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!
Blogs, social media and eBooks can be found at www.LivingVertical.org.
Most Recent Episode
EPISODE 007 I’m quitting social media. Here’s why.
2 days ago
I announced today on my Facebook page that as of December 25th, I am quitting social media. In this episode I want to give a little more context about why I am making that choice. My goal is not to drop the mic and walk off the stage, but rather to continue the pivot that I have started in the last several months towards creating better work–not more following on social media. My Podcast, my YouTube and Blog will remain very much active–but trying to create “micro” content for disposable platforms is something I’m not going to do any more. Below are some points that I explore in this podcast episode and I hope they will explain why I am quitting social media. It’s not a grand gesture to generate engagement. It’s a self interested effort to stop wasting my time and focus. I hope the net result of this experiment will be better work which will serve people who care the most.
Distraction is now the main role of social media
Conversation and relationship building is my goal
Trying to make content or art for everyone everywhere reduces its impact
Going the opposite direction has value if you care more about being heard
The context that our work “lives” in matters
Technology is evolving at a speed that requires us to be selective
Time and attention should be invested with great care
We have a choice about the world we participate in
This choice is a creative process that belongs to everyone
This might be a bad idea but that unknown begs for exploration
If you’re not psyched on quitting social media that’s totally fine
This is a question I want to explore as a sort of social expedition into the unknown
Featured in my “Book Club” this episode:
David DuChemin’s Within the Frame: http://amzn.to/2grAYJZ
Bonus: Check out https://craftandvision.com/ which is a site dedicated to empowering the vision of photographers of all kinds. David DuChemin is a mentor of mine and a huge inspiration. If you sign up for their email list (the contact sheet) you will receive a handful of awesome free ebooks that will inspire you to keep thinking differently about your work!
My “Practical” focus:
Slowing down. Shoo