F-Stop Collaborate and Listen

Robb Hirsch - Curiosity of the Natural World - Photographing Yosemite

Welcome to episode 193 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. 

This week on the podcast, I was happy to be joined by Robb Hirsch, a landscape photographer from California.

Robb is a biologist by training, naturalist by heart, and photographer by passion. Robb has an intimate relationship with the natural world. This connection was established early during annual childhood visits to Yosemite, which forged his bond with this magical place. After receiving his undergraduate degree from the University of California–Irvine, Robb began a career as a field biologist, working on a variety of projects for California State Parks, the US Geological Survey, and several private firms. His love for traveling and exploration has taken him through Africa, Central America, Tasmania and the western United States. Initially photography was a means to document his work and travels, but it soon became the focus. Robb’s photography has been featured in international competitions, calendars, magazines, and gallery showings, and he leads customized, small group and private photography workshops in Yosemite and surrounding Sierra Nevada.

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

  • How Robb got into landscape photography as a biologist.
  • Robb's incredible book, "The Nature of Yosemite - A Visual Journey",
  • Robb's love affair with Yosemite National Park and the Yosemite Conservancy,
  • How curiosity of the natural world and geological processes informs and guides his photography,
  • His method of composition in landscape photography,
  • Using photography to inspire others to experience their own connections to a place,
  • The importance of understanding the history of the places we photograph,
  • And much, much more.

Over on Patreon this week, Robb and I discuss the importance of developing personal relationships with other people as landscape photographers.

Here are the photographers that Kristen recommended on the podcast:

1. Jerry Dodrill.

2. Ian Shive.

3. Ed Callert.

4. James McGrew.

Other items mentioned on the show this week:

1. Gary Randall and Chris Byrne Columbia River Gorge workshop.

2. Nature First 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.

Please support the show on Patreon.

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

Mattias Sjolund - Building Your Landscape Photography Business

Welcome to episode 191 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. 

This week on my landscape photography podcast, I was joined by a landscape photographer from Uppsala, Sweden - Mattias Sjolund

Mattias works full-time in the digital marketing field and runs an upstart landscape photography business "Foto Magica" where he recruits "big name" photographers from the United States to join him on small tours and workshops in Sweden, bringing the stars to his market. 

Mattias and myself discuss some interesting topics this week, including:

  • How Mattias improved his photography on a small budget,
  • How Mattias built his landscape photography business,
  • Using Google Ads for marketing your landscape photography business,
  • Other digital marketing tips,
  • Differences between Europe and the United States in the landscape photography market,
  • And much, much more.

Over on Patreon this week, Mattias and I discuss how photography enriches his life and how he maintains his photography business and a full-time job. 

Here are the photographers that Mattias recommended on the podcast:

1. Tara Workman.

2. Bruce Percy.

3. Andrea Hamilton.

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

Gary Crabbe - The Legacy of Galen Rowell in Landscape Photography

Welcome to episode 190 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. 

This week on the podcast, I was joined by a landscape photographer who has been in the game for quite a long time. Gary Crabbe found himself welcomed into the landscape photography world by surprise when he decided to quit his job as a breakfast cook and work for Galen Rowell as his photo library curator.

What ensued was an unexpected life-long journey as a landscape photographer. Gary is an award-winning photographer and author living in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has seven published books to his credit as principal photographer, the last two of which he also authored. His most recent book, Photographing California; Vol. 1 – North, won the prestigious IBPA Benjamin Franklin Gold Medal Award for Best Regional Title.In 2018, the United States Postal Service released seven of Gary’s photos – a nearly unprecedented number for an individual photographer -- as USPS Forever Postage Stamps. These photos are now immortalized as part of the USPS O Beautiful collection, a 20-image set of stamps celebrating the hymn, America the Beautiful.

Gary and myself discuss some interesting topics this week, including:

  • Gary's journey into photography,
  • What it was like to work with Galen Rowell,
  • The realities of making it as a professional photographer,
  • Image licensing,
  • Photo selection and portfolio development,
  • Competitiveness in landscape photography,
  • And much, much more.

Over on Patreon this week, Gary and I discuss his challenges with mental health - a topic that has been getting a lot of attention lately in light of COVID. Stick around to the end of the show where I will be announcing a nice giveaway for listeners. 

Here are the photographers that Gary recommended on the podcast:

1. Richard Wong.

2. David Leland Hyde.

3. Phillip Hyde.

4. Michael Gordon.

5. Robert Glenn Ketchum.

6. Frans Lanting.

7. Suzi Eszterhas.

8. Nevada Wier.

Other items mentioned on the show:

1. Private 1:1 landscape photography 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

Ella & Knapp Hudson - Running a Successful Camera Club

Welcome to episode 189 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. 

This week on the podcast, I hosted Ella and Knapp Hudson from Portland, Maine. 

Ella and Knapp help run the Portland Camera Club, one of the oldest camera clubs in the United States. 
Ella, Knapp and myself discuss some interesting topics this week, including:

  • Their backgrounds and how they informed their photography journey,
  • The Portland Camera Club, established in 1899,
  • Running a successful camera club,
  • How to involve people in making a camera club more successful,
  • Critical infrastructure needed to operate a good camera club,
  • Competitions and idea for them in camera clubs,
  • And much, much more.

Over on Patreon this week, join over 140 of your peers in supporting the podcast financially hear Ella, Knapp, and myself discuss our overlanding adventures and approaches and how that relates to our photography trips.

I hope you enjoy our conversations.

Here are the photographers that Ella & Knapp recommended on the podcast:

1. Peggy Anderson.

2. Andy Mumford.

3. Ron Rosenstock.

4. Carol Eisenberg.

5. Harold Ross.

6. Betty Wiley.

Other items mentioned on the show:

1. 60-day Trial to Nature Photographer's Network.

Jerry Monkman - Using Photography to Conserve Open Spaces

Welcome to episode 186 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. 
 
This week on the podcast, I was joined by conservationist, author, filmmaker, and photographer, Jerry Monkman.
 
Jerry is revered in the Northeast United States as a photography powerhouse, having authored eight books which have inspired many to take up photography in Maine, New Hampshire, New York, and Vermont.
Jerry is also known for his conservation documentary videos, which have had major positive impacts on the protection of critical public lands in his area.
 
Jerry and I discuss some interesting topics this week, including:
  • His journey through the years as a photographer.
  • Using photography to conserve open spaces and public land.
  • Photo guidebooks and their impact on the craft and various locations.
  • The "why" of outdoor photography.
  • How photography has changed since the 1990's.
  • How to balance the commercial needs of a landscape photographer and messages of conservation.
  • ... and more!
Over on Patreon this week, join over 140 of your peers in supporting the podcast financially and listen to Jerry and I talk about the importance of thinking about what we are trying to say with our photographs.
 
I hope you enjoy our conversations!

Juan Pablo de Miguel - Judging the Epson Pano Awards

Welcome to episode 185 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. 

This week on the podcast, I had a wonderful time chatting with our first guest from Spain, Juan Pablo de Miguel

Juan Pablo is a long-standing judge for the Epson Pano Awards, a photography educator, and fantastic landscape photographer located in Madrid Spain. 

Juan Pablo and I discuss some interesting topics this week, including:

  • His journey from engineering into landscape photography.
  • The role of world travel in his photography.
  • His philosophy on post-processing.
  • The new sky replacement tool in Photoshop.
  • Various business models for landscape photography.
  • The Epson Pano Awards, his role as a judge, what he looks for in good images, and more.
  • ... and more!

I hope you enjoy our conversation.

