F-Stop Collaborate and Listen - A Landscape Photography Podcast

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

Drew Armstrong - All About Drone Photography!

Welcome to episode 162 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. 

This week's episode features a photographer hailing from Salt Lake City, Utah - he's a great guy and a supporter of the show. Our guest is an absolute master of drone photography, including cityscapes, landscapes, architecture, night-time, and everything in between. We had a wonderful time chatting all about drones. Without further ado, welcome Drew Armstrong to the show! Drew and I had a wonderful conversation this week and dove deep into the world of drones, including:

  • Why Drew likes using drones for his photography.
  • How to choose a drone for your photography.
  • Getting a Part 107 License for drone photography.
  • How to deal with people yelling at you while piloting.
  • What to do about losing or crashing your drone.
  • Governmental regulations around drone photography.
  • ... and much, much more

Over on Patreon this week, Drew shares his experience raising his transgender son and how that has impacted his photography work.

I hope you enjoy our conversation!

Here are the people Drew recommended for the podcast:

1. Kirk Keyes.

2. MaryBeth Kiczenski.

3. Jahn Muracki.

4. Vic Moss.


Other items mentioned on the show:

1. Out of Moab. Use the code, "PAYNE" for $250 off.

2. Out of Acadia. Use the code, "PAYNE" for $250 off.

3. Gary Randall Kenai Peninsula 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

Christian Fletcher - Creating Original Landscape Photography in Western Australia

Welcome to episode 161 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

This week features an incredible landscape photographer hailing from Western Australia, Christian Fletcher. Christian was the very first winner of the International Landscape Photographer of the Year award in 2014 and his work continues to inspire many people across the globe. Christian is especially well-known for his incredible aerial photography and for owning and operating a fabulous gallery. Christian and I had a wonderful conversation this week and covered a wide variety of topics, including:

  • A walk down a path of history in the industry of landscape photography.
  • Christian's style of photography and how he creates unique and personal imagery.
  • The business of owning a photography gallery.
  • Christian's online training website.
  • ... and much, much more

Over on Patreon this week, Christian and I talk about his belief that all great landscape photographs have to have "perfect light."

Also - Christian is offering listeners of the podcast a 50% discount on a subscription to his training website. After you add a subscription to the cart you will then be able to enter the clever discount code, "shrimponthebarbie" which will bring the cost down to about $30 U.S. Dollars.

Christian has over 60 tutorial videos on the website that show hands on how he edits his photos. 

I hope you enjoy our conversation!

Please consider supporting the podcast on Patreon! There's a ton of bonus content over there for subscribers!

Here are the people Christian recommended for the podcast:

1. Peter Eastway.

2. Tony Hewitt.

3. Nick Rains.

4. Ricardo Da Cuhna.

5. Adam Williams.

6. Ignacio Palacios.

7. Les Walkling.

8. Murray Fredericks.


Other items mentioned on the show:

1. Out of Moab.

2. Out of Acadia.

Use the code, "PAYNE" for $250 off.


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

Women in Landscape Photography - A Panel Discussion

Welcome to episode 160 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

This week features a very special panel conversation with some amazing landscape photographers. In this week's episode, we explore gender issues in the landscape photography industry from the perspective of our fabulous panel of women, including:

Various topics that we covered include:

  • Balancing photography and family
  • Pursuing a career in landscape or nature photography as a woman
  • Spending time in nature alone
  • Representation of women in the landscape photography industry
  • Advice for other women that wish to pursue landscape and nature photography
  • Positive changes in the landscape photography industry for women
  • ... and much, much more

Over on Patreon this week, the panel playfully tackles the subject of man-splaining as it relates to landscape photography and how our panelists handle those moments in the field. Be sure to stick around to the end to hear about various special offers and upcoming events that our awesome guests would like you to know about. Let's support them as best as we can!

I hope you enjoy our conversation!

As promised, here are some ways to support our guests.

