The Perceptive Photographer https://www.danieljgregory.com Podcast that looks at photography as an art and craft rather than a collection of camera gear. Wed, 14 Nov 2018 22:43:14 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 Hosted by fine-art photographer Daniel j Gregory, the Perceptive Photographer is an exploration of what it means to be a photographer. The podcast primary focus is on the more non-technical aspects of the art of photography covering a wide range of subjects from intention and meaning behind the camera and in the print, meaningful analysis of images, nature of influence and interviews with amazing lesser known working photographers. The podcast is for the photographer who is looking to better understand their own work and the work of other photographers. Daniel j Gregory clean episodic Daniel j Gregory danieljgregory@mac.com danieljgregory@mac.com (Daniel j Gregory) Daniel j Gregory Photography The Perceptive Photographer http://www.danieljgregory.com/iTunes/PerceptivePhotographeriTunesLogo.jpg https://www.danieljgregory.com info@danieljgregory.com Hosted by fine-art photographer Daniel j Gregory, the Perceptive Photographer is an exploration of what it means to be a photographer. The podcast primary focus is on the more non-technical aspects of the art of photography covering a wide range of subjects from intention and meaning behind the camera and in the print, meaningful analysis of images, nature of influence and interviews with amazing lesser known working photographers. The podcast is for the photographer who is looking to better understand their own work and the work of other ph Langley, Wa Weekly Podcast #192 Distance and intimacy in photography https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-192-distance-and-intimacy-in-photography/ Mon, 12 Nov 2018 17:35:51 +0000 https://www.danieljgregory.com/?p=26929 https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-192-distance-and-intimacy-in-photography/#respond https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-192-distance-and-intimacy-in-photography/feed/ 0 <img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="float: left; margin-right: 5px;" srcset="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg 150w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-620x620.jpg 620w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-960x960.jpg 960w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-610x610.jpg 610w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-157x157.jpg 157w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-400x400.jpg 400w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-510x510.jpg 510w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-1080x1080.jpg 1080w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo.jpg 1400w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /><p>Someone asked me recently about what is the correct distance to shoot a photograph. I was a first taken back by the question because it seemed a little strange to me. After digging a little, it was apparent that the photographer was interested in making sharp photographs. So we talked depth of field and subject distance impacts as options. However, the topic got me thinking more and more about distance as it relates to intimacy in photography. </p> <p>In my experiences, one of the most significant indicators of a great photograph is the level of intimacy between the photographer and subject/subject matter. You can feel it when you looked at a picture when the photographer was really connected to the work. As we continue to find ways to see the difference in the world, I feel that we strongly desire a connection to people and place. In our photographs, if we can find a way to make more intimate relationships to the objects on the other side of the lens, we might just see that our true intimacy comes from building real ties to those people, places, and things. Even in a fleeting moment, we can find respect and harmony and trust through the lens. So in this week's podcast, we take a dive into what intimacy might do for our work. </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-192-distance-and-intimacy-in-photography/">Podcast #192 Distance and intimacy in photography</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com">Daniel j Gregory Fine Art Photography</a>.</p>

Someone asked me recently about what is the correct distance to shoot a photograph. I was a first taken back by the question because it seemed a little strange to me. After digging a little, it was apparent that the photographer was interested in making sharp photographs. So we talked depth of field and subject distance impacts as options. However, the topic got me thinking more and more about distance as it relates to intimacy in photography. 

In my experiences, one of the most significant indicators of a great photograph is the level of intimacy between the photographer and subject/subject matter. You can feel it when you looked at a picture when the photographer was really connected to the work. As we continue to find ways to see the difference in the world, I feel that we strongly desire a connection to people and place. In our photographs, if we can find a way to make more intimate relationships to the objects on the other side of the lens, we might just see that our true intimacy comes from building real ties to those people, places, and things. Even in a fleeting moment, we can find respect and harmony and trust through the lens. So in this week’s podcast, we take a dive into what intimacy might do for our work. 

Gear used in podcast

One of the questions I get asked frequently is what sort of equipment do I use to record my podcast. I have used a variety of equipment in the three years that I have been recording, but here is the current list of equipment that I am using. Also as an FYI and full disclosure, the links are affiliate links to Amazon.

Rode Procaster XLR microphone
Rode Boom Arm
Rode PSM Shockmount
All three Rode components as kit
Focusrite Scarlet 2i2
Adobe Audition (part of create cloud subscription)
LogicPro X
Macbook Pro
OWC Thunderbolt 3 dock
Headphones

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Someone asked me recently about what is the correct distance to shoot a photograph. I was a first taken back by the question because it seemed a little strange to me. After digging a little, it was apparent that the photographer was interested in makin... Someone asked me recently about what is the correct distance to shoot a photograph. I was a first taken back by the question because it seemed a little strange to me. After digging a little, it was apparent that the photographer was interested in making sharp photographs. So we talked depth of field and subject distance impacts as options. However, the topic got me thinking more and more about distance as it relates to intimacy in photography. <br /> <br /> In my experiences, one of the most significant indicators of a great photograph is the level of intimacy between the photographer and subject/subject matter. You can feel it when you looked at a picture when the photographer was really connected to the work. As we continue to find ways to see the difference in the world, I feel that we strongly desire a connection to people and place. In our photographs, if we can find a way to make more intimate relationships to the objects on the other side of the lens, we might just see that our true intimacy comes from building real ties to those people, places, and things. Even in a fleeting moment, we can find respect and harmony and trust through the lens. So in this week's podcast, we take a dive into what intimacy might do for our work.  Daniel j Gregory clean 13:09
Podcast #191 Imagination and our photographic process https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-191-imagination-and-our-photographic-process/ Mon, 05 Nov 2018 18:12:41 +0000 https://www.danieljgregory.com/?p=26902 https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-191-imagination-and-our-photographic-process/#respond https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-191-imagination-and-our-photographic-process/feed/ 0 <img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="float: left; margin-right: 5px;" srcset="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg 150w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-620x620.jpg 620w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-960x960.jpg 960w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-610x610.jpg 610w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-157x157.jpg 157w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-400x400.jpg 400w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-510x510.jpg 510w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-1080x1080.jpg 1080w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo.jpg 1400w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /><p>I have always been amazed by people who are willing to share their imaginations with others. The more fantastic the story, the better. For me personally, I think we all have those stories in us, but for some reason, many of us don't share them. In this week's podcast, we are going all in on the importance of imagination in our photography. </p> <p>This doesn't mean that you are doing compositing or making crazy sets to photograph, but it is about really allowing your storytelling to be about the worlds you live in and imagine every day. Sharing the fantastic of what you experience. In the podcast, I talk about how imagination in my cats to kids all showcase how everyday things become amazing, but we as adults often forget how to allow that to escape. Or even worse, we treat it as crazy. At the end of the podcast, I give you a couple of ideas to help you connect with your inner imagination and hopefully find a way to let it out through the camera. </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-191-imagination-and-our-photographic-process/">Podcast #191 Imagination and our photographic process</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com">Daniel j Gregory Fine Art Photography</a>.</p>

I have always been amazed by people who are willing to share their imaginations with others. The more fantastic the story, the better. For me personally, I think we all have those stories in us, but for some reason, many of us don’t share them. In this week’s podcast, we are going all in on the importance of imagination in our photography. 

This doesn’t mean that you are doing compositing or making crazy sets to photograph, but it is about really allowing your storytelling to be about the worlds you live in and imagine every day. Sharing the fantastic of what you experience. In the podcast, I talk about how imagination in my cats to kids all showcase how everyday things become amazing, but we as adults often forget how to allow that to escape. Or even worse, we treat it as crazy. At the end of the podcast, I give you a couple of ideas to help you connect with your inner imagination and hopefully find a way to let it out through the camera. 

Gear used in podcast

One of the questions I get asked frequently is what sort of equipment do I use to record my podcast. I have used a variety of equipment in the three years that I have been recording, but here is the current list of equipment that I am using. Also as an FYI and full disclosure, the links are affiliate links to Amazon.

Rode Procaster XLR microphone
Rode Boom Arm
Rode PSM Shockmount
All three Rode components as kit
Focusrite Scarlet 2i2
Adobe Audition (part of create cloud subscription)
LogicPro X
Macbook Pro
OWC Thunderbolt 3 dock
Headphones

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I have always been amazed by people who are willing to share their imaginations with others. The more fantastic the story, the better. For me personally, I think we all have those stories in us, but for some reason, many of us don't share them. I have always been amazed by people who are willing to share their imaginations with others. The more fantastic the story, the better. For me personally, I think we all have those stories in us, but for some reason, many of us don't share them. In this week's podcast, we are going all in on the importance of imagination in our photography. <br /> <br /> This doesn't mean that you are doing compositing or making crazy sets to photograph, but it is about really allowing your storytelling to be about the worlds you live in and imagine every day. Sharing the fantastic of what you experience. In the podcast, I talk about how imagination in my cats to kids all showcase how everyday things become amazing, but we as adults often forget how to allow that to escape. Or even worse, we treat it as crazy. At the end of the podcast, I give you a couple of ideas to help you connect with your inner imagination and hopefully find a way to let it out through the camera.  Daniel j Gregory clean 14:10
Podcast #190 Light , time and ambiguity in photography https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-190-light-time-ambiguity/ Mon, 29 Oct 2018 17:29:43 +0000 https://www.danieljgregory.com/?p=26898 https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-190-light-time-ambiguity/#respond https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-190-light-time-ambiguity/feed/ 0 <img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="float: left; margin-right: 5px;" srcset="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg 150w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-620x620.jpg 620w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-960x960.jpg 960w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-610x610.jpg 610w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-157x157.jpg 157w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-400x400.jpg 400w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-510x510.jpg 510w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-1080x1080.jpg 1080w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo.jpg 1400w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /><p>In this week's podcast, we focus on how at the core essence of photography is two things: light and time. Without either of those, there is no photograph. Yet, most photographers know that there is more to a photograph than those two elements. One of the most significant aspects of talking about and reading a picture that often gets overlooked is ambiguity in the photograph. This ambiguity of time, content and context are also crucial to our understanding of the photograph. </p> <p>Much like our memory, a photograph is only a fragmented representation of what happened in front of the camera. So, if we are to understand what makes a good photograph or how to create a good photograph, how do we deal with ambiguity and issues of time when looking at and creating work. </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-190-light-time-ambiguity/">Podcast #190 Light , time and ambiguity in photography</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com">Daniel j Gregory Fine Art Photography</a>.</p>

In this week’s podcast, we focus on how at the core essence of photography is two things: light and time. Without either of those, there is no photograph. Yet, most photographers know that there is more to a photograph than those two elements. One of the most significant aspects of talking about and reading a picture that often gets overlooked is ambiguity in the photograph. This ambiguity of time, content and context are also crucial to our understanding of the photograph.

Much like our memory, a photograph is only a fragmented representation of what happened in front of the camera. So, if we are to understand what makes a good photograph or how to create a good photograph, how do we deal with ambiguity and issues of time when looking at and creating work.

Gear used in podcast

One of the questions I get asked frequently is what sort of equipment do I use to record my podcast. I have used a variety of equipment in the three years that I have been recording, but here is the current list of equipment that I am using. Also as an FYI and full disclosure, the links are affiliate links to Amazon.

Rode Procaster XLR microphone
Rode Boom Arm
Rode PSM Shockmount
All three Rode components as kit
Focusrite Scarlet 2i2
Adobe Audition (part of create cloud subscription)
LogicPro X
Macbook Pro
OWC Thunderbolt 3 dock
Headphones

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In this week's podcast, we focus on how at the core essence of photography is two things: light and time. Without either of those, there is no photograph. Yet, most photographers know that there is more to a photograph than those two elements. In this week's podcast, we focus on how at the core essence of photography is two things: light and time. Without either of those, there is no photograph. Yet, most photographers know that there is more to a photograph than those two elements. One of the most significant aspects of talking about and reading a picture that often gets overlooked is ambiguity in the photograph. This ambiguity of time, content and context are also crucial to our understanding of the photograph. <br /> <br /> Much like our memory, a photograph is only a fragmented representation of what happened in front of the camera. So, if we are to understand what makes a good photograph or how to create a good photograph, how do we deal with ambiguity and issues of time when looking at and creating work.  Daniel j Gregory clean 13:44
Podcast #189 Focus on the ideas https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-189-focus-on-the-ideas/ Mon, 22 Oct 2018 17:00:52 +0000 https://www.danieljgregory.com/?p=26893 https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-189-focus-on-the-ideas/#respond https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-189-focus-on-the-ideas/feed/ 0 <img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="float: left; margin-right: 5px;" srcset="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg 150w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-620x620.jpg 620w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-960x960.jpg 960w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-610x610.jpg 610w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-157x157.jpg 157w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-400x400.jpg 400w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-510x510.jpg 510w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-1080x1080.jpg 1080w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo.jpg 1400w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /><p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-189-focus-on-the-ideas/">Podcast #189 Focus on the ideas</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com">Daniel j Gregory Fine Art Photography</a>.</p>

If you read about photography and critical thinking in photography, much of that writing is about the importance of ideas and thematic concepts in art. It doesn’t matter if it essay’s from Brook Jensen’s Lenswork magazine over other year, Critical Thinking in Photography, Art in America, Allard’s The Visual Storyteller or some other book. The idea behind the image is what makes the image interesting. In a simple form, it is the why you take the photograph verse the how you take a photograph.

As we create and build more interesting photographs, we convey and communicate more exciting ideas. When photos fail, it is often because they lack clarity of the purpose or reason behind the photograph. Now, this isn’t to say that you always have to understand or have a reason to take a picture, but as you try to understand why some images work better than others, it might be in the concept. Yet, a great thought without great execution also makes for visual disinterest. If all you have is a great idea, it becomes hard for your audience, even an audience of one, to relate the sub-par work back to the idea. They need to work hand in hand. This week’s podcast is all about how ideas need to be at the focus of our curiosity and photography.

Gear used in podcast

One of the questions I get asked frequently is what sort of equipment do I use to record my podcast. I have used a variety of equipment in the three years that I have been recording, but here is the current list of equipment that I am using. Also as an FYI and full disclosure, the links are affiliate links to Amazon.

Rode Procaster XLR microphone
Rode Boom Arm
Rode PSM Shockmount
All three Rode components as kit
Focusrite Scarlet 2i2
Adobe Audition (part of create cloud subscription)
LogicPro X
Macbook Pro
OWC Thunderbolt 3 dock
Headphones

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Podcast #188 Authenticity in photography https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-188-authenticity-in-photography/ Mon, 15 Oct 2018 17:44:13 +0000 https://www.danieljgregory.com/?p=26875 https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-188-authenticity-in-photography/#respond https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-188-authenticity-in-photography/feed/ 0 <img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="float: left; margin-right: 5px;" srcset="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg 150w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-620x620.jpg 620w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-960x960.jpg 960w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-610x610.jpg 610w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-157x157.jpg 157w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-400x400.jpg 400w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-510x510.jpg 510w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-1080x1080.jpg 1080w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo.jpg 1400w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /><p>To thine own self be true.</p> <p>-Polonius in Shakespeare's Hamlet</p> <p>In Hamlet, Polonius provides some last words of wisdom to his son as he gets on the next boat for Paris. While this quote has been stated over and over again, I think it's something that is still true for photographers today. At the core of the quote is how you have to take care of yourself first so that you can take care of others. Of course, if you know Hamlet, you know that even for Polonius this is easier said than done. </p> <p>In this week's podcast, we talk about the importance of authenticity in our photography and creativity. At the end of the day, we can only create the things that are inside of our own head and experiences. To create real authentic work, we have to create work that is true to who we are. That is our genuine work. However, it is easy to avoid creating meaningful work because of fears, regrets and a host of other emotions. The challenge we all face is to work with all our feelings and reactions and find a way to create photographs that are reflective of who we are today and what beautiful worlds we see for tomorrow. In the podcast, I talk about how I look at and respond to my work and the challenges and hopefully offer up some ideas for you to use to step forward in creating your own meaningful work. </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-188-authenticity-in-photography/">Podcast #188 Authenticity in photography</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com">Daniel j Gregory Fine Art Photography</a>.</p>

To thine own self be true.

-Polonius in Shakespeare’s Hamlet

In Hamlet, Polonius provides some last words of wisdom to his son as he gets on the next boat for Paris. While this quote has been stated over and over again, I think it’s something that is still true for photographers today. At the core of the quote is how you have to take care of yourself first so that you can take care of others. Of course, if you know Hamlet, you know that even for Polonius this is easier said than done.

In this week’s podcast, we talk about the importance of authenticity in our photography and creativity. At the end of the day, we can only create the things that are inside of our own head and experiences. To create real authentic work, we have to create work that is true to who we are. That is our genuine work. However, it is easy to avoid creating meaningful work because of fears, regrets and a host of other emotions. The challenge we all face is to work with all our feelings and reactions and find a way to create photographs that are reflective of who we are today and what beautiful worlds we see for tomorrow. In the podcast, I talk about how I look at and respond to my work and the challenges and hopefully offer up some ideas for you to use to step forward in creating your own meaningful work.

Gear used in podcast

One of the questions I get asked frequently is what sort of equipment do I use to record my podcast. I have used a variety of equipment in the three years that I have been recording, but here is the current list of equipment that I am using. Also as an FYI and full disclosure, the links are affiliate links to Amazon.

Rode Procaster XLR microphone
Rode Boom Arm
Rode PSM Shockmount
All three Rode components as kit
Focusrite Scarlet 2i2
Adobe Audition (part of create cloud subscription)
LogicPro X
Macbook Pro
OWC Thunderbolt 3 dock
Headphones

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To thine own self be true. - -Polonius in Shakespeare's Hamlet - In Hamlet, Polonius provides some last words of wisdom to his son as he gets on the next boat for Paris. While this quote has been stated over and over again, To thine own self be true.<br /> <br /> -Polonius in Shakespeare's Hamlet<br /> <br /> In Hamlet, Polonius provides some last words of wisdom to his son as he gets on the next boat for Paris. While this quote has been stated over and over again, I think it's something that is still true for photographers today. At the core of the quote is how you have to take care of yourself first so that you can take care of others. Of course, if you know Hamlet, you know that even for Polonius this is easier said than done. <br /> <br /> In this week's podcast, we talk about the importance of authenticity in our photography and creativity. At the end of the day, we can only create the things that are inside of our own head and experiences. To create real authentic work, we have to create work that is true to who we are. That is our genuine work. However, it is easy to avoid creating meaningful work because of fears, regrets and a host of other emotions. The challenge we all face is to work with all our feelings and reactions and find a way to create photographs that are reflective of who we are today and what beautiful worlds we see for tomorrow. In the podcast, I talk about how I look at and respond to my work and the challenges and hopefully offer up some ideas for you to use to step forward in creating your own meaningful work.  Daniel j Gregory clean 14:14
Podcast #187 Importance in finding shades of grey https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-187-importance-in-shades-of-grey/ Mon, 08 Oct 2018 17:00:19 +0000 https://www.danieljgregory.com/?p=26868 https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-187-importance-in-shades-of-grey/#respond https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-187-importance-in-shades-of-grey/feed/ 0 <img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="float: left; margin-right: 5px;" srcset="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg 150w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-620x620.jpg 620w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-960x960.jpg 960w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-610x610.jpg 610w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-157x157.jpg 157w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-400x400.jpg 400w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-510x510.jpg 510w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-1080x1080.jpg 1080w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo.jpg 1400w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /><p>In this week's podcast, we examine the importance of finding the shades of grey in our black and white world. It is, in many ways, more comfortable to approach our understanding of the world when we can quickly categorize and define people, places, and events. However, in our rush to judgment, we can often misrepresent what is actually happening in our experience. As a creative individual, I personally believe that it is our job to find the subtle nuances in the world that make up our story and experiences. Then through that lens of awareness do we create our art. The artist is always searching and trying to connect to even the smallest change and shift in the way they see the world. It is in those observations do we find our own voice. </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-187-importance-in-shades-of-grey/">Podcast #187 Importance in finding shades of grey</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com">Daniel j Gregory Fine Art Photography</a>.</p>

The simple question of “Are you a black and white photographer?” caused me to shift my approach to my own work. The question while simple enough invoked in me an acknowledgment that much of my reaction and experiences of the world could be at the extreme edges. The black and white so to speak.

However, in my experience as a creative person, the experiences that matter most were in the shades of grey between the black and white. The beauty of the world and the photograph were in how all of the tones and shades could come together to make a more fulfilling photograph. As I got to thinking more about this, I realized that my own creative practice suffers when I only see my work at the edges and forget to seek out the beauty and wisdom that comes from those shades of grey.

In this week’s podcast, I talk about how those differences and the awareness of what it does to my creative practice to live at the extremes can limit what I am able to create and see in the world. As I dig into this topic, I try to encourage you to spend time identifying your extremes and how you might be able to find between those extremes the importance of seeing all the shades of grey.

Gear used in podcast

One of the questions I get asked frequently is what sort of equipment do I use to record my podcast. I have used a variety of equipment in the three years that I have been recording, but here is the current list of equipment that I am using. Also as an FYI and full disclosure, the links are affiliate links to Amazon.

Rode Procaster XLR microphone
Rode Boom Arm
Rode PSM Shockmount
All three Rode components as kit
Focusrite Scarlet 2i2
Adobe Audition (part of create cloud subscription)
LogicPro X
Macbook Pro
OWC Thunderbolt 3 dock
Headphones

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In this week's podcast, we examine the importance of finding the shades of grey in our black and white world. It is, in many ways, more comfortable to approach our understanding of the world when we can quickly categorize and define people, places, In this week's podcast, we examine the importance of finding the shades of grey in our black and white world. It is, in many ways, more comfortable to approach our understanding of the world when we can quickly categorize and define people, places, and events. However, in our rush to judgment, we can often misrepresent what is actually happening in our experience. As a creative individual, I personally believe that it is our job to find the subtle nuances in the world that make up our story and experiences. Then through that lens of awareness do we create our art. The artist is always searching and trying to connect to even the smallest change and shift in the way they see the world. It is in those observations do we find our own voice. Daniel j Gregory clean 12:00
Podcast #186 This isn’t horseshoes https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-186-this-isnt-horeshoes/ Mon, 01 Oct 2018 17:32:38 +0000 https://www.danieljgregory.com/?p=26855 https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-186-this-isnt-horeshoes/#respond https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-186-this-isnt-horeshoes/feed/ 0 <img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="float: left; margin-right: 5px;" srcset="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg 150w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-620x620.jpg 620w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-960x960.jpg 960w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-610x610.jpg 610w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-157x157.jpg 157w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-400x400.jpg 400w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-510x510.jpg 510w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-1080x1080.jpg 1080w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo.jpg 1400w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /><p>When I was growing up, I always heard the phrase: Close only counts in horseshoes, and atomic bombs. Later in my career, I had a boss who always said: "good isn't good enough, and perfection is the enemy of done." These two phrases have been bubbling up a lot for me in recent weeks during my photography. This week's podcast is about how those two sayings are shaping my approach to some of my photographs. </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-186-this-isnt-horeshoes/">Podcast #186 This isn’t horseshoes</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com">Daniel j Gregory Fine Art Photography</a>.</p>

When I was growing up, I always heard the phrase: Close only counts in horseshoes, and atomic bombs. Later in my career, I had a boss who always said: “good isn’t good enough, and perfection is the enemy of done.” These two phrases have been bubbling up a lot for me in recent weeks during my photography.

In this week’s podcast, we take a look at how these two phrases can help us better understand what is working and not working in our photography. Whether you are missing focus, composition, framing, settings or timing in your photographs, when things that need to be right are off, even just a little, it can cause huge issues for a photograph. If things in your work are close but not close enough, it can give you a roadmap or way to think about the skills to develop and practice.

At the same time, if you have areas where you obsess over getting it exactly right, then you might find that you are not getting your work done because you are unable to finish. In that case, it is about finding the balance between your need to have something perfect and more than just good.

Gear used in podcast

One of the questions I get asked frequently is what sort of equipment do I use to record my podcast. I have used a variety of equipment in the three years that I have been recording, but here is the current list of equipment that I am using. Also as an FYI and full disclosure, the links are affiliate links to Amazon.

Rode Procaster XLR microphone
Rode Boom Arm
Rode PSM Shockmount
All three Rode components as kit
Focusrite Scarlet 2i2
Adobe Audition (part of create cloud subscription)
LogicPro X
Macbook Pro
OWC Thunderbolt 3 dock
Headphones

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When I was growing up, I always heard the phrase: Close only counts in horseshoes, and atomic bombs. Later in my career, I had a boss who always said: "good isn't good enough, and perfection is the enemy of done. When I was growing up, I always heard the phrase: Close only counts in horseshoes, and atomic bombs. Later in my career, I had a boss who always said: "good isn't good enough, and perfection is the enemy of done." These two phrases have been bubbling up a lot for me in recent weeks during my photography. This week's podcast is about how those two sayings are shaping my approach to some of my photographs. Daniel j Gregory clean 14:13
Podcast #185 Are you doing Hollywood remakes? https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-185-hollywood-remakes/ Mon, 24 Sep 2018 17:12:01 +0000 https://www.danieljgregory.com/?p=26851 https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-185-hollywood-remakes/#respond https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-185-hollywood-remakes/feed/ 0 <img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="float: left; margin-right: 5px;" srcset="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg 150w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-620x620.jpg 620w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-960x960.jpg 960w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-610x610.jpg 610w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-157x157.jpg 157w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-400x400.jpg 400w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-510x510.jpg 510w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-1080x1080.jpg 1080w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo.jpg 1400w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /><p>There is a remake or reboot trend that many of my friends talk about with Hollywood movies and television shows. Sure there are some reasons to reboot or remake a movie or show. Maybe it was awful the first time, but the source material was excellent. Or, perhaps there is a modern sensibility to bring to the work. However, in many cases, it can feel like it is laziness or an unwillingness to take a risk on something new and original. </p> <p>When you look at your own photographs do you see them as something original or are you starting to do a bunch of remakes and reboots? In this week's podcast, we talk about how to look at your photograph and examine your work so that you can get out of the rebooting loop and get back to the craft of seeing and telling your own unique stories. </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-185-hollywood-remakes/">Podcast #185 Are you doing Hollywood remakes?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com">Daniel j Gregory Fine Art Photography</a>.</p>

There is a remake or reboot trend that many of my friends talk about with Hollywood movies and television shows. Sure there are some reasons to reboot or remake a movie or show. Maybe it was awful the first time, but the source material was excellent. Or, perhaps there is a modern sensibility to bring to the work. However, in many cases, it can feel like it is laziness or an unwillingness to take a risk on something new and original.

When you look at your own photographs do you see them as something original or are you starting to do a bunch of remakes and reboots? In this week’s podcast, we talk about how to look at your photograph and examine your work so that you can get out of the rebooting loop and get back to the craft of seeing and telling your own unique stories.

Gear used in podcast

One of the questions I get asked frequently is what sort of equipment do I use to record my podcast. I have used a variety of equipment in the three years that I have been recording, but here is the current list of equipment that I am using. Also as an FYI and full disclosure, the links are affiliate links to Amazon.

Rode Procaster XLR microphone
Rode Boom Arm
Rode PSM Shockmount
All three Rode components as kit
Focusrite Scarlet 2i2
Adobe Audition (part of create cloud subscription)
LogicPro X
Macbook Pro
OWC Thunderbolt 3 dock
Headphones

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There is a remake or reboot trend that many of my friends talk about with Hollywood movies and television shows. Sure there are some reasons to reboot or remake a movie or show. Maybe it was awful the first time, but the source material was excellent. There is a remake or reboot trend that many of my friends talk about with Hollywood movies and television shows. Sure there are some reasons to reboot or remake a movie or show. Maybe it was awful the first time, but the source material was excellent. Or, perhaps there is a modern sensibility to bring to the work. However, in many cases, it can feel like it is laziness or an unwillingness to take a risk on something new and original. <br /> <br /> When you look at your own photographs do you see them as something original or are you starting to do a bunch of remakes and reboots? In this week's podcast, we talk about how to look at your photograph and examine your work so that you can get out of the rebooting loop and get back to the craft of seeing and telling your own unique stories.  Daniel j Gregory clean 11:28
Podcast #184 What drives your passion? https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-184-what-drives-your-passion/ Mon, 17 Sep 2018 17:00:07 +0000 https://www.danieljgregory.com/?p=26846 https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-184-what-drives-your-passion/#respond https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-184-what-drives-your-passion/feed/ 0 <img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="float: left; margin-right: 5px;" srcset="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg 150w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-620x620.jpg 620w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-960x960.jpg 960w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-610x610.jpg 610w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-157x157.jpg 157w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-400x400.jpg 400w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-510x510.jpg 510w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-1080x1080.jpg 1080w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo.jpg 1400w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /><p>When you are in school and getting ready to graduate, or you are starting to look for a job, you often hear advice from people about what to do with your life. Much of that advice was summarized in the book What color is your parachute. In that book, at the core is finding something you are good at and something you have a passion for and where those intersect you can find your ideal job. </p> <p>Photography and our passion for doing work that we like often have that same interaction. In this week's podcast, I talk about how some of the lessons in finding what we are inspired to do and can do in life can apply to your photography. We also talk about how for many of us those passions fall into a bucket list and that maybe, just maybe, we shouldn't be making a bucket list but instead doing what we really love. </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-184-what-drives-your-passion/">Podcast #184 What drives your passion?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com">Daniel j Gregory Fine Art Photography</a>.</p>

When you are in school and getting ready to graduate, or you are starting to look for a job, you often hear advice from people about what to do with your life. Much of that advice was summarized in the book What color is your parachute. In that book, at the core is finding something you are good at and something you have a passion for and where those intersect you can find your ideal job.

Photography and our passion for doing work that we like often have that same interaction. In this week’s podcast, I talk about how some of the lessons in finding what we are inspired to do and can do in life can apply to your photography. We also talk about how for many of us those passions fall into a bucket list and that maybe, just maybe, we shouldn’t be making a bucket list but instead doing what we really love.

Gear used in podcast

One of the questions I get asked frequently is what sort of equipment do I use to record my podcast. I have used a variety of equipment in the three years that I have been recording, but here is the current list of equipment that I am using. Also as an FYI and full disclosure, the links are affiliate links to Amazon.

Rode Procaster XLR microphone
Rode Boom Arm
Rode PSM Shockmount
All three Rode components as kit
Focusrite Scarlet 2i2
Adobe Audition (part of create cloud subscription)
LogicPro X
Macbook Pro
OWC Thunderbolt 3 dock
Headphones

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When you are in school and getting ready to graduate, or you are starting to look for a job, you often hear advice from people about what to do with your life. Much of that advice was summarized in the book What color is your parachute. In that book, When you are in school and getting ready to graduate, or you are starting to look for a job, you often hear advice from people about what to do with your life. Much of that advice was summarized in the book What color is your parachute. In that book, at the core is finding something you are good at and something you have a passion for and where those intersect you can find your ideal job. <br /> <br /> Photography and our passion for doing work that we like often have that same interaction. In this week's podcast, I talk about how some of the lessons in finding what we are inspired to do and can do in life can apply to your photography. We also talk about how for many of us those passions fall into a bucket list and that maybe, just maybe, we shouldn't be making a bucket list but instead doing what we really love.  Daniel j Gregory clean 13:14
Podcast #183 Packing list to create for a trip that don’t involve gear https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-183-packing-list-not-gear/ Mon, 10 Sep 2018 18:30:27 +0000 https://www.danieljgregory.com/?p=26841 https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-183-packing-list-not-gear/#respond https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-183-packing-list-not-gear/feed/ 0 <img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="float: left; margin-right: 5px;" srcset="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg 150w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-620x620.jpg 620w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-960x960.jpg 960w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-610x610.jpg 610w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-157x157.jpg 157w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-400x400.jpg 400w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-510x510.jpg 510w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-1080x1080.jpg 1080w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo.jpg 1400w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /><p>I love to travel and take pictures, and fall is my favorite season. In this week's podcast, we talk about some of the lists that you need to make to be successful when you travel. While most people know to make a list of equipment, clothing and travel documents, I encourage everyone also to consider making a few other lists that are about your creative approach to the trip. </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-183-packing-list-not-gear/">Podcast #183 Packing list to create for a trip that don’t involve gear</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com">Daniel j Gregory Fine Art Photography</a>.</p>

I love to travel and take pictures, and fall is my favorite season. In this week’s podcast, we talk about some of the lists that you need to make to be successful when you travel. While most people know to make a list of equipment, clothing and travel documents, I encourage everyone also to consider making a few other lists that are about your creative approach to the trip.

I like to create a seeing list and a shot list. Both of those lists are about the places and things I want to see in a location, but the first is about understand where I will be and the second is concepts or ideas to photograph. To make these list, I like to read about and study a location but NOT focus on looking at photographs of others who visit the place. I find that can lead me to pollute my experience of traveling. Rather than looking at Pinterest or other sites, I like to think about the sights, smells, and sensations of a location (seeing list) and how to incorporate those into my shot list (what to photograph). Finally, I like to create a mental list of my emotional expectations and experience and how to keep those in balance as I spend my day out photographing.

Gear used in podcast

One of the questions I get asked frequently is what sort of equipment do I use to record my podcast. I have used a variety of equipment in the three years that I have been recording, but here is the current list of equipment that I am using. Also as an FYI and full disclosure, the links are affiliate links to Amazon.