Other items mentioned on the show:

1. 60-day Trial to Nature Photographer's Network.

2. Support the show on Patreon.

Here are the photographers that Juan Pablo recommended on the podcast:

1. Paul Apal'kin.

2. Michael Sidofsky.

3. Joel Santos.

4. Enrico Fossati.

5. Merr Watson.

6. Pablo Ruiz Garcia.

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


Ben Williamson - Photographing New England & Working for a Magazine

Welcome to episode 183 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. For the full show notes and a transcript, head to my blog.

This week on the podcast, I had a wonderful conversation with a photographer that I have long admired from afar. Ben Williamson hails from the state of Maine and has amassed a fantastic collection of what he mostly describes as "scenic" photography from New England. Whatever you want to call it, his work exudes passion and a love for where he lives. Ben works for Down East Magazine as a staff photographer and leads workshops.

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

  • His journey into photography.
  • What it is like working for a small regional magazine and how other photographers could think about collaborating with magazines local to them.
  • Teaching photography and what Ben loves about it.
  • How Ben has partnered with other photographers on his journey.
  • How Ben includes man-made objects in his photography to make them more emotionally connective.
  • How Ben balances shooting for himself vs. shooting to please others.
  • ... and more!

Over on Patreon, this week, you can join over 100 of your peers in supporting the podcast financially and hear Ben and I talk about his obsession with weather and how he leverages that obsession to improve his photography.

I hope you enjoy our conversations.

Other items mentioned on the show:

1. Gary Randall Calendars.

2. My OnLandscape column.

Here are the photographers that Ben recommended on the podcast:

1. Jerry Monkman.

2. John Putnam.

3. Michael Blanchette.

4. Greta Rybus.

5. Jamie Walter.

6. Dave Dostie.

Nicoli Alexander - How Photographers Can Collaborate With Interior Designers

Hey everyone! 

Welcome to episode 179 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. Don't forget you can find a transcript of all of our episodes over on my blog.

For this week's episode of the podcast I sat down and had a long conversation with a wonderful interior designer living in Denver, Colorado - Nicoli Alexander

Nicoli frequently collaborates with artists of all types and has a great deal of insight as to how to best engage with other creatives to collaborate and work together on a project.

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

  • How Nicoli got into interior design.
  • How photographers can collaborate with interior designers.
  • How COVID-19 has inspired him and other artists to work collaboratively.
  • ... and more!

Over on Patreon this week, Nicoli answers several listener questions from our Facebook Group, including:

  • How do interior designers choose between stock photography vs. working directly with photographers?
  • What % of interior designers' process is tied to artwork?
  • How well do abstract or more intimate subjects work for interior design projects?
  • How can landscape photographers work with interior designers to combine various themed art?
  • What photography presentation mediums are "in style" for interior designers?
  • What sources do you use to find new artists to work with?
  • How can landscape photographers inspire interior designers to use more nature photography?

You can follow Nicoli on Instagram too.

I hope you enjoy our conversations!

Here are the people that Nicoli recommended listeners check out:

1. Lindz and Lamb at Business Like-minded.

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

Marc Muench - Lessons Learned from Teaching Landscape Photography

Welcome to episode 177 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

For this week's episode of the podcast I was able to sit down and chat with none other than Marc Muench.

Marc is an internationally renowned landscape photographer with eleven book titles to his name. Marc is a third-generation landscape photographer following in the family tradition started by his grandfather Josef and then his father David. Marc currently runs photography classes and workshops around the world with his company Muench Workshops

Marc and I discuss some interesting topics, including:

  • How he got his start in landscape photography,
  • How his relationship with his father influenced his photography,
  • Teaching photography and what he has learned as a result of teaching,
  • Creating his own legacy as a photographer,
  • How Marc built his workshop brand and has maintained fidelity to the brand over the years,
  • Marc's new e-book titled, "The Art of Luminosity,"
  • ... and more!

Over on Patreon this week, Marc and I discuss his views on what characteristics good workshop students have and how he has seen students do amazing things.

I hope you enjoy our conversations!

Here are the people that Marc recommended for the podcast:

1. Lisa LaPointe.

2. Kevin Pepper.

3. Knapp & Ella Hudson.

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

Felix Inden - Balancing Full-Time Work with Part-Time Professional Landscape Photography

Welcome to episode 175 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. 

This week's episode features a photographer from Germany. His multi-cultural background and laid-back attitude lend to a fantastic body of amazing imagery. 

Welcome Felix Inden to the show.

Felix was born in Spain, raised in Chile and Germany, and has a healthy obsession with photographing above the arctic circle. Felix also has a massive following on Instagram, where he showcases his wonderful photography from those places. 
Felix and I discuss some interesting topics, including:

  • How he got his start in landscape photography,
  • Balancing a full-time job with part-time professional photography,
  • Stories of photographing above the arctic circle in Lofoten, the Faroe Islands, etc.,
  • His views and thoughts as an international photographer,
  • Global Elite Photographer
  • Building his following on Instagram,
  • ... and more!

Over on Patreon this week, Felix and I talk about the challenges and rewards of creating video content for a new YouTube channel.

Speaking of Patreon, wanted to let you know about a special offer I have on Patreon. Right now, you can pledge for a full year at a time and save 15% on your Patreon membership. I think it is a great way to support me and the podcast, and it saves you a little money in the process. Thanks to those of you that have already done this, including Drew Harbaugh, Sarah Marino & Ron Coscorossa, Jeanie Sumrall-Ajero, John Dodson, and Jeffrey Anderson. You're awesome. I've already taken these pledges and reinvested them into the show by purchasing a transcription service, which you can see at the end of each episode's show notes here on the blog. While not 100% accurate, it is pretty slick. Listeners can read & search through it interactively on the widget. The player highlights what word is playing, and you can click to play from any word in the episode. I will soon release a link that allows you to search the entire history of the podcast for keywords as well. Have fun with it!

I hope you enjoy our conversations!

Here are the people that Felix recommended for the podcast:

1. Kilian Schönberger

2. Tobias Hägg

3. Stian Klo

4. Arild Heitmann

5. Bruno Pisani

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

David Brookover - Using Landscape Photography to Understand Culture

Welcome to episode 173 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

 

This week's episode features a photographer who has owned their own gallery in Jackson Hole, Wyoming since 2001 - David Brookover.

 

David's gallery is filled with custom-framed platinum palladium prints from his extensive travels throughout the world as a fine art landscape photographer. David got his start as a photographer while studying acupuncture in Japan back in 1986, where he was immersed in the Japanese culture which had a significant influence on his work as a photographer.

David and I discuss some interesting topics, including:

  • How David used photography as a way to understand a new place and culture,
  • Transitioning from a full-time job to full-time photography,
  • Platinum Palladium printing and his print-making process,
  • The secret to longevity in the craft of landscape photography
  • ... and more!

I hope you enjoy our conversation. To hear more and to support the show, head over to Patreon.com/fstopandlisten

 

Here are the photographers that David recommended for the podcast:

1. Clyde Butcher.

2. Keith Carter.

3. Jake Davis.

4. Sally Mann.

5. Kenro Izu.

 

Other items mentioned on the show:

1. Columbia River Gorge workshop from Gary Randall and Chris Byrne.

 

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

Elisabeth Brentano - Wanderlust in the American West

Welcome to episode 172 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. 

This week's episode features a photographer and videographer who has found a niche in combining her passions for story telling, writing, and photography to make a living in the landscape photography arena.

Elisabeth Brentano started her career in the entertainment news space and transitioned to writing blogs for travel and food. It was in that space that she fell in love with photography. She is also very passionate about conservation issues and created a wonderful documentary film, called "In the Shadow of Lions" where she examines the balance between social media, conservation, and tourism as it relates to big cats in Africa.

