Insights from The Nature of Photographs

Hosted by Daniel j Gregory

March 13, 2023

Episode Number: 418

As I was organizing the bookshelf, I came across one of my favorite books on understand photographs, Stephen Shores The Nature of Photographs. If you haven’t had a chance to check out this book, it is well worth it. It is a simple read and very approachable.

In the book, Stephen talks about how to read and view photographs. He breaks this process down into the physical level (the print), the descriptive level (flatness, frame, time and focus), mental level, and mental modeling.

In this week’s podcast, I dive into a quick look at this book and how the impact of focus at the descriptive level can make a huge difference in your approach to your photographs.

If you need a copy of the book, I am sure your local bookstore or library will have a copy, or you can get a copy here from my affiliate link at the big A in the cloud.

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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