F-Stop Collaborate and Listen - A Landscape Photography Podcast

Ethan Deshaies - Defining What Makes a Good Photograph

Welcome to episode 166 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

This week's episode features an "up-and-comer" named Ethan Deshaies. Ethan is a 20-year-old college student studying abroad in New Zealand (lucky!) and has some fresh perspectives on photography as an art-form. I think this episode is a nice compare and contrast with the ones we have done with more well-established photographers that have been around since before the digital revolution in photography. 

Ethan and I discuss some interesting topics, including:

  • What makes a photograph good or bad?
  • Concrete definitions of good and bad as it relates to art.
  • Dimension, Depth, and Intrinsic Beauty.
  • Defining art.
  • ... and much, much more

I hope you enjoy our conversation!

Here are the people that Ethan recommended for the podcast:

1. Jeff Lewis.

2. Rob Visser.


Other items mentioned on the show:

1. NPN Free 60-Day Trial.

2. Richard Wong's contact for his article idea, based on his 10-year old article.


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.

If you'd like to support the show, head over to Patreon

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

Epic Astro-landscape Photography Panel Discussion from Out of Chicago LIVE!

Welcome to episode 165 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

This week's episode comes to you from the Out of Chicago LIVE event that I took part in back in April. I moderated a panel discussion about night / astro-photography with some great panelists, including Royce BairIan NormanDiana SouthernMike Taylor, and Chris Nicholson.

It was a really fun panel discussion, in my opinion. We discussed some fun topics, including:

  • How to make night photography unique, creative, and relevant.
  • Favorite tricks and techniques for night photography.
  • Astro-photography from home.
  • Artificial light bans in National Parks.
  • Ethical considerations for night photography.
  • Starlink satellites and their impact on the night sky.
  • ... and much, much more

I hope you enjoy our conversation!

Other items mentioned on the show:

1. Out of Chicago LIVE recordings.

2. Michael Rung's YouTube videos.

3. Michael Rung's Lightroom 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

John Barclay - Discovering the Contemplative Style of Landscape Photography

Welcome to episode 164 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

This week's episode features a landscape photographer whom I have admired for a long time - John Barclay. John hails from Bucks County, Pennsylvania and is a fantastic photographer, musician, and a great guy. John and I had a wonderful conversation this week and covered a wide variety of topics, including:

  • His beginnings in photography.
  • John's Contemplative Photography Retreats.
  • The "why" of landscape photography.
  • Your connection to your subject and how to choose how to capture it.
  • How bringing ourselves to our photography has an impact on the final product.
  • ... and much, much more

Over on Patreon this week, John and I talk about how he leverages his communication skills to be a better photographer, business person, and how it has aided in his success.

I hope you enjoy our conversations!

Here are the people that John Barclay recommended for the podcast:

1. Cole Thompson.

2. Mitch DoBrowner.

3. Betty Wiley.


Other items mentioned on the show:

1. NPN Free 60-Day Trial.

2. Photo Namer website.

3. ArcPanel Luminosity Masking Panel.

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

Nick Carver - Soul-Searching for Personally Meaningful Photographs

Welcome to episode 163 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

This week's episode features a landscape and architecture photographer living in Orange County, California. Nick Carver has been entrenched in photography since 2006 when he dove head first into business side of photography where he was met with many challenges. Nick almost gave up after several years of teaching for people on Craigslist until he made some difficult realizations about his work... Nick and I had a wonderful conversation this week and covered a wide variety of topics, including:

  • His beginnings in photography.
  • How he transitioned into architecture photography to make money.
  • How he looked at his work and made some painful realizations that almost caused him to quit.
  • His path of soul-searching and why he actually makes photographs.
  • The resurgence in film photography.
  • His YouTube channel (which is highly entertaining).
  • ... and much, much more

Over on Patreon this week, Nick and I talk about the nuances of website portfolio design and his approach to showcasing his work.

I hope you enjoy our conversation!

Here is who Nick recommended for the podcast:

1. Carlos Beltran.


Other items mentioned on the show:

1. Out of Chicago LIVE!

2. NPN Free 60-Day Trial.


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

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