F-Stop Collaborate and Listen

Bernard Geraghty - Capturing the Beauty of Ireland

Welcome to episode 212 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen!

This week I was joined by a photographer living in one of my favorite places on Earth - Ireland.

Welcome Bernard Geraghty to the podcast!

Bernard is a 34-year-old ball of lightning who has emerged onto the landscape photography scene in a flash. I first came to know about Bernard over on Clubhouse, where we connected in some clubs and got to know each other. As soon as I realized he had his own podcast, I knew I wanted to sit down and have a chat, plus who can resist that Irish accent and incredible charm?

In this episode, Bernard and I discuss some fun topics, including:

  • The launch of his career and how he transitioned into being a full-time photographer.
  • The photography scene in Ireland and what it is like to capture landscape images there.
  • Bernard's podcast.
  • How the pandemic has impacted his tour business and how he has made adjustments through collaboration.
  • A wild story about his winning storm image from Italy.
  • And lots more!

Be sure to scroll down to see all of Bernard's amazing photographs!

Here's who Bernard recommended for the podcast this week:

Other items mentioned on the show:

1. Bernard's storm photo.

2. Exclusive 1:1 Experiences with Matt Payne.

3. Natural Landscape Photography Awards.

Support the show on Patreon.

I love hearing from the podcast listeners! Reach out to me via InstagramFacebook, or Twitter if you'd like to be on the podcast or if you have an idea of a topic we can talk about. Join the discussion over on Nature Photographer's Network! We have weekly discussions about each episode of the podcast. It's also free! We also have an Instagram page and a Facebook page for updates.

We also have a searchable transcript of every episode!

Thanks for stopping in, collaborating with us, and listening. See you next week.

As a reminder, you can also support the podcast by shopping at B+H for your photography gear using our Affiliate Link.

Carolyn Cheng - The Feminine Sublime Through Aerial Landscape Photography

Welcome to episode 211 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen!

Today's guest, Carolyn Cheng, is an emerging artist in the nature and landscape photography world. I've been really loving her work and I have been really eager to sit down and have a chat with her.

Carolyn lives in Toronto, Canada and uses photography as an artistic release from her responsibilities in the corporate real estate world. Her photography has really grown into something quite spectacular in the short time she's been going after it and I think listeners will take away a lot from this week's conversation. Grab a coffee, beer, or other adult beverage and enjoy learning from Carolyn's insights on today's show.

In this episode, Carolyn and I discuss some quite interesting topics, including:

  • Her journey into landscape and nature photography.
  • How aerial photography has captivated her.
  • Why she makes photographs.
  • What her photos mean to her.
  • How she describes her work.
  • How social media has helped her through the pandemic.
  • And lots more!

Be sure to visit the full show notes to see all of Carolyn's amazing photographs and a transcript for today's show.

Here's who Carolyn recommended for the podcast this week:

Other items mentioned on the show:

1. Nature Photographer's Network 30-day free trial and 20% discount.

2. Exclusive 1:1 Experiences with Matt Payne.

3. Natural Landscape Photography Awards.

Support the show on Patreon.

As a reminder, you can also support the podcast by shopping at B+H for your photography gear using our Affiliate Link.

The Slow Photography Movement - A Panel Discussion

Welcome to episode 210 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen!

This week I hosted a special panel discussion with three incredibly talented photographers who have spear-headed a wonderfully thoughtful approach to photography called the Slow Photography Movement or SPM.

Created by Ernesto Ruiz, SPM is a philosophical approach to landscape and nature photography that has incredible benefits to you, the artist. Joining Ernesto this week are Jennifer Renwick and Beth Young, who have teamed up with Ernesto to promote and elevate SPM in our community.

I really enjoyed picking their brains about the Slow Photography Movement and how adhering to it can improve your photography, your experiences as a photographer, and your overall mental well-being in this artform. So sit back, relax, grab a coffee, beer, wine, or other adult beverage of choice, and enjoy our discussion!

Be sure to scroll down to see all of our talented panel's photography!

Here's who Ernesto, Jennifer, and Beth recommended for the podcast this week:

Other items mentioned on the show:

1. Nature Photographer's Network Special Offer.

2. Arc Panel.

Support the show on Patreon.

As a reminder, you can also support the podcast by shopping at B+H for your photography gear using our Affiliate Link.

Head over to the podcast's website to find the full show notes and to see the incredible photos from our guests.


Richard Wong - SEO | Family | Diversity in Landscape Photography

Welcome to episode 209 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen!

This week I was joined by a photographer living in the Bay Area in California - Richard Wong.

Richard has been a prolific landscape photographer for over 20 years and has seen the industry shift significantly over that time. He also happens to be an expert in search engine optimization.

Richard began his journey in the film days and his approaches to photographer have mostly remained true to that approach in the digital age. 

In this episode, Richard and I discuss some fairly heavy and controversial topics, including:

  • Search Engine Optimization and marketing of landscape photography.
  • Richard's capture process.
  • Balancing home life and photography.
  • Negativity on social media and how to deal with it.
  • Diversity in landscape photography.
  • And lots more!

Over on Patreon this week, Richard and I tackle the uncomfortable topic of plagiarism in landscape photography.

Be sure to scroll down to see all of Richard's amazing photographs! His bio photo courtesy of Christopher Michel.

Here's who Richard recommended for the podcast this week:

Other items mentioned on the show:

1. Richard's Fine Art Prints website.

2. Exclusive 1:1 Experiences with Matt Payne.

3. The Bamboo Ceiling.

4. Natural Landscape Photography Awards.

Support the show on Patreon.

I love hearing from the podcast listeners! Reach out to me via InstagramFacebook, or Twitter if you'd like to be on the podcast or if you have an idea of a topic we can talk about. Join the discussion over on Nature Photographer's Network! We have weekly discussions about each episode of the podcast. It's also free! We also have an Instagram page and a Facebook page for updates.

We also have a searchable transcript of every episode!

Thanks for stopping in, collaborating with us, and listening. See you next week.

As a reminder, you can also support the podcast by shopping at B+H for your photography gear using our Affiliate Link.

Krista McCuish - Discovering the Finer Details in Nature

Welcome to episode 208 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen!

This week I was joined by a photographer from Halifax, Nova Scotia - Krista McCuish.

Krista has lived a life filled with a variety of interests, jobs and curiosities which she has leveraged and turned inwards into the creation of some very personally expressive photographs of intimate subjects very close to home.

Krista has an innate ability to bring her experiences as an attentive observer of nature into the creation of some really wonderful nature photography. Krista and I covered a lot of ground on the show this week, including:

  • How Krista's backgrounds and interests inform her creative process.
  • Krista's home studio which is filled with natural curiosities.
  • How Krista's approach to photographing close to home has inspired her to create her photographs.
  • How and why Krista shows a sense of mystery and wonder through her images.
  • And lots more!

Over on Patreon this week, Krista answers the question, "do we always need to be highly productive and have a presence on social media to feel accomplished?"

Be sure to scroll down to see all of Krista's amazing photographs!

Here's who Krista recommended for the podcast this week:

Other items mentioned on the show:

1. 60-day Trial to Nature Photographer's Network.

2. Exclusive 1:1 Experiences with Matt Payne.

3. Workshops with Gary Randall.

4. Our Magnificent Planet Book from LensWork.

5. ViewPoint Gallery.

6. OnLandscape Magazine feature of Krista.

Support the show on Patreon.

As a reminder, you can also support the podcast by shopping at B+H for your photography gear using our Affiliate Link.

Adam Woodworth - Perils of RV Travel | Night Sky Photography

Welcome to episode 207 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen!

This week I was joined by a photographer from Lubec, Maine - Adam Woodworth.

Adam was a guest on the show way back on Episode 45 and a lot has changed in his life since then.
Adam is a master of night photography and prides himself on capturing scenes in a more natural style. He also recently returned from a cross-country trip in his RV which was suddenly interrupted by the emergence of COVID. Adam and I covered a lot of ground on the show this week, including:

  • Adam's experience of learning about COVID while on the road in his RV.
  • Adam's hate/hate relationship with social media.
  • Adam's new bookNight Sky Photography: From First Principles to Professional Results
  • And lots more!

Over on Patreon this week, Adam divulges his secrets for Facebook marketing and how he has leveraged it to grow a massive audience for his tutorials and masterclass on night photography.

And just an FYI - there is some profanity in this week's episode, so if you have youngsters with you, maybe save this one for later!

Other items mentioned on the show:

1. Exclusive 1:1 Experiences with Matt Payne.

Support the show on Patreon.

Be sure to scroll down to see all of Adam's amazing photographs!

Here's who Adam recommended for the podcast this week:

I love hearing from the podcast listeners! Reach out to me via InstagramFacebook, or Twitter if you'd like to be on the podcast or if you have an idea of a topic we can talk about. Join the discussion over on Nature Photographer's Network! We have weekly discussions about each episode of the podcast. It's also free! We also have an Instagram page and a Facebook page for updates.

We also have a searchable transcript of every episode!

Thanks for stopping in, collaborating with us, and listening. See you next week.

As a reminder, you can also support the podcast by shopping at B+H for your photography gear using our Affiliate Link.

René Algesheimer - Personal Style | Marketing | Projects

Welcome to episode 206 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen!

This week I was joined by one of my favorite up-and-coming photographers who keeps producing some of the most unique and stunning images I've seen in a long time:

René Algesheimer.

René is a Swiss photographer and professor of marketing and market research. He holds several college degrees and started his photography journey in 2015.

René and I covered a lot of ground on the show this week, including:

  • René's thoughts on social media as someone who teaches marketing and marketing research.
  • Why René makes photographs and his creative approach.
  • René's approach to photography and projects.
  • How to create your personal style.
  • How to build your personal brand and market it.
  • And lots more!

