F-Stop Collaborate and Listen

Andy Boenau - Virtual Photography Projects & His Corona Coupling Book

Welcome to episode 195 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen!
 
This week on the podcast, I was happy to be joined by Andy Boenau.
 
Andy is a photographer living in Richmond, Virginia who seems to always have a new project up his sleeve. I was excited to talk to him about his latest project, which examines the lives of people in relationships that were only able to meet with each other virtually via Zoom, as has become commonplace since the start of COVID-19.
 
Andy and I discuss some interesting topics this week, including:
  • His monograph book project, Corona Coupling,
  • How physical separation takes a toll on relationships,
  • Using Zoom as a camera,
  • Focusing on the creative process instead of the equipment,
  • Artistic motivation and self-limiting beliefs,
  • Virtual photography,
  • And much, much more.

Here are the photographers that Andy recommended on the podcast:

1. Chris Suspect.

2. Tatsuo Suzuki.

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.

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Remembering Jack Curran

Welcome to episode 184 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. 

This week on the podcast, I invited several past guests to join me in honoring the life and photography of another former guest, Jack Curran

Jack passed away on September 24, 2020 and his black and white photography was an inspiration to many photographers; however, he was more than a photographer to so many - he was a generous, thoughtful, funny, and caring soul who helped so many others in life. He was also an early supporter of this podcast and was one of the most generous people I've met in our community.

For this panel episode, our panelists and I shared fond memories of Jack and his photography. Our panel includes Jennifer KingJohn BarclayChuck Kimmerle, and Brooks Jensen

In Jack's obituary, he asked for donations to the following charities:

Trout UnlimitedHarris House Treatment and Recovery Center, and International Photography Hall of Fame.

I hope you enjoy our conversation.

In honor of Jack, what will you do to help out a fellow photographer? I'd love to hear about your commitment on Instagram.

As always, I appreciate any support you can provide to the show over on Patreon.

Other items mentioned on the show:

1. Photography for the Fight Against Breast Cancer.

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

Cole Thompson - Discovering Your Vision in Landscape Photography

Hey everyone!

Welcome to episode 178 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

For this week's episode of the podcast I finally got the opportunity to sit down and have a conversation with one of my favorite black and white photographers and someone whom I have always admired, Cole Thompson.

Cole has a totally unique philosophical approach to photography which is often misunderstood by many people. It is something he refers to as photographic celibacy and I think it has tremendous merit.

Cole and I discuss some interesting topics this week, including:

  • How he got his start in photography,
  • Why he has chosen black and white as his medium,
  • External validation of our photography and its impact on our creative vision,
  • How to develop a personal vision in your photography,
  • The influence of praise,
  • ... and more!

Over on Patreon this week, Cole and I explore the question, "Do you need to go to great locations to get great photographs?"

I hope you enjoy our conversations!

Here are the people that Cole recommended listeners check out:

1. Edward Weston's Daybooks.

2. Hamidah Glascow & The Center for Fine Art Photography.

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.

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

Chuck Kimmerle - Landscape Photography of the Plains & Prairies

Welcome to Episode 080 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen with Chuck Kimmerle!

Chuck Kimmerle is a black and white photographer originally based in the plains states of Wyoming and North Dakota who has recently relocated to New York City. Chuck is an award-winning, fine-art landscape photographer working exclusively in black and white. He is also a speaker, teacher, mentor, and educator. Chuck's interest in photography began with a wonderful little Canon Canonet QL17 while in the U.S. Army. It was that camera which taught him the power and potential of visual communication. A few years later, Chuck began his career as a photographer while working at his college newspaper. That job, which paid him $37.50 per academic quarter, led to a career of more than 15 years working as a newspaper photojournalist and a Pulitzer nomination for spot news photography. Seeing the writing on the wall with regards to the future of newspaper staff photographers, Chuck left that field and worked as a college photographer with duties ranging from passport head shots to magazine cover photos. Since 2010, he has worked full-time as a landscape photographer. Chuck was originally recommended on the podcast by Colleen Miniuk-Sperry over on episode 56.

We covered some great topics this week, including:

1. Photographing the plains and prairies.

2. His diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis and how that has impacted his journey into photography.

3. Focusing on black and white photography and the subject of where nature meets man.

4. His planned hike of the Appalachian Trail. 

5. His background in journalism and how that has impacted his work as a landscape photographer. 


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! 

Over on Patreon this week, Chuck and I talked about his experience teaching photography to college students and some of the tips, secrets, and awesome assignments he gave them to work on to better their art.

To learn more about Chuck and to see his photography, head over to the liner notes on my blog at www.mattpaynephotography.com

 

Len Metcalf - Teaching Black and White Landscape Photography

Episode 053 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen with Len Metcalf! Full liner notes and links are available on my website at www.mattpaynephotography.com

It was fantastic to have Len on the podcast all the way from Australia! Len is a professional photographer specializing in digital black and white photography. Len spends most of his time teaching photography through his business, Len's School

We covered some great topics this week, including:

  • How Len got into photography while growing up in Australia.
  • Teaching photography for a living and how to effectively teach as a workshop leader.
  • Digital Black and White Photography.
  • Reaching your fans through a daily blog post.
  • Composition.

Over on Patreon this week, Len and I discussed the fascinating intersection between ethics and teaching. 

Please consider supporting the podcast on Patreon! There's a ton of bonus content over there for subscribers! We are 1/3 of the way to our goal of being able to award a $1,000 prize to a photographer dedicated to conservation. 

To learn more about Len:

Website

Instagram

Facebook

Here are the artists that Len would like to hear on the podcast:

Tim Parkin

Mark Littlejohn

David Ward

Chris Bell

Some examples of Len's photography can be seen below. 

I love hearing from the podcast listeners! Reach out to me via email, Instagram, Facebook, 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! 

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