I have been reading the comments so far and am impressed with
how active and passionate the Your Shot community is. I wanted to give you some
understanding about how I have begun editing for this assignment. I’m not
looking, as everyone else does, at the website to review the images. Given the
number of pictures involved I’m given a folder full of images every two to three
days that I then look at by building a catalog in Lightroom. I mark pictures I
like and then go back to the website to find the images using a filename and
number applied to each frame when a picture becomes part of the site.
While doing this, I’m looking for pictures that appeal to me.
I originally began editing by creating an EXIF metadata sort for
the start dates. I found that many of the images had not been taken within the
time frame of the assignment. I’m liking images that are outside of the date
limit, but given that most of the pictures that I’ve seen don't conform to the
rules, there would then be very few pictures for you to use as a guide to what
I like. The favorites should not be seen as images that will be published.
When it comes down to the final story, I will only choose photos taken within
the date limit. However, I think it is my job as your editor to give you a
sense of what I envisioned for this assignment. I am taking great care in my editing
and can see from your comments that you are too.
In the end, everyone has their own view and aesthetic, and what
I like may not be what you like. That's what makes taking and looking at
pictures so much fun, right? We learn from each other.
So, that said, if you want pictures to be considered for the
final edit, please make sure the date and time is set properly on your camera
and that the pictures are shot during the time of the assignment.
Thank you, and I look
forward to seeing more of your shots!