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Podcast #192 Distance and intimacy in photography

11/12/2018
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Someone asked me recently about what is the correct distance to shoot a photograph. I was a first taken back by the question because it seemed a little strange to me. After digging a little, it was apparent that the photographer was interested in making sharp photographs. So we talked depth of field and subject distance impacts as options. However, the topic got me thinking more and more about distance as it relates to intimacy in photography. In my experiences, one of the most significant...

Duration:00:13:08

Podcast #191 Imagination and our photographic process

11/5/2018
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I have always been amazed by people who are willing to share their imaginations with others. The more fantastic the story, the better. For me personally, I think we all have those stories in us, but for some reason, many of us don't share them. In this week's podcast, we are going all in on the importance of imagination in our photography. This doesn't mean that you are doing compositing or making crazy sets to photograph, but it is about really allowing your storytelling to be about the...

Duration:00:14:09

Podcast #190 Light , time and ambiguity in photography

10/29/2018
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In this week's podcast, we focus on how at the core essence of photography is two things: light and time. Without either of those, there is no photograph. Yet, most photographers know that there is more to a photograph than those two elements. One of the most significant aspects of talking about and reading a picture that often gets overlooked is ambiguity in the photograph. This ambiguity of time, content and context are also crucial to our understanding of the photograph. Much like our...

Duration:00:13:43

Podcast #189 Focus on the ideas

10/22/2018
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Duration:00:12:35

Podcast #188 Authenticity in photography

10/15/2018
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To thine own self be true. -Polonius in Shakespeare's Hamlet In Hamlet, Polonius provides some last words of wisdom to his son as he gets on the next boat for Paris. While this quote has been stated over and over again, I think it's something that is still true for photographers today. At the core of the quote is how you have to take care of yourself first so that you can take care of others. Of course, if you know Hamlet, you know that even for Polonius this is easier said than done. In...

Duration:00:14:14

Podcast #187 Importance in finding shades of grey

10/8/2018
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In this week's podcast, we examine the importance of finding the shades of grey in our black and white world. It is, in many ways, more comfortable to approach our understanding of the world when we can quickly categorize and define people, places, and events. However, in our rush to judgment, we can often misrepresent what is actually happening in our experience. As a creative individual, I personally believe that it is our job to find the subtle nuances in the world that make up our story...

Duration:00:11:59

Podcast #186 This isn’t horseshoes

10/1/2018
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When I was growing up, I always heard the phrase: Close only counts in horseshoes, and atomic bombs. Later in my career, I had a boss who always said: "good isn't good enough, and perfection is the enemy of done." These two phrases have been bubbling up a lot for me in recent weeks during my photography. This week's podcast is about how those two sayings are shaping my approach to some of my photographs. The post Podcast #186 This isn’t horseshoes appeared first on Daniel j Gregory Fine Art...

Duration:00:14:12

Podcast #185 Are you doing Hollywood remakes?

9/24/2018
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There is a remake or reboot trend that many of my friends talk about with Hollywood movies and television shows. Sure there are some reasons to reboot or remake a movie or show. Maybe it was awful the first time, but the source material was excellent. Or, perhaps there is a modern sensibility to bring to the work. However, in many cases, it can feel like it is laziness or an unwillingness to take a risk on something new and original. When you look at your own photographs do you see them as...

Duration:00:11:27

Podcast #184 What drives your passion?

9/17/2018
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When you are in school and getting ready to graduate, or you are starting to look for a job, you often hear advice from people about what to do with your life. Much of that advice was summarized in the book What color is your parachute. In that book, at the core is finding something you are good at and something you have a passion for and where those intersect you can find your ideal job. Photography and our passion for doing work that we like often have that same interaction. In this...

Duration:00:13:14

Podcast #183 Packing list to create for a trip that don’t involve gear

9/10/2018
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I love to travel and take pictures, and fall is my favorite season. In this week's podcast, we talk about some of the lists that you need to make to be successful when you travel. While most people know to make a list of equipment, clothing and travel documents, I encourage everyone also to consider making a few other lists that are about your creative approach to the trip. The post Podcast #183 Packing list to create for a trip that don’t involve gear appeared first on Daniel j Gregory...

