|West End, Brisbane|
I'm terrible at deleting my unsuccessful photos in Lightroom. Unless an image is an accidental shot of my feet, I seem paralyzed and unable to press the "x" key.
Yes, computer memory is relatively cheap; but as a RAW shooter with 24mp images, each image weighs in at 20-30mb. With a street outing easily yielding a hundred (or more) images, we're talking about at least 2.5 gigs of images.
I don't want to guess at my average number of "keepers." That, however, is another story.
And it's not that I don't have a fallback: When I import my images into Lightroom, I convert to DNGs and save the original files to a separate hard drive. When I delete from Lightroom, the original files are still out there.
Family and vacation pics, of course, are a different thing. I keep most of those for different reasons.
I know what's worthwhile, and what's not. I've just got to toughen up. So here's the plan. If, when I have an image on the screen, someone were to ask, "Watcha got there? If my answer would be, "Ohhhh, nothing," then out it goes.
I'll let you know how that works out.