F-Stop Collaborate and Listen - A Landscape Photography Podcast

David Johnston - Burnout in Landscape Photography

Welcome to Episode 075 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen with David Johnston!

David Johnston is a renowned landscape photographer and educator. Photographing incredible light and rarely seen moments is what drives David to keep capturing landscapes at their best. When David is not shooting, he's teaching photography to the masses on his YouTube channel. It's his passion for spreading the joy of photography that helps him continue deliver helpful tips for others to improve their skills. It doesn't matter if it's landscapes, night skies, or drone work, David has the gift to freeze amazing scenes and memories in place. Sharing photography through podcasts is also one of David's biggest passions. You can listen to his podcast, Stories About Photos, on any podcast platform to get the details on what it takes to capture amazing images.

We covered some great topics this week, including:

1. David's experience with burnout.

2. His move to Haiti and what photography life is like there.

3. How podcasting has influenced his photography.

4. Location sharing.


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Over on Patreon this week, David and I discussed the future of the business of landscape photography.

Head to my blog at www.mattpaynephotography.com for the full liner notes and links!

Abe Blair - Managing a Gallery in Landscape Photography

Episode 061 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen with Abe Blair!

Abe is traditional in his method, working to get the image correct in the camera without building one in the computer. Abe started with his first film camera in 1992 it ignited a fire and passion that has burned strong ever since. Shortly after high school, he followed his passion and persued a career documenting Skiing and Snowboarding. Now Abe is a full-time landscape photographer residing in Lake Tahoe, CA. 

We covered some great topics this week, including:

1. How Abe got into landscape photography and what it was like being mentored by Jeff Mitchum. 

2. Visualization in-camera vs. post-processing - similarities and differences.

3. Gallery life - learning how to sell your work.

4. Managing to have a family while a full-time landscape photographer. 

5. The story of him capturing his iconic missle image (see below). 

Over on Patreon this week, Abe and I had a fabulous conversation about photo contests and what it will be like for him to judge the Epson Pano awards this 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!

To learn more about Abe, check out his online presence:

Website.

Instagram.

Here is the artist that Abe recommended for the podcast:

1. Erwin Buske.

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

I love hearing from the podcast listeners! Reach out to me via email, Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter if you'd like to be on the podcast or if you have an idea of a topic we can talk about. You can also join the conversation on our Facebook Group! We've also started an Instagram page and a Facebook page for the podcast, where we'll be sharing updates as we go! 

Kathleen Clemons - Flower Landscape Photography

Episode 059 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen with Kathleen Clemons!

I had a great time speaking with Kathleen on the podcast this week. She was gracious enough to join me to discuss some of her favorite topics. Kathleen is a photographer from the coast of Maine. Primarily a nature photographer, Kathleen is known for her creative use of natural light and unique compositions. Her work is represented worldwide by Corbis and Getty Images. Lensbaby recently named her the "Georgia O' Keeffe of Flower Photography". With a degree in education, and a passion for both photography and teaching, she loves to teach others how to improve their photography skills.

I know you'll like this week's podcast, especially if you're wanting to get into macro photography or have an interest in flower photography! 

We covered some great topics this week, including:

1. How Kathleen got into photography.

2. Flower photography.

3. Tips for macro photography.

4. Using Lensbaby lenses for flower photography.

5. Adding textures to photos in post.

Over on Patreon this week, Kathleen and I had a fabulous conversation about best practices in flower photography.

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!

To learn more about Kathleen, check out his online presence:

Website.

Instagram.

Here are the artists that Kathleen recommended for the podcast:

1. Cynthia Haynes.

2. Jennifer Spelman.

3. Mark Stevens.

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

I love hearing from the podcast listeners! Reach out to me via email, Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter if you'd like to be on the podcast or if you have an idea of a topic we can talk about. You can also join the conversation on our Facebook Group! We've also started an Instagram page and a Facebook page for the podcast, where we'll be sharing updates as we go! 

