F-Stop Collaborate and Listen

Eric Bennett - Using Landscape Photography for Good

Episode 041 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen with Utah-based landscape photographer Eric Bennett! I've been a huge fan of Eric's photography for quite a long time! Eric also might be one of the funniest guys I've ever chatted with online - his sense of humor is incredible, and I think it translated nicely onto the podcast format. Eric has been recommended to be on the podcast by many photographers and I think if you've never seen his work before, you should go take a look immediately - it is world class! 

Eric and I covered some great topics this week, including:

  • How Eric got into Landscape Photography
  • How photography can help preserve our wilderness
  • Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument
  • Becoming a full-time professional photographer and the concept that money is the result of the cause and not the cause of the result
  • Backpacking
  • The pros and cons of travelling for long amounts of time as a photographer
  • Collaboration vs. competition

Special announcements: Please consider supporting the podcast on Patreon! Let’s keep the conversations going! I recently set a goal of $1,000 in monthly contributions which I will use to seed a $1,000 landscape conversation award. This will only be possible if people contribute on Patreon!

Additionally, we have collaborated with The League Magazine. 

$50 supporters of the podcast on Patreon will get you a free subscription to The League if you sign up on Patreon between now and the end of February, 2018. The League subscription would normally cost you $50, so basically you are getting it for free while supporting the podcast!

Supporters already at the $50 level will get the subscription too!

League is an annual collectors’ compendium of unique, thoughtful photographic art comprised primarily of work from the League of Landscape Photographers. Two key principles underpin the publication: contributors espouse a mindful, ethical code of behavior in creating photographic work; and contributors wrestle with or promote dialogue about contemporary issues facing humans and the landscape.

Lastly, I am happy to announce that I'm now a Formatt-Hitech filter ambassador. Listeners to the podcast get 10% off their order if they use the code "PAYNE10" - thanks for supporting the podcast!

To learn more about Eric:

His Website

Facebook

Instagram

Here are the artists that Eric would like to hear on the podcast:

Mark Handy

Dag Ole Nordhaug

Mason Cummings

Scott McCook

Patrick McDonald

Some examples of Eric's photography can be seen below. 

I love hearing from the podcast listeners! Reach out to me via email, Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter if you'd like to be on the podcast or if you have an idea of a topic we can talk about. You can also join the conversation on our Facebook Group or on Reddit!

Alex Nail - Photographing Hard to Reach Locations

Episode 040 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen with England-based landscape photographer Alex Nail! I've been a huge fan of Alex's photography for quite a long time! Alex is also a mountain guy and takes images from hard to reach places that are absolutely inspiring. I first stumbled onto Alex's work when I was a guest editor over on 500px and immediately made one of his photos an editor's choice! Alex is one of the most down-to-earth artists I've spoken to and just oozes authenticity. We had such a great conversation (one of my favorites). 

Alex and I covered some great topics this week, including:

  • How Alex got into Landscape Photography
  • Photographing hard to reach places
  • Time-lapse photography
  • Keeping his work fresh while trying to promote his book without sharing images from the book
  • Critique
  • The "online arms race" for self promotion and its impact on landscape photography
  • The difference in processing styles between USA and European artists

Special announcements: Please consider supporting the podcast on Patreon! Let’s keep the conversations going! I recently set a goal of $1,000 in monthly contributions which I will use to seed a $1,000 landscape conversation award. This will only be possible if people contribute on Patreon!

Additionally, we have collaborated with The League Magazine. 

$50 supporters of the podcast on Patreon will get you a free subscription to The League if you sign up on Patreon between now and the end of February, 2018. The League subscription would normally cost you $50, so basically you are getting it for free while supporting the podcast!

Supporters already at the $50 level will get the subscription too!

League is an annual collectors’ compendium of unique, thoughtful photographic art comprised primarily of work from the League of Landscape Photographers. Two key principles underpin the publication: contributors espouse a mindful, ethical code of behavior in creating photographic work; and contributors wrestle with or promote dialogue about contemporary issues facing humans and the landscape.

Lastly, I am happy to announce that I'm now a Formatt-Hitech filter ambassador. Listeners to the podcast get 10% off their order if they use the code "PAYNE10" - thanks for supporting the podcast!

