Questions of quality: The viewing of a great Photo

Hosted by Daniel j Gregory

January 8, 2024

Episode Number: 461

Dive into the ideas of what makes a good photograph in this episode of the Perceptive Photographer podcast. In episode 461 we try to unlock what defines quality in a image and how our assessment of the subjective nature of good changes and evolves over time From engaging our emotions to shifting at our thinking, we talk about how to discover the key elements that make a photograph truly stand out.

Key Topics

  • What makes a good photograph?
  • Distractions in photos: purposeful or not?
  • The subjective nature of photographic interest
  • Emotional evocation as a photo’s marker
  • Thinking photos: contemplation and engagement

“I also believe that photographs that are good have us think. They have us shift our way at our awareness of the world in a way we hadn’t considered before.”

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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
Headphones

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