When you love to hike and take as many photographs as I do... it's vital to have a way to edit down to a usable number of images.... Otherwise they will never go anywhere.
This editing happens on the trail and when I get back home. On the trail, I'm usually not going with any certain theme in mind. However, I'm paying attention to what I'm attracted to and trying to fit those attractions into categories.
I ask wonder, am I attracted to...
- the trail itself
- the landscape
- individual plants
- or any certain compositions?
When I get home, I look through the images then make several different folders. The 3 folders that I made this time were People, Instagram, and Japanese Print inspired.
People is the most obvious, this includes images featuring people rather than or along with landscape. Theses images I plan on dispersing on Facebook to advertise this blog post.
Instagram includes compositions that will do well in instagram, being that you can look a very small version of the image and still be attracted to it.
My favorite images from the trip are probably the Japanese Print inspired ones. (Feel free to take a break here to google search Japanese Prints). I kept being reminded of Japanese prints as I was walking up the trail. I think it was the natural landscape, colors, and mountains, but also how people in front of me seemed to be such an important part of the composition.
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