To learn more about Alex:

His Website

Facebook

Instagram

Here are the artists that Alex would like to hear on the podcast:

Hougaard Malan

Arlid Heitmann

Some examples of Alex's photography can be seen below. 

I love hearing from the podcast listeners! Reach out to me via email, Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter if you'd like to be on the podcast or if you have an idea of a topic we can talk about.

Willie Huang - Landscape Photography Stories

Episode 039 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen with California-based landscape photographer Willie Huang! Willie is what I like to call "under the radar" for some people but I think his photography is world-class. He comes highly recommended from many well-respected photographers that have been on the podcast. We had a fantastic time on the podcast. 

Willie and I covered some great topics this week, including:

  • How Willie got into Landscape Photography
  • Some stories from the field
  • Shooting slot canyons
  • How Willie approaches composition
  • Social media's effect on landscape photography
  • Advice for new photographers

Please consider supporting the podcast on Patreon! Let’s keep the conversations going! I recently set a goal of $1,000 in monthly contributions which I will use to seed a $1,000 landscape conversation award. This will only be possible if people contribute on Patreon!

Patrons can ask future guests questions, get exclusive access to bonus content, get awesome swag, and more! I've added bonus interview content for every guest since episode 27! Check it out.

To learn more about Willie:

His Website

Facebook

Instagram

Here are the artists that Willie would like to hear on the podcast:

Floris van Breugel

Nick Selway and CJ Kale

Some examples of Willie's photography can be seen below. 

I love hearing from the podcast listeners! Reach out to me via emailInstagramFacebook, or Twitter if you'd like to be on the podcast or if you have an idea of a topic we can talk about.

 

Randall J. Hodges - In-Camera Landscape Photography

Episode 038 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen with Washington-based landscape photographer Randall J. Hodges! Randall is an "all-in-camera" photographer, which I think is quite unique in this day and age of digital photography and digital manipulation. Randall was recently teaching a class for Singh-Ray Filters and some of his attendees suggested he reach out to be on the podcast and I'm so glad that he did. It was really fun talking to him about his style and his journey.

Randall and I covered some great topics this week, including:

  • How Randall got into Landscape Photography
  • His style of "all-in-camera" photography
  • The trials and tribulations of being a gallery owner
  • The importance of finding your own vision and doing your own thing
  • Filling your spirit as a landscape photographer

Please consider supporting the podcast on Patreon! Let’s keep the conversations going! I recently set a goal of $1,000 in monthly contributions which I will use to seed a $1,000 landscape conversation award. This will only be possible if people contribute on Patreon!

Patrons can ask future guests questions, get exclusive access to bonus content, get awesome swag, and more! I've added bonus interview content for every guest since episode 27! Check it out.

To learn more about Randall:

His Website

Facebook

Instagram

Here are the artists that Randall would like to hear on the podcast:

Kevin McNeal

Art Wolfe

Some examples of Randall's photography can be seen below. 

I love hearing from the podcast listeners! Reach out to me via emailInstagramFacebook, or Twitter if you'd like to be on the podcast or if you have an idea of a topic we can talk about.

Gary Randall - Authenticity in Landscape Photography

Episode 037 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen with Oregon-based landscape photographer and all-around awesome dude, Gary Randall! It was so cool to finally get Gary onto the podcast as I have been following his work and online presence for many years. Gary is one of my favorite personalities in the online landscape photography circles and it translated quite nicely onto the podcast format. 

Gary and I covered some great topics this week, including:

  • How Gary got into Landscape Photography
  • His personality and openness on social media and authenticity
  • Permits in national forests
  • Motivating others through your work
  • The importance of collaboration and finding positive people in your life

Please consider supporting the podcast on Patreon! Let’s keep the conversations going! I recently set a goal of $1,000 in monthly contributions which I will use to seed a $1,000 landscape conversation award. This will only be possible if people contribute on Patreon!

Patrons can ask future guests questions, get exclusive access to bonus content, get awesome swag, and more! I've added bonus interview content for every guest since episode 27! Check it out.

To learn more about Gary:

His Website

Facebook

Instagram

Here are the artists that Gary would like to hear on the podcast:

Kevin McNeal

Gary Crabbe

Some examples of Gary's amazing photography can be seen below. 

I love hearing from the podcast listeners! Reach out to me via email, Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter if you'd like to be on the podcast or if you have an idea of a topic we can talk about.

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