The lure of instant gratification

Hosted by Daniel j Gregory

June 13, 2022

Episode Number: 379

Episode 379

Carrie Fisher has a great quote, “Instant gratification takes too long.” In this week’s podcast, we dive into the impacts of instant gratification on the making of meaningful photographs. From overly relying on the back to the camera to software that automates much of our processing, it is easy to get trapped into the notion that having our initial desires met means that our purpose in our photography was also completed. Over the course of looking at photographs and thinking about what our work means, we can often find a deeper connection to our work.

Delaying gratification doesn’t mean that we can’t at the moment react to something unique developing before our eyes, but rather it allows for the room for both surprise and purpose to be a part of the process.

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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