The Perceptive Photographer https://www.danieljgregory.com Podcast that looks at photography as an art and craft rather than a collection of camera gear. Mon, 23 Apr 2018 21:28:37 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.5 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 #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

The post Podcast #160 Who is your audience appeared first on Daniel j Gregory Fine Art Photography.

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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

The post Podcast #158 Learning new task and what sort of photograph to show appeared first on Daniel j Gregory Fine Art Photography.

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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. 🙂

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

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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
Episode 117: Creativity and a sensing broken https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-117-creativity-sensing-broken/ Mon, 05 Jun 2017 17:25:21 +0000 https://www.danieljgregory.com/?p=26181 https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-117-creativity-sensing-broken/#respond https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-117-creativity-sensing-broken/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 was gonna be about selections for juried show and how you go about picking those. However, over the past several weeks, myself and some of the other instructors, I work with have noticed that there's something strange in the creative space in the classes were teaching. Ever since the election and November, and the inauguration in January, there seems to be something for a lot of creative people that is causing them not to be able to create the kind of work they truly want to.</p> <p>I think it's important, as John Oliver would say, to remember that this is not normal. What we are dealing with is something different than most of us are used to. In some ways, it's been great because it's allowed us to bring to the forefront some issues that have been under the surface. Issues around gender, race, and misogyny are just some of the topics that have come to light in ways that people weren't probably really comfortable or aware of before.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-117-creativity-sensing-broken/">Episode 117: Creativity and a sensing broken</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com">Daniel j Gregory Fine Art Photography</a>.</p>

This week’s podcast was gonna be about selections for juried show and how you go about picking those. However, over the past several weeks, myself and some of the other instructors, I work with have noticed that there’s something strange in the creative space in the classes were teaching. Ever since the election and November, and the inauguration in January, there seems to be something for a lot of creative people that is causing them not to be able to create the kind of work they truly want to.

I think it’s important, as John Oliver would say, to remember that this is not normal. What we are dealing with is something different than most of us are used to. In some ways, it’s been great because it’s allowed us to bring to the forefront some issues that have been under the surface. Issues around gender, race, and misogyny are just some of the topics that have come to light in ways that people weren’t probably really comfortable or aware of before.

If you happen to be a person who is struggling with their creative process I think you get there’s a sense of something being broken. And from that maybe it’s your time that you give your creative process or your commitment or understanding of your creative process is started to slip. Our goal often is to try to fix things that we think are broken, but in this case, I think it’s important that we let these feelings develop and emerge in our creative process.

If you are struggling with what to do with this since that you’re feeling something is not right something’s off, I would suggest that you return to a more meditative practice. Focus on breathing. Focus on being present in the moment. Focus on noticing small things.

At some point you’ll realize the probably what you need to do is transfer those feelings are having no matter how difficult into your creative practice. That sense of something being broken is as much about your creative process, and the message you’re trying to communicate in the story are trying to tell as it is with what you see on the news and in the media every day. If you’re a person, who is not struggling with this sort of thing, finding people who are and providing support will be critical for them and your process. Because at some point, you will also be stuck in your grading process and having support will be very important that time.

For a lot of artists, it’s hard to sit with these feelings because of the amount of empathy that artist have. But I think if you find that there’s a way to let that out and understand that what you’re feeling is while not typical what you truly believe you can use that to break through a new creative process.

 

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

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This week's podcast was gonna be about selections for juried show and how you go about picking those. However, over the past several weeks, myself and some of the other instructors, I work with have noticed that there's something strange in the creativ... This week's podcast was gonna be about selections for juried show and how you go about picking those. However, over the past several weeks, myself and some of the other instructors, I work with have noticed that there's something strange in the creative space in the classes were teaching. Ever since the election and November, and the inauguration in January, there seems to be something for a lot of creative people that is causing them not to be able to create the kind of work they truly want to.<br /> <br /> I think it's important, as John Oliver would say, to remember that this is not normal. What we are dealing with is something different than most of us are used to. In some ways, it's been great because it's allowed us to bring to the forefront some issues that have been under the surface. Issues around gender, race, and misogyny are just some of the topics that have come to light in ways that people weren't probably really comfortable or aware of before. Daniel j Gregory clean 13:30
Episode 116: Classification verse exploration in photography https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-116-classification-verse-exploration-in-photography/ Mon, 29 May 2017 16:41:47 +0000 https://www.danieljgregory.com/?p=26177 https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-116-classification-verse-exploration-in-photography/#respond https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-116-classification-verse-exploration-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>I was reading about the Hayden expedition to Yellowstone in 1871. This expedition is notable in photography because it included the photographer William Henry Jackson. On that same expedition, there was a collection of ornithologist meteorologist biologist botanist and a host of other scientists. The scientist spent a great deal of time gathering and classify all the plants, animals, vegetation, and rocks they could find. That process got me thinking a little bit about photography. I think a lot of us spend time attempting to classify photography, and yet artistic endeavors are a lot about exploration.</p> <p>A lot of times, we attempt to understand our own creative process with labels on the process. But for many of us the artistic process is not about a label. In many cases, we don't want the classification. Much of the artistic and creative process is about wandering and trying to understand elements of ourselves, society, and the way we operate between those two spaces. When we talk about our work with others they are often times looking for very simple buckets that the work can fit into so they can quickly understand what we are doing. But depending on where you are with your creative process, you may or may not have a simple bucket for the work to live in. And that's okay. What is really important is that you spend the time with the chance to explore and understand your work without rushing to put it in a specific bucket.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-116-classification-verse-exploration-in-photography/">Episode 116: Classification verse exploration in photography</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com">Daniel j Gregory Fine Art Photography</a>.</p>

I was reading about the Hayden expedition to Yellowstone in 1871. This expedition is notable in photography because it included the photographer William Henry Jackson. On that same expedition, there was a collection of ornithologist meteorologist biologist botanist and a host of other scientists. The scientist spent a great deal of time gathering and classify all the plants, animals, vegetation, and rocks they could find. That process got me thinking a little bit about photography. I think a lot of us spend time attempting to classify photography, and yet artistic endeavors are a lot about exploration.

A lot of times, we attempt to understand our own creative process with labels on the process. But for many of us the artistic process is not about a label. In many cases, we don’t want the classification. Much of the artistic and creative process is about wandering and trying to understand elements of ourselves, society, and the way we operate between those two spaces. When we talk about our work with others they are often times looking for very simple buckets that the work can fit into so they can quickly understand what we are doing. But depending on where you are with your creative process, you may or may not have a simple bucket for the work to live in. And that’s okay. What is really important is that you spend the time with the chance to explore and understand your work without rushing to put it in a specific bucket.

If you are presenting your work to a review, it might be critical to have that specific language so that somebody can understand what you’re attempting to say through that work. Until that time I would encourage you to allow the exploration process to take hold and really see where your work takes you.

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

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I was reading about the Hayden expedition to Yellowstone in 1871. This expedition is notable in photography because it included the photographer William Henry Jackson. On that same expedition, there was a collection of ornithologist meteorologist biolo... I was reading about the Hayden expedition to Yellowstone in 1871. This expedition is notable in photography because it included the photographer William Henry Jackson. On that same expedition, there was a collection of ornithologist meteorologist biologist botanist and a host of other scientists. The scientist spent a great deal of time gathering and classify all the plants, animals, vegetation, and rocks they could find. That process got me thinking a little bit about photography. I think a lot of us spend time attempting to classify photography, and yet artistic endeavors are a lot about exploration.<br /> <br /> A lot of times, we attempt to understand our own creative process with labels on the process. But for many of us the artistic process is not about a label. In many cases, we don't want the classification. Much of the artistic and creative process is about wandering and trying to understand elements of ourselves, society, and the way we operate between those two spaces. When we talk about our work with others they are often times looking for very simple buckets that the work can fit into so they can quickly understand what we are doing. But depending on where you are with your creative process, you may or may not have a simple bucket for the work to live in. And that's okay. What is really important is that you spend the time with the chance to explore and understand your work without rushing to put it in a specific bucket. Daniel j Gregory clean 11:56
Episode 115: Photography and fast food https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-115-photography-and-fast-food/ Mon, 22 May 2017 17:00:52 +0000 https://www.danieljgregory.com/?p=26174 https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-115-photography-and-fast-food/#respond https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-115-photography-and-fast-food/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 weekend we were helping setup a booth at a local farmers market. As I was talking to a few of the local farmers who were at the market I realized how there approach to farming was something that could be applied to photography. They work hard to make sure that they are developing food in long-term sustainable ways and with a passion for doing things on a scale that keeps them, their families and the planet all happy.</p> <p>As I talked with them, I realized that our creative life is much the same. We can put in processed (fast food) into our body and it will sustain us for a while but it doesn't have a way to sustain long-term health. If we treat our photography and creative process like it was fast food, we can end up not being able to function at a level we expect. By taking the time to find a way to be creative, without depending on a constant diet of fast food, we can have a more creative life.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-115-photography-and-fast-food/">Episode 115: Photography and fast food</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com">Daniel j Gregory Fine Art Photography</a>.</p>

This past weekend we were helping setup a booth at a local farmers market. As I was talking to a few of the local farmers who were at the market I realized how there approach to farming was something that could be applied to photography. They work hard to make sure that they are developing food in long-term sustainable ways and with a passion for doing things on a scale that keeps them, their families and the planet all happy.

As I talked with them, I realized that our creative life is much the same. We can put in processed (fast food) into our body and it will sustain us for a while but it doesn’t have a way to sustain long-term health. If we treat our photography and creative process like it was fast food, we can end up not being able to function at a level we expect. By taking the time to find a way to be creative, without depending on a constant diet of fast food, we can have a more creative life.