Over on Patreon this week, René and I discuss the new and exciting Clubhouse app and what it's various applications are for photographers.

Be sure to scroll down to see all of René's amazing photographs!

Here's who René recommended for the podcast this week:

Other items mentioned on the show:

1. 60-day Trial to Nature Photographer's Network.

2. Exclusive 1:1 Experiences with Matt Payne.

3. Scrivener.

4. Seth Godin - This is Marketing Book.

Support the show on Patreon.

I love hearing from the podcast listeners! Reach out to me via InstagramFacebook, or Twitter if you'd like to be on the podcast or if you have an idea of a topic we can talk about. Join the discussion over on Nature Photographer's Network! We have weekly discussions about each episode of the podcast. It's also free! We also have an Instagram page and a Facebook page for updates.

We also have a searchable transcript of every episode!

Thanks for stopping in, collaborating with us, and listening. See you next week.

As a reminder, you can also support the podcast by shopping at B+H for your photography gear using our Affiliate Link.

Wayne Suggs & Jerry Greer - Collaborating to Create the Book of Your Dreams

Welcome to episode 205 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen!

This week I was joined by two former guests of the podcast who collaborated on an incredible book project:

Wayne Suggs & Jerry Greer.

Wayne learned about Jerry through the podcast and reached out to him during COVID to discuss the possibility of working together on Wayne's idea for a fine art photography book. Wayne's book, "The Color of Dreams," is an absolute masterpiece. They were kind enough to send me an advance copy of the book prior to our podcast conversation and I was beyond impressed by the quality of the book, the photographs, and Wayne's immersive story-telling within the book.

The three of us covered a lot of ground on the show this week, including:

  • Why Wayne decided to do this book project,
  • The importance of story-telling in his book,
  • His night photography techniques,
  • Dealing with CMYK color space for book projects,
  • Collaborating with a book publisher to perfect your project,
  • Wayne and Jerry's thoughts on the state of landscape photography,
  • And lots more!

Over on Patreon this week, Wayne, Jerry, and I discuss Facebook Groups for photographers and how they have impacted the artform of landscape photography.

Here's who Wayne and Jerry recommended for the podcast this week:

Other items mentioned on the show:

1. Hidden Brain Podcast on COVID and Waiting.

Support the show on Patreon.

I love hearing from the podcast listeners! Reach out to me via InstagramFacebook, or Twitter if you'd like to be on the podcast or if you have an idea of a topic we can talk about. Join the discussion over on Nature Photographer's Network! We have weekly discussions about each episode of the podcast. It's also free! We also have an Instagram page and a Facebook page for updates.

We also have a searchable transcript of every episode!

Thanks for stopping in, collaborating with us, and listening. See you next week.

As a reminder, you can also support the podcast by shopping at B+H for your photography gear using our Affiliate Link.

Dave Morrow - Quitting Social Media | Backpacking | Email Marketing

Welcome to episode 204 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen!

This week I was joined by the photographer who famously quit all of his social media accounts in 2018.

Welcome Dave Morrow to the show! Dave is a landscape photographer residing on the west side of the Cascade Range near Seattle, Washington.

Dave and I covered some very interesting topics this week, including:

  • Why he deleted all of his social media accounts in 2018,
  • Why it is risky to build a business on social media platforms,
  • E-mail marketing techniques and strategies,
  • The benefits of backpacking and wilderness photography,
  • Our strategies for staying in top physical condition for this style of photography,
  • And lots more!

Over on Patreon this week, Dave and I discuss the importance of cross-disciplinary skill-building as a way to round yourself out to become a better person, photographer, and business-person. 

Here's who Dave recommended for the podcast this week:

Other items mentioned on the show:

1. 60-day Trial to Nature Photographer's Network.

Support the show on Patreon.

I love hearing from the podcast listeners! Reach out to me via InstagramFacebook, or Twitter if you'd like to be on the podcast or if you have an idea of a topic we can talk about. Join the discussion over on Nature Photographer's Network! We have weekly discussions about each episode of the podcast. It's also free! We also have an Instagram page and a Facebook page for updates.

Thanks for stopping in, collaborating with us, and listening. See you next week. 

P.S. did you know we have a searchable transcript of every episode?

As a reminder, you can also support the podcast by shopping at B+H for your photography gear using our Affiliate Link.

Daniel Dietrich - Ethics in Wildlife Photography

Welcome to episode 203 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen!

This week I was joined by our first wildlife photographer on the podcast! Welcome Daniel Dietrich to the show!

Daniel is a wildlife photographer living in Point Reyes, California and focuses a lot of his work on the wildlife native to that area. He is the founder and executive director of Conservation Kids, a non-profit he set-up to give kids experiences in nature with cameras. Daniel sits on the ethics committee for the North America Nature Photography Association (NANPA) and on the board of directors for the Environmental Action Committee.

Daniel and I covered some very interesting topics this week, including:

  • Ethics and ethical considerations in wildlife photography,
  • Why he has chosen wildlife photography,
  • His non-profit Conservation Kids,
  • Truth in captioning in wildlife photography,
  • His workshops in Point Reyes,
  • And lots more!

Over on Patreon this week, Daniel and I discuss what he thinks makes for a good wildlife photograph.

Check out Daniel on Instagram.

Here's who Daniel recommended for the podcast this week:

Other items mentioned on the show:

Support the show on Patreon.

I love hearing from the podcast listeners! Reach out to me via InstagramFacebook, or Twitter if you'd like to be on the podcast or if you have an idea of a topic we can talk about. Join the discussion over on Nature Photographer's Network! We have weekly discussions about each episode of the podcast. It's also free! We also have an Instagram page and a Facebook page for updates.

Thanks for stopping in, collaborating with us, and listening. See you next week.

As a reminder, you can also support the podcast by shopping at B+H for your photography gear using our Affiliate Link.

Matt Jackisch - Epson Pano Award Winner | Authenticity in Landscape Photography

This week I was joined by the winner of the 2020 Epson Pano Awards, Matt Jackisch.
 
Matt is a nature photographer residing in Vancouver, British Columbia. When he is not out chasing light with his camera, he is mitigating risk over the skies of BC as an Air Traffic Controller. It was not until embarking on extensive travels that Matt gained a true appreciation for exploration and the rugged beauty of mother nature. Upon returning, he viewed the Pacific Northwest with a completely new perspective and has since set out to tell its story through creative imagery. Like me, Matt enjoys venturing into remote areas and capturing these places rarely seen by most people.
 
Matt and I covered some very interesting topics this week, including:
  • Art and intention in landscape photography,
  • Subjectivity in landscape photography competitions,
  • The direction of landscape photography,
  • Drones and the creative process,
  • The devastating effects of climate change and our role as photographers,
  • The sensationalization of reality and sacrificing of authenticity for popularity in landscape photography,
  • And lots more!
Over on Patreon this week, Matt and I discuss the advantages of NOT "going pro" as a landscape photographer.

Here's who Matt recommended for the podcast this week:

Other items mentioned on the show:

Support the show on Patreon.

Kai Hornung - Landscape Photography Competitions & Personal Expression

Welcome to episode 201 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen!

This week I was joined by the photographer who recently won the 2020 Photograph of the Year from ILPOTY - Kai Hornung. Kai is a German photographer who has recently burst onto the scene having just began his pursuits in 2016. What he has been able to accomplish in such a short amount of time is nothing short of impressive.

Kai and I covered some very interesting topics this week, including:

  • Kai's journey into landscape photography,
  • Winning the Photograph of the Year Award,
  • Why we enter photography competitions,
  • The inherent flaws in existing competitions,
  • His methods of personal expression in photography,
  • Transitioning to more "intimate" photography from epic grand scenics,
  • Nature First Photography,
  • And lots more!

Over on Patreon this week, Kai and I discuss the growing demand for photography critiques and his blog post - "Why I say no."

Other items mentioned on the show:

Support the show on Patreon.

Who Kai recommended for the podcast this week:

I love hearing from the podcast listeners! Reach out to me via InstagramFacebook, or Twitter if you'd like to be on the podcast or if you have an idea of a topic we can talk about. Join the discussion over on Nature Photographer's Network! We have weekly discussions about each episode of the podcast. It's also free! We also have an Instagram page and a Facebook page for updates.

Thanks for stopping in, collaborating with us, and listening. See you next week.

As a reminder, you can also support the podcast by shopping at B+H for your photography gear using our Affiliate Link.

Guy Tal & Michael Gordon - The History of Landscape Photography

Welcome to episode 200 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen!
 
To celebrate our 200th episode, I queried our listeners on our Facebook Group for ideas on a 200th episode. The idea that really resonated for me was to discuss the History of Landscape Photography, so I invited two of the wisest photographers I could think of for a conversation about that and the relevance it has on the environment we find ourselves in today.
 
I was so thankful to be able to get Guy Tal and Michael Gordon to join me for this conversation.
 
Guy and Michael teach very unique workshops together and have for over a decade. I consider both of them to be two of the most thoughtful and influential leaders in contemporary landscape photography.
 
So, buckle your seat belts and get ready for a good one. Make sure you listen all the way to the end to learn about a huge discount code from Guy Tal.
 
In addition to the History of Landscape Photography, we covered some very interesting topics this week, including:
  • Landscape Photography's acceptance as an artform.
  • Is it important to adhere to the fidelity of the craft's history?
  • How the history of Landscape Photography has influenced us,
  • And lots more!
Other items mentioned on the show:

Support the show on Patreon.

Support the show via PayPal or support our Patreon supporters here.

Anna Morgan - Truth, Experience, and Beauty in Landscape Photography

Welcome to episode 199 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen!

