F-Stop Collaborate and Listen - A Landscape Photography Podcast

Drew Armstrong - All About Drone Photography!

Welcome to episode 162 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. 

This week's episode features a photographer hailing from Salt Lake City, Utah - he's a great guy and a supporter of the show. Our guest is an absolute master of drone photography, including cityscapes, landscapes, architecture, night-time, and everything in between. We had a wonderful time chatting all about drones. Without further ado, welcome Drew Armstrong to the show! Drew and I had a wonderful conversation this week and dove deep into the world of drones, including:

  • Why Drew likes using drones for his photography.
  • How to choose a drone for your photography.
  • Getting a Part 107 License for drone photography.
  • How to deal with people yelling at you while piloting.
  • What to do about losing or crashing your drone.
  • Governmental regulations around drone photography.
  • ... and much, much more

Over on Patreon this week, Drew shares his experience raising his transgender son and how that has impacted his photography work.

I hope you enjoy our conversation!

Here are the people Drew recommended for the podcast:

1. Kirk Keyes.

2. MaryBeth Kiczenski.

3. Jahn Muracki.

4. Vic Moss.


Other items mentioned on the show:

1. Out of Moab. Use the code, "PAYNE" for $250 off.

2. Out of Acadia. Use the code, "PAYNE" for $250 off.

3. Gary Randall Kenai Peninsula Workshops.


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. Join the discussion over on Nature Photographer's Network! We have weekly discussions about each episode of the podcast. It's also free! We also have an Instagram page and a Facebook page for updates.

Thanks for stopping in, collaborating with us, and listening. See you next week.

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

Christian Fletcher - Creating Original Landscape Photography in Western Australia

Welcome to episode 161 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

This week features an incredible landscape photographer hailing from Western Australia, Christian Fletcher. Christian was the very first winner of the International Landscape Photographer of the Year award in 2014 and his work continues to inspire many people across the globe. Christian is especially well-known for his incredible aerial photography and for owning and operating a fabulous gallery. Christian and I had a wonderful conversation this week and covered a wide variety of topics, including:

  • A walk down a path of history in the industry of landscape photography.
  • Christian's style of photography and how he creates unique and personal imagery.
  • The business of owning a photography gallery.
  • Christian's online training website.
  • ... and much, much more

Over on Patreon this week, Christian and I talk about his belief that all great landscape photographs have to have "perfect light."

Also - Christian is offering listeners of the podcast a 50% discount on a subscription to his training website. After you add a subscription to the cart you will then be able to enter the clever discount code, "shrimponthebarbie" which will bring the cost down to about $30 U.S. Dollars.

Christian has over 60 tutorial videos on the website that show hands on how he edits his photos. 

I hope you enjoy our conversation!

Please consider supporting the podcast on Patreon! There's a ton of bonus content over there for subscribers!

Here are the people Christian recommended for the podcast:

1. Peter Eastway.

2. Tony Hewitt.

3. Nick Rains.

4. Ricardo Da Cuhna.

5. Adam Williams.

6. Ignacio Palacios.

7. Les Walkling.

8. Murray Fredericks.


Other items mentioned on the show:

1. Out of Moab.

2. Out of Acadia.

Use the code, "PAYNE" for $250 off.


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. Join the discussion over on Nature Photographer's Network! We have weekly discussions about each episode of the podcast. It's also free! We also have an Instagram page and a Facebook page for updates.

Thanks for stopping in, collaborating with us, and listening. See you next week.


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

Women in Landscape Photography - A Panel Discussion

Welcome to episode 160 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

This week features a very special panel conversation with some amazing landscape photographers. In this week's episode, we explore gender issues in the landscape photography industry from the perspective of our fabulous panel of women, including:

Various topics that we covered include:

  • Balancing photography and family
  • Pursuing a career in landscape or nature photography as a woman
  • Spending time in nature alone
  • Representation of women in the landscape photography industry
  • Advice for other women that wish to pursue landscape and nature photography
  • Positive changes in the landscape photography industry for women
  • ... and much, much more

Over on Patreon this week, the panel playfully tackles the subject of man-splaining as it relates to landscape photography and how our panelists handle those moments in the field. Be sure to stick around to the end to hear about various special offers and upcoming events that our awesome guests would like you to know about. Let's support them as best as we can!

I hope you enjoy our conversation!

As promised, here are some ways to support our guests.

  • Varina Patel is currently running a spring sale over on Visual Wilderness - you can get deals on tutorials on Focus & Sharpness, Bracketing & Blending, Light & Colors and Macro & Night Photography. Just go to visualwilderness.com/special-offer
  • Dani Lefrançois is running two upcoming workshops - one is a fall color tour of the Canadian Rockies in September 2020 and the other is a tour of Newfoundland in May 2021. Check out the show notes for links to both of those offers.
  • Viktoria Haack is teaching a business of photography course; you can get $50 off by using the code VICTORIAHAACK
  • Sandra Bartocha has a new book entitled Lys - an Intimate Journey to the North which looks really fantastic.
  • Sarah Marino has since launched a YouTube Channel which looks to be quite promising. She's showcasing her techniques for composing smaller, more intimate scenes.
  • Lastly, Jennifer Renwick and her partner David Kingham have been releasing some great webinars on YouTube for photographers through their website Nature Photographer's Network. Check out the show notes for links to all these and a lot more!

Brooks Jensen - Creating Personally Meaningful Landscape Photography

Welcome to episode 159 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. 

This week's amazing guest is none other than Brooks Jensen, someone I have admired for many years. Brooks Jensen is a fine-art photographer, publisher, workshop teacher, and writer. He and his wife Maureen Gallagher are the owners, co-founders, editors, and publishers of the award winning LensWork, one of today’s most respected and important periodicals in fine art photography. With subscribers in 72 countries, Brooks’ impact on fine art photography is truly world-wide. 

LensWork Publishing is also at the leading edge in multimedia and digital media publishing with LensWork Extended — a PDF based, media-rich expanded version of the magazine. Brooks' personal work can be seen in his on-going series, Kokoro, a PDF based, downloadable periodical. 

LensWork Online, a membership website, features 10 channels of content featuring Brooks’ 50-years of experience in fine art photography including:

  • Audio programs — Editor’s CommentsLooking at ImagesThose Who Inspire Me (and Why), and interviews with over 400 photographers.
  • Video programs — our daily Here’s a Thought . . ., Feedback ReviewsExploring the Possibilities, and Creative Labs.

Brooks is the author of ten best-selling books on photography and creativity: Looking at ImagesThe Creative Life in PhotographyLetting Go of the Camera, the three volume set Single Exposures: Random Observations on Art, Photography and Creativity. His most recent books are Photography, Art, & MediaThe Best of the LensWork Interviews, and Seeing in SIXES (four volumes published in 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019). A monograph of his work was published in 2012 titled Made of Steel.

Brooks and I has a wonderful conversation about a variety of topics this week, including:

  • Creating personally meaningful landscape photography work.
  • His historical perspective as a landscape photographer.
  • How and why landscape photography has evolved into what it is today.
  • What types of images he looks for to publish in LensWork.
  • ...and a lot more! 

Over on Patreon this week, Brooks and I discuss the pros and cons of doing open edition prints vs. limited edition prints - a conversation based on an article Brooks wrote which has defined my views on the subject.

I hope you enjoy our conversation!

Here are the people Brooks recommended for the podcast:

1. Huntington Witherill.

2. Carl Chiarenza.

3. Dominic Rouse.

4. Cole Thompson.


Other items mentioned on the show:

1. My conversation with Ian Plant on Shuttermonkeys.

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