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

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This past weekend we were helping setup a booth at a local farmers market. As I was talking to a few of the local farmers who were at the market I realized how there approach to farming was something that could be applied to photography. This past weekend we were helping setup a booth at a local farmers market. As I was talking to a few of the local farmers who were at the market I realized how there approach to farming was something that could be applied to photography. They work hard to make sure that they are developing food in long-term sustainable ways and with a passion for doing things on a scale that keeps them, their families and the planet all happy.<br /> <br /> As I talked with them, I realized that our creative life is much the same. We can put in processed (fast food) into our body and it will sustain us for a while but it doesn't have a way to sustain long-term health. If we treat our photography and creative process like it was fast food, we can end up not being able to function at a level we expect. By taking the time to find a way to be creative, without depending on a constant diet of fast food, we can have a more creative life. Daniel j Gregory clean 11:58
Episode 114: Perception, conception and boredom in photography https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-114-perception-conception-and-boredom-in-photography/ Mon, 15 May 2017 16:21:02 +0000 https://www.danieljgregory.com/?p=26172 https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-114-perception-conception-and-boredom-in-photography/#respond https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-114-perception-conception-and-boredom-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>I was recently listening to a couple of photographs look at each other's work. One of the photographers was showing some abstract work. The other photographer wanted to know what the image was a photograph of. The first photographer wouldn't say because they felt that it didn't matter to the understanding of the image.</p> <p>As I listened to them talk, I got to thinking about how we create perceptions of objects and then assign our concepts to those objects. Each being limited by our own understanding of the contents of the frame and our world view. This idea leads me to think about how boredom might cause us to disconnect from work after we figure out what it is. Ultimately to be a good photographer, I believe that you need to be able to step away from the boredom and stay truly connected to the work.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-114-perception-conception-and-boredom-in-photography/">Episode 114: Perception, conception and boredom in photography</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com">Daniel j Gregory Fine Art Photography</a>.</p>

I was recently listening to a couple of photographs look at each other’s work. One of the photographers was showing some abstract work. The other photographer wanted to know what the image was a photograph of. The first photographer wouldn’t say because they felt that it didn’t matter to the understanding of the image.

As I listened to them talk, I got to thinking about how we create perceptions of objects and then assign our concepts to those objects. Each being limited by our own understanding of the contents of the frame and our world view. This idea leads me to think about how boredom might cause us to disconnect from work after we figure out what it is. Ultimately to be a good photographer, I believe that you need to be able to step away from the boredom and stay truly connected to the work.

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

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I was recently listening to a couple of photographs look at each other's work. One of the photographers was showing some abstract work. The other photographer wanted to know what the image was a photograph of. I was recently listening to a couple of photographs look at each other's work. One of the photographers was showing some abstract work. The other photographer wanted to know what the image was a photograph of. The first photographer wouldn't say because they felt that it didn't matter to the understanding of the image.<br /> <br /> As I listened to them talk, I got to thinking about how we create perceptions of objects and then assign our concepts to those objects. Each being limited by our own understanding of the contents of the frame and our world view. This idea leads me to think about how boredom might cause us to disconnect from work after we figure out what it is. Ultimately to be a good photographer, I believe that you need to be able to step away from the boredom and stay truly connected to the work. Daniel j Gregory clean 11:18
Episode 113: Five lessons I wish I knew sooner https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-113-five-key-lessons/ Mon, 08 May 2017 17:00:52 +0000 https://www.danieljgregory.com/?p=26153 https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-113-five-key-lessons/#respond https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-113-five-key-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>After reviewing some old notes, I came across a list of things I wish I knew earlier in my photography. That old list got me thinking about what I could tell my past self-based on what I know today. Most of the list is pretty simple, but I think I would have liked to know about these things sooner than later.</p> <p>You will need a lot of skills to be a photographer.<br /> I started off a film photographer. I had no idea how much digital processing I would need to learn. I had to figure out and learn so much about digital printing, editing, and storage. I also had to know all sorts of business things to run a photographic business. Things like accounting, invoicing, and contracts are all just parts of the business side of photography that I wish I knew I needed earlier. I might have paid more attention in class and business to those areas.<br /> Learn how to see and understand tone and color.<br /> There is a lot to learn about how color impacts a photograph. I don't think it is enough to know just how to correct for a color. I believe you need to be able to see and understand how color impacts our understanding. Learning to see blues, greens and magentas can make a huge difference in our ability to create work that we love verse work that is just technically accurate.<br /> Can't learn enough about the subject. The more you know about the thing in front of your camera, the better the photograph will be. It doesn't matter if it is a person, place or thing. Getting to know as much as you can about the subject will let you connect in a meaningful way to the subject. That connection will make for a more meaningful photograph.<br /> There will be days. Some days just don't work out the way you want. The key is perseverance. Sticking with the process and the creativity will ultimately be the greatest reward.<br /> Doing what you love will make less be more. If you are doing what you love to do, you will find that you need less stuff because the creative process is more fulfilling than having things.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-113-five-key-lessons/">Episode 113: Five lessons I wish I knew sooner</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com">Daniel j Gregory Fine Art Photography</a>.</p>

After reviewing some old notes, I came across a list of things I wish I knew earlier in my photography. That old list got me thinking about what I could tell my past self-based on what I know today. Most of the list is pretty simple, but I think I would have liked to know about these things sooner than later.

  1. You will need a lot of skills to be a photographer.
    I started off a film photographer. I had no idea how much digital processing I would need to learn. I had to figure out and learn so much about digital printing, editing, and storage. I also had to know all sorts of business things to run a photographic business. Things like accounting, invoicing, and contracts are all just parts of the business side of photography that I wish I knew I needed earlier. I might have paid more attention in class and business to those areas.
  2. Learn how to see and understand tone and color.
    There is a lot to learn about how color impacts a photograph. I don’t think it is enough to know just how to correct for a color. I believe you need to be able to see and understand how color impacts our understanding. Learning to see blues, greens and magentas can make a huge difference in our ability to create work that we love verse work that is just technically accurate.
  3. Can’t learn enough about the subject. The more you know about the thing in front of your camera, the better the photograph will be. It doesn’t matter if it is a person, place or thing. Getting to know as much as you can about the subject will let you connect in a meaningful way to the subject. That connection will make for a more meaningful photograph.
  4. There will be days. Some days just don’t work out the way you want. The key is perseverance. Sticking with the process and the creativity will ultimately be the greatest reward.
  5. Doing what you love will make less be more. If you are doing what you love to do, you will find that you need less stuff because the creative process is more fulfilling than having things.

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

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After reviewing some old notes, I came across a list of things I wish I knew earlier in my photography. That old list got me thinking about what I could tell my past self-based on what I know today. Most of the list is pretty simple, After reviewing some old notes, I came across a list of things I wish I knew earlier in my photography. That old list got me thinking about what I could tell my past self-based on what I know today. Most of the list is pretty simple, but I think I would have liked to know about these things sooner than later.<br /> <br /> You will need a lot of skills to be a photographer.<br /> I started off a film photographer. I had no idea how much digital processing I would need to learn. I had to figure out and learn so much about digital printing, editing, and storage. I also had to know all sorts of business things to run a photographic business. Things like accounting, invoicing, and contracts are all just parts of the business side of photography that I wish I knew I needed earlier. I might have paid more attention in class and business to those areas.<br /> Learn how to see and understand tone and color.<br /> There is a lot to learn about how color impacts a photograph. I don't think it is enough to know just how to correct for a color. I believe you need to be able to see and understand how color impacts our understanding. Learning to see blues, greens and magentas can make a huge difference in our ability to create work that we love verse work that is just technically accurate.<br /> Can't learn enough about the subject. The more you know about the thing in front of your camera, the better the photograph will be. It doesn't matter if it is a person, place or thing. Getting to know as much as you can about the subject will let you connect in a meaningful way to the subject. That connection will make for a more meaningful photograph.<br /> There will be days. Some days just don't work out the way you want. The key is perseverance. Sticking with the process and the creativity will ultimately be the greatest reward.<br /> Doing what you love will make less be more. If you are doing what you love to do, you will find that you need less stuff because the creative process is more fulfilling than having things. Daniel j Gregory clean 11:07
Episode 112: Why switch gear https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-112-why-switch-gear/ Mon, 01 May 2017 16:23:45 +0000 https://www.danieljgregory.com/?p=26149 https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-112-why-switch-gear/#respond https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-112-why-switch-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 am speaking at Photoshop Week on CreativeLive in May. You can join me on Monday, May 16 and Tuesday, May 17 from 10:45-12:15. I am speaking on building a personalized workflow and creating the fine-art print. You can watch for free during the week, so if you can point your browser over to www.creativelive.com during the week of May 16, you can learn a ton about Photoshop and Lightroom from a great set of instructors.</p> <p>I have been asked a number of times over the past few months if I was planning on switching camera companies. As if switching camera brands would solve anything meaningful with our work we create. As I thought about what causes switching anxiety, it came down to three things.</p> <p>Problem Solving (real issue not just a substitute for a problem you don't have)<br /> Expectations (are you blaming your expectations on the gear because you wanted more before your even tried it out)<br /> Vanity (you just like looking cool with the latest stuff)</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-112-why-switch-gear/">Episode 112: Why switch gear</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com">Daniel j Gregory Fine Art Photography</a>.</p>

CreativeLive

I am speaking at Photoshop Week on CreativeLive in May. You can join me on Monday, May 16 and Tuesday, May 17 from 10:45-12:15. I am speaking on building a personalized workflow and creating the fine-art print. You can watch for free during the week, so if you can point your browser over to www.creativelive.com during the week of May 16, you can learn a ton about Photoshop and Lightroom from a great set of instructors.

I have been asked a number of times over the past few months if I was planning on switching camera companies. As if switching camera brands would solve anything meaningful with our work we create. As I thought about what causes switching anxiety, it came down to three things.

  • Problem Solving (real issue not just a substitute for a problem you don’t have)
  • Expectations (are you blaming your expectations on the gear because you wanted more before your even tried it out)
  • Vanity (you just like looking cool with the latest stuff)

As I got to thinking about those areas, I realized that they could be applied in the creative process of making the photographs as well. D your sin of misguided expectations, vanity, and unreal problem solving follow you into the image?

As you think about your own work and gear habits, what are the real reasons you make changes and shifts in your process. Is is about something real that you are working on or is it something else? If it is something else, it might be work taking a look at the issue and seeing if you can really solve the problem rather than just placing a band-aid on the issue.

