Unscripted talks about (mostly) photography


Join Spencer Pablo and Scott Davenport for each week for a fun, candid, unscripted chat about photography. There may be some rambling, some off-topic tangents, and some good-natured teasing. There will be laughing. Join in.


Unscripted Talks About (Mostly) Photography

Ep. 011: Photo Plans For 2018 And… Why Do You Buy Gear?

Man... we cover a lot of ground in this episode. Our longest yet!

Happy 2018! In this episode, Spencer and Scott cover a *ton* of topics. We start with a look back at our personal highlights from 2017. We also talk about the year ahead, the differences between independent travel and guided tours, and what photo trade shows pique our interest.

Scott brings up the topic of being a content creator and sometimes feeling the weight of feeling like every shoot needs to be documented. A resolution emerges… allow yourself space to simply focus on just making a photograph. Spencer shares his thoughts and how juggling multiple cameras, tripods, and drones are more his norm. He thinks there’s a new year’s resolution in there somewhere.

Do you have photo resolutions for this year?

The conversation turns toward gear (hey man, Spencer is in this show… gear comes up). It’s an interesting topic given how different we are when it comes to gear. Spencer is an unabashed lover of new tech and seems to have a gadget every week. Scott is more purpose driven with his gear purchases and less inclined to buy the next new “shiny object”.  It’s a great exchange of thoughts and ideas. 

What drives you to buy a new piece of equipment? Share your thoughts in the comments.

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