Thursday, January 17, 2013

found derby photographs 2012

During a typical bout, I might shoot 650 photos.  And since my camera's "burst rate" is two photos a second, I don't bother to shoot in "continuous" mode.  Each photo corresponds to it's own press of the shutter button.

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I typically post about 20% of the photos from each bout.  About 25% of those photos I'd rate between "marginal" and "brilliant." Which means 75% of the photos are crap. One Hundrend Percent Pure Crap! This isn't false modesty to say that 70-75% of what I shoot is crap (believe me I have an ego).  When I say it's crap, it's crap!

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A defect of my current workflow is that I don't delete the 80% of all the roller derby photos that "don't make the team" in the first round of editing.

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Now, since I don't shoot with a "full frame" camera (raw files are only 10 megapixels large), I have a certain "license to be lazy."   Taking this license was just fine when I shot about 6-7 bouts a year.

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But I shot whole or parts of over 70 bouts in 2012... and those photos that didn't make the team need to be deleted to free up hard-drive space.

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For the moment, that means deleting those photos by hand in Capture One.  But that also means I get to review (quickly) all those photos that didn't make the team the first time... and every once in a while I'll find a photo that for whatever reason I find compelling.

In the end,  I "found" 61 photos from that 80%.

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mistress doom

I just really like the idea of mollusks and mammals trying to get along with each other.

The full "found" photographs of 2012 set: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nocklebeast/sets/72157630596924456/