Ben Horne - Storytelling in Landscape Photography

Episode 058 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen with Ben Horne!

I had an absolute blast talking to Ben this week. Ben is a tremendously gifted large format film photographer with a huge YouTube following. 

Ben's goal is to create simple, structured, and calm images of nature. Ben shoots exclusively with large format film because of the inherent limitation, and the strong sense of discipline that is required. These limitations help to shape the final image by giving Ben a sense of direction.

In late 2009, Ben began documenting his adventures with video journals. As viewership has increased, Ben has taken steps to increase the quality and content of these videos. Ben's goal is to bring you along for the ride. Be sure to check out his YouTube Channel!

I know you'll like this week's podcast! I found it to be quite inspiring myself.

We covered some great topics this week, including:

1. How Ben got into landscape photography.

2. Storytelling in landscape photography.

3. The limitations and advantages of shooting film. 

4. The conundrum of sharing photo locations.

5. Ben's yearly photo box sets - the process.

Over on Patreon this week, Ben and I had a fabulous conversation about composition which I think everyone will find useful.

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!

To learn more about Ben, check out his online presence:

Website.

Instagram.

Here are the artists that Ben recommended for the podcast:

1. Thomas Heaton.

2. Simon Baxter.

3. Alex Burke.

4. Michael Strickland.

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

I love hearing from the podcast listeners! Reach out to me via email, Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter if you'd like to be on the podcast or if you have an idea of a topic we can talk about. You can also join the conversation on our Facebook Group! We've also started an Instagram page and a Facebook page for the podcast, where we'll be sharing updates as we go! 

Colby Brown & Travel Landscape Photography

Episode 057 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen with Colby Brown!

I had a great time speaking with Colby this week - I've been following him ever since I got into photography in 2011 and have been wanting to have a conversation with him for years. We finally made it happen! 

Colby is a photographer, photo educator and author based out of Eastern Pennsylvania. Specializing in landscape, travel and humanitarian photography, his photographic portfolio spans the globe. 

Colby became a photographer back in 2006, rapidly rising in the ranks of the photo industry. Not too long after picking up his first DSLR, Colby was leading workshops for National Geographic in South America, further spurring his love for both travel and photo education. In 2011, he founded The Giving Lens, an organization that blends photo education with support for various NGO’s and causes around the world. TGL helps fight for child education, clean drinking water projects, species preservation, women’s rights and much more.

I know you'll like this hearing from Colby on this week's podcast! 

We covered some great topics this week, including:

1. How Colby got into photography.

2. How Colby balances supporting his family with his busy photography and travel schedule. 

3. Post-processing on the road using the Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 laptop.

4. The Giving Lens. 

5. Having controversial conversations on social media as a public figure and artist. 

6. Using social media to reach your fan base. 

Over on Patreon this week, Colby and I had a great conversation about the past, present, and future of social media.

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!

To learn more about Colby, check out his online presence:

Website.

Instagram.

Facebook.

Here are the artists that Colby recommended for the podcast:

1. Patrick DiFruscia.

2. William Patino.

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

I love hearing from the podcast listeners! Reach out to me via email, Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter if you'd like to be on the podcast or if you have an idea of a topic we can talk about. You can also join the conversation on our Facebook Group! We've also started an Instagram page and a Facebook page for the podcast, where we'll be sharing updates as we go! 

Colleen Miniuk-Sperry - Creativity as a Visual Artist

Episode 056 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen with Colleen Miniuk-Sperry!

I had an absolute blast talking to Colleen this week. She is incredibly well-spoken, thoughtful, and just an all-around pleasure to listen to. At times our discussion felt like two friends sitting around a camp-fire chatting about our inner struggles. That's what the podcast is all about!

