In this week’s podcast, the value of routine comes front and center. A good friend of mine had recently purchased a new camera and asked me what one skill I thought was most important to photography. I sort of sidestepped the topic and picked having a good routine.Routines can be both good and bad. Routines help us keep organized, focused and hone our skills both technical and artistic. At the same time, some routines keep us from growing and changing. While some people advocate for a particular routine, I feel that each person should find a routine that works for them. By leveraging what strengths you already have and incorporating those into your process, you may find that you already have an effective way of working. If you, on the other hand, find your process to be too haphazard and disorganized each time you go out to photograph or work on your photographs, this is a chance to reshape your focus.Gear used in podcastOne 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