One in Two Billion

July 27, 2017

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One image in 2 billon.

As of 2017, there are an estimate 7.5 billion people in the world.

Based on 2014 statistics, there are 1.8 billion photographs loaded up to the Internet on a daily basis.

 So for 2017, I am just going to call that 2 Billion photographs a day or 750 Billion photographs a year.

Smart phone users in the US take an average of 7 photos a day. They look at their phone an average of 46 times a day. Does it surprise you that on the list of cell phone use actual calls come in at #5 and are on the decline?

As a photographer, these statistics haunt me and lead me to asking a lot of questions.

  1. Why am I shooting this?
  2. What is the point?
  3. Does it add anything to the conversation of life?
  4. Is this my best work?

In the editing stage, I ask another set of questions.

  1. Which of these photos tell the story?
  2. Which photos have the most impact?
  3. If I can only post one photo which one will it be?

One.

That is the number of photos needed to be heard in this daily deluge.

One really good photo can stop the viewer and allow them to really see your work.  A group of photos, has them just glancing at each one and zipping along their way.

If you truly want to be seen and you want to be heard in this storm, learn to cull and edit your photos to ONE.

 


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