40 episodes

Hosted by fine-art photographer Daniel j Gregory, the Perceptive Photographer is an exploration of what it means to be a photographer. The podcast primary focus is on the more non-technical aspects of the art of photography covering a wide range of subjects from intention and meaning behind the camera and in the print, meaningful analysis of images, nature of influence and interviews with amazing lesser known working photographers. The podcast is for the photographer who is looking to better understand their own work and the work of other photographers.

The Perceptive Photographer Daniel j Gregory

    • Visual Arts
    • 5.0 • 40 Ratings

Hosted by fine-art photographer Daniel j Gregory, the Perceptive Photographer is an exploration of what it means to be a photographer. The podcast primary focus is on the more non-technical aspects of the art of photography covering a wide range of subjects from intention and meaning behind the camera and in the print, meaningful analysis of images, nature of influence and interviews with amazing lesser known working photographers. The podcast is for the photographer who is looking to better understand their own work and the work of other photographers.

    Not everything has to be the same

    Not everything has to be the same

    Episode 318







    I have heard from several friends how every day in the pandemic seems to run together. Sort of a Groundhog Day effect. In this week’s podcast, I dive into that notion of everything and every day being the same and how that can impact our approach to talking about our photography in a meaningful way. I also talk about the challenges of shifting our focus on what we talk about to celebrate the experiences of every photograph we look at.







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







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    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 microphoneRode Boom ArmRode PSM ShockmountAll three Rode components a kitFocusrite Scarlet 2i2Adobe Audition (part of creative cloud subscription)LogicPro XMacbook ProOWC Thunderbolt 3 dockHeadphones

    • 12 min
    Our reactions make the difference

    Our reactions make the difference

    Episode 317







    This week’s podcast takes a look at the impacts of how we react to events and information. When you hear someone talk about your photography, do you focus on the negative, which in turn makes everything negative, or do you focus on the positive? In the podcast, I talk about how your approach to that feedback can make all the difference in improving your work. I also talk about some strategies to help you focus on slowing down the experience so you can focus on what matters most to you.







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







    Lightroom Summit Links









    Get your Free Pass here











    Get your VIP Pass Early Bird Pricing









    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 microphoneRode Boom ArmRode PSM ShockmountAll three Rode components a kitFocusrite Scarlet 2i2Adobe Audition (part of creative cloud subscription)LogicPro XMacbook ProOWC Thunderbolt 3 dockHeadphones

    • 11 min
    Reading is fundamental

    Reading is fundamental

    Episode 316







    If you ever take one of my classes or workshops, you will listen to me talk about reading the photograph. The idea of reading a photograph is just like reading a book. You have to slow down, take it in, process the work, and think about it. I first came across the idea of reading the photograph from a Minor White article in the Aperature archives. Reading is an active state of being rather than a passive state. In this week’s podcast, I talk about why reading is important, how to stay engaged when reading the photograph and how reading can make you a better photographer.







    As always, I 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 microphoneRode Boom ArmRode PSM ShockmountAll three Rode components a kitFocusrite Scarlet 2i2Adobe Audition (part of creative cloud subscription)LogicPro XMacbook ProOWC Thunderbolt 3 dockHeadphones

    • 13 min
    Importance of Spring Cleaning

    Importance of Spring Cleaning

    Episode 315







    This week’s podcast breaks out the dustpan and broom. It is spring cleaning week. It is important to keep yourself organized and with sufficient space to be creative. With that in mind, this week we take a look at three easy places to do some spring cleaning in your photography practice to make some room for both the new and old ideas you might have around your photographic work.







    As always, I 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 microphoneRode Boom ArmRode PSM ShockmountAll three Rode components a kitFocusrite Scarlet 2i2Adobe Audition (part of creative cloud subscription)LogicPro XMacbook ProOWC Thunderbolt 3 dockHeadphones

    • 10 min
    Listener questions about new tech, inspiration, and finding one thing that matters

    Listener questions about new tech, inspiration, and finding one thing that matters

    Episode 314







    This week’s podcast is all about answering questions from podcast listeners. We tackle five questions that really got me thinking or were asked more than once. I hope you get something out of the answers and if you have any questions feel free to reach out and let me hear them.







    This week I chime in on:







    * What do I think of new technology and software like Adobe’s Enhance and Resize software and how I plan on using it? * Am I worried about Nikon going away?* Where do I find inspiration?* What do you do when you can’t think of anything to photograph?* What is one thing every photographer should do?







    As always, I 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 microphoneRode Boom ArmRode PSM ShockmountAll three Rode components a kitFocusrite Scarlet 2i2Adobe Audition (part of creative cloud subscription)LogicPro XMacbook ProOWC Thunderbolt 3 dockHeadphones

    • 13 min
    Staying with something good or evolving to something better

    Staying with something good or evolving to something better

    Episode 313







    Sometimes when we are working, it is easy to stick with what we are good at. We tend to think that we are meant to be doing it if we are good at something. However, being good at something doesn’t mean that we enjoy something or should keep doing something. In this week’s podcast, we talk about how sometimes we need to give up what we are good at in favor of doing what we’re meant to do or really want to be doing.















    As always, I 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 microphoneRode Boom ArmRode PSM ShockmountAll three Rode components a kitFocusrite Scarlet 2i2Adobe Audition (part of creative cloud subscription)LogicPro XMacbook ProOWC Thunderbolt 3 dockHeadphones

    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
40 Ratings

40 Ratings

cas5photo ,

Food and medicine for the photographer's soul

This podcast helps ground me in my photography. In a craft that demands keeping up with technique and technology, it is easy to lose perspective. Every week, Daniel Gregory reminds us of the primary importance of the creative act and what really matters to us. This indeed is food and medicine for the photographer's soul.

27slm ,

Best photography podcast

Daniel Gregory makes me think! Probably the best teaching podcast on the air when it comes to philosophy, approach, and looking at my intentions when I go out to make a photograph. I have learned more from this podcast than from any class, be it high school, college, or workshop!!!

fivebluefeathers ,

A weekly dose of creative inspiration

I have listened to this remarkable podcast every week for about 3 years. I love Daniel J Gregory’s insights into The why behind photography, and artistic expression as a whole. He speaks to my soul and I feel like I am back in my favorite BFA degree lectures every week. He is grounded and thoughtful in his words and delivery. This podcast speaks to my soul.

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