The difference between knowledge and wisdom in photography

Hosted by Daniel j Gregory

November 6, 2023

Episode Number: 452

This week’s podcast explores the distinction between knowledge and wisdom in photography, emphasizing the importance of experience and trusting yourself. My goal is to encourage you to step out of your comfort zone, trust your existing skills, and take action to explore your creativity to have more uniqueness in your work.

“Trust that you already know enough, trust that you already have the skills you need, and then take those steps to actually try it out and see what happens.”

Key Points

  • Photographers often obsess over acquiring knowledge, believing that it alone will lead to success.
  • Wisdom allows photographers to determine the relevance of information and its application in their own work.
  • Trusting one’s own experience is crucial in developing wisdom and creating unique photographs.
  • Wisdom helps photographers recognize when to apply knowledge and how to adapt it to their own artistic vision.
  • Recognize that our unique perspectives are influenced by what we know and don’t know.

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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

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