Podcast #181 Are you stuck in a photography loop

Hosted by Daniel j Gregory

August 27, 2018

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Ever feel like you are running on a treadmill and going nowhere. In my creative practice, I call these loops, and just like getting lost in the woods, I start and end at the point even though I feel like I start in a different direction. This week’s podcast talks about some of the more common loops that I face, or I see others face in their photography, and how to deal with those loops.

I like to think about these loops more as spheres rather than circles. The reason for that is that there is an infinite number of loops we can make around the sphere that has us feeling like things are different, but the root issue is still the same. Unlike a circle with just a single starting and ending point and one path, when our issue is bounded by the sphere, we find that we are trapped by lots of circles and lots of options, but we can’t leave the one bubble.

For me, some of the more common bubbles include getting stuck on gear, education classes, mistakes and shooting the same thing over and over again. By breaking out of those loops, I find that my own creative practice improves, and so does my approach to my photography.

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

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