Colleen is a corporate-America-escapee-turned-full-time-freelance-outdoor-photographer-and-writer, supporting a wide range of assignments for editorial and commercial clients. Specializing in nature and outdoor recreation, her purpose as an outdoor communicator is to inspire and help others enjoy the Great Outdoors. Her work has been published in National Geographic calendars, Arizona Highways magazine, books, and calendars, Outdoor PhotographerAAA Highroads, AAA VIA, Extraordinary Vision, National Parks Traveler, Smith-Southwestern calendars, and a broad variety of other publications.In November 2011, she co-authored and published the award-winning book, Wild in Arizona: Photographing Arizona’s Wildflowers, A Guide to When, Where, and How with her good friend and fellow photographer, Paul Gill. After selling out the 1st edition, they published the 2nd edition of this title in March 2015. In addition, she's been selected three times as an Artist-in-Residence with Acadia National Park in Maine (November 2010, October 2011, and January 2013) which enabled her to author and publish her second award-winning guidebook, Photographing Acadia National Park: The Essential Guide to When, Where, and How in February 2014. In July 2015, she published her first instructional photography eBook titled, Seeing the Light in Outdoor Photography. Her next book (due out in 2018), Going with the Flow, will share the inspirational true story and life lessons learned from her experience attempting to paddle the 141-mile length of Lake Powell in November 2015 with her mom.

I know you'll like this week's podcast! I found it to be quite inspiring myself.

We covered some great topics this week, including:

1. How Colleen got into landscape photography.

2. Her transition from shooting icons to being a creative visual artist.

3. The creative process in landscape photography.

4. Her artist-in-residencies at Acadia National Park.

5. Her women-only workshops called "Sheography."

6. Staying competitive as a business in photography.

7. Active non-judgment as a skill to observe and grow as a photographer.

Over on Patreon this week, Colleen and I had a fabulous conversation about "Shosin" and the beginner's mind and how that relates to landscape photography.

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!

To learn more about Colleen, check out her online presence:

Website.

Instagram.

Facebook.

Here are the artists that Colleen recommended for the podcast:

1. Michael Gordon.

2. Chuck Kimmerle.

3. Paul Gill.

4. Floris Van Breugel.

5. Kathleen Clemons.

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

I love hearing from the podcast listeners! Reach out to me via email, Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter if you'd like to be on the podcast or if you have an idea of a topic we can talk about. You can also join the conversation on our Facebook Group! We've also started an Instagram page and a Facebook page for the podcast, where we'll be sharing updates as we go! 

Robert Park from Nevada Art Printers - Lumachrome Prints in Landscape Photography

Episode 055 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen with Robert Park from Nevada Art Printers!

It was super awesome to get Robert from Nevada Art Printers to join us on the podcast this week! Shout out to Aaron Reed for helping set it up - I appreciate the collaboration, brother! Have you been curious about printing on Lumachrome or about how to get the most out of your RAW files for large prints? This is the episode for you! Robert and I sat down and covered some great ground, answering several listener questions from the Facebook Group

You can also support the show by making a monthly contribution through Patreon. For as little as $1 - you help pay for the production costs of the podcast, help us improve the podcast, and for $5 / mo and higher, gain access to bonus episodes. Over on Patreon this week, Robert and I had a fabulous conversation on sharpening for large prints - a must listen if you have ever wanted to know more about sharpening. 

To learn more about Robert:

Personal Website

Nevada Art Printers

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

1. Aaron Reed

2. Aaron Feinberg

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

I love hearing from the podcast listeners! Reach out to me via email, Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter if you'd like to be on the podcast or if you have an idea of a topic we can talk about. You can also join the conversation on our Facebook Group! We've also started an Instagram page and a Facebook page for the podcast, where we'll be sharing updates as we go! 

Sarah Marino & Ron Coscorrosa - Intimate and Abstract Landscape Photography

Episode 052 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen with Colorado photographers Sarah Marino & Ron Coscorrosa!