This week on the podcast, I had a wonderful conversation with a landscape photographer living in Vancouver, British Columbia, Anna Morgan.

Anna grew up in the United Kingdom but later relocated to Vancouver, BC to practice veterinary medicine. She recently sold her veterinary practice to pursue a Master's Degree and start a family. Through her Master's Degree, she decided to write her thesis on quite a fascinating topic: The Role of Photography and the Photographer in Conservation. The frameworks by which Anna used to frame her thesis have far-reaching application to understanding photographers, photography, and how we can think about each from varied perspectives. Anna was gracious enough to send me a copy of her thesis, which I read prior to our conversation.

Anna and I discuss some interesting topics this week, including:

  • The role of photography and the photographer in conservation,
  • Content-driven themes including truth, experience, and beauty, and how these themes interplay with situated knowledge including emotions, interests, meanings, attitudes, beliefs, and values,
  • How misrepresentation of truth in photography could hinder conservation efforts (and other impacts of misrepresentation),
  • The importance of representation of women in photography and art and the roles women can play in addressing the climate crisis and other environmental issues,
  • How Anna's thesis has helped me to understand and conceptualize how and why various photographers present their artwork the way they do in regards to digital manipulation,
  • And lots more!

Over on Patreon this week, Anna and I discuss the practice of Slow and Contemplative Photography and how it connects curiosity, creativity, and care for the environment.

Here are the photographers that Anna recommended on the podcast:

1. Jo Stephen.

2. Lizzie Shepherd.

3. Melanie Collie.

4. Switchback Shawty / Cherisa Hawkins.

Other items mentioned on the show:

1. The Project I'm excited about.

I love hearing from the podcast listeners! Reach out to me via InstagramFacebook, or Twitter if you'd like to be on the podcast or if you have an idea of a topic we can talk about. Join the discussion over on Nature Photographer's Network! We have weekly discussions about each episode of the podcast. It's also free! We also have an Instagram page and a Facebook page for updates.

Thanks for stopping in, collaborating with us, and listening. See you next week.

As a reminder, you can also support the podcast by shopping at B+H for your photography gear using our Affiliate Link.

Perri Schelat - Processing Grief Through Landscape Photography

Welcome to episode 198 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen!

This week on the podcast, I had a wonderful conversation with a landscape photographer who currently resides in Montana - Perri Schelat.

Perri has been pursuing landscape photography for a long time and has had one goal in mind: to become an award-winning landscape photographer. Her pursuit of this goal have taken her to some amazing places and she has found a deep connection with Glacier National Park.

In 2018, her world was turned upside down when her husband Tom passed away. Since then, she has used landscape photography as a tool to look inwards to help process that grief and shift her thinking. Perri and I discuss some interesting topics this week, including:

  • How she embarked on her journey in landscape photography,
  • How workshops influenced her photography development,
  • Loss and creativity in landscape photography and the grief process,
  • How her photography has benefitted from her personal loss,
  • And more

Here is the photographer that Perri recommended on the podcast:

1. Matt Bishop.

Other items mentioned on the show:

1. Kane Engelbert.

2. Facebook Group for the Podcast.

I love hearing from the podcast listeners! Reach out to me via InstagramFacebook, or Twitter if you'd like to be on the podcast or if you have an idea of a topic we can talk about. Join the discussion over on Nature Photographer's Network! We have weekly discussions about each episode of the podcast. It's also free! We also have an Instagram page and a Facebook page for updates.

Thanks for stopping in, collaborating with us, and listening. See you next week.

As a reminder, you can also support the podcast by shopping at B+H for your photography gear using our Affiliate Link.

Jeremy Jackson - Landscape Photography Changed My Life

Welcome to episode 197 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen!

This week on the podcast, I had a wonderful conversation with a photography living in Brittish Columbia, Jeremy Jackson.

Jeremy is a professor of psychometrics at Douglas College in New Westminster, Brittish Columbia. In his own words, Landscape Photography has changed his life. 

Jeremy and I discuss some interesting topics this week, including:

  • How he got into landscape photography and how it has changed his life,
  • Decision-making in landscape photography,
  • Stages of personal development in photography,
  • Why you shouldn't listen to other photographers,
  • His favorite photographers of all time,
  • And more.

Here are the photographers that Jeremy recommended on the podcast:

1. Marco Sipriaso.

2. Finn Beales.

3. Carolyn Cheng.

Other items mentioned on the show:

1. 60-day Trial to Nature Photographer's Network.

Please consider supporting the podcast financially on Patreon. Thanks to you if you already do! You're awesome.

Dan Cook - UK Peak District; The Trouble With Making Your Passion Your Job

Welcome to episode 196 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen!

This week on the podcast, I had a wonderful conversation with U.K. Photographer Dan Cook.

Dan won an award in the 2014 Landscape Photographer of the Year contest, which was quite early on in his career as a photographer. He works full-time in the construction industry and uses photography as a way to get into the outdoors and escape urbanism. 

Dan and I discuss some interesting topics this week, including:

  • How he got into landscape photography,
  • His award in the 2014 Landscape Photographer of the Year contest,
  • The challenge and dilemma of focusing your passion in photography into a full-time job,
  • The psychological challenges within photography,
  • Social media's impact on photography,
  • Selling prints,
  • And much, much more.

Over on Patreon this week, Dan and I discuss his trip to Nepal and the incredible experiences he had photographing that country.

Here are the photographers that Dan recommended on the podcast:

1. Kevin Russ.

2. Ellie Davis.

3. Tom Hegen.

Other items mentioned on the show:

1. Podcast Magazine feature on our show (you have to subscribe for free first).

I love hearing from the podcast listeners! Reach out to me via InstagramFacebook, or Twitter if you'd like to be on the podcast or if you have an idea of a topic we can talk about. Join the discussion over on Nature Photographer's Network! We have weekly discussions about each episode of the podcast. It's also free! We also have an Instagram page and a Facebook page for updates.

Thanks for stopping in, collaborating with us, and listening. See you next week.

As a reminder, you can also support the podcast by shopping at B+H for your photography gear using our Affiliate Link

Andy Boenau - Virtual Photography Projects & His Corona Coupling Book

Welcome to episode 195 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen!
 
This week on the podcast, I was happy to be joined by Andy Boenau.
 
Andy is a photographer living in Richmond, Virginia who seems to always have a new project up his sleeve. I was excited to talk to him about his latest project, which examines the lives of people in relationships that were only able to meet with each other virtually via Zoom, as has become commonplace since the start of COVID-19.
 
Andy and I discuss some interesting topics this week, including:
  • His monograph book project, Corona Coupling,
  • How physical separation takes a toll on relationships,
  • Using Zoom as a camera,
  • Focusing on the creative process instead of the equipment,
  • Artistic motivation and self-limiting beliefs,
  • Virtual photography,
  • And much, much more.

Here are the photographers that Andy recommended on the podcast:

1. Chris Suspect.

2. Tatsuo Suzuki.

I love hearing from the podcast listeners! Reach out to me via InstagramFacebook, or Twitter if you'd like to be on the podcast or if you have an idea of a topic we can talk about. Join the discussion over on Nature Photographer's Network! We have weekly discussions about each episode of the podcast. It's also free! We also have an Instagram page and a Facebook page for updates.

Thanks for stopping in, collaborating with us, and listening. See you next week.

Please support the show on Patreon.

As a reminder, you can also support the podcast by shopping at B+H for your photography gear using our Affiliate Link

Kristen Ryan - Capturing the Magic of the Tetons / Women Retreats

Welcome to episode 194 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. 

This week on the podcast, I was happy to be joined by Kristen Ryan

Kristen Ryan is a mother of four children living in Chicago, Illinois. She has a healthy obsession with landscape photography and Grand Teton National Park. Kristen leads all-women landscape photography retreats in the Tetons, Chicago, Canada, and elsewhere. Kristen hosts an online forum for women landscape photographers that she calls Women Capture Magic. She's also a Nature First Ambassador. 

Kristen and I discuss some interesting topics this week, including:

  • How she became obsessed with Landscape Photography and the Tetons,
  • Her all-women landscape photography retreats,
  • Her Women Capture Magic online forum,
  • The challenges of being a mom to four children as a full-time photographer,
  • Intimate Landscape Photography using a telephoto lens,
  • And much, much more.

Over on Patreon this week, Kristen and I talk about tips and tricks to using neutral density filters for long exposures in landscape photography.

Here are the photographers that Kristen recommended on the podcast:

1. Paul Allen.

2. Leah Horstman.

3. Josh Merrill.

Other items mentioned on the show:

1. 60-day free trial to Nature Photographer's Network.

2. Arc Panel Luminosity Panel.

I love hearing from the podcast listeners! Reach out to me via InstagramFacebook, or Twitter if you'd like to be on the podcast or if you have an idea of a topic we can talk about. Join the discussion over on Nature Photographer's Network! We have weekly discussions about each episode of the podcast. It's also free! We also have an Instagram page and a Facebook page for updates.

Thanks for stopping in, collaborating with us, and listening. See you next week.

Please support the show on Patreon.

As a reminder, you can also support the podcast by shopping at B+H for your photography gear using our Affiliate Link

Robb Hirsch - Curiosity of the Natural World - Photographing Yosemite

Welcome to episode 193 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. 

This week on the podcast, I was happy to be joined by Robb Hirsch, a landscape photographer from California.

Robb is a biologist by training, naturalist by heart, and photographer by passion. Robb has an intimate relationship with the natural world. This connection was established early during annual childhood visits to Yosemite, which forged his bond with this magical place. After receiving his undergraduate degree from the University of California–Irvine, Robb began a career as a field biologist, working on a variety of projects for California State Parks, the US Geological Survey, and several private firms. His love for traveling and exploration has taken him through Africa, Central America, Tasmania and the western United States. Initially photography was a means to document his work and travels, but it soon became the focus. Robb’s photography has been featured in international competitions, calendars, magazines, and gallery showings, and he leads customized, small group and private photography workshops in Yosemite and surrounding Sierra Nevada.

