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The Perceptive Photographer

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Podcast that looks at photography as an art and craft rather than a collection of camera gear.

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United States

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Podcast that looks at photography as an art and craft rather than a collection of camera gear.

Language:

English

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2066598001


Episodes
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Defining your best work

4/15/2024
In this week's podcast, we explore the elusive quest to identify the "best photograph" in a series, delving into considerations like emotional impact, composition, and our own personal bias.

Duration:00:13:32

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Five Photography Challenges to Connect to Your Work

4/8/2024
It's "Challenge Week," in this episode of the Perceptive Photographer, so I am outlining five tasks designed to refresh and inspire your approach to your work.

Duration:00:16:00

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Defining value in the image: snapshots to fine-art

4/1/2024
In the latest episode of the Perceptive Photographer podcast, host Daniel Gregory revisits the evergreen question of what constitutes a good photograph.

Duration:00:15:24

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Diving deeper into photo inspiration and influences

3/25/2024
n episode 472 of the Perceptive Photographer podcast, host Daniel Gregory emphasizes the significance of recognizing the influential photographers that shape our personal style.

Duration:00:12:38

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Symbolic meaning and thinking in photography

3/18/2024
In this week's episode of the Perceptive Photographer, we try to unpack photography's connection to symbolic meaning in images.

Duration:00:13:48

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The reason does matter

3/11/2024
In this week’s podcasts, we look at the importance of making work personal and speaking about why personal matters in our work.

Duration:00:12:58

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When it is practice and when is it insanity?

3/4/2024
In this week’s podcasts, I jump into the essence the struggle between practice, inspiration and making images.

Duration:00:15:03

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Discussing the concept of presets both in software and as a mindset for photographers

2/26/2024
Episode 468 of the Perceptive Photographer podcast delves into the world of presets in photography not just in Lightroom but in conceptual work as well.

Duration:00:12:20

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Imitate, Influence, Inspire: Lessons from ‘Art and Fear’

2/19/2024
In episode 467 of the Perceptive Photographer podcast, we draw inspiration from the book "Art and Fear" by Ted Orland and Richard Bayless. Often in my artistic endeavors, I'm driven by a desire to produce remarkable pieces that resonate with both myself and my audience. But what's the path to achieving such a goal? Drawing from the teachings of "Art and Fear", I point out a fundamental lesson: the best I can do is make art I care about—lots of it. Because as I churn out my creations, only a handful will rise to the top as finished products of note. Learning Through Volume: The Continuous Journey of Art Creation Good work, as highlighted in today's discussion, is born from a surplus of efforts that may not initially hit the mark. I encourage myself to generate an abundance of work and gradually filter out the less impressive aspects. It's through this sifting process that I learn about my unique visions and inch closer to the art I aspire to create. Someone has to do the work, and it might as well be me. Reimagining Weaknesses as Strengths in Art Creating art can sometimes transport me to a peculiar place beyond satisfaction. It's during this struggle with my flaws and weaknesses that art truly takes form. By reframing these apparent shortcomings as strengths, I unlock new perspectives in my craft. The podcast reminds me that it isn't until the pain of not working exceeds the pain of working that I truly commit to my art form. In closing, I reflect on the long-lasting impact "Art and Fear" has had on my creative philosophy. The book's insights are not to be overlooked by anyone seeking to deepen their understanding of the artistic experience. As I bid farewell for the week, I extend an invitation to embrace the book's wisdom and carry it with us on our creative journeys. Remember, keep creating, push through the struggles, and allow your artwork to be an honest exploration of your inner world. Until next time, keep nurturing your craft and perhaps join me for my upcoming free webinar on March 7, where editing and transformation of photographs into striking black and white images will be the day's adventure. Subscribing to the podcast ensures not missing any new episodes released every Monday. 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 microphoneRode Boom ArmRode PSM ShockmountAll three Rode components a kitFocusrite Scarlet 2i2Adobe Audition (part of creative cloud subscription)LogicPro XMacbook ProOWC Thunderbolt 3 dockHeadphones

Duration:00:13:05

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Key elements to thinking about your work as projects instead of images

2/12/2024
Photographers often find themselves at a crossroads, seeking to create work that resonates and has significance. The initial steps towards crafting meaningful photography can seem daunting, yet it is a journey worth embarking on.