Elisabeth and I discuss some interesting topics, including:

  • How she found herself in the landscape photography space.
  • How her editing style has evolved over time.
  • The impacts of social media on creativity and relationship building.
  • Her documentary film, "In the Shadow of Lions."
  • ... and more!

Over on Patreon this week, join Elisabeth and I for a bonus discussion while financially supporting the podcast. We discuss her approach to gaining more authentic engagement on social media through vulnerability and honesty.

I hope you enjoy our conversations!

Here are the photographers that Elisabeth recommended for the podcast:

1. Melissa Groo.

2. Savannah Cummins.

3. Benjamin Everitt.

4. Joe Haeberle.


Other items mentioned on the show:

1. 60-day Trial to Nature Photographer's Network.

2. My YouTube Channel.


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

William Neill - Reflecting on 40 Years of Landscape Photography

Welcome to episode 171 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. 

This week's episode features a photographer who probably does not need much introduction as he is widely considered one of the most accomplished modern landscape and nature photographers. 

William Neill got his roots and upbringing in landscape photography while living in the Yosemite Valley and working in Ansel Adams' gallery beginning in 1980 and began writing columns for Outdoor Photographer Magazine in 1986. Suffice to say, he has a lifetime's worth of incredible photographic product and has a wealth of knowledge and perspective, which we attempted to tap into on the podcast. 

William and I discuss some interesting topics, including:

  • How he got his beginning in photography and writing for Outdoor Photographer Magazine.
  • What it was like learning from the greats in landscape photography like Ansel Adams.
  • Various media formats to consume and learn about landscape photography such as OnLandscapeNPN, and LensWork.
  • William's secret for staying creative over many years in this field.
  • His new book, Light on the Landscape.
  • ... and more!

Over on Patreon this week, William shares his advice on how to best grow as a photographer and we discuss his approach to portfolio development.

I hope you enjoy our conversations!

Here are the photographers that William recommended for the podcast:

1. John Wawrzonek.

2. Joseph Holmes.

3. Lewis Kemper.

4. Charlie Cramer.

5. Bruce Percy.

6. John Sexton.


Other items mentioned on the show:

1. Nature First Photography.

2. My YouTube Channel.

3. William's portfolio development courses (discussed on Patreon).


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

Joseph Roybal - Harnessing the Power of Mentor-ship and Relationships in Landscape Photography

Welcome to episode 170 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. 

This week's episode features a photographer living in Denver Colorado. 

Joseph Roybal focuses on landscape photography and successfully partners with a variety of product brands by marrying his photographic skills with his people skills to make a living in the craft of photography. Joseph and I met at Out of Yosemite where he was representing Breakthrough Filters as a professional photographer. 

Joseph and I discuss some interesting topics, including:

  • The importance and value of mentorship.
  • The importance and value of relationships.
  • How to cultivate relationships in the landscape photography field.
  • Balancing the demands of work, relationships, and photography.
  • Growth through landscape photography.
  • ... and more!

Over on Patreon this week, Joseph and I discuss photo resolutions needed for printing and our various workflows for preparing a file for printing. You too can gain access to this and 100+ other bonus episodes by supporting the show on Patreon.

I hope you enjoy our conversations!

Here is the person that Joseph recommended for the podcast:

1. Kelly Calvillo.


Other items mentioned on the show:

1. Arc Panel.

2. My YouTube Channel.

3. Nature Photographer's Network.


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

Margaret Soraya - The Power of Solitude in Landscape Photography

Welcome to episode 169 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. 

This week's episode features a landscape photographer living in the highlands of Scotland.

Margaret Soraya is immensely talented and focused on harnessing the power of solitude to produce stunning work in nature’s quiet places. She has a wonderful body of images showcasing these quiet places and her soothing photography of ocean waves evokes mystery and wonder.

Margaret spends a great deal of time photographing on the various islands of Scotland, often alone, and draws power from the solitude found there. 
Margaret and I discuss some interesting topics, including:

  • Her solo travels in her van.
  • Mindfulness in landscape photography.
  • Introversion in landscape photography.
  • The healing power of solitude and how it promotes creativity.
  • Losing your way in life and finding it again.
  • Her journey of re-creating herself.
  • The benefits of focusing on non-competitiveness and being non-judgmental in landscape photography.
  • ... and more!

Over on Patreon this week, Margaret and I discuss a Japanese concept known as "ikigai" which literally means where aptitude and passion meet. Margaret has used this concept to help guide her through this new exciting time in her life as a full-time landscape photographer.

Here is the person that Margaret recommended for the podcast:

1. Paul Sanders.


Other items mentioned on the show:

1. Dani Lefrancois Newfoundland 2021 workshop.

2. My YouTube Channel.


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.

Todd Caudle - A Passion for Colorado Through Landscape Photography

Welcome to episode 167 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. 

This week's episode features a photographer I have been following for many, many years and have had many interactions with on social media over the years. Todd Caudle is perhaps one of the most well-known landscape photographers in Colorado and is the owner of his own publishing company, Skyline Press, a vehicle that Todd uses to publish photography calendars, books, and note cards (and I'm confident if you were looking for someone to help you do the same that Todd would help you out). 

Todd is an award-winning photographer who has explored countless miles of trails and backroads, primarily in our beloved home state of Colorado, seeking landscapes as they are experiencing their most fleeting moments. Rarely content to photograph a static landscape, he is always in pursuit of those dynamic events as weather ebbs and flows, as nighttime turns to day and back again, and as seasons change. His propensity for capturing dramatic climatic events led one close friend and fellow photographer to dub him Cloudman, and the nickname stuck.

Todd and I discuss some interesting topics, including:

  • How Todd got his start as a photographer.
  • What it was like to photograph super-star musicians.
  • How he transitioned into landscape photography.
  • How he got into the publishing business.
  • What encourages and discourages him about the current state of photography.
  • Mountain stretching in post-processing.
  • Lessons learned from Todd's critique of my work back in 2012.
  • ... and more!

If you enjoyed our chat, you can join us for more on Patreon while supporting the show - we discuss what makes a great or compelling photograph.

I hope you enjoy our conversations!

Here are the people that Todd recommended for the podcast:

1. Dave Showalter.

2. Mike Pach.

3. Darren White.


Other items mentioned on the show:

1. 60-day Trial to Nature Photographer's Network.

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

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.

Toni Toreno - Photography Business After COVID-19

Welcome to episode 158 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

This week's amazing guest is Toni Toreno, the founder of the PNW Photo Summit and Bend Photo Tours

This week we covered a wide variety of topics, including:

  • How Toni has been pivoting after the realities of COVID-19 have set in and how she is adapting her conference business as a result.
  • Where Toni sees the industry going in the future.
  • The mass proliferation of workshops and whether or not they will continue to thrive.
  • The power of networking in landscape photography.

I hope you enjoy our conversation!

Over on Patreon this week, join Toni and I for a conversation about women in the landscape photography industry.

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

Here are the people Toni recommended for the podcast:

1. Kevin Kubota.

2. Sheila Dunn.

3. Christian Murillo.


Other items mentioned on the show:

1. ArcPanel Free Luminosity Mask Tutorial.

For the full show notes and to see Toni's photography, head over to my blog.