Robb and I discuss some interesting topics this week, including:

  • How Robb got into landscape photography as a biologist.
  • Robb's incredible book, "The Nature of Yosemite - A Visual Journey",
  • Robb's love affair with Yosemite National Park and the Yosemite Conservancy,
  • How curiosity of the natural world and geological processes informs and guides his photography,
  • His method of composition in landscape photography,
  • Using photography to inspire others to experience their own connections to a place,
  • The importance of understanding the history of the places we photograph,
  • And much, much more.

Over on Patreon this week, Robb and I discuss the importance of developing personal relationships with other people as landscape photographers.

Here are the photographers that Kristen recommended on the podcast:

1. Jerry Dodrill.

2. Ian Shive.

3. Ed Callert.

4. James McGrew.

Other items mentioned on the show this week:

1. Gary Randall and Chris Byrne Columbia River Gorge workshop.

2. Nature First Photography.

I love hearing from the podcast listeners! Reach out to me via InstagramFacebook, or Twitter if you'd like to be on the podcast or if you have an idea of a topic we can talk about. Join the discussion over on Nature Photographer's Network! We have weekly discussions about each episode of the podcast. It's also free! We also have an Instagram page and a Facebook page for updates.

Thanks for stopping in, collaborating with us, and listening. See you next week.

Please support the show on Patreon.

As a reminder, you can also support the podcast by shopping at B+H for your photography gear using our Affiliate Link

Michelle Bates - Toy / Plastic Cameras: Creativity Unleashed

Welcome to episode 192 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. 

This week on my landscape photography podcast, I was joined by Michelle Bates

Michelle has been a passionate photographer since she was young, and learned her way around a camera in 1991 at the Maine Photographic Workshops, where she first discovered the Holga. Since then, Michelle has shown work in solo exhibitions in the Pacific Northwest, New York, Los Angeles and Israel, and in group shows around the US, Italy, Germany & Thailand. She has photographed for weekly newspapers, album covers, performers, artists, and many others. Michelle loves teaching, and has given lectures on plastic and toy cameras to groups all over the US, including the Society for Photographic Education, SF Camerawork, Powell's Books, and the Creative Center for Photography. She has taught at many photo schools & centers, including Photographic Center Northwest, Newspace (PDX), Maine Media Workshops, the Julia Dean Workshops (LA) and International Center of Photography in New York, among others. Her book, "Plastic Cameras: Toying with Creativity" was published in late 2006 and the second edition in October 2010. Michelle lives in Washington State, and frequents Seattle, Vashon Island, Bellingham, Portland (OR), San Francisco and New York. She loves to road trip and fly away with her Holgas whenever possible.

Michelle and I discuss some interesting topics this week, including:

  • What a plastic camera is,
  • Plastic cameras and how they distill the photographic process down to creativity,
  • What makes a good photographer,
  • Advantages of toy cameras,
  • Quirks of toy/plastic cameras,
  • Performance photography,
  • Collaboration with other artists,
  • And much, much more.

Over on Patreon this week, Michelle and I talk about the importance of honing our skills of writing to improve our photography.

Here are the photographers that Michelle recommended on the podcast:

1. Ted Orland (sorry, no website).

2. Teru Kuwayama.

3. Anne Arden McDonald.

4. Susan Burnstine.

5. Jill Enfield.

6. Elizabeth Opalenik.

7. Louviere & Vanessa.

I love hearing from the podcast listeners! Reach out to me via InstagramFacebook, or Twitter if you'd like to be on the podcast or if you have an idea of a topic we can talk about. Join the discussion over on Nature Photographer's Network! We have weekly discussions about each episode of the podcast. It's also free! We also have an Instagram page and a Facebook page for updates.

Thanks for stopping in, collaborating with us, and listening. See you next week.

As a reminder, you can also support the podcast by shopping at B+H for your photography gear using our Affiliate Link

Mattias Sjolund - Building Your Landscape Photography Business

Welcome to episode 191 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. 

This week on my landscape photography podcast, I was joined by a landscape photographer from Uppsala, Sweden - Mattias Sjolund

Mattias works full-time in the digital marketing field and runs an upstart landscape photography business "Foto Magica" where he recruits "big name" photographers from the United States to join him on small tours and workshops in Sweden, bringing the stars to his market. 

Mattias and myself discuss some interesting topics this week, including:

  • How Mattias improved his photography on a small budget,
  • How Mattias built his landscape photography business,
  • Using Google Ads for marketing your landscape photography business,
  • Other digital marketing tips,
  • Differences between Europe and the United States in the landscape photography market,
  • And much, much more.

Over on Patreon this week, Mattias and I discuss how photography enriches his life and how he maintains his photography business and a full-time job. 

Here are the photographers that Mattias recommended on the podcast:

1. Tara Workman.

2. Bruce Percy.

3. Andrea Hamilton.

I love hearing from the podcast listeners! Reach out to me via InstagramFacebook, or Twitter if you'd like to be on the podcast or if you have an idea of a topic we can talk about. Join the discussion over on Nature Photographer's Network! We have weekly discussions about each episode of the podcast. It's also free! We also have an Instagram page and a Facebook page for updates.

Thanks for stopping in, collaborating with us, and listening. See you next week.

As a reminder, you can also support the podcast by shopping at B+H for your photography gear using our Affiliate Link

Gary Crabbe - The Legacy of Galen Rowell in Landscape Photography

Welcome to episode 190 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. 

This week on the podcast, I was joined by a landscape photographer who has been in the game for quite a long time. Gary Crabbe found himself welcomed into the landscape photography world by surprise when he decided to quit his job as a breakfast cook and work for Galen Rowell as his photo library curator.

What ensued was an unexpected life-long journey as a landscape photographer. Gary is an award-winning photographer and author living in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has seven published books to his credit as principal photographer, the last two of which he also authored. His most recent book, Photographing California; Vol. 1 – North, won the prestigious IBPA Benjamin Franklin Gold Medal Award for Best Regional Title.In 2018, the United States Postal Service released seven of Gary’s photos – a nearly unprecedented number for an individual photographer -- as USPS Forever Postage Stamps. These photos are now immortalized as part of the USPS O Beautiful collection, a 20-image set of stamps celebrating the hymn, America the Beautiful.

Gary and myself discuss some interesting topics this week, including:

  • Gary's journey into photography,
  • What it was like to work with Galen Rowell,
  • The realities of making it as a professional photographer,
  • Image licensing,
  • Photo selection and portfolio development,
  • Competitiveness in landscape photography,
  • And much, much more.

Over on Patreon this week, Gary and I discuss his challenges with mental health - a topic that has been getting a lot of attention lately in light of COVID. Stick around to the end of the show where I will be announcing a nice giveaway for listeners. 

Here are the photographers that Gary recommended on the podcast:

1. Richard Wong.

2. David Leland Hyde.

3. Phillip Hyde.

4. Michael Gordon.

5. Robert Glenn Ketchum.

6. Frans Lanting.

7. Suzi Eszterhas.

8. Nevada Wier.

Other items mentioned on the show:

1. Private 1:1 landscape photography workshops.

I love hearing from the podcast listeners! Reach out to me via InstagramFacebook, or Twitter if you'd like to be on the podcast or if you have an idea of a topic we can talk about. Join the discussion over on Nature Photographer's Network! We have weekly discussions about each episode of the podcast. It's also free! We also have an Instagram page and a Facebook page for updates.

Thanks for stopping in, collaborating with us, and listening. See you next week.

As a reminder, you can also support the podcast by shopping at B+H for your photography gear using our Affiliate Link

Ella & Knapp Hudson - Running a Successful Camera Club

Welcome to episode 189 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. 

This week on the podcast, I hosted Ella and Knapp Hudson from Portland, Maine. 

Ella and Knapp help run the Portland Camera Club, one of the oldest camera clubs in the United States. 
Ella, Knapp and myself discuss some interesting topics this week, including:

  • Their backgrounds and how they informed their photography journey,
  • The Portland Camera Club, established in 1899,
  • Running a successful camera club,
  • How to involve people in making a camera club more successful,
  • Critical infrastructure needed to operate a good camera club,
  • Competitions and idea for them in camera clubs,
  • And much, much more.

Over on Patreon this week, join over 140 of your peers in supporting the podcast financially hear Ella, Knapp, and myself discuss our overlanding adventures and approaches and how that relates to our photography trips.

I hope you enjoy our conversations.

Here are the photographers that Ella & Knapp recommended on the podcast:

1. Peggy Anderson.

2. Andy Mumford.

3. Ron Rosenstock.

4. Carol Eisenberg.

5. Harold Ross.

6. Betty Wiley.

Other items mentioned on the show:

1. 60-day Trial to Nature Photographer's Network.

Photo Cascadia Team - Celebrating Oregon Through Landscape Photography

Welcome to episode 188 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

This week on the podcast, I hosted the Photo Cascadia team, including Sean Bagshaw, Adrian Klein, Zack Schnepf, Erin Babnik, David Cobb, and Kevin McNeal. This powerhouse team of landscape photographers have inspired so many of us on our journeys in this craft, so it was a real honor to host the whole team for a chat. Unfortunately, Chip Phillips was not able to join us for this recording due to the joys of parenting during COVID-19.

