May 29, 2018
One of the problems with digital photography is that it is so easy to end up with 30 000 pictures shot over 4 four years; and that is after you have deleted a lot of them. I have spent a lot of time the last 8 months or so trying to get rid of as much of the “noise” in that collection as possible. It will probably take a while before I get there. You get rid of 75%, then you give it some time, and repeat it until you can’t remove anything more without loosing something you really care about.
Some people think that machine learning or what ever will solve this problem. It might, for some or to some degree. But I still think we have to do the manual work of deciding what to keep or not. It requires a lot of work, like everything else worth doing.