  • Varina Patel is currently running a spring sale over on Visual Wilderness - you can get deals on tutorials on Focus & Sharpness, Bracketing & Blending, Light & Colors and Macro & Night Photography. Just go to visualwilderness.com/special-offer
  • Dani Lefrançois is running two upcoming workshops - one is a fall color tour of the Canadian Rockies in September 2020 and the other is a tour of Newfoundland in May 2021. Check out the show notes for links to both of those offers.
  • Viktoria Haack is teaching a business of photography course; you can get $50 off by using the code VICTORIAHAACK
  • Sandra Bartocha has a new book entitled Lys - an Intimate Journey to the North which looks really fantastic.
  • Sarah Marino has since launched a YouTube Channel which looks to be quite promising. She's showcasing her techniques for composing smaller, more intimate scenes.
  • Lastly, Jennifer Renwick and her partner David Kingham have been releasing some great webinars on YouTube for photographers through their website Nature Photographer's Network. Check out the show notes for links to all these and a lot more!

Brooks Jensen - Creating Personally Meaningful Landscape Photography

Welcome to episode 159 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. 

This week's amazing guest is none other than Brooks Jensen, someone I have admired for many years. Brooks Jensen is a fine-art photographer, publisher, workshop teacher, and writer. He and his wife Maureen Gallagher are the owners, co-founders, editors, and publishers of the award winning LensWork, one of today’s most respected and important periodicals in fine art photography. With subscribers in 72 countries, Brooks’ impact on fine art photography is truly world-wide. 

LensWork Publishing is also at the leading edge in multimedia and digital media publishing with LensWork Extended — a PDF based, media-rich expanded version of the magazine. Brooks' personal work can be seen in his on-going series, Kokoro, a PDF based, downloadable periodical. 

LensWork Online, a membership website, features 10 channels of content featuring Brooks’ 50-years of experience in fine art photography including:

  • Audio programs — Editor’s CommentsLooking at ImagesThose Who Inspire Me (and Why), and interviews with over 400 photographers.
  • Video programs — our daily Here’s a Thought . . ., Feedback ReviewsExploring the Possibilities, and Creative Labs.

Brooks is the author of ten best-selling books on photography and creativity: Looking at ImagesThe Creative Life in PhotographyLetting Go of the Camera, the three volume set Single Exposures: Random Observations on Art, Photography and Creativity. His most recent books are Photography, Art, & MediaThe Best of the LensWork Interviews, and Seeing in SIXES (four volumes published in 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019). A monograph of his work was published in 2012 titled Made of Steel.

Brooks and I has a wonderful conversation about a variety of topics this week, including:

  • Creating personally meaningful landscape photography work.
  • His historical perspective as a landscape photographer.
  • How and why landscape photography has evolved into what it is today.
  • What types of images he looks for to publish in LensWork.
  • ...and a lot more! 

Over on Patreon this week, Brooks and I discuss the pros and cons of doing open edition prints vs. limited edition prints - a conversation based on an article Brooks wrote which has defined my views on the subject.

I hope you enjoy our conversation!

Here are the people Brooks recommended for the podcast:

1. Huntington Witherill.

2. Carl Chiarenza.

3. Dominic Rouse.

4. Cole Thompson.


Other items mentioned on the show:

1. My conversation with Ian Plant on Shuttermonkeys.

Toni Toreno - Photography Business After COVID-19

Welcome to episode 158 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

This week's amazing guest is Toni Toreno, the founder of the PNW Photo Summit and Bend Photo Tours

This week we covered a wide variety of topics, including:

  • How Toni has been pivoting after the realities of COVID-19 have set in and how she is adapting her conference business as a result.
  • Where Toni sees the industry going in the future.
  • The mass proliferation of workshops and whether or not they will continue to thrive.
  • The power of networking in landscape photography.

I hope you enjoy our conversation!

Over on Patreon this week, join Toni and I for a conversation about women in the landscape photography industry.

Please consider supporting the podcast on Patreon! There's a ton of bonus content over there for subscribers! 

Here are the people Toni recommended for the podcast:

1. Kevin Kubota.

2. Sheila Dunn.

3. Christian Murillo.


Other items mentioned on the show:

1. ArcPanel Free Luminosity Mask Tutorial.

For the full show notes and to see Toni's photography, head over to my blog.

Jon Whitaker - Music vs. Landscape Photography: Compare and Contrast

Welcome to episode 157 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. 

I am sure you noticed some different intro music this week. That is because it is the music of this week's guest, Jon Whitaker

Jon is a professor of music at the University of Alabama and a great photographer. 
This week we did a deep dive comparing and contrasting music and photography, both from a learners and a teacher's perspective. We also discussed some parallels in the music world as it relates to popular music and popular styles of landscape photography. 

