F-Stop Collaborate and Listen

David Johnston - Burnout in Landscape Photography

Welcome to Episode 075 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen with David Johnston!

David Johnston is a renowned landscape photographer and educator. Photographing incredible light and rarely seen moments is what drives David to keep capturing landscapes at their best. When David is not shooting, he's teaching photography to the masses on his YouTube channel. It's his passion for spreading the joy of photography that helps him continue deliver helpful tips for others to improve their skills. It doesn't matter if it's landscapes, night skies, or drone work, David has the gift to freeze amazing scenes and memories in place. Sharing photography through podcasts is also one of David's biggest passions. You can listen to his podcast, Stories About Photos, on any podcast platform to get the details on what it takes to capture amazing images.

We covered some great topics this week, including:

1. David's experience with burnout.

2. His move to Haiti and what photography life is like there.

3. How podcasting has influenced his photography.

4. Location sharing.


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! Even $1 / mo helps a lot! Thanks!

Over on Patreon this week, David and I discussed the future of the business of landscape photography.

Head to my blog at www.mattpaynephotography.com for the full liner notes and links!

Hans Strand - Aerial Landscape Photography in Iceland

Welcome to Episode 074 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen with Hans Strand!

Hans Strand, born in 1955 in Marmaverken, Sweden. In 1990, after a nine-year career in mechanical engineering he decided to devote his life to landscape photography. Its a change he never regretted. Hans has always felt himself drawn to the untamed and unmanipulated emotions and expressions that he finds in nature. He often says: ”The wilderness is the mother of all living things. It is always true and never trivial.” Hans' work takes him to diverse places worldwide; from polar deserts to steaming rain-forests and expansive deserts. The internationally awarded landscape photography is seldom a portrait of a place, but an expression of forces that create and mold a landscape. His pictures, frozen in a static frame, still tell a story of movement, time and evolution. Lately his photography has also taken a course away from the untouched and wild nature and focused more on people´s influences on ecosystems. Photographs of water pollution and the visual magic of man-made agricultural landscapes have become an important ingredient in his in recent work.

We covered some great topics this week, including:

1. Aerial photography and the differences / similarities with land-based photography.

2. His amazing Iceland aerial photography book.

3. Landscape photography - impressing vs. story-telling.

4. The state of landscape photography.

5. Intimate landscape photography vs. grand scenic.


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, Hans and I discussed his current photography's focus on man's influence on ecosystems.

To learn more about Hans and see his photography, check out the liner notes over on my blog at www.mattpaynephotography.com

Arpan Das - Multiple Exposure Landscape Photography

Welcome to Episode 073 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen with Arpan Das!

Arpan is a full time Astrophysics/Cosmology research student by profession; however, landscape photography is one of his biggest passions in life. Arpan was born in India where he lived 23 years of his life. Then he moved to Italy for his study and currently living in Canada for the same purpose. Whenever he has free time, he tries to fly far away from the city and loves being outdoors in some mountains where he can connect himself to the beauty of the nature. Even if he is not taking any photographs he just loves to watch a sunrise or sunset over the mountains, big water waves along the sea, or millions of stars over the head in a dark sky.

We covered some great topics this week, including:

1. Difficulty today as a landscape photographer.

2. Single exposures vs. multiple exposures.

3. Using astro-trackers, specifically the Skywatcher Star Adventurer Pro.

4. How mood influences photography.

5. Abstract landscape photography.

6. Coming to North America from India.

7. The trend of stretching mountains in photos.

8. Composition - learning from painters like Albert Bierstadt.


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, Arpan and I discussed focus stacking, exposure blending, and the importance of reality in landscape photography.

To learn more about Arpan, check out the liner notes on my blog at www.mattpaynephotography.com

Here are the photographers that Arpan recommended for the podcast:

1. Noel Casaje.

2. Bruno Pisani.

3. Catherine Simard.

4. Patrick Ong

5. Isabella Tabacchi

Scotty Perkins - Backcountry Safety as a Landscape Photographer

Welcome to Episode 072 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen with Scotty Perkins!

Scotty is a fantastic landscape photographer living in Boise, ID and he's on a mission to educate other landscape photographers about the importance of being safe in the wilderness that we love to photograph. Scotty is a wilderness EMT and an Amateur Ham Radio enthusiast. 

We covered some great topics this week, including:

1. The Landscape Photography Community.

2. Being safe in the back-country as a landscape photographer.

3. NOLS Wilderness First Aid Certification.

3. Amateur radio and its uses and applications as a landscape photographer.

Check out the liner notes on my website at www.mattpaynephotography.com to learn more about Scotty, see his photography, and find lots of links to radios and topics we discussed - its full of stuff!

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, Scotty answered listener questions from the Facebook group.

 

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