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Ben Horne - Storytelling in Landscape Photography

Episode 058 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen with Ben Horne!

I had an absolute blast talking to Ben this week. Ben is a tremendously gifted large format film photographer with a huge YouTube following. 

Ben's goal is to create simple, structured, and calm images of nature. Ben shoots exclusively with large format film because of the inherent limitation, and the strong sense of discipline that is required. These limitations help to shape the final image by giving Ben a sense of direction.

In late 2009, Ben began documenting his adventures with video journals. As viewership has increased, Ben has taken steps to increase the quality and content of these videos. Ben's goal is to bring you along for the ride. Be sure to check out his YouTube Channel!

I know you'll like this week's podcast! I found it to be quite inspiring myself.

We covered some great topics this week, including:

1. How Ben got into landscape photography.

2. Storytelling in landscape photography.

3. The limitations and advantages of shooting film. 

4. The conundrum of sharing photo locations.

5. Ben's yearly photo box sets - the process.

Over on Patreon this week, Ben and I had a fabulous conversation about composition which I think everyone will find useful.

Please consider supporting the podcast on Patreon! There's a ton of bonus content over there for subscribers! Your support is critical - it helps with production costs and to improve the podcast over time. Thanks!

To learn more about Ben, check out his online presence:

Website.

Instagram.

Here are the artists that Ben recommended for the podcast:

1. Thomas Heaton.

2. Simon Baxter.

3. Alex Burke.

4. Michael Strickland.

Some examples of Ben'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! We've also started an Instagram page and a Facebook page for the podcast, where we'll be sharing updates as we go! 

Colby Brown & Travel Landscape Photography

Episode 057 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen with Colby Brown!

I had a great time speaking with Colby this week - I've been following him ever since I got into photography in 2011 and have been wanting to have a conversation with him for years. We finally made it happen! 

Colby is a photographer, photo educator and author based out of Eastern Pennsylvania. Specializing in landscape, travel and humanitarian photography, his photographic portfolio spans the globe. 

Colby became a photographer back in 2006, rapidly rising in the ranks of the photo industry. Not too long after picking up his first DSLR, Colby was leading workshops for National Geographic in South America, further spurring his love for both travel and photo education. In 2011, he founded The Giving Lens, an organization that blends photo education with support for various NGO’s and causes around the world. TGL helps fight for child education, clean drinking water projects, species preservation, women’s rights and much more.

I know you'll like this hearing from Colby on this week's podcast! 

We covered some great topics this week, including:

1. How Colby got into photography.

2. How Colby balances supporting his family with his busy photography and travel schedule. 

3. Post-processing on the road using the Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 laptop.

4. The Giving Lens. 

5. Having controversial conversations on social media as a public figure and artist. 

6. Using social media to reach your fan base. 

Over on Patreon this week, Colby and I had a great conversation about the past, present, and future of social media.

Please consider supporting the podcast on Patreon! There's a ton of bonus content over there for subscribers! Your support is critical - it helps with production costs and to improve the podcast over time. Thanks!

To learn more about Colby, check out his online presence:

Website.

Instagram.

Facebook.

Here are the artists that Colby recommended for the podcast:

1. Patrick DiFruscia.

2. William Patino.

Some examples of Colby'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! We've also started an Instagram page and a Facebook page for the podcast, where we'll be sharing updates as we go! 

Colleen Miniuk-Sperry - Creativity as a Visual Artist

Episode 056 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen with Colleen Miniuk-Sperry!

I had an absolute blast talking to Colleen this week. She is incredibly well-spoken, thoughtful, and just an all-around pleasure to listen to. At times our discussion felt like two friends sitting around a camp-fire chatting about our inner struggles. That's what the podcast is all about!

Colleen is a corporate-America-escapee-turned-full-time-freelance-outdoor-photographer-and-writer, supporting a wide range of assignments for editorial and commercial clients. Specializing in nature and outdoor recreation, her purpose as an outdoor communicator is to inspire and help others enjoy the Great Outdoors. Her work has been published in National Geographic calendars, Arizona Highways magazine, books, and calendars, Outdoor PhotographerAAA Highroads, AAA VIA, Extraordinary Vision, National Parks Traveler, Smith-Southwestern calendars, and a broad variety of other publications.In November 2011, she co-authored and published the award-winning book, Wild in Arizona: Photographing Arizona’s Wildflowers, A Guide to When, Where, and How with her good friend and fellow photographer, Paul Gill. After selling out the 1st edition, they published the 2nd edition of this title in March 2015. In addition, she's been selected three times as an Artist-in-Residence with Acadia National Park in Maine (November 2010, October 2011, and January 2013) which enabled her to author and publish her second award-winning guidebook, Photographing Acadia National Park: The Essential Guide to When, Where, and How in February 2014. In July 2015, she published her first instructional photography eBook titled, Seeing the Light in Outdoor Photography. Her next book (due out in 2018), Going with the Flow, will share the inspirational true story and life lessons learned from her experience attempting to paddle the 141-mile length of Lake Powell in November 2015 with her mom.

