Episode 252

As we kick off 2020, I thought I would make this week’s podcast all about the five most common questions I got asked in 2019 that weren’t related to camera gear or printing. I thought each question was exciting and provided an interesting insight into the creative process.
Here are the questions I talk about in the podcast this week. I hope that you find the questions as enjoyable as I did.
1. What was the biggest lesson you learned in 2019?
Importance of saying no.
2. How long does it take to become a professional photographer?
Depends on how you define professional
3. Do you have any good books for me to read?
Art can help by Robert Adams
Photowork: 40 photographers on process and practice by Sasha Wolf
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig
4. How do you know when to work in black and white?
That is all about how the photograph will make me feel when in black and white or color.
5. Do you ever get stuck in your process and feel like you can’t create following your process?
Absolutely all the time consistently never goes away frustrated often…

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