The Photo Cascadia team and I discuss some interesting topics this week, including:

  • Their new book celebrating the beauty and diversity of the State of Oregon through photographs, "Oregon, My Oregon,"
  • The power and significance of the foreword of the book by Nicholas Kristof,
  • The impact of climate change on the landscapes we all love to photograph,
  • The impact that increased visitation is having on locations we love to photograph (and some positives of this),
  • The therapeutic effects of landscape photography during a global pandemic,
  • How to instill respect for nature and the environment,
  • And much, much more

Over on Patreon this week, join over 140 of your peers in supporting the podcast financially hear about the Photo Cascadia team's approach to leading workshops safely during a pandemic.

I hope you enjoy our conversations.

I love hearing from the podcast listeners! Reach out to me via InstagramFacebook, or Twitter if you'd like to be on the podcast or if you have an idea of a topic we can talk about. Join the discussion over on Nature Photographer's Network! We have weekly discussions about each episode of the podcast. It's also free! We also have an Instagram page and a Facebook page for updates.

Thanks for stopping in, collaborating with us, and listening. See you next week.

As a reminder, you can also support the podcast by shopping at B+H for your photography gear using our Affiliate Link.

For the full show notes head over to my blog.

Tara Workman - Finding Your Own Path in Landscape Photography as a Hobbyist

Welcome to episode 187 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. 

This week on the podcast, I was joined by a hobbyist photographer known as My Bajan Eye on Instagram - Tara Workman.

Despite her self-proclamation as being a hobbyist, Tara's photography is some of the best you'll find these days. It feels personal, unique, and has some really great qualities. Tara is a physician living in Portland, Oregon and she uses photography as a mental health break. She's also African American. 

Tara and I discuss some interesting topics this week, including:

  • Her start as a landscape photographer in the age of social media,
  • Photography as a hobby and the benefits to that approach,
  • Making time for photography as a person with a full-time job,
  • Finding your own path as a photographer and the powerful influence of social media,
  • Her transition to abstracts and smaller scenes,
  • Learning how to not care about likes on Instagram,
  • Being inspired by other photographers without copying them,
  • And, her experience as a black woman in landscape photography.

Over on Patreon this week, join over 140 of your peers in supporting the podcast financially and listen to Tara and I talk about how photography taught her how to see beauty in the natural world.

I hope you enjoy our conversations.

For more show notes, to see Tara's amazing photographs, a listing of her recommended photographers, and ways to support the podcast, head over to my blog.

Jerry Monkman - Using Photography to Conserve Open Spaces

Welcome to episode 186 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. 
 
This week on the podcast, I was joined by conservationist, author, filmmaker, and photographer, Jerry Monkman.
 
Jerry is revered in the Northeast United States as a photography powerhouse, having authored eight books which have inspired many to take up photography in Maine, New Hampshire, New York, and Vermont.
Jerry is also known for his conservation documentary videos, which have had major positive impacts on the protection of critical public lands in his area.
 
Jerry and I discuss some interesting topics this week, including:
  • His journey through the years as a photographer.
  • Using photography to conserve open spaces and public land.
  • Photo guidebooks and their impact on the craft and various locations.
  • The "why" of outdoor photography.
  • How photography has changed since the 1990's.
  • How to balance the commercial needs of a landscape photographer and messages of conservation.
  • ... and more!
Over on Patreon this week, join over 140 of your peers in supporting the podcast financially and listen to Jerry and I talk about the importance of thinking about what we are trying to say with our photographs.
 
I hope you enjoy our conversations!

Juan Pablo de Miguel - Judging the Epson Pano Awards

Welcome to episode 185 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. 

This week on the podcast, I had a wonderful time chatting with our first guest from Spain, Juan Pablo de Miguel

Juan Pablo is a long-standing judge for the Epson Pano Awards, a photography educator, and fantastic landscape photographer located in Madrid Spain. 

Juan Pablo and I discuss some interesting topics this week, including:

  • His journey from engineering into landscape photography.
  • The role of world travel in his photography.
  • His philosophy on post-processing.
  • The new sky replacement tool in Photoshop.
  • Various business models for landscape photography.
  • The Epson Pano Awards, his role as a judge, what he looks for in good images, and more.
  • ... and more!

I hope you enjoy our conversation.

Other items mentioned on the show:

1. 60-day Trial to Nature Photographer's Network.

2. Support the show on Patreon.

Here are the photographers that Juan Pablo recommended on the podcast:

1. Paul Apal'kin.

2. Michael Sidofsky.

3. Joel Santos.

4. Enrico Fossati.

5. Merr Watson.

6. Pablo Ruiz Garcia.

I love hearing from the podcast listeners! Reach out to me via InstagramFacebook, or Twitter if you'd like to be on the podcast or if you have an idea of a topic we can talk about. Join the discussion over on Nature Photographer's Network! We have weekly discussions about each episode of the podcast. It's also free! We also have an Instagram page and a Facebook page for updates.

Thanks for stopping in, collaborating with us, and listening. See you next week.

As a reminder, you can also support the podcast by shopping at B+H for your photography gear using our Affiliate Link


Remembering Jack Curran

Welcome to episode 184 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. 

This week on the podcast, I invited several past guests to join me in honoring the life and photography of another former guest, Jack Curran

Jack passed away on September 24, 2020 and his black and white photography was an inspiration to many photographers; however, he was more than a photographer to so many - he was a generous, thoughtful, funny, and caring soul who helped so many others in life. He was also an early supporter of this podcast and was one of the most generous people I've met in our community.

For this panel episode, our panelists and I shared fond memories of Jack and his photography. Our panel includes Jennifer KingJohn BarclayChuck Kimmerle, and Brooks Jensen

In Jack's obituary, he asked for donations to the following charities:

Trout UnlimitedHarris House Treatment and Recovery Center, and International Photography Hall of Fame.

I hope you enjoy our conversation.

In honor of Jack, what will you do to help out a fellow photographer? I'd love to hear about your commitment on Instagram.

As always, I appreciate any support you can provide to the show over on Patreon.

Other items mentioned on the show:

1. Photography for the Fight Against Breast Cancer.

I love hearing from the podcast listeners! Reach out to me via InstagramFacebook, or Twitter if you'd like to be on the podcast or if you have an idea of a topic we can talk about. Join the discussion over on Nature Photographer's Network! We have weekly discussions about each episode of the podcast. It's also free! We also have an Instagram page and a Facebook page for updates.

Thanks for stopping in, collaborating with us, and listening. See you next week.

As a reminder, you can also support the podcast by shopping at B+H for your photography gear using our Affiliate Link

Ben Williamson - Photographing New England & Working for a Magazine

Welcome to episode 183 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. For the full show notes and a transcript, head to my blog.

This week on the podcast, I had a wonderful conversation with a photographer that I have long admired from afar. Ben Williamson hails from the state of Maine and has amassed a fantastic collection of what he mostly describes as "scenic" photography from New England. Whatever you want to call it, his work exudes passion and a love for where he lives. Ben works for Down East Magazine as a staff photographer and leads workshops.

Ben and I discuss some interesting topics this week, including:

  • His journey into photography.
  • What it is like working for a small regional magazine and how other photographers could think about collaborating with magazines local to them.
  • Teaching photography and what Ben loves about it.
  • How Ben has partnered with other photographers on his journey.
  • How Ben includes man-made objects in his photography to make them more emotionally connective.
  • How Ben balances shooting for himself vs. shooting to please others.
  • ... and more!

Over on Patreon, this week, you can join over 100 of your peers in supporting the podcast financially and hear Ben and I talk about his obsession with weather and how he leverages that obsession to improve his photography.

I hope you enjoy our conversations.

Other items mentioned on the show:

1. Gary Randall Calendars.

2. My OnLandscape column.

Here are the photographers that Ben recommended on the podcast:

1. Jerry Monkman.

2. John Putnam.

3. Michael Blanchette.

4. Greta Rybus.

5. Jamie Walter.

6. Dave Dostie.

Michael Remke - The Intersection of Landscape Photography & Ecological Science

Welcome to episode 182 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. 

This week on the podcast I recorded a socially-distanced, in-person podcast episode with my friend, fellow Durango resident, and fellow photographer, Michael Remke. Michael is a professor at Fort Lewis College and has a Ph.D. in Forest Science. Michael pairs his passion for the outdoors and photography with his passion for ecological systems to create a symbiotic marriage of ideas that informs how he sees the world as both a photographer and as a scientist. 

Michael's scientific research is currently focused on active forest management to promote the ecological, social, and economic well being of communities. His past research was focused on plant - soil interactions in the context of changing climates, restoration, and conservation. I personally really love how he uses his science knowledge to show us hidden parts of the world through the lens.

Michael and I discuss some interesting topics this week, including:

  • Using photography as a conservation and communication tool.
  • How science influences his photographic compositions.
  • How photography influences his scientific research.
  • How we can empower photographers to work with others to see intentional photography as a tool to protect special places.
  • The impact of climate science and the changing climate on landscape photography.
  • Why we think some prominent landscape photographers who rely on nature for their income have a negative view of climate science.
  • ... and more!

This week I decided to keep the episode in it's entirety for free here because it felt like it would break up the conversation too much, so there is no bonus episode on Patreon, but your support is still appreciated!

I hope you enjoy our conversation.

Other items mentioned on the show:

1. Nature Photographer's Network.

2. Atlantic article on Galen Rowell.

3. Rob Blair's Eastern San Juans Mountain book.

4. Rob Blair's Western San Juan Mountains book.

5. Roadside Geology books.

These are affiliate links and using them does financially support the podcast.

Eric Bennett - Conversations with Nature

Welcome to episode 181 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. 
 
This week on the podcast I sat down and visited with one of our first guests, Eric Bennett.
 
Eric is arguably one of the best landscape photographers of the past decade. He has a unique vision and style that I greatly appreciate. He is also a fellow co-founder of the Nature First Photography Alliance, and a fellow beer connoisseur.
Eric is one of the most passionate stewards of public lands I have ever met and it really shines in his photography. I really enjoyed our discussion this week and I hope you will as well.
 
