Can you answer the question Why do you care?

Written by Daniel Gregory

I am a Whidbey Island, Wa based fine-art photographer and photographic educator. I am a core faculty member of the Photographic Center Northwest, as well as an instructor for CreateLive and KeblyOne . I also regularly presents at regional and national conferences. I also the host of the weekly podcast The Perceptive Photographer which focuses on the challenges and day-to-day aspects of living as a photographer.

October 19, 2020

Episode 293

I had a conversation with a friend a while back about photography and at one point, relating to photo editing, I asked him, Why do you care what someone else does so much? There was a long, almost uncomfortably long pause. The answer that he gave didn’t really matter much to me, but that pause really got me thinking about the idea of why do we care about things the way we do.

As we look at photography, I think we care about work because of its impact on us as we make it, and we hope the impact it has on others. The struggle for many of us comes from having to let go of the effect on others and accept that the work we make won’t always be important to everyone. It can be important to us. We can learn from it. We can care about it, but it might not impact others the way we want. Yet, understanding why you care about your own work and the work of others, I think, can give you exciting insights into how you approach and think about your work and how you share it. So this week’s podcast dives into the notion of caring about your work.

As always, hope you and yours are safe, and please remember to keep safe and wear your mask!

 

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 three 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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