The Adventure Photography Podcast with Stephen Richert | LivingVertical.org
About This Show
I'm Stephen Richert--a documentary and adventure photographer. I love photography and the experiences it has given me. In this podcast I will bring you interviews with inspiring adventure photographers, share my own journeys, experience and tips--while discussing the ways in which we can improve our experience of creating images from the edge of our comfort zone!
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Most Recent Episode
EPISODE 009 2017: Life without social media and a new documentary project!
7 days ago
Life without social media just might be the best new productivity hack. Being honest, it’s cleared out a lot of the dust, cobwebs and old magazines that accumulated in my head. It’s created some space in my mind for creativity and inspiration–which you can hear about in this episode. I realized that my use of social media wasn’t distributing a message to the world as much as it was chasing attention. I’m not sure when that shift took place but I only really saw it clearly over the last two weeks since I’ve been off of social media. Sometimes you have to back way away to see things clearly.
I intend to return to social media at some point–but not until I’ve finished getting refreshed and filling my reserves with focus on my new documentary project. It’s important to have something to say–and now I have an idea for this project and the next few weeks will be examining what exactly what I want to say and how. I’m more hopeful and inspired than I’ve been in a long time–because I’m curious and excited!
I’d love to have you join me in this conversation–email me (http://livingvertical.org/contact/) and share your reactions!
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My “Practical” focus:
I’m working on using negative space. I’d write more about that but I want to use negative space more.
Ok fine. I have been learning about this method from looking at Michael Kenna’s book and from Werner Herzog’s Master Class (both are linked below). It’s easy to get so lost in trying to cram the frame full of interesting subject matter that we forget to leave room to breathe. Cleaning up backgrounds and isolating subjects with intent is something I have been trying to practice while shooting and seeing other creatives do this masterfully is inspiring!
Featured in my “Book Club” and resources this episode:
Michael Kenna’s “Images of the Seventh Day ” http://amzn.to/2idYgjY
Werner Herzog’s Master class https://www.masterclass.com/classes/werner-herzog-teaches-filmmaking
(previously featured books)
Seth Godin’s “What to do when it