Over on Patreon this week, we talk all about the concept of finding your voice and what Jon has learned about it in the music world and how it might apply to your photography world.

Please consider supporting the podcast on Patreon! There's a ton of bonus content over there for subscribers! 

Here are the photographers Jon recommended for the podcast:

1. Phil Sisto

2. Alyn Wallace.

3. Todd Rosenberg.

Other items mentioned on the show:

1. Gaia GPS Tutorial for Landscape Photographers. 


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.

Sarah Lyndsay - How to Become an Instagram Sensation

Welcome to Episode 156 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

This week, I had a fantastic conversation with Sarah Lyndsay. Sarah Lyndsay is a Canadian landscape, portrait, and wedding photographer and Instagram star

We had a great chat this week and covered some fun topics:

  • Landscape photography completely changed her life and Sarah shared her uplifting story with us on the show this week.
  • Sarah and I talked about how she is pivoting and adjusting to the COVID-19 situation by using her YouTube channel and we discuss how others can do the same.
  • Sarah also shared her tips on how she has leveraged the Instagram platform to gain her following.
  • What motivates Sarah create photos.
  • We also discuss her landscape self-portraits and we take a stab at discussing gender issues surrounding photography.

I hope you enjoy our conversation!

Over on Patreon this week, join Sarah and I for a discussion on how she has used portrait and wedding photography to augment her income as a professional photographer.

Please consider supporting the podcast on Patreon! There's a ton of bonus content over there for subscribers! 

Here are the photographers Sarah recommended for the podcast:

1. Viktoria Haack.

2. Irene Rudnyk.

3. Nick Fitzgardinge.

Other items mentioned on the show:

1. Skype Lessons from Gary Randall.

2. Nature Photographer's Network Free 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

Clay Bolt - Using Photography as a Tool for Communication

Welcome to Episode 155 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

This week's episode features one of the most inspirational photographers of our generation, in my opinion. He has focused the attention of his lens on things that matter. 

Welcome Clay Bolt to the podcast.

Clay Bolt is a Natural History and Conservation Photographer specializing in the world’s smaller creatures who regularly partners with organizations such as the National Geographic Society and the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation. His current major focus is on North America’s native bees and the important roles that they play in our lives. He was a leading voice in the fight to protect the rusty-patched bumble bee under the Endangered Species Act, which became North America's first federally protected native bee in 2017. In 2019, Bolt became the first photographer to document a living Wallace's Giant Bee—the world's largest bee—as a part of a four person exploration team to rediscover the species in the Indonesian islands known as the North Moluccas. In his current role as Communications Lead for World Wildlife Fund's Northern Great Plains Program he is developing strategies to fight insect and grasslands biodiversity loss by gaining a greater understanding of the effects that Neonicotinoid pesticides have on wildlife. Clay is a Fellow in the Linnean Society of London, Associate Fellow in the International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP), and past president of the North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA). 

Over on Patreon this week, join Clay and I for a conversation about macro photography. Clay gives us some tips on how to get started in this mysterious sub-genre of nature photography.

Please consider supporting the podcast on Patreon! There's a ton of bonus content over there for subscribers! 

Here are the photographers Clay recommended for the podcast:

1. Morgan Heim.

2. Steven David Johnson.


Other items mentioned on the show:

1. Neonicotinoid pesticide study.

2. Rusty Patched Bee movie

2. Gary Randall Kenai Peninsula 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

COVID-19 Panel Discussion - How Landscape Photographers Can Respond

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

This week we have assembled a fabulous panel of full-time professional photographers to talk all about their thoughts on the COVID-19 outbreak and the impact it is having on the landscape photography industry. We also discuss how photographers can pivot and take advantage of this situation and we discuss some ways in which each of the panelists are adjusting to the situation. 

We also talk about how the photography community can provide support to other industries and how other photographers can support each other through these tough times. 

I'd love to hear how you are pivoting in the comments below!

I hope you enjoy our conversation!

Please consider supporting the podcast on Patreon! There's a ton of bonus content over there for subscribers!

