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Erwin Buske - Finding Your Vision in Landscape Photography

Episode 062 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen with Erwin Buske!

Erwin is a landscape photographer based out of Fairwood, Washington. His goal is to capture the essence of the landscape through the lens of his inner vision. Erwin started his photographic journey at an early age with a simple goal to share my vision of the incredible landscapes he was witnessing on my many backpacking and hiking trips. His motto as a photographer is the same as the Sierra Club-to leave no trace, respecting the landscape he is photographing, and keeping it pristine for future generations. Erwin often leads hikes for children deep into the cascades helping cultivate the appreciation of the outdoors in our next generation.

We covered some great topics this week, including:

1. How Erwin got into landscape photography and his evolution as an artist.

2. Finding your photographic vision.

3. Leave No Trace ethics.

Over on Patreon this week, Erwin and I had a fabulous conversation about backpacking and how that influences our gear choices. If you're looking to get into backpacking, it is a great listen!

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 Erwin, check out his online presence:

Website.

Instagram.

Here are some artists that Erwin recommended for the podcast:

1. Valerie Millett.

2. Michael Gordon.

3. Sigma Sreedharan.

4. Trevor Anderson.

Some examples of Erwin'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! 

Abe Blair - Managing a Gallery in Landscape Photography

Episode 061 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen with Abe Blair!

Abe is traditional in his method, working to get the image correct in the camera without building one in the computer. Abe started with his first film camera in 1992 it ignited a fire and passion that has burned strong ever since. Shortly after high school, he followed his passion and persued a career documenting Skiing and Snowboarding. Now Abe is a full-time landscape photographer residing in Lake Tahoe, CA. 

We covered some great topics this week, including:

1. How Abe got into landscape photography and what it was like being mentored by Jeff Mitchum. 

2. Visualization in-camera vs. post-processing - similarities and differences.

3. Gallery life - learning how to sell your work.

4. Managing to have a family while a full-time landscape photographer. 

5. The story of him capturing his iconic missle image (see below). 

Over on Patreon this week, Abe and I had a fabulous conversation about photo contests and what it will be like for him to judge the Epson Pano awards this year. 

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 Abe, check out his online presence:

Website.

Instagram.

Here is the artist that Abe recommended for the podcast:

1. Erwin Buske.

Some examples of Abe'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! 

Mike Mezeul - Storm & Extreme Weather Landscape Photography

Episode 060 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen with Mike Mezuel!

If you're into storm chasing, storm photography, tornadoes, lightning, and road adventures, this episode is for you! I had a lot of fun chatting with Mike. 

Although Mike currently lives in north Texas, he was originally born in the small town of Rome, New York. He moved to Texas at a young age, but says he has never worn (and never will) a cowboy hat, cowboy boots, or said, “ya’ll.” He got his first camera at the age of 15. It was a 1975 Yashica MG-1. He graduated from The University of North Texas in 2008 with a Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice and obtained his Master’s in Journalism back in December of 2012. When he's not out with his camera, he enjoys playing hockey. Mike is a well-traveled storm photographer and just picked up a gig to photograph the volcano eruption in Hawaii. 

We covered some great topics this week, including:

1. How Mike got into landscape photography.

2. Photographing tornadoes and extreme weather.

3. The process of improvement as a photographer. 

Over on Patreon this week, Mike and I had a fabulous conversation about his recent trip to Hawaii to photograph and document the devastation caused by the volcano there. It was an emotional trip for Mike - we talked about what it was like photographing such destruction.

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 Mike, check out his online presence:

Website.

Instagram.

Here are the artists that Mike recommended for the podcast:

1. Aaron Rigsby.

2. Akash Thakkar.

Some examples of Mike'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! 

Kathleen Clemons - Flower Landscape Photography

Episode 059 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen with Kathleen Clemons!

I had a great time speaking with Kathleen on the podcast this week. She was gracious enough to join me to discuss some of her favorite topics. Kathleen is a photographer from the coast of Maine. Primarily a nature photographer, Kathleen is known for her creative use of natural light and unique compositions. Her work is represented worldwide by Corbis and Getty Images. Lensbaby recently named her the "Georgia O' Keeffe of Flower Photography". With a degree in education, and a passion for both photography and teaching, she loves to teach others how to improve their photography skills.

I know you'll like this week's podcast, especially if you're wanting to get into macro photography or have an interest in flower photography! 

We covered some great topics this week, including:

1. How Kathleen got into photography.

2. Flower photography.

3. Tips for macro photography.

4. Using Lensbaby lenses for flower photography.

5. Adding textures to photos in post.

Over on Patreon this week, Kathleen and I had a fabulous conversation about best practices in flower 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 Kathleen, check out his online presence:

Website.

Instagram.

Here are the artists that Kathleen recommended for the podcast:

1. Cynthia Haynes.

2. Jennifer Spelman.

3. Mark Stevens.

Some examples of Kathleen'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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