Episode 112: Why switch gear

Hosted by Daniel j Gregory

May 1, 2017

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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.


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