Here are the photographers that joined us on the podcast:

1. Tony Sweet.

2. Colby Brown.

3. Jennifer King.

4. Charles Needle.

5. Jared Lloyd.

6. Tim Cooper.


Other items mentioned on the show:

1. Out of Chicago LIVE.

2. Jennifer King tutorials and webinars.

3. "Photo a Day" Facebook Group. 

4. Tim Cooper: 30% discount on his Online Courses and a 20% discount on his Tutoring and Image Reviews.


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

Ugo Cei - Travel Photography / Coronavirus / Journey into Film

Welcome to Episode 153 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

This week's episode features an Italian photographer who produces two podcasts, including "The Travelling Image Makers", and "Closing the Gap." He runs and manages photography travel tours across the globe and happens to be a really outstanding guy. 

Welcome Ugo Cei to the podcast! 

We had a fun conversation this week and covered a variety of topics, including:

  • Ugo's journey into large format film and what he has learned from it.
  • The impact of the Coronavirus on his business and travel photography.
  • Getting to know a culture.
  • What he has learned about marketing over the years.
  • Staged Travel photography.

P.S. - I was a guest on Ugo's podcast TTIM, back in 2017 and talked about Night Photography.

Over on Patreon this week, join Ugo and I for a discussion about his viral 2015 article, "Will the Real Landscape Photography Please Stand Up?"

Please consider supporting the podcast on Patreon! There's a ton of bonus content over there for subscribers! 

Here are the photographers Ugo recommended for the podcast:

1. Matt Brandon.

2. Valentina Tamborra.

Other items mentioned on the show:

1. 60-day free trial to NPN.

2. Matt Brandon's article on Trophy Hunting in travel 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.


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

Scott Walton - Finding an Audience for your Photography

Welcome to Episode 152 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. Be sure to check out the full liner notes for more info.

This week's episode features someone that has been photographing the landscape for over 30 years. He comes from the professional commercial space and now enjoys his time as a part-time professional fully employed in the IT world. I'd like to introduce you to Scott Walton

We had a fun conversation this week and covered a variety of topics, including:

  • Fun stories about photographing some celebrities including President Clinton, Vice President Al Gore, and Dolly Parton.
  • Choosing to photograph close to home vs. going on epic adventures to exotic locations.
  • Finding an audience for your photography, including:
  • Why he has not chosen to pursue a career as a full-time photographer.
  • A heartfelt story about how his photography changed the life of his friend.

You can also check out Scott's YouTube ChannelInstagram account, and Facebook page to see more of his work.

Over on Patreon this week, join Scott and I for a conversation about how he has leveraged photography workshops over the years to develop meaningful relationships with other photographers. 

Please consider supporting the podcast on Patreon! There's a ton of bonus content over there for subscribers!

Here are the photographers Scott recommended for the podcast:

1. Huntington Witherill.

2. John Sexton & Charlie Cramer.

3. Laurent Martres.

4. Anne Larsen.

5. Alan Brock.


Other items mentioned on the show:

1. Dani Lefrancois 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

 

J Henry Fair - Winner of our Conservation Award

Welcome to Episode 151 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. 
 
This week's episode features the winner of our inaugural Landscape Photography Conservation Award, J Henry Fair. If you are not familiar with Henry's work, you are in for a real treat. His most recent project involved photographing the impacts of consumerism from an airplane, including impacts on the land from mining, oil and gas extraction, and more. The results of this work are encapsulated in his 200-page book, "Industrial Scars." Henry sent me a copy of his book and I was absolutely amazed by the beauty and horror portrayed in his images. It truly is a magnificent book. 
 
We covered a wide variety of topics, including:
  • Aerial photography techniques.
  • The environmental crisis.
  • The politicization of the environment.
  • Photography as a tool for social change. 
  • What photographers can do to make a difference in this world.
Henry is offering a discount on his book for patrons of the podcast, so if you are interested in purchasing it, head to Patreon to get the link to that discount. I'm always looking at ways to provide value to the people that financially support the podcast on Patreon, so I hope it helps! Thank you for your support.
 
Before we get started,  I wanted to let you know about a special opportunity to meet me at the upcoming Nightscaper Conference in Kanab, Utah from May 20 to May 22. If you listened to my recent episode with Royce Bair, you'll know that the conference is going to be amazing. Royce has assembled the world's best night photographers for an incredible experience that surely won't disappoint you. I'll also be doing some fun podcasting and panel discussions at the conference. If you're interested, check it out. Also, you can use the code "PAYNE100" for a $100 dollar discount on the conference. I hope to see you there!
 
