Revealing Your Photography Personality through F-Stops

Hosted by Daniel j Gregory

June 10, 2024

Episode Number: 482

Welcome to podcast 483, In this podcast, I’m diving into the world of f stops and depth of field in photography. Imagine your favorite f stop as a personality quiz—revealing the unique characteristics that define how you see and capture the world. You can of course start with Lightroom’s library filter bar to uncover your natural shooting habits, helping you understand your personal photography style with a metadata sort by f.stop. But rather than be just that simple, I dive into the impacts of f/stops as we explore the power of depth of field in guiding focus, telling compelling stories, and expressing intention in every shot. Whether you’re drawn to lush, blurred backgrounds or crave crisp, all-encompassing detail, it’s all about the details you value. hopefully with some thoughts on how to prioritize elements like sharpness, light, color, and technique, all while keeping your approach simple and true to your vision. Your signature and style, be it a favorite aperture or shutter speed, say something about who you are. I hope you spend a little time figuring out if you are an f/8 or f/16 sort of person.

(00:00:00) Determining If a Photograph Is Effective

(00:00:41) Is a Photograph Worth a Second Look?

(00:03:20) Forcing a Second or Third Look

(00:04:53) Technique vs. Effectiveness

(00:11:38) Summary

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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