Research to make more meaningful images

Hosted by Daniel j Gregory

June 6, 2022

Episode Number: 378

Episode 378

I was recently asked if I use the app Photo Pill to do my photography research. While I love Photo Pills and use it and recommend it all the time, it is not my primary research tool. I often spend time looking at books, websites, movies, and podcasts that can give me insights into the non-photographic aspects of a place. It is the history, culture, backgrounds and other aspects of a location or person that feed the soul to help me understand the why I make my photographs of place.

This week’s podcast looks at the impacts of research before we go and take a photograph. Using that research to connect and find what resonates with us can allow us to create a more meaningful image.

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

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Celebrating the uniqueness of episode 444

Celebrating the uniqueness of episode 444

This week is episode number 444 of the podcast. In honor of the episode number, we are looking at three lists of four great ways to improve, have fun and make more photographs.

A question of quality

A question of quality

This week’s podcast dives into the questions of What makes a good photograph and how you choose between two similar images when picking one to have