 

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

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I am speaking at Photoshop Week on CreativeLive in May. You can join me on Monday, May 16 and Tuesday, May 17 from 10:45-12:15. I am speaking on building a personalized workflow and creating the fine-art print. You can watch for free during the week, I am speaking at Photoshop Week on CreativeLive in May. You can join me on Monday, May 16 and Tuesday, May 17 from 10:45-12:15. I am speaking on building a personalized workflow and creating the fine-art print. You can watch for free during the week, so if you can point your browser over to www.creativelive.com during the week of May 16, you can learn a ton about Photoshop and Lightroom from a great set of instructors.<br /> <br /> I have been asked a number of times over the past few months if I was planning on switching camera companies. As if switching camera brands would solve anything meaningful with our work we create. As I thought about what causes switching anxiety, it came down to three things.<br /> <br /> Problem Solving (real issue not just a substitute for a problem you don't have)<br /> Expectations (are you blaming your expectations on the gear because you wanted more before your even tried it out)<br /> Vanity (you just like looking cool with the latest stuff) Daniel j Gregory clean 12:10
Episode 111: Thinking about audience https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-111-thinking-about-audience/ Mon, 24 Apr 2017 14:18:34 +0000 https://www.danieljgregory.com/?p=26145 https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-111-thinking-about-audience/#respond https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-111-thinking-about-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>After visiting some galleries recently, I got to thinking about audience and who looks at art. For photography, in particular, because we are inundated with images that on some level we are exposed to more photograph than any other form of art, and to get meaningful feedback, it is important to understand who actually is looking at our work.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-111-thinking-about-audience/">Episode 111: Thinking about audience</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com">Daniel j Gregory Fine Art Photography</a>.</p>

After visiting some galleries recently, I got to thinking about audience and who looks at art. For photography, in particular, because we are inundated with images that on some level we are exposed to more photograph than any other form of art, and to get meaningful feedback, it is important to understand who actually is looking at our work.

To try and figure out how to break down the types of feedback, I created three buckets: self, others and social. Within each of those buckets are two sub-classes–Informed and causal. The informed user is someone who as an understanding of the art and technical aspects of the work and the casual viewer doesn’t come with that background. Regardless of the bucket and sub-class, all the feedback can be valuable. Just because someone knows more or less about photography doesn’t discredit the other feedback, but we can process and apply the feedback differently. A master photographer providing feedback on lighting techniques might have more meaning than someone’s comment from social media because they understand lighting.

However, by breaking down the audience into these groups, it allows us to focus our energy and understanding of the feedback in meaningful ways. Even in our self-bucket, we are often not informed enough about the work we are creating to provide significant feedback to our self-conversations. We need someone else’s point of view.

Ultimately our goal is to find significant and meaningful feedback from whoever can provide it. This classification can help us target where to focus our work for improvement, identify where and how to show our work, and finally how to accept the types of feedback we get from the various ways and places we show work.

Announcements

In May, I am teaching two sessions for CreativeLive’s Photoshop Week. You can tune in and see those sessions live. A wonder week of fantastic training.

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

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After visiting some galleries recently, I got to thinking about audience and who looks at art. For photography, in particular, because we are inundated with images that on some level we are exposed to more photograph than any other form of art, After visiting some galleries recently, I got to thinking about audience and who looks at art. For photography, in particular, because we are inundated with images that on some level we are exposed to more photograph than any other form of art, and to get meaningful feedback, it is important to understand who actually is looking at our work. Daniel j Gregory clean 11:10
Episode 110: Where is your line https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-110-where-is-your-line/ Mon, 17 Apr 2017 12:46:58 +0000 https://www.danieljgregory.com/?p=26129 https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-110-where-is-your-line/#respond https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-110-where-is-your-line/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 the crossing lines in our photography. There are always lines in photography that photographers have to think about. Most photographers think about lines in composition when they are thinking about the line. From leading lines to rule of thirds, there are always lines in the frame.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-110-where-is-your-line/">Episode 110: Where is your line</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 the crossing lines in our photography. There are always lines in photography that photographers have to think about. Most photographers think about lines in composition when they are thinking about the line. From leading lines to rule of thirds, there are always lines in the frame.

However, there are also a number of other lines that photographers have to consider. For some photographers, it is the line to digital alter a file. From removing objects, move objects and removing objects, what constitutes too much editing. For each person, I think that it is different. I know from my own work that I am fine with digitally editing work more so in some images than others.

For most of us, it will come down to our personal ethos and awareness of our definition of what makes something cross that line. As you listen to the podcast, my hope is that you start to define the line for you so that you know what is too much.

Announcements

I am teaching at a couple of conferences over the next few months. If you are attending Photoshop World in Orlando this week, please stop by and say hi. I will be teaching two classes. One on sharpening in Lightroom and the other is about the fine art digital print. In May, I am teaching two sessions for CreativeLive’s Photoshop Week. You can tune in and see those sessions live. A wonder week of fantastic training. I am so excited to be part of both.

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

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This week's podcast is all about the crossing lines in our photography. There are always lines in photography that photographers have to think about. Most photographers think about lines in composition when they are thinking about the line. This week's podcast is all about the crossing lines in our photography. There are always lines in photography that photographers have to think about. Most photographers think about lines in composition when they are thinking about the line. From leading lines to rule of thirds, there are always lines in the frame. Daniel j Gregory clean 9:03
Episode 109: Importance of daily rituals https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-109-importance-of-daily-rituals/ Mon, 10 Apr 2017 17:45:10 +0000 https://www.danieljgregory.com/?p=26123 https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-109-importance-of-daily-rituals/#respond https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-109-importance-of-daily-rituals/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>After reading Mason Currey's book Daily Rituals, I spent some time exploring my own schedule as an artist and how it impacts my own creative energy.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-109-importance-of-daily-rituals/">Episode 109: Importance of daily rituals</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 the importance of figuring out the times in your day when you have the most focus on your creative living.

Announcements

I am teaching at a couple of conferences over the next few months. If you are attending Photoshop World in Orlando next week, please stop by and say hi. I will be teaching two classes. One on sharpening in Lightroom and the other is about the fine art digital print. In May, I am teaching two sessions for CreativeLive’s Photoshop Week. You can tune in and see those sessions live. A wonder week of fantastic training. I am so excited to be part of both.

Daily Rituals

Mason Currey’s book Daily Rituals explores the everyday schedules of an artist. I picked the book up because I was trying to understand my creative energy better. Were there times of day that worked better. What would a great day look like from a creative block point of view? In my exploration, I learned that I have two creative peaks that I can take advantage. For the rest of the day, I can slot in all the other things that are also important.

As you look at your creative process, how can you structure your day so that you can get the work you need to have done and balance the creative living.

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

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After reading Mason Currey's book Daily Rituals, I spent some time exploring my own schedule as an artist and how it impacts my own creative energy. After reading Mason Currey's book Daily Rituals, I spent some time exploring my own schedule as an artist and how it impacts my own creative energy. Daniel j Gregory clean 12:25
Episode 108: Yoga Practices and Photography https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-108-yoga-relationships-pactice/ Mon, 03 Apr 2017 16:35:57 +0000 https://www.danieljgregory.com/?p=26120 https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-108-yoga-relationships-pactice/#respond https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-108-yoga-relationships-pactice/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 how the practice of yoga and the art of photography might share a common bond in their respective approaches.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-108-yoga-relationships-pactice/">Episode 108: Yoga Practices and Photography</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com">Daniel j Gregory Fine Art Photography</a>.</p>

I was reviewing my old notebook from business meetings and came across notes from a lunch I had with a friend who owns a PR firm. He has a practice of having lunch with someone different every day of the week. This practice allows him to meet new people, connect new people and learn a ton about the city.

PR

As he and I shared lunch, he explained that he had a different lunch every day because he felt that at the core of meaningful work was a relationship. The work and sharing over lunch would lead to a meaningful relationship that could benefit both people. We discussed how at the end of the day, what we really do is connect people so that they can solve problems, learn new things and find a better way to live. He felt that by meeting as many people as possible he was able to build those connections. I think our photography is similar. We build meaningful relationships to our subject and subject matter to create work that really matters to who we are as individuals and as a society. It is our work to find and build connections to those ideas that makes our work important.

Yoga Practice

As he talked about his daily lunch practice, I was reminded of how yoga is similar. When you talk to photographers they speak of being a photographer as if it is something to mark off a list. When you speak to people dedicated to yoga, they describe it as a practice. Something that they do over and over again in an attempt to improve knowing that they will never be done with yoga. I think our photography can be a lot like that. When we realize that really good photography is about practice, discipline, and dedication to something that we will never fully know it can shift how we approach our work and our images.

I was also reminded of a lesson from a yoga instructor about how the three levels of students–beginning, intermediate, and advanced–make teaching a challenge. The challenge being that beginning and advanced students were a joy to teach. They were willing to try anything and push themselves as hard as they could. Intermediate students only wanted to work on what they liked. They were often stuck in a rut. I think our photography can be like that. We get familiar and comfortable and stop working on new skills. This takes the practice of photography and makes it about just redoing what we already know. The result just might be really boring photographs.

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

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In this week's podcast, we talk about how the practice of yoga and the art of photography might share a common bond in their respective approaches. In this week's podcast, we talk about how the practice of yoga and the art of photography might share a common bond in their respective approaches. Daniel j Gregory clean 10:52
Episode 107: Is your workflow really non-destructive https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-107-workflow-non-destructive/ Mon, 27 Mar 2017 16:00:21 +0000 https://www.danieljgregory.com/?p=26096 https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-107-workflow-non-destructive/#respond https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-107-workflow-non-destructive/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 biggest teaching aspects of digital photography is the importance of the non-destructive workflow. </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-107-workflow-non-destructive/">Episode 107: Is your workflow really non-destructive</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com">Daniel j Gregory Fine Art Photography</a>.</p>

One of the biggest teaching aspects of digital photography is the importance of the non-destructive workflow. The idea behind the non-destructive workflow is that we are editing our images to give the maximum flexibility and recoverability of the data when we are working with our files. This non-destructive process ensures that we can always return to the source and start again.

Post Production

In post production, this non-destructive workflow involves using a RAW editor like Adobe Lightroom, Capture One or other similar type program. The way that these programs work allow us to maintain the integrity of the RAW file by applying a set of instructions to the file that are only “baked” into the file when it is exported into a new format or printed. In Photoshop, our non-destructive workflow means the use of layers, Smart Objects, and Smart Filters. By not editing directly on the image, we can create images with that flexibility intact.

Outside Post Production

As I was thinking about that non-destructive workflows, it occurred to me that much of what we do in our photography outside the computer can be just as destructive. When we think about preparing and packing for a trip or planning a shoot, there are a lot of little details that we can ignore that can cause us to be off our game and miss some important shots.

I also spent time thinking about the impact of what we tell ourselves behind the camera. Our frustration at not being good enough, talented enough or whatever other story you might feel like putting up as a roadblock. As I thought more and more about it, I realized that the non-destructive workflow is more than just saving a pixel or two. The workflow starts long before we ever pick up the camera.