Sarah Lyndsay - How to Become an Instagram Sensation

Welcome to Episode 156 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

This week, I had a fantastic conversation with Sarah Lyndsay. Sarah Lyndsay is a Canadian landscape, portrait, and wedding photographer and Instagram star

We had a great chat this week and covered some fun topics:

  • Landscape photography completely changed her life and Sarah shared her uplifting story with us on the show this week.
  • Sarah and I talked about how she is pivoting and adjusting to the COVID-19 situation by using her YouTube channel and we discuss how others can do the same.
  • Sarah also shared her tips on how she has leveraged the Instagram platform to gain her following.
  • What motivates Sarah create photos.
  • We also discuss her landscape self-portraits and we take a stab at discussing gender issues surrounding photography.

I hope you enjoy our conversation!

Over on Patreon this week, join Sarah and I for a discussion on how she has used portrait and wedding photography to augment her income as a professional photographer.

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

Here are the photographers Sarah recommended for the podcast:

1. Viktoria Haack.

2. Irene Rudnyk.

3. Nick Fitzgardinge.

Other items mentioned on the show:

1. Skype Lessons from Gary Randall.

2. Nature Photographer's Network Free 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

COVID-19 Panel Discussion - How Landscape Photographers Can Respond

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

This week we have assembled a fabulous panel of full-time professional photographers to talk all about their thoughts on the COVID-19 outbreak and the impact it is having on the landscape photography industry. We also discuss how photographers can pivot and take advantage of this situation and we discuss some ways in which each of the panelists are adjusting to the situation. 

We also talk about how the photography community can provide support to other industries and how other photographers can support each other through these tough times. 

I'd love to hear how you are pivoting in the comments below!

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 photographers that joined us on the podcast:

1. Tony Sweet.

2. Colby Brown.

3. Jennifer King.

4. Charles Needle.

5. Jared Lloyd.

6. Tim Cooper.


Other items mentioned on the show:

1. Out of Chicago LIVE.

2. Jennifer King tutorials and webinars.

3. "Photo a Day" Facebook Group. 

4. Tim Cooper: 30% discount on his Online Courses and a 20% discount on his Tutoring and Image Reviews.


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

Ugo Cei - Travel Photography / Coronavirus / Journey into Film

Welcome to Episode 153 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

This week's episode features an Italian photographer who produces two podcasts, including "The Travelling Image Makers", and "Closing the Gap." He runs and manages photography travel tours across the globe and happens to be a really outstanding guy. 

Welcome Ugo Cei to the podcast! 

We had a fun conversation this week and covered a variety of topics, including:

  • Ugo's journey into large format film and what he has learned from it.
  • The impact of the Coronavirus on his business and travel photography.
  • Getting to know a culture.
  • What he has learned about marketing over the years.
  • Staged Travel photography.

P.S. - I was a guest on Ugo's podcast TTIM, back in 2017 and talked about Night Photography.

Over on Patreon this week, join Ugo and I for a discussion about his viral 2015 article, "Will the Real Landscape Photography Please Stand Up?"

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

Here are the photographers Ugo recommended for the podcast:

1. Matt Brandon.

2. Valentina Tamborra.

Other items mentioned on the show:

1. 60-day free trial to NPN.

2. Matt Brandon's article on Trophy Hunting in travel 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.


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

Scott Walton - Finding an Audience for your Photography

Welcome to Episode 152 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. Be sure to check out the full liner notes for more info.

This week's episode features someone that has been photographing the landscape for over 30 years. He comes from the professional commercial space and now enjoys his time as a part-time professional fully employed in the IT world. I'd like to introduce you to Scott Walton

We had a fun conversation this week and covered a variety of topics, including:

  • Fun stories about photographing some celebrities including President Clinton, Vice President Al Gore, and Dolly Parton.
  • Choosing to photograph close to home vs. going on epic adventures to exotic locations.
  • Finding an audience for your photography, including:
  • Why he has not chosen to pursue a career as a full-time photographer.
  • A heartfelt story about how his photography changed the life of his friend.

You can also check out Scott's YouTube ChannelInstagram account, and Facebook page to see more of his work.

Over on Patreon this week, join Scott and I for a conversation about how he has leveraged photography workshops over the years to develop meaningful relationships with other photographers. 

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

Here are the photographers Scott recommended for the podcast:

1. Huntington Witherill.

2. John Sexton & Charlie Cramer.

3. Laurent Martres.

4. Anne Larsen.

5. Alan Brock.


Other items mentioned on the show:

1. Dani Lefrancois photography 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

 

Brenda Tharp - Expressive Nature Photography

Welcome to Episode 150 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

This week's episode features a fantastic landscape photographer from Santa Rosa, California, Brenda Tharp.

Brenda is a full-time photographer, educator and speaker with a passion for the natural world. Her landscape and nature photographs have been used by Apple, Nature Conservancy, and the National Park Service, as she is a contributor to many books and magazines.

We covered a wide variety of topics, including:

  • Expressive Nature Photography.
  • Finding Your Voice.
  • The Art of Seeing.
  • Seeking images in iconic places.
  • Recognizing the potential of a place.
  • Her latest book on Expressive Nature Photography.

Over on Patreon this week, join Brenda and I for a discussion on studying the masters of landscape photography and how that can impact your photography. 

Additionally, Brenda is offering a discount on her book for patrons, so if you are interested in purchasing it, head to Patreon to get the link to that discount. You can support the podcast and support Brenda at the same time while getting an awesome book. Win/Win/Win!

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

Here are the photographers Brenda recommended for the podcast:

1. Jerry Dodrill.

2. Perri Schelat.

3. Peter Cox.

4. Bruce Hucko.


Other items mentioned on the show:

1. Nightscaper Conference May 20-22, 2020 - $100 off using the code "PAYNE100".

2. Gary Randall Columbia River Gorge 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.

Alex Burke - Large Format Film Landscape Photography

Welcome to Episode 149 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

This week's episode features a fellow Coloradoan and Large-format film landscape photographer, Alex Burke. Alex's work is diverse but is largely focused on the mountains of Colorado as well as the plains and prairies of Eastern Colorado. He has been working on a very interesting project where he has been photographing the interaction between man and land in the plains which is really fascinating. Alex survives by selling his work at art shows across the country.

We covered a wide variety of topics, including:

  • His current project.
  • Making more meaningful photos that go beyond what's just beautiful.
  • Backpacking with large format.
  • Composing on large format.
  • Getting stuck in the past techniques as a film photographer.
  • Current trends in landscape photography.

Over on Patreon this week, join Alex and I for a 22-minute bonus episode on art shows, what sells at art shows, how to price your photography, and a discussion about limited edition vs. open edition prints. 
If you enjoyed hearing Alex talk about his work and want to learn more about photographing locally or getting into large format photography, he's offering a 20% discount on his e-books for Patreon supporters. Head over to patreon.com/fstopandlisten to get that discount on his great e-books.

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

Here are the photographers Alex recommended for the podcast:

1. Lance Roth.

2. Mike Basher.

3. Ryan Gillespie.


Other items mentioned on the show:

1. 60-day free trial to NPN.

2. Out of Moab Conference - use the code "PAYNE" for $250 off until Feb. 28.

3. Out of Acadia Conference - use the code "PAYNE" for $250 off until Feb. 28.

Nikki Rausch - How to Improve your Sales in Photography

Welcome to Episode 147 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's episode features a sales coach known as "The Sales Maven" - Nikki Rausch.

After 25 years of experience selling in the corporate world, Nikki decided to trade in her road warrior status so she could help others sell in a way that builds relationships, creates true connection, and results in more closed deals and long-term clients. Now, as a sales coach, author, speaker and founder of Sales Maven, Nikki transforms the misunderstood process of “selling” into techniques, tools, and tips that can be successfully incorporated into a process that can be replicated by you. When she's not helping business owners move their clients along the 'Selling Staircase', Nikki enjoys taking in all the beauty that living in the Pacific Northwest affords her.

