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Image Editing: From Potential to Impact

written by: Mark Schacter

While the fun of taking photographs is the thrill of the hunt—the search for promising material—the fun of editing is translating the promise into images that have impact. For my book, Roads, published in 2010, I shot about 10,000 photographs, of which 160 appeared in print. For my forthcoming book, provisionally entitled Sweet Seas, A Portrait of the Great Lakes to be published in October, I again shot about 10,000 photographs of which about 200 will probably appear in print. In order to go from 10,000 to 200, I had to decide which of the 10,000 had potential to be Read more »