This week’s podcast focuses on the importance of finding and using the simple pleasures in life to influence our photography. When our creative process is going well, rarely do we describe it as a complicated process. When things in life are not going well, we then tend to talk about it as if it were complicated. If you think about your best relationships, I doubt that you have to start off with–It’s complicated.

Our photography should be the same way. We shouldn’t have to talk about how complex or challenging it is to create and enjoy our work. So this week, I talk about how finding and discovering your simple pleasures in life and art can lead to more meaningful work. I am not trying to say that you shouldn’t create complex and in-depth work, but instead, you should be able to find what is at your core as an artist that makes the work matter. When things are good and working, we should be able to quickly say what the work is about.

I encourage you to find the simple and easy joys in your life and find a way to incorporate those feelings and reactions into your work. You might be surprised at the direction it leads.

I also enjoy a simple haiku as part of my process so here is the one mentioned in the podcast.

Like to photograph
but I miss Kodachrome film
it was so pretty

 

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