2011 in figures and …

Just like I did last year here is the chart of the exposures I did for every month of year 2011. Count is based on file name. I copy the files from my camera to my hard drive with a name that is YYYMMxxxx so that it is easy get the numbers in the chart below. I very rarely erase a picture on board of the camera.

2011 shot count

Total for 2011 is 12178 exposures which is little more than 1000 a month, and roughly half what I did in 2010. It peaked in July (1858) and suffered a significant drop for the last 3 months mostly due to lack of time for shooting. Also February was weak, probably because it was cold and so much snowy here in New England.

Next post I’ll pick one image for every month.

Happy New Year.

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3 thoughts on “2011 in figures and …

  1. Hi man! Happy new year and don’t worry about the decline in numbers if quality makes up for it. I myself hardly took any photos this year, save for a short trip to India.

  2. Happy new year! thanks for your blog I follow with great interest.
    1000 photo a month is an impressive number. but tell us, how many made it to your portfolio? How many were you truly happy with?
    I have found that as the years pass, I’m taking less and less photos, but the number of images that I am truly satisfy with tend to stay the same.
    Wisdom of learning?!

    • I don’t think 1000/month is impressive, even when shooting with film (it is about 1 roll / day). As for how many I am truly happy with I think it is a completely different topic. Basically I like to take photographs it is that simple, and that has nothing to do with how many I will like. Recently I was at a party and grab a p&s from someone I did not know and took pictures which obviously I will never see. Also I shoot mostly in a genre (street) which I believe has a low success ratio. And on top of that I think failures are almost as important as success. There are lots of interesting things in flawed photographs.

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