Eric and I discuss some interesting topics this week, including:
  • Eric's approach to organizing and curating his online photography gallery.
  • Eric's approach to making personally meaningful photographs.
  • Eric's new book called "Conversations with Nature."
  • ... and more!
Over on Patreon this week, Eric and I discuss the power of mentor-ship in a digital world and how we have leveraged these relationships in our pursuit of better photography.
 

Here is who Eric recommended listeners check out:

1. Jimmy Gekas

2. You can also check out my OnLandscape article on Jimmy.

Don't forget, you can find a transcript of this week's episode over on my website

Thanks for your support! Cheers.

George McCane - Healing Veterans Through Photography

Welcome to episode 180 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. 

For this week's episode of the podcast I had a conversation with a photographer who uses photography to help veterans suffering from various ailments in Austin, Texas - George McCane.

George and I discuss some interesting topics this week, including:

  • His history as a veteran and how he engages other veterans through the photographic arts.
  • Helping veterans manage anger through photography.
  • ... and more!

Over on Patreon this week, George shares his approach to photography which he calls the "Photographer's Foundation of Knowledge."

I hope you enjoy our conversations!

Here are the people that George recommended listeners check out:

1. Mike Jackson.

2. Kevin Adams.

3. Susan Kanfer.

4. Alain Gutierrez.

5. Kaylee Greer.

Other items mentioned on the show:

1. Nature Photographer's Network.

Nicoli Alexander - How Photographers Can Collaborate With Interior Designers

Hey everyone! 

Welcome to episode 179 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. Don't forget you can find a transcript of all of our episodes over on my blog.

For this week's episode of the podcast I sat down and had a long conversation with a wonderful interior designer living in Denver, Colorado - Nicoli Alexander

Nicoli frequently collaborates with artists of all types and has a great deal of insight as to how to best engage with other creatives to collaborate and work together on a project.

Nicoli and I discuss some interesting topics this week, including:

  • How Nicoli got into interior design.
  • How photographers can collaborate with interior designers.
  • How COVID-19 has inspired him and other artists to work collaboratively.
  • ... and more!

Over on Patreon this week, Nicoli answers several listener questions from our Facebook Group, including:

  • How do interior designers choose between stock photography vs. working directly with photographers?
  • What % of interior designers' process is tied to artwork?
  • How well do abstract or more intimate subjects work for interior design projects?
  • How can landscape photographers work with interior designers to combine various themed art?
  • What photography presentation mediums are "in style" for interior designers?
  • What sources do you use to find new artists to work with?
  • How can landscape photographers inspire interior designers to use more nature photography?

You can follow Nicoli on Instagram too.

I hope you enjoy our conversations!

Here are the people that Nicoli recommended listeners check out:

1. Lindz and Lamb at Business Like-minded.

I love hearing from the podcast listeners! Reach out to me via InstagramFacebook, or Twitter if you'd like to be on the podcast or if you have an idea of a topic we can talk about. Join the discussion over on Nature Photographer's Network! We have weekly discussions about each episode of the podcast. It's also free! We also have an Instagram page and a Facebook page for updates.

Thanks for stopping in, collaborating with us, and listening. See you next week.

As a reminder, you can also support the podcast by shopping at B+H for your photography gear using our Affiliate Link

Cole Thompson - Discovering Your Vision in Landscape Photography

Hey everyone!

Welcome to episode 178 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

For this week's episode of the podcast I finally got the opportunity to sit down and have a conversation with one of my favorite black and white photographers and someone whom I have always admired, Cole Thompson.

Cole has a totally unique philosophical approach to photography which is often misunderstood by many people. It is something he refers to as photographic celibacy and I think it has tremendous merit.

Cole and I discuss some interesting topics this week, including:

  • How he got his start in photography,
  • Why he has chosen black and white as his medium,
  • External validation of our photography and its impact on our creative vision,
  • How to develop a personal vision in your photography,
  • The influence of praise,
  • ... and more!

Over on Patreon this week, Cole and I explore the question, "Do you need to go to great locations to get great photographs?"

I hope you enjoy our conversations!

Here are the people that Cole recommended listeners check out:

1. Edward Weston's Daybooks.

2. Hamidah Glascow & The Center for Fine Art Photography.

I love hearing from the podcast listeners! Reach out to me via InstagramFacebook, or Twitter if you'd like to be on the podcast or if you have an idea of a topic we can talk about. Join the discussion over on Nature Photographer's Network! We have weekly discussions about each episode of the podcast. It's also free! We also have an Instagram page and a Facebook page for updates.

Thanks for stopping in, collaborating with us, and listening. See you next week.

Marc Muench - Lessons Learned from Teaching Landscape Photography

Welcome to episode 177 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

For this week's episode of the podcast I was able to sit down and chat with none other than Marc Muench.

Marc is an internationally renowned landscape photographer with eleven book titles to his name. Marc is a third-generation landscape photographer following in the family tradition started by his grandfather Josef and then his father David. Marc currently runs photography classes and workshops around the world with his company Muench Workshops

Marc and I discuss some interesting topics, including:

  • How he got his start in landscape photography,
  • How his relationship with his father influenced his photography,
  • Teaching photography and what he has learned as a result of teaching,
  • Creating his own legacy as a photographer,
  • How Marc built his workshop brand and has maintained fidelity to the brand over the years,
  • Marc's new e-book titled, "The Art of Luminosity,"
  • ... and more!

Over on Patreon this week, Marc and I discuss his views on what characteristics good workshop students have and how he has seen students do amazing things.

I hope you enjoy our conversations!

Here are the people that Marc recommended for the podcast:

1. Lisa LaPointe.

2. Kevin Pepper.

3. Knapp & Ella Hudson.

I love hearing from the podcast listeners! Reach out to me via InstagramFacebook, or Twitter if you'd like to be on the podcast or if you have an idea of a topic we can talk about. Join the discussion over on Nature Photographer's Network! We have weekly discussions about each episode of the podcast. It's also free! We also have an Instagram page and a Facebook page for updates.

Thanks for stopping in, collaborating with us, and listening. See you next week.

As a reminder, you can also support the podcast by shopping at B+H for your photography gear using our Affiliate Link

Jerad Armijo - Harnessing Landscape Photography to Manage Depression | Chromesthesia

Welcome to episode 176 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. 

This week's episode features a photographer living in Portland, Oregon - Jerad Armijo

Jerad possesses a rare condition known as chromesthesia which he uses to augment his landscape photography experiences and processes to create images that are unique to him. Jerad also has found photography to be a great tool to process and manage depression and life events. 
Jerad and I discuss some interesting topics, including:

  • How he got his start in landscape photography,
  • Jerad's use of photography as a tool to manage his depression,
  • Jerad's chromesthesia and how it changes the way he sees the landscape as a photographer,
  • Photographic celibacy,
  • ... and more!

Be sure to support the podcast over on Patreon - 140 of your peers have and it has been great connecting with our fans in that way.

Speaking of Patreon, wanted to let you know about a special offer I have on Patreon. Right now, you can pledge for a full year at a time and save 15% on your Patreon membership. I think it is a great way to support me and the podcast, and it saves you a little money in the process. 

I hope you enjoy our conversations!

Here are the people that Jerad recommended for the podcast:

1. Tara Workman.

2. Sam Austin.

3. Ross Schram von Haupt.

Other items mentioned on the show:

1. My YouTube Channel.

I love hearing from the podcast listeners! Reach out to me via InstagramFacebook, or Twitter if you'd like to be on the podcast or if you have an idea of a topic we can talk about. Join the discussion over on Nature Photographer's Network! We have weekly discussions about each episode of the podcast. It's also free! We also have an Instagram page and a Facebook page for updates.

Thanks for stopping in, collaborating with us, and listening. See you next week.

As a reminder, you can also support the podcast by shopping at B+H for your photography gear using our Affiliate Link

Felix Inden - Balancing Full-Time Work with Part-Time Professional Landscape Photography

Welcome to episode 175 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. 

This week's episode features a photographer from Germany. His multi-cultural background and laid-back attitude lend to a fantastic body of amazing imagery. 

Welcome Felix Inden to the show.

Felix was born in Spain, raised in Chile and Germany, and has a healthy obsession with photographing above the arctic circle. Felix also has a massive following on Instagram, where he showcases his wonderful photography from those places. 
Felix and I discuss some interesting topics, including:

  • How he got his start in landscape photography,
  • Balancing a full-time job with part-time professional photography,
  • Stories of photographing above the arctic circle in Lofoten, the Faroe Islands, etc.,
  • His views and thoughts as an international photographer,
  • Global Elite Photographer
  • Building his following on Instagram,
  • ... and more!

Over on Patreon this week, Felix and I talk about the challenges and rewards of creating video content for a new YouTube channel.

Speaking of Patreon, wanted to let you know about a special offer I have on Patreon. Right now, you can pledge for a full year at a time and save 15% on your Patreon membership. I think it is a great way to support me and the podcast, and it saves you a little money in the process. Thanks to those of you that have already done this, including Drew Harbaugh, Sarah Marino & Ron Coscorossa, Jeanie Sumrall-Ajero, John Dodson, and Jeffrey Anderson. You're awesome. I've already taken these pledges and reinvested them into the show by purchasing a transcription service, which you can see at the end of each episode's show notes here on the blog. While not 100% accurate, it is pretty slick. Listeners can read & search through it interactively on the widget. The player highlights what word is playing, and you can click to play from any word in the episode. I will soon release a link that allows you to search the entire history of the podcast for keywords as well. Have fun with it!

I hope you enjoy our conversations!

