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

    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 44 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.

    Three things to clean up before the end of the year

    Three things to clean up before the end of the year

    As 2022 starts to draw to a close, it is a time to look back and reflect on the prior year. As photographers that means we should look back at the impact of our photography in our creative and non-creative aspects of life. In this week’s podcast, I toss out three areas to think about cleaning up before the start of the new year so that you can put your best foot forward for 2023.















    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

    • 11 min
    How to be a better speaker about your photographs

    How to be a better speaker about your photographs

    Speaking about your work can be a challenge. Sometimes we are insecure about our work. Maybe we are nervous about talking in public about our work. No matter what the reason is that you might feel challenged about speaking about your images, learning to talk about your photographs can not only help other understand your work better, but the process can make you a better photographer as well. The more you can speak to the why and what of your photographs, the more insights you photograph will have.







    In this week’s podcast, I talk about how practicing your speaking, owning what you say and listening to others can have a major impact on your photographic process and experience.















    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

    • 13 min
    Thoughts on working with your audience

    Thoughts on working with your audience

    It can take a lot of work to find and maintain an audience as a photographer. There are so many other photographers working and sharing work. So, how does one go about finding and using an audience? In this week’s podcast, I share some thoughts on how to use and work with your audience so that you can share your work and find more people who are engaged with your message.















    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

    • 13 min
    Is it recognition that you seek in your photos or something else

    Is it recognition that you seek in your photos or something else

    This week’s podcast looks at the role of recognition in our photography. We often seek feedback and validation for our work and might seek this out from various places. We might post to social media for instant validation or maybe do a critique session to gain deeper insights. Along with those insights, I feel there is a desire to get recognition for our work and efforts. So join me this week for a quick look at the impacts of the reason and types of recognition we seek and the potential impact on our work.















    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

    • 12 min
    Episode 400 and a thanks to the community

    Episode 400 and a thanks to the community

    Today’s release is the 400th episode of the Perceptive Photographer. I started this little podcast 400 weeks ago and never thought I would be here today celebrating this milestone. As I looked back, I am most thankful for the community of listeners who tune in each week and listen to me ramble on about something that has caught my ear or attention. I never in a million years thought that this would grow into something more than just a little online spoken journal so from the bottom of my heart. Thanks so much for being part of the family. And now without further adieu, here is episode 400.















    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

    • 13 min
    The problem with clear and concise in photography

    The problem with clear and concise in photography

    One of the significant challenges that many of us are brainwashed into thinking when photographing is that photography is about making a simple, clear, and concise photograph that checks all the boxes. One that meets the photographer’s intention is accepted by the viewer and meets all the criteria for what compositionally and processing-wise makes for a good image. We spin up all sorts of language that says if you follow these guidelines, use these tools, and process this way, you will have the foundation for making a good photo. However, art and creativity aren’t poorly constructed multiple-choice tests or true-false tests that do more to reveal the weakness of the test rather than the strength of the test taker. Great photographs are bound by clear and concise as the sole criteria. They are one way to view a photograph but not the only way to view it.







    In this week’s podcast, we tackle the idea of being boxed into the notions that photographs are to be simple and concise to be good in an attempt to dispel the myth that images are best when they check the boxes when we aren’t even sure the boxes are correct.







    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

    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
44 Ratings

44 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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