If you are anything like me and you don’t cull your images, you risk drowning in a sea of duplicates, RAW+JPEG pairs, half-finished experiments, virtual copies and images that were probably not worth shooting but you never got rid of. It’s only when you get rid of all the images that AREN’T contributing anything that you can really start to work on those that ARE.
'Culling' is the process of deleting unwanted images so that they don't clutter up your hard drive, 'bury' all your best shots or just get in the way generally. Some photographers cull images on import, some do it later and some keep all their images and use cataloguing tools to filter out the best ones.
Culling your photos after a shoot is the only way isolate your best shots and get rid of the clutter. But does culling anxiety get in the way? If you can’t bring yourself to delete any photo, JUST IN CASE, here’s what you can do about it.