutter count on the 1st one, it was replaced by a new one May 2014 ... 9964 in under three months.
    Its heading the same way as the two Canons..

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    Hmm...nowhere near as many as I would like to...and even less good ones!
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    2003 - 1
    2004 - 1
    2005 - 5
    2006 - 6
    2007 - 9
    2008 - 158
    2009 - 4247
    2010 - 1145
    2011 - 3539
    2012 - 7527
    2013 - 4596
    2014 - 4790

    As others have said, these are the ones that I kept.

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    Got my DSLR 3 years and 2 weeks ago. Shutter has been released 6600 times.
    Not sure sure how many of them I've actually not deleted. Maybe half. Must go back and update my deleting.
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    I have had my OMD since 2nd Jan this year and have 1021 photo's in Lightroom that I have taken with it. And I thought that was a lot ! Now , when I look at the numbers others have posted here I do not feel guilty at all. I do however go back through much of what I have taken and delete the ones I no longer think are up to standard. I don't see any point in keeping photos that I do not think are "up to my standards" and as I'm new and improving all the time my standards keep getting higher.
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    Probably should mention mine include iPhones and I don't delete a lot as I felt it would be interesting to go back later and look at progression. The only ones I generally delete as a rule are out of focus but those are normally minimal.

    I use photo rankings to identify the keepers, normally ranked from 1-5 with 5 being the best. It is interesting that going back, I'm finding photos that are keepers because I know how to post process them a little better.

    I will probably go through them when I find my drive starting to get close to full but for now I am happy to let them grow.


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    last 3-1/2 years since progressing from P&S I've reportedly clocked up 43500 on the D3000 & 24105 on the Oly Epl1.
    Even with over 5000 netball pics past weekend, the D3000 unfortunately is not looking like kaputing just yet .
    We also have a pentax superzoom P&S & Oly waterproof P&S which do also get used a lot.

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    Shitloads... During footy season, roughly 2,000 a Saturday (3-4 games) and another 1,000 if I head elsewhere on a Sunday.

    Then all the on footy ones outside that

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    I'm amazed how many photo's other are taking! As I said above I've kept about 1000 in six months. Admittedly I probably keep about 1 in 5, so maybe I've actually taken 5000. Others can knock that over in a weekend.

    My question is: If you take this many photos , how do you get time to actually go back through them and look at them , do post processing etc... ?

    Also for those who can remember: How has your photography changed since digital came along? You could not afford to have taken the number of photo's you do now in the days of film.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bcys1961 View Post
    I'm amazed how many photo's other are taking! As I said above I've kept about 1000 in six months. Admittedly I probably keep about 1 in 5, so maybe I've actually taken 5000. Others can knock that over in a weekend.

    My question is: If you take this many photos , how do you get time to actually go back through them and look at them , do post processing etc... ?

    Also for those who can remember: How has your photography changed since digital came along? You could not afford to have taken the number of photo's you do now in the days of film.
    I think it depends on your approach. Some people will preview and cut photos out they don't like before they load into lightroom or wherever they are managing their photos.

    I tend to load everything and the only items I cut are out of focus. The rest I use a rating system to decide which I want to post process and keep the rest. At some point I may call them, but space hasn't been an issue for me yet.

    As for taking photos, it depends on what and how I am taking photos. For an event, I'll take maybe 1000-1200 photos and cut it down to 300-400 photos. If I am taking candid photos of children, the hit rate is very low, so you tend to do a lot of photos because their reactions are so unpredictable, more likelihood of eyes closed, looking away etc.

    Then there are other considerations like whether you are working with a new genre, where you may experiment with different apertures to find a particular look. It gives you the flexibility to go back and say "okay, that didn't work as I expected but this did"

    yes, if it was film, you'd be more precise in your approach, but I also think you would lose the opportunities you gain with experimenting with digital.

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    Never kept track but would be around 14000 a year.
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    Interesting question - just over 7000 in the last 12 months on the D600. Probably about 1000 on the iPhone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bcys1961 View Post
    I'm amazed how many photo's other are taking! As I said above I've kept about 1000 in six months. Admittedly I probably keep about 1 in 5, so maybe I've actually taken 5000. Others can knock that over in a weekend.

    My question is: If you take this many photos , how do you get time to actually go back through them and look at them , do post processing etc... ?

    Also for those who can remember: How has your photography changed since digital came along? You could not afford to have taken the number of photo's you do now in the days of film.
    I just finished processing my 5000 netball pics in aftershot pro (layout similar to lightroom). Probably took 15-20hrs to process.

    Sport is easy. You can whip through a lot of photos quickly & flag the keepers & filter the others out
    1. is it in focus
    2. Is the ball in shot
    3. Are the players faces in shot (Although if the action warrants it, I'm not so fussy about faces)
    4. Is it showing action ...or is it of interest (eg looks of disappointment, pain, anger etc
    Once the above is filtered, and duplicate/consecutive shots ignored, I probably only keep 1 in 10
    Processing is fairly basic - usually straighten, crop, levels, sharpness.



    Landscape takes a lot more time & consideration, both in shooting and processing.
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    Maybe we need to plan and consider how to take the photographs we want, and not just use the digital revolution to enable us to press the shutter button and hope we get something interesting?
    And what is the point of keeping all these photos we take if it's not the best you can do?
    Just wondering.

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    Hi Mark, in my case it's not spray and pray shooting. Take for example the weekend just gone which was my daughters first birthday party. Shot circa 600 frames. Sounds like a lot? Well we had 9 little ones and 24 adults. By the time you take shots with each adult, combinations of couples with kids, my daughter etc it adds up quickly. I don't think I'm unusual in the digital age. Digital allows me to capture many more intimate and combination moments that I'd miss with film because of the cost. I also don't take a lot of video so these stills are the key items we have.

    Anyhow, that's just how I work. I personally don't see anything wrong with spray and pray OR taking more time and less shots either and I don't necessarily see it as a good / bad thing either way.

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    2004 - ~150
    2005 - ~100
    2006 - ~100
    2007 - ~500
    2008 - 2
    2009 - 0
    2010 - ~800
    2011 - ~1800
    2012 - ~3000
    2013 - ~4500
    2014 - ~2000 so far

    Got my first digital camera in 2004, got my first DSLR in 2010..

    I should mention that these are just the shots I've kept, which is maybe two thirds of total shots taken.
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