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

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One of the biggest teaching aspects of digital photography is the importance of the non-destructive workflow. One of the biggest teaching aspects of digital photography is the importance of the non-destructive workflow. Daniel j Gregory clean 10:42
Episode 106: Facts and Truths in Photography https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-106-facts-truths-photography/ Mon, 20 Mar 2017 15:24:43 +0000 https://www.danieljgregory.com/?p=26059 https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-106-facts-truths-photography/#respond https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-106-facts-truths-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 this week's podcast, we take a look at some of the differences between facts and truths in art and how having an awareness of both can shift your understanding of photography.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-106-facts-truths-photography/">Episode 106: Facts and Truths 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 take a look at some of the differences between facts and truths in art and how having an awareness of both can shift your understanding of photography.

Facts

There are very few facts in photographs. Facts are things in a photograph that are indisputable and have happened. A fact might be the shape and size of the photograph. That the photo is color or black and white, but there are very few facts about the subject (what the photograph is about) and the subject matter (what is in the frame)

Truths

When most of us look at photos, we think about truths. We create stories about the subject and subject matter based on our bias and perspective. These truths are regarded as fact in many cases. If you see a person living in a cardboard box with track marks on their arm, you would say they are homeless and a drug addict. It is possible, however, that the person is an actor hired to play that part and in fact is not homeless or a drug addict. A lot of the elements in a photograph are like this example, and we make assumptions that are both conscious and unconscious that shift our understanding of what we think is a fact. Because the truth is also from a single perspective, it is important when we examine photographs and think about how they are created that we consider the bias of the photographer in our analysis of the image. It is in our understanding of both our bias and the photographers that we can gain a better understanding of our perspectives, prejudices, and assumptions.

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In this week's podcast, we take a look at some of the differences between facts and truths in art and how having an awareness of both can shift your understanding of photography. Facts
There are very few facts in photographs. Facts are things in a photograph that are indisputable and have happened. A fact might be the shape and size of the photograph. That the photo is color or black and white, but there are very few facts about the subject (what the photograph is about) and the subject matter (what is in the frame)
Truths
When most of us look at photos, we think about truths. We create stories about the subject and subject matter based on our bias and perspective. These truths are regarded as fact in many cases. If you see a person living in a cardboard box with track marks on their arm, you would say they are homeless and a drug addict. It is possible, however, that the person is an actor hired to play that part and in fact is not homeless or a drug addict. A lot of the elements in a photograph are like this example, and we make assumptions that are both conscious and unconscious that shift our understanding of what we think is a fact. Because the truth is also from a single perspective, it is important when we examine photographs and think about how they are created that we consider the bias of the photographer in our analysis of the image. It is in our understanding of both our bias and the photographers that we can gain a better understanding of our perspectives, prejudices, and assumptions.
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Episode 105: 2017 Workshops and Visual Literacy https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-105-workshops-visual-literacy/ Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:00:56 +0000 https://www.danieljgregory.com/?p=26034 https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-105-workshops-visual-literacy/#respond https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-105-workshops-visual-literacy/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 excited to announce in this week's podcast, my 2017 workshop calendar. You can learn more about the workshops here, but I am offering both in-person workshops and online workshops...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-105-workshops-visual-literacy/">Episode 105: 2017 Workshops and Visual Literacy</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com">Daniel j Gregory Fine Art Photography</a>.</p>

Workshops

I am excited to announce in this week’s podcast, my 2017 workshop calendar. You can learn more about the workshops here, but I am offering both in-person workshops and online workshops on a variety of topics. So no matter if you are looking to create better images behind the camera, stay organized or create amazing prints, this years’ workshops have something for everyone.

I am also teaching at Photoshop World in April as well as with CreativeLive in May. You can learn more about both of those conferences with the links above.

Visual Literacy

This past weekend I attended a lecture by Michelle Dunn Marsh on Visual Literacy. Over the course of the two hour presentation, I learned something interesting about my own work and how people see photographs. Michelle at one point made a comment along the lines of: When we connect with an image, we connect with the subject and subject matter in the photograph not the photographer.

As I got to thinking about this idea on the way home, it shifted a perspective I have had about my work and the work of others. In many ways, the most successful photographs in history are never really about the photographer. They work best when the photographer is able to get out of their own way.

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I am excited to announce in this week's podcast, my 2017 workshop calendar. You can learn more about the workshops here, but I am offering both in-person workshops and online workshops... I am excited to announce in this week’s podcast, my 2017 workshop calendar. You can learn more about the workshops here, but I am offering both in-person workshops and online workshops on a variety of topics. So no matter if you are looking to create better images behind the camera, stay organized or create amazing prints, this years’ workshops have something for everyone.
I am also teaching at Photoshop World in April as well as with CreativeLive in May. You can learn more about both of those conferences with the links above.
Visual Literacy
This past weekend I attended a lecture by Michelle Dunn Marsh on Visual Literacy. Over the course of the two hour presentation, I learned something interesting about my own work and how people see photographs. Michelle at one point made a comment along the lines of: When we connect with an image, we connect with the subject and subject matter in the photograph not the photographer.
As I got to thinking about this idea on the way home, it shifted a perspective I have had about my work and the work of others. In many ways, the most successful photographs in history are never really about the photographer. They work best when the photographer is able to get out of their own way.
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Episode 104: What do you see https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-104-what-do-you-see/ Mon, 06 Mar 2017 17:00:15 +0000 https://www.danieljgregory.com/?p=25990 https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-104-what-do-you-see/#respond https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-104-what-do-you-see/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 having coffee with a fellow photographer recently and we got to talking about how truth in a photograph exist when you photograph what you actually see</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-104-what-do-you-see/">Episode 104: What do you see</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com">Daniel j Gregory Fine Art Photography</a>.</p>

What do you actually see?

I was having coffee with a fellow photographer recently and we got to talking about how truth in a photograph exist when you photograph what you actually see. With that conversation in mind, I returned to the work of Jeff Wall who recreates all of his photographs from memory. There is a more real truth to Jeff’s work, in his mind, because the actual reality of the images is based on what sticks with him after he sees a scene. Based on that memory, he goes out and recreates what he “truthfully” saw.

As I got to thinking about Jeff’s statement and the conversation. I realized that in many ways our goal of being present behind the camera is as much about finding our own truth and understanding of the world as it is making photographs. In the end, it is our ability to translate what we see into how we construct the world that photographs matter.

 

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I was having coffee with a fellow photographer recently and we got to talking about how truth in a photograph exist when you photograph what you actually see I was having coffee with a fellow photographer recently and we got to talking about how truth in a photograph exist when you photograph what you actually see. With that conversation in mind, I returned to the work of Jeff Wall who recreates all of his photographs from memory. There is a more real truth to Jeff’s work, in his mind, because the actual reality of the images is based on what sticks with him after he sees a scene. Based on that memory, he goes out and recreates what he “truthfully” saw.
As I got to thinking about Jeff’s statement and the conversation. I realized that in many ways our goal of being present behind the camera is as much about finding our own truth and understanding of the world as it is making photographs. In the end, it is our ability to translate what we see into how we construct the world that photographs matter.
 
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Episode 103 Interview with Erik Bennion https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-103-interview-with-erik-bennion/ Mon, 27 Feb 2017 18:04:58 +0000 https://www.danieljgregory.com/?p=25855 https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-103-interview-with-erik-bennion/#respond https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-103-interview-with-erik-bennion/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, Erik Bennion joins me to talk about a variety of topics relating to the art world. Erik has spent the past 25 or so years working in the fine-art gallery sector, artist, and art collector. Erik and I were having a conversation about art and working artist. At some point in the conversation, it occurred to me to record the conversation. We pick up the conversation midway through our discussion at a point where we are talking about the challenges...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-103-interview-with-erik-bennion/">Episode 103 Interview with Erik Bennion</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com">Daniel j Gregory Fine Art Photography</a>.</p>

Interview with Erik Bennion

In this week’s podcast, Erik Bennion joins me to talk about a variety of topics relating to the art world. Erik has spent the past 25 or so years working in the fine-art gallery sector, artist, and art collector. Erik and I were having a conversation about art and working artist. At some point in the conversation, it occurred to me to record the conversation. We pick up the conversation
midway through our discussion at a point where we are talking about the challenges of collecting art when money was tight in 2008. We continue to talk about collecting work, having artists as friends in building your community as well as how to go about approaching a gallery to show your work. Erik offers a number of unique and interesting insights into what it means to have a creative life and immersing yourself into a creative space.

Erik’s work is a variety of mediums and subjects. His heart lies in nature with an emphasis on water and trees. Currently, he is working on some larger scale pieces that evoke a sense of calm and wonder as you figure out if you are staring at air or water.

 

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In this week's podcast, Erik Bennion joins me to talk about a variety of topics relating to the art world. Erik has spent the past 25 or so years working in the fine-art gallery sector, artist, and art collector. In this week’s podcast, Erik Bennion joins me to talk about a variety of topics relating to the art world. Erik has spent the past 25 or so years working in the fine-art gallery sector, artist, and art collector. Erik and I were having a conversation about art and working artist. At some point in the conversation, it occurred to me to record the conversation. We pick up the conversation

midway through our discussion at a point where we are talking about the challenges of collecting art when money was tight in 2008. We continue to talk about collecting work, having artists as friends in building your community as well as how to go about approaching a gallery to show your work. Erik offers a number of unique and interesting insights into what it means to have a creative life and immersing yourself into a creative space.
Erik’s work is a variety of mediums and subjects. His heart lies in nature with an emphasis on water and trees. Currently, he is working on some larger scale pieces that evoke a sense of calm and wonder as you figure out if you are staring at air or water.
 
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Episode 102 Interview with photographer Sarah King https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-102-interview-with-sarah-king/ Mon, 20 Feb 2017 17:49:25 +0000 https://www.danieljgregory.com/?p=25819 https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-102-interview-with-sarah-king/#respond https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-102-interview-with-sarah-king/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 podcast, I am joined by the amazingly talented photographer Sarah King. Sarah is a fine-art photographer based out of Seattle, Washington, who has recently begun working on a new project and business called Visum Monographs. In Visum Monographs, Sarah works to captures the essence of a place...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-102-interview-with-sarah-king/">Episode 102 Interview with photographer Sarah King</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com">Daniel j Gregory Fine Art Photography</a>.</p>

Interview with Fine-Art Photographer Sarah King

In this podcast, I am joined by the amazingly talented photographer Sarah King. Sarah is a fine-art photographer based out of Seattle, Washington, who has recently begun working on a new project and business called Visum Monographs. In Visum Monographs, Sarah works to captures the essence of a place whose history, stories and family tales are found in the objects within a home. This is a great quote by one of her clients, “Sarah’s ability to capture the essence of a person’s life is beautiful. A spiritually moving, quiet memoir, making it, at least for me, felt.  It leaves time to think, to remember.” Sara has also worked as a dancer and studied Late Medieval and Early Modern Iberian Literature and Culture at Columbia University.

