The Perceptive Photographer

The Perceptive Photographer

Latest Episodes

Projects, odd questions and toning black and white images
July 10, 2023

This week’s podcast is a dive into a few listener questions that have come in over the past few weeks. We look at how to approach big projects and use the amazing Matika Wilbur’s Project 562 work as a

Chicken and the egg
July 03, 2023

In looking at photographs, there are a lot of ways to evaluate the work. Two of those approaches are content and concept. We can look at how well the concept is executed, and we can look at how well t

Working Projects
June 26, 2023

One of the great aspects of working in photography is the chance to work on projects. And in this case, by projects, I just mean a collection of similar themed work. Many of us start out taking image

Simple lessons from my last workshop and an editing effect to keep a close watch on
June 19, 2023

The podcast this week is a quick review of lessons observed in my last workshop out in the Palouse. Gear used in the podcast One of the questions I get asked frequently is what sort of equipmen

Five challenges to push your photographic process forward
June 12, 2023

In the podcast this week, I offer up five challenges each with 10 outcomes to try that will help push you forward as a photographer. While some of them seem simple on the surface, each of these challe

What to do with all those bad ones?
June 05, 2023

I have had several conversations about what to do with bad images lately. So, in this week’s podcast, we revisit a classic topic for organization and working with your images–what to do with all those

Generative AI, Diane Arbus and other musings on the creation of images
May 29, 2023

This past week I was asked a lot about the new generative AI tools in Photoshop and how they will impact my workflow. To be honest, I am not yet sure how they will completely impact my workflow, but

Details and other small things
May 22, 2023

In this week’s podcast, we dive into the importance of details and how the small things in our photographic practice can make all the difference in getting the work we want and hope to create. Gea

Starting from failure
May 15, 2023

In this podcast, I talk about how much faster you can achieve your goals when you start by failing and how failing is a great indicator of action. Gear used in the podcast One of the questions

Balancing act in photography
May 08, 2023

In the latest podcast episode, I discuss the significance of balancing not only our visuals but also our mindset toward our work. This approach can positively impact our appreciation for our work and