Just a thought to follow-on from yesterday....
Andreas Gursky allegedly makes ten pieces a year. Ansel Adams said twelve good photographs in a year was good production.
Consider—just mull over in your mind—the implications of two ways of working: 1.) you shoot casually and intermittently on weekends and vacations and produce hundreds or thousands of "keepers" in a year; 2.) you work full-time at your photography and produce 10 or 20 photographs in a year.
I'm not saying one is better than the other and I'm certainly not telling you what to do—you own your photography and you can do anything you like. But I think the implications of this comparison are very interesting. I assume most of us practice something closer to #1. How would you work differently if your goal were #2?
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Jamie Pillers: "The way this is coming to roost for me is that my interest in making some thematic books of my images is forcing me to edit, cull, and submit to critique by others. I no longer can call images 'keepers' without much hard and harsh self-criticism. Narrowing down thousands of images to say 40 is a real eye-opener."