Rode Procaster XLR microphone
Rode Boom Arm
Rode PSM Shockmount
All three Rode components as kit
Focusrite Scarlet 2i2
Adobe Audition (part of create cloud subscription)
LogicPro X
Macbook Pro
OWC Thunderbolt 3 dock
Headphones

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I love to travel and take pictures, and fall is my favorite season. In this week's podcast, we talk about some of the lists that you need to make to be successful when you travel. While most people know to make a list of equipment, I love to travel and take pictures, and fall is my favorite season. In this week's podcast, we talk about some of the lists that you need to make to be successful when you travel. While most people know to make a list of equipment, clothing and travel documents, I encourage everyone also to consider making a few other lists that are about your creative approach to the trip.  Daniel j Gregory clean 11:12
Podcast #182 Jealous much? It’s not a camera problem. https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-182-jealous-much-no-one-cares-about-your-camera/ Mon, 03 Sep 2018 15:48:34 +0000 https://www.danieljgregory.com/?p=26834 https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-182-jealous-much-no-one-cares-about-your-camera/#respond https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-182-jealous-much-no-one-cares-about-your-camera/feed/ 0 <img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="float: left; margin-right: 5px;" srcset="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg 150w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-620x620.jpg 620w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-960x960.jpg 960w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-610x610.jpg 610w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-157x157.jpg 157w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-400x400.jpg 400w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-510x510.jpg 510w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-1080x1080.jpg 1080w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo.jpg 1400w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /><p>If you are a photographer, the only person who cares about your camera brand is you and other photographers. People who look at photographs judge photographs not if they were taken with the "right camera." However, in our modern day of Internet fame and quick judgment, you might think that photographers are overly obsessed with gear. We shouldn't be. Equipment is a tool. You are the photographer. </p> <p>In this week's podcast, I am asking for some help in getting us to change how we focus on equipment. If you are trying to learn about new equipment or old, many of the popular sites will pass judgment on equipment sight unseen. They will talk about features that don't matter, corporate solvency and a host of other crap that has nothing to do with actual pictures. What I would like to see all of us is start to give up bullying people with their gear choices and return to a focus on the empathy and courage it takes to share meaningful work. Support, not the need to get clicks on videos by bashing someone's gear choice, but rather to celebrate who they are. To do that, we all need to find a better way to share and to push back on those who proclaim their jealousy of fantastic photography by being angry about the tool rather than in wonder of the photograph. </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-182-jealous-much-no-one-cares-about-your-camera/">Podcast #182 Jealous much? It’s not a camera problem.</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com">Daniel j Gregory Fine Art Photography</a>.</p>

If you are a photographer, the only person who cares about your camera brand is you and other photographers. People who look at photographs judge photographs not if they were taken with the “right camera.” However, in our modern day of Internet fame and quick judgment, you might think that photographers are overly obsessed with gear. We shouldn’t be. Equipment is a tool. You are the photographer.

In this week’s podcast, I am asking for some help in getting us to change how we focus on equipment. If you are trying to learn about new equipment or old, many of the popular sites will pass judgment on equipment sight unseen. They will talk about features that don’t matter, corporate solvency and a host of other crap that has nothing to do with actual pictures. What I would like to see all of us is start to give up bullying people with their gear choices and return to a focus on the empathy and courage it takes to share meaningful work. Support, not the need to get clicks on videos by bashing someone’s gear choice, but rather to celebrate who they are. To do that, we all need to find a better way to share and to push back on those who proclaim their jealousy of fantastic photography by being angry about the tool rather than in wonder of the photograph.

Gear used in podcast

One of the questions I get asked frequently is what sort of equipment do I use to record my podcast. I have used a variety of equipment in the three years that I have been recording, but here is the current list of equipment that I am using. Also as an FYI and full disclosure, the links are affiliate links to Amazon.

Rode Procaster XLR microphone
Rode Boom Arm
Rode PSM Shockmount
All three Rode components as kit
Focusrite Scarlet 2i2
Adobe Audition (part of create cloud subscription)
LogicPro X
Macbook Pro
OWC Thunderbolt 3 dock
Headphones

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If you are a photographer, the only person who cares about your camera brand is you and other photographers. People who look at photographs judge photographs not if they were taken with the "right camera." However, If you are a photographer, the only person who cares about your camera brand is you and other photographers. People who look at photographs judge photographs not if they were taken with the "right camera." However, in our modern day of Internet fame and quick judgment, you might think that photographers are overly obsessed with gear. We shouldn't be. Equipment is a tool. You are the photographer. <br /> <br /> In this week's podcast, I am asking for some help in getting us to change how we focus on equipment. If you are trying to learn about new equipment or old, many of the popular sites will pass judgment on equipment sight unseen. They will talk about features that don't matter, corporate solvency and a host of other crap that has nothing to do with actual pictures. What I would like to see all of us is start to give up bullying people with their gear choices and return to a focus on the empathy and courage it takes to share meaningful work. Support, not the need to get clicks on videos by bashing someone's gear choice, but rather to celebrate who they are. To do that, we all need to find a better way to share and to push back on those who proclaim their jealousy of fantastic photography by being angry about the tool rather than in wonder of the photograph.  Daniel j Gregory clean 11:42
Podcast #181 Are you stuck in a photography loop https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-181-are-you-stuck-in-a-photography-loop/ Mon, 27 Aug 2018 17:01:34 +0000 https://www.danieljgregory.com/?p=26829 https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-181-are-you-stuck-in-a-photography-loop/#respond https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-181-are-you-stuck-in-a-photography-loop/feed/ 0 <img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="float: left; margin-right: 5px;" srcset="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg 150w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-620x620.jpg 620w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-960x960.jpg 960w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-610x610.jpg 610w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-157x157.jpg 157w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-400x400.jpg 400w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-510x510.jpg 510w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-1080x1080.jpg 1080w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo.jpg 1400w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /><p>Ever feel like you are running on a treadmill and going nowhere. In my creative practice, I call these loops, and just like getting lost in the woods, I start and end at the point even though I feel like I start in a different direction. This week's podcast talks about some of the more common loops that I face, or I see others face in their photography, and how to deal with those loops.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-181-are-you-stuck-in-a-photography-loop/">Podcast #181 Are you stuck in a photography loop</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com">Daniel j Gregory Fine Art Photography</a>.</p>

Ever feel like you are running on a treadmill and going nowhere. In my creative practice, I call these loops, and just like getting lost in the woods, I start and end at the point even though I feel like I start in a different direction. This week’s podcast talks about some of the more common loops that I face, or I see others face in their photography, and how to deal with those loops.

I like to think about these loops more as spheres rather than circles. The reason for that is that there is an infinite number of loops we can make around the sphere that has us feeling like things are different, but the root issue is still the same. Unlike a circle with just a single starting and ending point and one path, when our issue is bounded by the sphere, we find that we are trapped by lots of circles and lots of options, but we can’t leave the one bubble.

For me, some of the more common bubbles include getting stuck on gear, education classes, mistakes and shooting the same thing over and over again. By breaking out of those loops, I find that my own creative practice improves, and so does my approach to my photography.

Gear used in podcast

One of the questions I get asked frequently is what sort of equipment do I use to record my podcast. I have used a variety of equipment in the three years that I have been recording, but here is the current list of equipment that I am using. Also as an FYI and full disclosure, the links are affiliate links to Amazon.

Rode Procaster XLR microphone
Rode Boom Arm
Rode PSM Shockmount
All three Rode components as kit
Focusrite Scarlet 2i2
Adobe Audition (part of create cloud subscription)
LogicPro X
Macbook Pro
OWC Thunderbolt 3 dock
Headphones

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Ever feel like you are running on a treadmill and going nowhere. In my creative practice, I call these loops, and just like getting lost in the woods, I start and end at the point even though I feel like I start in a different direction. Ever feel like you are running on a treadmill and going nowhere. In my creative practice, I call these loops, and just like getting lost in the woods, I start and end at the point even though I feel like I start in a different direction. This week's podcast talks about some of the more common loops that I face, or I see others face in their photography, and how to deal with those loops. Daniel j Gregory clean 13:53
Podcast #180 Importance of balance in the frame https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-80-importance-of-balance-in-the-frame/ Mon, 20 Aug 2018 18:47:41 +0000 https://www.danieljgregory.com/?p=26824 https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-80-importance-of-balance-in-the-frame/#respond https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-80-importance-of-balance-in-the-frame/feed/ 0 <img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="float: left; margin-right: 5px;" srcset="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg 150w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-620x620.jpg 620w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-960x960.jpg 960w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-610x610.jpg 610w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-157x157.jpg 157w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-400x400.jpg 400w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-510x510.jpg 510w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-1080x1080.jpg 1080w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo.jpg 1400w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /><p>Ok so after a quick rant on the war and revolution that is coming in photography click bait, this week's podcast focuses in on balance. As we have discussed many times on this podcast, balance is something that is important when thinking about images while behind the camera. However, this week, we are focusing on the importance of balance, or lack of balance, in the final image. </p> <p>Balance is about visual harmony and understanding of the frame. It is achieved several ways, but for most photographs, it is about how color, shape, form, space and design elements interact together. This week we focus on some of the central aspects of balance among those various aspects and how they can be used to move an image out of balance or into balance. </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-80-importance-of-balance-in-the-frame/">Podcast #180 Importance of balance in the frame</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com">Daniel j Gregory Fine Art Photography</a>.</p>

Ok so after a quick rant on the war and revolution that is coming in photography click bait, this week’s podcast focuses in on balance. As we have discussed many times on this podcast, balance is something that is important when thinking about images while behind the camera. However, this week, we are focusing on the importance of balance, or lack of balance, in the final image.

Balance is about visual harmony and understanding of the frame. It is achieved several ways, but for most photographs, it is about how color, shape, form, space and design elements interact together. This week we focus on some of the central aspects of balance among those various aspects and how they can be used to move an image out of balance or into balance.

Gear used in podcast

One of the questions I get asked frequently is what sort of equipment do I use to record my podcast. I have used a variety of equipment in the three years that I have been recording, but here is the current list of equipment that I am using. Also as an FYI and full disclosure, the links are affiliate links to Amazon.

Rode Procaster XLR microphone
Rode Boom Arm
Rode PSM Shockmount
All three Rode components as kit
Focusrite Scarlet 2i2
Adobe Audition (part of create cloud subscription)
LogicPro X
Macbook Pro
OWC Thunderbolt 3 dock
Headphones

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Ok so after a quick rant on the war and revolution that is coming in photography click bait, this week's podcast focuses in on balance. As we have discussed many times on this podcast, balance is something that is important when thinking about images w... Ok so after a quick rant on the war and revolution that is coming in photography click bait, this week's podcast focuses in on balance. As we have discussed many times on this podcast, balance is something that is important when thinking about images while behind the camera. However, this week, we are focusing on the importance of balance, or lack of balance, in the final image. <br /> <br /> Balance is about visual harmony and understanding of the frame. It is achieved several ways, but for most photographs, it is about how color, shape, form, space and design elements interact together. This week we focus on some of the central aspects of balance among those various aspects and how they can be used to move an image out of balance or into balance.  Daniel j Gregory clean 13:34
Podcast #179 What is style in photography https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-179-what-is-style-in-photography/ Mon, 13 Aug 2018 15:25:06 +0000 https://www.danieljgregory.com/?p=26820 https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-179-what-is-style-in-photography/#respond https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-179-what-is-style-in-photography/feed/ 0 <img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="float: left; margin-right: 5px;" srcset="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg 150w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-620x620.jpg 620w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-960x960.jpg 960w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-610x610.jpg 610w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-157x157.jpg 157w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-400x400.jpg 400w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-510x510.jpg 510w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-1080x1080.jpg 1080w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo.jpg 1400w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /><p>Michael Gregory, no relation, wrote an excellent article for Aperture in 1961 about the nature of photographic style and idea for how to define and use style in photography. I was recently rereading the article and used it as the foundation for this week's podcast. One the most common topics I hear about that is related to creating great photography is that you need to have a style, but the definition of style is both ambiguous and misapplied. This week, using the insights from this 55-year-old article, we talk about what style is and how to understand how it appears in our photography and what it matters. </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-179-what-is-style-in-photography/">Podcast #179 What is style in photography</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com">Daniel j Gregory Fine Art Photography</a>.</p>

Michael Gregory, no relation, wrote an excellent article for Aperture magazine in 1961 about the nature of photographic style and idea for how to define and use style in photography. I was recently rereading the article and used it as the foundation for this week’s podcast. One the most common topics I hear about that is related to creating great photography is that you need to have a style, but the definition of style is both ambiguous and misapplied. This week, using the insights from this 55-year-old article, we talk about what style is and how to understand how it appears in our photography and what it matters.

For me, the photographic style is at its core is about your unique way of seeing. It is about how you find meaning in your world and communicate that to us with an insight we didn’t have before. A style isn’t about a preset or look or methods. While most of us will develop a signature look that is distinct from our style. Our style is about our awareness of the world realized through the print. It is the combination of a style and signature that allows us to experience the wholeness of the photographer and their photographic experiences.

Gear used in podcast

One of the questions I get asked frequently is what sort of equipment do I use to record my podcast. I have used a variety of equipment in the three years that I have been recording, but here is the current list of equipment that I am using. Also as an FYI and full disclosure, the links are affiliate links to Amazon.

Rode Procaster XLR microphone
Rode Boom Arm
Rode PSM Shockmount
All three Rode components as kit
Focusrite Scarlet 2i2
Adobe Audition (part of create cloud subscription)
LogicPro X
Macbook Pro
OWC Thunderbolt 3 dock
Headphones

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Michael Gregory, no relation, wrote an excellent article for Aperture in 1961 about the nature of photographic style and idea for how to define and use style in photography. I was recently rereading the article and used it as the foundation for this we... Michael Gregory, no relation, wrote an excellent article for Aperture in 1961 about the nature of photographic style and idea for how to define and use style in photography. I was recently rereading the article and used it as the foundation for this week's podcast. One the most common topics I hear about that is related to creating great photography is that you need to have a style, but the definition of style is both ambiguous and misapplied. This week, using the insights from this 55-year-old article, we talk about what style is and how to understand how it appears in our photography and what it matters.  Daniel j Gregory clean 11:42
Podcast #178 Lessons from minimalism and staying organized for photographic editing https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-178-lessons-from-minimalism-and-staying-organized-for-photographic-editing/ Mon, 06 Aug 2018 16:55:23 +0000 https://www.danieljgregory.com/?p=26816 https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-178-lessons-from-minimalism-and-staying-organized-for-photographic-editing/#respond https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-178-lessons-from-minimalism-and-staying-organized-for-photographic-editing/feed/ 0 <img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="float: left; margin-right: 5px;" srcset="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg 150w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-620x620.jpg 620w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-960x960.jpg 960w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-610x610.jpg 610w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-157x157.jpg 157w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-400x400.jpg 400w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-510x510.jpg 510w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-1080x1080.jpg 1080w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo.jpg 1400w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /><p>In this week's podcast, we are talking about how to go about applying some of the basic concepts from minimalism and getting organized to make it easier to work and edit our photographs. At times it is very easy to get overwhelmed with the work required to make a good photograph. However, by learning to focus on a few key things that have been tried and tested to work in keeping organized, you might find that you can make better photographs more efficiently and faster. </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-178-lessons-from-minimalism-and-staying-organized-for-photographic-editing/">Podcast #178 Lessons from minimalism and staying organized for photographic editing</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com">Daniel j Gregory Fine Art Photography</a>.</p>

In this week’s podcast, we are talking about how to go about applying some of the basic concepts from minimalism and getting organized to make it easier to work and edit our photographs. At times it is very easy to get overwhelmed with the work required to make a good photograph. However, by learning to focus on a few key things that have been tried and tested to work in keeping organized, you might find that you can make better photographs more efficiently and faster.

  • Focusing on large things first and then diving into the smaller task second.
  • Dividing an image or space into smaller chunks, so you only focus on one area at a time. Rather than trying to deal with everything at once, focus on smaller areas to build the whole.
  • Label things as you work. That way you know what is, and if you need to do something again, you have already named it, and it makes it easier to find.

Gear used in podcast

One of the questions I get asked frequently is what sort of equipment do I use to record my podcast. I have used a variety of equipment in the three years that I have been recording, but here is the current list of equipment that I am using. Also as an FYI and full disclosure, the links are affiliate links to Amazon.

Rode Procaster XLR microphone
Rode Boom Arm
Rode PSM Shockmount
All three Rode components as kit
Focusrite Scarlet 2i2
Adobe Audition (part of create cloud subscription)
LogicPro X
Macbook Pro
OWC Thunderbolt 3 dock
Headphones

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In this week's podcast, we are talking about how to go about applying some of the basic concepts from minimalism and getting organized to make it easier to work and edit our photographs. At times it is very easy to get overwhelmed with the work require... In this week's podcast, we are talking about how to go about applying some of the basic concepts from minimalism and getting organized to make it easier to work and edit our photographs. At times it is very easy to get overwhelmed with the work required to make a good photograph. However, by learning to focus on a few key things that have been tried and tested to work in keeping organized, you might find that you can make better photographs more efficiently and faster.  Daniel j Gregory clean 11:33
Podcast #177 Issues with the formulaic creative processes https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-177-formulaic-results/ Mon, 30 Jul 2018 17:12:03 +0000 https://www.danieljgregory.com/?p=26809 https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-177-formulaic-results/#respond https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-177-formulaic-results/feed/ 0 <img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="float: left; margin-right: 5px;" srcset="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg 150w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-620x620.jpg 620w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-960x960.jpg 960w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-610x610.jpg 610w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-157x157.jpg 157w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-400x400.jpg 400w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-510x510.jpg 510w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-1080x1080.jpg 1080w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo.jpg 1400w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /><p>I was flipping through Netflix looking at movies and got to thinking about how many movies follow the same basic formula. For example, in most romantic comedies, the couple gets together, and something happens that drives them apart. After some conflict, they are somehow pushed together and end up happily ever after. </p> <p>In our photography, we can quickly end up following the same formula over and over again. In some cases, this might be ok, but I other cases this could cause us to fall short of our expectations and needs as a creative person. In my own work, I think that it is easy to fall into a formulaic rut. You learn what works and you just do it over and over again. The challenge this creates is that it the more you do the same thing, the more it becomes harder to change. The habit builds a deeper rut. </p> <p>Sometimes our creativity is at the edges of our experiences. So finding ways to push our boundaries by doing something outside the norm is critical. Now, this doesn't mean giving up good habits like morning pages, walks in the woods or daily images, but what I encourage you to do is to not write the exact same thing every day. The habit is not the formula. You might find that by sitting in the woods and listening to the birds, trees and wind might be better for you then just walking.</p> <p>So as you approach your photography this week, I encourage you to look at what is the formula you are following that you picked up from others or isn't working and apply a twist to the formula. What if your romantic comedy went dark or some other direction. What would it look like if your story was really your story and not the formula that we have all accepted? </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-177-formulaic-results/">Podcast #177 Issues with the formulaic creative processes</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com">Daniel j Gregory Fine Art Photography</a>.</p>

I was flipping through Netflix looking at movies and got to thinking about how many movies follow the same basic formula. For example, in most romantic comedies, the couple gets together, and something happens that drives them apart. After some conflict, they are somehow pushed together and end up happily ever after.

In our photography, we can quickly end up following the same formula over and over again. In some cases, this might be ok, but I other cases this could cause us to fall short of our expectations and needs as a creative person. In my own work, I think that it is easy to fall into a formulaic rut. You learn what works and you just do it over and over again. The challenge this creates is that it the more you do the same thing, the more it becomes harder to change. The habit builds a deeper rut.

Sometimes our creativity is at the edges of our experiences. So finding ways to push our boundaries by doing something outside the norm is critical. Now, this doesn’t mean giving up good habits like morning pages, walks in the woods or daily images, but what I encourage you to do is to not write the exact same thing every day. The habit is not the formula. You might find that by sitting in the woods and listening to the birds, trees and wind might be better for you then just walking.

So as you approach your photography this week, I encourage you to look at what is the formula you are following that you picked up from others or isn’t working and apply a twist to the formula. What if your romantic comedy went dark or some other direction. What would it look like if your story was really your story and not the formula that we have all accepted?

Gear used in podcast

One of the questions I get asked frequently is what sort of equipment do I use to record my podcast. I have used a variety of equipment in the three years that I have been recording, but here is the current list of equipment that I am using. Also as an FYI and full disclosure, the links are affiliate links to Amazon.

Rode Procaster XLR microphone
Rode Boom Arm
Rode PSM Shockmount
All three Rode components as kit
Focusrite Scarlet 2i2
Adobe Audition (part of create cloud subscription)
LogicPro X
Macbook Pro
OWC Thunderbolt 3 dock
Headphones

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I was flipping through Netflix looking at movies and got to thinking about how many movies follow the same basic formula. For example, in most romantic comedies, the couple gets together, and something happens that drives them apart. I was flipping through Netflix looking at movies and got to thinking about how many movies follow the same basic formula. For example, in most romantic comedies, the couple gets together, and something happens that drives them apart. After some conflict, they are somehow pushed together and end up happily ever after. <br /> <br /> In our photography, we can quickly end up following the same formula over and over again. In some cases, this might be ok, but I other cases this could cause us to fall short of our expectations and needs as a creative person. In my own work, I think that it is easy to fall into a formulaic rut. You learn what works and you just do it over and over again. The challenge this creates is that it the more you do the same thing, the more it becomes harder to change. The habit builds a deeper rut. <br /> <br /> Sometimes our creativity is at the edges of our experiences. So finding ways to push our boundaries by doing something outside the norm is critical. Now, this doesn't mean giving up good habits like morning pages, walks in the woods or daily images, but what I encourage you to do is to not write the exact same thing every day. The habit is not the formula. You might find that by sitting in the woods and listening to the birds, trees and wind might be better for you then just walking.<br /> <br /> So as you approach your photography this week, I encourage you to look at what is the formula you are following that you picked up from others or isn't working and apply a twist to the formula. What if your romantic comedy went dark or some other direction. What would it look like if your story was really your story and not the formula that we have all accepted?  Daniel j Gregory clean 11:43
Podcast #176 Listener Questions https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-176-listener-questions/ Mon, 23 Jul 2018 16:26:54 +0000 https://www.danieljgregory.com/?p=26799 https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-176-listener-questions/#respond https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-176-listener-questions/feed/ 0 <img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="float: left; margin-right: 5px;" srcset="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg 150w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-620x620.jpg 620w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-960x960.jpg 960w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-610x610.jpg 610w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-157x157.jpg 157w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-400x400.jpg 400w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-510x510.jpg 510w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-1080x1080.jpg 1080w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo.jpg 1400w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /><p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-176-listener-questions/">Podcast #176 Listener Questions</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com">Daniel j Gregory Fine Art Photography</a>.</p>

This is one of my favorite podcast topics. In this week’s podcast, we are talking about questions you all have sent in over the past few months. I really do appreciate you sending in comments and feedback about the show, and getting a chance to record an episode dedicated to the more common questions is always fun.

This week we are talking about the following five questions:

  1. What is the best thing you can do for your creativity?
  2. How do you go about learning about something in photography?
  3. What is the biggest problem with photography today?
  4. How do I pick a new printer, lens, camera, etc.?
  5. How do you think about and deal with failure?

Each of those questions is so interesting and could be a show unto their own, but in this action-packed week, we try to tackle all five. I hope that as you learn about the importance of saying yes, storytelling, understanding your needs, and finding out how your life actually is working all give you some insights into your photographic practice. And if you have any questions for a future podcast, don’t hesitate to send them on over and I’ll be happy to add them in the future to another listener edition podcast.

Gear used in podcast

One of the questions I get asked frequently is what sort of equipment do I use to record my podcast. I have used a variety of equipment in the three years that I have been recording, but here is the current list of equipment that I am using. Also as an FYI and full disclosure, the links are affiliate links to Amazon.

Rode Procaster XLR microphone
Rode Boom Arm
Rode PSM Shockmount
All three Rode components as kit
Focusrite Scarlet 2i2
Adobe Audition (part of create cloud subscription)
LogicPro X
Macbook Pro
OWC Thunderbolt 3 dock
Headphones

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Podcast #175 What’s it worth? https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-175-what-is-it-worth/ Mon, 16 Jul 2018 18:00:10 +0000 https://www.danieljgregory.com/?p=26796 https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-175-what-is-it-worth/#respond https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-175-what-is-it-worth/feed/ 0 <img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="float: left; margin-right: 5px;" srcset="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg 150w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-620x620.jpg 620w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-960x960.jpg 960w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-610x610.jpg 610w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-157x157.jpg 157w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-400x400.jpg 400w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-510x510.jpg 510w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-1080x1080.jpg 1080w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo.jpg 1400w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /><p>Welcome to the 175th episode of the Perceptive Photographer. This week's episode looks at how to determine what a photograph is worth. Is a picture worth more because it has sold more copies and made a lot of money? Is a photograph worth more because it has a lot of likes or impressions on social media? Or is a photograph worth more because it shares something or says something that pulls at our heart and emotions? It is worth more because it changes the way we see the world around us?</p> <p>Photos that reflect something about who we are and connect to something inside of us have fantastic power. That power to share a communicate says a lot about who we are as people and what we do to connect with others. So, as you think about what photographs you have made or will make, is the real value of those might lie in your ability to make a difference, even if just on one person, or is it about something else? </p> <p>In the end, I think you may find that your photographs that connect with others in a meaningful way no matter how few or small that number may be might be the most worthy of all photographs. </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-175-what-is-it-worth/">Podcast #175 What’s it worth?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com">Daniel j Gregory Fine Art Photography</a>.</p>

Welcome to the 175th episode of the Perceptive Photographer. This week’s episode looks at how to determine what a photograph is worth. Is a picture worth more because it has sold more copies and made a lot of money? Is a photograph worth more because it has a lot of likes or impressions on social media? Or is a photograph worth more because it shares something or says something that pulls at our heart and emotions? It is worth more because it changes the way we see the world around us?

Photos that reflect something about who we are and connect to something inside of us have fantastic power. That power to share a communicate says a lot about who we are as people and what we do to connect with others. So, as you think about what photographs you have made or will make, is the real value of those might lie in your ability to make a difference, even if just on one person, or is it about something else?

In the end, I think you may find that your photographs that connect with others in a meaningful way no matter how few or small that number may be might be the most worthy of all photographs.

Gear used in podcast

One of the questions I get asked frequently is what sort of equipment do I use to record my podcast. I have used a variety of equipment in the three years that I have been recording, but here is the current list of equipment that I am using. Also as an FYI and full disclosure, the links are affiliate links to Amazon.

Rode Procaster XLR microphone
Rode Boom Arm
Rode PSM Shockmount
All three Rode components as kit
Focusrite Scarlet 2i2
Adobe Audition (part of create cloud subscription)
LogicPro X
Macbook Pro
OWC Thunderbolt 3 dock
Headphones

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Welcome to the 175th episode of the Perceptive Photographer. This week's episode looks at how to determine what a photograph is worth. Is a picture worth more because it has sold more copies and made a lot of money? Welcome to the 175th episode of the Perceptive Photographer. This week's episode looks at how to determine what a photograph is worth. Is a picture worth more because it has sold more copies and made a lot of money? Is a photograph worth more because it has a lot of likes or impressions on social media? Or is a photograph worth more because it shares something or says something that pulls at our heart and emotions? It is worth more because it changes the way we see the world around us?<br /> <br /> Photos that reflect something about who we are and connect to something inside of us have fantastic power. That power to share a communicate says a lot about who we are as people and what we do to connect with others. So, as you think about what photographs you have made or will make, is the real value of those might lie in your ability to make a difference, even if just on one person, or is it about something else? <br /> <br /> In the end, I think you may find that your photographs that connect with others in a meaningful way no matter how few or small that number may be might be the most worthy of all photographs.  Daniel j Gregory clean 11:59
Podcast #174 Diverging and converging ideas in our work https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-174-diverging-and-converging-in-our-work/ Mon, 09 Jul 2018 17:49:24 +0000 https://www.danieljgregory.com/?p=26785 https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-174-diverging-and-converging-in-our-work/#respond https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-174-diverging-and-converging-in-our-work/feed/ 0 <img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="float: left; margin-right: 5px;" srcset="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg 150w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-620x620.jpg 620w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-960x960.jpg 960w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-610x610.jpg 610w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-157x157.jpg 157w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-400x400.jpg 400w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-510x510.jpg 510w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-1080x1080.jpg 1080w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo.jpg 1400w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /><p>In the 174th episode of the Perceptive Photographer, we take a look at how various methods of expanding and narrowing down the photographic process can help us make better images behind the camera. The creative process has a huge influx of ideas from both external and internal sources. If we can find ways to maximize those inputs, it can often times give us a jumpstart on our creative practice. However, at some point, we need to being to cull through those ideas and images so that we can build a cohesion to our storytelling and imagery. </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-174-diverging-and-converging-in-our-work/">Podcast #174 Diverging and converging ideas in our work</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com">Daniel j Gregory Fine Art Photography</a>.</p>

In the 174th episode of the Perceptive Photographer, we take a look at how various methods of expanding and narrowing down the photographic process can help us make better images behind the camera. The creative process has a huge influx of ideas from both external and internal sources. If we can find ways to maximize those inputs, it can often times give us a jumpstart on our creative practice. However, at some point, we need to being to cull through those ideas and images so that we can build a cohesion to our storytelling and imagery.

Gear used in podcast

One of the questions I get asked frequently is what sort of equipment do I use to record my podcast. I have used a variety of equipment in the three years that I have been recording, but here is the current list of equipment that I am using. Also as an FYI and full disclosure, the links are affiliate links to Amazon.

Rode Procaster XLR microphone
Rode Boom Arm
Rode PSM Shockmount
All three Rode components as kit
Focusrite Scarlet 2i2
Adobe Audition (part of create cloud subscription)
LogicPro X
Macbook Pro
OWC Thunderbolt 3 dock
Headphones

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In the 174th episode of the Perceptive Photographer, we take a look at how various methods of expanding and narrowing down the photographic process can help us make better images behind the camera. The creative process has a huge influx of ideas from b... In the 174th episode of the Perceptive Photographer, we take a look at how various methods of expanding and narrowing down the photographic process can help us make better images behind the camera. The creative process has a huge influx of ideas from both external and internal sources. If we can find ways to maximize those inputs, it can often times give us a jumpstart on our creative practice. However, at some point, we need to being to cull through those ideas and images so that we can build a cohesion to our storytelling and imagery.  Daniel j Gregory clean 12:56
Podcast #173 Getting it right in camera is about more than settings https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-173-getting-it-right-in-camera/ Mon, 02 Jul 2018 16:56:50 +0000 https://www.danieljgregory.com/?p=26777 https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-173-getting-it-right-in-camera/#respond https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-173-getting-it-right-in-camera/feed/ 0 <img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="float: left; margin-right: 5px;" srcset="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg 150w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-620x620.jpg 620w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-960x960.jpg 960w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-610x610.jpg 610w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-157x157.jpg 157w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-400x400.jpg 400w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-510x510.jpg 510w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-1080x1080.jpg 1080w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo.jpg 1400w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /><p>Welcome to episode 173 of the podcast!. Thanks so much for being a listener, I really do appreciate you taking time out of your day to listen to the podcast. This week's topic is all about how important the concept of getting it right in camera is to make a successful image. Typically, when we talk about getting it right in the camera, it is all about the settings. I find that in my own process, getting it right in camera is more about the mindset to pay attention to all of the qualities that make good photograph before the shutter clicks. </p> <p>By learning to see color, color cast, composition, lines, framing and a host of other concepts that impact our experience of the frame, we put ourselves in a better position to make better and more engaging photographs. Getting it right in camera is more than just saving time in post, which it does, but it more of a mindset that I am going to go out and see the world. The camera records what is there not what is in our heart. Learning to set up the camera so that it learns to see what we see rather than the other way around is what getting it right is all about. </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-173-getting-it-right-in-camera/">Podcast #173 Getting it right in camera is about more than settings</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com">Daniel j Gregory Fine Art Photography</a>.</p>

Welcome to episode 173 of the podcast!. Thanks so much for being a listener, I really do appreciate you taking time out of your day to listen to the podcast. This week’s topic is all about how important the concept of getting it right in camera is to make a successful image. Typically, when we talk about getting it right in the camera, it is all about the settings. I find that in my own process, getting it right in camera is more about the mindset to pay attention to all of the qualities that make good photograph before the shutter clicks.

By learning to see color, color cast, composition, lines, framing and a host of other concepts that impact our experience of the frame, we put ourselves in a better position to make better and more engaging photographs. Getting it right in camera is more than just saving time in post, which it does, but it more of a mindset that I am going to go out and see the world. The camera records what is there not what is in our heart. Learning to set up the camera so that it learns to see what we see rather than the other way around is what getting it right is all about.

Gear used in podcast

One of the questions I get asked frequently is what sort of equipment do I use to record my podcast. I have used a variety of equipment in the three years that I have been recording, but here is the current list of equipment that I am using. Also as an FYI and full disclosure, the links are affiliate links to Amazon.

