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From The Archives | Introduction

Written on Friday, May 7, 2010
Last updated on Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Many moons ago I read a Q&A with New Zealand landscape photographer Andris Apse. Among the things he talked about was, and I paraphrase, the importance of not deciding which image to keep until months after it was shot and processed. The idea being that you're likely to be more critical when you don't have the same emotional connection to the piece because you've just spent lots of time working on it (shooting and processing)

 

It's a bit like with computer programming (for me) - When I get stuck on a thorny problem with the code, I often find a better use of my time is to work on a different area and revisit the initial problem later. I.E. Your own "Fresh Eyes" approach.

In the From The Archives series of posts I want to go through my old collection of images and see if I can find anything worth processing or even re-working - specifically images I completely missed or rejected at the time.

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