I know you'll like this week's podcast! I found it to be quite inspiring myself.

We covered some great topics this week, including:

1. How Colleen got into landscape photography.

2. Her transition from shooting icons to being a creative visual artist.

3. The creative process in landscape photography.

4. Her artist-in-residencies at Acadia National Park.

5. Her women-only workshops called "Sheography."

6. Staying competitive as a business in photography.

7. Active non-judgment as a skill to observe and grow as a photographer.

Over on Patreon this week, Colleen and I had a fabulous conversation about "Shosin" and the beginner's mind and how that relates to landscape photography.

Please consider supporting the podcast on Patreon! There's a ton of bonus content over there for subscribers! Your support is critical - it helps with production costs and to improve the podcast over time. Thanks!

To learn more about Colleen, check out her online presence:

Website.

Instagram.

Facebook.

Here are the artists that Colleen recommended for the podcast:

1. Michael Gordon.

2. Chuck Kimmerle.

3. Paul Gill.

4. Floris Van Breugel.

5. Kathleen Clemons.

Some examples of Colleen'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! We've also started an Instagram page and a Facebook page for the podcast, where we'll be sharing updates as we go! 

Robert Park from Nevada Art Printers - Lumachrome Prints in Landscape Photography

Episode 055 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen with Robert Park from Nevada Art Printers!

It was super awesome to get Robert from Nevada Art Printers to join us on the podcast this week! Shout out to Aaron Reed for helping set it up - I appreciate the collaboration, brother! Have you been curious about printing on Lumachrome or about how to get the most out of your RAW files for large prints? This is the episode for you! Robert and I sat down and covered some great ground, answering several listener questions from the Facebook Group

You can also support the show by making a monthly contribution through Patreon. For as little as $1 - you help pay for the production costs of the podcast, help us improve the podcast, and for $5 / mo and higher, gain access to bonus episodes. Over on Patreon this week, Robert and I had a fabulous conversation on sharpening for large prints - a must listen if you have ever wanted to know more about sharpening. 

To learn more about Robert:

Personal Website

Nevada Art Printers

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

1. Aaron Reed

2. Aaron Feinberg

Some examples of Robert'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! We've also started an Instagram page and a Facebook page for the podcast, where we'll be sharing updates as we go! 

Dave Soldano - Photographing Icons

Episode 054 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen with Dave Soldano!

It was awesome to have one of Colorado Springs best photographers on the podcast - Dave Soldano. Dave and I met "virtually" back in 2011 back when I was living in Colorado Springs. We have always looked out for each other as fellow landscape photographers and Dave was kind enough to invite me with him on his trip to Iceland back in March. We had some pretty intense conversations in the car on that trip on the long drives across the country and I thought it would be awesome to get Dave's perspective recorded on the podcast. Dave has some differing views on a lot of the subjects we've covered on the podcast, and I loved the idea of having someone express those views as I think they may represent how many listeners feel. Additionally, I thought it would be cool to talk about our trip on the podcast.

We covered some great topics this week, including:

1. A different take on photographing the icons.

2. What photography means to people.

3. A different take on workshops.

4. Sharing our favorite moments, locations, and lessons learned from our recent Iceland photography trip.

5. Using the human element in your landscape photography.

Over on Patreon this week, Dave and I had a fabulous conversation on the importance of networking and paying it forward in photography.

Please consider supporting the podcast on Patreon! There's a ton of bonus content over there for subscribers! We are 1/3 of the way to our goal of being able to award a $1,000 prize to a photographer dedicated to conservation. 

To learn more about Dave:

Website

Instagram

Facebook

American Photo Treks workshops

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

1. Doug Bennett

2. Jeff Johnson

Some examples of Dave'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! We've also started an Instagram page and a Facebook page for the podcast, where we'll be sharing updates as we go! 

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