Rode Procaster XLR microphone
Rode Boom Arm
Rode PSM Shockmount
All three Rode components as kit
Focusrite Scarlet 2i2
Adobe Audition (part of create cloud subscription)
LogicPro X
Macbook Pro
OWC Thunderbolt 3 dock
Headphones

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Welcome to episode 173 of the podcast!. Thanks so much for being a listener, I really do appreciate you taking time out of your day to listen to the podcast. This week's topic is all about how important the concept of getting it right in camera is to m... Welcome to episode 173 of the podcast!. Thanks so much for being a listener, I really do appreciate you taking time out of your day to listen to the podcast. This week's topic is all about how important the concept of getting it right in camera is to make a successful image. Typically, when we talk about getting it right in the camera, it is all about the settings. I find that in my own process, getting it right in camera is more about the mindset to pay attention to all of the qualities that make good photograph before the shutter clicks. <br /> <br /> By learning to see color, color cast, composition, lines, framing and a host of other concepts that impact our experience of the frame, we put ourselves in a better position to make better and more engaging photographs. Getting it right in camera is more than just saving time in post, which it does, but it more of a mindset that I am going to go out and see the world. The camera records what is there not what is in our heart. Learning to set up the camera so that it learns to see what we see rather than the other way around is what getting it right is all about.  Daniel j Gregory clean 12:27
Podcast #172 Value of simple pleasures https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-172-value-of-simple-pleasures/ Mon, 25 Jun 2018 15:14:36 +0000 https://www.danieljgregory.com/?p=26753 https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-172-value-of-simple-pleasures/#respond https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-172-value-of-simple-pleasures/feed/ 0 <img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="float: left; margin-right: 5px;" srcset="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg 150w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-620x620.jpg 620w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-960x960.jpg 960w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-610x610.jpg 610w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-157x157.jpg 157w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-400x400.jpg 400w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-510x510.jpg 510w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-1080x1080.jpg 1080w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo.jpg 1400w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /><p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-172-value-of-simple-pleasures/">Podcast #172 Value of simple pleasures</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com">Daniel j Gregory Fine Art Photography</a>.</p>

This week’s podcast focuses on the importance of finding and using the simple pleasures in life to influence our photography. When our creative process is going well, rarely do we describe it as a complicated process. When things in life are not going well, we then tend to talk about it as if it were complicated. If you think about your best relationships, I doubt that you have to start off with–It’s complicated.

Our photography should be the same way. We shouldn’t have to talk about how complex or challenging it is to create and enjoy our work. So this week, I talk about how finding and discovering your simple pleasures in life and art can lead to more meaningful work. I am not trying to say that you shouldn’t create complex and in-depth work, but instead, you should be able to find what is at your core as an artist that makes the work matter. When things are good and working, we should be able to quickly say what the work is about.

I encourage you to find the simple and easy joys in your life and find a way to incorporate those feelings and reactions into your work. You might be surprised at the direction it leads.

I also enjoy a simple haiku as part of my process so here is the one mentioned in the podcast.

Like to photograph
but I miss Kodachrome film
it was so pretty

 

Gear used in podcast

One of the questions I get asked frequently is what sort of equipment do I use to record my podcast. I have used a variety of equipment in the three years that I have been recording, but here is the current list of equipment that I am using. Also as an FYI and full disclosure, the links are affiliate links to Amazon.

Rode Procaster XLR microphone
Rode Boom Arm
Rode PSM Shockmount
All three Rode components as kit
Focusrite Scarlet 2i2
Adobe Audition (part of create cloud subscription)
LogicPro X
Macbook Pro
OWC Thunderbolt 3 dock
Headphones

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Podcast #171 When good is good enough https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-171-when-good-is-good-enough/ Tue, 19 Jun 2018 00:20:22 +0000 https://www.danieljgregory.com/?p=26749 https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-171-when-good-is-good-enough/#respond https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-171-when-good-is-good-enough/feed/ 0 <img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="float: left; margin-right: 5px;" srcset="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg 150w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-620x620.jpg 620w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-960x960.jpg 960w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-610x610.jpg 610w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-157x157.jpg 157w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-400x400.jpg 400w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-510x510.jpg 510w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-1080x1080.jpg 1080w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo.jpg 1400w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /><p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-171-when-good-is-good-enough/">Podcast #171 When good is good enough</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com">Daniel j Gregory Fine Art Photography</a>.</p>

Over the past eight months, I have been dealing with the loss of my little brother. And while I have amazing family and friends to offer their support, it has been a long creative rut I have been in. Rather than process my feelings with my creativity I tossed myself in to simpler and less introspective work. However, you can’t avoid your creativity and what it drives in. you forever.

This week’s podcast is a monolog about how we can move forward and find support from our community of peers if we are willing to share and connect. Along the way, we might find out that our need to be perfect and great in our photographic process is a crutch we lean on and actually good is good enough.

Gear used in podcast

One of the questions I get asked frequently is what sort of equipment do I use to record my podcast. I have used a variety of equipment in the three years that I have been recording, but here is the current list of equipment that I am using. Also as an FYI and full disclosure, the links are affiliate links to Amazon.

Rode Procaster XLR microphone
Rode Boom Arm
Rode PSM Shockmount
All three Rode components as kit
Focusrite Scarlet 2i2
Adobe Audition (part of create cloud subscription)
LogicPro X
Macbook Pro
OWC Thunderbolt 3 dock
Headphones

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Podcast #170 Observation, listening and emotion in photography https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-170-observation-listening-emotion-photography/ Mon, 11 Jun 2018 14:58:19 +0000 https://www.danieljgregory.com/?p=26743 https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-170-observation-listening-emotion-photography/#respond https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-170-observation-listening-emotion-photography/feed/ 0 <img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="float: left; margin-right: 5px;" srcset="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg 150w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-620x620.jpg 620w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-960x960.jpg 960w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-610x610.jpg 610w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-157x157.jpg 157w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-400x400.jpg 400w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-510x510.jpg 510w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-1080x1080.jpg 1080w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo.jpg 1400w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /><p>I believe that storytelling is central to humanity. From our earliest days, we have told stories. If you sit in a coffee shop and listen, all people are telling our stories--stories about family, friends, events, and work. At the core of a photograph is also a story. It is the driving element of a need to share something about how we see and understand the world. </p> <p>In this week's podcast, I talk about how three key areas of a storytelling event are critical to the story. While not the only aspects of good storytelling, these three elements are what I think are central to helping photographers make better photographs. To really get to the heart of the process, you need to be observational, listen and find the connection to the emotions you are experiencing. </p> <p>These don't have to be too earth-shattering notions. They can be as simple as the awe of a beautiful sunset over the beach. What drives a better experience of the photograph is your ability to use these three elements to make your photograph. By understanding your emotional reaction, observations and what you listen to (non-verbal or verbal) will go a long way into making your photographs more interesting--at least to you.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-170-observation-listening-emotion-photography/">Podcast #170 Observation, listening and emotion in photography</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com">Daniel j Gregory Fine Art Photography</a>.</p>

I believe that storytelling is central to humanity. From our earliest days, we have told stories. If you sit in a coffee shop and listen, all people are telling our stories–stories about family, friends, events, and work. At the core of a photograph is also a story. It is the driving element of a need to share something about how we see and understand the world.

In this week’s podcast, I talk about how three key areas of a storytelling event are critical to the story. While not the only aspects of good storytelling, these three elements are what I think are central to helping photographers make better photographs. To really get to the heart of the process, you need to be observational, listen and find the connection to the emotions you are experiencing.

These don’t have to be too earth-shattering notions. They can be as simple as the awe of a beautiful sunset over the beach. What drives a better experience of the photograph is your ability to use these three elements to make your photograph. By understanding your emotional reaction, observations and what you listen to (non-verbal or verbal) will go a long way into making your photographs more interesting–at least to you.

Gear used in podcast

One of the questions I get asked frequently is what sort of equipment do I use to record my podcast. I have used a variety of equipment in the three years that I have been recording, but here is the current list of equipment that I am using. Also as an FYI and full disclosure, the links are affiliate links to Amazon.

Rode Procaster XLR microphone
Rode Boom Arm
Rode PSM Shockmount
All three Rode components as kit
Focusrite Scarlet 2i2
Adobe Audition (part of create cloud subscription)
LogicPro X
Macbook Pro
OWC Thunderbolt 3 dock
Headphones

The post Podcast #170 Observation, listening and emotion in photography appeared first on Daniel j Gregory Fine Art Photography.

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I believe that storytelling is central to humanity. From our earliest days, we have told stories. If you sit in a coffee shop and listen, all people are telling our stories--stories about family, friends, events, and work. I believe that storytelling is central to humanity. From our earliest days, we have told stories. If you sit in a coffee shop and listen, all people are telling our stories--stories about family, friends, events, and work. At the core of a photograph is also a story. It is the driving element of a need to share something about how we see and understand the world. <br /> <br /> In this week's podcast, I talk about how three key areas of a storytelling event are critical to the story. While not the only aspects of good storytelling, these three elements are what I think are central to helping photographers make better photographs. To really get to the heart of the process, you need to be observational, listen and find the connection to the emotions you are experiencing. <br /> <br /> These don't have to be too earth-shattering notions. They can be as simple as the awe of a beautiful sunset over the beach. What drives a better experience of the photograph is your ability to use these three elements to make your photograph. By understanding your emotional reaction, observations and what you listen to (non-verbal or verbal) will go a long way into making your photographs more interesting--at least to you. Daniel j Gregory clean 13:14
Podcast #169 Insta language in photography https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-169-impact-of-insta-on-photography/ Mon, 04 Jun 2018 17:58:09 +0000 https://www.danieljgregory.com/?p=26730 https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-169-impact-of-insta-on-photography/#respond https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-169-impact-of-insta-on-photography/feed/ 0 <img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="float: left; margin-right: 5px;" srcset="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg 150w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-620x620.jpg 620w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-960x960.jpg 960w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-610x610.jpg 610w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-157x157.jpg 157w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-400x400.jpg 400w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-510x510.jpg 510w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-1080x1080.jpg 1080w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo.jpg 1400w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /><p>Have you ever taken a look at the names of some of your program and apps that you use to create photographs? Many of those names are all about speed-, insta-, snap- and a host of other quick action words. In Photoshop and Lightroom, we use fast presets and actions to speed up the workflow. Now while I am all for efficiency in workflow, I began to wonder if all the language around our creative tools impact how we view and see our images. </p> <p>What if Instagram was called meaningful photographs or important photographs? Would we spend more time looking at the work and engaging with the work? Would we think that our photographs are worth more to our own experiences or are they just insta swiped away? I believe that the creative act is sort of like a good wine. It takes time to develop, and once you create the wine, you should take time to enjoy the bottle. Great wine isn't something that you drink as quickly as possible; it is something that you enjoy and notice all the subtle nuances created by the efforts the grape, barrel, and winemaker. Shouldn't your photographs get the same appreciation?</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-169-impact-of-insta-on-photography/">Podcast #169 Insta language in photography</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com">Daniel j Gregory Fine Art Photography</a>.</p>

Have you ever taken a look at the names of some of your program and apps that you use to create photographs? Many of those names are all about speed-, insta-, snap- and a host of other quick action words. In Photoshop and Lightroom, we use fast presets and actions to speed up the workflow. Now while I am all for efficiency in workflow, I began to wonder if all the language around our creative tools impact how we view and see our images.

What if Instagram was called meaningful photographs or important photographs? Would we spend more time looking at the work and engaging with the work? Would we think that our photographs are worth more to our own experiences or are they just insta swiped away? I believe that the creative act is sort of like a good wine. It takes time to develop, and once you create the wine, you should take time to enjoy the bottle. Great wine isn’t something that you drink as quickly as possible; it is something that you enjoy and notice all the subtle nuances created by the efforts the grape, barrel, and winemaker. Shouldn’t your photographs get the same appreciation?

Gear used in podcast

One of the questions I get asked frequently is what sort of equipment do I use to record my podcast. I have used a variety of equipment in the three years that I have been recording, but here is the current list of equipment that I am using. Also as an FYI and full disclosure, the links are affiliate links to Amazon.

Rode Procaster XLR microphone
Rode Boom Arm
Rode PSM Shockmount
All three Rode components as kit
Focusrite Scarlet 2i2
Adobe Audition (part of create cloud subscription)
LogicPro X
Macbook Pro
OWC Thunderbolt 3 dock
Headphones

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Have you ever taken a look at the names of some of your program and apps that you use to create photographs? Many of those names are all about speed-, insta-, snap- and a host of other quick action words. In Photoshop and Lightroom, Have you ever taken a look at the names of some of your program and apps that you use to create photographs? Many of those names are all about speed-, insta-, snap- and a host of other quick action words. In Photoshop and Lightroom, we use fast presets and actions to speed up the workflow. Now while I am all for efficiency in workflow, I began to wonder if all the language around our creative tools impact how we view and see our images. <br /> <br /> What if Instagram was called meaningful photographs or important photographs? Would we spend more time looking at the work and engaging with the work? Would we think that our photographs are worth more to our own experiences or are they just insta swiped away? I believe that the creative act is sort of like a good wine. It takes time to develop, and once you create the wine, you should take time to enjoy the bottle. Great wine isn't something that you drink as quickly as possible; it is something that you enjoy and notice all the subtle nuances created by the efforts the grape, barrel, and winemaker. Shouldn't your photographs get the same appreciation? Daniel j Gregory clean 11:49
Podcast #168 What are perfect prints? https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-168-perfect-prints/ Mon, 28 May 2018 17:18:36 +0000 https://www.danieljgregory.com/?p=26726 https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-168-perfect-prints/#respond https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-168-perfect-prints/feed/ 0 <img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="float: left; margin-right: 5px;" srcset="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg 150w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-620x620.jpg 620w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-960x960.jpg 960w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-610x610.jpg 610w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-157x157.jpg 157w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-400x400.jpg 400w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-510x510.jpg 510w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-1080x1080.jpg 1080w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo.jpg 1400w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /><p>Do you ever think about what it might take to make the perfect print? This week's podcast is about what are some of the non-technical considerations for creating the perfect print or deciding if that is even possible. </p> <p>When we are working on a photograph one of the most significant challenges is to let go of what we know and learn to see what is in front of us. This focus has us learning to evaluate and see a given image with a more precise set of eyes not bound by our expectations of the future or regrets of the past. In allowing the photograph to be what it is, we can take a step closer to getting a better final image made. </p> <p>The second consideration is about your printer verse your image. Just like with a camera, the type of printer doesn't make the image. There are subtle differences between printers that photographer or master printers might notice, but the average person wants to look at amazing photos. They are not concerned with microns and d-max.</p> <p>The third area that influences the nature of the perfect print is if the process is easy or hard. Just because it is easy to make a really good print doesn't mean that it isn't worth it. Just like a tough image to print, doesn't make it a good print. The time spent in the darkroom doesn't determine the value of the print.</p> <p>Finally, your perfect print today will likely be a bad print in the future. As you get to be a better photographer and better printer, your photographs will improve in the future. You will see more, get to do more and be better at both your art and craft. Those advances will appear as more perfect prints, but you shouldn't judge the past with the same eye as your future. We are all doing the best we can to make the best photographs we can.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-168-perfect-prints/">Podcast #168 What are perfect prints?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com">Daniel j Gregory Fine Art Photography</a>.</p>

Do you ever think about what it might take to make the perfect print? This week’s podcast is about what are some of the non-technical considerations for creating the perfect print or deciding if that is even possible.

When we are working on a photograph one of the most significant challenges is to let go of what we know and learn to see what is in front of us. This focus has us learning to evaluate and see a given image with a more precise set of eyes not bound by our expectations of the future or regrets of the past. In allowing the photograph to be what it is, we can take a step closer to getting a better final image made.

The second consideration is about your printer verse your image. Just like with a camera, the type of printer doesn’t make the image. There are subtle differences between printers that photographer or master printers might notice, but the average person wants to look at amazing photos. They are not concerned with microns and d-max.

The third area that influences the nature of the perfect print is if the process is easy or hard. Just because it is easy to make a really good print doesn’t mean that it isn’t worth it. Just like a tough image to print, doesn’t make it a good print. The time spent in the darkroom doesn’t determine the value of the print.

Finally, your perfect print today will likely be a bad print in the future. As you get to be a better photographer and better printer, your photographs will improve in the future. You will see more, get to do more and be better at both your art and craft. Those advances will appear as more perfect prints, but you shouldn’t judge the past with the same eye as your future. We are all doing the best we can to make the best photographs we can.

Gear used in podcast

One of the questions I get asked frequently is what sort of equipment do I use to record my podcast. I have used a variety of equipment in the three years that I have been recording, but here is the current list of equipment that I am using. Also as an FYI and full disclosure, the links are affiliate links to Amazon.

Rode Procaster XLR microphone
Rode Boom Arm
Rode PSM Shockmount
All three Rode components as kit
Focusrite Scarlet 2i2
Adobe Audition (part of create cloud subscription)
LogicPro X
Macbook Pro
OWC Thunderbolt 3 dock
Headphones

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Do you ever think about what it might take to make the perfect print? This week's podcast is about what are some of the non-technical considerations for creating the perfect print or deciding if that is even possible.  - Do you ever think about what it might take to make the perfect print? This week's podcast is about what are some of the non-technical considerations for creating the perfect print or deciding if that is even possible. <br /> <br /> When we are working on a photograph one of the most significant challenges is to let go of what we know and learn to see what is in front of us. This focus has us learning to evaluate and see a given image with a more precise set of eyes not bound by our expectations of the future or regrets of the past. In allowing the photograph to be what it is, we can take a step closer to getting a better final image made. <br /> <br /> The second consideration is about your printer verse your image. Just like with a camera, the type of printer doesn't make the image. There are subtle differences between printers that photographer or master printers might notice, but the average person wants to look at amazing photos. They are not concerned with microns and d-max.<br /> <br /> The third area that influences the nature of the perfect print is if the process is easy or hard. Just because it is easy to make a really good print doesn't mean that it isn't worth it. Just like a tough image to print, doesn't make it a good print. The time spent in the darkroom doesn't determine the value of the print.<br /> <br /> Finally, your perfect print today will likely be a bad print in the future. As you get to be a better photographer and better printer, your photographs will improve in the future. You will see more, get to do more and be better at both your art and craft. Those advances will appear as more perfect prints, but you shouldn't judge the past with the same eye as your future. We are all doing the best we can to make the best photographs we can. Daniel j Gregory clean 11:36
Podcast #167 Personality and photography https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-167-personality-photography/ Mon, 21 May 2018 16:42:38 +0000 https://www.danieljgregory.com/?p=26723 https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-167-personality-photography/#respond https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-167-personality-photography/feed/ 0 <img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="float: left; margin-right: 5px;" srcset="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg 150w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-620x620.jpg 620w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-960x960.jpg 960w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-610x610.jpg 610w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-157x157.jpg 157w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-400x400.jpg 400w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-510x510.jpg 510w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-1080x1080.jpg 1080w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo.jpg 1400w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /><p>This week's podcast comes from looking Ricahrd Zakia's Perception and Imaging. A few podcasts ago, I talked about the Gestalt approach to learning. From that podcast, I was reminded that Richard's book also had a full chapter on gestalt and meaning. As I returned to this book, I also found the chapter on Personality interesting. In that chapter Richard talks about a lot of methods to understand personality, but Carl Jung's approach to personality traits sort of stood out. </p> <p>I thought it was interesting to see how Jung's model of sensing, feeling, thinking and intuiting could be applied to how we see and understand images. So this week, we dive into how, if at all, your personality traits as defined by Jung might impact and influence your photography. Jung's work offers more than just a right and left brain approach, the various models by which we understand certain aspects of personality can give us insights into a better understanding of how we relate to the world. </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-167-personality-photography/">Podcast #167 Personality and photography</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com">Daniel j Gregory Fine Art Photography</a>.</p>

This week’s podcast comes from looking Ricahrd Zakia’s Perception and Imaging. A few podcasts ago, I talked about the Gestalt approach to learning. From that podcast, I was reminded that Richard’s book also had a full chapter on gestalt and meaning. As I returned to this book, I also found the chapter on Personality interesting. In that chapter Richard talks about a lot of methods to understand personality, but Carl Jung’s approach to personality traits sort of stood out.

I thought it was interesting to see how Jung’s model of sensing, feeling, thinking and intuiting could be applied to how we see and understand images. So this week, we dive into how, if at all, your personality traits as defined by Jung might impact and influence your photography. Jung’s work offers more than just a right and left brain approach, the various models by which we understand certain aspects of personality can give us insights into a better understanding of how we relate to the world.

Gear used in podcast

One of the questions I get asked frequently is what sort of equipment do I use to record my podcast. I have used a variety of equipment in the three years that I have been recording, but here is the current list of equipment that I am using. Also as an FYI and full disclosure, the links are affiliate links to Amazon.

Rode Procaster XLR microphone
Rode Boom Arm
Rode PSM Shockmount
All three Rode components as kit
Focusrite Scarlet 2i2
Adobe Audition (part of create cloud subscription)
LogicPro X
Macbook Pro
OWC Thunderbolt 3 dock
Headphones

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This week's podcast comes from looking Ricahrd Zakia's Perception and Imaging. A few podcasts ago, I talked about the Gestalt approach to learning. From that podcast, I was reminded that Richard's book also had a full chapter on gestalt and meaning. This week's podcast comes from looking Ricahrd Zakia's Perception and Imaging. A few podcasts ago, I talked about the Gestalt approach to learning. From that podcast, I was reminded that Richard's book also had a full chapter on gestalt and meaning. As I returned to this book, I also found the chapter on Personality interesting. In that chapter Richard talks about a lot of methods to understand personality, but Carl Jung's approach to personality traits sort of stood out. <br /> <br /> I thought it was interesting to see how Jung's model of sensing, feeling, thinking and intuiting could be applied to how we see and understand images. So this week, we dive into how, if at all, your personality traits as defined by Jung might impact and influence your photography. Jung's work offers more than just a right and left brain approach, the various models by which we understand certain aspects of personality can give us insights into a better understanding of how we relate to the world.  Daniel j Gregory clean 12:37
Podcast #166 Sports betting, new box smell and deep dish pizza https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-166-sports-betting-new-box-smell-deep-dish-pizza/ Mon, 14 May 2018 17:11:38 +0000 https://www.danieljgregory.com/?p=26720 https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-166-sports-betting-new-box-smell-deep-dish-pizza/#respond https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-166-sports-betting-new-box-smell-deep-dish-pizza/feed/ 0 <img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="float: left; margin-right: 5px;" srcset="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg 150w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-620x620.jpg 620w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-960x960.jpg 960w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-610x610.jpg 610w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-157x157.jpg 157w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-400x400.jpg 400w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-510x510.jpg 510w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-1080x1080.jpg 1080w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo.jpg 1400w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /><p>This week's podcast is a mash-up of topics that I was pondering as I worked on the flower beds around the studio. To extend the creative space to the outside the studio, I have been working with Lori to plant some cool plants to support the creative energy I want on the inside. </p> <p>As I was working in the garden, I got to thinking random thoughts and how they relate to photography. The first was how sports betting sets odds to determine how betting is done. The house attempts to make sure that all bets are placed evenly, so they don't lose a bunch of money. But, it got me thinking about how to bet on my images when I take them and process them. What odds would I give every shot that it would be a good photograph?</p> <p>The second thing I was pondering is what is it about the new box smell of a camera that jumpstarts our creativity.<br /> Finally, do you think that there is a right way to order pizza? Is Chicago style or New York style the right and correct type of pizza? Is there a right or correct photograph or just a different way to arrange the ingredients? </p> <p>Don't forget that if you like the podcast, I would love a review on iTunes or google play. Have a great week. </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-166-sports-betting-new-box-smell-deep-dish-pizza/">Podcast #166 Sports betting, new box smell and deep dish pizza</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com">Daniel j Gregory Fine Art Photography</a>.</p>

This week’s podcast is a mash-up of topics that I was pondering as I worked on the flower beds around the studio. To extend the creative space to the outside the studio, I have been working with Lori to plant some cool plants to support the creative energy I want on the inside.

As I was working in the garden, I got to thinking random thoughts and how they relate to photography. The first was how sports betting sets odds to determine how betting is done. The house attempts to make sure that all bets are placed evenly, so they don’t lose a bunch of money. They pray on our greed from easy money so you might see 100:1 odds alongside other 2:1 odds. Those odds are all about getting the money even on both sides. But, it got me thinking about how to bet on my images when I take them and process them. What odds would I give every shot that it would be a good photograph?

The second thing I was pondering is what is it about the new box smell of a camera that jumpstarts our creativity. Is there something about unboxing a camera that makes us better? I decided that if there is something useful about unboxing a camera, rather than buying new cameras, you could just occasionally reset your camera and put it back in its box. Then when you take it back out, it is like a new camera, and you can save tons of money and get the new box creative lift.

Finally, do you think that there is a right way to order pizza? Is Chicago style or New York style the right and correct type of pizza? If you think about pizza, it is all the same with a twist on crust and toppings, but like photographs at their core are like pizza. It is about a choice of preference rather than one being right. So if you think about the rightness of your photographs, maybe shift your approach to a choice rather the absolute correctness.

Don’t forget that if you like the podcast, I would love a review on iTunes or google play. Have a great week.

Gear used in podcast

One of the questions I get asked frequently is what sort of equipment do I use to record my podcast. I have used a variety of equipment in the three years that I have been recording, but here is the current list of equipment that I am using. Also as an FYI and full disclosure, the links are affiliate links to Amazon.

Rode Procaster XLR microphone
Rode Boom Arm
Rode PSM Shockmount
All three Rode components as kit
Focusrite Scarlet 2i2
Adobe Audition (part of create cloud subscription)
LogicPro X
Macbook Pro
OWC Thunderbolt 3 dock
Headphones

The post Podcast #166 Sports betting, new box smell and deep dish pizza appeared first on Daniel j Gregory Fine Art Photography.

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This week's podcast is a mash-up of topics that I was pondering as I worked on the flower beds around the studio. To extend the creative space to the outside the studio, I have been working with Lori to plant some cool plants to support the creative en... This week's podcast is a mash-up of topics that I was pondering as I worked on the flower beds around the studio. To extend the creative space to the outside the studio, I have been working with Lori to plant some cool plants to support the creative energy I want on the inside. <br /> <br /> As I was working in the garden, I got to thinking random thoughts and how they relate to photography. The first was how sports betting sets odds to determine how betting is done. The house attempts to make sure that all bets are placed evenly, so they don't lose a bunch of money. But, it got me thinking about how to bet on my images when I take them and process them. What odds would I give every shot that it would be a good photograph?<br /> <br /> The second thing I was pondering is what is it about the new box smell of a camera that jumpstarts our creativity. <br /> Finally, do you think that there is a right way to order pizza? Is Chicago style or New York style the right and correct type of pizza? Is there a right or correct photograph or just a different way to arrange the ingredients? <br /> <br /> Don't forget that if you like the podcast, I would love a review on iTunes or google play. Have a great week.  Daniel j Gregory clean 12:55
Podcast #165 Importance of celebrating your photographic successes https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-165-importance-of-celebrating-your-photographic-successes/ Mon, 07 May 2018 17:50:12 +0000 https://www.danieljgregory.com/?p=26718 https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-165-importance-of-celebrating-your-photographic-successes/#respond https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-165-importance-of-celebrating-your-photographic-successes/feed/ 0 <img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="float: left; margin-right: 5px;" srcset="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg 150w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-620x620.jpg 620w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-960x960.jpg 960w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-610x610.jpg 610w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-157x157.jpg 157w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-400x400.jpg 400w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-510x510.jpg 510w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-1080x1080.jpg 1080w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo.jpg 1400w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /><p>Photography can be hard, and it is easy to get discouraged. It always seems like there is so much to learn and so many people out there doing amazing things with a camera. I sometimes find myself getting discouraged and struggling to make sense of my practice. I have learned that one of the most important aspects of a creative life is to celebrate your successes. </p> <p>If you spend time thinking and celebrating how far you have come in your journey from where you started rather than obsessing only about the future, you might find that you are better able to move your creative practice forward. In the celebration of our successes not only can we find the motivation to continue and the impact of happy dopamine in our brains, but we also get to stand back and appreciate how much we have grown as photographers. </p> <p>This week's podcast is all about why you sometimes need to step back and celebrate how amazing you are, even if the journey is never over, and some ways to meaningfully celebrate your photography growth. </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-165-importance-of-celebrating-your-photographic-successes/">Podcast #165 Importance of celebrating your photographic successes</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com">Daniel j Gregory Fine Art Photography</a>.</p>

Photography can be hard, and it is easy to get discouraged. It always seems like there is so much to learn and so many people out there doing amazing things with a camera. I sometimes find myself getting discouraged and struggling to make sense of my practice. I have learned that one of the most important aspects of a creative life is to celebrate your successes.

If you spend time thinking and celebrating how far you have come in your journey from where you started rather than obsessing only about the future, you might find that you are better able to move your creative practice forward. In the celebration of our successes not only can we find the motivation to continue and the impact of happy dopamine in our brains, but we also get to stand back and appreciate how much we have grown as photographers.

This week’s podcast is all about why you sometimes need to step back and celebrate how amazing you are, even if the journey is never over, and some ways to meaningfully celebrate your photography growth.

Gear used in podcast

One of the questions I get asked frequently is what sort of equipment do I use to record my podcast. I have used a variety of equipment in the three years that I have been recording, but here is the current list of equipment that I am using. Also as an FYI and full disclosure, the links are affiliate links to Amazon.

Rode Procaster XLR microphone
Rode Boom Arm
Rode PSM Shockmount
All three Rode components as kit
Focusrite Scarlet 2i2
Adobe Audition (part of create cloud subscription)
LogicPro X
Macbook Pro
OWC Thunderbolt 3 dock
Headphones

The post Podcast #165 Importance of celebrating your photographic successes appeared first on Daniel j Gregory Fine Art Photography.

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Photography can be hard, and it is easy to get discouraged. It always seems like there is so much to learn and so many people out there doing amazing things with a camera. I sometimes find myself getting discouraged and struggling to make sense of my p... Photography can be hard, and it is easy to get discouraged. It always seems like there is so much to learn and so many people out there doing amazing things with a camera. I sometimes find myself getting discouraged and struggling to make sense of my practice. I have learned that one of the most important aspects of a creative life is to celebrate your successes. <br /> <br /> If you spend time thinking and celebrating how far you have come in your journey from where you started rather than obsessing only about the future, you might find that you are better able to move your creative practice forward. In the celebration of our successes not only can we find the motivation to continue and the impact of happy dopamine in our brains, but we also get to stand back and appreciate how much we have grown as photographers. <br /> <br /> This week's podcast is all about why you sometimes need to step back and celebrate how amazing you are, even if the journey is never over, and some ways to meaningfully celebrate your photography growth.  Daniel j Gregory clean 11:48
Podcast #164 How our context of the photograph defines our understanding https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-164-context-understanding-photographs/ Mon, 30 Apr 2018 18:12:20 +0000 https://www.danieljgregory.com/?p=26714 https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-164-context-understanding-photographs/#respond https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-164-context-understanding-photographs/feed/ 0 <img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="float: left; margin-right: 5px;" srcset="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg 150w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-620x620.jpg 620w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-960x960.jpg 960w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-610x610.jpg 610w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-157x157.jpg 157w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-400x400.jpg 400w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-510x510.jpg 510w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-1080x1080.jpg 1080w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo.jpg 1400w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /><p>How do we know that something is true or not? It is often defined by the context. When we are judging and looking at photographs the context by which we frame our feedback can make a huge difference in how we appreciate and understand the work. I think many of us at times have used our own egos as a context to judge if we could do better work than what we are looking at. Other times, we might take a less egocentric approach and dive deeper into the work in an attempt to find some meaning or higher understanding. As we critique work, be it our own or the work of others, we need to find a way to identify the context we are evaluating the work and determine if the context is appropriate or limiting our experience of the work. In the analysis of an image, any supposition we enter the conversation with will impact our relationship, but by understanding as much of the bias or context ahead of time as possible, we should be in a stronger position to provide meaningful feedback. </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-164-context-understanding-photographs/">Podcast #164 How our context of the photograph defines our understanding</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com">Daniel j Gregory Fine Art Photography</a>.</p>

How do we know that something is true or not? In many cases, it is based on our own experiences and at the time of the experience. If I am 6′ 4″ and hang around a bunch of NBA basketball players, I am considered short, but if I am hanging around my friends who average 5′ 9″ then I am tall. It is the context of the comparison that determines if I am tall or not. In rhetoric and philosophy, we call this contextualism. As it relates to knowledge and what we know, it is epistemic contextualism.

When we are judging and looking at photographs the context by which we frame our feedback can make a huge difference in how we appreciate and understand the work. I think many of us at times have used our own egos as a context to judge if we could do better work than what we are looking at. Other times, we might take a less egocentric approach and dive deeper into the work in an attempt to find some meaning or higher understanding. As we critique work, be it our own or the work of others, we need to find a way to identify the context we are evaluating the work and determine if the context is appropriate or limiting our experience of the work. In the analysis of an image, any supposition we enter the conversation with will impact our relationship, but by understanding as much of the bias or context ahead of time as possible, we should be in a stronger position to provide meaningful feedback.

Gear used in podcast

One of the questions I get asked frequently is what sort of equipment do I use to record my podcast. I have used a variety of equipment in the three years that I have been recording, but here is the current list of equipment that I am using. Also as an FYI and full disclosure, the links are affiliate links to Amazon.

Rode Procaster XLR microphone
Rode Boom Arm
Rode PSM Shockmount
All three Rode components as kit
Focusrite Scarlet 2i2
Adobe Audition (part of create cloud subscription)
LogicPro X
Macbook Pro
OWC Thunderbolt 3 dock
Headphones

The post Podcast #164 How our context of the photograph defines our understanding appeared first on Daniel j Gregory Fine Art Photography.