Here are the people that Felix recommended for the podcast:

1. Kilian Schönberger

2. Tobias Hägg

3. Stian Klo

4. Arild Heitmann

5. Bruno Pisani

I love hearing from the podcast listeners! Reach out to me via InstagramFacebook, or Twitter if you'd like to be on the podcast or if you have an idea of a topic we can talk about. Join the discussion over on Nature Photographer's Network! We have weekly discussions about each episode of the podcast. It's also free! We also have an Instagram page and a Facebook page for updates.

Thanks for stopping in, collaborating with us, and listening. See you next week!

As a reminder, you can also support the podcast by shopping at B+H for your photography gear using our Affiliate Link

Brie Stockwell - Setting Goals to Improve your Landscape Photography

Welcome to episode 174 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. 

This week's episode features a photographer new to the scene who has been absorbing as much as she possible can in 2020 to become a better photographer - Brie Stockwell.

Brie challenged herself with what she calls an "impossible goal" to exhibit 10 of her best images in 2020 (what a year to pick). Through this challenge, Brie has learned a lot about herself which has opened several doors in her life. 

Brie and I discuss some interesting topics, including:

  • Brie's impossible goal to exhibit 10 of her best images in 2020,
  • Setting goals and the mindset needed to complete them,
  • Other benefits to goal setting for both her and I in our lives as photographers,
  • Learning photography, what has worked,
  • The role of encouragement in landscape photography,
  • ... and more!

Over on Patreon this week, Brie and I discuss the role of life coaching, what she is gaining from it, and how you might benefit from it as well as a photographer.

I hope you enjoy our conversations!

Here are the people that Brie recommended for the podcast:

1. Brooke Castillo.

2. George McCane.

Other items mentioned on the show:

1. Newfoundland 2021 Workshop with Dani Lefrancois. 

I love hearing from the podcast listeners! Reach out to me via InstagramFacebook, or Twitter if you'd like to be on the podcast or if you have an idea of a topic we can talk about. Join the discussion over on Nature Photographer's Network! We have weekly discussions about each episode of the podcast. It's also free! We also have an Instagram page and a Facebook page for updates.

Thanks for stopping in, collaborating with us, and listening. See you next week

As a reminder, you can also support the podcast by shopping at B+H for your photography gear using our Affiliate Link

David Brookover - Using Landscape Photography to Understand Culture

Welcome to episode 173 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

 

This week's episode features a photographer who has owned their own gallery in Jackson Hole, Wyoming since 2001 - David Brookover.

 

David's gallery is filled with custom-framed platinum palladium prints from his extensive travels throughout the world as a fine art landscape photographer. David got his start as a photographer while studying acupuncture in Japan back in 1986, where he was immersed in the Japanese culture which had a significant influence on his work as a photographer.

David and I discuss some interesting topics, including:

  • How David used photography as a way to understand a new place and culture,
  • Transitioning from a full-time job to full-time photography,
  • Platinum Palladium printing and his print-making process,
  • The secret to longevity in the craft of landscape photography
  • ... and more!

I hope you enjoy our conversation. To hear more and to support the show, head over to Patreon.com/fstopandlisten

 

Here are the photographers that David recommended for the podcast:

1. Clyde Butcher.

2. Keith Carter.

3. Jake Davis.

4. Sally Mann.

5. Kenro Izu.

 

Other items mentioned on the show:

1. Columbia River Gorge workshop from Gary Randall and Chris Byrne.

 

I love hearing from the podcast listeners! Reach out to me via InstagramFacebook, or Twitter if you'd like to be on the podcast or if you have an idea of a topic we can talk about. Join the discussion over on Nature Photographer's Network! We have weekly discussions about each episode of the podcast. It's also free! We also have an Instagram page and a Facebook page for updates.

Thanks for stopping in, collaborating with us, and listening. See you next week.

 

As a reminder, you can also support the podcast by shopping at B+H for your photography gear using our Affiliate Link

Elisabeth Brentano - Wanderlust in the American West

Welcome to episode 172 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. 

This week's episode features a photographer and videographer who has found a niche in combining her passions for story telling, writing, and photography to make a living in the landscape photography arena.

Elisabeth Brentano started her career in the entertainment news space and transitioned to writing blogs for travel and food. It was in that space that she fell in love with photography. She is also very passionate about conservation issues and created a wonderful documentary film, called "In the Shadow of Lions" where she examines the balance between social media, conservation, and tourism as it relates to big cats in Africa.

Elisabeth and I discuss some interesting topics, including:

  • How she found herself in the landscape photography space.
  • How her editing style has evolved over time.
  • The impacts of social media on creativity and relationship building.
  • Her documentary film, "In the Shadow of Lions."
  • ... and more!

Over on Patreon this week, join Elisabeth and I for a bonus discussion while financially supporting the podcast. We discuss her approach to gaining more authentic engagement on social media through vulnerability and honesty.

I hope you enjoy our conversations!

Here are the photographers that Elisabeth recommended for the podcast:

1. Melissa Groo.

2. Savannah Cummins.

3. Benjamin Everitt.

4. Joe Haeberle.


Other items mentioned on the show:

1. 60-day Trial to Nature Photographer's Network.

2. My YouTube Channel.


I love hearing from the podcast listeners! Reach out to me via InstagramFacebook, or Twitter if you'd like to be on the podcast or if you have an idea of a topic we can talk about. Join the discussion over on Nature Photographer's Network! We have weekly discussions about each episode of the podcast. It's also free! We also have an Instagram page and a Facebook page for updates.

Thanks for stopping in, collaborating with us, and listening. See you next week.


As a reminder, you can also support the podcast by shopping at B+H for your photography gear using our Affiliate Link

William Neill - Reflecting on 40 Years of Landscape Photography

Welcome to episode 171 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. 

This week's episode features a photographer who probably does not need much introduction as he is widely considered one of the most accomplished modern landscape and nature photographers. 

William Neill got his roots and upbringing in landscape photography while living in the Yosemite Valley and working in Ansel Adams' gallery beginning in 1980 and began writing columns for Outdoor Photographer Magazine in 1986. Suffice to say, he has a lifetime's worth of incredible photographic product and has a wealth of knowledge and perspective, which we attempted to tap into on the podcast. 

William and I discuss some interesting topics, including:

  • How he got his beginning in photography and writing for Outdoor Photographer Magazine.
  • What it was like learning from the greats in landscape photography like Ansel Adams.
  • Various media formats to consume and learn about landscape photography such as OnLandscapeNPN, and LensWork.
  • William's secret for staying creative over many years in this field.
  • His new book, Light on the Landscape.
  • ... and more!

Over on Patreon this week, William shares his advice on how to best grow as a photographer and we discuss his approach to portfolio development.

I hope you enjoy our conversations!

Here are the photographers that William recommended for the podcast:

1. John Wawrzonek.

2. Joseph Holmes.

3. Lewis Kemper.

4. Charlie Cramer.

5. Bruce Percy.

6. John Sexton.


Other items mentioned on the show:

1. Nature First Photography.

2. My YouTube Channel.

3. William's portfolio development courses (discussed on Patreon).


I love hearing from the podcast listeners! Reach out to me via InstagramFacebook, or Twitter if you'd like to be on the podcast or if you have an idea of a topic we can talk about. Join the discussion over on Nature Photographer's Network! We have weekly discussions about each episode of the podcast. It's also free! We also have an Instagram page and a Facebook page for updates.

Thanks for stopping in, collaborating with us, and listening. See you next week.


As a reminder, you can also support the podcast by shopping at B+H for your photography gear using our Affiliate Link

Joseph Roybal - Harnessing the Power of Mentor-ship and Relationships in Landscape Photography

Welcome to episode 170 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. 

This week's episode features a photographer living in Denver Colorado. 

Joseph Roybal focuses on landscape photography and successfully partners with a variety of product brands by marrying his photographic skills with his people skills to make a living in the craft of photography. Joseph and I met at Out of Yosemite where he was representing Breakthrough Filters as a professional photographer. 

Joseph and I discuss some interesting topics, including:

  • The importance and value of mentorship.
  • The importance and value of relationships.
  • How to cultivate relationships in the landscape photography field.
  • Balancing the demands of work, relationships, and photography.
  • Growth through landscape photography.
  • ... and more!

Over on Patreon this week, Joseph and I discuss photo resolutions needed for printing and our various workflows for preparing a file for printing. You too can gain access to this and 100+ other bonus episodes by supporting the show on Patreon.

I hope you enjoy our conversations!

Here is the person that Joseph recommended for the podcast:

1. Kelly Calvillo.


Other items mentioned on the show:

1. Arc Panel.

2. My YouTube Channel.

3. Nature Photographer's Network.


I love hearing from the podcast listeners! Reach out to me via InstagramFacebook, or Twitter if you'd like to be on the podcast or if you have an idea of a topic we can talk about. Join the discussion over on Nature Photographer's Network! We have weekly discussions about each episode of the podcast. It's also free! We also have an Instagram page and a Facebook page for updates.

Thanks for stopping in, collaborating with us, and listening. See you next week.


As a reminder, you can also support the podcast by shopping at B+H for your photography gear using our Affiliate Link

Margaret Soraya - The Power of Solitude in Landscape Photography

Welcome to episode 169 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. 

This week's episode features a landscape photographer living in the highlands of Scotland.

Margaret Soraya is immensely talented and focused on harnessing the power of solitude to produce stunning work in nature’s quiet places. She has a wonderful body of images showcasing these quiet places and her soothing photography of ocean waves evokes mystery and wonder.

Margaret spends a great deal of time photographing on the various islands of Scotland, often alone, and draws power from the solitude found there. 
Margaret and I discuss some interesting topics, including:

  • Her solo travels in her van.
  • Mindfulness in landscape photography.
  • Introversion in landscape photography.
  • The healing power of solitude and how it promotes creativity.
  • Losing your way in life and finding it again.
  • Her journey of re-creating herself.
  • The benefits of focusing on non-competitiveness and being non-judgmental in landscape photography.
  • ... and more!

