Generative AI, Diane Arbus and other musings on the creation of images

Hosted by Daniel j Gregory

May 29, 2023

Episode Number: 429

This past week I was asked a lot about the new generative AI tools in Photoshop and how they will impact my workflow. To be honest, I am not yet sure how they will completely impact my workflow, but they will cause a shift for sure. At the same time, the quote, “I really believe there are things nobody would see if I didn’t photograph them” by Diane Arbus got me thinking about how we might be asking the wrong question about all this new technology.

In this week’s podcast, I discuss how what you photograph and how you see the world will impact your approach using some of these new generative tools. Depending on who you are and how you see, these tools may finally let you express what you see, and for others, it will help provide clarity to the more documentary way they photograph. Either way, the conversations about these tools and their impacts will continue as photography takes its next leap.

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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A question of quality

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