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Chuck Kimmerle - Landscape Photography of the Plains & Prairies

Welcome to Episode 080 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen with Chuck Kimmerle!

Chuck Kimmerle is a black and white photographer originally based in the plains states of Wyoming and North Dakota who has recently relocated to New York City. Chuck is an award-winning, fine-art landscape photographer working exclusively in black and white. He is also a speaker, teacher, mentor, and educator. Chuck's interest in photography began with a wonderful little Canon Canonet QL17 while in the U.S. Army. It was that camera which taught him the power and potential of visual communication. A few years later, Chuck began his career as a photographer while working at his college newspaper. That job, which paid him $37.50 per academic quarter, led to a career of more than 15 years working as a newspaper photojournalist and a Pulitzer nomination for spot news photography. Seeing the writing on the wall with regards to the future of newspaper staff photographers, Chuck left that field and worked as a college photographer with duties ranging from passport head shots to magazine cover photos. Since 2010, he has worked full-time as a landscape photographer. Chuck was originally recommended on the podcast by Colleen Miniuk-Sperry over on episode 56.

We covered some great topics this week, including:

1. Photographing the plains and prairies.

2. His diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis and how that has impacted his journey into photography.

3. Focusing on black and white photography and the subject of where nature meets man.

4. His planned hike of the Appalachian Trail. 

5. His background in journalism and how that has impacted his work as a landscape photographer. 


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! 

Over on Patreon this week, Chuck and I talked about his experience teaching photography to college students and some of the tips, secrets, and awesome assignments he gave them to work on to better their art.

To learn more about Chuck and to see his photography, head over to the liner notes on my blog at www.mattpaynephotography.com

 

Jason Matias - The Art of Selling Art

Welcome to Episode 079 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen with Jason Matias!

Jason Matias is a fine art photographer based in Bellvue, Washington. Jason has been working hard behind the scenes to help other photographers sell their photography through his online masterclass "the art of selling art." Jason is a veteran and has a master's degree in organizational leadership - both experiences he has leveraged to develop his marketing and selling acumen. Jason defines his photography into two different concepts - comfortable isolation, and personification in nature. He leverages those concepts to market his work to potential buyers - something we discussed in great length on the podcast episode.

We covered some great topics this week, including:

1. The article about Jason in F-Stoppers.

2. Jason's "Art of Selling Art" service.

3. Email marketing.

4. The importance of persistence - "go for no."

5. Mediums for print and display for wealthy buyers.

6. Using and locating a gallery to display your work.

7. Creating work with a message that makes it more marketable to your target audience.


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! 

Over on Patreon this week, Jason and I discuss his really awesome process for how to find your voice as an artist - which I think is a totally unique and worthwhile process for landscape photographers to embark upon.

For links to items discussed and to see Jason's work - head over to my blog at www.mattpaynephotography.com

Phill Monson - Leave it Better & Wilderness Conservation

Welcome to Episode 078 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen with Phill Monson!

Phill is a fantastic landscape photographer and graphic designer residing in Utah taking lead with the "Leave It Better" campaign where he is trying to instill the value of leaving it better than you found it in the outdoors. Phill's photography is fantastic, and, he is becoming well-known for his work on a line of stickers and apparel promoting outdoor stewardship through his company Entrada Outdoor Company.  

We covered some great topics this week, including:

1. His "Leave it Better" campaign.

2. Wilderness Conservation.

3. The State of Landscape Photography.

4. Social Media's role in landscape photography.

5. Start with Why by Simon Sinek.


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, Phill talks about starting his own company with all of the challenges and rewards to be found there and his love and work as a graphic artist.

For the full liner notes and links, head over to my blog at www.mattpaynephotography.com

Nature Photographers Network (NPN)

Welcome to Episode 077 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen with David Kingham, Jennifer Renwick, Alex Noriega and Ron Coscorossa!

The crew all convened to discuss Nature Photographers Network (NPN) - recently purchased and revamped by David Kingham and Jennifer Renwick. In its heyday, NPN was "THE" spot for landscape photographers to share images and obtain crucial critique. We are hoping to see it make a serious comeback. The time has come.

About the podcast episode - its all about NPN:

1. What is it?

2. Why did David and Jennifer purchase the site?

3. What is the benefit of being a member?

4. What role do we all see NPN playing in various aspects of the Nature Photography community?


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, the crew discussed how they have invested in learning to advance their photography and we went on some rants about various topics - a lot of fun! 

Charlotte Gibb - Intimate Landscape Photography

Welcome to Episode 076 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen with Charlotte Gibb!

Charlotte spent her childhood romping around and exploring the wilderness areas in the mountains near her northern California home. The youngest of nine children, her father was an avid mountain climber and nature lover, and he made sure his kids were instilled with his passion for the outdoors. After he died in a climbing accident when Charlotte was very young, her mother continued to promote spending time in nature, ensuring that their vacations were spent outdoors camping, hiking and exploring. Charlotte studied journalism in college for two years and worked for her city's newspaper, at which point she discovered that journalism wasn't for her. She transferred to the Academy of Art University in San Francisco and studied graphic design instead. She bought a used Beseler enlarger and turned her spare bedroom into a darkroom, where she spent countless hours in the dark happily experimenting with printmaking. In the years following art school, she went to work as an art director for an ad agency, built a successful design business, got married, raised two wonderful sons, and currently uses her camera to tell stories of the natural world. 

We covered some great topics this week, including:

1. Her start in a design agency and how it led her to photography.

2. Working alone vs. in a group.

3. Intimate landscapes.

4. Discovering your vision.

5. Photo contests and why you should enter them. Charlotte likes "Lens Culture."


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, Charlotte shares her wisdom on print-making and how it can make you a better landscape photographer. We cover pricing, papers, framing, materials, printers, and lots more - 24 minutes of awesome bonus material!

 

Here are the photographers that Charlotte recommended for the podcast:

1. Varina and Jay Patel.

2. Michael Frye.

3. Keith Walklet.

4. Evan Russell.

 

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

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