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2021 in Numbers

2021 in Numbers

In 2020 I started keeping track of how many photos I actually took, and in 2021 I kept at it and even added to it a bit, keeping track by type of outing (wildlife, landscape, around town, etc.).

While looking back at my favorite photos tells part of the story of the year for me, looking at the numbers is equally fun – at least for me. 🙂

Faroe Islands

So, how did 2021 turn out?

2020 Year in Numbers

2020 Year in Numbers

In my 2019 Year in Review post I mentioned that I had taken 10,000 photos that year. However, as I also admitted, I really had no clue how many photos I took – only how many I kept. I also jokingly said I’d keep better track in 2020.

One of my favorite images of 2020.

Well, I did. Every time I came back from photographing, whether it be a walk near home or a bigger trip, I first recorded how many files were on my memory cards before starting my review and editing.

Now, 2020 turned out to probably not be the best year for tracking what’s “normal” in terms of the number of photos took considering how many trips were cancelled, but it did suggest that my 10,000 estimate was way low.

So how many did I take in 2020?

Display consultation and printing

Display consultation and printing

In a world of digital photography it’s increasingly rare to print photos or even see a photo larger than a screen on your phone or laptop.

Therefore, I’m always excited when I do have opportunities to print, whether it’s for a show, a client, or friends, as was a recent case.

Genesee Park Bison Herd in Snow

Genesee Park Bison Herd in Snow

Bison in snow often conjures up images of Yellowstone National Park in winter, but fortunately for me, some descendants of the Yellowstone bison reside just up the highway from me in Genesee Park, part of Denver’s Mountain Parks.

Denver Union Station during the Holidays

Denver Union Station during the Holidays

Wherever I have lived, there has always been that go-to spot for photography – my default option when nothing else seemed that appealing, or when I was just lazy and wanted to visit the familiar.