I've rated and tagged 2 months using this system. I find that I don' that i don't have many 2 stars - what are other people thinking about when they 2 star photos?
Also are you including 2 starts in the smart albums (or printing) or just 3 star? I do like looking at less photos next to each other.
Lastly I'm wondering if people are deleting? I've flagged a few photos in lightroom as rejected but just give most a 1 star.
L Squared -
I've tried some different variations of tagging/starring over the years and since listening to this audio course. As of now, I'm approaching it like this: 3 stars = photos I REALLY love, 2 stars = the photos that BEST tell a story I want to scrap, 1 star = photos that support telling that story, but aren't crucial (may be similar are just show supporting details), 0 star = like, want to keep, but won't scrapbook
I go through a month and delete duplicates, shaky/blurred, etc photos before starring. Then I go through and 3 star. A big shift came for me when I approached the 3 star process by just looking at the photos themselves, and not attaching them to stories. It became easier to separate it this way. After that is done, I go through again to apply 2, 1, and 0 star ratings.
I plan to use this approach and print a combination of newer and older photos to get me started and then re-evaluate as I evolve the system to my needs (vs. doing the process for 10 years of photos, printing it all out, and then realizing I wanted to do it differently.) I will definitely plan on printing all of my 3 star photos and then select my 2 (and possibly 1) star photos based on what I want to scrapbook.
I realize this has been tough for me because I typically print for specific layouts or projects in mind, so it's a challenge to wrap my head around printing more freely.
As for tagging, Stacy's system is to only tag a handful of your BEST photos (not all of your photos or even all of your 3 star photos), as this would represent a digital version of the category drawers.
I hope this helps you as I do enjoy seeing how this process is going for everyone else!