Stay tuned because I think all artists will gain something practical from this episode. 
Nikki and I covered a wide variety of topics this week, including:

  • How to sell your artwork without feeling sleazy or slimy.
  • The five steps of the "Selling Staircase":
    • How to create a positive first impression
    • Creating curiosity
    • Discovery
    • Delivering the high-end proposal
    • Recognizing and responding to the buying signal
  • Nikki's free e-book called "Closing the sale, which will help you uncover why you might be fumbling sales opportunities and what to do instead, how you can establish yourself as the expert, and language to use when asking for the sale.

Over on Patreon this week, Nikki and I talk about an idea that will help you grow your client base and provide a product to them that is very unique to you. Head over to patreon.com/fstopandlisten for more info on how you can support the podcast and get bonus content at the same time.

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

Here is who Nikki recommended for the podcast:

1. Melina Palmer - The Brainy Business.


Other items mentioned on the show:

1. Out of Moab Conference - use the code "PAYNE" for $250 off until Feb. 28.

2. Out of Acadia Conference - use the code "PAYNE" for $250 off until Feb. 28.

Toby Harriman - Aerial Storytelling / Myanmar / Labels for Artists

Welcome to Episode 146 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. 

This week's episode features an incredible aerial and commercial photographer, Toby Harriman.

Toby and I covered a wide variety of topics this week, including:

  • How he went from graphic web design to photography.
  • Choosing a direction in photography.
  • The business of photography.
  • Mental health as it relates to being a full-time photographer.
  • Labels for types of artists.
  • Instagram's latest attempt at censorship for digital artists.
  • The ethics and considerations around photo staging.
  • His Myanmar project.
  • and a lot more...

Over on Patreon this week, Toby and I talk about the evolution of photography platforms and how they need to provide value.

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

Here are the photographers Toby recommended for the podcast:

1. Jaron Schneider.

2. Matthew Lavin.

3. Paul Nicklin.


Other items mentioned on the show:

1. 60-day free trial to NPN.

2. Out of Moab Conference - use the code "PAYNE" for $250 off until Feb. 28.

3. Out of Acadia Conference - use the code "PAYNE" for $250 off until Feb. 28.

4. Arc Panel Luminosity Masks

Jerry Greer - Book Publishing and Burnout in Landscape Photography

Welcome to Episode 144 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. 

Heads-up! Stay tuned to the end of the show to hear who won our inaugural Landscape Conservation Award!

This week's episode features a landscape photographer from Johnson City, Tennessee, Jerry Greer. Jerry matriculated from his 4x5 film camera to digital in 2007 and hasn't looked back. Don't worry film lovers, next week we go the opposite direction! Jerry also spent most of his career publishing books for himself and other photographers, and I really enjoyed tapping into his knowledge about that. 
Jerry and I covered a wide variety of topics this week, including:

  • Jerry's transition from film to digital
  • His work on conservation and environmental assignments
  • His publishing company, Mountain Trail Press
  • His partnership with Ian Plant and Richard Bernabe
  • Why he took a 5-year break from photography in 2014
  • and a lot more...

Over on Patreon this week, Jerry shares some of his thoughts on how to approach a book project. I have been thinking about doing a book for awhile and talking to him was really helpful, so if you are thinking about doing this as well, this was a good talk. Head over to patreon.com/fstopandlisten for more info on how you can support the podcast and get bonus content at the same time.

Here are the photographers Jerry recommended for the podcast:

1. Todd Caudle.

2. Richard Bernabe.

3. Joseph Rossbach.

4. Tony Sweet.

5. Mac Stone.

6. Clay Bolt.

7. Nye Simmons.

Jonathan Tilley - Personal Branding for Landscape Photographers

Welcome to Episode 140 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's episode features a "personal brand strategist" - Jonathan Tilley. Jonathan works with individuals to create customized branding and marketing strategies for their business, whether it be actors, photographers, artists, or small businesses. He helps with web design, web copy, and has proven real world strategies to get you in front of the clients you want to do business with. 

Jonathan and I covered some fun topics this week, including:

  • Personal branding for creative people.
  • How to feel 100% like you online.
  • Authentic marketing - how to market without looking like a spam bot.
  • How to build your brand on Instagram one day at a time.
  • Practical tips for photographers looking to
    • Sell workshops.
    • Sell prints.
    • Land big clients.
  • and a lot more...

Over on Patreon this week, Jonathan shares all of his secrets for successful e-mail marketing and list building. Jonanthan offers a really awesome service on his other website called League of List Builders. There are some incredibly powerful tips in that bonus episode if you plan on doing any targeted marking whatsoever for your photography so I highly recommend you head over to Patreon, sign-up, and listen.

As mentioned on the podcast, listeners of the podcast are also entitled to a 60-day trial on Nature Photographer's Network, the internet's premier community for landscape and nature photographers. 

Head to our full liner notes to learn a lot more!

Jeff Bartlett - Adventure Photography in the Canadian Rockies

Welcome to Episode 139 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's episode features an adventure and landscape photographer living in Canmore, Alberta near Banff National Park, Jeff Bartlett

Jeff and I covered some fun topics this week, including:

  • What exactly is adventure photography?
  • Authenticity in photography.
  • Minimizing our impact on nature.
  • Shooting what you love.
  • Why do you take photographs?
  • and a lot more...

Over on Patreon this week, Jeff and I talk about his relationship with the Instagram platform.

Also, I wanted to let you know about an exciting online course being offered by my friend and former podcast guest, Shane McDermott. You might remember Shane from episode 108 where he shared his thoughts on "visual centricity," "awareness," and "constant creative flow" and how this approach to photography can change how you interact with the natural world through your photographs. Shane has created a 6-week online course all about post-processing your images in a way that ensures the final result reflects your actual experience in the field. Shane calls the course, "Transforming your Passion into Pixels - The Art of Enlightened Image Editing." In his course, Shane talks about how you can take creative control, learn to make the look and feel of every finished image as unique and vibrant as the moment you captured it. 

As an exclusive offer to podcast listeners, if you register in the next 72 hours, you will receive a 25% off this 6-week online course. Use the code FStop25 at the time of purchase to receive your discount.

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

Here is who Jeff recommended for the podcast:

1. Jack Fusco.

2. John Marriott.

3. Sarah Lindsey.

Maria Grace - Search Engine Optimization for Landscape Photography

Welcome to Episode 138 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's episode features a former photographer turned SEO and Marketing expert, Maria Grace
Maria and I had a wonderful conversation and explored several interesting topics this week, including:

  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO).

    • Keyword research.
    • Image re-sizing and re-naming.
    • Google Analytics.
    • Blogging and SEO.
    • Guest bloggers.
    • SEO services.
    • SEO tools, such as Moz, and Maria's free guide to Google.
  • and a lot more...

Over on Patreon this week, Maria gives us tons of tips on how to succeed over on Instagram. There's lots of useful nuggets there!

For the full liner notes, head over to my website.

Paul Reiffer - Phase One, Instawrecking, and Landscape Photography Icons

Welcome to Episode 137 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's episode features a landscape photographer from the United Kingdom, Paul Reiffer. Paul uses Phase One digital backs as his camera of choice and produces some absolutely stunning work. I was first drawn to Paul through a blog post he wrote this summer entitled "Photographers, Instagrammers - Stop Being So Damn Selfish and Disrespectful."
Paul and I had a wonderful conversation and explored several interesting topics this week, including:

  • Why and how Paul got into photographing with Phase One medium format cameras.
  • Paul's journey into photography from the corporate world.
  • His article on how photographers are trashing locations; Nature First Photography.
  • Social comparison theory.
  • Why Paul takes photos and his take on compositing.
  • Paul's take on iconic locations.
  • and a lot more...

