I love to travel and take pictures, and fall is my favorite season. In this week’s podcast, we talk about some of the lists that you need to make to be successful when you travel. While most people know to make a list of equipment, clothing and travel documents, I encourage everyone also to consider making a few other lists that are about your creative approach to the trip.

I like to create a seeing list and a shot list. Both of those lists are about the places and things I want to see in a location, but the first is about understand where I will be and the second is concepts or ideas to photograph. To make these list, I like to read about and study a location but NOT focus on looking at photographs of others who visit the place. I find that can lead me to pollute my experience of traveling. Rather than looking at Pinterest or other sites, I like to think about the sights, smells, and sensations of a location (seeing list) and how to incorporate those into my shot list (what to photograph). Finally, I like to create a mental list of my emotional expectations and experience and how to keep those in balance as I spend my day out photographing.

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