Discussing the concept of presets both in software and as a mindset for photographers

Hosted by Daniel j Gregory

February 26, 2024

Episode Number: 468

In episode 468 of my podcast, the Perceptive Photographer, I talk about the world of presets in photography. I chime in on how their role and importance can enhancing workflow efficiency, especially for repetitive tasks.

I also share how important it is to consider the further refinement required to achieve the desired effects. I also try to encourage you to understand the underlying adjustments that make up a preset to better apply them to their images. 

I also try an draw a parallel between presets and expectations set before a photo shoot, emphasizing preparation as another form of presetting. Finally I discuss how ideas can be left top of mind akin to having pre-programmed buttons on a radio, that aid photographers in rapidly adapting to change while shooting.

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Gear used in the 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 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 a kit
Focusrite Scarlet 2i2
Adobe Audition (part of creative cloud subscription)
LogicPro X
Macbook Pro
OWC Thunderbolt 3 dock

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