In our conversation, we spent time talking about her background in dance and how that has influenced her photography. We also talked about how important it is to build a community to support your creative living no matter what sort of work you are undertaking. I learned a lot about my creative process talking with Sarah, and I hope that you find the interview to be just as insightful.

To learn more about Sarah and her work you can check out her website at www.sarahdkingphotography.com. You can find her monographs work here.

Sarah can also be found posting on a regular basis up on Instagram.

 

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In this podcast, I am joined by the amazingly talented photographer Sarah King. Sarah is a fine-art photographer based out of Seattle, Washington, who has recently begun working on a new project and business called Visum Monographs. In this podcast, I am joined by the amazingly talented photographer Sarah King. Sarah is a fine-art photographer based out of Seattle, Washington, who has recently begun working on a new project and business called Visum Monographs. In Visum Monographs, Sarah works to captures the essence of a place whose history, stories and family tales are found in the objects within a home. This is a great quote by one of her clients, “Sarah’s ability to capture the essence of a person’s life is beautiful. A spiritually moving, quiet memoir, making it, at least for me, felt.  It leaves time to think, to remember.” Sara has also worked as a dancer and studied Late Medieval and Early Modern Iberian Literature and Culture at Columbia University.
In our conversation, we spent time talking about her background in dance and how that has influenced her photography. We also talked about how important it is to build a community to support your creative living no matter what sort of work you are undertaking. I learned a lot about my creative process talking with Sarah, and I hope that you find the interview to be just as insightful.
To learn more about Sarah and her work you can check out her website at www.sarahdkingphotography.com. You can find her monographs work here.
Sarah can also be found posting on a regular basis up on Instagram.
 
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Episode 101 Interview with Aaron Brethorst https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-101-interview-aaron-brethorst/ Mon, 13 Feb 2017 17:00:31 +0000 https://www.danieljgregory.com/?p=2728 https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-101-interview-aaron-brethorst/#respond https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-101-interview-aaron-brethorst/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 podcast, I am joined by Seattle-based photographer Aaron Brethorst. Aaron is a fine-art photographer from Minnesota who has relocated to the Seattle area. He works in a variety of photographic mediums from digital to historical processes. His work has been featured in numerous shows...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/episode-101-interview-aaron-brethorst/">Episode 101 Interview with Aaron Brethorst</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com">Daniel j Gregory Fine Art Photography</a>.</p>

Interview with Fine-Art Photographer Aaron Brethorst

In this podcast, I am joined by Seattle-based photographer Aaron Brethorst. Aaron is a fine-art photographer from Minnesota who has relocated to the Seattle area. He works in a variety of photographic mediums from digital to historical processes. His work has been featured in numerous shows across the US. His photograph “Adam & Son” received second place honors in the 2016 CVG show.

Over the course of our conversation, we touch on how we develop our creative process and deal with the roadblocks that can impact our creative process. Aaron provides some insights into his creative process and the influence of his work as a software developer. We also dive into the importance of creating significant work on both the artist and audience. We also touched on the impacts of working on projects and using projects to help jump-start creativity.

To learn more about Aaron and his work you can check out his website at www.aaronbrethorstphotograpy.com. You can also find him on the following social networks.

Twitter

Instagram

Facebook

 

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In this podcast, I am joined by Seattle-based photographer Aaron Brethorst. Aaron is a fine-art photographer from Minnesota who has relocated to the Seattle area. He works in a variety of photographic mediums from digital to historical processes. In this podcast, I am joined by Seattle-based photographer Aaron Brethorst. Aaron is a fine-art photographer from Minnesota who has relocated to the Seattle area. He works in a variety of photographic mediums from digital to historical processes. His work has been featured in numerous shows across the US. His photograph “Adam & Son” received second place honors in the 2016 CVG show.
Over the course of our conversation, we touch on how we develop our creative process and deal with the roadblocks that can impact our creative process. Aaron provides some insights into his creative process and the influence of his work as a software developer. We also dive into the importance of creating significant work on both the artist and audience. We also touched on the impacts of working on projects and using projects to help jump-start creativity.
To learn more about Aaron and his work you can check out his website at www.aaronbrethorstphotograpy.com. You can also find him on the following social networks.
Twitter
Instagram
Facebook
 
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Episode 100 Interview with author and poet Lori Kane https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/tpp100-interview-lori-kane/ Mon, 06 Feb 2017 23:38:57 +0000 https://www.danieljgregory.com/?p=2703 https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/tpp100-interview-lori-kane/#respond https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/tpp100-interview-lori-kane/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 first week is the wonderful writer Lori Kane.</p> <p>Lori is an essayist, nonfiction storyteller, and poet. Her most recent book is titled The Grace of Dragons: Receiving the Gifts of Dementia Care Partnering. In The Grace of Dragon's, Lori shares essays and poems about her family's experience with her mom Alzheimer's disease.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/tpp100-interview-lori-kane/">Episode 100 Interview with author and poet Lori Kane</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com">Daniel j Gregory Fine Art Photography</a>.</p>

Interview Month

The month of February is interview month. Each week will be a new interview with an artist. Each interview will focus on their creative process, current projects and how they create and find meaning in their work. This first week is the wonderful writer Lori Kane.

Lori is an essayist, nonfiction storyteller, and poet. Her most recent book is titled The Grace of Dragons: Receiving the Gifts of Dementia Care Partnering. In The Grace of Dragon’s, Lori shares essays and poems about her family’s experience with her mom Alzheimer’s disease.

In addition to writing on dementia and care given, she has written several poetry books as well as non-fiction books about finding meaningful work and making transitions in your life to finding work you love.

In this podcast, we talk about how her writing in shaped and influenced by her surroundings, and how creating that space helps her creative practices. We also spend a great deal of time talking about how to be a working artist when you are living in challenging times. As a writer, she has seen a shift in her work and approach to her work since the election.

You can find more about Lori using the links below.

Her website is www.collectiveself.com

Her books are on Amazon via www.lorikane.com. Or you can use the links below.

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You can also find her on twitter @collectiveself or on facebook at her author page.

In the interest of full disclosure, Lori is my creative and life partner and one of the most amazingly creative people you can know.

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This first week is the wonderful writer Lori Kane. - Lori is an essayist, nonfiction storyteller, and poet. Her most recent book is titled The Grace of Dragons: Receiving the Gifts of Dementia Care Partnering. In The Grace of Dragon's,
















Interview Month
The month of February is interview month. Each week will be a new interview with an artist. Each interview will focus on their creative process, current projects and how they create and find meaning in their work. This first week is the wonderful writer Lori Kane.
Lori is an essayist, nonfiction storyteller, and poet. Her most recent book is titled The Grace of Dragons: Receiving the Gifts of Dementia Care Partnering. In The Grace of Dragon’s, Lori shares essays and poems about her family’s experience with her mom Alzheimer’s disease.
In addition to writing on dementia and care given, she has written several poetry books as well as non-fiction books about finding meaningful work and making transitions in your life to finding work you love.
In this podcast, we talk about how her writing in shaped and influenced by her surroundings, and how creating that space helps her creative practices. We also spend a great deal of time talking about how to be a working artist when you are living in challenging times. As a writer, she has seen a shift in her work and approach to her work since the election.
You can find more about Lori using the links below.
Her website is www.collectiveself.com
Her books are on Amazon via www.lorikane.com. Or you can use the links below.
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tPP99 Listener questions answered https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/tpp99-listener-questions/ Mon, 30 Jan 2017 19:04:28 +0000 https://www.danieljgregory.com/?p=2691 https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/tpp99-listener-questions/#respond https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/tpp99-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>In this week's podcast, we answer some of the more popular and interesting questions I have been asked by the listeners of the podcast over the past several months. </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/tpp99-listener-questions/">tPP99 Listener questions answered</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com">Daniel j Gregory Fine Art Photography</a>.</p>

Listener Questions

In this week’s podcast, we answer some of the more popular and interesting questions I have been asked by the listeners of the podcast over the past several months. Topics include favorite cameras and photographers, goals around printing and how to put yourself out there in your work.

Next week starting with episode 100 we move into a month of interviews starting with the poet, writer, and creativity Lori Kane.

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Listener Questions
In this week’s podcast, we answer some of the more popular and interesting questions I have been asked by the listeners of the podcast over the past several months. Topics include favorite cameras and photographers, goals around printing and how to put yourself out there in your work.
Next week starting with episode 100 we move into a month of interviews starting with the poet, writer, and creativity Lori Kane.
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Daniel j Gregory clean 12:16 tPP98 Saying Good-bye and the project process https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/tpp98-saying-good-bye-and-project-process/ Mon, 23 Jan 2017 17:58:11 +0000 https://www.danieljgregory.com/?p=2676 https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/tpp98-saying-good-bye-and-project-process/#respond https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/tpp98-saying-good-bye-and-project-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>People and your creativity As 2017 started, I began to look at my creative process and the things that impacted that process. As it turns out, I have some associates that cause a significant drain on my creativity. They are negative, rude and not really all that supportive of the arts or people who are […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/tpp98-saying-good-bye-and-project-process/">tPP98 Saying Good-bye and the project process</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com">Daniel j Gregory Fine Art Photography</a>.</p>

People and your creativity

As 2017 started, I began to look at my creative process and the things that impacted that process. As it turns out, I have some associates that cause a significant drain on my creativity. They are negative, rude and not really all that supportive of the arts or people who are trying to tell interesting stories. It then occurred to me that I don’t have to continue to be friends with and hang out with these people. While it has been a challenge to have some hard conversations with some people, I am finding that having the space to find new people who can support my work has been worth the effort and I encourage you to see if there are people in your life and how they impact your creativity. If they make you more creative then stick with them and maybe it is time to let the negativity go.

Not all people work the same

I have been working with a number of people on some projects lately and a common theme has emerged around project process. I think that we have been brainwashed into a single method or best way to create a project. The reality for me is that there is no right way to work a project. For some people, they have an idea and they can run with it. Others, like me, have the projects just show up from what they are shooting and printing. Both are valid and neither is better than the other just different.

