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Erin Babnik & Alex Nail - The Post-Processing Debate

Welcome to Episode 071 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen: THE Post-Processing Landscape Photography Debate with Erin Babnik & Alex Nail! Get your popcorn ready - Erin and Alex deliver the goods and share their perspectives on the ever-prevalent debate on post-processing in landscape photography. I'd love to hear where you personally fall on the debate after listening.

Alex Nail is a full-time landscape photographer based in Bristol, UK with a passion for mountains and wilderness areas. He increasingly heads to remote or hard to reach locations in search of new images. His photography is largely illustrative, showing magical lighting conditions and spectacular scenery. Alex is a great believer in the trustworthiness of photography as an artistic medium. Alex edits his images; however, they are all real, with nothing added or taken away. 

Erin Babnik is a full-time adventure landscape photographer, photography educator, writer, and speaker. She is known for her ambitious images, for her adventurous approach in the field, and for her thought-provoking writing and speaking. Her dedication to outdoor photography evolved out of her years working as an art historian, photographing at archaeological sites and in museums for the purposes of teaching and research. Erin draws upon her background in art history in bringing a deep knowledge of aesthetics, visual communication, and cultural relevancy to her own photographic work and to her ideas about the art of photography, which she expresses to audiences around the world.

Here are links to various things that came up on the podcast:

1. Atlantic Magazine article on digital manipulation

2. On Landscape article from Guy Tal

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Over on Patreon this week, Alex, Erin, and I discussed the presentation of images taken on exotic workshops, comp stomping, and more.

To learn more about Erin and Alex, check out their websites:

Erin Babnik.
Alex Nail.

Sangeeta Dey - Landscape Photography as a Language

Welcome to Episode 070 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen with Sangeeta Dey!

Sangeeta is a California Bay area based landscape photographer and pediatric neuropsychologist. Sangeeta’s work was recognized as being amongst top 101 International Landscape Photographers in 2017. More recently, Nikon celebrated their 100th Anniversary milestone. For their centennial celebration, they included Sangeeta in their “#Nikon100” program, which identified 100 photographers as rising photography stars. As per Nikon, it is the list they have curated based on the work of photographers who have been creating inspiring work and telling amazing stories. 

We covered some great topics this week, including:

1. Juggling being a pediatric neuropsychologist and a landscape photographer.

2. The Nikon 100 list.

3. Females in landscape photography and the Nikon marketing blunder.

4. Photography as a language.

5. Artistic philosophy.

6. What keeps her inspired.

7. Workshops - how to pick them and how to leverage them.

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!

Over on Patreon this week, Sangeeta and I discussed authenticity and social media, sharing locations, and the power of influence.

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

Website.

Instagram.

Here are the photographers that Sangeeta recommended for the podcast:

1. Charlotte Hamilton Gibb.

2. Floris Van Bruegel.

3. Atif Saeed.

4. Matt Jackisch.

Some examples of Sangeeta's photography can be seen on the liner notes on my blog at www.mattpaynephotography.com

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! 

David Nilsen - Surf Photography

Welcome to Episode 069 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen with David Nilsen!

David is a photographer from New Jersey now living in California. David won a contest over on Viewbug.com, the reward of which was a podcast feature. David is fueled by a love of the ocean, landscapes, and travel. Though surf photography has become his primary focus he still finds time to shoot landscapes and wildlife. 

We covered some great topics this week, including:

1. Surf photography and underwater photography.

2. Shooting on the west coast vs. east coast.

3. Sharing locations.

4. The new Instagram page "@Insta_Repeat"

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 David, check out his online presence:

Website.

Instagram.

Here is the artist that David recommended for the podcast:

1. Mike Vericker.

Some examples of David's photography can be seen in the liner notes on my website at www.mattpaynephotography.com

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! 

David Hunter & Bridget Fithian - Land Trusts & Landscape Photography

Welcome to Episode 068 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen with David Hunter & Bridget Fithian!

David Hunter is a landscape photographer and photo-naturalist from Fresno, CA. David photographs wildlife, with an emphasis on endangered and threatened species, for the purpose of documentation, conservation, and education. He has partnered with the Sierra Foothill Conservancy to showcase the beauty of the lands that the Conservancy protects in their land trust. Bridget Fithian, the Executive Director of the Conservancy, joined the two of us on the podcast to talk about their partnership, its purpose, and benefits. We also talked about how the rest of us landscape photographers can leverage our talents to promote the work that other similar non-profits are doing. 

We covered some great topics this week, including:

1. What are land trusts? 

2. How can photographers give their photography a purpose?

3. How to partner with non-profits as landscape photographers.

4. David's work with the Sierra Foothill Conservancy - here is his Flickr album

Over on Patreon this week, David, Bridget, and I discussed Artist in Residency programs - what they are about, and how you can get into one as a landscape photographer.

Here is a link to the Land Trust Alliance where you can find a Land Trust near you to help out with.

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 David, check out his online presence:

Flickr.

Instagram.

Here are some artists that David recommended for the podcast:

1. Morgan Heim.

2. Karine Aigner.

3. Dewitt Jones.

Some examples of David's photography can be seen in the show notes on my blog at www.mattpaynephotography.com

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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