Duration:00:14:51

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Keeping perspective before and after the click

2/5/2024
In this episode, we explore the pivotal moment between capture and concept and how making sure we focus on the right creative process at the right time and really push our work forwards in meaningful ways.

Duration:00:12:57

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What can happen if you don’t revisit your work

1/29/2024
In this episode, the perceptive photographer, we reflect on the importance of revisiting one's own work for growth.

Duration:00:14:50

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Seeing the shots with community

1/22/2024
Dive into episode 436 of The Perceptive Photographer to explore the intertwining of camaraderie, standards, and idealism in photography. In this episode, I reflect on an owl photo adventure, revealing insights into how photographers can enhance their craft through communal experiences, precise goals, and a contagiously optimistic outlook. Key Topics Community matters in photography Setting expectations can limit you Positivity is infectious on shoots Photography is a privileged pursuit "That sense of idealism also was really sort of interesting because it came out and I remember one guy said something to the effect of, I’m gonna get one of the greatest shots I’ve ever gotten today." Subscribing to the podcast ensures not missing any new episodes released every Monday. 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 microphoneRode Boom ArmRode PSM ShockmountAll three Rode components a kitFocusrite Scarlet 2i2Adobe Audition (part of creative cloud subscription)LogicPro XMacbook ProOWC Thunderbolt 3 dockHeadphones

Duration:00:13:15

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Five bad habits to drop like a hot potato

1/15/2024
In the podcast this week, we look at five bad habits that might be blocking you and your photographic process and exploration behind the camera.

Duration:00:12:48

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Questions of quality: The viewing of a great Photo

1/8/2024
Dive into the ideas of what makes a good photograph in this episode of the Perceptive Photographer podcast. In episode 461 we try to unlock what defines quality in a image and how our assessment of the subjective nature of good changes and evolves over time From engaging our emotions to shifting at our thinking, we talk about how to discover the key elements that make a photograph truly stand out. Key Topics What makes a good photograph? Distractions in photos: purposeful or not? The subjective nature of photographic interest Emotional evocation as a photo's marker Thinking photos: contemplation and engagement "I also believe that photographs that are good have us think. They have us shift our way at our awareness of the world in a way we hadn't considered before." Subscribing to the podcast ensures not missing any new episodes released every Monday. 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 microphoneRode Boom ArmRode PSM ShockmountAll three Rode components a kitFocusrite Scarlet 2i2Adobe Audition (part of creative cloud subscription)LogicPro XMacbook ProOWC Thunderbolt 3 dockHeadphones

Duration:00:12:56

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Sights and Insights: Starting 2024 with a Photographic Mindset

1/1/2024
As we start 2024 on the perceptive photographer, we dive into the nuances of photography in the digital age, challenging myths and embracing goals for 2024.

Duration:00:12:07

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Finding inspiration in quotes on photography and connecting

12/25/2023
The latest episode of The Perspective Photographer, number 459, dives into some thought-provoking perspectives on photography from some great quotes by other photographers

Duration:00:16:39

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Embrace Failure: A Key to Success

12/18/2023
Dive into our exploration of failure as a stepping stone in photography and creativity on this episode of The Perceptive Photographer.

Duration:00:13:08

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Listener Question Week

12/11/2023
This episode of the Perceptive Photographer podcast is all about listener questions dealign with procrastination, habits, critique mistakes and more.

Duration:00:17:36

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Unlocking conversations about your work with 11 easy questions

12/4/2023
In this week's podcast episode, we explore the use of 11 dynamic questions that are specifically designed to spark meaningful conversations about photography. Using these questions, you can easily discuss your work with your audience and, in turn, help them develop a deeper understanding and appreciation for your art. This can help create a stronger connection between you and your viewers, resulting in a more fulfilling artistic experience for everyone involved. Subscribing to the podcast ensures not missing any new episodes released every Monday. 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 microphoneRode Boom ArmRode PSM ShockmountAll three Rode components a kitFocusrite Scarlet 2i2Adobe Audition (part of creative cloud subscription)LogicPro XMacbook ProOWC Thunderbolt 3 dockHeadphones

Duration:00:14:42