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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.

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

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Dylan Fox - Western Australia Landscape Photography

Welcome to Episode 133 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's episode features a nature and landscape photographer from Western Australia - Dylan Fox. Dylan is the 2018 Australian Geographic Landscape Photographer of the Year.

Dylan and I explored several interesting topics this week, including:

  • How he got into photography.
  • Gathering inspiration from other art forms.
  • Doing what you want vs. seeking approval from others.
  • How to get inspired by other photographers without copying them.
  • How to respond to unsolicited critique.
  • His motivation as a photographer.
  • and a lot more.

Over on Patreon this week, Dylan and I talk for an extra 30+ minutes about how to get started in drone photography, using tripods (or not), New Zealand, and a lot more!

Be sure to join in on the conversation about each podcast episode over on Nature Photographer's Network. Not only is NPN the best place to get critiques on your landscape and nature photography, it is also home to some of most informative, thought-provoking, and inspiring articles on landscape photography I've found. I highly recommend you become a member today. 

One last announcement - I really need your help picking the winner of our inaugural Landscape Conservation Award. We are still accepting nominations until December 31. If you're interested in helping, please send me a note!

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

Here are the photographers that Dylan recommended for the podcast:

1. Ricardo Da Cunha

2. Tania Malkin.

For the full liner notes and to see Dylan's work - see this link.

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. 

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