Last week I was fortunate enough to watch and hear the American band "30 Seconds to Mars." I have to admit I only knew of the lead singer/actor Jared Leto. I still gave it a chance and went in there, with my camera (which I had tried to turn in for repair and missed it due to closing hours). Anyways, my card is all filled up with photos from the first 45 minutes or so of the concert, before both card and battery goes out. And since it was my new camera which I haven't got another card for, I had to stop and decided to leave before the concert was finished (I know what you will say... I should've stayed....another time/story)
So why am I telling all about this? The other day I got an email from one of the audience members whom I met while I was there, who I gave my space to when I left. She was a short girl, so getting my front spot made it easier to watch the concert - telling me she liked my photos from that evening and knew I had many more photos.
Here is the thing. Yes I have many more photos, however as any photographer will say and not do unless it is agreed and paid for - any photographers won't show the whole cards worth of photos taken at any time, for starters:
1) Trust me even pros, have some badly shaken up photos (fewer the better photographer you are/depending on what kind of photos we talk about).... result? Deleted asap before even looking closer.... no need for a not well looked photo to take up space on the driver.
2) Who want to look at the same photos, say like 4-5 in a row, where there is little movement happening?
3) If all photographer put up all photos, I don't think the internet would be able to handle that massive amount... (hmmm on a second thought could be debatable....?)
yet it makes me ponder, just like the movie, you get what has been cut to make the story fit together. The same princip goes for the photographer... to deliver/show/share the best photo... and not all of them...... would you want all photos no matter what shape they are in?
The Quiet Photographer