As the years have gone by I have become more and more ruthless when it comes to purging my photos. Storage may be cheap, but I don’t like wasting it.
With that in mind, it has become my standard procedure to immediately review all photos once they are copied to my computer and delete any that I can’t see myself ever sharing or printing, or that are otherwise lesser takes on the same subject.
I do make exception for photos of loved ones (human and non-human), which I can never bring myself to delete.
But it was not always this way, so once in a while I dig through my older photos and eliminate duplicates, anything that’s not in perfect focus, etc.