Over on Patreon this week, Paul explains why he uses Capture One as his RAW editor of choice. 

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

For the full liner notes - head on over to my blog

Carl van den Boom - Winter Landscape Photography

Welcome to Episode 136 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's episode features a photographer who created a niche product designed for winter photographers - the founder and owner of Vallerret Photography Gloves, Carl van den Boom.
Carl and I had a wonderful conversation and explored several interesting topics this week, including:

  • What Carl loves about winter photography.
  • Starting a photography business, including:
    • How to start
    • Picking a niche
    • Standing out
    • Finding clients
    • Challenges

Over on Patreon this week, Carl answers the question - "should you start a photography business?"

For the full liner notes with links to so many awesome things - check out this link.

Mandy Lea - The Truth Behind Travel Photography

Welcome to Episode 135 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's episode features a photographer who has been travelling North American in a teardrop trailer for the past 3.5 years - Mandy Lea
Mandy and I had a wonderful conversation and explored several interesting topics this week, including:

  • How Mandy started on her journey to travel the continent in her teardrop trailer.
  • Her epic trip from the northern-most point of Alaska to the southern-most point of Mexico.
  • What life is really like on the road.
  • How social media has glamorized the travel lifestyle.
  • Her quest to climb 14 Colorado 14ers in 14 days.
  • Her YouTube channel.
  • and a lot more.

Over on Patreon this week, Mandy talks all about how her strategy for monetization of her travel photography lifestyle.

For the full liner notes, head on over to my blog.

Mahesh Thapa - Balancing photography and life as a physician

Welcome to Episode 132 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's episode features a nature and landscape photographer living in Seattle, Washington - Mahesh Thapa. Mahesh is a Pediatric Radiologist and is known as "The Starving Photographer." He is a Sony Alpha Ambassador and has been an active photographer for over 20 years. 
Mahesh and I explored several interesting topics this week, including:

  • How he got into photography.
  • The overlap and parallels between landscape photography and radiology.
  • Managing a busy schedule as a father, photographer, and physician.
  • What motivates him as a photographer.
  • His relationship with Sony and other brands.
  • and... Instagram!

On the podcast introduction, I told you about one of our patrons, Gary Randall. 

You might remember Gary from episode 37 and from episode 63 - he is a fantastic photographer and human being. Here on the podcast we are all about supporting each other as photographers through collaboration. Gary has been a huge supporter of the podcast for a long time and I encourage you to support him. He actually just announced his 2020 Kenai Peninsula Alaska Photography Tour - which will be August 9th through the 15th. I can promise if you go with Gary you will have an amazing time. 

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

For the full liner notes, head on over to my blog.

Aaron Nace - Photography Education and Phlearn.com

Welcome to Episode 130 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's episode features the founder of one of the world's most premiere photo education websites, Aaron Nace. Aaron's chops in digital darkroom are pretty incredible and his body of work speaks for itself. Aaron's website, Phlearn.com, is a one-stop-shop for all of your Photoshop and Lightroom education needs. Aaron and his team partner with some of the world's best photographers and educators to bring you incredible tutorials that are easy to follow and full of great information. I would be remiss not to mention that listeners can use the code "fstop20" to get 20% off a subscription to Phlearn. 
 
Aaron and I explored several interesting topics this week, including:
  • His journey as a photographer and business owner.
  • What can you expect from Phlearn.
  • The future of photography education.
  • Strategies for YouTube.
  • ...lots more!
On Patreon this week: 
  • Aaron and I talk about how you can differentiate yourself from the crowd as a photographer. 

Head over to my blog at www.mattpaynephotography.com to read the full liner notes and get links to the photographers Aaron discussed. 

Thanks for listening!

Dan Hawk - Commercial Photography as a Landscape Photographer

Welcome to Episode 129 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. 

This week's episode features a photographer who has taken his passion for landscape photography and built a commercial photography business out of it. Dan Hawk is a Portland, Oregon photographer and former full-time bank employee who decided to use his knowledge he gained in the business world to create a niche commercial photography business for himself.

Dan and I covered a lot of fun ground this week, including:

  • His journey as a landscape photographer.
  • How Dan created his commercial photography business after starting as a landscape photographer.
  • Dan's involvement in a camera strap company called Luma Labs
  • How to value our work as photographers.
  • ...lots more!

On Patreon this week:

  • Dan and I discuss the challenges between the need for creativity and business acumen and how sometimes its hard to separate the two. A memorable quote from Dan, "Selling and creating are not the same thing..."

By the way, I'm really excited to announce that I have officially joined as an instructor at the esteemed Landscape Photography Conference, Out of Chicago. I'll be joining them for three conferences this year - Out of Moab, Out of Acadia, and Out of Yosemite. Out of Yosemite will be February 5-9, 2020. I will be teaching, recording podcasts, and hosting panel discussions with some of our favorite photographers and past guests, including Alex Noriega, Coleen Miniuk, Charlotte Gibb, Jack Curran, Michael Frye, and more. I hope to see you there! If you're interested in attending, follow the link in the liner notes and use the code "fstop250" for $250 off your registration.

Here are the photographers that Dan recommended for the podcast:

1. Hudson Henry.

2. Steve Yocom.

3. Alexa Hope.

Ian Plant - Visual Flow in Landscape Photography

Welcome to Episode 127 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's episode features one of my favorite photographers and photography personalities - Ian Plant.

Ian travels the globe seeking out amazing places and subjects in his never-ending quest to capture the beauty of our world with his camera. Ian seeks out the hidden spaces in between the familiar, relying on long exposures, unique lighting conditions, non-traditional perspectives, and special natural events to show his subjects in a new light. Known for his inspiring images and single-minded dedication to creating the perfect photo, Ian has reached hundreds of thousands of people around the world in his mission to inspire and educate others in the art of photography. Ian is a frequent contributor to many leading photo magazines, the author of numerous books and instructional videos, and co-founder of Shuttermonkeys, a site dedicated to photography education and inspiration.

Check out the full liner notes with links to the artists mentioned in the episode, Patreon, and the discount code for Ian's amazing videos -- all over on the Matt Payne Photography Blog

Travis Andersen - Ski photography in Bozeman, Montana

Welcome to Episode 121 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's episode features a photographer living in Bozeman, Montana, Travis Andersen. I met up with Travis in person in his shop to talk all about, well, shop!Travis owns his own print lab called White Creek Art and does a knock out job of creating and printing ski posters for resorts all over the country. Travis and I covered a lot of fun ground this week, including:

  • His journey as a landscape photographer and print lab owner.
  • Ski photography.
  • Panorama photography.
  • A crazy story about how he started his own printing business.
  • Breathing Color paper products for Epson printers.
  • Attachment to our favorite images and how they are so hard to sell!
  • Photographing with the intent to sell.
  • Authenticity.
  • Being a photographer as a busy family man... and lots more!

Over on Patreon, Travis and I shared stories from Yellowstone National Park and he shares an absolutely insane story about a Grizzly Bear attack!

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

If you're a listener and have not yet made a pledge, there's more reasons to pledge now than ever. We have over 80 bonus episodes over on Patreon for anyone supporting the show at the $5/mo level. 