And lastly, just be warned, Henry is opinionated. Enjoy.

Brenda Tharp - Expressive Nature Photography

Welcome to Episode 150 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

This week's episode features a fantastic landscape photographer from Santa Rosa, California, Brenda Tharp.

Brenda is a full-time photographer, educator and speaker with a passion for the natural world. Her landscape and nature photographs have been used by Apple, Nature Conservancy, and the National Park Service, as she is a contributor to many books and magazines.

We covered a wide variety of topics, including:

  • Expressive Nature Photography.
  • Finding Your Voice.
  • The Art of Seeing.
  • Seeking images in iconic places.
  • Recognizing the potential of a place.
  • Her latest book on Expressive Nature Photography.

Over on Patreon this week, join Brenda and I for a discussion on studying the masters of landscape photography and how that can impact your photography. 

Additionally, Brenda is offering a discount on her book for patrons, so if you are interested in purchasing it, head to Patreon to get the link to that discount. You can support the podcast and support Brenda at the same time while getting an awesome book. Win/Win/Win!

Please consider supporting the podcast on Patreon! There's a ton of bonus content over there for subscribers! 

Here are the photographers Brenda recommended for the podcast:

1. Jerry Dodrill.

2. Perri Schelat.

3. Peter Cox.

4. Bruce Hucko.


Other items mentioned on the show:

1. Nightscaper Conference May 20-22, 2020 - $100 off using the code "PAYNE100".

2. Gary Randall Columbia River Gorge 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.

Alex Burke - Large Format Film Landscape Photography

Welcome to Episode 149 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

This week's episode features a fellow Coloradoan and Large-format film landscape photographer, Alex Burke. Alex's work is diverse but is largely focused on the mountains of Colorado as well as the plains and prairies of Eastern Colorado. He has been working on a very interesting project where he has been photographing the interaction between man and land in the plains which is really fascinating. Alex survives by selling his work at art shows across the country.

We covered a wide variety of topics, including:

  • His current project.
  • Making more meaningful photos that go beyond what's just beautiful.
  • Backpacking with large format.
  • Composing on large format.
  • Getting stuck in the past techniques as a film photographer.
  • Current trends in landscape photography.

Over on Patreon this week, join Alex and I for a 22-minute bonus episode on art shows, what sells at art shows, how to price your photography, and a discussion about limited edition vs. open edition prints. 
If you enjoyed hearing Alex talk about his work and want to learn more about photographing locally or getting into large format photography, he's offering a 20% discount on his e-books for Patreon supporters. Head over to patreon.com/fstopandlisten to get that discount on his great e-books.

Please consider supporting the podcast on Patreon! There's a ton of bonus content over there for subscribers! 

Here are the photographers Alex recommended for the podcast:

1. Lance Roth.

2. Mike Basher.

3. Ryan Gillespie.


Other items mentioned on the show:

1. 60-day free trial to NPN.

2. Out of Moab Conference - use the code "PAYNE" for $250 off until Feb. 28.

3. Out of Acadia Conference - use the code "PAYNE" for $250 off until Feb. 28.

Live from the Out of Yosemite Conference

Welcome to Episode 148 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. 

This week's episode was recorded live at Out of Yosemite. I was lucky to be invited as an instructor and podcast host by the gracious Out of Chicago team. They put together a fantastic line up of instructors, activities, presentations, and excursions. Students and instructors were given the opportunity to interact and learn from each other in the birthplace of modern landscape photography - the Yosemite Valley. Ansel Adams' son and daughter-in-law were in attendance as well as two of Ansel's former assistants, Alan Ross and John Sexton. We had an all-star list of instructors spanning several decades and styles of work from film experts to the latest time-lapse and digital masters. 

It was such an honor to be a small part of it. 

On the final night of the conference I had the wonderful privilege to host a live podcast in front of about 40 people. Our panel included some fantastic photographers:

We covered a wide variety of topics, including:

  • How do you find and apply inspiration in your photography?
  • How has your photography evolved over time and why have you chosen to go the direction we have?
  • How do we bridge the divide between the old school methods and new school methods of landscape photography?
  • Why do you photograph?
  • What are the positive and negative impacts of bringing large groups of people to the National Parks?
  • What do you do when you’re not photographing and how does that influence your photography?
  • What are the pros and cons of shooting alone vs. groups?
  • What should students do after the conference?