This week we share a special recording of the podcast. Sarah, Ron, and I recorded this one in person - it was a really special experience and I am so excited to share it with the world. I have been huge fans of Sarah & Ron for many years - and am absolutely in love with Sarah's writing (Ron, I still love you too). Their outlook and approach to nature photography is refreshing, unique, and worth studying. I invite all of the listeners to really get to know their work because it will change the way you approach photography going forward, I promise!

We covered some great topics this week, including:

  • How Sarah & Ron met and got into landscape photography.
  • Intimate and abstract landscape photography.
  • The power of exploration.
  • Their Iceland guide book.
  • Sharing of photo locations.
  • Role of workshop leaders to use their influence for good.
  • Business models for monetizing photography and self-publishing.
  • Women in landscape photography.

Over on Patreon this week we had Sarah Marino, Ron Coscorrosa, David Kingham, and Jennifer Renwick share their experiences living the RV / Teardrop Trailer lifestyle as photographers. This is a can't miss episode worth checking out!

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

 

To learn more about Sarah & Ron:

Website

Instagram (Ron) Instagram (Sarah)

Facebook (Ron) Facebook (Sarah)

Here are the artists that Sarah & Ron would like to hear on the podcast:

Some examples of Sarah & Ron's photography can be seen below. 

I love hearing from the podcast listeners! Reach out to me via email, Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter if you'd like to be on the podcast or if you have an idea of a topic we can talk about. You can also join the conversation on our Facebook Group or on Reddit!

Sarah's work:

Ron's work:

Erik Stensland - Nature Photography as a Healer

Episode 051 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen with Estes Park, Colorado photographer Erik Stensland!

This week we share a special recording of the podcast. Erik and I recorded this one in person from Ridgway, Colorado - it was a really special experience and I am so excited to share it with the world. Erik is one of the most thoughtful, intelligent, engaging, and interesting landscape photographers of our time. His journey as a photographer is incredibly interesting and inspiring. His outlook and approach is refreshing and has provided me with a great deal of inspiration and I hope it will for you as well.

We covered some great topics this week, including:

  • Erik's journey into photography and a gallery owner.
  • Nature as a vehicle for self-healing and the connection to introversion.
  • Leadership and our role as photographers in the conservation movement.
  • How to bring goodness to the world though photography.
  • Why do you take photos?

Over on Patreon this week Erik talked about owning and operating a gallery - a must listen for anyone who has ever been interested in that!

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

To learn more about Erik:

Website

Instagram

Facebook

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

Richard Barnabe

Jack Dykinga

Marc Muench

Chip Phillips

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

I love hearing from the podcast listeners! Reach out to me via email, Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter if you'd like to be on the podcast or if you have an idea of a topic we can talk about. You can also join the conversation on our Facebook Group or on Reddit!

Aaron Meyers - Thinking Like your Customers in Landscape Photography

Episode 047 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen with California-based landscape photographer and the Director of Product for SmugMug, Aaron Meyers! Aaron reached out to me to see if I would be interested in discussing more of the business side of being a landscape photographer and I thought it would be a great idea. I personally really enjoyed our conversation this week - there's a lot for everyone in this episode!

We covered some great topics this week, including:

  • How to think like your customers
  • How to price your photography
  • How to cultivate your buyers

Over on Patreon this week we went on a deep dive relating to social media strategy for landscape photographers, including ad buys and more. We also discussed the new Vero app.

Special announcements: 

Please consider supporting the podcast on Patreon! There's a ton of bonus content over there for subscribers! We are 1/4 of the way to our goal of being able to award a $1,000 prize to a photographer dedicated to conservation.

To learn more about Aaron:

Website

Facebook

Instagram

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

CJ Kale and Nick Selway

Sarah Marino & Ron Coscorrosa

Chris Burkhard

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

I love hearing from the podcast listeners! Reach out to me via email, Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter if you'd like to be on the podcast or if you have an idea of a topic we can talk about. You can also join the conversation on our Facebook Group or on Reddit!

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