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How do we know that something is true or not? It is often defined by the context. When we are judging and looking at photographs the context by which we frame our feedback can make a huge difference in how we appreciate and understand the work. How do we know that something is true or not? It is often defined by the context. When we are judging and looking at photographs the context by which we frame our feedback can make a huge difference in how we appreciate and understand the work. I think many of us at times have used our own egos as a context to judge if we could do better work than what we are looking at. Other times, we might take a less egocentric approach and dive deeper into the work in an attempt to find some meaning or higher understanding. As we critique work, be it our own or the work of others, we need to find a way to identify the context we are evaluating the work and determine if the context is appropriate or limiting our experience of the work. In the analysis of an image, any supposition we enter the conversation with will impact our relationship, but by understanding as much of the bias or context ahead of time as possible, we should be in a stronger position to provide meaningful feedback.  Daniel j Gregory clean 12:35
Podcast #163 Similarity and past experiences: Gestalt psychology in photography (2 of 2) https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-163-similarity-and-past-experiences/ Mon, 23 Apr 2018 21:28:37 +0000 https://www.danieljgregory.com/?p=26712 https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-163-similarity-and-past-experiences/#respond https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-163-similarity-and-past-experiences/feed/ 0 <img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="float: left; margin-right: 5px;" srcset="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg 150w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-620x620.jpg 620w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-960x960.jpg 960w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-610x610.jpg 610w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-157x157.jpg 157w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-400x400.jpg 400w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-510x510.jpg 510w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-1080x1080.jpg 1080w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo.jpg 1400w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /><p>In part two of our series on Gestalt psychology and its impact on photography, we examine how the law of past experience and similarity can help us to better define not only what happens behind the camera but also what happens when we are in the editing and critique process. </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-163-similarity-and-past-experiences/">Podcast #163 Similarity and past experiences: Gestalt psychology in photography (2 of 2)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com">Daniel j Gregory Fine Art Photography</a>.</p>

In part two of our series on Gestalt psychology and its impact on photography, we examine how the law of past experience and similarity can help us to better define not only what happens behind the camera but also what happens when we are in the editing and critique process.

The law of similarity states that we will group objects and things in an image by how we associate them as one unit. This similarity could be by size, shape, color, texture or some other aspect. As long as our own approach to the information creates an association between the objects, we will associate them as a single group.

The law of past experience allows to see part of an object or subject and based on our prior knowledge of what the object might or might not be, we complete the missing elements of the object or story.

 

Gear used in podcast

One of the questions I get asked frequently is what sort of equipment do I use to record my podcast. I have used a variety of equipment in the three years that I have been recording, but here is the current list of equipment that I am using. Also as an FYI and full disclosure, the links are affiliate links to Amazon.

Rode Procaster XLR microphone
Rode Boom Arm
Rode PSM Shockmount
All three Rode components as kit
Focusrite Scarlet 2i2
Adobe Audition (part of create cloud subscription)
LogicPro X
Macbook Pro
OWC Thunderbolt 3 dock
Headphones

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In part two of our series on Gestalt psychology and its impact on photography, we examine how the law of past experience and similarity can help us to better define not only what happens behind the camera but also what happens when we are in the editin... In part two of our series on Gestalt psychology and its impact on photography, we examine how the law of past experience and similarity can help us to better define not only what happens behind the camera but also what happens when we are in the editing and critique process.  Daniel j Gregory clean 12:58
Podcast #162 Proximity and closure in photography https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-162-gestalt-psycology-proxmity-closure/ Mon, 16 Apr 2018 17:00:55 +0000 https://www.danieljgregory.com/?p=26709 https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-162-gestalt-psycology-proxmity-closure/#respond https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-162-gestalt-psycology-proxmity-closure/feed/ 0 <img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="float: left; margin-right: 5px;" srcset="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg 150w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-620x620.jpg 620w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-960x960.jpg 960w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-610x610.jpg 610w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-157x157.jpg 157w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-400x400.jpg 400w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-510x510.jpg 510w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-1080x1080.jpg 1080w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo.jpg 1400w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /><p>I have been helping a number of photographers recently with editing and sequencing. Some of them have a similar set of photographs that reminded me of my work in one particular way. They were very chaotic images. One of the things that I like to explore in my photography is finding the point of peace or relaxation in a chaotic place. In my work, that is often finding something in nature among the trees, rocks, and waves. </p> <p>As I got to thinking about how we deal with this chaos and create meaning, I returned to some psychology books of my past. In there I re-read about the gestalt approach to psychology which was all about how we make order from chaos when we only see pieces of the scene. This research is what bore out the idea that the sum is greater than the parts. </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-162-gestalt-psycology-proxmity-closure/">Podcast #162 Proximity and closure in photography</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com">Daniel j Gregory Fine Art Photography</a>.</p>

I have been helping a number of photographers recently with editing and sequencing. Some of them have a similar set of photographs that reminded me of my work in one particular way. They were very chaotic images. One of the things that I like to explore in my photography is finding the point of peace or relaxation in a chaotic place. In my work, that is often finding something in nature among the trees, rocks, and waves.

As I got to thinking about how we deal with this chaos and create meaning, I returned to some psychology books of my past. In there I re-read about the gestalt approach to psychology which was all about how we make order from chaos when we only see pieces of the scene. This research is what bore out the idea that the sum is greater than the parts.

In this approach is some laws or conventions about how we perceive and make order of the world. Many of these ideas I think to apply to photography and photographic analysis. In this first of a two-part series, we take a look at the law of proximity and the law of closure and how they relate to understanding a photograph.

The law of proximity is all about how we build relationships between objects in a photograph based on their proximity to each other either by time, distance or space.

The second area we examine is the law of closure, which explains how we can complete objects and concepts even if we are missing part of the whole. We desire to finish the object, story or idea that allows us to apply context, meaning, and story to a photograph even if we don’t know the story.

In part two, we take a look at the law of similarity and the law of experience.

Gear used in podcast

One of the questions I get asked frequently is what sort of equipment do I use to record my podcast. I have used a variety of equipment in the three years that I have been recording, but here is the current list of equipment that I am using. Also as an FYI and full disclosure, the links are affiliate links to Amazon.

Rode Procaster XLR microphone
Rode Boom Arm
Rode PSM Shockmount
All three Rode components as kit
Focusrite Scarlet 2i2
Adobe Audition (part of create cloud subscription)
LogicPro X
Macbook Pro
OWC Thunderbolt 3 dock
Headphones

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I have been helping a number of photographers recently with editing and sequencing. Some of them have a similar set of photographs that reminded me of my work in one particular way. They were very chaotic images. I have been helping a number of photographers recently with editing and sequencing. Some of them have a similar set of photographs that reminded me of my work in one particular way. They were very chaotic images. One of the things that I like to explore in my photography is finding the point of peace or relaxation in a chaotic place. In my work, that is often finding something in nature among the trees, rocks, and waves. <br /> <br /> As I got to thinking about how we deal with this chaos and create meaning, I returned to some psychology books of my past. In there I re-read about the gestalt approach to psychology which was all about how we make order from chaos when we only see pieces of the scene. This research is what bore out the idea that the sum is greater than the parts.  Daniel j Gregory clean 13:18
Podcast #161 Five elements of photographic stories https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-161-five-elements-of-photographic-stories/ Mon, 09 Apr 2018 16:26:02 +0000 https://www.danieljgregory.com/?p=26706 https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-161-five-elements-of-photographic-stories/#respond https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-161-five-elements-of-photographic-stories/feed/ 0 <img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="float: left; margin-right: 5px;" srcset="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg 150w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-620x620.jpg 620w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-960x960.jpg 960w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-610x610.jpg 610w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-157x157.jpg 157w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-400x400.jpg 400w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-510x510.jpg 510w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-1080x1080.jpg 1080w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo.jpg 1400w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /><p>This week's podcast is all about storytelling concepts. It doesn't matter how much you work your technical skills as a photographer. Eventually, your work is about how well you connect with your audience beyond f/stops and shutter speeds. One of the most common approaches is to talk about the importance of story and storytelling in an image or body of work. No matter who you are or what level of photographer you are, your work will eventually be about storytelling. Your images will start to convey something more than just what you captured in front of the camera. </p> <p>While there are hundreds of components and subtle nuances to storytelling, in this week's podcast I identify five big buckets that I think are important for photographers to consider when they begin to focus on important storytelling. </p> <p>In the service of others.<br /> Emotions verse facts.<br /> Shared meaning.<br /> Assume your audience is smart.<br /> Purpose. </p> <p>Remember that while not every photograph has to tell a story, that when you do tell a story, you want to make sure that it is the story you want. Taking the time to understand the elements of good storytelling can really impact your work as a photographer.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-161-five-elements-of-photographic-stories/">Podcast #161 Five elements of photographic stories</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com">Daniel j Gregory Fine Art Photography</a>.</p>

This week’s podcast is all about storytelling concepts. It doesn’t matter how much you work your technical skills as a photographer. Eventually, your work is about how well you connect with your audience beyond f/stops and shutter speeds. One of the most common approaches is to talk about the importance of story and storytelling in an image or body of work. No matter who you are or what level of photographer you are, your work will eventually be about storytelling. Your images will start to convey something more than just what you captured in front of the camera.

While there are hundreds of components and subtle nuances to storytelling, in this week’s podcast I identify five big buckets that I think are important for photographers to consider when they begin to focus on important storytelling.

  1. In the service of others. You want to make sure that your work is about your and from you but not only about you. No one like self-centered jack-asses and you want to make sure that your work and story allows for the work to be able to be relatable and shareable.
  2. Emotions verse facts. A story is more than just facts and information. It has an emotional pull. You need to find a way to balance both the facts of how you create the photographs and then how you want to use to feel when we learn those facts or opinions.
  3. Shared meaning. It is important that you think about the meaning that we all have through life. We aren’t not living in a bubble. We are shaped and formed by sharing our experiences and ideas. Allowing those concepts to push the edges of your work will create a more exciting story.
  4. Assume your audience is smart. If you work with your audience and assume they are smart, they will engage at a higher level with your work. Much like number one, don’t talk down to your audience. They will bring a huge piece of the storytelling elements to the image so treat them well, and they will reciprocate.
  5. Purpose. Remember even if a project starts off out of chaos and randomness; eventually, a sense of purpose will develop and take hold. Once you have your goal or theme of the work, use that as your stick moving forward to judge the work.

Remember that while not every photograph has to tell a story, that when you do tell a story, you want to make sure that it is the story you want. Taking the time to understand the elements of good storytelling can really impact your work as a photographer.

Gear used in podcast

One of the questions I get asked frequently is what sort of equipment do I use to record my podcast. I have used a variety of equipment in the three years that I have been recording, but here is the current list of equipment that I am using. Also as an FYI and full disclosure, the links are affiliate links to Amazon.

Rode Procaster XLR microphone
Rode Boom Arm
Rode PSM Shockmount
All three Rode components as kit
Focusrite Scarlet 2i2
Adobe Audition (part of create cloud subscription)
LogicPro X
Macbook Pro
OWC Thunderbolt 3 dock
Headphones

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This week's podcast is all about storytelling concepts. It doesn't matter how much you work your technical skills as a photographer. Eventually, your work is about how well you connect with your audience beyond f/stops and shutter speeds. This week's podcast is all about storytelling concepts. It doesn't matter how much you work your technical skills as a photographer. Eventually, your work is about how well you connect with your audience beyond f/stops and shutter speeds. One of the most common approaches is to talk about the importance of story and storytelling in an image or body of work. No matter who you are or what level of photographer you are, your work will eventually be about storytelling. Your images will start to convey something more than just what you captured in front of the camera. <br /> <br /> While there are hundreds of components and subtle nuances to storytelling, in this week's podcast I identify five big buckets that I think are important for photographers to consider when they begin to focus on important storytelling. <br /> <br /> In the service of others. <br /> Emotions verse facts.<br /> Shared meaning.<br /> Assume your audience is smart. <br /> Purpose. <br /> <br /> Remember that while not every photograph has to tell a story, that when you do tell a story, you want to make sure that it is the story you want. Taking the time to understand the elements of good storytelling can really impact your work as a photographer. Daniel j Gregory clean 11:59
Podcast #160 Who is your audience https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-160-who-is-your-audience/ Mon, 02 Apr 2018 16:58:33 +0000 https://www.danieljgregory.com/?p=26703 https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-160-who-is-your-audience/#respond https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-160-who-is-your-audience/feed/ 0 <img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="float: left; margin-right: 5px;" srcset="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg 150w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-620x620.jpg 620w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-960x960.jpg 960w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-610x610.jpg 610w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-157x157.jpg 157w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-400x400.jpg 400w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-510x510.jpg 510w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-1080x1080.jpg 1080w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo.jpg 1400w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /><p>This week's podcast focuses on understanding who your audience is as a photographer. In general, there are two main groups of consumers of photography. There is the mass audience and then the art-elite audience. Both of these audiences are critical to supporting photographers, but they approach their viewing of photography and what they value is different. </p> <p>The mass audience is looking for artwork that we like and feel good at when we look at it. This is the type of work that you might find to hang on your wall because you love the place, color, composition. The standards are more along the lines of beautiful photographs that are well composed. This is a huge space to work in. Think of all the calendars, photo books, prints that you have seen. </p> <p>The art-educated group is examining work not based on beauty, composition or approachability, but rather from an examination of critical trends in contemporary art, breakthroughs in new directions of art and how current work is balanced against the prior history of the photographic medium. </p> <p>The challenge for the creator is to understand what group is looking at their work and giving them the feedback. If your feedback is coming from one group, but you are targeting another, you might find that your feedback is detrimental to your work. Neither group is more important than the other, but their approach is distinct enough that it can cause angst if you were looking for feedback of one group over another. </p> <p>The key is to do work that matters to you first and then try to get the feedback from the group you need rather than randomly hoping for critical feedback. </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-160-who-is-your-audience/">Podcast #160 Who is your audience</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com">Daniel j Gregory Fine Art Photography</a>.</p>

This week’s podcast focuses on understanding who your audience is as a photographer. In general, there are two main groups of consumers of photography. There is the mass audience and then the art-elite audience. Both of these audiences are critical to supporting photographers, but they approach their viewing of photography and what they value is different.

The mass audience is looking for artwork that we like and feel good at when we look at it. This is the type of work that you might find to hang on your wall because you love the place, color, composition. The standards are more along the lines of beautiful photographs that are well composed. This is a huge space to work in. Think of all the calendars, photo books, prints that you have seen.

The art-educated group is examining work not based on beauty, composition or approachability, but rather from an examination of critical trends in contemporary art, breakthroughs in new directions of art and how current work is balanced against the prior history of the photographic medium.

The challenge for the creator is to understand what group is looking at their work and giving them the feedback. If your feedback is coming from one group, but you are targeting another, you might find that your feedback is detrimental to your work. Neither group is more important than the other, but their approach is distinct enough that it can cause angst if you were looking for feedback of one group over another.

The key is to do work that matters to you first and then try to get the feedback from the group you need rather than randomly hoping for critical feedback.

Gear used in podcast

One of the questions I get asked frequently is what sort of equipment do I use to record my podcast. I have used a variety of equipment in the three years that I have been recording, but here is the current list of equipment that I am using. Also as an FYI and full disclosure, the links are affiliate links to Amazon.

Rode Procaster XLR microphone
Rode Boom Arm
Rode PSM Shockmount
All three Rode components as kit
Focusrite Scarlet 2i2
Adobe Audition (part of create cloud subscription)
LogicPro X
Macbook Pro
OWC Thunderbolt 3 dock
Headphones

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This week's podcast focuses on understanding who your audience is as a photographer. In general, there are two main groups of consumers of photography. There is the mass audience and then the art-elite audience. This week's podcast focuses on understanding who your audience is as a photographer. In general, there are two main groups of consumers of photography. There is the mass audience and then the art-elite audience. Both of these audiences are critical to supporting photographers, but they approach their viewing of photography and what they value is different. <br /> <br /> The mass audience is looking for artwork that we like and feel good at when we look at it. This is the type of work that you might find to hang on your wall because you love the place, color, composition. The standards are more along the lines of beautiful photographs that are well composed. This is a huge space to work in. Think of all the calendars, photo books, prints that you have seen. <br /> <br /> The art-educated group is examining work not based on beauty, composition or approachability, but rather from an examination of critical trends in contemporary art, breakthroughs in new directions of art and how current work is balanced against the prior history of the photographic medium. <br /> <br /> The challenge for the creator is to understand what group is looking at their work and giving them the feedback. If your feedback is coming from one group, but you are targeting another, you might find that your feedback is detrimental to your work. Neither group is more important than the other, but their approach is distinct enough that it can cause angst if you were looking for feedback of one group over another. <br /> <br /> The key is to do work that matters to you first and then try to get the feedback from the group you need rather than randomly hoping for critical feedback.  Daniel j Gregory clean 12:34
Podcast #159 See, Perceive, Recognize, Act https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-159-see-perceive-recognize-act/ Mon, 26 Mar 2018 17:42:06 +0000 https://www.danieljgregory.com/?p=26691 https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-159-see-perceive-recognize-act/#respond https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-159-see-perceive-recognize-act/feed/ 0 <img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="float: left; margin-right: 5px;" srcset="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg 150w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-620x620.jpg 620w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-960x960.jpg 960w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-610x610.jpg 610w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-157x157.jpg 157w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-400x400.jpg 400w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-510x510.jpg 510w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-1080x1080.jpg 1080w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo.jpg 1400w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /><p>In this week's podcast, the focus is all about the process of seeing to capture. From the moment we think we see something to the point it becomes a photograph is a journey. Along the way, there are a number of steps that we take to make that happen. In my experience when we are working well, the process seems secondary, but when things are not going well, it is a challenge. As I was rearranging the studio with Lori this past week, I came across the above quote by Henri Cartier-Bresson that got me thinking about my process. </p> <p>That quote inspired me to break down my mental process into steps to see if I can figure out how to make my photographs better. I came up with see, perceive, recognize and act. At each of those stages, something important in the photographic process happens. By jumping ahead or lingering back in the process, I find myself missing some important images. So, this week I talk about how I came to be with this process and how you might consider this or a similar process to find your own method for better understanding how and why your photographs work or not. </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-159-see-perceive-recognize-act/">Podcast #159 See, Perceive, Recognize, Act</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com">Daniel j Gregory Fine Art Photography</a>.</p>

Thinking should be done beforehand and afterwards — never while actually taking a photograph.

Heri Cartier Bresson

In this week’s podcast, the focus is all about the process of seeing to capture. From the moment we think we see something to the point it becomes a photograph is a journey. Along the way, there are a number of steps that we take to make that happen. In my experience when we are working well, the process seems secondary, but when things are not going well, it is a challenge. As I was rearranging the studio with Lori this past week, I came across the above quote by Henri Cartier-Bresson that got me thinking about my process.

That quote inspired me to break down my mental process into steps to see if I can figure out how to make my photographs better. I came up with see, perceive, recognize and act. At each of those stages, something important in the photographic process happens. By jumping ahead or lingering back in the process, I find myself missing some important images. So, this week I talk about how I came to be with this process and how you might consider this or a similar process to find your own method for better understanding how and why your photographs work or not.

Gear used in podcast

One of the questions I get asked frequently is what sort of equipment do I use to record my podcast. I have used a variety of equipment in the three years that I have been recording, but here is the current list of equipment that I am using. Also as an FYI and full disclosure, the links are affiliate links to Amazon.

Rode Procaster XLR microphone
Rode Boom Arm
Rode PSM Shockmount
All three Rode components as kit
Focusrite Scarlet 2i2
Adobe Audition (part of create cloud subscription)
LogicPro X
Macbook Pro
OWC Thunderbolt 3 dock
Headphones

The post Podcast #159 See, Perceive, Recognize, Act appeared first on Daniel j Gregory Fine Art Photography.

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In this week's podcast, the focus is all about the process of seeing to capture. From the moment we think we see something to the point it becomes a photograph is a journey. Along the way, there are a number of steps that we take to make that happen. In this week's podcast, the focus is all about the process of seeing to capture. From the moment we think we see something to the point it becomes a photograph is a journey. Along the way, there are a number of steps that we take to make that happen. In my experience when we are working well, the process seems secondary, but when things are not going well, it is a challenge. As I was rearranging the studio with Lori this past week, I came across the above quote by Henri Cartier-Bresson that got me thinking about my process. <br /> <br /> That quote inspired me to break down my mental process into steps to see if I can figure out how to make my photographs better. I came up with see, perceive, recognize and act. At each of those stages, something important in the photographic process happens. By jumping ahead or lingering back in the process, I find myself missing some important images. So, this week I talk about how I came to be with this process and how you might consider this or a similar process to find your own method for better understanding how and why your photographs work or not.  Daniel j Gregory clean 11:53
Podcast #158 Learning new task and what sort of photograph to show https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-158-learning-new-task-showing-photographs/ Mon, 19 Mar 2018 17:31:45 +0000 https://www.danieljgregory.com/?p=26615 https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-158-learning-new-task-showing-photographs/#respond https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-158-learning-new-task-showing-photographs/feed/ 0 <img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="float: left; margin-right: 5px;" srcset="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg 150w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-620x620.jpg 620w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-960x960.jpg 960w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-610x610.jpg 610w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-157x157.jpg 157w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-400x400.jpg 400w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-510x510.jpg 510w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-1080x1080.jpg 1080w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo.jpg 1400w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /><p>In this week's episode of the Perceptive Photographer we discuss two topics that can have an impact on how we create photographs and how we share photographs. The first half of the podcast, we talk about how to learn a new task that can be applied in our photography, and the second half we focus on what a photograph should be as an object or artifact. </p> <p>Learning a new task is all about the creative practice. Learning new things can add a lot of energy and excitement to our creative process. When we are learning something new, our expectations need to be balanced between how long it really will take with how long we think it should take. Sometimes when we are learning something easy and simple, it might not take very long at all to learn the task. But, when things are more complex, it can take a lot longer to learn. Knowing the complexity of the task can help you set your expectations and also release pressure when you get frustrated when things are happening slower than you want. </p> <p>As we move into the second half of the podcast, we take a look at some of the things to consider when you are processing and outputting your photographs. Photography is a very flexible medium and figuring out how you want to share an image and how the photograph should be experienced is an important part of the process. There are a lot of factors that can impact if your images should be prints, digital, composites or used in some other way. I like to consider some of these factors when I figure out how to create the final object that becomes the photograph:</p> <p>my intention<br /> the feeling I want the person to have when they/I look at the image<br /> longevity of the image<br /> manipulation of the image<br /> replication of the image<br /> the accuracy of the image.</p> <p>In the next week or two, we will be announcing the workshops happening at Silly Dog Studios so check out that information when it is released in the next podcast or two.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-158-learning-new-task-showing-photographs/">Podcast #158 Learning new task and what sort of photograph to show</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com">Daniel j Gregory Fine Art Photography</a>.</p>

In this week’s episode of the Perceptive Photographer we discuss two topics that can have an impact on how we create photographs and how we share photographs. The first half of the podcast, we talk about how to learn a new task that can be applied in our photography, and the second half we focus on what a photograph should be as an object or artifact.

Learning a new task is all about the creative practice. Learning new things can add a lot of energy and excitement to our creative process. When we are learning something new, our expectations need to be balanced between how long it really will take with how long we think it should take. Sometimes when we are learning something easy and simple, it might not take very long at all to learn the task. But, when things are more complex, it can take a lot longer to learn. Knowing the complexity of the task can help you set your expectations and also release pressure when you get frustrated when things are happening slower than you want.

As we move into the second half of the podcast, we take a look at some of the things to consider when you are processing and outputting your photographs. Photography is a very flexible medium and figuring out how you want to share an image and how the photograph should be experienced is an important part of the process. There are a lot of factors that can impact if your images should be prints, digital, composites or used in some other way. I like to consider some of these factors when I figure out how to create the final object that becomes the photograph:

  • my intention
  • the feeling I want the person to have when they/I look at the image
  • longevity of the image
  • manipulation of the image
  • replication of the image
  • the accuracy of the image.

In the next week or two, we will be announcing the workshops happening at Silly Dog Studios so check out that information when it is released in the next podcast or two.

Gear used in podcast

One of the questions I get asked frequently is what sort of equipment do I use to record my podcast. I have used a variety of equipment in the three years that I have been recording, but here is the current list of equipment that I am using. Also as an FYI and full disclosure, the links are affiliate links to Amazon.

Rode Procaster XLR microphone
Rode Boom Arm
Rode PSM Shockmount
All three Rode components as kit
Focusrite Scarlet 2i2
Adobe Audition (part of create cloud subscription)
LogicPro X
Macbook Pro
OWC Thunderbolt 3 dock
Headphones

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In this week's episode of the Perceptive Photographer we discuss two topics that can have an impact on how we create photographs and how we share photographs. The first half of the podcast, we talk about how to learn a new task that can be applied in o... In this week's episode of the Perceptive Photographer we discuss two topics that can have an impact on how we create photographs and how we share photographs. The first half of the podcast, we talk about how to learn a new task that can be applied in our photography, and the second half we focus on what a photograph should be as an object or artifact. <br /> <br /> Learning a new task is all about the creative practice. Learning new things can add a lot of energy and excitement to our creative process. When we are learning something new, our expectations need to be balanced between how long it really will take with how long we think it should take. Sometimes when we are learning something easy and simple, it might not take very long at all to learn the task. But, when things are more complex, it can take a lot longer to learn. Knowing the complexity of the task can help you set your expectations and also release pressure when you get frustrated when things are happening slower than you want. <br /> <br /> As we move into the second half of the podcast, we take a look at some of the things to consider when you are processing and outputting your photographs. Photography is a very flexible medium and figuring out how you want to share an image and how the photograph should be experienced is an important part of the process. There are a lot of factors that can impact if your images should be prints, digital, composites or used in some other way. I like to consider some of these factors when I figure out how to create the final object that becomes the photograph:<br /> <br /> my intention<br /> the feeling I want the person to have when they/I look at the image<br /> longevity of the image<br /> manipulation of the image<br /> replication of the image<br /> the accuracy of the image.<br /> <br /> In the next week or two, we will be announcing the workshops happening at Silly Dog Studios so check out that information when it is released in the next podcast or two. Daniel j Gregory clean 13:16
Podcast #157 Less talking & more clicking https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-157-less-talking-and-more-clicking/ Mon, 12 Mar 2018 19:09:50 +0000 https://www.danieljgregory.com/?p=26612 https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-157-less-talking-and-more-clicking/#respond https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-157-less-talking-and-more-clicking/feed/ 0 <img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="float: left; margin-right: 5px;" srcset="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg 150w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-620x620.jpg 620w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-960x960.jpg 960w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-610x610.jpg 610w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-157x157.jpg 157w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-400x400.jpg 400w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-510x510.jpg 510w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-1080x1080.jpg 1080w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo.jpg 1400w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /><p>One of the consistent things that you see when you study working artist is that they are always working. While they may spend some time researching, reading and talking about aspects of their work, they all have their nose to the grindstone. I have learned that this is more than just a desire to create work, but it also is a step forward to understanding the work. It isn't enough to just sit around and think about the work, at some point you have to do the work. We learn who we are as photographers by making photographs. </p> <p>We learn about our identity as an artist in the type of work we create, the meaningful photographs are not just things we create for others, but they are foundations for us to learn about how we see and create our worlds. They give us insights into the past, present, and future of the life we have and hope to have. Sharing the ideas of our vision allows us to take steps forward in work. </p> <p>In this week's podcast, we examine the importance of how creating our photographs gives us insights into the way we use our process to help us understand out our life unfolds.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-157-less-talking-and-more-clicking/">Podcast #157 Less talking & more clicking</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com">Daniel j Gregory Fine Art Photography</a>.</p>

One of the consistent things that you see when you study working artist is that they are always working. While they may spend some time researching, reading and talking about aspects of their work, they all have their nose to the grindstone. I have learned that this is more than just a desire to create work, but it also is a step forward to understanding the work. It isn’t enough to just sit around and think about the work, at some point you have to do the work. We learn who we are as photographers by making photographs.

We learn about our identity as an artist in the type of work we create, the meaningful photographs are not just things we create for others, but they are foundations for us to learn about how we see and create our worlds. They give us insights into the past, present, and future of the life we have and hope to have. Sharing the ideas of our vision allows us to take steps forward in work.

In this week’s podcast, we examine the importance of how creating our photographs gives us insights into the way we use our process to help us understand out our life unfolds.

Gear used in podcast

One of the questions I get asked frequently is what sort of equipment do I use to record my podcast. I have used a variety of equipment in the three years that I have been recording, but here is the current list of equipment that I am using. Also as an FYI and full disclosure, the links are affiliate links to Amazon.

Rode Procaster XLR microphone
Rode Boom Arm
Rode PSM Shockmount
All three Rode components as kit
Focusrite Scarlet 2i2
Adobe Audition (part of create cloud subscription)
LogicPro X
Macbook Pro
OWC Thunderbolt 3 dock
Headphones

The post Podcast #157 Less talking & more clicking appeared first on Daniel j Gregory Fine Art Photography.

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One of the consistent things that you see when you study working artist is that they are always working. While they may spend some time researching, reading and talking about aspects of their work, they all have their nose to the grindstone. One of the consistent things that you see when you study working artist is that they are always working. While they may spend some time researching, reading and talking about aspects of their work, they all have their nose to the grindstone. I have learned that this is more than just a desire to create work, but it also is a step forward to understanding the work. It isn't enough to just sit around and think about the work, at some point you have to do the work. We learn who we are as photographers by making photographs. <br /> <br /> We learn about our identity as an artist in the type of work we create, the meaningful photographs are not just things we create for others, but they are foundations for us to learn about how we see and create our worlds. They give us insights into the past, present, and future of the life we have and hope to have. Sharing the ideas of our vision allows us to take steps forward in work. <br /> <br /> In this week's podcast, we examine the importance of how creating our photographs gives us insights into the way we use our process to help us understand out our life unfolds. Daniel j Gregory clean 10:30
Podcast #156 Why photograph? https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-156-why-photograph/ Mon, 05 Mar 2018 18:47:57 +0000 https://www.danieljgregory.com/?p=26610 https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-156-why-photograph/#respond https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-156-why-photograph/feed/ 0 <img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="float: left; margin-right: 5px;" srcset="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg 150w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-620x620.jpg 620w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-960x960.jpg 960w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-610x610.jpg 610w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-157x157.jpg 157w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-400x400.jpg 400w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-510x510.jpg 510w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-1080x1080.jpg 1080w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo.jpg 1400w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /><p>During a recent photogravure workshop, I was standing around waiting for a plate to finish and I started to again think about why we photograph. What is is about photography that compels us to make images? I think for a lot of artists, regardless of their discipline, share some common threads. I believe that an artist is not unique because of some divine intervention but rather a willingness to put in the time. It reminded me of an article by Brooks Jensen from an old Lenswork magazine where he talks about why we make art. In this week's podcast, we return to that article expanding on some of Brook's ideas and put a little of my own spin on his foundation. </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-156-why-photograph/">Podcast #156 Why photograph?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com">Daniel j Gregory Fine Art Photography</a>.</p>

During a recent photogravure workshop, I was standing around waiting for a plate to finish and I started to again think about why we photograph. What is is about photography that compels us to make images? I think for a lot of artists, regardless of their discipline, share some common threads. I believe that an artist is not unique because of some divine intervention but rather a willingness to put in the time. It reminded me of an article by Brooks Jensen from an old Lenswork magazine where he talks about why we make art. In this week’s podcast, we return to that article expanding on some of Brook’s ideas and put a little of my own spin on his foundation.

As I got to thinking about my own experiences, I realized that my photography comes down to a few buckets. There are things that I want to try and communicate. I also want to try and understand the world and photography give me a way to study the world differently than I would without the camera. I like the challenges that are faced when trying to work on a camera and communicate both big and small ideas. Finally, there is a limitation on our existence and a desire to live past our time through our art.

No matter what the reason you might have for creating your art, spending some time to sort out what motivates and drives you to create your work in the future might give you some insights into why you are working today.

Gear used in podcast

One of the questions I get asked frequently is what sort of equipment do I use to record my podcast. I have used a variety of equipment in the three years that I have been recording, but here is the current list of equipment that I am using. Also as an FYI and full disclosure, the links are affiliate links to Amazon.

Rode Procaster XLR microphone
Rode Boom Arm
Rode PSM Shockmount
All three Rode components as kit
Focusrite Scarlet 2i2
Adobe Audition (part of create cloud subscription)
LogicPro X
Macbook Pro
OWC Thunderbolt 3 dock
Headphones

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During a recent photogravure workshop, I was standing around waiting for a plate to finish and I started to again think about why we photograph. What is is about photography that compels us to make images? I think for a lot of artists, During a recent photogravure workshop, I was standing around waiting for a plate to finish and I started to again think about why we photograph. What is is about photography that compels us to make images? I think for a lot of artists, regardless of their discipline, share some common threads. I believe that an artist is not unique because of some divine intervention but rather a willingness to put in the time. It reminded me of an article by Brooks Jensen from an old Lenswork magazine where he talks about why we make art. In this week's podcast, we return to that article expanding on some of Brook's ideas and put a little of my own spin on his foundation.  Daniel j Gregory clean 11:56
Podcast #155 Top printing questions from listeners https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-155-answering-printing-qeustions/ Mon, 26 Feb 2018 21:35:07 +0000 https://www.danieljgregory.com/?p=26573 https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-155-answering-printing-qeustions/#respond https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-155-answering-printing-qeustions/feed/ 0 <img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="float: left; margin-right: 5px;" srcset="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg 150w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-620x620.jpg 620w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-960x960.jpg 960w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-610x610.jpg 610w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-157x157.jpg 157w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-400x400.jpg 400w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-510x510.jpg 510w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-1080x1080.jpg 1080w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo.jpg 1400w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /><p>In this week's podcast, we answer the top five questions I have been answering about printing or the past few months. If you listen to the podcast, you know I am a huge fan of printing, and so I am excited to be able to answer some of the common questions that I have been asked.</p> <p>What is the proper rendering intent to use to print my photograph?<br /> What is the best paper to use for my photograph?<br /> Should I let Photoshop/Lightroom manage my print or the printer?<br /> I have seen that Canon and Epson offer plug-ins for printing. Are the plug-ins worth printing with or not?<br /> When you switch papers or print the same image months later,  how do you make sure that the prints are the same from day to day?<br /> Hopefully, as you listen to the podcast, you can find the answers to some questions you might have. If you have other questions or want to follow up on something from the podcast, feel free to reach out and shoot me an email, and I'll see if I can help out.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-155-answering-printing-qeustions/">Podcast #155 Top printing questions from listeners</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com">Daniel j Gregory Fine Art Photography</a>.</p>

In this week’s podcast, we answer the top five questions I have been answering about printing or the past few months. If you listen to the podcast, you know I am a huge fan of printing, and so I am excited to be able to answer some of the common questions that I have been asked.

