Understanding Photographs Through Repeated Engagement

Hosted by Daniel j Gregory

June 3, 2024

Episode Number: 482

Welcome to podcast 482 ! Today, we look at why we might come back and have a second look at an image, and how that can impact our determination of an image’s effectiveness or not. We know that it’s not just about technical aspects but the deeper resonance and significance that prompt us to keep coming back for a second look, and yet, we need the technical aspects to not be a distraction. It is a balancing act. We’ll dive into the importance of engaging with images multiple times, understanding their potential, and the photographer’s intention behind them and how we should consider biases and critique techniques, when sorting out why some photographs hold our attention more than others.

(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
Headphones

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