Podcast #187 Importance in finding shades of grey

Hosted by Daniel j Gregory

October 8, 2018

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The simple question of “Are you a black and white photographer?” caused me to shift my approach to my own work. The question while simple enough invoked in me an acknowledgment that much of my reaction and experiences of the world could be at the extreme edges. The black and white so to speak.

However, in my experience as a creative person, the experiences that matter most were in the shades of grey between the black and white. The beauty of the world and the photograph were in how all of the tones and shades could come together to make a more fulfilling photograph. As I got to thinking more about this, I realized that my own creative practice suffers when I only see my work at the edges and forget to seek out the beauty and wisdom that comes from those shades of grey.

In this week’s podcast, I talk about how those differences and the awareness of what it does to my creative practice to live at the extremes can limit what I am able to create and see in the world. As I dig into this topic, I try to encourage you to spend time identifying your extremes and how you might be able to find between those extremes the importance of seeing all the shades of grey.

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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