Making the Cut

Making the Cut

Making the Cut

I am at the final stages of sending my Osmond Tour book to print today. It has been long in development and even longer in the final editing/changes/publishing stages. It’s almost there, now down to just getting final printing arranged and getting delivered to the online stores that will be fulfilling it.

Through this process it has been very difficult to pick out which photos “make the cut” to the final pages of the book. In my previous publication, it was just one entertainer, so it was much easier to just look for various great shots of him. In this go around, there are 7 entertainers to try and fairly represent throughout the book; a much bigger task than I had previously anticipated.

Today’s image is one of the shots from the tour that I really like that just didn’t make the cut. I already had too many shots of Donny, and too many from the back of the stage. Though this was a poignant moment at the last concert in the UK, it also showed only Donny when the tour was about the entire family and not just him. Again, a tough decision, but in the editing process it hit the digital cutting room floor.

Perhaps someday I can publish a “photographer’s cut” kind of selection of my favorite shots taken over time and can include many shots that appealed to me as a photographer more than what needed to be included in a current publication.