tPP69: Returning to meaningful work

Hosted by Daniel j Gregory

July 4, 2016

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In this podcast we return to one of the central themes of creating meaningful work. Since starting the podcast, one of the most common questions I get asked seems to revolve around what it takes to make a good photograph. While we have covered this topic in various forms before on the podcast, we return to this topic again to look at the importance of honesty in photography.

As you strive to create more significant work, you have to consider how you are relating to your subject and the subject matter. It is not just enough to take cool or interesting photographs, you need to find how you relate to those subject and reveal that feeling or concept in the work. If your work is a reflection of something that is not your own relationship to the work, then the work will not hold value over time. The most meaningful images are images that build on our connections to the world around. In this podcast, we take a little deeper dive into this idea and explore what it looks like to create this type of work and how you can extend your own process.

Photoshop World 2016

I an also so excited to be an instructor at Photoshop World 2016 this summer in Las Vegas. I am teaching four classes and I would love to see you down there this July. You can find more information over at

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