  1. What is the proper rendering intent to use to print my photograph?
  2. What is the best paper to use for my photograph?
  3. Should I let Photoshop/Lightroom manage my print or the printer?
  4. I have seen that Canon and Epson offer plug-ins for printing. Are the plug-ins worth printing with or not?
  5. When you switch papers or print the same image months later,  how do you make sure that the prints are the same from day to day?

Hopefully, as you listen to the podcast, you can find the answers to some questions you might have. If you have other questions or want to follow up on something from the podcast, feel free to reach out and shoot me an email, and I’ll see if I can help out.

Gear used in podcast

One of the questions I get asked frequently is what sort of equipment do I use to record my podcast. I have used a variety of equipment in the three years that I have been recording, but here is the current list of equipment that I am using. Also as an FYI and full disclosure, the links are affiliate links to Amazon.

Rode Procaster XLR microphone
Rode Boom Arm
Rode PSM Shockmount
All three Rode components as kit
Focusrite Scarlet 2i2
Adobe Audition (part of create cloud subscription)
LogicPro X
Macbook Pro
OWC Thunderbolt 3 dock
Headphones

The post Podcast #155 Top printing questions from listeners appeared first on Daniel j Gregory Fine Art Photography.

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In this week's podcast, we answer the top five questions I have been answering about printing or the past few months. If you listen to the podcast, you know I am a huge fan of printing, and so I am excited to be able to answer some of the common questi... In this week's podcast, we answer the top five questions I have been answering about printing or the past few months. If you listen to the podcast, you know I am a huge fan of printing, and so I am excited to be able to answer some of the common questions that I have been asked.<br /> <br /> What is the proper rendering intent to use to print my photograph?<br /> What is the best paper to use for my photograph?<br /> Should I let Photoshop/Lightroom manage my print or the printer?<br /> I have seen that Canon and Epson offer plug-ins for printing. Are the plug-ins worth printing with or not?<br /> When you switch papers or print the same image months later,  how do you make sure that the prints are the same from day to day?<br /> Hopefully, as you listen to the podcast, you can find the answers to some questions you might have. If you have other questions or want to follow up on something from the podcast, feel free to reach out and shoot me an email, and I'll see if I can help out. Daniel j Gregory clean 16:27
Podcast #154 Thinking outside the box https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-154-outside-the-box-thinking/ Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:19:22 +0000 https://www.danieljgregory.com/?p=26514 https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-154-outside-the-box-thinking/#respond https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-154-outside-the-box-thinking/feed/ 0 <img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="float: left; margin-right: 5px;" srcset="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg 150w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-620x620.jpg 620w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-960x960.jpg 960w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-610x610.jpg 610w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-157x157.jpg 157w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-400x400.jpg 400w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-510x510.jpg 510w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-1080x1080.jpg 1080w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo.jpg 1400w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /><p>In this week's podcast, we take a look at the impacts of getting stuck in an easy rut. As we work on our photography, it is easy to find things that we are good at and stick with those techniques, subjects and concepts. However, it is important to continue to push our photography forward. One of the ways to do that is to find edges of our comfort zones and push outside of those areas. Trying new things can jumpstart new ideas, reenforce old habits and show us where we might be just a bit lazy in our approach to our photography. </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/podcast-154-outside-the-box-thinking/">Podcast #154 Thinking outside the box</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com">Daniel j Gregory Fine Art Photography</a>.</p>

In this week’s podcast, we take a look at the impacts of getting stuck in an easy rut. As we work on our photography, it is easy to find things that we are good at and stick with those techniques, subjects and concepts. However, it is important to continue to push our photography forward. One of the ways to do that is to find edges of our comfort zones and push outside of those areas. Trying new things can jumpstart new ideas, reenforce old habits and show us where we might be just a bit lazy in our approach to our photography.

Gear used in podcast

One of the questions I get asked frequently is what sort of equipment do I use to record my podcast. I have used a variety of equipment in the three years that I have been recording, but here is the current list of equipment that I am using. Also as an FYI and full disclosure, the links are affiliate links to Amazon.

Rode Procaster XLR microphone
Rode Boom Arm
Rode PSM Shockmount
All three Rode components as kit
Focusrite Scarlet 2i2
Adobe Audition (part of create cloud subscription)
LogicPro X
Macbook Pro
OWC Thunderbolt 3 dock
Headphones

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In this week's podcast, we take a look at the impacts of getting stuck in an easy rut. As we work on our photography, it is easy to find things that we are good at and stick with those techniques, subjects and concepts. However, In this week's podcast, we take a look at the impacts of getting stuck in an easy rut. As we work on our photography, it is easy to find things that we are good at and stick with those techniques, subjects and concepts. However, it is important to continue to push our photography forward. One of the ways to do that is to find edges of our comfort zones and push outside of those areas. Trying new things can jumpstart new ideas, reenforce old habits and show us where we might be just a bit lazy in our approach to our photography.  Daniel j Gregory clean 13:59
Podcast #153 Hard to learn lessons https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/ep153-hard-to-learn-lessons/ Mon, 12 Feb 2018 17:55:50 +0000 https://www.danieljgregory.com/?p=26502 https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/ep153-hard-to-learn-lessons/#respond https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/ep153-hard-to-learn-lessons/feed/ 0 <img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="float: left; margin-right: 5px;" srcset="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg 150w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-620x620.jpg 620w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-960x960.jpg 960w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-610x610.jpg 610w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-157x157.jpg 157w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-400x400.jpg 400w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-510x510.jpg 510w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-1080x1080.jpg 1080w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo.jpg 1400w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /><p>I am learning to play the guitar. It is a slow but fun process. I am still early enough in my practice that all I get to do is play some cords and learn muscle memory for the cords. I know that one day I will get to play a song. What I want to play is more blues and jazz guitar. That seems so technical, and far off, I wonder as I strum a G cord if I will get there. </p> <p>My own thought process reminded me of working with several people over the past few weeks with their photography. Over the course of some one-on-one session, I repeatedly heard about how things are just too technical. As I related that thought back to my guitar lessons, it got me thinking about what does that really mean? Most of the photographers I know are all technical on some level. As I processed my own feelings, I realized that it comes down to a couple of key areas. </p> <p>Is it important for me to know this? Is what I am learning important to me or not. If it is not important, then I should just let it go, but if it is important, then I should accept that it might be hard to learn but needed.<br /> Is it necessary? Do I actually need to know this or not? If not, I should walk away. But, if I do really need to know this then I should keep that as my focus and motivation. <br /> How do I learn? It might be that you are learning the hard way. If you learn by reading. Then you should learn from a book, not a lecture. If you learn by listening, you should avoid a book. Try and find the best way to learn based on your own learning style. <br /> Baby steps. Remember that it takes a lot of steps to run a race. Each step is just as important as the next or prior step. <br /> Fear. Don't let fear be the reason you avoid learning something. As adults, we often fear looking stupid. If you are working with someone who makes you feel that way, you should seek out other support. Having a supportive learning environment will do wonders for your work habits.<br /> Celebrate. Don't forget to pat yourself on the back even for the small stuff. Every success is amazing. </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/ep153-hard-to-learn-lessons/">Podcast #153 Hard to learn lessons</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com">Daniel j Gregory Fine Art Photography</a>.</p>

I am learning to play the guitar. It is a slow but fun process. I am still early enough in my practice that all I get to do is play some cords and learn muscle memory for the cords. I know that one day I will get to play a song. What I want to play is more blues and jazz guitar. That seems so technical, and far off, I wonder as I strum a G cord if I will get there.

My own thought process reminded me of working with several people over the past few weeks with their photography. Over the course of some one-on-one session, I repeatedly heard about how things are just too technical. As I related that thought back to my guitar lessons, it got me thinking about what does that really mean? Most of the photographers I know are all technical on some level. As I processed my own feelings, I realized that it comes down to a couple of key areas.

  1. Is it important for me to know this? Is what I am learning important to me or not. If it is not important, then I should just let it go, but if it is important, then I should accept that it might be hard to learn but needed.
  2. Is it necessary? Do I actually need to know this or not? If not, I should walk away. But, if I do really need to know this then I should keep that as my focus and motivation.
  3. How do I learn? It might be that you are learning the hard way. If you learn by reading. Then you should learn from a book, not a lecture. If you learn by listening, you should avoid a book. Try and find the best way to learn based on your own learning style.
  4. Baby steps. Remember that it takes a lot of steps to run a race. Each step is just as important as the next or prior step.
  5. Fear. Don’t let fear be the reason you avoid learning something. As adults, we often fear looking stupid. If you are working with someone who makes you feel that way, you should seek out other support. Having a supportive learning environment will do wonders for your work habits.
  6. Celebrate. Don’t forget to pat yourself on the back even for the small stuff. Every success is amazing.

Gear used in podcast

One of the questions I get asked frequently is what sort of equipment do I use to record my podcast. I have used a variety of equipment in the three years that I have been recording, but here is the current list of equipment that I am using. Also as an FYI and full disclosure, the links are affiliate links to Amazon.

Rode Procaster XLR microphone
Rode Boom Arm
Rode PSM Shockmount
All three Rode components as kit
Focusrite Scarlet 2i2
Adobe Audition (part of create cloud subscription)
LogicPro X
Macbook Pro
OWC Thunderbolt 3 dock
Headphones

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I am learning to play the guitar. It is a slow but fun process. I am still early enough in my practice that all I get to do is play some cords and learn muscle memory for the cords. I know that one day I will get to play a song. I am learning to play the guitar. It is a slow but fun process. I am still early enough in my practice that all I get to do is play some cords and learn muscle memory for the cords. I know that one day I will get to play a song. What I want to play is more blues and jazz guitar. That seems so technical, and far off, I wonder as I strum a G cord if I will get there. <br /> <br /> My own thought process reminded me of working with several people over the past few weeks with their photography. Over the course of some one-on-one session, I repeatedly heard about how things are just too technical. As I related that thought back to my guitar lessons, it got me thinking about what does that really mean? Most of the photographers I know are all technical on some level. As I processed my own feelings, I realized that it comes down to a couple of key areas. <br /> <br /> Is it important for me to know this? Is what I am learning important to me or not. If it is not important, then I should just let it go, but if it is important, then I should accept that it might be hard to learn but needed.<br /> Is it necessary? Do I actually need to know this or not? If not, I should walk away. But, if I do really need to know this then I should keep that as my focus and motivation. <br /> How do I learn? It might be that you are learning the hard way. If you learn by reading. Then you should learn from a book, not a lecture. If you learn by listening, you should avoid a book. Try and find the best way to learn based on your own learning style. <br /> Baby steps. Remember that it takes a lot of steps to run a race. Each step is just as important as the next or prior step. <br /> Fear. Don't let fear be the reason you avoid learning something. As adults, we often fear looking stupid. If you are working with someone who makes you feel that way, you should seek out other support. Having a supportive learning environment will do wonders for your work habits.<br /> Celebrate. Don't forget to pat yourself on the back even for the small stuff. Every success is amazing.  Daniel j Gregory clean 12:21
Ep152 Breaking up is hard to do https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/ep152-breaking-up-is-hard-to-do/ Mon, 05 Feb 2018 20:51:21 +0000 https://www.danieljgregory.com/?p=26418 https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/ep152-breaking-up-is-hard-to-do/#respond https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/ep152-breaking-up-is-hard-to-do/feed/ 0 <img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="float: left; margin-right: 5px;" srcset="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg 150w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-620x620.jpg 620w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-960x960.jpg 960w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-610x610.jpg 610w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-157x157.jpg 157w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-400x400.jpg 400w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-510x510.jpg 510w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-1080x1080.jpg 1080w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo.jpg 1400w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /><p>It is easy to develop bad habits. They can show up in our desires for equipment or software to make our "job easier." They might show up in the way we approach our work. Some of our bad habits are there, and we don't even know why we are doing what we do, but we continue because that is what we think is supposed to happen. </p> <p>In this week's podcast, I take a look at some of my habits and the type of people who surround my photography and try to figure out what I should keep and what bad habits should be kicked to the curb. I would imagine in your photographic practice that there might be a list of things you do that once removed might give you more time and energy for the good parts of your creative practice. </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/ep152-breaking-up-is-hard-to-do/">Ep152 Breaking up is hard to do</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com">Daniel j Gregory Fine Art Photography</a>.</p>

I have been watching a few tv shows and movies recently where the breakup around Valentine’s Day was a central theme of the plot. As I sat there in front of the screen, I realized that there are also some things in the photographic practice that I needed to have a hard conversation with. In effect, I need to breakup with some bad habits.

It is easy to develop bad habits. They can show up in our desires for equipment or software to make our “job easier.” They might show up in the way we approach our work. Some of our bad habits are there, and we don’t even know why we are doing what we do, but we continue because that is what we think is supposed to happen.

In this week’s podcast, I take a look at some of my habits and the type of people who surround my photography and try to figure out what I should keep and what bad habits should be kicked to the curb. I would imagine in your photographic practice that there might be a list of things you do that once removed might give you more time and energy for the good parts of your creative practice.

Gear used in podcast

One of the questions I get asked frequently is what sort of equipment do I use to record my podcast. I have used a variety of equipment in the three years that I have been recording, but here is the current list of equipment that I am using. Also as an FYI and full disclosure, the links are affiliate links to Amazon.

Rode Procaster XLR microphone
Rode Boom Arm
Rode PSM Shockmount
All three Rode components as kit
Focusrite Scarlet 2i2
Adobe Audition (part of create cloud subscription)
LogicPro X
Macbook Pro
OWC Thunderbolt 3 dock
Headphones

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It is easy to develop bad habits. They can show up in our desires for equipment or software to make our "job easier." They might show up in the way we approach our work. Some of our bad habits are there, and we don't even know why we are doing what we ... It is easy to develop bad habits. They can show up in our desires for equipment or software to make our "job easier." They might show up in the way we approach our work. Some of our bad habits are there, and we don't even know why we are doing what we do, but we continue because that is what we think is supposed to happen. <br /> <br /> In this week's podcast, I take a look at some of my habits and the type of people who surround my photography and try to figure out what I should keep and what bad habits should be kicked to the curb. I would imagine in your photographic practice that there might be a list of things you do that once removed might give you more time and energy for the good parts of your creative practice.  Daniel j Gregory clean 12:16
Ep151 Trusting your instincts https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/ep151-trusting-your-intincts/ Mon, 29 Jan 2018 23:39:51 +0000 https://www.danieljgregory.com/?p=26414 https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/ep151-trusting-your-intincts/#respond https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/ep151-trusting-your-intincts/feed/ 0 <img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="float: left; margin-right: 5px;" srcset="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg 150w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-620x620.jpg 620w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-960x960.jpg 960w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-610x610.jpg 610w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-157x157.jpg 157w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-400x400.jpg 400w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-510x510.jpg 510w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-1080x1080.jpg 1080w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo.jpg 1400w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /><p>In this week’s podcast, we talk about the importance of trusting your instincts. I was recently a conversation with Lori, and she was relaying how important it is to learn to listen to your internal voice to trust your instincts. We talked about how this is true for your health, mental well-being, and artistic life.</p> <p>As I got to thinking more about how that applies to our photography, it hit me about how many times and how easy it is to avoid trusting your instincts when it comes to making a photograph. It doesn’t matter if you’re shooting, selecting, editing, or sharing a photograph at all those various points it becomes important to trust your instincts...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/ep151-trusting-your-intincts/">Ep151 Trusting your instincts</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com">Daniel j Gregory Fine Art Photography</a>.</p>

In this week’s podcast, we talk about the importance of trusting your instincts. I was recently a conversation with Lori, and she was relaying how important it is to learn to listen to your internal voice to trust your instincts. We talked about how this is true for your health, mental well-being, and artistic life.

As I got to thinking more about how that applies to our photography, it hit me about how many times and how easy it is to avoid trusting your instincts when it comes to making a photograph. It doesn’t matter if you’re shooting, selecting, editing, or sharing a photograph at all those various points it becomes important to trust your instincts. For example, when shooting an image, I can’t count the number of times I’ve thought to myself I really should take a photograph here but ultimately did not put the camera up and click the shutter. Only in hindsight, did I realize how much I regretted that decision? Similarly, in editing photographs, there are countless times when I have over edited a photograph knowing that I’m trying to save a lousy photograph by hoping there is some magic in Photoshop.

One of the most critical skills we can cultivate is the ability to figure out and trust our instincts about our our our creative life. Unfortunately, the structures of society have attempted to teach us to trust outside experts, corporations, advertising, and a host of other sources of information. I would encourage you for your own photographic and creative life that you ignore those external factors and start to listen to that voice inside your head.

Gear used in podcast

One of the questions I get asked frequently is what sort of equipment do I use to record my podcast. I have used a variety of equipment in the three years that I have been recording, but here is the current list of equipment that I am using. Also as an FYI and full disclosure, the links are affiliate links to Amazon.

Rode Procaster XLR microphone
Rode Boom Arm
Rode PSM Shockmount
All three Rode components as kit
Focusrite Scarlet 2i2
Adobe Audition (part of create cloud subscription)
LogicPro X
Macbook Pro
OWC Thunderbolt 3 dock
Headphones

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In this week’s podcast, we talk about the importance of trusting your instincts. I was recently a conversation with Lori, and she was relaying how important it is to learn to listen to your internal voice to trust your instincts. In this week’s podcast, we talk about the importance of trusting your instincts. I was recently a conversation with Lori, and she was relaying how important it is to learn to listen to your internal voice to trust your instincts. We talked about how this is true for your health, mental well-being, and artistic life.<br /> <br /> As I got to thinking more about how that applies to our photography, it hit me about how many times and how easy it is to avoid trusting your instincts when it comes to making a photograph. It doesn’t matter if you’re shooting, selecting, editing, or sharing a photograph at all those various points it becomes important to trust your instincts... Daniel j Gregory clean 11:57
Ep150 Value of a simple creative process in photography https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/ep150-value-of-a-simple-creative-process-in-photography/ Tue, 23 Jan 2018 01:17:33 +0000 https://www.danieljgregory.com/?p=26411 https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/ep150-value-of-a-simple-creative-process-in-photography/#respond https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/ep150-value-of-a-simple-creative-process-in-photography/feed/ 0 <img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="float: left; margin-right: 5px;" srcset="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg 150w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-620x620.jpg 620w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-960x960.jpg 960w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-610x610.jpg 610w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-157x157.jpg 157w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-400x400.jpg 400w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-510x510.jpg 510w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-1080x1080.jpg 1080w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo.jpg 1400w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /><p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/ep150-value-of-a-simple-creative-process-in-photography/">Ep150 Value of a simple creative process in photography</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com">Daniel j Gregory Fine Art Photography</a>.</p>

I recently was watching TV at a friends house and during the news and then talking with Lori about what I heard. There were some people in our government and in interviews talking about returning to a simpler time. I am not one, for just returning to the way it was 20, 30, 50 years ago. I love the possibility the future holds. I have always thought the work we do as a community makes tomorrow better than today. That statement did give me pause as to what does someone who wants to return to a more simple time mean? Since I don’t think much about the past in that way, it got me to wonder, if I was looking for a more simple time in my own life where would it be? And, I know it would be in my photography.

In my photographic practice, I do think about how my current process might be overly complicated and the price that cost in my work. I often wonder about the more simple days of my photography. The days when it was just me, my one camera and lens, a subject and the light. I think about those days when I didn’t worry about all the questions about the right gear, the right set of tools, techniques and social media shares. That got me to wonder, is there something that we can do in the photographic practice that will allow us to harken back to the simple days in our photography when images were made for the love of the art?

Gear used in podcast

One of the questions I get asked frequently is what sort of equipment do I use to record my podcast. I have used a variety of equipment in the three years that I have been recording, but here is the current list of equipment that I am using. Also as an FYI and full disclosure, the links are affiliate links to Amazon.

Rode Procaster XLR microphone
Rode Boom Arm
Rode PSM Shockmount
All three Rode components as kit
Focusrite Scarlet 2i2
Adobe Audition (part of create cloud subscription)
LogicPro X
Macbook Pro
OWC Thunderbolt 3 dock
Headphones

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Ep149 What you already know is enough https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/ep149-what-you-know-is-enough/ Mon, 15 Jan 2018 18:54:06 +0000 https://www.danieljgregory.com/?p=26409 https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/ep149-what-you-know-is-enough/#respond https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/ep149-what-you-know-is-enough/feed/ 0 <img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="float: left; margin-right: 5px;" srcset="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg 150w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-620x620.jpg 620w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-960x960.jpg 960w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-610x610.jpg 610w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-157x157.jpg 157w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-400x400.jpg 400w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-510x510.jpg 510w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-1080x1080.jpg 1080w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo.jpg 1400w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /><p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/ep149-what-you-know-is-enough/">Ep149 What you already know is enough</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com">Daniel j Gregory Fine Art Photography</a>.</p>

In this week’s podcast, we talk about the importance of figuring out what you really need to know to be a successful photographer. When we look at a photograph, we make a lot of decisions about what we like about the image and what we don’t like about the image. As we work on the edits, we need to figure out how to make the photograph better. Our goal in editing to elevate the photograph to be something that matches our vision. Unfortunately, it is very easy to get distracted from that main goal of photographic creation and start just to learn how to do all sorts of techniques in the darkroom. The challenge then becomes, with thousands of techniques available to learn, that you can spend all your time learning techniques that may or may not be useful to your photographic process. When that happens, you then learn Photoshop rather than being your photographic voice.

So what is a photographer to do? Here is what I have learned about my process. I need to find a way to have my time be efficiently used. Second, when I look at an image to edit, and I know how to resolve the issues with what I know, then I should use what I know. If, and only if, I don’t know how to fix the issue or my current fix doesn’t work, then I need to learn the new skill. The thing that makes us better photographers is making photographs. So the more time you can spend on the creation of your photographs and not on techniques that you may never use the better.

Gear used in podcast

One of the questions I get asked frequently is what sort of equipment do I use to record my podcast. I have used a variety of equipment in the three years that I have been recording, but here is the current list of equipment that I am using. Also as an FYI and full disclosure, the links are affiliate links to Amazon.

Rode Procaster XLR microphone
Rode Boom Arm
Rode PSM Shockmount
All three Rode components as kit
Focusrite Scarlet 2i2
Adobe Audition (part of create cloud subscription)
LogicPro X
Macbook Pro
OWC Thunderbolt 3 dock
Headphones

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Ep148 Your internal sales pitch https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/ep148-your-internal-sales-pitch/ Mon, 08 Jan 2018 15:26:00 +0000 https://www.danieljgregory.com/?p=26406 https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/ep148-your-internal-sales-pitch/#respond https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/ep148-your-internal-sales-pitch/feed/ 0 <img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="float: left; margin-right: 5px;" srcset="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg 150w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-620x620.jpg 620w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-960x960.jpg 960w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-610x610.jpg 610w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-157x157.jpg 157w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-400x400.jpg 400w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-510x510.jpg 510w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-1080x1080.jpg 1080w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo.jpg 1400w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /><p>One of the most important task we have when working is to find a way to stay focused on what we want to accomplish. While some days, we need to have the freedom to just figure out what the day brings. The freedom to really wonder gives us our sense of energy a chance to find its passion. </p> <p>However, it is also important that we find a way to keep our eye on the larger prizes that we have for many of our goals. In order to do that we need to find a way to keep ourselves motivated. In this week's podcast, I talk about the importance of having a motivational sales pitch that you can use to keep you on track to accomplish what you want in your creative practice. </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/ep148-your-internal-sales-pitch/">Ep148 Your internal sales pitch</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com">Daniel j Gregory Fine Art Photography</a>.</p>

One of the most important task we have when working is to find a way to stay focused on what we want to accomplish. While some days, we need to have the freedom to just figure out what the day brings. The freedom to really wonder gives us our sense of energy a chance to find its passion.

However, it is also important that we find a way to keep our eye on the larger prizes that we have for many of our goals. In order to do that we need to find a way to keep ourselves motivated. In this week’s podcast, I talk about the importance of having a motivational sales pitch that you can use to keep you on track to accomplish what you want in your creative practice.

Gear used in podcast

One of the questions I get asked frequently is what sort of equipment do I use to record my podcast. I have used a variety of equipment in the three years that I have been recording, but here is the current list of equipment that I am using. Also as an FYI and full disclosure, the links are affiliate links to Amazon.

Rode Procaster XLR microphone
Rode Boom Arm
Rode PSM Shockmount
All three Rode components as kit
Focusrite Scarlet 2i2
Adobe Audition (part of create cloud subscription)
LogicPro X
Macbook Pro
OWC Thunderbolt 3 dock
Headphones

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One of the most important task we have when working is to find a way to stay focused on what we want to accomplish. While some days, we need to have the freedom to just figure out what the day brings. The freedom to really wonder gives us our sense of ... One of the most important task we have when working is to find a way to stay focused on what we want to accomplish. While some days, we need to have the freedom to just figure out what the day brings. The freedom to really wonder gives us our sense of energy a chance to find its passion. <br /> <br /> However, it is also important that we find a way to keep our eye on the larger prizes that we have for many of our goals. In order to do that we need to find a way to keep ourselves motivated. In this week's podcast, I talk about the importance of having a motivational sales pitch that you can use to keep you on track to accomplish what you want in your creative practice.  Daniel j Gregory clean 13:14
Ep147 Goals and looks backs in photography https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/ep147-goals-and-look-backs-in-photography/ Mon, 01 Jan 2018 17:00:03 +0000 https://www.danieljgregory.com/?p=26403 https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/ep147-goals-and-look-backs-in-photography/#respond https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/ep147-goals-and-look-backs-in-photography/feed/ 0 <img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="float: left; margin-right: 5px;" srcset="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg 150w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-620x620.jpg 620w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-960x960.jpg 960w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-610x610.jpg 610w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-157x157.jpg 157w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-400x400.jpg 400w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-510x510.jpg 510w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-1080x1080.jpg 1080w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo.jpg 1400w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /><p>As 2017 moves into the rearview window, this week's podcast is all about setting up some new goals and ideas for 2018. One of the first steps to having a great new year is to take the time to look back into the accomplishments of 2017. If you spend some time thinking about where you were at the beginning of the year and how much you accomplished over the course of 2017, you might be surprised at how much you achieved. Often, we find ourselves spending too much time thinking about how much is still in front of us, but we get a shot of energy and confidence when we take the time to appreciate what we have learned and how much we have grown. </p> <p>I also think it is a great time to spend getting some goals set up for the coming year. I like to have a set of both soft and hard goals. Hard goals have a definitive date attached to when I want them done. Soft goals are goals that support those hard goals but are not defined in the process by date. Knowing that I have a chance to develop my skills at a reasonable pace, while still getting my more significant projects done is a rewarding experience throughout the year. Also, I have learned that by limiting my larger hard goals to just a few subjects or ideas allows me to dive deep into the process and feel like I got a chance to learn what I wanted to accomplish in a more meaningful way. </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/ep147-goals-and-look-backs-in-photography/">Ep147 Goals and looks backs in photography</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com">Daniel j Gregory Fine Art Photography</a>.</p>

As 2017 moves into the rearview window, this week’s podcast is all about setting up some new goals and ideas for 2018. One of the first steps to having a great new year is to take the time to look back into the accomplishments of 2017. If you spend some time thinking about where you were at the beginning of the year and how much you accomplished over the course of 2017, you might be surprised at how much you achieved. Often, we find ourselves spending too much time thinking about how much is still in front of us, but we get a shot of energy and confidence when we take the time to appreciate what we have learned and how much we have grown.

I also think it is a great time to spend getting some goals set up for the coming year. I like to have a set of both soft and hard goals. Hard goals have a definitive date attached to when I want them done. Soft goals are goals that support those hard goals but are not defined in the process by date. Knowing that I have a chance to develop my skills at a reasonable pace, while still getting my more significant projects done is a rewarding experience throughout the year. Also, I have learned that by limiting my larger hard goals to just a few subjects or ideas allows me to dive deep into the process and feel like I got a chance to learn what I wanted to accomplish in a more meaningful way.

I hope you have a great start to the new year and may peace and love be with your and your loved ones.

Gear used in podcast

One of the questions I get asked frequently is what sort of equipment do I use to record my podcast. I have used a variety of equipment in the three years that I have been recording, but here is the current list of equipment that I am using. Also as an FYI and full disclosure, the links are affiliate links to Amazon.

Rode Procaster XLR microphone
Rode Boom Arm
Rode PSM Shockmount
All three Rode components as kit
Focusrite Scarlet 2i2
Adobe Audition (part of create cloud subscription)
LogicPro X
Macbook Pro
OWC Thunderbolt 3 dock
Headphones

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As 2017 moves into the rearview window, this week's podcast is all about setting up some new goals and ideas for 2018. One of the first steps to having a great new year is to take the time to look back into the accomplishments of 2017. As 2017 moves into the rearview window, this week's podcast is all about setting up some new goals and ideas for 2018. One of the first steps to having a great new year is to take the time to look back into the accomplishments of 2017. If you spend some time thinking about where you were at the beginning of the year and how much you accomplished over the course of 2017, you might be surprised at how much you achieved. Often, we find ourselves spending too much time thinking about how much is still in front of us, but we get a shot of energy and confidence when we take the time to appreciate what we have learned and how much we have grown. <br /> <br /> I also think it is a great time to spend getting some goals set up for the coming year. I like to have a set of both soft and hard goals. Hard goals have a definitive date attached to when I want them done. Soft goals are goals that support those hard goals but are not defined in the process by date. Knowing that I have a chance to develop my skills at a reasonable pace, while still getting my more significant projects done is a rewarding experience throughout the year. Also, I have learned that by limiting my larger hard goals to just a few subjects or ideas allows me to dive deep into the process and feel like I got a chance to learn what I wanted to accomplish in a more meaningful way.  Daniel j Gregory clean 12:46
Ep146 Time and space in projects https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/ep146-time-and-space-in-projects/ Mon, 25 Dec 2017 16:41:25 +0000 https://www.danieljgregory.com/?p=26395 https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/ep146-time-and-space-in-projects/#respond https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/ep146-time-and-space-in-projects/feed/ 0 <img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="float: left; margin-right: 5px;" srcset="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg 150w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-620x620.jpg 620w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-960x960.jpg 960w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-610x610.jpg 610w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-157x157.jpg 157w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-400x400.jpg 400w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-510x510.jpg 510w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-1080x1080.jpg 1080w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo.jpg 1400w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /><p>I have really taken noticed recently that a lot of our information is provided in quick, easy soundbites. And, it seems some people prefer to get their information that way. You can hear it in conversations and see it in how we relate online. So many small statements supported with very few facts we hold to be true. I started to wonder, if consuming information in small bites with something that could impact our relationship to photography.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/ep146-time-and-space-in-projects/">Ep146 Time and space in projects</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com">Daniel j Gregory Fine Art Photography</a>.</p>

I have really taken noticed recently that a lot of our information is provided in quick, easy soundbites. And, it seems some people prefer to get their information that way. You can hear it in conversations and see it in how we relate online. So many small statements supported with very few facts we hold to be true. I started to wonder, if consuming information in small bites with something that could impact our relationship to photography.

As I started looking at my own images and thinking about how I work with others, I began to realize that when you only think of your photography as soundbites, you end up, in many ways, not necessarily understanding the depth and meaning of your work. Can you always understand the complexity of what you are doing with little effort, insight and understanding? In this week’s podcast, I spend some time looking at how engagement with photographs and understanding photographs develops. Sometimes to fully understand the photograph you need to spend the time to create a deeper understanding of how composition, theme, subject, visual story all relate to our abilities to fully engage with the image. Just like with our news and information, not everything should be summarized in 140 characters.

