How I rate my photos

I like to use a 5-point rating system. What the points mean differs slightly from medium to medium, so here’s what it means for photos.

A few rules.

  • No half or quarter points. We’re not splitting hairs here. We’re categorizing.
  • Every photo starts with no ⭐.

1 ⭐ - out of focus or beyond repair

2 ⭐⭐ - this photo does nothing for me

3 ⭐⭐⭐ - a photo I want to keep

4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ - a pretty good photo

5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ - the photo causes an involuntary emotional reaction

January 25, 2022