Over on Patreon this week, we have something special for listeners. Before the conference officially began, the instructors had a wonderful dinner and many drinks to celebrate the start of the conference and to get to know each other. After this dinner, Colleen Miniuk, Franka Gabler, Michael Shainblum, and Alex Noriega joined me for a drunk podcast recording. It was so much fun! Just head over to patreon.com/fstopandlisten for more info on how you can support the podcast and get awesome bonus content like this drunk recording. 

Please consider supporting the podcast on Patreon! There's a ton of bonus content over there for subscribers! 

Other items mentioned on the show:

1. Out of Moab Conference - use the code "PAYNE" for $250 off until Feb. 28.

2. Out of Acadia Conference - use the code "PAYNE" for $250 off until Feb. 28.

Nikki Rausch - How to Improve your Sales in Photography

Welcome to Episode 147 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's episode features a sales coach known as "The Sales Maven" - Nikki Rausch.

After 25 years of experience selling in the corporate world, Nikki decided to trade in her road warrior status so she could help others sell in a way that builds relationships, creates true connection, and results in more closed deals and long-term clients. Now, as a sales coach, author, speaker and founder of Sales Maven, Nikki transforms the misunderstood process of “selling” into techniques, tools, and tips that can be successfully incorporated into a process that can be replicated by you. When she's not helping business owners move their clients along the 'Selling Staircase', Nikki enjoys taking in all the beauty that living in the Pacific Northwest affords her.

Stay tuned because I think all artists will gain something practical from this episode. 
Nikki and I covered a wide variety of topics this week, including:

  • How to sell your artwork without feeling sleazy or slimy.
  • The five steps of the "Selling Staircase":
    • How to create a positive first impression
    • Creating curiosity
    • Discovery
    • Delivering the high-end proposal
    • Recognizing and responding to the buying signal
  • Nikki's free e-book called "Closing the sale, which will help you uncover why you might be fumbling sales opportunities and what to do instead, how you can establish yourself as the expert, and language to use when asking for the sale.

Over on Patreon this week, Nikki and I talk about an idea that will help you grow your client base and provide a product to them that is very unique to you. Head over to patreon.com/fstopandlisten for more info on how you can support the podcast and get bonus content at the same time.

Please consider supporting the podcast on Patreon! There's a ton of bonus content over there for subscribers! 

Here is who Nikki recommended for the podcast:

1. Melina Palmer - The Brainy Business.


Other items mentioned on the show:

1. Out of Moab Conference - use the code "PAYNE" for $250 off until Feb. 28.

2. Out of Acadia Conference - use the code "PAYNE" for $250 off until Feb. 28.

Toby Harriman - Aerial Storytelling / Myanmar / Labels for Artists

Welcome to Episode 146 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. 

This week's episode features an incredible aerial and commercial photographer, Toby Harriman.

Toby and I covered a wide variety of topics this week, including:

  • How he went from graphic web design to photography.
  • Choosing a direction in photography.
  • The business of photography.
  • Mental health as it relates to being a full-time photographer.
  • Labels for types of artists.
  • Instagram's latest attempt at censorship for digital artists.
  • The ethics and considerations around photo staging.
  • His Myanmar project.
  • and a lot more...

Over on Patreon this week, Toby and I talk about the evolution of photography platforms and how they need to provide value.

Please consider supporting the podcast on Patreon! There's a ton of bonus content over there for subscribers!

Here are the photographers Toby recommended for the podcast:

1. Jaron Schneider.

2. Matthew Lavin.

3. Paul Nicklin.


Other items mentioned on the show:

1. 60-day free trial to NPN.

2. Out of Moab Conference - use the code "PAYNE" for $250 off until Feb. 28.

3. Out of Acadia Conference - use the code "PAYNE" for $250 off until Feb. 28.

4. Arc Panel Luminosity Masks

Michael Strickland - Large format film photography of the Great Plains

Welcome to Episode 145 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. 
 
This week's episode features a large and medium format film photographer from western Kansas, Michael Strickland
 
Michael transitioned from digital to film and hasn't looked back. He was featured in a really interesting Geekwire YouTube video showcasing why he made the switch, which really piqued my interest. 
 