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I have really taken noticed recently that a lot of our information is provided in quick, easy soundbites. And, it seems some people prefer to get their information that way. You can hear it in conversations and see it in how we relate online. I have really taken noticed recently that a lot of our information is provided in quick, easy soundbites. And, it seems some people prefer to get their information that way. You can hear it in conversations and see it in how we relate online. So many small statements supported with very few facts we hold to be true. I started to wonder, if consuming information in small bites with something that could impact our relationship to photography. Daniel j Gregory clean 10:56
Ep145 Is photography best when discussed like a sound byte https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/ep145-is-photography-best-when-discussed-like-a-sound-byte/ Mon, 18 Dec 2017 21:20:51 +0000 https://www.danieljgregory.com/?p=26390 https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/ep145-is-photography-best-when-discussed-like-a-sound-byte/#respond https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/ep145-is-photography-best-when-discussed-like-a-sound-byte/feed/ 0 <img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="float: left; margin-right: 5px;" srcset="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg 150w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-620x620.jpg 620w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-960x960.jpg 960w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-610x610.jpg 610w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-157x157.jpg 157w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-400x400.jpg 400w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-510x510.jpg 510w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-1080x1080.jpg 1080w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo.jpg 1400w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /><p>I have really taken noticed recently that a lot of our information is provided in quick, easy soundbites. And, it seems some people prefer to get their information that way. You can hear it in conversations and see it in how we relate online. So many small statements supported with very few facts we hold to be true. I started to wonder, if consuming information in small bites with something that could impact our relationship to photography.</p> <p>As I started looking at my own images and thinking about how I work with others, I began to realize that when you only think of your photography as soundbites, you end up, in many ways, not necessarily understanding the depth and meaning of your work. Can you always understand the complexity of what you are doing with little effort, insight and understanding? In this week’s podcast, I spend some time looking at how engagement with photographs and understanding photographs develops. Sometimes to fully understand the photograph you need to spend the time to create a deeper understanding of how composition, theme, subject, visual story all relate to our abilities to fully engage with the image. Just like with our news and information, not everything should be summarized in 140 characters.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/ep145-is-photography-best-when-discussed-like-a-sound-byte/">Ep145 Is photography best when discussed like a sound byte</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com">Daniel j Gregory Fine Art Photography</a>.</p>

I have really taken noticed recently that a lot of our information is provided in quick, easy soundbites. And, it seems some people prefer to get their information that way. You can hear it in conversations and see it in how we relate online. So many small statements supported with very few facts we hold to be true. I started to wonder, if consuming information in small bites with something that could impact our relationship to photography.

As I started looking at my own images and thinking about how I work with others, I began to realize that when you only think of your photography as soundbites, you end up, in many ways, not necessarily understanding the depth and meaning of your work. Can you always understand the complexity of what you are doing with little effort, insight and understanding? In this week’s podcast, I spend some time looking at how engagement with photographs and understanding photographs develops. Sometimes to fully understand the photograph you need to spend the time to create a deeper understanding of how composition, theme, subject, visual story all relate to our abilities to fully engage with the image. Just like with our news and information, not everything should be summarized in 140 characters.

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I have really taken noticed recently that a lot of our information is provided in quick, easy soundbites. And, it seems some people prefer to get their information that way. You can hear it in conversations and see it in how we relate online. I have really taken noticed recently that a lot of our information is provided in quick, easy soundbites. And, it seems some people prefer to get their information that way. You can hear it in conversations and see it in how we relate online. So many small statements supported with very few facts we hold to be true. I started to wonder, if consuming information in small bites with something that could impact our relationship to photography.<br /> <br /> As I started looking at my own images and thinking about how I work with others, I began to realize that when you only think of your photography as soundbites, you end up, in many ways, not necessarily understanding the depth and meaning of your work. Can you always understand the complexity of what you are doing with little effort, insight and understanding? In this week’s podcast, I spend some time looking at how engagement with photographs and understanding photographs develops. Sometimes to fully understand the photograph you need to spend the time to create a deeper understanding of how composition, theme, subject, visual story all relate to our abilities to fully engage with the image. Just like with our news and information, not everything should be summarized in 140 characters. Daniel j Gregory clean 13:23
Ep144 When do you need new things? https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/ep144-when-do-you-need-new-things/ Mon, 11 Dec 2017 22:51:38 +0000 https://www.danieljgregory.com/?p=26387 https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/ep144-when-do-you-need-new-things/#respond https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/ep144-when-do-you-need-new-things/feed/ 0 <img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="float: left; margin-right: 5px;" srcset="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg 150w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-620x620.jpg 620w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-960x960.jpg 960w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-610x610.jpg 610w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-157x157.jpg 157w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-400x400.jpg 400w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-510x510.jpg 510w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-1080x1080.jpg 1080w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo.jpg 1400w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /><p>In the podcast this week we are taking a look at when you think you might need to get some new gear. One of the things that I have noticed in my practice is that I don't ever, for the most part, think that need new equipment or skills when I am actually creating photographs our printing images.</p> <p>As I spent time thinking about how I work, I realize that much of my time wanting new equipment figure out new training happened while I was not engaged in my actual photography. Those times when I wanted new things always seem to happen when I was in front of the computer, at the store, or engaged in looking at some friends new equipment.</p> <p>If I’m honest with myself, I know that for the most part, I have everything I need to create the photographs that really matter. What I have to learn how to do is distinguish between want and need. As I say in the podcast, if you are actually out making photographs or printing your photographs and you need something on more than one occasion then that is likely true. But, if it is it any other time that should raise some suspicion as to the real motivation for the desire.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/ep144-when-do-you-need-new-things/">Ep144 When do you need new things?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com">Daniel j Gregory Fine Art Photography</a>.</p>

In the podcast this week we are taking a look at when you think you might need to get some new gear. One of the things that I have noticed in my practice is that I don’t ever, for the most part, think that need new equipment or skills when I am actually creating photographs our printing images.

As I spent time thinking about how I work, I realize that much of my time wanting new equipment figure out new training happened while I was not engaged in my actual photography. Those times when I wanted new things always seem to happen when I was in front of the computer, at the store, or engaged in looking at some friends new equipment.

If I’m honest with myself, I know that for the most part, I have everything I need to create the photographs that really matter. What I have to learn how to do is distinguish between want and need. As I say in the podcast, if you are actually out making photographs or printing your photographs and you need something on more than one occasion then that is likely true. But, if it is it any other time that should raise some suspicion as to the real motivation for the desire.

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In the podcast this week we are taking a look at when you think you might need to get some new gear. One of the things that I have noticed in my practice is that I don't ever, for the most part, think that need new equipment or skills when I am actuall... In the podcast this week we are taking a look at when you think you might need to get some new gear. One of the things that I have noticed in my practice is that I don't ever, for the most part, think that need new equipment or skills when I am actually creating photographs our printing images.<br /> <br /> As I spent time thinking about how I work, I realize that much of my time wanting new equipment figure out new training happened while I was not engaged in my actual photography. Those times when I wanted new things always seem to happen when I was in front of the computer, at the store, or engaged in looking at some friends new equipment.<br /> <br /> If I’m honest with myself, I know that for the most part, I have everything I need to create the photographs that really matter. What I have to learn how to do is distinguish between want and need. As I say in the podcast, if you are actually out making photographs or printing your photographs and you need something on more than one occasion then that is likely true. But, if it is it any other time that should raise some suspicion as to the real motivation for the desire. Daniel j Gregory clean 13:16
Ep143 Holiday shopping and the creative racetrack https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/ep143-holiday-shopping-creative-racetrack/ Mon, 04 Dec 2017 23:46:38 +0000 https://www.danieljgregory.com/?p=26384 https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/ep143-holiday-shopping-creative-racetrack/#respond https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/ep143-holiday-shopping-creative-racetrack/feed/ 0 <img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="float: left; margin-right: 5px;" srcset="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg 150w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-620x620.jpg 620w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-960x960.jpg 960w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-610x610.jpg 610w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-157x157.jpg 157w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-400x400.jpg 400w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-510x510.jpg 510w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-1080x1080.jpg 1080w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo.jpg 1400w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /><p>In the first part of this week's podcast, we take a look at how working on a project is like running on a racetrack. Like lanes on a track, at any given time, you might be faster and ahead in one area of your project and behind in another. The key is to keep your eyes on the finish line and know that each step in each lane moved you closer to completing your project. It doesn't matter which lane is ahead, but rather that you can keep focused on assign the feedback and language into the correct lane.</p> <p>In part two of the podcast, we talk gifts. As the holiday season approaches, I have been asked by some friends and family members what makes a good gift for a photographer. While a lot of lists this season have great gear on them, I tried to come up with some things that might not make everyone's list and focuses a little less on gear. </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/ep143-holiday-shopping-creative-racetrack/">Ep143 Holiday shopping and the creative racetrack</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com">Daniel j Gregory Fine Art Photography</a>.</p>

In the first part of this week’s podcast, we take a look at how working on a project is like running on a racetrack. Like lanes on a track, at any given time, you might be faster and ahead in one area of your project and behind in another. The key is to keep your eyes on the finish line and know that each step in each lane moved you closer to completing your project. It doesn’t matter which lane is ahead, but rather that you can keep focused on assign the feedback and language into the correct lane.

In part two of the podcast, we talk gifts. As the holiday season approaches, I have been asked by some friends and family members what makes a good gift for a photographer. While a lot of lists this season have great gear on them, I tried to come up with some things that might not make everyone’s list and focuses a little less on gear.

  1. Fenix flashlight–These are great little lights that shine a bright beam and take up little or no space in your bag or pockets. You can’t beat the light to weight ratio.
    Paper for printing–If you know a photographer that loves to print at home, you can’t go wrong getting them a box of their favorite paper. Who knows maybe you get a print back.
    Basic black frame–Photos love to be printed, but they love to hang on the wall even more. Giving a nice simple frame to a photographer will help them get their images up where others can see them.
    Time with a lawyer or accountant–If you know a great lawyer or accountant, see if you can pre-pay for an hour of their time to give to a photographer who might be just starting out their business. When you are just getting up and running as a photography business, you can save so much time and money getting a little professional advice sooner than later.

I also have complied a list of books that would make a great gift this holiday season.

  1. The Way of the Writer by Charles Johnson. A great look at the creative and storytelling process from a master author and teacher.
  2. Chromaphilia by Stella Paul. A great art history book that uses color to teach how to understand and relate to art.
  3. Unseen is an amazing collection of photographs of African-Americans during the civil rights movement that were taken by the NY Times photographers but never seen before.
  4. Blind Spot by Teju Cole is another great book that would make an excellent addition to anyone bookshelf.
  5. Finally, if you haven’t given Art and Fear a read, it should absolutely be on your list. A modern day classic.

Note: Links are affiliate links a Amazon. No price difference, just a penny in my penny jar.

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In the first part of this week's podcast, we take a look at how working on a project is like running on a racetrack. Like lanes on a track, at any given time, you might be faster and ahead in one area of your project and behind in another. In the first part of this week's podcast, we take a look at how working on a project is like running on a racetrack. Like lanes on a track, at any given time, you might be faster and ahead in one area of your project and behind in another. The key is to keep your eyes on the finish line and know that each step in each lane moved you closer to completing your project. It doesn't matter which lane is ahead, but rather that you can keep focused on assign the feedback and language into the correct lane.<br /> <br /> In part two of the podcast, we talk gifts. As the holiday season approaches, I have been asked by some friends and family members what makes a good gift for a photographer. While a lot of lists this season have great gear on them, I tried to come up with some things that might not make everyone's list and focuses a little less on gear.  Daniel j Gregory clean 10:56
Ep142 Finish the work https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/ep142-finish-the-work/ Mon, 27 Nov 2017 18:28:47 +0000 https://www.danieljgregory.com/?p=26381 https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/ep142-finish-the-work/#respond https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/ep142-finish-the-work/feed/ 0 <img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="float: left; margin-right: 5px;" srcset="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg 150w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-620x620.jpg 620w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-960x960.jpg 960w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-610x610.jpg 610w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-157x157.jpg 157w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-400x400.jpg 400w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-510x510.jpg 510w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-1080x1080.jpg 1080w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo.jpg 1400w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /><p>As I was having a drink with a friend recently, our conversation turned to my photography. My friend asked me what would be the one skill that every photographer should have to be successful. As we talked about all the various skills that one may need, I remembered a conversation from years ago where another associate said that he succeeded because he always finished his work. </p> <p>As we talked more and more, I made finishing my answer. I think that too many times we give up our efforts without actually completing our work. That last five percent of effort makes all the difference in the world in our creativity. In looking back at my work, I realized that I failed to complete my work in a variety of areas. From putting away gear after a shoot or processing images to completion, there are a number of areas that would make a difference in my photograph if I just finished off the effort. </p> <p>I would encourage you to spend some time this week and think about all the areas of your photography that don't get done on a regular basis and figure out how that might be holding your work back. Or at least, making the task more difficult than it needs to be. </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/ep142-finish-the-work/">Ep142 Finish the work</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com">Daniel j Gregory Fine Art Photography</a>.</p>

As I was having a drink with a friend recently, our conversation turned to my photography. My friend asked me what would be the one skill that every photographer should have to be successful. As we talked about all the various skills that one may need, I remembered a conversation from years ago where another associate said that he succeeded because he always finished his work.

As we talked more and more, I made finishing my answer. I think that too many times we give up our efforts without actually completing our work. That last five percent of effort makes all the difference in the world in our creativity. In looking back at my work, I realized that I failed to complete my work in a variety of areas. From putting away gear after a shoot or processing images to completion, there are a number of areas that would make a difference in my photograph if I just finished off the effort.

I would encourage you to spend some time this week and think about all the areas of your photography that don’t get done on a regular basis and figure out how that might be holding your work back. Or at least, making the task more difficult than it needs to be.

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As I was having a drink with a friend recently, our conversation turned to my photography. My friend asked me what would be the one skill that every photographer should have to be successful. As we talked about all the various skills that one may need,... As I was having a drink with a friend recently, our conversation turned to my photography. My friend asked me what would be the one skill that every photographer should have to be successful. As we talked about all the various skills that one may need, I remembered a conversation from years ago where another associate said that he succeeded because he always finished his work. <br /> <br /> As we talked more and more, I made finishing my answer. I think that too many times we give up our efforts without actually completing our work. That last five percent of effort makes all the difference in the world in our creativity. In looking back at my work, I realized that I failed to complete my work in a variety of areas. From putting away gear after a shoot or processing images to completion, there are a number of areas that would make a difference in my photograph if I just finished off the effort. <br /> <br /> I would encourage you to spend some time this week and think about all the areas of your photography that don't get done on a regular basis and figure out how that might be holding your work back. Or at least, making the task more difficult than it needs to be.  Daniel j Gregory clean 11:18
Ep141 Does doing your best really matter? https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/ep141-best-matter/ Mon, 20 Nov 2017 23:14:09 +0000 https://www.danieljgregory.com/?p=26366 https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/ep141-best-matter/#respond https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/ep141-best-matter/feed/ 0 <img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="float: left; margin-right: 5px;" srcset="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg 150w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-620x620.jpg 620w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-960x960.jpg 960w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-610x610.jpg 610w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-157x157.jpg 157w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-400x400.jpg 400w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-510x510.jpg 510w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-1080x1080.jpg 1080w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo.jpg 1400w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /><p>I was recently in line at a grocery store and overhead one of the people in line say something about doing your best. That got me thinking about all the times in my life where I was asked if I was doing my best. As if my best was something that mattered. As a child, I think I was told that so I could learn the lesson of trying hard no matter what the results. Sometimes even if you do your best, you might not get what you think you deserve, but knowing that you did your best is enough. </p> <p>As a creative person, I am not sure that my best is the measure of success. My best as judged against what standard? Sales? Size? purpose? Money? Should I setup my creative live for an arbitrary goal that is ever shifting and moving?</p> <p>In this week's podcast, I take a look at the impact of what doing our best can mean on our creative practice and examine some other possibilities for how to thing about the work we create and how we judge ourselves in our creativity. </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/ep141-best-matter/">Ep141 Does doing your best really matter?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com">Daniel j Gregory Fine Art Photography</a>.</p>

I was recently in line at a grocery store and overhead one of the people in line say something about doing your best. That got me thinking about all the times in my life where I was asked if I was doing my best. As if my best was something that mattered. As a child, I think I was told that so I could learn the lesson of trying hard no matter what the results. Sometimes even if you do your best, you might not get what you think you deserve, but knowing that you did your best is enough.

As a creative person, I am not sure that my best is the measure of success. My best as judged against what standard? Sales? Size? purpose? Money? Should I setup my creative live for an arbitrary goal that is ever shifting and moving?

In this week’s podcast, I take a look at the impact of what doing our best can mean on our creative practice and examine some other possibilities for how to thing about the work we create and how we judge ourselves in our creativity.

 

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I was recently in line at a grocery store and overhead one of the people in line say something about doing your best. That got me thinking about all the times in my life where I was asked if I was doing my best. I was recently in line at a grocery store and overhead one of the people in line say something about doing your best. That got me thinking about all the times in my life where I was asked if I was doing my best. As if my best was something that mattered. As a child, I think I was told that so I could learn the lesson of trying hard no matter what the results. Sometimes even if you do your best, you might not get what you think you deserve, but knowing that you did your best is enough. <br /> <br /> As a creative person, I am not sure that my best is the measure of success. My best as judged against what standard? Sales? Size? purpose? Money? Should I setup my creative live for an arbitrary goal that is ever shifting and moving?<br /> <br /> In this week's podcast, I take a look at the impact of what doing our best can mean on our creative practice and examine some other possibilities for how to thing about the work we create and how we judge ourselves in our creativity.  Daniel j Gregory clean 10:45
Ep140 Types of small stories in photography https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/ep140-types-of-small-stories-in-photography/ Tue, 14 Nov 2017 02:28:27 +0000 https://www.danieljgregory.com/?p=26364 https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/ep140-types-of-small-stories-in-photography/#respond https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/ep140-types-of-small-stories-in-photography/feed/ 0 <img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="float: left; margin-right: 5px;" srcset="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg 150w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-620x620.jpg 620w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-960x960.jpg 960w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-610x610.jpg 610w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-157x157.jpg 157w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-400x400.jpg 400w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-510x510.jpg 510w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-1080x1080.jpg 1080w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo.jpg 1400w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /><p>In an episode a few weeks ago we talked about how the smaller stories of life are just as important as the bigger stories people think about telling. For many of us, there is a paralysis of the larger story whereas with the smaller stories we can more easily pick up the camera. </p> <p>In this week's podcast, we talk about how to take some of those smaller stories and pull them together into larger thematic bodies of work. For my own work, I have created five simple buckets</p> <p>story of ideas (stories with an unknown outcome or path)<br /> story of place (stories of very specific places)<br /> story of identity (these are stories showing multiple layers of a person, place or thing)<br /> story of subtext (complex ideas told through images of iconic objects or cultural references)<br /> story of concept (stories having a known outcome or path)</p> <p>When I am working with my own images, I find that some photos fit into one ore more of these buckets, but by using these buckets I am able to branch out the work and start to see how these seemingly unconnected images might start to fit into a larger project based body fo work. </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/ep140-types-of-small-stories-in-photography/">Ep140 Types of small stories in photography</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com">Daniel j Gregory Fine Art Photography</a>.</p>

In an episode a few weeks ago we talked about how the smaller stories of life are just as important as the bigger stories people think about telling. For many of us, there is a paralysis of the larger story whereas with the smaller stories we can more easily pick up the camera.

In this week’s podcast, we talk about how to take some of those smaller stories and pull them together into larger thematic bodies of work. For my own work, I have created five simple buckets

  • story of ideas (stories with an unknown outcome or path)
  • story of place (stories of very specific places)
  • story of identity (these are stories showing multiple layers of a person, place or thing)
  • story of subtext (complex ideas told through images of iconic objects or cultural references)
  • story of concept (stories having a known outcome or path)

When I am working with my own images, I find that some photos fit into one ore more of these buckets, but by using these buckets I am able to branch out the work and start to see how these seemingly unconnected images might start to fit into a larger project based body fo work.

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In an episode a few weeks ago we talked about how the smaller stories of life are just as important as the bigger stories people think about telling. For many of us, there is a paralysis of the larger story whereas with the smaller stories we can more ... In an episode a few weeks ago we talked about how the smaller stories of life are just as important as the bigger stories people think about telling. For many of us, there is a paralysis of the larger story whereas with the smaller stories we can more easily pick up the camera. <br /> <br /> In this week's podcast, we talk about how to take some of those smaller stories and pull them together into larger thematic bodies of work. For my own work, I have created five simple buckets<br /> <br /> story of ideas (stories with an unknown outcome or path)<br /> story of place (stories of very specific places)<br /> story of identity (these are stories showing multiple layers of a person, place or thing)<br /> story of subtext (complex ideas told through images of iconic objects or cultural references)<br /> story of concept (stories having a known outcome or path)<br /> <br /> When I am working with my own images, I find that some photos fit into one ore more of these buckets, but by using these buckets I am able to branch out the work and start to see how these seemingly unconnected images might start to fit into a larger project based body fo work.  Daniel j Gregory clean 13:56
Ep139 In memory of my little brother: grieving, loss and photography https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/ep139-in-memory-of-jim-gregory/ Mon, 06 Nov 2017 13:00:33 +0000 https://www.danieljgregory.com/?p=26361 https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/ep139-in-memory-of-jim-gregory/#respond https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/ep139-in-memory-of-jim-gregory/feed/ 0 <img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="float: left; margin-right: 5px;" srcset="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg 150w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-620x620.jpg 620w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-960x960.jpg 960w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-610x610.jpg 610w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-157x157.jpg 157w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-400x400.jpg 400w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-510x510.jpg 510w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-1080x1080.jpg 1080w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo.jpg 1400w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /><p>This past week my little brother, Jim, unexpectedly passed away. I have never felt the pain and sorrow that I have been living with for the past several days. My heart is truly broken. It has been a sucker punch to the gut and a 2x4 to the face times ten. </p> <p>My little brother was amazing. He had a huge heart filled with joy, compassion, and friendship. He spent the majority of his career in wetland conservation helping to protect wetland environments for future generations. His generous spirit was something that impacted the thousands of people he touched in his life. He was always helping others, sharing a hug and a smile or just being present to share in a moment. </p> <p>We were more than brothers. We were best of friends. While we shared different interest and paths, we were always there for each other. Although not a photographer, he knew how much photography was my life. Last year, when the new studio was just a big empty trashed up space of a garage, he came up and helped me build the analog part of the darkroom. I wouldn't be able to make the work I create day in and day out without him and his help. I will never be able to make another photograph without thinking about him and everything he gave to me. I love you bro. </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/ep139-in-memory-of-jim-gregory/">Ep139 In memory of my little brother: grieving, loss and photography</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com">Daniel j Gregory Fine Art Photography</a>.</p>

This past week my little brother, Jim, unexpectedly passed away. I have never felt the pain and sorrow that I have been living with for the past several days. My heart is truly broken. It has been a sucker punch to the gut and a 2x4 to the face times ten.

My little brother was amazing. He had a huge heart filled with joy, compassion, and friendship. He spent the majority of his career in wetland conservation helping to protect wetland environments for future generations. His generous spirit was something that impacted the thousands of people he touched in his life. He was always helping others, sharing a hug and a smile or just being present to share in a moment.

We were more than brothers. We were best of friends. While we shared different interest and paths, we were always there for each other. Although not a photographer, he knew how much photography was my life. Last year, when the new studio was just a big empty trashed up space of a garage, he came up and helped me build the analog part of the darkroom. I wouldn’t be able to make the work I create day in and day out without him and his help. I will never be able to make another photograph without thinking about him and everything he gave to me. I love you bro.

 

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This past week my little brother, Jim, unexpectedly passed away. I have never felt the pain and sorrow that I have been living with for the past several days. My heart is truly broken. It has been a sucker punch to the gut and a 2x4 to the face times t... This past week my little brother, Jim, unexpectedly passed away. I have never felt the pain and sorrow that I have been living with for the past several days. My heart is truly broken. It has been a sucker punch to the gut and a 2x4 to the face times ten. <br /> <br /> My little brother was amazing. He had a huge heart filled with joy, compassion, and friendship. He spent the majority of his career in wetland conservation helping to protect wetland environments for future generations. His generous spirit was something that impacted the thousands of people he touched in his life. He was always helping others, sharing a hug and a smile or just being present to share in a moment. <br /> <br /> We were more than brothers. We were best of friends. While we shared different interest and paths, we were always there for each other. Although not a photographer, he knew how much photography was my life. Last year, when the new studio was just a big empty trashed up space of a garage, he came up and helped me build the analog part of the darkroom. I wouldn't be able to make the work I create day in and day out without him and his help. I will never be able to make another photograph without thinking about him and everything he gave to me. I love you bro. Daniel j Gregory clean 10:35
Ep138 Small ideas matter https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/ep138-small-ideas-matter/ Mon, 30 Oct 2017 17:38:52 +0000 https://www.danieljgregory.com/?p=26359 https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/ep138-small-ideas-matter/#respond https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/ep138-small-ideas-matter/feed/ 0 <img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="float: left; margin-right: 5px;" srcset="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg 150w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-620x620.jpg 620w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-960x960.jpg 960w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-610x610.jpg 610w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-157x157.jpg 157w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-400x400.jpg 400w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-510x510.jpg 510w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-1080x1080.jpg 1080w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo.jpg 1400w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /><p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/ep138-small-ideas-matter/">Ep138 Small ideas matter</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com">Daniel j Gregory Fine Art Photography</a>.</p>

I was recently having a conversation with a friend when he said that he was worried about his art because he didn’t have anything to say or any big ideas. In my own work, I at times it had similar thoughts. The reality is, we all have something important to say.

In photography, sometimes were just moved by the light. The subtle way that it touches and wraps around the subject is enough to invoke in us a feeling or emotion. In many cases, that can be as powerful, and moving is taking on some of the more significant social issues that seem to be common and a lot of documentary and gallery type work today.

Sometimes it is the smallest idea or gesture that can make the most significant impact. If you think about those times when your hands are full, and somebody holds the door for you, that small gesture means everything. In creating your own work and spending time behind the camera, you might find that what you have to say is something small and powerful that doesn’t need to be shouted with a megaphone. Or, sometimes we don’t even know what we want to say until we take the picture.

As you go out this week to explore and photograph the world, I would encourage you to think less about how big your message is or what might become of your photographs and focus more on how they impact you as a photographer.

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Ep137 Visual literacy and impacts on critique https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/ep137-visual-litercy-and-impacts-on-critique/ Mon, 23 Oct 2017 16:29:08 +0000 https://www.danieljgregory.com/?p=26354 https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/ep137-visual-litercy-and-impacts-on-critique/#respond https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/ep137-visual-litercy-and-impacts-on-critique/feed/ 0 <img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="float: left; margin-right: 5px;" srcset="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg 150w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-620x620.jpg 620w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-960x960.jpg 960w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-610x610.jpg 610w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-157x157.jpg 157w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-400x400.jpg 400w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-510x510.jpg 510w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-1080x1080.jpg 1080w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo.jpg 1400w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /><p>I have a lecture that I’m giving later this week at the Photographic Center Northwest on visual literacy. As I’ve been preparing for that lecture, I also noticed a number of different people asking me for critiques in interesting and unusual ways. So in this week’s podcast we're going to talk a little bit about how people go about asking for reviews, the nature of intention, and critiques and finally have a think about classifying work for more valuable critique.</p> <p>One of the things that I’ve noticed is that people are asking for critiques to be brutally honest or subjectively honest or some other adjective in front of their critique. I think the reason for this, is that they want an excellent critique and I want to avoid the fluff of social media. The issue with asking for a brutal critique is it implies that the response is brutal. When what they want is just a good critique. We talk about this a little bit in this week’s podcast to help people understand what they’re looking for when they want a real valuable critique.</p> <p>One other area that I’ve noticed is really interesting when working with people and critique is around the area of intention. While it is great, we will ask an artist their intention, and in many ways, you can push them to understand their work better if they think about their intention you will not always have the opportunity to work with the artist to get their intention. So, it is essential for you to be able to think about what are some possible intentions the photographer might’ve had if you do not have access to them.</p> <p>Finally, in this week’s podcast, we take a look at Mina White and Walter chapels experiencing photographs content. This content is the foundation for the lecture will be given on Thursday and is at the heart of really starting to make the transition from just looking at photographs to creating a deeper meaning. One of the central tenets of this application is that photographs have different buckets or genres that they live in. And because of that, we should have different ways of analyzing and thinking about those photographs.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/ep137-visual-litercy-and-impacts-on-critique/">Ep137 Visual literacy and impacts on critique</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com">Daniel j Gregory Fine Art Photography</a>.</p>

I have a lecture that I’m giving later this week at the Photographic Center Northwest on visual literacy. As I’ve been preparing for that lecture, I also noticed a number of different people asking me for critiques in interesting and unusual ways. So in this week’s podcast we’re going to talk a little bit about how people go about asking for reviews, the nature of intention, and critiques and finally have a think about classifying work for more valuable critique.

One of the things that I’ve noticed is that people are asking for critiques to be brutally honest or subjectively honest or some other adjective in front of their critique. I think the reason for this, is that they want an excellent critique and I want to avoid the fluff of social media. The issue with asking for a brutal critique is it implies that the response is brutal. When what they want is just a good critique. We talk about this a little bit in this week’s podcast to help people understand what they’re looking for when they want a real valuable critique.

One other area that I’ve noticed is really interesting when working with people and critique is around the area of intention. While it is great, we will ask an artist their intention, and in many ways, you can push them to understand their work better if they think about their intention you will not always have the opportunity to work with the artist to get their intention. So, it is essential for you to be able to think about what are some possible intentions the photographer might’ve had if you do not have access to them.

Finally, in this week’s podcast, we take a look at Mina White and Walter chapels experiencing photographs content. This content is the foundation for the lecture will be given on Thursday and is at the heart of really starting to make the transition from just looking at photographs to creating a deeper meaning. One of the central tenets of this application is that photographs have different buckets or genres that they live in. And because of that, we should have different ways of analyzing and thinking about those photographs.

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I have a lecture that I’m giving later this week at the Photographic Center Northwest on visual literacy. As I’ve been preparing for that lecture, I also noticed a number of different people asking me for critiques in interesting and unusual ways. I have a lecture that I’m giving later this week at the Photographic Center Northwest on visual literacy. As I’ve been preparing for that lecture, I also noticed a number of different people asking me for critiques in interesting and unusual ways. So in this week’s podcast we're going to talk a little bit about how people go about asking for reviews, the nature of intention, and critiques and finally have a think about classifying work for more valuable critique.<br /> <br /> One of the things that I’ve noticed is that people are asking for critiques to be brutally honest or subjectively honest or some other adjective in front of their critique. I think the reason for this, is that they want an excellent critique and I want to avoid the fluff of social media. The issue with asking for a brutal critique is it implies that the response is brutal. When what they want is just a good critique. We talk about this a little bit in this week’s podcast to help people understand what they’re looking for when they want a real valuable critique.<br /> <br /> One other area that I’ve noticed is really interesting when working with people and critique is around the area of intention. While it is great, we will ask an artist their intention, and in many ways, you can push them to understand their work better if they think about their intention you will not always have the opportunity to work with the artist to get their intention. So, it is essential for you to be able to think about what are some possible intentions the photographer might’ve had if you do not have access to them.<br /> <br /> Finally, in this week’s podcast, we take a look at Mina White and Walter chapels experiencing photographs content. This content is the foundation for the lecture will be given on Thursday and is at the heart of really starting to make the transition from just looking at photographs to creating a deeper meaning. One of the central tenets of this application is that photographs have different buckets or genres that they live in. And because of that, we should have different ways of analyzing and thinking about those photographs. Daniel j Gregory clean 16:37
Ep136 Is repetition bad? https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/ep136-is-repetition-bad/ Mon, 16 Oct 2017 14:36:33 +0000 https://www.danieljgregory.com/?p=26310 https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/ep136-is-repetition-bad/#respond https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/ep136-is-repetition-bad/feed/ 0 <img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="float: left; margin-right: 5px;" srcset="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg 150w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-620x620.jpg 620w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-960x960.jpg 960w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-610x610.jpg 610w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-157x157.jpg 157w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-400x400.jpg 400w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-510x510.jpg 510w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-1080x1080.jpg 1080w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo.jpg 1400w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /><p>At the risk of repeating myself more than once in this podcast, I raise a question about the value of repetition in the photographic process. When we are working creativity is there something in the process that repetition can help with and at the same time can it hinder? As we explore this topic, I think you will quickly discover that much of what can cause problems for us photographically is an over-reliance on repetition.</p> <p>Be it in how we frame and compose to setting up a new portfolio; there is something to be said about the negative impacts of been there and done that. In this week's podcast, we take a look at the places where our photographic process can become stale from repetition and some ideas to help move beyond those often repeated traps.  </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/ep136-is-repetition-bad/">Ep136 Is repetition bad?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com">Daniel j Gregory Fine Art Photography</a>.</p>

At the risk of repeating myself more than once in this podcast, I raise a question about the value of repetition in the photographic process. When we are working creativity is there something in the process that repetition can help with and at the same time can it hinder? As we explore this topic, I think you will quickly discover that much of what can cause problems for us photographically is an over-reliance on repetition.

Be it in how we frame and compose to setting up a new portfolio; there is something to be said about the negative impacts of been there and done that. In this week’s podcast, we take a look at the places where our photographic process can become stale from repetition and some ideas to help move beyond those often repeated traps.

