One of the biggest mistakes I see when I am working with a critique is the use of statements as facts in an image. Statements such as that person looks angry, or that is a interesting color choice. The statements are put into the context of the photo as if the photo is responding. Rather than focusing on what the photo is doing, it is important to focus on how we are responding to the image. The best way to do this is by using statements that start with I and focus on your reaction to the image. So rather than that is an isolated and lonely landscape, you might say I feel isolated when I look at that tree in the landscape. In this week’s podcast, I talk about how one single change in your language can make a huge difference in the conversations you have about your work.
Don’t for get to check out the the workshops I am teaching this year. You can register for up on my site at www.danieljgregory.com.
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