Michael and I covered a wide variety of topics this week, including:
  • Photographing panoramas using film.
  • Photographing the Great Plains. 
  • Portraying mood and emotion through photography.
  • and a lot more...
Over on Patreon this week, Michael gives us some tips on how to get started in film photography. 
Head over to patreon.com/fstopandlisten for more info on how you can support the podcast and get bonus content at the same time.  
 
Before we get started, I wanted to remind listeners that my good friend Gary Randall still has some workshop openings for his 2020 Alaska photography workshops. You could not meet a nicer guy than Gary so I really think you'll love going with him to photograph bears on the Kenai Peninsula. Check it out by going to gary-randall.com

Jerry Greer - Book Publishing and Burnout in Landscape Photography

Welcome to Episode 144 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. 

Heads-up! Stay tuned to the end of the show to hear who won our inaugural Landscape Conservation Award!

This week's episode features a landscape photographer from Johnson City, Tennessee, Jerry Greer. Jerry matriculated from his 4x5 film camera to digital in 2007 and hasn't looked back. Don't worry film lovers, next week we go the opposite direction! Jerry also spent most of his career publishing books for himself and other photographers, and I really enjoyed tapping into his knowledge about that. 
Jerry and I covered a wide variety of topics this week, including:

  • Jerry's transition from film to digital
  • His work on conservation and environmental assignments
  • His publishing company, Mountain Trail Press
  • His partnership with Ian Plant and Richard Bernabe
  • Why he took a 5-year break from photography in 2014
  • and a lot more...

Over on Patreon this week, Jerry shares some of his thoughts on how to approach a book project. I have been thinking about doing a book for awhile and talking to him was really helpful, so if you are thinking about doing this as well, this was a good talk. Head over to patreon.com/fstopandlisten for more info on how you can support the podcast and get bonus content at the same time.

Here are the photographers Jerry recommended for the podcast:

1. Todd Caudle.

2. Richard Bernabe.

3. Joseph Rossbach.

4. Tony Sweet.

5. Mac Stone.

6. Clay Bolt.

7. Nye Simmons.

Royce Bair - NightScape Photography

Welcome to Episode 143 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's episode features a photographer that probably needs no introduction - Royce Bair. Royce is one of the pioneers of the modern movement of NightScape photography and runs the popular Facebook Group, NightScaper. Royce also organizes and runs the annual NightScape Photography Conference

Royce and I covered a wide variety of topics this week, including:

  • Learning to say no and the Greg McKeown book, "Essentialism"
  • How Royce got into night photography
  • Royce's Milky Way NightScapes eBook - Listeners can use discount code TWAN for $5.00 off at check out
  • Our shared authorship of the Secrets from the Stars Kickstarter hardcover book — 8 night photography masterclasses, each written by a world-class, award-winning astrophotographer
  • 2020 NightScaper Conference in Kanab, Utah - May 20-22. Podcast listeners can use the FSTOP100 Discount Coupon Code for $100.00 off their registration
  • Nightscape ethics
  • The importance of dark skies and the work of The International Dark Sky Association
  • How to make night photography a more creative pursuit
  • and a lot more...

Over on Patreon this week, Royce and I recorded some bonus material where we talk all about the innovations of the past 10 years that have made night photography more accessible and some concrete techniques to improve your night photography. We also talk about the use of trackers for the night sky, Royce recommends the iOptron SkyTracker Pro Mount or the Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer.

Both are about $300. The iOptron is easier to use in his opinion, but the Sky-Watcher will carry a heavier payload, if you decide to use a long telephoto lens for deep sky object tracking.

All right, one quick announcement before we dive in: former guest and Canadian landscape photographer, Dani Lefrancois, has announced a really fun opportunity to photograph the Canadian Rockies in the springtime. Her workshop will get you up close and personal with some incredible subjects in the Banff National Park area and looks to be a really fun adventure. Just head to banffphotoworkshops.com/spring-awakening

Please consider supporting the podcast on Patreon! There's a ton of bonus content over there for subscribers! 

Here are the photographers Royce recommended for the podcast:

1. Ryan Smith

2. Jack Fusco

3. Mike Shaw

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.

