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Scott McCook - Aerial Landscape Photography

Welcome to Episode 088 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Scott McCook!

Scott McCook is a landscape and aerial photographer living in Perth, Western Australia. I have been a huge fan of Scott's work for many years now; however, his recent aerial photography projects have been absolutely mind-blowing and incredible to follow. As such, I was elated when he agreed to come into the podcast to talk about his journey as an aerial photographer. We really dug deep into the topic of aerial photography and I think anyone even remotely interested in that topic will really like this episode. 

We covered some fun topics this week, including:

1. The landscape of Western Australia and why it lends itself to aerial photography.

2. How our imagery can get people to think deeper about the landscape.

3. The pros/cons of helicopters / planes / drones for aerial photography.

4. Mining and the environment - how aerials can show us these places and how we think about them.

5. Processing / workflow and how boundaries impacts that.

Please consider supporting the podcast on Patreon! If you enjoyed the content from this podcast episode, there's even more over on Patreon for those supporting the podcast. This week on Patreon, Scott shares his techniques, settings, and tips on how to take aerial photographs. 

Thomas Heaton - Icons / YouTube / Social Media

Welcome to Episode 087 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Thomas Heaton!

Thomas is a landscape and travel photographer living in North East England with his wife, Charlotte, and  his dog Monty. Thomas enjoys most things that can be done in the outdoors. Second to photography, another passion of Thomas' is rock climbing where he partakes in 3 disciplines; sport, trad & bouldering. Thomas is well-known for his YouTube channel where he has garnered a very large following due to his entertaining and educational videos. 

We covered some fun topics this week, including:

1. Landscape photography tunnel vision and iconic locations.

2. His journey onto the YouTube platform and his advice for others for growing engagement.

3. Social media advice.

4. Grad filters - yay or nay?

5. Location copying and the environmental impacts on those locations.


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! We are growing closer to our goal of getting to $1,000/mo in support, at which point I will create an award to be given to a photographer that is a champion of conservation. Help us get there!

This week on Patreon, Thomas answered many questions posed in our Facebook group, including his absolute best/favorite landscape photography experiences. We also talk about his displeasure with his Canon setup and what he is considering as an alternative, and staying inspired to shoot locally.

Visit my blog at www.mattpaynephotography.com for the full liner notes and examples of Thomas' amazing photography! Thanks for listening!

Jack Curran - Mastering Black and White Landscape Photography

Welcome to Episode 086 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen with Jack Curran!

Jack Curran is an award-winning Black and White landscape photographer who has been in the business for over 40 years. Jack's work was recently showcased in the Lenswork "Eleven by Six" monograph book. Jack came onto the podcast to share his wisdom and experience with the landscape photography community. 

We covered some fun topics this week, including:

1. Why black and white photography and his process / approach.

2. What changes in the industry Jack has seen in the past 40 years.

3. How Jack curates images for his portfolio.

4. Answers to questions posed in our Facebook group.


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! 

This week on Patreon, Jack shares his wisdom on his approach to creating image portfolios - a must listen!

For the full liner notes and to see Jack's great photography, visit my blog at www.mattpaynephotography.com

Ryan Dyar - Controversy in Landscape Photography

Welcome to Episode 085 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen with Ryan Dyar!

Ryan Dyar probably needs no introduction to most landscape photographers listening to the podcast; however, if you have never heard of Ryan or seen his work, you're in for a real treat. Ryan is based out of Seattle, Washington and has been a full-time landscape photographer for several years. Ryan is very down-to-earth and was very fun to talk to on the podcast. My goal this week was to really help folks get to know Ryan on a personal level. 

We covered some fun topics this week, including:

1. Controversy and in-fighting among landscape photographers.

2. Ryan's post-processing videos and his approach to them. 

3. How Ryan makes it as a full-time photographer.

4. Answers to questions posed in our Facebook group.


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! 

This week on Patreon, Ryan and I talk about emotional connection to images and scenes and how that impacts his workflow and photography.

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