I was rocking out to the car radio the other day. A few songs came on back-to-back. They were huge songs when I was in college. They played in every bar, dance club and seemed to be on a permanent solo rotation on the radio. I got curious what happened to those bands because these songs were the only ones I could remember. As it turns out most of them went on to make a few albums, but that one hit was the one hit.
I started to look back at my images with that thought in mind. Do I only have one good photograph? Am I just a one-hit wonder. Would it be bad to be a one hit wonder? At least you got a hit.
This week’s podcast dips its toe into the swimming pool of the one hit wonder. Is it bad to have only one hit? Would it be better to have a long career with no hits than a short one with one? What does a one hit wonder even mean in photography? We dive into these questions in an attempt to sort out the question of is making a great photograph, even if it is the only one that is looked at it over and over again, better than a lot of near misses.
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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)
OWC Thunderbolt 3 dock