Over on Patreon this week, Margaret and I discuss a Japanese concept known as "ikigai" which literally means where aptitude and passion meet. Margaret has used this concept to help guide her through this new exciting time in her life as a full-time landscape photographer.

Here is the person that Margaret recommended for the podcast:

1. Paul Sanders.


Other items mentioned on the show:

1. Dani Lefrancois Newfoundland 2021 workshop.

2. My YouTube Channel.


I love hearing from the podcast listeners! Reach out to me via InstagramFacebook, or Twitter if you'd like to be on the podcast or if you have an idea of a topic we can talk about. Join the discussion over on Nature Photographer's Network! We have weekly discussions about each episode of the podcast. It's also free! We also have an Instagram page and a Facebook page for updates.

Thanks for stopping in, collaborating with us, and listening. See you next week.

Manuel Palacios - The Relationship Between Photographic Art and Science

Welcome to episode 168 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

This week's episode features a landscape photographer and scientist hailing from upstate New York - Manuel Palacios. Manuel has a wonderful body of landscape photography work on his website and I have always appreciated his Instagram feed.

For the past several years, Manuel has spent countless days and nights wandering around and basking in the beauty of the Adirondack State Park in New York, a subject he considers to be his muse.

Manuel and I discuss some interesting topics, including:

  • His obsession with the Adirondacks.
  • How he shoots with intent and how he has "conversations" with the landscape.
  • The relationship between science and art.
  • Storytelling through landscape photography.
  • The advantages of photographing in your backyard.
  • Various breakthroughs he has had as an artist.
  • ... and more!

Over on Patreon this week, Manuel shared his thoughts about COVID-19 from a scientist's perspective.

I hope you enjoy our conversations!

Here are the people that Manuel recommended for the podcast:

1. Benjamin Williamson.

2. Robert Rodriguez Jr.

3. Finn Hopson.

4. Josh Lowe.

5. Nikhil Nagane.

Other items mentioned on the show:

1. Gary Randall Alaska Workshop.


I love hearing from the podcast listeners! Reach out to me via InstagramFacebook, or Twitter if you'd like to be on the podcast or if you have an idea of a topic we can talk about. Join the discussion over on Nature Photographer's Network! We have weekly discussions about each episode of the podcast. It's also free! We also have an Instagram page and a Facebook page for updates.

Thanks for stopping in, collaborating with us, and listening. See you next week.


As a reminder, you can also support the podcast by shopping at B+H for your photography gear using our Affiliate Link

Todd Caudle - A Passion for Colorado Through Landscape Photography

Welcome to episode 167 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. 

This week's episode features a photographer I have been following for many, many years and have had many interactions with on social media over the years. Todd Caudle is perhaps one of the most well-known landscape photographers in Colorado and is the owner of his own publishing company, Skyline Press, a vehicle that Todd uses to publish photography calendars, books, and note cards (and I'm confident if you were looking for someone to help you do the same that Todd would help you out). 

Todd is an award-winning photographer who has explored countless miles of trails and backroads, primarily in our beloved home state of Colorado, seeking landscapes as they are experiencing their most fleeting moments. Rarely content to photograph a static landscape, he is always in pursuit of those dynamic events as weather ebbs and flows, as nighttime turns to day and back again, and as seasons change. His propensity for capturing dramatic climatic events led one close friend and fellow photographer to dub him Cloudman, and the nickname stuck.

Todd and I discuss some interesting topics, including:

  • How Todd got his start as a photographer.
  • What it was like to photograph super-star musicians.
  • How he transitioned into landscape photography.
  • How he got into the publishing business.
  • What encourages and discourages him about the current state of photography.
  • Mountain stretching in post-processing.
  • Lessons learned from Todd's critique of my work back in 2012.
  • ... and more!

If you enjoyed our chat, you can join us for more on Patreon while supporting the show - we discuss what makes a great or compelling photograph.

I hope you enjoy our conversations!

Here are the people that Todd recommended for the podcast:

1. Dave Showalter.

2. Mike Pach.

3. Darren White.


Other items mentioned on the show:

1. 60-day Trial to Nature Photographer's Network.

Ethan Deshaies - Defining What Makes a Good Photograph

Welcome to episode 166 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

This week's episode features an "up-and-comer" named Ethan Deshaies. Ethan is a 20-year-old college student studying abroad in New Zealand (lucky!) and has some fresh perspectives on photography as an art-form. I think this episode is a nice compare and contrast with the ones we have done with more well-established photographers that have been around since before the digital revolution in photography. 

Ethan and I discuss some interesting topics, including:

  • What makes a photograph good or bad?
  • Concrete definitions of good and bad as it relates to art.
  • Dimension, Depth, and Intrinsic Beauty.
  • Defining art.
  • ... and much, much more

I hope you enjoy our conversation!

Here are the people that Ethan recommended for the podcast:

1. Jeff Lewis.

2. Rob Visser.


Other items mentioned on the show:

1. NPN Free 60-Day Trial.

2. Richard Wong's contact for his article idea, based on his 10-year old article.


I love hearing from the podcast listeners! Reach out to me via InstagramFacebook, or Twitter if you'd like to be on the podcast or if you have an idea of a topic we can talk about. Join the discussion over on Nature Photographer's Network! We have weekly discussions about each episode of the podcast. It's also free! We also have an Instagram page and a Facebook page for updates.

If you'd like to support the show, head over to Patreon

Thanks for stopping in, collaborating with us, and listening. See you next week.

Epic Astro-landscape Photography Panel Discussion from Out of Chicago LIVE!

Welcome to episode 165 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

This week's episode comes to you from the Out of Chicago LIVE event that I took part in back in April. I moderated a panel discussion about night / astro-photography with some great panelists, including Royce BairIan NormanDiana SouthernMike Taylor, and Chris Nicholson.

It was a really fun panel discussion, in my opinion. We discussed some fun topics, including:

  • How to make night photography unique, creative, and relevant.
  • Favorite tricks and techniques for night photography.
  • Astro-photography from home.
  • Artificial light bans in National Parks.
  • Ethical considerations for night photography.
  • Starlink satellites and their impact on the night sky.
  • ... and much, much more

I hope you enjoy our conversation!

Other items mentioned on the show:

1. Out of Chicago LIVE recordings.

2. Michael Rung's YouTube videos.

3. Michael Rung's Lightroom workshops.


I love hearing from the podcast listeners! Reach out to me via InstagramFacebook, or Twitter if you'd like to be on the podcast or if you have an idea of a topic we can talk about. Join the discussion over on Nature Photographer's Network! We have weekly discussions about each episode of the podcast. It's also free! We also have an Instagram page and a Facebook page for updates.

Thanks for stopping in, collaborating with us, and listening. See you next week.


As a reminder, you can also support the podcast by shopping at B+H for your photography gear using our Affiliate Link

John Barclay - Discovering the Contemplative Style of Landscape Photography

Welcome to episode 164 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

This week's episode features a landscape photographer whom I have admired for a long time - John Barclay. John hails from Bucks County, Pennsylvania and is a fantastic photographer, musician, and a great guy. John and I had a wonderful conversation this week and covered a wide variety of topics, including:

  • His beginnings in photography.
  • John's Contemplative Photography Retreats.
  • The "why" of landscape photography.
  • Your connection to your subject and how to choose how to capture it.
  • How bringing ourselves to our photography has an impact on the final product.
  • ... and much, much more

Over on Patreon this week, John and I talk about how he leverages his communication skills to be a better photographer, business person, and how it has aided in his success.

I hope you enjoy our conversations!

Here are the people that John Barclay recommended for the podcast:

1. Cole Thompson.

2. Mitch DoBrowner.

3. Betty Wiley.


Other items mentioned on the show:

1. NPN Free 60-Day Trial.

2. Photo Namer website.

3. ArcPanel Luminosity Masking Panel.

Thanks for stopping in, collaborating with us, and listening. See you next week.


As a reminder, you can also support the podcast by shopping at B+H for your photography gear using our Affiliate Link

Nick Carver - Soul-Searching for Personally Meaningful Photographs

Welcome to episode 163 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

This week's episode features a landscape and architecture photographer living in Orange County, California. Nick Carver has been entrenched in photography since 2006 when he dove head first into business side of photography where he was met with many challenges. Nick almost gave up after several years of teaching for people on Craigslist until he made some difficult realizations about his work... Nick and I had a wonderful conversation this week and covered a wide variety of topics, including:

  • His beginnings in photography.
  • How he transitioned into architecture photography to make money.
  • How he looked at his work and made some painful realizations that almost caused him to quit.
  • His path of soul-searching and why he actually makes photographs.
  • The resurgence in film photography.
  • His YouTube channel (which is highly entertaining).
  • ... and much, much more

Over on Patreon this week, Nick and I talk about the nuances of website portfolio design and his approach to showcasing his work.

I hope you enjoy our conversation!

Here is who Nick recommended for the podcast:

1. Carlos Beltran.


Other items mentioned on the show:

1. Out of Chicago LIVE!

2. NPN Free 60-Day Trial.


I love hearing from the podcast listeners! Reach out to me via InstagramFacebook, or Twitter if you'd like to be on the podcast or if you have an idea of a topic we can talk about. Join the discussion over on Nature Photographer's Network! We have weekly discussions about each episode of the podcast. It's also free! We also have an Instagram page and a Facebook page for updates.

Thanks for stopping in, collaborating with us, and listening. See you next week.


As a reminder, you can also support the podcast by shopping at B+H for your photography gear using our Affiliate Link

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