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At the risk of repeating myself more than once in this podcast, I raise a question about the value of repetition in the photographic process. When we are working creativity is there something in the process that repetition can help with and at the same... At the risk of repeating myself more than once in this podcast, I raise a question about the value of repetition in the photographic process. When we are working creativity is there something in the process that repetition can help with and at the same time can it hinder? As we explore this topic, I think you will quickly discover that much of what can cause problems for us photographically is an over-reliance on repetition.<br /> <br /> Be it in how we frame and compose to setting up a new portfolio; there is something to be said about the negative impacts of been there and done that. In this week's podcast, we take a look at the places where our photographic process can become stale from repetition and some ideas to help move beyond those often repeated traps.   Daniel j Gregory clean 13:02
Ep135 Unnecessary questions https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/ep135-uncessary-questions/ Mon, 09 Oct 2017 16:58:05 +0000 https://www.danieljgregory.com/?p=26300 https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/ep135-uncessary-questions/#respond https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/ep135-uncessary-questions/feed/ 0 <img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="float: left; margin-right: 5px;" srcset="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg 150w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-620x620.jpg 620w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-960x960.jpg 960w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-610x610.jpg 610w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-157x157.jpg 157w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-400x400.jpg 400w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-510x510.jpg 510w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-1080x1080.jpg 1080w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo.jpg 1400w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /><p>I am working on a new lecture on visual literacy for later in October. As I was reviewing a number of different aspects of language in photography, I occurred to me that we often phrase questions in our creative practice that can impact our approach to our photographs and photography. </p> <p>As I spent more time thinking about this, I came up with a few phrases that in my opinion could be shifted to cause a difference in your approach to your creative practice.</p> <p>What could I do to make this better? This question leads to a conversation that is more about what someone else might do rather than getting to the real root of what we want to know about an image. When we ask this question, we often know that something is off, but we aren't sure. A more insightful question might be What do you see in this image? What do you feel when you look at this image? What do you think this image is about? All provide more context and boundaries for an answer. <br /> I wonder what would happen if...If you ever think this, you should go ahead and see what happens in your creative practice. It is at the edge of our wonderment of the possibilities do we discover amazing images and photographic ideas.<br /> Is it possible? Much like, I wonder, the notion of possibility is something that shouldn't be dismissed without investigation. The creative life and photography are all about seeing what is possible behind the camera. And, everything is impossible until it is done once. <br /> I'm sorry. There are a lot of reason that people apologize. Sometimes it is warranted, but in our creative practice, we should be unapologetic about our work. We have something to say and have the universal need to say whatever that is to the world. </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/ep135-uncessary-questions/">Ep135 Unnecessary questions</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com">Daniel j Gregory Fine Art Photography</a>.</p>

I am working on a new lecture on visual literacy for later in October. As I was reviewing a number of different aspects of language in photography, I occurred to me that we often phrase questions in our creative practice that can impact our approach to our photographs and photography.

As I spent more time thinking about this, I came up with a few phrases that in my opinion could be shifted to cause a difference in your approach to your creative practice.

  1. What could I do to make this better? This question leads to a conversation that is more about what someone else might do rather than getting to the real root of what we want to know about an image. When we ask this question, we often know that something is off, but we aren’t sure. A more insightful question might be What do you see in this image? What do you feel when you look at this image? What do you think this image is about? All provide more context and boundaries for an answer.
  2. I wonder what would happen if…If you ever think this, you should go ahead and see what happens in your creative practice. It is at the edge of our wonderment of the possibilities do we discover amazing images and photographic ideas.
  3. Is it possible? Much like, I wonder, the notion of possibility is something that shouldn’t be dismissed without investigation. The creative life and photography are all about seeing what is possible behind the camera. And, everything is impossible until it is done once.
  4. I’m sorry. There are a lot of reason that people apologize. Sometimes it is warranted, but in our creative practice, we should be unapologetic about our work. We have something to say and have the universal need to say whatever that is to the world.

 

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I am working on a new lecture on visual literacy for later in October. As I was reviewing a number of different aspects of language in photography, I occurred to me that we often phrase questions in our creative practice that can impact our approach to... I am working on a new lecture on visual literacy for later in October. As I was reviewing a number of different aspects of language in photography, I occurred to me that we often phrase questions in our creative practice that can impact our approach to our photographs and photography. <br /> <br /> As I spent more time thinking about this, I came up with a few phrases that in my opinion could be shifted to cause a difference in your approach to your creative practice.<br /> <br /> What could I do to make this better? This question leads to a conversation that is more about what someone else might do rather than getting to the real root of what we want to know about an image. When we ask this question, we often know that something is off, but we aren't sure. A more insightful question might be What do you see in this image? What do you feel when you look at this image? What do you think this image is about? All provide more context and boundaries for an answer. <br /> I wonder what would happen if...If you ever think this, you should go ahead and see what happens in your creative practice. It is at the edge of our wonderment of the possibilities do we discover amazing images and photographic ideas.<br /> Is it possible? Much like, I wonder, the notion of possibility is something that shouldn't be dismissed without investigation. The creative life and photography are all about seeing what is possible behind the camera. And, everything is impossible until it is done once. <br /> I'm sorry. There are a lot of reason that people apologize. Sometimes it is warranted, but in our creative practice, we should be unapologetic about our work. We have something to say and have the universal need to say whatever that is to the world.  Daniel j Gregory clean 13:13
Ep134 Schrödinger’s cat and photography https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-134-schrodinger-cat-and-photography/ Mon, 02 Oct 2017 16:48:51 +0000 https://www.danieljgregory.com/?p=26297 https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-134-schrodinger-cat-and-photography/#respond https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-134-schrodinger-cat-and-photography/feed/ 0 <img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="float: left; margin-right: 5px;" srcset="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg 150w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-620x620.jpg 620w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-960x960.jpg 960w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-610x610.jpg 610w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-157x157.jpg 157w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-400x400.jpg 400w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-510x510.jpg 510w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-1080x1080.jpg 1080w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo.jpg 1400w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /><p>I am a huge science junkie, but I have never been able to handle the math necessary to make it something more than an interest. I love to read all the books that explain the science but remove the math. Books like Godel, Escher and Bach, The Elegant Universe and other have always fascinated and inspired me. </p> <p>One of my favorite stories is about Schrödinger's cat. Erwin Schrödinger explains the nature of a quantum superposition with a cat. You place a cat, a vile of poison, and a radioactive element into a box and close the lid. In the box is a hammer and Geiger counter. If the Geiger counter detects a single radioactive decayed atom, it drops the hammer to release the poison which kills the cat. The superposition is that until we open the box, we don't know if the cast is dead or alive, so it is both. Once we observe the cat, the superposition collapses, and the state of the cat is now the reality. </p> <p>I got to thinking about how much of our photography and creative practice is based on the duality of our work, our response to our work and the very nature of photography are a lot like Schrödinger's cat. Much of what we struggle with in our photography are things that exist in two or more states and only until we actually commit to the work, practice and understanding do they become clear and actionable. </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-134-schrodinger-cat-and-photography/">Ep134 Schrödinger’s cat and photography</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com">Daniel j Gregory Fine Art Photography</a>.</p>

I am a huge science junkie, but I have never been able to handle the math necessary to make it something more than an interest. I love to read all the books that explain the science but remove the math. Books like Godel, Escher and Bach, The Elegant Universe and other have always fascinated and inspired me.

One of my favorite stories is about Schrödinger’s cat. Erwin Schrödinger explains the nature of a quantum superposition with a cat. You place a cat, a vile of poison, and a radioactive element into a box and close the lid. In the box is a hammer and Geiger counter. If the Geiger counter detects a single radioactive decayed atom, it drops the hammer to release the poison which kills the cat. The superposition is that until we open the box, we don’t know if the cast is dead or alive, so it is both. Once we observe the cat, the superposition collapses, and the state of the cat is now the reality.

I got to thinking about how much of our photography and creative practice is based on the duality of our work, our response to our work and the very nature of photography are a lot like Schrödinger’s cat. Much of what we struggle with in our photography are things that exist in two or more states and only until we actually commit to the work, practice and understanding do they become clear and actionable.

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I am a huge science junkie, but I have never been able to handle the math necessary to make it something more than an interest. I love to read all the books that explain the science but remove the math. Books like Godel, Escher and Bach, I am a huge science junkie, but I have never been able to handle the math necessary to make it something more than an interest. I love to read all the books that explain the science but remove the math. Books like Godel, Escher and Bach, The Elegant Universe and other have always fascinated and inspired me. <br /> <br /> One of my favorite stories is about Schrödinger's cat. Erwin Schrödinger explains the nature of a quantum superposition with a cat. You place a cat, a vile of poison, and a radioactive element into a box and close the lid. In the box is a hammer and Geiger counter. If the Geiger counter detects a single radioactive decayed atom, it drops the hammer to release the poison which kills the cat. The superposition is that until we open the box, we don't know if the cast is dead or alive, so it is both. Once we observe the cat, the superposition collapses, and the state of the cat is now the reality. <br /> <br /> I got to thinking about how much of our photography and creative practice is based on the duality of our work, our response to our work and the very nature of photography are a lot like Schrödinger's cat. Much of what we struggle with in our photography are things that exist in two or more states and only until we actually commit to the work, practice and understanding do they become clear and actionable.  Daniel j Gregory clean 11:40
Episode 133 Five simple habits to improve your photography https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-133-five-simple-habits-to-improve-your-photography/ Mon, 25 Sep 2017 17:00:55 +0000 https://www.danieljgregory.com/?p=26295 https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-133-five-simple-habits-to-improve-your-photography/#respond https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-133-five-simple-habits-to-improve-your-photography/feed/ 0 <img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="float: left; margin-right: 5px;" srcset="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg 150w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-620x620.jpg 620w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-960x960.jpg 960w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-610x610.jpg 610w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-157x157.jpg 157w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-400x400.jpg 400w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-510x510.jpg 510w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-1080x1080.jpg 1080w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo.jpg 1400w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /><p>I was recently having a conversation with a good friend, who also listens to the podcast. He said that he has heard me say over and over again that printing makes a shift in your work as a photographer. But, he wanted to know what other things might I recommend to someone who is feeling a little stuck in their process. Are there other things that can make dramatic shifts in our photographic practice?</p> <p>So in honor of the David Letterman Top 10 list, here are my current five habits that I think every photograph could use to take their work up a notch. </p> <p>Always carry a pen a paper. It is hard to know when that next great idea will strike. You want to make sure that you can always capture the idea.<br /> Add one minute. All it takes to make a difference is to take one additional minute on any photographic or creative task to see what happens. Stay one minute longer on a landscape shoot. Spend one more minute working with a model. Take one more minute and clean the studio for the next day's shoot. You will be surprised what one minute can do.<br /> Build your visual library. The more photographs you have to look at, the more you will know about how to make great photographs.<br /> Have heart and integrity in your work. No one ever got to meaningful work by creating work that didn't matter. You have to find your message and your voice. Then no matter what anyone tells you, you listen. The most important photographs are the ones that come from integrity and heart.<br /> Eliminate distractions. Take 30 minutes and leave all the distractions behind. Find out what no phone, no book, and no distraction does to open your mind to seeing and hearing the world around you. Then take that principle into your images and photography. Eliminate all those distractions in an image. See what the most basic ideas and concepts look like when you peel back all the layers. Simple Simple Simple. </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-133-five-simple-habits-to-improve-your-photography/">Episode 133 Five simple habits to improve your photography</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com">Daniel j Gregory Fine Art Photography</a>.</p>

I was recently having a conversation with a good friend, who also listens to the podcast. He said that he has heard me say over and over again that printing makes a shift in your work as a photographer. But, he wanted to know what other things might I recommend to someone who is feeling a little stuck in their process. Are there other things that can make dramatic shifts in our photographic practice?

So in honor of the David Letterman Top 10 list, here are my current five habits that I think every photograph could use to take their work up a notch.

  1. Always carry a pen a paper. It is hard to know when that next great idea will strike. You want to make sure that you can always capture the idea.
  2. Add one minute. All it takes to make a difference is to take one additional minute on any photographic or creative task to see what happens. Stay one minute longer on a landscape shoot. Spend one more minute working with a model. Take one more minute and clean the studio for the next day’s shoot. You will be surprised what one minute can do.
  3. Build your visual library. The more photographs you have to look at, the more you will know about how to make great photographs.
  4. Have heart and integrity in your work. No one ever got to meaningful work by creating work that didn’t matter. You have to find your message and your voice. Then no matter what anyone tells you, you listen. The most important photographs are the ones that come from integrity and heart.
  5. Eliminate distractions. Take 30 minutes and leave all the distractions behind. Find out what no phone, no book, and no distraction does to open your mind to seeing and hearing the world around you. Then take that principle into your images and photography. Eliminate all those distractions in an image. See what the most basic ideas and concepts look like when you peel back all the layers. Simple Simple Simple.

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I was recently having a conversation with a good friend, who also listens to the podcast. He said that he has heard me say over and over again that printing makes a shift in your work as a photographer. But, I was recently having a conversation with a good friend, who also listens to the podcast. He said that he has heard me say over and over again that printing makes a shift in your work as a photographer. But, he wanted to know what other things might I recommend to someone who is feeling a little stuck in their process. Are there other things that can make dramatic shifts in our photographic practice?<br /> <br /> So in honor of the David Letterman Top 10 list, here are my current five habits that I think every photograph could use to take their work up a notch. <br /> <br /> Always carry a pen a paper. It is hard to know when that next great idea will strike. You want to make sure that you can always capture the idea.<br /> Add one minute. All it takes to make a difference is to take one additional minute on any photographic or creative task to see what happens. Stay one minute longer on a landscape shoot. Spend one more minute working with a model. Take one more minute and clean the studio for the next day's shoot. You will be surprised what one minute can do.<br /> Build your visual library. The more photographs you have to look at, the more you will know about how to make great photographs.<br /> Have heart and integrity in your work. No one ever got to meaningful work by creating work that didn't matter. You have to find your message and your voice. Then no matter what anyone tells you, you listen. The most important photographs are the ones that come from integrity and heart.<br /> Eliminate distractions. Take 30 minutes and leave all the distractions behind. Find out what no phone, no book, and no distraction does to open your mind to seeing and hearing the world around you. Then take that principle into your images and photography. Eliminate all those distractions in an image. See what the most basic ideas and concepts look like when you peel back all the layers. Simple Simple Simple.  Daniel j Gregory clean 14:02
Episode 132 Changing seasons and the value of the printing process https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-132-changing-seasons-and-the-printing-process/ Mon, 18 Sep 2017 18:06:30 +0000 https://www.danieljgregory.com/?p=26292 https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-132-changing-seasons-and-the-printing-process/#respond https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-132-changing-seasons-and-the-printing-process/feed/ 0 <img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="float: left; margin-right: 5px;" srcset="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg 150w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-620x620.jpg 620w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-960x960.jpg 960w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-610x610.jpg 610w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-157x157.jpg 157w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-400x400.jpg 400w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-510x510.jpg 510w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-1080x1080.jpg 1080w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo.jpg 1400w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /><p>In this week's podcast, the changing of the seasons from summer to fall has me thinking about how the change of seasons causes a shift in my photographic practice. As I looked back at my photographic process, I have learned that the limited light and gray of the Pacific Northwest has me hole up in the darkroom in the winter more than I spend time out shooting. Recognizing this, I have shifted what I do in the summer and fall to be better prepared to take advantage of the darker days of winter. After some R&D this summer, I am ready to really focus on printing a number of projects this winter. </p> <p>In anticipation of printing this winter also lead me to think about how printing my images can help me think more and more about the indented audience, printing substrates and the final look and feel of a project.  </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-132-changing-seasons-and-the-printing-process/">Episode 132 Changing seasons and the value of the printing process</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com">Daniel j Gregory Fine Art Photography</a>.</p>

In this week’s podcast, the changing of the seasons from summer to fall has me thinking about how the change of seasons causes a shift in my photographic practice. As I looked back at my photographic process, I have learned that the limited light and gray of the Pacific Northwest has me hole up in the darkroom in the winter more than I spend time out shooting. Recognizing this, I have shifted what I do in the summer and fall to be better prepared to take advantage of the darker days of winter. After some R&D this summer, I am ready to really focus on printing a number of projects this winter.

In anticipation of printing this winter also lead me to think about how printing my images can help me think more and more about the indented audience, printing substrates and the final look and feel of a project.

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In this week's podcast, the changing of the seasons from summer to fall has me thinking about how the change of seasons causes a shift in my photographic practice. As I looked back at my photographic process, In this week's podcast, the changing of the seasons from summer to fall has me thinking about how the change of seasons causes a shift in my photographic practice. As I looked back at my photographic process, I have learned that the limited light and gray of the Pacific Northwest has me hole up in the darkroom in the winter more than I spend time out shooting. Recognizing this, I have shifted what I do in the summer and fall to be better prepared to take advantage of the darker days of winter. After some R&D this summer, I am ready to really focus on printing a number of projects this winter. <br /> <br /> In anticipation of printing this winter also lead me to think about how printing my images can help me think more and more about the indented audience, printing substrates and the final look and feel of a project.   Daniel j Gregory clean 11:55
Episode 131 Fraud in the creative practice https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-131-fraud-in-the-creative-practice/ Mon, 11 Sep 2017 15:34:35 +0000 https://www.danieljgregory.com/?p=26289 https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-131-fraud-in-the-creative-practice/#respond https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-131-fraud-in-the-creative-practice/feed/ 0 <img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="float: left; margin-right: 5px;" srcset="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg 150w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-620x620.jpg 620w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-960x960.jpg 960w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-610x610.jpg 610w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-157x157.jpg 157w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-400x400.jpg 400w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-510x510.jpg 510w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-1080x1080.jpg 1080w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo.jpg 1400w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /><p>In this week's podcast, I got interested in looking at how fraud can rear its ugly head in our creative practice. I was researching something else, and I wanted to see the exact definition of the word fraud. When I looked the word up, I found the following:</p> <p>" a person or thing intended to deceive others, typically by unjustifiably claiming or being credited with accomplishments or qualities."</p> <p>As I read the definition, I realize there are times when I have ascribed the word fraud to my photography and creative practice. I noticed this when I had to relearn some of the things I knew I had already learned in Photoshop. Did the fact that I had forgotten and had to look it up mean that I was a fraud? Did the fact that I thought I already knew the skill but in but couldn't make me a fraud? If someone had asked if I knew how to do that in Photoshop and I said yes make me a fraud? I used to know it. Is forgetting something make me a fraud? I had to find a way to process those questions. </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-131-fraud-in-the-creative-practice/">Episode 131 Fraud in the creative practice</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com">Daniel j Gregory Fine Art Photography</a>.</p>

In this week’s podcast, I got interested in looking at how fraud can rear its ugly head in our creative practice. I was researching something else, and I wanted to see the exact definition of the word fraud. When I looked the word up, I found the following:

” a person or thing intended to deceive others, typically by unjustifiably claiming or being credited with accomplishments or qualities.”

As I read the definition, I realize there are times when I have ascribed the word fraud to my photography and creative practice. I noticed this when I had to relearn some of the things I knew I had already learned in Photoshop. Did the fact that I had forgotten and had to look it up mean that I was a fraud? Did the fact that I thought I already knew the skill but in but couldn’t make me a fraud? If someone had asked if I knew how to do that in Photoshop and I said yes make me a fraud? I used to know it. Is forgetting something make me a fraud? I had to find a way to process those questions.

The voice is telling me that I am a fraud, in this case, was my own. I realized that the intention this to deceive that is required by fraud was my ego getting in the way of my creative practice. I began to wonder does this also impact other parts of my creative process? I began to wonder does this also affect other people in their creative process?

Thinking about what this all means, I realized that our creative process requires us on some level to make an unjustifiable claim of what we can or can’t do. It is our willingness to step out on that ledge that drives our creative process and practice. In the face of being told no that’s not possible do we succeed as a creative person? So being creative and trying things out even when we don’t know what we can and can’t do doesn’t mean we are a fraud. As long as we don’t take credit for the accomplishments of others, the nature of fraud is something different in the creative practice.

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In this week's podcast, I got interested in looking at how fraud can rear its ugly head in our creative practice. I was researching something else, and I wanted to see the exact definition of the word fraud. When I looked the word up, In this week's podcast, I got interested in looking at how fraud can rear its ugly head in our creative practice. I was researching something else, and I wanted to see the exact definition of the word fraud. When I looked the word up, I found the following:<br /> <br /> " a person or thing intended to deceive others, typically by unjustifiably claiming or being credited with accomplishments or qualities."<br /> <br /> As I read the definition, I realize there are times when I have ascribed the word fraud to my photography and creative practice. I noticed this when I had to relearn some of the things I knew I had already learned in Photoshop. Did the fact that I had forgotten and had to look it up mean that I was a fraud? Did the fact that I thought I already knew the skill but in but couldn't make me a fraud? If someone had asked if I knew how to do that in Photoshop and I said yes make me a fraud? I used to know it. Is forgetting something make me a fraud? I had to find a way to process those questions. Daniel j Gregory clean 13:22
Episode 130 Yearly physical for your creative process https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-130-yearly-physical-for-your-creative-process/ Mon, 04 Sep 2017 18:10:56 +0000 https://www.danieljgregory.com/?p=26285 https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-130-yearly-physical-for-your-creative-process/#respond https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-130-yearly-physical-for-your-creative-process/feed/ 0 <img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="float: left; margin-right: 5px;" srcset="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg 150w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-620x620.jpg 620w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-960x960.jpg 960w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-610x610.jpg 610w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-157x157.jpg 157w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-400x400.jpg 400w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-510x510.jpg 510w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-1080x1080.jpg 1080w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo.jpg 1400w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /><p>It's about time for my yearly physical with my doctor, and it got me thinking about some of the test results you get back during your appointment. One of the things that I find interesting is that they have a standard set of bloodwork they do year-over-year. By doing the same basic test year-over-year, they have something to compare and benchmark how well we're doing with our health. They are also able to use these test to help identify potential problems that may come up in the future.</p> <p>I was wondering if we could do something similar with our creative practice or with our photography. Is there a set of test we could come up with that would tell us our overall health as a relates to our creative practice and our photography?</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-130-yearly-physical-for-your-creative-process/">Episode 130 Yearly physical for your creative process</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com">Daniel j Gregory Fine Art Photography</a>.</p>

It’s about time for my yearly physical with my doctor, and it got me thinking about some of the test results you get back during your appointment. One of the things that I find interesting is that they have a standard set of bloodwork they do year-over-year. By doing the same basic test year-over-year, they have something to compare and benchmark how well we’re doing with our health. They are also able to use these test to help identify potential problems that may come up in the future.

I was wondering if we could do something similar with our creative practice or with our photography. Is there a set of test we could come up with that would tell us our overall health as a relates to our creative practice and our photography? Just like with the medical test, I think having a range of what would be acceptable creative behavior would be valuable. I also believe it’s important to divide up the type of test results were looking at into a couple of large buckets. In my case, I started to look at behind the camera, postproduction and printing, and critique.

I am hoping that by having the same set of criteria that I can look back and judge my creative practice with month over month and year over year, I can start to identify some trends that may or may not improve my practice. I also hope they can assist in determining some deficiencies before they become significant problems in my creative practice. Areas that I’ve been ignoring or haven’t had any real training that might make me better as a photographer or creative individual.

I encourage you to come up with your own set of criteria and range of numbers so that you can figure out what works and doesn’t work for you and your creative practice. If the process is at all like mine, the exercise alone will be insightful into what is working and not working with your creativity.

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It's about time for my yearly physical with my doctor, and it got me thinking about some of the test results you get back during your appointment. One of the things that I find interesting is that they have a standard set of bloodwork they do year-over... It's about time for my yearly physical with my doctor, and it got me thinking about some of the test results you get back during your appointment. One of the things that I find interesting is that they have a standard set of bloodwork they do year-over-year. By doing the same basic test year-over-year, they have something to compare and benchmark how well we're doing with our health. They are also able to use these test to help identify potential problems that may come up in the future.<br /> <br /> I was wondering if we could do something similar with our creative practice or with our photography. Is there a set of test we could come up with that would tell us our overall health as a relates to our creative practice and our photography? Daniel j Gregory clean 12:09
Episode 129 Smartphones verse the value of time and space in a creative practice https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-129-smartphones-verse-the-value-of-time-and-space-in-a-creative-practice/ Mon, 28 Aug 2017 16:54:37 +0000 https://www.danieljgregory.com/?p=26280 https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-129-smartphones-verse-the-value-of-time-and-space-in-a-creative-practice/#respond https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-129-smartphones-verse-the-value-of-time-and-space-in-a-creative-practice/feed/ 0 <img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="float: left; margin-right: 5px;" srcset="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg 150w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-620x620.jpg 620w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-960x960.jpg 960w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-610x610.jpg 610w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-157x157.jpg 157w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-400x400.jpg 400w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-510x510.jpg 510w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-1080x1080.jpg 1080w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo.jpg 1400w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /><p>In this week's podcast, we take a look at the impact of not allowing ourselves to have any alone time with our thoughts or moments of silence by filling that time with our smartphones. I believe part of the creative practice is allowing yourself to have moments with your thoughts and observations. However, recently I noticed that when I have a spare 30 seconds to a few minutes, I reach into my pocket and grab my phone. Most of the time, I don't even know I did it. This action has become an involuntary response. I spent that time looking at social media, playing a game, or just randomly checking out various apps on my phone rather than observing, thinking and reacting to my creative ideas. </p> <p>As I caught myself doing this recently, I began to wonder how much is that impacting my creativity and photographic process. A significant part of the photographic process is observation and being present and observing things in the world. I began to wonder, is my smart phone causing my creative muscles to atrophy.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-129-smartphones-verse-the-value-of-time-and-space-in-a-creative-practice/">Episode 129 Smartphones verse the value of time and space in a creative practice</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com">Daniel j Gregory Fine Art Photography</a>.</p>

In this week’s podcast, we take a look at the impact of not allowing ourselves to have any alone time with our thoughts or moments of silence by filling that time with our smartphones. I believe part of the creative practice is allowing yourself to have moments with your thoughts and observations. However, recently I noticed that when I have a spare 30 seconds to a few minutes, I reach into my pocket and grab my phone. Most of the time, I don’t even know I did it. This action has become an involuntary response. I spent that time looking at social media, playing a game, or just randomly checking out various apps on my phone rather than observing, thinking and reacting to my creative ideas.

As I caught myself doing this recently, I began to wonder how much is that impacting my creativity and photographic process. A significant part of the photographic process is observation and being present and observing things in the world. I began to wonder, is my smart phone causing my creative muscles to atrophy.

Creativity, like any muscle, needs to be exercised on a regular basis. Had I inadvertently started to use my smart phone like a candy bar or a doughnut providing little value to my creativity muscles? As I began to pay attention over the next several days, I realize that I grab my phone without even realizing it to fill small little moments of my day. I started to wonder if I filled those days was something that moved and pushed my creativity and my creative muscles would I be better off. I’ve learned that in a lot of ways an unconscious use of my phone I do believe is leading to a detriment to my creativity. I would encourage you to try the same exercise that I did and see how many times a day you grab your phone how long that last and whether or not it made a significant difference in your creative or personal life. If you are at all like me, you may find that you do it more out of habit, and the bad habit at that, then getting anything of significance out of it.

 

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In this week's podcast, we take a look at the impact of not allowing ourselves to have any alone time with our thoughts or moments of silence by filling that time with our smartphones. I believe part of the creative practice is allowing yourself to hav... In this week's podcast, we take a look at the impact of not allowing ourselves to have any alone time with our thoughts or moments of silence by filling that time with our smartphones. I believe part of the creative practice is allowing yourself to have moments with your thoughts and observations. However, recently I noticed that when I have a spare 30 seconds to a few minutes, I reach into my pocket and grab my phone. Most of the time, I don't even know I did it. This action has become an involuntary response. I spent that time looking at social media, playing a game, or just randomly checking out various apps on my phone rather than observing, thinking and reacting to my creative ideas. <br /> <br /> As I caught myself doing this recently, I began to wonder how much is that impacting my creativity and photographic process. A significant part of the photographic process is observation and being present and observing things in the world. I began to wonder, is my smart phone causing my creative muscles to atrophy. Daniel j Gregory clean 11:54
Episode 128 Passive aggressiveness in our creativity https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-128-passive-aggressiveness-in-our-creativity/ Mon, 21 Aug 2017 15:18:45 +0000 https://www.danieljgregory.com/?p=26276 https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-128-passive-aggressiveness-in-our-creativity/#respond https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-128-passive-aggressiveness-in-our-creativity/feed/ 0 <img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="float: left; margin-right: 5px;" srcset="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg 150w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-620x620.jpg 620w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-960x960.jpg 960w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-610x610.jpg 610w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-157x157.jpg 157w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-400x400.jpg 400w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-510x510.jpg 510w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-1080x1080.jpg 1080w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo.jpg 1400w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /><p>A recent trip to a big-box retailer taught me something interesting about my creative process. We were standing in line, and due to a product display blocking peoples view from two different directions, the line was having to merge similar to an on-ramp at a freeway. At one point, a couple ended up cutting us off. However, they felt they were in the right spot for the line. Rather than have a conversation about what was going on, they passive-aggressively turned their backs towards the rest of us in line and had a conversation about how rude it was for people to get in their way. They continue to push on other people's carts and make sure that everybody knew that they were next in line. What struck me as odd, was that they did not take the time actually to have a conversation with anyone. They chose to avoid the conversation rather than work to resolve any issues they may be feeling towards the rest of us.</p> <p>This event made me think a lot about my creative process. I believe there are times in my process that I also become passive aggressive with what I'm doing or how I'm reacting to work. And just like the couple at the store, I frequently will avoid the conversation and rather stew in my own stories and issues around what's going on. I think this is very detrimental to my overall crazy process and likely detrimental to a lot of people's creative process.</p> <p>Creativity is all about dealing with the unknown and uncertainty. And just like in the store sometimes lines will merge things will appear in front of us, and we have to determine how organ respond to those in a way that's going to make us more creative and more engaged with our work. In this week's podcast, we examine some of the roles and ideas of this passive-aggressive behavior can have towards our understanding of creativity in our creative process.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-128-passive-aggressiveness-in-our-creativity/">Episode 128 Passive aggressiveness in our creativity</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com">Daniel j Gregory Fine Art Photography</a>.</p>

 

I have a couple of announcements to start this week’s podcast. Next week is Film Week at CreativeLive. Join me on the August 2st through the 24th. I am super excited to be one of the instructors. I will be teaching a black-and-white film class on August 22, and I will be teaching a large-format photography class on August 24. I hope you can attend both sessions. You can find out more at the creative live website.

A recent trip to a big-box retailer taught me something interesting about my creative process. We were standing in line, and due to a product display blocking peoples view from two different directions, the line was having to merge similar to an on-ramp at a freeway. At one point, a couple ended up cutting us off. However, they felt they were in the right spot for the line. Rather than have a conversation about what was going on, they passive-aggressively turned their backs towards the rest of us in line and had a conversation about how rude it was for people to get in their way. They continue to push on other people’s carts and make sure that everybody knew that they were next in line. What struck me as odd, was that they did not take the time actually to have a conversation with anyone. They chose to avoid the conversation rather than work to resolve any issues they may be feeling towards the rest of us.

This event made me think a lot about my creative process. I believe there are times in my process that I also become passive aggressive with what I’m doing or how I’m reacting to work. And just like the couple at the store, I frequently will avoid the conversation and rather stew in my own stories and issues around what’s going on. I think this is very detrimental to my overall crazy process and likely detrimental to a lot of people’s creative process.

Creativity is all about dealing with the unknown and uncertainty. And just like in the store sometimes lines will merge things will appear in front of us, and we have to determine how organ respond to those in a way that’s going to make us more creative and more engaged with our work. In this week’s podcast, we examine some of the roles and ideas of this passive-aggressive behavior can have towards our understanding of creativity in our creative process.

 

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A recent trip to a big-box retailer taught me something interesting about my creative process. We were standing in line, and due to a product display blocking peoples view from two different directions, the line was having to merge similar to an on-ram... A recent trip to a big-box retailer taught me something interesting about my creative process. We were standing in line, and due to a product display blocking peoples view from two different directions, the line was having to merge similar to an on-ramp at a freeway. At one point, a couple ended up cutting us off. However, they felt they were in the right spot for the line. Rather than have a conversation about what was going on, they passive-aggressively turned their backs towards the rest of us in line and had a conversation about how rude it was for people to get in their way. They continue to push on other people's carts and make sure that everybody knew that they were next in line. What struck me as odd, was that they did not take the time actually to have a conversation with anyone. They chose to avoid the conversation rather than work to resolve any issues they may be feeling towards the rest of us.<br /> <br /> This event made me think a lot about my creative process. I believe there are times in my process that I also become passive aggressive with what I'm doing or how I'm reacting to work. And just like the couple at the store, I frequently will avoid the conversation and rather stew in my own stories and issues around what's going on. I think this is very detrimental to my overall crazy process and likely detrimental to a lot of people's creative process.<br /> <br /> Creativity is all about dealing with the unknown and uncertainty. And just like in the store sometimes lines will merge things will appear in front of us, and we have to determine how organ respond to those in a way that's going to make us more creative and more engaged with our work. In this week's podcast, we examine some of the roles and ideas of this passive-aggressive behavior can have towards our understanding of creativity in our creative process. Daniel j Gregory clean 11:56
Episode 127 Scaling the wall https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-127-scaling-the-wall/ Mon, 14 Aug 2017 13:32:04 +0000 https://www.danieljgregory.com/?p=26273 https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-127-scaling-the-wall/#respond https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-127-scaling-the-wall/feed/ 0 <img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="float: left; margin-right: 5px;" srcset="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg 150w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-620x620.jpg 620w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-960x960.jpg 960w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-610x610.jpg 610w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-157x157.jpg 157w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-400x400.jpg 400w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-510x510.jpg 510w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-1080x1080.jpg 1080w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo.jpg 1400w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /><p>As we work our creative process we often time find ourselves stuck hitting the wall creatively. This week I was inspired by a Susan Sontag quote on the impact of making photographs of meaning and being so caught up in the act that we miss what is happening around us. Many times, in my work, I find myself struggling to find a way to get around my process behind the camera.</p> <p>By understanding what can cause us to get stuck, we can hopefully find a way to scale the wall or find a way around it so that we can return to our natural creative state.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-127-scaling-the-wall/">Episode 127 Scaling the wall</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com">Daniel j Gregory Fine Art Photography</a>.</p>

 

I have a couple of announcements to start this week’s podcast. Next week is Film Week at CreativeLive. Join me on the August 2st through the 24th. I am super excited to be one of the instructors. I will be teaching a black-and-white film class on August 22, and I will be teaching a large-format photography class on August 24. I hope you can attend both sessions. You can find out more at the creative live website.