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People and your creativity As 2017 started, I began to look at my creative process and the things that impacted that process. As it turns out, I have some associates that cause a significant drain on my creativity. They are negative,
















People and your creativity
As 2017 started, I began to look at my creative process and the things that impacted that process. As it turns out, I have some associates that cause a significant drain on my creativity. They are negative, rude and not really all that supportive of the arts or people who are trying to tell interesting stories. It then occurred to me that I don’t have to continue to be friends with and hang out with these people. While it has been a challenge to have some hard conversations with some people, I am finding that having the space to find new people who can support my work has been worth the effort and I encourage you to see if there are people in your life and how they impact your creativity. If they make you more creative then stick with them and maybe it is time to let the negativity go.
Not all people work the same
I have been working with a number of people on some projects lately and a common theme has emerged around project process. I think that we have been brainwashed into a single method or best way to create a project. The reality for me is that there is no right way to work a project. For some people, they have an idea and they can run with it. Others, like me, have the projects just show up from what they are shooting and printing. Both are valid and neither is better than the other just different.

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tPP97 Why you became a photographer https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/tpp96-what-drives-your-creative-life-2/ Mon, 16 Jan 2017 17:00:55 +0000 https://www.danieljgregory.com/?p=2663 https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/tpp96-what-drives-your-creative-life-2/#respond https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/tpp96-what-drives-your-creative-life-2/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>Why you became a photographer I was recently asked about how I become a photographer, and as I got to thinking about this question the more I realized that the question of why was more important than how. The how implies a process or procedure to become something. The why ask a more foundational question about […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/tpp96-what-drives-your-creative-life-2/">tPP97 Why you became a photographer</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com">Daniel j Gregory Fine Art Photography</a>.</p>

Why you became a photographer

I was recently asked about how I become a photographer, and as I got to thinking about this question the more I realized that the question of why was more important than how. The how implies a process or procedure to become something. The why ask a more foundational question about our work as an artist. The why requires that we peel back the onion layers for a deeper connection to reasons we act the way we do.

For me, that answer lies in understanding my need for a creative outlet and way of expressing myself. I was born with dysgraphia and a mild form of dyslexia which has made writing challenging. The camera gave me an outlet. As I attempted other art forms, I wasn’t what academia considered a good student, so I returned to the camera. In the mixup that was my creativity, the camera became the greatest outlet for my storytelling.

Why are you still a photographer

As I thought about why I am still a photographer, I realized that I have a deep love of photography. Even on the days when I don’t have a camera, I spend time in photography. From books to museums to galleries, I love looking at images. I also have realized how much I love to watch and see the light. From the single dapple of light on a forest floor to the look of light on someone’s face as we pass on the street. There is something amazing about how light can tell the stories of our life. It is with a camera that I can find those nouns and verbs to tell my stories.

This weeks’ podcast falls on MLK Day in the US. In celebration of the amazing life and dedication of Marth Luther King, his family and all those who fought for equality in that past, present and future. Thanks, and here is one of my favorite Martin Luther King Quotes.

“Courage is an inner resolution to go forward despite obstacles;
Cowardice is submissive surrender to circumstances.
Courage breeds creativity; Cowardice represses fear and is mastered by it.
Cowardice asks the question, is it safe?
Expediency ask the question, is it politic?
Vanity asks the question, is it popular?

But conscience ask the question, is it right? And there comes a time when we must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but one must take it because it is right.”

― Martin Luther King Jr.

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Why you became a photographer I was recently asked about how I become a photographer, and as I got to thinking about this question the more I realized that the question of why was more important than how. The how implies a process or procedure to becom...
















Why you became a photographer
I was recently asked about how I become a photographer, and as I got to thinking about this question the more I realized that the question of why was more important than how. The how implies a process or procedure to become something. The why ask a more foundational question about our work as an artist. The why requires that we peel back the onion layers for a deeper connection to reasons we act the way we do.
For me, that answer lies in understanding my need for a creative outlet and way of expressing myself. I was born with dysgraphia and a mild form of dyslexia which has made writing challenging. The camera gave me an outlet. As I attempted other art forms, I wasn’t what academia considered a good student, so I returned to the camera. In the mixup that was my creativity, the camera became the greatest outlet for my storytelling.
Why are you still a photographer
As I thought about why I am still a photographer, I realized that I have a deep love of photography. Even on the days when I don’t have a camera, I spend time in photography. From books to museums to galleries, I love looking at images. I also have realized how much I love to watch and see the light. From the single dapple of light on a forest floor to the look of light on someone’s face as we pass on the street. There is something amazing about how light can tell the stories of our life. It is with a camera that I can find those nouns and verbs to tell my stories.
This weeks’ podcast falls on MLK Day in the US. In celebration of the amazing life and dedication of Marth Luther King, his family and all those who fought for equality in that past, present and future. Thanks, and here is one of my favorite Martin Luther King Quotes.
“Courage is an inner resolution to go forward despite obstacles;

Cowardice is submissive surrender to circumstances.

Courage breeds creativity; Cowardice represses fear and is mastered by it.

Cowardice asks the question, is it safe?

Expediency ask the question, is it politic?

Vanity asks the question, is it popular?
But conscience ask the question, is it right? And there comes a time when we must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but one must take it because it is right.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.
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tPP96 What drives your creative life https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/tpp96-what-drives-your-creative-life/ Mon, 09 Jan 2017 18:23:22 +0000 https://www.danieljgregory.com/?p=2652 https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/tpp96-what-drives-your-creative-life/#respond https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/tpp96-what-drives-your-creative-life/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>What drives your creative life As I looked around the studio this week, still getting it cleaned and built, I got to thinking about all the work to create and live a creative life. I got to thinking about what are the sorts of things that drive us to be creative and to create. For […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/tpp96-what-drives-your-creative-life/">tPP96 What drives your creative life</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com">Daniel j Gregory Fine Art Photography</a>.</p>

What drives your creative life

As I looked around the studio this week, still getting it cleaned and built, I got to thinking about all the work to create and live a creative life. I got to thinking about what are the sorts of things that drive us to be creative and to create. For each of us, it is different, but I can imagine that there are some common themes. I thought that in this week’s podcast, we could take a look at some of the ways that we drive and push our creative life. As I consider my own creativity, I came up with a list of idea and concepts that drive part of my creative process. The are:

  1. Passion
  2. Compassion
  3. Fear
  4. Balance
  5. Action and Reaction

How does this translate behind the camera

Once you have figured out what are some of the things that help motivate and drive you to be creative, how do those translate into our photographs? For me, they create a framework that allows us to drive and create more engaging and interesting photographs. At the core of this framework are three elements.

  1. Sense of seeing within the frame. You develop stronger and more interesting framing.
  2. Better relationship between subject and subject matter
  3. Develop a stronger sense of storytelling

Ultimately the question arises: Does it matter that we understand what drives our creative life? For some, it might not matter and might even make it harder to understand. For others, it might be critical to their development as an artist. Either way, what matters is that you do not let it keep you from developing your own energy around your creative life.

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What drives your creative life As I looked around the studio this week, still getting it cleaned and built, I got to thinking about all the work to create and live a creative life. I got to thinking about what are the sorts of things that drive us to b...















What drives your creative life
As I looked around the studio this week, still getting it cleaned and built, I got to thinking about all the work to create and live a creative life. I got to thinking about what are the sorts of things that drive us to be creative and to create. For each of us, it is different, but I can imagine that there are some common themes. I thought that in this week’s podcast, we could take a look at some of the ways that we drive and push our creative life. As I consider my own creativity, I came up with a list of idea and concepts that drive part of my creative process. The are:

* Passion
* Compassion
* Fear
* Balance
* Action and Reaction

How does this translate behind the camera
Once you have figured out what are some of the things that help motivate and drive you to be creative, how do those translate into our photographs? For me, they create a framework that allows us to drive and create more engaging and interesting photographs. At the core of this framework are three elements.

* Sense of seeing within the frame. You develop stronger and more interesting framing.
* Better relationship between subject and subject matter
* Develop a stronger sense of storytelling

Ultimately the question arises: Does it matter that we understand what drives our creative life? For some, it might not matter and might even make it harder to understand. For others, it might be critical to their development as an artist. Either way, what matters is that you do not let it keep you from developing your own energy around your creative life.
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Daniel j Gregory clean 12:20
tPP95 Creative productivity in 2017 https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/tpp95-creative-productivity/ Mon, 02 Jan 2017 19:47:49 +0000 https://www.danieljgregory.com/?p=2644 https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/tpp95-creative-productivity/#respond https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/tpp95-creative-productivity/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>Being Productive Thinking forward to everything that I want to accomplish in 2017 has me considering what sort of changes I need to make to my productive plan. In the past, when I didn’t achieve my goals I got to thinking of myself as lazy, but as the new year starts I have a different […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/tpp95-creative-productivity/">tPP95 Creative productivity in 2017</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com">Daniel j Gregory Fine Art Photography</a>.</p>

Being Productive

Thinking forward to everything that I want to accomplish in 2017 has me considering what sort of changes I need to make to my productive plan. In the past, when I didn’t achieve my goals I got to thinking of myself as lazy, but as the new year starts I have a different perspective on productivity. I find that we spend time on the things that matter and that we need to give ourselves a break when that doesn’t work out the way that we planned.

As I consider my own creativity, I am going to try to focus on the following areas to make 2017 one of the best years.

  1. Reliability. I only want to focus and work with things and people that are reliable. I am done waiting on bad things to improve. I instead want to focus on what works.
  2. Repeatability. I want to make sure that I have a clear and easy way to repeat the things that I do over and over again.
  3. Consistency. There is huge value in working day in and day out on something. Having a consistency to my process will make them easier to repeat and understand their long-term impact.
  4. Forget the past. Things in the past are there for a reason. I am not going to hold on to things just because I did it that way before. If it doesn’t move me forward, it is gone.
  5. Avoid multi-tasking. You can get a lot more done when you sit down, focus and don’t try to do three things at once.
  6. Write it down

I hope that you can find something in this week’s podcast that can help you get more productive in 2017 and if not that you at least take the time to think about what really makes you productive and focus your energy there this year.

If you subscribe to the Perceptive Photographer up on in iTunes and have you take a few minutes to do a quick review, it can help others learn about the show.

