Ep150 Value of a simple creative process in photography

Hosted by Daniel j Gregory

January 22, 2018

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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

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