Five challenges to push your photographic process forward

Hosted by Daniel j Gregory

June 12, 2023

Episode Number: 431

In the podcast this week, I offer up five challenges each with 10 outcomes to try that will help push you forward as a photographer. While some of them seem simple on the surface, each of these challenges can be a deep dive into your creative process and how to quickly understand the why and how of your work. So if you are up for it:

  1. Pick your 10 best images
  2. Pick your 10 most important images
  3. Give a physical print to 10 different people of at least one of the photographs from your best or most important group
  4. Pick 10 locations within 10 miles of your house and go photograph them
  5. Pick 10 pieces of gear and get rid of them.

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
Headphones

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