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Being Productive Thinking forward to everything that I want to accomplish in 2017 has me considering what sort of changes I need to make to my productive plan. In the past, when I didn’t achieve my goals I got to thinking of myself as lazy,















Being Productive
Thinking forward to everything that I want to accomplish in 2017 has me considering what sort of changes I need to make to my productive plan. In the past, when I didn’t achieve my goals I got to thinking of myself as lazy, but as the new year starts I have a different perspective on productivity. I find that we spend time on the things that matter and that we need to give ourselves a break when that doesn’t work out the way that we planned.
As I consider my own creativity, I am going to try to focus on the following areas to make 2017 one of the best years.

* Reliability. I only want to focus and work with things and people that are reliable. I am done waiting on bad things to improve. I instead want to focus on what works.
* Repeatability. I want to make sure that I have a clear and easy way to repeat the things that I do over and over again.
* Consistency. There is huge value in working day in and day out on something. Having a consistency to my process will make them easier to repeat and understand their long-term impact.
* Forget the past. Things in the past are there for a reason. I am not going to hold on to things just because I did it that way before. If it doesn’t move me forward, it is gone.
* Avoid multi-tasking. You can get a lot more done when you sit down, focus and don’t try to do three things at once.
* Write it down

I hope that you can find something in this week’s podcast that can help you get more productive in 2017 and if not that you at least take the time to think about what really makes you productive and focus your energy there this year.
If you subscribe to the Perceptive Photographer up on in iTunes and have you take a few minutes to do a quick review, it can help others learn about the show.
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Daniel j Gregory clean 12:01
tPP94 Five things photographers should do in 2017 https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/tpp94-five-things-photographers-should-do-in-2017/ Mon, 26 Dec 2016 19:48:28 +0000 https://www.danieljgregory.com/?p=2642 https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/tpp94-five-things-photographers-should-do-in-2017/#respond https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/tpp94-five-things-photographers-should-do-in-2017/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>Five things photographers should do in 2017 As 2016 draws to a close, we take a look at five key things that creative photographers can do to set up a successful creative framework for 2017. There are always some things that we can do to help improve our photography. In this final podcast of 2016, I […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/tpp94-five-things-photographers-should-do-in-2017/">tPP94 Five things photographers should do in 2017</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com">Daniel j Gregory Fine Art Photography</a>.</p>

Five things photographers should do in 2017

As 2016 draws to a close, we take a look at five key things that creative photographers can do to set up a successful creative framework for 2017. There are always some things that we can do to help improve our photography. In this final podcast of 2016, I have come up with a list of ideas that I think could make a difference in your work in the coming year.

  1. Remove the word should from your creative process and replace it with want. Should can create an obligation, whereas, want fuels the fire.
  2. Much like the Stoic philosophers, work on controlling your reaction to events rather than trying to control or be swept up in the events. If you are out shooting, you can’t control the weather, but you can control your reaction to the weather.
  3. Give away your old camera gear (not sell) to someone who could use it. You will be amazed at the jumpstart your creativity gets when you create a spark in someone else.
  4. Follow through on your commitments. Start small and simple, and you will be amazed at the shift in your creativity.
  5. Print the ten best images of 2016 that you created.

Best wishes to you and everyone as 2016 draws to a close. Here is to a new and bright 2017! Happy New Year Everyone!

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Five things photographers should do in 2017 As 2016 draws to a close, we take a look at five key things that creative photographers can do to set up a successful creative framework for 2017. There are always some things that we can do to help improve o...















Five things photographers should do in 2017
As 2016 draws to a close, we take a look at five key things that creative photographers can do to set up a successful creative framework for 2017. There are always some things that we can do to help improve our photography. In this final podcast of 2016, I have come up with a list of ideas that I think could make a difference in your work in the coming year.

* Remove the word should from your creative process and replace it with want. Should can create an obligation, whereas, want fuels the fire.
* Much like the Stoic philosophers, work on controlling your reaction to events rather than trying to control or be swept up in the events. If you are out shooting, you can’t control the weather, but you can control your reaction to the weather.
* Give away your old camera gear (not sell) to someone who could use it. You will be amazed at the jumpstart your creativity gets when you create a spark in someone else.
* Follow through on your commitments. Start small and simple, and you will be amazed at the shift in your creativity.
* Print the ten best images of 2016 that you created.

Best wishes to you and everyone as 2016 draws to a close. Here is to a new and bright 2017! Happy New Year Everyone!
If you subscribe to the Perceptive Photographer up on in iTunes and have you take a few minutes to do a quick review, it can help others learn about the show.
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Daniel j Gregory clean 10:04
tPP93 Context is critical to understanding photography https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/tpp93-context-critical-photography/ Mon, 19 Dec 2016 17:00:14 +0000 https://www.danieljgregory.com/?p=2639 https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/tpp93-context-critical-photography/#respond https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/tpp93-context-critical-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>Context of Photographs In this podcast, we discuss the importance of thinking about the context of how a photograph was created to help understand the meaning and significance. We can often gain more insight into the photograph based on how and when the photograph was created verses an arbitrary judgement based on personal bias or belief. […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/tpp93-context-critical-photography/">tPP93 Context is critical to understanding photography</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com">Daniel j Gregory Fine Art Photography</a>.</p>

Context of Photographs

In this podcast, we discuss the importance of thinking about the context of how a photograph was created to help understand the meaning and significance. We can often gain more insight into the photograph based on how and when the photograph was created verses an arbitrary judgement based on personal bias or belief.

If you subscribe to the Perceptive Photographer up on in iTunes and have you take a few minutes to do a quick review, it can help others learn about the show.

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Context of Photographs In this podcast, we discuss the importance of thinking about the context of how a photograph was created to help understand the meaning and significance. We can often gain more insight into the photograph based on how and when th...















Context of Photographs
In this podcast, we discuss the importance of thinking about the context of how a photograph was created to help understand the meaning and significance. We can often gain more insight into the photograph based on how and when the photograph was created verses an arbitrary judgement based on personal bias or belief.
If you subscribe to the Perceptive Photographer up on in iTunes and have you take a few minutes to do a quick review, it can help others learn about the show.
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Daniel j Gregory clean 11:09
tPP92 Lure of complexity https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/tpp92-lure-of-complexity/ Mon, 12 Dec 2016 17:00:32 +0000 https://www.danieljgregory.com/?p=2636 https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/tpp92-lure-of-complexity/#respond https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/tpp92-lure-of-complexity/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>Complexity verse Simplicity Often times, it seems that in my creative process I do things the hard way. I value the complexity of the process more than the outcome. As I got to thinking about why this happens, it occurs to me that there is some reward or payout for focusing on complexity over the […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/tpp92-lure-of-complexity/">tPP92 Lure of complexity</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com">Daniel j Gregory Fine Art Photography</a>.</p>

Complexity verse Simplicity

Often times, it seems that in my creative process I do things the hard way. I value the complexity of the process more than the outcome. As I got to thinking about why this happens, it occurs to me that there is some reward or payout for focusing on complexity over the value of the simple process. For me, I think that if we make things overly complex and hard, we allow ourselves to have an easy out when we fail. We can always say that it was just too hard to finish.

However, simple doesn’t mean easy, it just means that we were able to focus on the most important aspects of the process, photograph, or series. By focusing on the simplisity, we might not get that reward of complaining about our failures, but we might create more meaningful work.

If you subscribe to the Perceptive Photographer up on in iTunes and have you take a few minutes to do a quick review, it can help others learn about the show.

If you subscribe to the Perceptive Photographer up on in iTunes and have you take a few minutes to do a quick review, it can help others learn about the show.

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Complexity verse Simplicity Often times, it seems that in my creative process I do things the hard way. I value the complexity of the process more than the outcome. As I got to thinking about why this happens,















Complexity verse Simplicity
Often times, it seems that in my creative process I do things the hard way. I value the complexity of the process more than the outcome. As I got to thinking about why this happens, it occurs to me that there is some reward or payout for focusing on complexity over the value of the simple process. For me, I think that if we make things overly complex and hard, we allow ourselves to have an easy out when we fail. We can always say that it was just too hard to finish.
However, simple doesn’t mean easy, it just means that we were able to focus on the most important aspects of the process, photograph, or series. By focusing on the simplisity, we might not get that reward of complaining about our failures, but we might create more meaningful work.
If you subscribe to the Perceptive Photographer up on in iTunes and have you take a few minutes to do a quick review, it can help others learn about the show.
If you subscribe to the Perceptive Photographer up on in iTunes and have you take a few minutes to do a quick review, it can help others learn about the show.
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tPP91 End of the year award shows, gifts and creative spirit https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/tpp91-photo-awards/ Mon, 05 Dec 2016 17:00:33 +0000 https://www.danieljgregory.com/?p=2631 https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/tpp91-photo-awards/#respond https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/tpp91-photo-awards/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>Award Shows As the end of the year draws near, I got to thinking about some of the things that Hollywood does to celebrate their best of for the year and how that can be applied to photography. As the major award shows draw closer, you will find several lists containing the best of.  I think […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/tpp91-photo-awards/">tPP91 End of the year award shows, gifts and creative spirit</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com">Daniel j Gregory Fine Art Photography</a>.</p>

Award Shows

As the end of the year draws near, I got to thinking about some of the things that Hollywood does to celebrate their best of for the year and how that can be applied to photography. As the major award shows draw closer, you will find several lists containing the best of.  I think one of the things we can do with our photography is taking the same categories and apply them to the work we created from the past year. For example, you can get all of your photographs from the past year and select the best pictures you took. You can then find your best picture of the year. You could also, for example, find your best actor or gesture photograph of the year.    There are a lot of other categories you could consider as well.   You can look for your best screenplay or story photo.  You could also look for the image that show cased your best intention and make that your best director photograph.  Finally, you could use the Razzie awards to find your photographs that didn’t quite make the cut this year and have a good laugh.

Creative Energy

One of the things I’ve had some photographers contact me about the past few weeks is dealing with their lack of creativity or creating flow. I think one of the things you can do when you get stuck in this position is to focus on the most simple and easy parts of your creative process. It is when things seem simple and easy we are more likely to try. When you try to think of your creative processes having to solve all the world’s problems or be grander than it needs to be we sometimes shut down in the process, and I think it would be better just to create rather than get stuck in your psychology.

Holiday Gifts

One of the things I get asked a lot this time a year is about gifts for photographers. While the cost of most photographic equipment is outside the reach of normal people, I think there are a number of gifts we could give that would make a difference. If you know, somebody has a favorite photographer you could get them a book or a gift certificate to help pay for part of a workshop or seminar for that person. You could also consider helping them pay for a part of their software subscriptions. I think it is important to realize that when people are asking you for help or a gift, they’re acknowledging your expertise and interest in photography. You should celebrate that recognition.

