Long Exposure Photography at Blue Hour, a.k.a. “Last Lights” of the Day, by Joey J πŸ“Έ


Un-inspirational πŸ˜… Photography Quotes: Part 2 – Your Photo Gallery Is …

“Your Photo Gallery Is Only as Good as Your Weakest Image.” β€” LASTLIGHTS.NET

Somewhere online, I saw someone saying along this line, and I couldn’t agree more (although this statement might sound a bit harsh πŸ˜…). In the past, my website had a page called Top 50 Photo Gallery, but in retrospect, the quality wasn’t quite there.

It wasn’t too hard to pick the first 20 to 25 photos, but became much harder beyond that, not because I had many good photos to choose from, but I had to include some unconvincing-looking photos to make it 50. πŸ˜…

After revamping my website a few years ago, my Home Gallery now features 30 photos instead, and I follow “one in one out” rule, which means whenever I add a new worthy photo to the gallery, I take out the weakest photo to always keep the number as 30.

Reducing the number of photos is a sure way to increase the quality of the gallery (a typical example of “less is more” πŸ˜…). When it becomes too hard to pick a photo to be taken out, then it’s time to increase the number of photos in the gallery. To me, 30 is a good number for now. πŸ˜€


About MeAbout the Author: LASTLIGHTS.NET is a passion project of Joey J, a Singapore-based Japanese photographer primarily shooting cityscape photography with long exposure at blue hour. Visit his Home Gallery (30 most favourite photos taken) or download his free eBook, Getting Started with Long Exposure Photography.


May 27, 2023 | Permalink

I would agree with this quote and sadly my gallery is very weak then as I put a bit of everything in there 🀣

    May 27, 2023 | Permalink

    Understandable that we want to post what we’ve photographed. To me, my website is only for the best ones, then the rest goes to Tumblr. πŸ˜…

May 28, 2023 | Permalink

A great number, Joey! πŸ‘

    May 28, 2023 | Permalink

    Thanks! If more than 30, it also takes longer to load the page, so I think 30 is a good number. πŸ˜€

May 31, 2023 | Permalink

I would love to see more of your fantastic work, Joey. The photos in the gallery are stunning!

    May 31, 2023 | Permalink

    Thank you for your kind word! Apart from the gallery, I’m posting β€œPhoto of the Month” posts, so hopefully you’ll get to see some new photos there. πŸ˜€

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