As we work our creative process we often time find ourselves stuck hitting the wall creatively. This week I was inspired by a Susan Sontag quote on the impact of making photographs of meaning and being so caught up in the act that we miss what is happening around us. Many times, in my work, I find myself struggling to find a way to get around my process behind the camera.

By understanding what can cause us to get stuck, we can hopefully find a way to scale the wall or find a way around it so that we can return to our natural creative state.

I also mentioned in the podcast that I was on the RGGEDU podcast a few months ago. They have released Season 3 of their podcasts, and I am featured in episode 28. In that podcast, we talk all things printing and the history of photography. You can get the entire season or my podcast here.

 

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As we work our creative process we often time find ourselves stuck hitting the wall creatively. This week I was inspired by a Susan Sontag quote on the impact of making photographs of meaning and being so caught up in the act that we miss what is happe... As we work our creative process we often time find ourselves stuck hitting the wall creatively. This week I was inspired by a Susan Sontag quote on the impact of making photographs of meaning and being so caught up in the act that we miss what is happening around us. Many times, in my work, I find myself struggling to find a way to get around my process behind the camera.<br /> <br /> By understanding what can cause us to get stuck, we can hopefully find a way to scale the wall or find a way around it so that we can return to our natural creative state. Daniel j Gregory clean 12:50
Episode 126: New classes on Creative Live classes and discussing creative assumptions https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/new-classes-creative-live-classes-and-discussing-creative-assumptions/ Mon, 07 Aug 2017 21:54:07 +0000 https://www.danieljgregory.com/?p=26271 https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/new-classes-creative-live-classes-and-discussing-creative-assumptions/#respond https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/new-classes-creative-live-classes-and-discussing-creative-assumptions/feed/ 0 <img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="float: left; margin-right: 5px;" srcset="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg 150w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-620x620.jpg 620w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-960x960.jpg 960w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-610x610.jpg 610w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-157x157.jpg 157w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-400x400.jpg 400w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-510x510.jpg 510w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-1080x1080.jpg 1080w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo.jpg 1400w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /><p> I have a couple of announcements to start this week's podcast. The week of August 21 through the 24th this film week at creative live. I am really excited to be one of the instructors. I will be teaching a black-and-white film class on August 22, and I will be teaching a large-format photography class on August 24. I hope you can attend both sessions. You can find out more at the creative live website.</p> <p> I will also be speaking at the Northwest counsel for camera clubs the weekend of November 11. At their convention a be teaching two sessions on light room. One on the development module and then one on how to organize using collections and various tools in the library module.</p> <p> The main subject for this week's podcast is creating assumptions. I have found my own creative practice that many times I make assumptions they end up costing me time, energy, and enthusiasm. while I think some assumptions are great. Such is the assumption that muscle memory will come back and help us what we need it most. Things like riding a bike or using our studio lights are examples of how muscle memory can quickly come back and allow us to perform a difficult task.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/new-classes-creative-live-classes-and-discussing-creative-assumptions/">Episode 126: New classes on Creative Live classes and discussing creative assumptions</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com">Daniel j Gregory Fine Art Photography</a>.</p>

I have a couple of announcements to start this week’s podcast. The week of August 21 through the 24th this film week at Creative Live. I am super excited to be one of the instructors. I will be teaching a black-and-white film class on August 22, and I will be teaching a large-format photography class on August 24. I hope you can attend both sessions. You can find out more at the creative live website.

I will also be speaking at the Northwest counsel for camera clubs the weekend of November 11. At their convention, I will be teaching two sessions on Lightroom. One on the development module. The second class I am teaching is about how to use various tools in the Library module to stay organized.

The main subject for this week’s podcast is creating assumptions. I have found my creative practice that many times I make assumptions they end up costing me time, energy, and enthusiasm. While I think some assumptions are good, such is the assumption that muscle memory can be used to help us with a task we haven’t done in a while like riding a bike or using our studio lights. A lot of times, assumptions can bite us in the butt.

We make assumptions about what we can or can’t do, or we make assumptions that just because something is happening that it is somehow bad or something’s going to go wrong. I have learned my creative practice that is best just to get the assumptions written down and out of the way so that you can then focus on the task at hand and create amazing work.

If you find yourself being lost or struggling with your creative process, I encourage you to write down your assumptions and see if you can challenge those assumptions in a significant and meaningful way without having them just spin up a bunch of anxiety in your thinking. I think once you find that stress of the assumption out of the way, you will be able to create some amazing photographs.

 

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I have a couple of announcements to start this week's podcast. The week of August 21 through the 24th this film week at creative live. I am really excited to be one of the instructors. I will be teaching a black-and-white film class on August 22, I have a couple of announcements to start this week's podcast. The week of August 21 through the 24th this film week at creative live. I am really excited to be one of the instructors. I will be teaching a black-and-white film class on August 22, and I will be teaching a large-format photography class on August 24. I hope you can attend both sessions. You can find out more at the creative live website.<br /> <br /> I will also be speaking at the Northwest counsel for camera clubs the weekend of November 11. At their convention a be teaching two sessions on light room. One on the development module and then one on how to organize using collections and various tools in the library module.<br /> <br /> The main subject for this week's podcast is creating assumptions. I have found my own creative practice that many times I make assumptions they end up costing me time, energy, and enthusiasm. while I think some assumptions are great. Such is the assumption that muscle memory will come back and help us what we need it most. Things like riding a bike or using our studio lights are examples of how muscle memory can quickly come back and allow us to perform a difficult task. Daniel j Gregory clean 12:27
Episode 125: Fake news, click bait and photography https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-125-fake-news-clickbait-and-photography/ Mon, 31 Jul 2017 17:57:30 +0000 https://www.danieljgregory.com/?p=26254 https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-125-fake-news-clickbait-and-photography/#respond https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-125-fake-news-clickbait-and-photography/feed/ 0 <img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="float: left; margin-right: 5px;" srcset="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg 150w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-620x620.jpg 620w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-960x960.jpg 960w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-610x610.jpg 610w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-157x157.jpg 157w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-400x400.jpg 400w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-510x510.jpg 510w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-1080x1080.jpg 1080w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo.jpg 1400w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /><p>When I was growing up, and you heard something that sounded strange our weird, you had to either blindly accept it, research it at the library or test it yourself. As those stories passed from person-to-person, we eventually learned that the urban legend was something that some of us just accepted and other would challenge. The urban legend has grown up and now become clickbait and fake news. And, by fake news, I mean information that has no backing, factuality or research behind it.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-125-fake-news-clickbait-and-photography/">Episode 125: Fake news, click bait and photography</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com">Daniel j Gregory Fine Art Photography</a>.</p>

When I was growing up, and you heard something that sounded strange our weird, you had to either blindly accept it, research it at the library or test it yourself. As those stories passed from person-to-person, we eventually learned that the urban legend was something that some of us just accepted and other would challenge. The urban legend has grown up and now become clickbait and fake news. And, by fake news, I mean information that has no backing, factuality or research behind it.

As I looked at how we respond and click on fake news and clickbait, it occurred to me that we could apply some of that process to our creative process. You have to look at the motivations of the news source and their end goal. Is the purpose financial, social or political? Those end goals are intimately the driver of the creation of the link.

In your creative process, you might create your click bait and fake news that prevents you from being creative. As we listen to our inner critic that spins its version of the fake news, how do we find a way to cut through all the fast, inaccurate stories we spin in our head that blocks our creative practice.  In my processing, building community, friendships, and language that supports my efforts is essential in bypassing all the links and sensationalized headlines in my head.

A few weeks ago, I had the please of being interviewed by Mike Pach on the Photo Show in Colorado Springs. You can get a copy of the interview from the link below. Mike and I had a really great time talking photography and creativity. Check it out!

Don’t forget to check out my 2017 Workshops including the Perceptive Photographer Workshop focused on the introspection side of photography.

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When I was growing up, and you heard something that sounded strange our weird, you had to either blindly accept it, research it at the library or test it yourself. As those stories passed from person-to-person, When I was growing up, and you heard something that sounded strange our weird, you had to either blindly accept it, research it at the library or test it yourself. As those stories passed from person-to-person, we eventually learned that the urban legend was something that some of us just accepted and other would challenge. The urban legend has grown up and now become clickbait and fake news. And, by fake news, I mean information that has no backing, factuality or research behind it. Daniel j Gregory clean 13:11
Episode 124: Creative knowledge and creative wisdom https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-124-creative-knowledge-and-creative-wisdom/ Mon, 24 Jul 2017 18:02:35 +0000 https://www.danieljgregory.com/?p=26218 https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-124-creative-knowledge-and-creative-wisdom/#respond https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-124-creative-knowledge-and-creative-wisdom/feed/ 0 <img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="float: left; margin-right: 5px;" srcset="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg 150w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-620x620.jpg 620w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-960x960.jpg 960w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-610x610.jpg 610w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-157x157.jpg 157w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-400x400.jpg 400w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-510x510.jpg 510w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-1080x1080.jpg 1080w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo.jpg 1400w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /><p>A visit from some family inspired this week's podcast. My sister-in-law's family came to visit, and they have a little 2-year old. My brother-in-law and I were talking about being a dad, and he mentioned in passing how much advice they hear from people when it comes to raising their kid.</p> <p>As we were talking, it occurred to me that much of the advice that they got was from people who didn't have children. Those people, like me, were only able to speak from knowledge gained from others. Over the course of the conversation, he mentioned that there comes the point where you just know what will work and won't work regardless of the advice. I realized that was wisdom when dealing with his kid.</p> <p>In our creative practice, I think it is much the same. We can take in all sorts of knowledge, facts, skills, and whatnot, but in the end, if we don't move to some level of wisdom, it will be a hard creative road. It is the wisdom of our experiences in that allows us to be the artist we want to be. When we start to apply our understanding of the information we have assimilated into something new and unique to our creative practice do we learn how to be ourselves in our creative practice.</p> <p>There is nothing wrong with working hard to gain knowledge, but in my experience, at some point, you have to start to let go of all that knowledge as power and then move forward to really becoming a creative voice for your own story.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-124-creative-knowledge-and-creative-wisdom/">Episode 124: Creative knowledge and creative wisdom</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com">Daniel j Gregory Fine Art Photography</a>.</p>

A visit from some family inspired this week’s podcast. My sister-in-law’s family came to visit, and they have a little 2-year old. My brother-in-law and I were talking about being a dad, and he mentioned in passing how much advice they hear from people when it comes to raising their kid.

As we were talking, it occurred to me that much of the advice that they got was from people who didn’t have children. Those people, like me, were only able to speak from knowledge gained from others. Over the course of the conversation, he mentioned that there comes the point where you just know what will work and won’t work regardless of the advice. I realized that was wisdom when dealing with his kid.

In our creative practice, I think it is much the same. We can take in all sorts of knowledge, facts, skills, and whatnot, but in the end, if we don’t move to some level of wisdom, it will be a hard creative road. It is the wisdom of our experiences in that allows us to be the artist we want to be. When we start to apply our understanding of the information we have assimilated into something new and unique to our creative practice do we learn how to be ourselves in our creative practice.

There is nothing wrong with working hard to gain knowledge, but in my experience, at some point, you have to start to let go of all that knowledge as power and then move forward to really becoming a creative voice for your own story.

A few weeks ago, I had the please of being interviewed by Mike Pach on the Photo Show in Colorado Springs. You can get a copy of the interview from the link below. Mike and I had a really great time talking photography and creativity. Check it out!

Don’t forget to check out my 2017 Workshops including the Perceptive Photographer Workshop focused on the introspection side of photography.

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A visit from some family inspired this week's podcast. My sister-in-law's family came to visit, and they have a little 2-year old. My brother-in-law and I were talking about being a dad, and he mentioned in passing how much advice they hear from people... A visit from some family inspired this week's podcast. My sister-in-law's family came to visit, and they have a little 2-year old. My brother-in-law and I were talking about being a dad, and he mentioned in passing how much advice they hear from people when it comes to raising their kid.<br /> <br /> As we were talking, it occurred to me that much of the advice that they got was from people who didn't have children. Those people, like me, were only able to speak from knowledge gained from others. Over the course of the conversation, he mentioned that there comes the point where you just know what will work and won't work regardless of the advice. I realized that was wisdom when dealing with his kid.<br /> <br /> In our creative practice, I think it is much the same. We can take in all sorts of knowledge, facts, skills, and whatnot, but in the end, if we don't move to some level of wisdom, it will be a hard creative road. It is the wisdom of our experiences in that allows us to be the artist we want to be. When we start to apply our understanding of the information we have assimilated into something new and unique to our creative practice do we learn how to be ourselves in our creative practice.<br /> <br /> There is nothing wrong with working hard to gain knowledge, but in my experience, at some point, you have to start to let go of all that knowledge as power and then move forward to really becoming a creative voice for your own story. Daniel j Gregory clean 12:06
Episode 123: How storytelling in cinema can influence our photography https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-123-how-storytelling-in-cinema-can-influence-our-photogrpahy/ Mon, 17 Jul 2017 21:31:02 +0000 https://www.danieljgregory.com/?p=26209 https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-123-how-storytelling-in-cinema-can-influence-our-photogrpahy/#respond https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-123-how-storytelling-in-cinema-can-influence-our-photogrpahy/feed/ 0 <img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="float: left; margin-right: 5px;" srcset="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg 150w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-620x620.jpg 620w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-960x960.jpg 960w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-610x610.jpg 610w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-157x157.jpg 157w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-400x400.jpg 400w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-510x510.jpg 510w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-1080x1080.jpg 1080w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo.jpg 1400w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /><p>In this week's podcast, we take a look at how some of the concepts that are used in cinematic storytelling can be applied to still photography.</p> <p>Photography and cinema have always been joined at the hip. While one is an expanded scope for time, sound, and movement, they are still visual mediums that are about the capture of light. As I looked back at some of the movies I have seen in my life, I realized that there was a way to think about some of the storytelling elements in those movies and how they could be applied to my images.</p> <p>Understanding how directors, actors and cinematographers, use light, costumes, color palettes, assumptions of viewers, and editing of the film all have an enormous impact on our experience of connecting with the story. By diving deep into a few examples, we can see how using some of those same concepts might be able to explain and jump start some of our work as photographers.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-123-how-storytelling-in-cinema-can-influence-our-photogrpahy/">Episode 123: How storytelling in cinema can influence our photography</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com">Daniel j Gregory Fine Art Photography</a>.</p>

In this week’s podcast, we take a look at how some of the concepts that are used in cinematic storytelling can be applied to still photography.

Photography and cinema have always been joined at the hip. While one is an expanded scope for time, sound, and movement, they are still visual mediums that are about the capture of light. As I looked back at some of the movies I have seen in my life, I realized that there was a way to think about some of the storytelling elements in those movies and how they could be applied to my images.

Understanding how directors, actors and cinematographers, use light, costumes, color palettes, assumptions of viewers, and editing of the film all have an enormous impact on our experience of connecting with the story. By diving deep into a few examples, we can see how using some of those same concepts might be able to explain and jump start some of our work as photographers.

Don’t forget to check out my 2017 Workshops including the Perceptive Photographer Workshop focused on the introspection side of photography.

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In this week's podcast, we take a look at how some of the concepts that are used in cinematic storytelling can be applied to still photography. - Photography and cinema have always been joined at the hip. While one is an expanded scope for time, In this week's podcast, we take a look at how some of the concepts that are used in cinematic storytelling can be applied to still photography.<br /> <br /> Photography and cinema have always been joined at the hip. While one is an expanded scope for time, sound, and movement, they are still visual mediums that are about the capture of light. As I looked back at some of the movies I have seen in my life, I realized that there was a way to think about some of the storytelling elements in those movies and how they could be applied to my images.<br /> <br /> Understanding how directors, actors and cinematographers, use light, costumes, color palettes, assumptions of viewers, and editing of the film all have an enormous impact on our experience of connecting with the story. By diving deep into a few examples, we can see how using some of those same concepts might be able to explain and jump start some of our work as photographers. Daniel j Gregory clean 15:05
Episode 122: Answering listener questions https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-122-answering-listener-questions/ Mon, 10 Jul 2017 18:49:22 +0000 https://www.danieljgregory.com/?p=26205 https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-122-answering-listener-questions/#respond https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-122-answering-listener-questions/feed/ 0 <img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="float: left; margin-right: 5px;" srcset="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg 150w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-620x620.jpg 620w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-960x960.jpg 960w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-610x610.jpg 610w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-157x157.jpg 157w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-400x400.jpg 400w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-510x510.jpg 510w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-1080x1080.jpg 1080w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo.jpg 1400w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /><p>This week's podcast is all about answer some listener's questions that have been sent in over the past few months. I grabbed some of the more interesting and most asked questions and spend some time answering them.</p> <p>The topics include finding new photographers, favorite papers to print with, challenges facing photographers, my current project work and finally how to critique a bad photograph.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-122-answering-listener-questions/">Episode 122: Answering listener questions</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com">Daniel j Gregory Fine Art Photography</a>.</p>

This week’s podcast is all about answer some listener’s questions that have been sent in over the past few months. I grabbed some of the more interesting and most asked questions and spend some time answering them.

The topics include finding new photographers, favorite papers to print with, challenges facing photographers, my current project work and finally how to critique a bad photograph.

Don’t forget to check out my 2017 Workshops including the Perceptive Photographer Workshop focused on the introspection side of photography.

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This week's podcast is all about answer some listener's questions that have been sent in over the past few months. I grabbed some of the more interesting and most asked questions and spend some time answering them. - This week's podcast is all about answer some listener's questions that have been sent in over the past few months. I grabbed some of the more interesting and most asked questions and spend some time answering them.<br /> <br /> The topics include finding new photographers, favorite papers to print with, challenges facing photographers, my current project work and finally how to critique a bad photograph. Daniel j Gregory clean 13:02
Episode 121: Well-played game and the well-shot photo https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-121-well-played-game-well-shot-photo/ Mon, 03 Jul 2017 20:37:17 +0000 https://www.danieljgregory.com/?p=26203 https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-121-well-played-game-well-shot-photo/#respond https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-121-well-played-game-well-shot-photo/feed/ 0 <img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="float: left; margin-right: 5px;" srcset="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg 150w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-620x620.jpg 620w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-960x960.jpg 960w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-610x610.jpg 610w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-157x157.jpg 157w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-400x400.jpg 400w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-510x510.jpg 510w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-1080x1080.jpg 1080w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo.jpg 1400w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /><p>Bernie De Koven is an amazing person that my partner, Lori Kane, has known for a number of years. Bernie is  all in on play and the importance and value of playing in everyday life. He has written more pages on play the pretty much anyone. He has a huge gift for sharing and helping people. I recently stole his his amazing book called the Well-Played Game from Lori. In this book Bernie talks about how we go about playing well. Focusing more on the importance of the community and players over the game, he is able to offer a number of insights into what makes a game well-played. In the end, we learn that well-played games are in many ways the same keys to a well-lived life.</p> <p>Through his wonder sense of story telling and insights into play, we learn how we can build community based on purpose, safety, trust, familiarity, and conventions. So many of his insights seem like they are directly related to not just playing but also the creative process. In this week's podcast, we examine some of the key concepts that Bernie presents in his book and then how they might be applied to the photographic and creative process.</p> <p>You can learn more about Bernie over at his site. http://www.deepfun.com.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-121-well-played-game-well-shot-photo/">Episode 121: Well-played game and the well-shot photo</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com">Daniel j Gregory Fine Art Photography</a>.</p>

Bernie De Koven is an amazing person that my partner, Lori Kane, has known for a number of years. Bernie is  all in on play and the importance and value of playing in everyday life. He has written more pages on play the pretty much anyone. He has a huge gift for sharing and helping people. I recently stole his his amazing book called the Well-Played Game from Lori. In this book Bernie talks about how we go about playing well. Focusing more on the importance of the community and players over the game, he is able to offer a number of insights into what makes a game well-played. In the end, we learn that well-played games are in many ways the same keys to a well-lived life.

Through his wonder sense of story telling and insights into play, we learn how we can build community based on purpose, safety, trust, familiarity, and conventions. So many of his insights seem like they are directly related to not just playing but also the creative process. In this week’s podcast, we examine some of the key concepts that Bernie presents in his book and then how they might be applied to the photographic and creative process.

You can learn more about Bernie over at his site. http://www.deepfun.com.

 

Don’t forget to check out my 2017 Workshops including the Perceptive Photographer Workshop focused on the introspection side of photography.

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Bernie De Koven is an amazing person that my partner, Lori Kane, has known for a number of years. Bernie is  all in on play and the importance and value of playing in everyday life. He has written more pages on play the pretty much anyone. Bernie De Koven is an amazing person that my partner, Lori Kane, has known for a number of years. Bernie is  all in on play and the importance and value of playing in everyday life. He has written more pages on play the pretty much anyone. He has a huge gift for sharing and helping people. I recently stole his his amazing book called the Well-Played Game from Lori. In this book Bernie talks about how we go about playing well. Focusing more on the importance of the community and players over the game, he is able to offer a number of insights into what makes a game well-played. In the end, we learn that well-played games are in many ways the same keys to a well-lived life.<br /> <br /> Through his wonder sense of story telling and insights into play, we learn how we can build community based on purpose, safety, trust, familiarity, and conventions. So many of his insights seem like they are directly related to not just playing but also the creative process. In this week's podcast, we examine some of the key concepts that Bernie presents in his book and then how they might be applied to the photographic and creative process.<br /> <br /> You can learn more about Bernie over at his site. http://www.deepfun.com. Daniel j Gregory clean 14:12
Episode 120: Doing the work and criticism https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-120-doing-the-work-and-criticism/ Mon, 26 Jun 2017 17:33:07 +0000 https://www.danieljgregory.com/?p=26200 https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-120-doing-the-work-and-criticism/#respond https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-120-doing-the-work-and-criticism/feed/ 0 <img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="float: left; margin-right: 5px;" srcset="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg 150w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-620x620.jpg 620w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-960x960.jpg 960w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-610x610.jpg 610w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-157x157.jpg 157w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-400x400.jpg 400w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-510x510.jpg 510w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-1080x1080.jpg 1080w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo.jpg 1400w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /><p>In this week's podcast, we examine a couple of varied themes and how they all relate to a different way to examine the role of criticism in our creative process.</p> <p>There is such value in doing the work. The reality of creating is that if you don't do the work, it's not going to happen. At the end of the day, you have to put in the effort to make sure that the work gets done. Without that effort and energy, nothing is going to change or make way for your creative process to move you forward as a creative.</p> <p>Also, in a conversation with my editor, I also learned how certain phrases, while common to some, are completely without context for others. Part of the job as a writer is to try and find a way to say what we need without relying on regional or generational phrases. Something like the dog days of summer might make sense to some people, and yet remain an unknown to many others. Using these sorts of phrases makes it more of a challenge to convey meaning.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-120-doing-the-work-and-criticism/">Episode 120: Doing the work and criticism</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com">Daniel j Gregory Fine Art Photography</a>.</p>

In this week’s podcast, we examine a couple of varied themes and how they all relate to a different way to examine the role of criticism in our creative process.

There is such value in doing the work. The reality of creating is that if you don’t do the work, it’s not going to happen. At the end of the day, you have to put in the effort to make sure that the work gets done. Without that effort and energy, nothing is going to change or make way for your creative process to move you forward as a creative.

Also, in a conversation with my editor, I also learned how certain phrases, while common to some, are completely without context for others. Part of the job as a writer is to try and find a way to say what we need without relying on regional or generational phrases. Something like the dog days of summer might make sense to some people, and yet remain an unknown to many others. Using these sorts of phrases makes it more of a challenge to convey meaning.

Finally, I realized that when we are looking at criticism of our work, it is easy to get so wrapped up with the feedback that we fail to listen properly. It occurred to me that part of what we want to hear is an acknowledgment of the work. When we only focus on what doesn’t work or does work in an image, we fail to ultimately listen if we also are looking for some understanding of the work that was put into the creative efforts. By allowing space for both, we can both critique our work and the work of others in a way that hopefully allows for more of the conversation to be heard.

Don’t forget to check out my 2017 Workshops including the Perceptive Photographer Workshop focused on the introspection side of photography.

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In this week's podcast, we examine a couple of varied themes and how they all relate to a different way to examine the role of criticism in our creative process. - There is such value in doing the work. The reality of creating is that if you don't do ... In this week's podcast, we examine a couple of varied themes and how they all relate to a different way to examine the role of criticism in our creative process.<br /> <br /> There is such value in doing the work. The reality of creating is that if you don't do the work, it's not going to happen. At the end of the day, you have to put in the effort to make sure that the work gets done. Without that effort and energy, nothing is going to change or make way for your creative process to move you forward as a creative.<br /> <br /> Also, in a conversation with my editor, I also learned how certain phrases, while common to some, are completely without context for others. Part of the job as a writer is to try and find a way to say what we need without relying on regional or generational phrases. Something like the dog days of summer might make sense to some people, and yet remain an unknown to many others. Using these sorts of phrases makes it more of a challenge to convey meaning. Daniel j Gregory clean 12:26
Episode 119: Image selection for juried shows https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-119-image-selection-for-juried-shows/ Mon, 19 Jun 2017 17:31:19 +0000 https://www.danieljgregory.com/?p=26195 https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-119-image-selection-for-juried-shows/#respond https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-119-image-selection-for-juried-shows/feed/ 0 <img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="float: left; margin-right: 5px;" srcset="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg 150w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-620x620.jpg 620w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-960x960.jpg 960w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-610x610.jpg 610w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-157x157.jpg 157w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-400x400.jpg 400w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-510x510.jpg 510w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-1080x1080.jpg 1080w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo.jpg 1400w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /><p>In last week's podcast, we talked about some of the things to consider when submitting to a juried show. In this week's podcast, I wanted to talk a little bit about some of the things to consider when selecting those images for that juried show.</p> <p>Before we dived in to talk specifically about the type of images, I thought it was worth pointing out that you need to make sure that your processing your images correctly. Specifically, when working with a JPEG, you need to make sure that you don't have any JPEG artifacts or over sharpening of the picture.</p> <p>When submitting to a juried show, one of the most important things you can look at is the overall composition of your photograph. I think it is important to make sure that you avoid any distractions in the image and that you can successfully focus on the subject and subject matter. One of the best ways to do this is with a grease pen. Print off a couple of copies of your image, and use the grease pen to mark up what your eye is drawn to and how your eye travels across the image. If you find you have been distracted by something, you know you need to correct that or select a different image.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-119-image-selection-for-juried-shows/">Episode 119: Image selection for juried shows</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com">Daniel j Gregory Fine Art Photography</a>.</p>

In last week’s podcast, we talked about some of the things to consider when submitting to a juried show. In this week’s podcast, I wanted to talk a little bit about some of the things to consider when selecting those images for that juried show.

Before we dived in to talk specifically about the type of images, I thought it was worth pointing out that you need to make sure that your processing your images correctly. Specifically, when working with a JPEG, you need to make sure that you don’t have any JPEG artifacts or over sharpening of the picture.

When submitting to a juried show, one of the most important things you can look at is the overall composition of your photograph. I think it is important to make sure that you avoid any distractions in the image and that you can successfully focus on the subject and subject matter. One of the best ways to do this is with a grease pen. Print off a couple of copies of your image, and use the grease pen to mark up what your eye is drawn to and how your eye travels across the image. If you find you have been distracted by something, you know you need to correct that or select a different image.

Once you’ve taken care of the major distraction, it comes down to some basic composition and storytelling elements of the photograph. Focusing on things like compositional framing lines the use of triangles color all make a huge difference in our understanding of the photograph.

When you’re looking at a series of images which are looking for is the strength of all the individual photographs together making a compelling story. Often I believe it when you’re looking at a juried show with multiple images that are being required the best storytelling photographers win. So you may see a picture that doesn’t seem like it’s the strongest image of the competition, but odds are it was one of the strongest storytelling photographers who created that image.

At the end of the day, you need to make sure that you have the best image you can and the best story in an image that you can. You may not always win the competition, but at least you know you’re putting your best foot forward.

Don’t forget to check out my 2017 Workshops including the Perceptive Photographer Workshop focused on the introspection side of photography.

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In last week's podcast, we talked about some of the things to consider when submitting to a juried show. In this week's podcast, I wanted to talk a little bit about some of the things to consider when selecting those images for that juried show. - In last week's podcast, we talked about some of the things to consider when submitting to a juried show. In this week's podcast, I wanted to talk a little bit about some of the things to consider when selecting those images for that juried show.<br /> <br /> Before we dived in to talk specifically about the type of images, I thought it was worth pointing out that you need to make sure that your processing your images correctly. Specifically, when working with a JPEG, you need to make sure that you don't have any JPEG artifacts or over sharpening of the picture.<br /> <br /> When submitting to a juried show, one of the most important things you can look at is the overall composition of your photograph. I think it is important to make sure that you avoid any distractions in the image and that you can successfully focus on the subject and subject matter. One of the best ways to do this is with a grease pen. Print off a couple of copies of your image, and use the grease pen to mark up what your eye is drawn to and how your eye travels across the image. If you find you have been distracted by something, you know you need to correct that or select a different image. Daniel j Gregory clean 15:30
Episode 118: Considerations for photo competitions https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-118-considerations-for-juried-compeitions/ Mon, 12 Jun 2017 17:00:26 +0000 https://www.danieljgregory.com/?p=26192 https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-118-considerations-for-juried-compeitions/#respond https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-118-considerations-for-juried-compeitions/feed/ 0 <img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="float: left; margin-right: 5px;" srcset="https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-150x150.jpg 150w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-620x620.jpg 620w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-960x960.jpg 960w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-610x610.jpg 610w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-157x157.jpg 157w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-400x400.jpg 400w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-510x510.jpg 510w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo-1080x1080.jpg 1080w, https://www.danieljgregory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PerceptivePhotographerWeblogo.jpg 1400w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /><p>One of the questions that I get asked about a lot is entering photo competitions. With so many contests, chances to win and options out there, it is easy to spend a lot of time, energy and effort on entering these competitions.</p> <p>I think that you need to be selective when you enter these for a variety of reasons. From cost to copyright, there are lots of things to consider when making the decision on if the show is even worthwhile. Other considerations include who is the juror or jury panel made up of.  What do you get out of it besides the selection processes? What do you need to do if you win?</p> <p>Once you decide to enter it is important to follow the exact directions you are given, think about the story of the image or images and put your best foot forward. Because most of these are blind reviews, competitions are not a great place to have new work or work that you haven't gotten feedback to be entered. Just because an image isn't selected doesn't mean a damn thing. You often don't learn why you aren't selected so these are critique sessions that you can use to improve your work.</p> <p>Finally, there are a billion reasons you might not be selected. In many cases, your work might be better than what was selected. You have to just let all that go and move forward. It is always great to have our work acknowledged, but just because yours wasn't this time doesn't mean a thing, asuming of course,  you have taken the time to put out good work. And since you listen to the podcast, I know that is the case. :)</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-118-considerations-for-juried-compeitions/">Episode 118: Considerations for photo competitions</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com">Daniel j Gregory Fine Art Photography</a>.</p>

One of the questions that I get asked about a lot is entering photo competitions. With so many contests, chances to win and options out there, it is easy to spend a lot of time, energy and effort on entering these competitions.

I think that you need to be selective when you enter these for a variety of reasons. From cost to copyright, there are lots of things to consider when making the decision on if the show is even worthwhile. Other considerations include who is the juror or jury panel made up of.  What do you get out of it besides the selection processes? What do you need to do if you win?

Once you decide to enter it is important to follow the exact directions you are given, think about the story of the image or images and put your best foot forward. Because most of these are blind reviews, competitions are not a great place to have new work or work that you haven’t gotten feedback to be entered. Just because an image isn’t selected doesn’t mean a damn thing. You often don’t learn why you aren’t selected so these are critique sessions that you can use to improve your work.

Finally, there are a billion reasons you might not be selected. In many cases, your work might be better than what was selected. You have to just let all that go and move forward. It is always great to have our work acknowledged, but just because yours wasn’t this time doesn’t mean a thing, asuming of course,  you have taken the time to put out good work. And since you listen to the podcast, I know that is the case. 🙂

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One of the questions that I get asked about a lot is entering photo competitions. With so many contests, chances to win and options out there, it is easy to spend a lot of time, energy and effort on entering these competitions. - One of the questions that I get asked about a lot is entering photo competitions. With so many contests, chances to win and options out there, it is easy to spend a lot of time, energy and effort on entering these competitions.<br /> <br /> I think that you need to be selective when you enter these for a variety of reasons. From cost to copyright, there are lots of things to consider when making the decision on if the show is even worthwhile. Other considerations include who is the juror or jury panel made up of.  What do you get out of it besides the selection processes? What do you need to do if you win?<br /> <br /> Once you decide to enter it is important to follow the exact directions you are given, think about the story of the image or images and put your best foot forward. Because most of these are blind reviews, competitions are not a great place to have new work or work that you haven't gotten feedback to be entered. Just because an image isn't selected doesn't mean a damn thing. You often don't learn why you aren't selected so these are critique sessions that you can use to improve your work.<br /> <br /> Finally, there are a billion reasons you might not be selected. In many cases, your work might be better than what was selected. You have to just let all that go and move forward. It is always great to have our work acknowledged, but just because yours wasn't this time doesn't mean a thing, asuming of course,  you have taken the time to put out good work. And since you listen to the podcast, I know that is the case. :) Daniel j Gregory clean 14:37