If you subscribe to the Perceptive Photographer up on in iTunes and have you take a few minutes to do a quick review, it can help others learn about the show.

If you subscribe to the Perceptive Photographer up on in iTunes and have you take a few minutes to do a quick review, it can help others learn about the show.

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Award Shows As the end of the year draws near, I got to thinking about some of the things that Hollywood does to celebrate their best of for the year and how that can be applied to photography. As the major award shows draw closer,















Award Shows
As the end of the year draws near, I got to thinking about some of the things that Hollywood does to celebrate their best of for the year and how that can be applied to photography. As the major award shows draw closer, you will find several lists containing the best of.  I think one of the things we can do with our photography is taking the same categories and apply them to the work we created from the past year. For example, you can get all of your photographs from the past year and select the best pictures you took. You can then find your best picture of the year. You could also, for example, find your best actor or gesture photograph of the year.    There are a lot of other categories you could consider as well.   You can look for your best screenplay or story photo.  You could also look for the image that show cased your best intention and make that your best director photograph.  Finally, you could use the Razzie awards to find your photographs that didn’t quite make the cut this year and have a good laugh.
Creative Energy
One of the things I’ve had some photographers contact me about the past few weeks is dealing with their lack of creativity or creating flow. I think one of the things you can do when you get stuck in this position is to focus on the most simple and easy parts of your creative process. It is when things seem simple and easy we are more likely to try. When you try to think of your creative processes having to solve all the world’s problems or be grander than it needs to be we sometimes shut down in the process, and I think it would be better just to create rather than get stuck in your psychology.
Holiday Gifts
One of the things I get asked a lot this time a year is about gifts for photographers. While the cost of most photographic equipment is outside the reach of normal people, I think there are a number of gifts we could give that would make a difference. If you know, somebody has a favorite photographer you could get them a book or a gift certificate to help pay for part of a workshop or seminar for that person. You could also consider helping them pay for a part of their software subscriptions. I think it is important to realize that when people are asking you for help or a gift, they’re acknowledging your expertise and interest in photography. You should celebrate that recognition.
If you subscribe to the Perceptive Photographer up on in iTunes and have you take a few minutes to do a quick review, it can help others learn about the show.
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tPP90 Five Mistakes Photographers Make https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/tpp90-five-mistakes/ Mon, 28 Nov 2016 18:02:19 +0000 https://www.danieljgregory.com/?p=2623 https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/tpp90-five-mistakes/#respond https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/tpp90-five-mistakes/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>Five Mistakes I was recently having a conversation with a good friend, and he asked me what the five mistakes are I think most photographers make. It was a tough question because I’m not sure that all photographers make the same mistakes. But it did get me thinking as he pushed me more and more, […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/tpp90-five-mistakes/">tPP90 Five Mistakes Photographers Make</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com">Daniel j Gregory Fine Art Photography</a>.</p>

Five Mistakes

I was recently having a conversation with a good friend, and he asked me what the five mistakes are I think most photographers make. It was a tough question because I’m not sure that all photographers make the same mistakes. But it did get me thinking as he pushed me more and more, what were the five things in my photography that I think moved my creative process forward. As seen I continue to talk I came up with the following list:

  • understanding your learning style
  • not knowing your gear
  • diversity in photography
  • history and photography
  • following your voice

Five Key Areas of Focus

When we talk about learning styles, I think most people need to realize what their actual learning style is. If you learn by seeing or kinesthetically or by listening, you need to follow your personal learning style so you can absorb as much information as possible in a way that makes sense to you. I think one of the failings we have in our education system is that we force people into a single learning style that is not comfortable for them. As adults, we have an opportunity to push that boundary and make sure that were getting information in a way that makes the most sense to us.

A lot of photographers talk about not knowing your gear. And I think that’s true that most of us should learn more and more about the tools and techniques that we use for our creative craft. It is important you understand not just the small little things but some of the bigger elements as well.  Like when you’re talking about digital how does color management, or how do printing profiles affect the final print. I think it is critical to know your camera and your camera functions; because if you don’t have to spend time looking at the buttons on your camera, you can to spend more time being in the creative flow.

I think looking at the diversity of photographs created today important. We are at one of the most prolific times in photographic history. Looking at the diversity of who creates all these photos from different cultures, genders and races all contribute to our better understanding of the type of photographic world in which we exist.

Just like with diversity looking at the history of photography helps us understand where we’ve come from and why we do some of the things we do in our photography. It helps us understand the subtle influences and inspirations in photography.

Finally, if I were actually to have a mistake on my list, it would be this, not following your own voice. It is so easy to imitate and follow the path that other people took because it is easy. But meaningful work comes from the heart and the soul, and I think one of the biggest challenges artists face is being willing to risk sharing  what is inside them with the rest of the world

If you subscribe to the Perceptive Photographer up on in iTunes and have you take a few minutes to do a quick review, it can help others learn about the show.

If you subscribe to the Perceptive Photographer up on in iTunes and have you take a few minutes to do a quick review, it can help others learn about the show.

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]]> Five Mistakes I was recently having a conversation with a good friend, and he asked me what the five mistakes are I think most photographers make. It was a tough question because I’m not sure that all photographers make the same mistakes.















Five Mistakes
I was recently having a conversation with a good friend, and he asked me what the five mistakes are I think most photographers make. It was a tough question because I’m not sure that all photographers make the same mistakes. But it did get me thinking as he pushed me more and more, what were the five things in my photography that I think moved my creative process forward. As seen I continue to talk I came up with the following list:

* understanding your learning style
* not knowing your gear
* diversity in photography
* history and photography
* following your voice

Five Key Areas of Focus
When we talk about learning styles, I think most people need to realize what their actual learning style is. If you learn by seeing or kinesthetically or by listening, you need to follow your personal learning style so you can absorb as much information as possible in a way that makes sense to you. I think one of the failings we have in our education system is that we force people into a single learning style that is not comfortable for them. As adults, we have an opportunity to push that boundary and make sure that were getting information in a way that makes the most sense to us.
A lot of photographers talk about not knowing your gear. And I think that’s true that most of us should learn more and more about the tools and techniques that we use for our creative craft. It is important you understand not just the small little things but some of the bigger elements as well.  Like when you’re talking about digital how does color management, or how do printing profiles affect the final print. I think it is critical to know your camera and your camera functions; because if you don’t have to spend time looking at the buttons on your camera, you can to spend more time being in the creative flow.
I think looking at the diversity of photographs created today important. We are at one of the most prolific times in photographic history. Looking at the diversity of who creates all these photos from different cultures, genders and races all contribute to our better understanding of the type of photographic world in which we exist.
Just like with diversity looking at the history of photography helps us understand where we’ve come from and why we do some of the things we do in our photography. It helps us understand the subtle influences and inspirations in photography.
Finally, if I were actually to have a mistake on my list, it would be this, not following your own voice. It is so easy to imitate and follow the path that other people took because it is easy. But meaningful work comes from the heart and the soul,]]>
Daniel j Gregory clean 12:26 tPP89 Impacts of how we define our creative process https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/tpp89-impacts-of-how-we-define-our-creative-process/ Mon, 21 Nov 2016 18:17:58 +0000 https://www.danieljgregory.com/?p=2621 https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/tpp89-impacts-of-how-we-define-our-creative-process/#respond https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/tpp89-impacts-of-how-we-define-our-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>Holiday Season As the holiday season approaches, we were out shopping for the new house and was amazed at just how busy everyone seemed. People seem to be running around from store to store and place to place without really slowing down to experience anything they were seeing. And in all of that rushing, I […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com/podcast/tpp89-impacts-of-how-we-define-our-creative-process/">tPP89 Impacts of how we define our creative process</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.danieljgregory.com">Daniel j Gregory Fine Art Photography</a>.</p>

Holiday Season

As the holiday season approaches, we were out shopping for the new house and was amazed at just how busy everyone seemed. People seem to be running around from store to store and place to place without really slowing down to experience anything they were seeing. And in all of that rushing, I got me thinking about our creative process.

How we define our creative process

I think one of the things that we do as an artist is to sometimes put limits on her own creativity based on the definitions of what we define our work to be. Most other creative endeavors don’t have those limits. A writer will write whatever they can imagine, and  a painter will paint whatever they can imagine.  As a photographer, if your imagination extends beyond the frame of the single shot, I challenge you to figure out how to create truly what your creative spirit is finding and seen in the world.   sometimes, our own definition of what a photograph is or is not supposed to be can inhibit our ability to create. If what truly matters to you is feeding your creative soul and sharing the way you see and experience the world and the story you want to tell,  I think you have to allow yourself to create what you feel and figure out what process, tools, and techniques ultimately get you there the fastest.

If you subscribe to the Perceptive Photographer up on in iTunes and have you take a few minutes to do a quick review, it can help others learn about the show.

If you subscribe to the Perceptive Photographer up on in iTunes and have you take a few minutes to do a quick review, it can help others learn about the show.

The post tPP89 Impacts of how we define our creative process appeared first on Daniel j Gregory Fine Art Photography.

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Holiday Season As the holiday season approaches, we were out shopping for the new house and was amazed at just how busy everyone seemed. People seem to be running around from store to store and place to place without really slowing down to experience a...















Holiday Season
As the holiday season approaches, we were out shopping for the new house and was amazed at just how busy everyone seemed. People seem to be running around from store to store and place to place without really slowing down to experience anything they were seeing. And in all of that rushing, I got me thinking about our creative process.
How we define our creative process
I think one of the things that we do as an artist is to sometimes put limits on her own creativity based on the definitions of what we define our work to be. Most other creative endeavors don’t have those limits. A writer will write whatever they can imagine, and  a painter will paint whatever they can imagine.  As a photographer, if your imagination extends beyond the frame of the single shot, I challenge you to figure out how to create truly what your creative spirit is finding and seen in the world.   sometimes, our own definition of what a photograph is or is not supposed to be can inhibit our ability to create. If what truly matters to you is feeding your creative soul and sharing the way you see and experience the world and the story you want to tell,  I think you have to allow yourself to create what you feel and figure out what process, tools, and techniques ultimately get you there the fastest.
If you subscribe to the Perceptive Photographer up on in iTunes and have you take a few minutes to do a quick review, it can help others learn about the show.
If you subscribe to the Perceptive Photographer up on in iTunes and have you take a few minutes to do a quick review, it can help others learn about the show.
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