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Olympian Brent Hayden and the Power of Landscape Photography

Welcome to Episode 101 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Brent Hayden!

Originally from Mission BC, Brent spent 17 years living in Vancouver before he and his wife settled in New Westminster in the summer of 2017. Since he was a child, Brent was just doing the things he fell in love with: swimming and photography. During his 10 year international career, which includes 3 Olympic Games, an Olympic Bronze Medal (2012) and a World Championship Gold Medal (2007), Brent quietly pursued his photography passion in his spare time. After retiring from swimming, Brent has taken on photography and entrepreneurism as a way to re-invent himself after years of training as a world-class athlete.


To celebrate the launch of episode 100, we have collaborated with some of our guests to offer discounts of their tutorials and products to new and existing Patrons of the podcast over on Patreon. From March 20 through April 30, 2019, new and existing patrons will receive the following discounts:

1. 20% off Alex Noriega processing tutorial videos 

2. 20% off Michael Shainblum processing tutorial videos

3. 20% off Eric Bennett instructional videos

4. 20% off Joshua Cripps Photography tutorials

5. 20% off Sarah Marino & Ron Coscorossa Nature Photo Guides e-books

6. 20% off Colleen Miniuk-Sperry’s books and eBooks


We covered some fun topics this week, including:

1. How photography helped Brent win an Olympic medal.

2. Photography and mental health.

3. The benefits of photographing using film instead of digital.

4. Entrepreneurism.

5. Minimalism.

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, Brent and I talked about how to learn from our failures and how that informs creativity.

To learn more about Brent, check him out:

Website.

Instagram.

Here is the photographer that Brent recommended for the podcast:

1. Michael Levin

Some examples of Brent's photography can be seen on my blog.

I love hearing from the podcast listeners! Reach out to me via InstagramFacebook, 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!


I want to re-introduce you to one of the podcast's patrons - Anton Averin. He created an amazing luminosity masking panel called Arc Panel. Arc Panel focuses on simplicity and speed. I tried it myself and I found ARCPanel to be the fastest and most intuitive panel out there. ARC Panel provides 16-bit luminosity and saturation masks for lights, darks, midtones and zones, with options to refine and apply them to any kind of adjustment layer. The panel can also perform complex luminosity masking techniques including Frequency Separation, Orton Effect and Dodge/Burn. Anton just released a version 2.0, which has speed improvements and an awesome new feature – color masks with full selection control. Take your editing to the next level with his great panel. 
You can try it for free on https://arcpanel.averin.photo


As a reminder, you can also support the podcast by shopping at B+H for your photography gear using our Affiliate Link

Episode 100! Photographers of the Round Table!

Welcome to Episode 100 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast featuring a round table panel discussion with David ThompsonAlex NoriegaEric BennettSarah MarinoColleen Miniuk-SperryMichael Shainblum & Joshua Cripps!

We invited students of our featured guests to participate and ask questions of the round-table, including Nic StoverCarolyn ChengBrent Clark, and Gareth Coggan. In all, we had 12 people participate in this episode!   


To celebrate the launch of episode 100, we have collaborated with some of our guests to offer discounts of their tutorials and products to new and existing Patrons of the podcast over on Patreon. From March 20 through April 30, 2019, new and existing patrons will receive the following discounts:

1. 20% off Alex Noriega processing tutorial videos

2. 20% off Michael Shainblum processing tutorial videos

3. 20% off Eric Bennett instructional videos

4. 20% off Joshua Cripps Photography tutorials

5. 20% off Sarah Marino & Ron Coscorossa Nature Photo Guides e-books

6. 20% off Colleen Miniuk-Sperry’s books and eBooks


Many important questions were asked of and answered by the panel of participants, including:

1. Have you noticed any shifts in the landscape photography community as it relates to topics that have emerged here on the podcast?

2. How would you rate the state of Creativity in landscape photography?

3. Who influences you the most and why?

4. How do you imagine Landscape Photography in 10 years?

5. Where do you feel weakest as a landscape photographer?

6. In the early history of photography, photographers played a vital role in the preservation of wild lands. This continued to a small degree over the last century but more recently has been forgotten. Do you think we have a role to play in this arena today? If yes, what should it look like? How do we go about retaking that role?

And MANY MORE!

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!

Patricia Davidson & Landscape Photography on the Oregon Coast

Welcome to Episode 099 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Patricia Davidson!

Patricia Davidson is a professional photographer, specializing in landscape and travel photography. Patricia has spent the last 20 years living on the beautiful Southern Oregon Coast where she developed her landscape photography skills. Currently, she and her husband live nomadically, traveling in their RV throughout the western United States. With a background in the visual arts and web development, she sets out to produce images that express her artistic vision and passion for photography, as well as her love of nature and the outdoors.


Links discussed in the introduction to the podcast:

1. Nature Photographers Network (NPN)

2. Banff Photo Workshops & Tours


We covered some fun topics this week, including:

1. Flickr & Google Plus and how they shaped photography in the past decade.

2. How to promote your work locally.

3. Featuring women in landscape photography.

4. Web development.

5. When prints go wrong!

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, Patricia and I talked about the pros and cons of travelling full-time in an RV as a nature photographer.

To learn more about Patricia, check her out:

Website.

Instagram.

Here are the photographers that Patricia recommended for the podcast:

1. Franka Gabler

2. Perri Schelat

3. Terry Donnelly & Mary Liz Austin

4. Greg Vaughn

Gabriel Eisenband & the Landscapes of Colombia

Welcome to Episode 098 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Gabriel Eisenband!

Gabriel is a landscape photographer from the country of Colombia in South America - our first guest from that continent! I would describe Gabriel as one of those guys that flies under the radar but produces great work day after day. He recently published a photography book featuring every National Park in Colombia. 


 Links discussed in the introduction to the podcast:

1. The Art of Selling Art promotion

2. The Art of Selling Art Live Chat

3. ArcPanel Luminosity Masking Panel


We covered some fun topics this week, including:

1. The country of Colombia.

2. What its like to be a landscape photographer in Colombia.

3. National Parks in Colombia.

4. Three most important things for a landscape photographer.

5. Editing styles.

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, Gabriel and I talked about the role motivation plays in the type of photography we produce.

To learn more about Gabriel, check him out:

Website.

Instagram.

Here are the photographers that Gabriel recommended for the podcast:

1. Thomas Peschak

2. Michel Doutremont

3. Brian Skerry

4. Shaaz Jung

Join the conversation and see examples of Gabriel's work on my blog.

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