Duration:00:11:12

Podcast #182 Jealous much? It’s not a camera problem.

9/3/2018
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If you are a photographer, the only person who cares about your camera brand is you and other photographers. People who look at photographs judge photographs not if they were taken with the "right camera." However, in our modern day of Internet fame and quick judgment, you might think that photographers are overly obsessed with gear. We shouldn't be. Equipment is a tool. You are the photographer. In this week's podcast, I am asking for some help in getting us to change how we focus on...

Duration:00:11:41

Podcast #181 Are you stuck in a photography loop

8/27/2018
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Ever feel like you are running on a treadmill and going nowhere. In my creative practice, I call these loops, and just like getting lost in the woods, I start and end at the point even though I feel like I start in a different direction. This week's podcast talks about some of the more common loops that I face, or I see others face in their photography, and how to deal with those loops. The post Podcast #181 Are you stuck in a photography loop appeared first on Daniel j Gregory Fine Art...

Duration:00:13:52

Podcast #180 Importance of balance in the frame

8/20/2018
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Ok so after a quick rant on the war and revolution that is coming in photography click bait, this week's podcast focuses in on balance. As we have discussed many times on this podcast, balance is something that is important when thinking about images while behind the camera. However, this week, we are focusing on the importance of balance, or lack of balance, in the final image. Balance is about visual harmony and understanding of the frame. It is achieved several ways, but for most...

Duration:00:13:33

Podcast #179 What is style in photography

8/13/2018
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Michael Gregory, no relation, wrote an excellent article for Aperture in 1961 about the nature of photographic style and idea for how to define and use style in photography. I was recently rereading the article and used it as the foundation for this week's podcast. One the most common topics I hear about that is related to creating great photography is that you need to have a style, but the definition of style is both ambiguous and misapplied. This week, using the insights from this...

Duration:00:11:41

Podcast #178 Lessons from minimalism and staying organized for photographic editing

8/6/2018
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In this week's podcast, we are talking about how to go about applying some of the basic concepts from minimalism and getting organized to make it easier to work and edit our photographs. At times it is very easy to get overwhelmed with the work required to make a good photograph. However, by learning to focus on a few key things that have been tried and tested to work in keeping organized, you might find that you can make better photographs more efficiently and faster. The post Podcast #178...

Duration:00:11:32

Podcast #177 Issues with the formulaic creative processes

7/30/2018
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I was flipping through Netflix looking at movies and got to thinking about how many movies follow the same basic formula. For example, in most romantic comedies, the couple gets together, and something happens that drives them apart. After some conflict, they are somehow pushed together and end up happily ever after. In our photography, we can quickly end up following the same formula over and over again. In some cases, this might be ok, but I other cases this could cause us to fall short...

Duration:00:11:42

Podcast #176 Listener Questions

7/23/2018
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Duration:00:15:30

Podcast #175 What’s it worth?

7/16/2018
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Welcome to the 175th episode of the Perceptive Photographer. This week's episode looks at how to determine what a photograph is worth. Is a picture worth more because it has sold more copies and made a lot of money? Is a photograph worth more because it has a lot of likes or impressions on social media? Or is a photograph worth more because it shares something or says something that pulls at our heart and emotions? It is worth more because it changes the way we see the world around...

Duration:00:11:59

Podcast #174 Diverging and converging ideas in our work

7/9/2018
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In the 174th episode of the Perceptive Photographer, we take a look at how various methods of expanding and narrowing down the photographic process can help us make better images behind the camera. The creative process has a huge influx of ideas from both external and internal sources. If we can find ways to maximize those inputs, it can often times give us a jumpstart on our creative practice. However, at some point, we need to being to cull through those ideas and images so that we can...

Duration:00:12:55

Podcast #173 Getting it right in camera is about more than settings

7/2/2018
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Welcome to episode 173 of the podcast!. Thanks so much for being a listener, I really do appreciate you taking time out of your day to listen to the podcast. This week's topic is all about how important the concept of getting it right in camera is to make a successful image. Typically, when we talk about getting it right in the camera, it is all about the settings. I find that in my own process, getting it right in camera is more about the mindset to pay attention to all of the qualities...

Duration:00:12:26