Additionally, Patrons of the podcast are encouraged to participate in our themed photo contests by submitting them to the "community board" on our Patreon Page. The current theme, which ends on August 30th, is "Nemesis." I know we all have our own photo nemesis, whether it be a scene we have shot a thousand times that never had good light, or something else. Let's see those awesome shots over on our community board!

Here are the photographers that Travis recommended for the podcast:

1. Ryan Turner.

2. Kene Sperry.

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.

Let's talk about who is coming up on the podcast! I am really excited to announce some of our upcoming guests and episodes. It should be a really good fall!

  • First up, we have Wayne Suggs from New Mexico - we're going to be talking all about his efforts to work with the Department of Interior on protecting some of New Mexico's most awesome places.
  • Next, we have Christian Heeb, a Swiss photographing living in the United States.
  • We also have Alister Benn from Scotland coming onto the show which should be incredible!
  • We also have Tim Parkin from ON Landscape magazine making an appearance, I'm looking forward to that one...
  • And also have Franka Gabler - a photographer from Croatia living in California.
  • I'm working on several others as well, so it will surely be a good year for us.

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

Paul Marcellini - Landscape Photography in the Florida Everglades

Welcome to Episode 120 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. 

This week's episode features an incredible landscape photographer from Florida, USA - Paul Marcellini. Paul is an award winning photographer known for his work in the Everglades and for his many contest wins throughout the years. Paul and I covered a lot of fun ground this week, including:

  • His journey as a landscape photographer and the role of NPN to help him improve.
  • His environmental science degree and how that intersects with his views on landscape photography.
  • Using photos to tell a story about a place and its ecosystems.
  • Photographing icons.
  • Printing and art shows.
  • Having his photo on a USPS stamp.

Over on Patreon, Paul and I had a fantastic time discussing his methods for naming photos, and a ton more! We also talked about using Anton Averin's photo naming app! Check out the full liner notes with examples of Paul's awesome photos on my website.


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

If you're a listener and have not yet made a pledge, there's more reasons to pledge now than ever. We have over 80 bonus episodes over on Patreon for anyone supporting the show at the $5/mo level. 

Additionally, Patrons of the podcast are encouraged to participate in our themed photo contests by submitting them to the "community board" on our Patreon Page. The current theme, which ends on August 30th, is "Nemesis." I know we all have our own photo nemesis, whether it be a scene we have shot a thousand times that never had good light, or something else. Let's see those awesome shots over on our community board!

Here are the photographers that Paul recommended for the podcast:

1. Clay Bolt.

2. Jerry Greer.

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

Aaron Reed & Colby Brown - Marketing and Business Strategies for Landscape Photography

Welcome to Episode 116 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week features two great photographers - Aaron Reed and Colby Brown. Aaron and Colby joined me on the podcast to talk all about marketing and business in photography - coming from two very different perspectives. Aaron is well-known for his ability to sell large format art to buyers all over the world and Colby is known for his work with brands on various photography-based projects and for teaching workshops all over the world. Aaron and Colby share their opinions and expertise relating to many business and marketing in photography, including:

  • Favorite strategies for growing your brand and audience
  • Selling prints online
  • Email marketing
  • Social media strategies
  • Attracting and keeping clients
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO) strategies

This week over on Patreon, Aaron and Colby answer some really fun listener questions, so check that out!

Before we get to the show, I wanted to make sure to remind listeners that we have started discussion threads for each episode over on Nature Photographer's Network aka NPN. Its an amazing platform and deserves your attention if you are looking to grow your skills, learn from the photography community, and take part in it. Additionally, members over on NPN get amazing discounts on all kinds of great products so check that out!

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!

Here are the photographers that Colby and Aaron recommended for the podcast:

1. Drew Geraci

2. Benjamin Everett

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.

Patrons of the podcast are encouraged to participate in our themed photo contests by submitting them to the "community board" on our Patreon Page which can be found at patreon.com/fstopandlisten/community - The current theme, which will end July 26th, is "mountains and deserts."

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

Brandi Mowles - Facebook and Instagram Marketing for Photographers

Welcome to Episode 115 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. 

This week's guest is Brandi Mowles. Brandi is a Facebook and Instagram Advertising Strategist who works directly with a lot of photographers to help improve their advertising results on social media. 

Brandi teaches us all about the essentials of Facebook and Instagram marketing and gives away some of her best secrets which will help you grow your business thoughtfully and successfully. Topics include:

  • How to get started with Facebook and Instagram advertising
  • Audiences and how to leverage them
  • The Facebook "Pixel"
  • Facebook Business Manager and its hidden secrets
  • How to measure success in social media advertising
  • Success stories and the strategies behind them

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! 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!

Links mentioned in the show: 

Facebook Ads Blueprint

Brandi's website

Brandi on Instagram

The Art of Paid Traffic from Rick Mulready

We have 82 bonus episodes over on Patreon for anyone supporting the show at the $5/mo level. It is by far our most popular level of support because it grants you access to bonus episodes. 

Additionally, Patrons of the podcast are encouraged to participate in our themed photo contests by submitting them to the "community board" on our Patreon Page which can be found at patreon.com/fstopandlisten/community - The current theme, which will end July 26th, is "mountains and deserts" in honor of a tattoo I'm getting in a few hours... I'm excited and nervous. Let's see those awesome shots over on our community board!
 
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.
 
OK let's talk about who is coming up on the podcast: 
  • Weihao Pan - a landscape photographer living in China (our first on the show);
  • Taylor Gray - a travel and landscape photographer living in the Pacific Northwest;
  • We also have David Cobb from Photo Cascadia joining us on the podcast and; 
  • Lastly we have a panel conversation with Aaron Reed and Colby Brown about marketing and business. 

Nick Selway - Photographing Waves and Lava

Welcome to Episode 113 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's guest is Colorado-based Landscape Photographer Nick Selway

Nick is a landscape photographer living in Breckenridge, Colorado. He moved to Colorado last year after spending many years as a successful gallery operator and photographer in Hawaii with his friend and business partner CJ Kale. For this episode, I traveled to Breckenridge to sit down in person with Nick in his amazing gallery space to talk all about his journey, including his love for photographing waves and lava, how he manages to survive as a gallery owner, and a lot more. 

This week on Patreon, Nick and I talk all about printing. I think you'll enjoy his relaxed approach. We talk about prepping files for BayPhoto and how he works with Nevada Art Printers.

We also heard from our friend and Patreon supporter, Gary Randall about his upcoming Alaska workshop where he will be taking folks to photograph grizzly bears. What an amazing opportunity! Use the code "fstopcollaborateandlisten" at checkout for 10% off. 

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!

Here are the photographers that Nick recommended for the podcast:

1. Don and Linda Hurzeler.

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.

We are doing something new over on Patreon. Patrons of the podcast are encouraged to participate in our themed photo contests by submitting them to the "community board" on our Patreon Page which can be found at patreon.com/fstopandlisten/community - The current theme, which ends June 21st is "Intimate Landscapes" - let's see all of your intimate landscape photographs. And no, I don't mean nudes. One of our patrons, Charlotte Gibb, just posted a great article about these types of photos, so check that out!

Our next guests: 

  • David Hunter - a landscape photographer who just completed an artist-in-residency at Craters of the Moon National Park
  • Weihao Pan - a landscape photographer living in China (our first on the show)! 
  • We also have David Cobb from Photo Cascadia joining us on the podcast and 
  • Lastly we have a panel conversation with Aaron Reed and Colby Brown about marketing and business - they will be fielding listener questions - so keep an eye out for that over on NPN!

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

Justin Majeczky - Photographing Burning Man

Welcome to Episode 112 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's guest is Landscape Photographer and Videographer, Justin Majeczky

Justin is based in Reno, Nevada and produces incredible commercial videos and landscape photographs. Just a warning, there is some profanity in this week's show.