Landscape Photography Education And Creativity - A Panel Discussion

Welcome to Episode 142 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's episode is a special one! I assembled a cadre of some of the most well-respected landscape photographers in North America (our UK and Australian guests could not make it, unfortunately) for a discussion on photography education and creativity. This particular conversation really got me thinking and is full of interesting perspectives that will hopefully cause anyone listening to pause and think about their own photography. For this episode, I invited Guy TalSuzanne MathiaSean BagshawDavid Cobb, and Alex Noriega.Thanks to listener and former guest, Len Metcalf for the idea of this week's podcast!
Our incredible panel shared their thoughts on a wide variety of topics this week, including:

  • Thoughts on the current philosophies of teaching photography.
  • How current teaching approaches encourage or discourage creativity in photography.
  • What do workshop customers demand and expect from their teachers.
  • Defining and measuring creativity.
  • and a lot more...

Being the awesome guy that he is (hehe), Guy Tal is offering 10% off any order through 2020 on his website using the code FSTOP10 and he is also offering $50 off any workshop offering in 2020 or 2021 - just use the code FSTOP50 by the end of 2020.

Be sure to check out the full liner notes for great photos from our guests!

Also, here are some links to topics discussed on the podcast:

Please consider supporting the podcast on Patreon! There's a ton of bonus content over there for subscribers! 

Luka Esenko - Slovenia & Responsible Photo Location Sharing on PhotoHound

Welcome to Episode 141 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's episode features a landscape photographer and software developer from Slovenia, Luka Esenko. Luka is the creator of the new photo location app, PhotoHound. Luka also runs photography workshops in Slovenia and you can learn more about those here.

Luka and I covered some fun topics this week, including:

  • Luka's upbringing as the son of a published naturalist and the influence of that on his photography.
  • Stories about photographers and the positive impact they are having.
  • Differences between European photography locations and U.S. locations.
  • How to responsibility share photo locations using PhotoHound.
  • Leading tours in Europe and the changes Luka has seen there over the past decade.
  • and a lot more...

I wanted to let you know about an exciting online course being offered by my friend and former podcast guest, Shane McDermott. You might remember Shane from episode 108 where he shared his thoughts on "visual centricity," "awareness," and "constant creative flow" and how this approach to photography can change how you interact with the natural world through your photographs. Shane has created a 6-week online course all about post-processing your images in a way that ensures the final result reflects your actual experience in the field. Shane calls the course, "Transforming your Passion into Pixels - The Art of Enlightened Image Editing." In his course, Shane talks about how you can take creative control, learn to make the look and feel of every finished image as unique and vibrant as the moment you captured it. 

As an exclusive offer to podcast listeners, if you register in the next week, you will receive a 25% off this 6-week online course. Use the code FStop25 at the time of purchase to receive your discount.

Please consider supporting the podcast on Patreon! There's a ton of bonus content over there for subscribers! 

Here are the photographers Luka recommended for the podcast:

1. Guy Edwardes: https://www.guyedwardes.com/

2. Jeremy Woodhouse: https://www.pixelchrome.com/

Jonathan Tilley - Personal Branding for Landscape Photographers

Welcome to Episode 140 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's episode features a "personal brand strategist" - Jonathan Tilley. Jonathan works with individuals to create customized branding and marketing strategies for their business, whether it be actors, photographers, artists, or small businesses. He helps with web design, web copy, and has proven real world strategies to get you in front of the clients you want to do business with. 

Jonathan and I covered some fun topics this week, including:

  • Personal branding for creative people.
  • How to feel 100% like you online.
  • Authentic marketing - how to market without looking like a spam bot.
  • How to build your brand on Instagram one day at a time.
  • Practical tips for photographers looking to
    • Sell workshops.
    • Sell prints.
    • Land big clients.
  • and a lot more...

Over on Patreon this week, Jonathan shares all of his secrets for successful e-mail marketing and list building. Jonanthan offers a really awesome service on his other website called League of List Builders. There are some incredibly powerful tips in that bonus episode if you plan on doing any targeted marking whatsoever for your photography so I highly recommend you head over to Patreon, sign-up, and listen.

As mentioned on the podcast, listeners of the podcast are also entitled to a 60-day trial on Nature Photographer's Network, the internet's premier community for landscape and nature photographers. 

Head to our full liner notes to learn a lot more!

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