In this episode of the podcast, Justin and I covered a lot of great topics, including his journey into photography, social media woes, what sells, going to and photographing Burning Man, the difference in approach between videos and stills, advice for people looking to get into video production, pre-visualized vs. reactive photography, and his thoughts on the new Fuji GFX 100 100MP Medium Format camera

This week on Patreon, Justin and I answer the question, "Does the gear make the photograph?" and Justin talks about some crazy upcoming technology from Sony, including Starvis.

Also heard on this week's episode - Jason Matias joined us to talk about his challenge he is launching for photographers to use his giveaway guide, which he used to make $10,000 last year.


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!

Here are the photographers that Justin recommended for the podcast:

1. Nick Cahill.

2. Karen Hutton.

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.

We are doing something new over on Patreon. Patrons of the podcast are encouraged to participate in our themed photo contests by submitting them to the "community board" on our Patreon Page which can be found at patreon.com/fstopandlisten/community - The current theme, which ends June 21st is "Intimate Landscapes" - let's see all of your intimate landscape photographs. And no, I don't mean nudes. One of our patrons, Charlotte Gibb, just posted a great article about these types of photos, so check that out!

Our next guests: 

  • Weihao Pan - a landscape photographer living in China (our first on the show)! 
  • Nick Selway - I will hopefully be sitting down with him in his gallery in Breckenridge, Colorado this week for a chat. 
  • We also have David Cobb from Photo Cascadia joining us on the podcast and 
  • Lastly we have a panel conversation with Aaron Reed and Colby Brown about marketing and business - they will be fielding listener questions - so keep an eye out for that over on NPN!

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

Charles A. Zimmerman (CAZ) - Landscape Photography in the American Southwest

Welcome to Episode 104 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Charles Zimmerman!
Charles A. Zimmerman (CAZ) is a landscape photographer living in Denver, Colorado - he has been a landscape photographer for many years - he owned his own gallery for 5 years and is an avid visitor of the American Southwest. He is a former lawyer and often finds himself playing devil's advocate on issues relating to landscape photography - something we took full advantage of on the podcast!

In this episode of the podcast, we sit down with Charles to talk about some of the most important topics of our time as photographers, and Charles offers some different perspectives than what you are used to hearing here on the podcast, so I highly recommend you listen! We talked about:

  • Location overcrowding (and how it may be a positive thing)
  • How to find "secret" places
  • Photographing icons and comp stomping
  • Workshops - how to find a good one and what to expect
  • Advice for photographers

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 (only good for videos released prior to March, 2019)

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

To get these discounts, simply sign up as a Patron of the podcast at the $5/mo or higher level before April 30, 2019. Your discount codes will revealed after you sign up. 


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, Charles and I talk about his experience setting up a small business, mistakes he made in running his own gallery (and how you can learn from them), and a lot more.

Last week I announced that we are doing a weekly photo theme for patrons of the podcast. The idea is simple - patrons submit their photographs based on the theme of the week and I pick my favorite submission and talk about it on the podcast and on Patreon. We'll try this out and see if people like it! Last week's theme was "Trees in Spring" - there were several really great submissions from Mark Clafshenkel, James Bokovoy, William Nurse, Ryan Shanahan, Joseph Doherty, Jackson Frishman, and Bruce Couch. This week, my favorite submission was from Joseph Doherty. Here is what he said: "I shot it this morning at Malibu Creek State Park in California. My previous, nearly identical, image of this was shot in 2016. This tree was in the path of the Woolsey Fire last year, and three weeks ago, when I last visited, I was unsure whether it survived. But today I saw new growth all over the tree, and so I thought that was worth revisiting the photo I shot a few years ago." Thanks Joe! I really loved that this was taken during the week of the theme and there's just something about the photo that evokes a lot of power that I really appreciate. Let's keep the submissions coming! This week's theme is "Mystery." So get out there and create some art and share it with the group on Patreon!

Here are the photographers that Charles recommended for the podcast:

1. Robert Hitchman.

2. Laurent Martres.

3. Tony Sweet.

4. Adam Schallau.

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!


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

Visit my website for the full liner notes and to see some amazing photographs from CAZ!

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

Sean Parker - Arizona’s Dark Skies

Welcome to Episode 096 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Sean Parker!

Sean Parker is a professional photographer / time-lapse cinematographer based in Tucson, Arizona. Sean is passionate for capturing the beauty in the universe and specializes in all types of photography. Sean is most passionate about landscape & astro-photography work. Sean has been featured in many publications, commercials, and projects with companies such as: Smithsonian, Discovery, LG, Samsung, Annapurna Films, New York Times, Arizona Highways, and more! 

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As discussed in the introduction, I'm partnering with podcast patron Jason Matias on the launch of his Art of Selling Art service. If you want to sign up and help out the podcast in return, head on over to the launch page.

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We covered some fun topics this week, including:

1. How Sean got his start as a photographer.

2. His favorite aspects of the types of photography he is into.

3. How competition drives us as artists & the pros and cons of it.

4. Working with brands.

5. The realities of being a full-time professional landscape photographer.

6. Location sharing.

7. Time-lapse photography.

8. Night photography composites.

9. His work with LG on their new TV Product launch. Another teaser.

10. Gear! We discussed our kits, and I shared info about a crazy spreadsheet I created.

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, Sean and I talked about star trails and time-lapse photography.

Head on over to the liner notes for a lot more! 

Andrew Studer - Working with Corporate Clients

Welcome to Episode 095 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Andrew Studer!

Andrew Studer is a professional outdoor commercial photographer videographer and timelapse cinematographer based in Portland, Oregon. With a huge passion for the outdoors, Andrew is constantly seeking out adventure and unique and engaging ways to capture what he sees. In an interview with Aperture Academy, Andrew describes where his passion for outdoor photography arose.

"I think my passion for photography began as a natural continuation for my love of art and the outdoors. Growing up in Oregon, I was quite lucky to have so many beautifully diverse places so close to me. As a child, I'd take trips with my family to see these places and I think experiencing these places in person struck a desire to capture and share the beauty of the outdoors."

In addition to the inspiration Andrew felt from the beauty of Oregon, Andrew was also artistically engaged at a young age. As a child, Andrew was a passionate sketch artist drawing detailed animal portraits as well as vivid landscapes. As his love for art progressed, Andrew became involved with video production in 2012 creating short films. Over the years, Andrew continued video production into college while also breaking into photography. By the end of his sophomore year, Andrew felt it was time to leave school to dedicate more time to photography and focus on his craft. Andrew began his freelance career in the summer of 2015 creating content for a variety of clients in the outdoors.  He now spends over a third of the year traveling across the world on commissioned shoots and on adventures capturing content for his personal photo collections. His work has been featured in publications such as National Geographic, The Huffington Post, The Weather Channel, CBS News, The Daily Mail, Fstoppers and Bored Panda. 

We covered some fun topics this week, including:

1. How Andrew got his early start as a professional in the industry.

2. His approach to planning and executing his epic and viral 2017 eclipse photo.

3. Working with corporate clients.

4. The state of authenticity and the commercialization of nature photography by influencers on Instagram.


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This week on Patreon, Andrew and I talked about his recent journey to Bhutan and how it has changed his outlook on his career as a photographer. Check out this video he put together that showcases some of his work on that trip.

To learn more about Andrew, check him out:

Website.

Here is the photographer that Andrew recommended for the podcast:

1. Ray Collins.

Some examples of Andrew's photography can be seen on the full liner notes on my website.

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