F-Stop Collaborate and Listen

Cole Thompson - Discovering Your Vision in Landscape Photography

Hey everyone!

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

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

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

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

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

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

I hope you enjoy our conversations!

Here are the people that Cole recommended listeners check out:

1. Edward Weston's Daybooks.

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

I love hearing from the podcast listeners! Reach out to me via InstagramFacebook, or Twitter if you'd like to be on the podcast or if you have an idea of a topic we can talk about. Join the discussion over on Nature Photographer's Network! We have weekly discussions about each episode of the podcast. It's also free! We also have an Instagram page and a Facebook page for updates.

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

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.


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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.

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.

Matt Payne interviewed by Gary Randall - All about the Landscape Photography Podcast

Episode 063 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen with the host himself, Matt Payne - interviewed by Gary Randall!

Gary Randall suggested that he interview me on my own podcast, using questions generated by podcast listeners over on the Facebook group. It was a blast! I can't thank Gary enough for taking the time to do this one with me.

We covered some fun topics this week, including:

1. How I got into landscape photography.

2. Why I started the podcast.

3. How the podcast has impacted me as an artist and person.

4. How the podcast has impacted the photography community (if at all).

5. Memorable episodes of the podcast... and lots more!

Over on Patreon this week, Gary and I had a fabulous conversation what it takes to produce the podcast week after week.

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 me...

Website.

Instagram.

Some of my favorite photographs are 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! 

Dave Soldano - Photographing Icons

Episode 054 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen with Dave Soldano!

It was awesome to have one of Colorado Springs best photographers on the podcast - Dave Soldano. Dave and I met "virtually" back in 2011 back when I was living in Colorado Springs. We have always looked out for each other as fellow landscape photographers and Dave was kind enough to invite me with him on his trip to Iceland back in March. We had some pretty intense conversations in the car on that trip on the long drives across the country and I thought it would be awesome to get Dave's perspective recorded on the podcast. Dave has some differing views on a lot of the subjects we've covered on the podcast, and I loved the idea of having someone express those views as I think they may represent how many listeners feel. Additionally, I thought it would be cool to talk about our trip on the podcast.

We covered some great topics this week, including:

1. A different take on photographing the icons.

2. What photography means to people.

3. A different take on workshops.

4. Sharing our favorite moments, locations, and lessons learned from our recent Iceland photography trip.

5. Using the human element in your landscape photography.

Over on Patreon this week, Dave and I had a fabulous conversation on the importance of networking and paying it forward in photography.

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 Dave:

Website

Instagram

Facebook

American Photo Treks workshops

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

1. Doug Bennett

2. Jeff Johnson

Some examples of Dave'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!

Barry Sweet - The National Park Service

Episode 046 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen with Barry Sweet! Barry is the Wilderness Office Manager for the National Park Service (NPS) at Rocky Mountain National Park in Estes Park, Colorado. My friend and fellow landscape photographer Erik Stensland suggested that Barry come on the podcast to share his perspective and intertwined issues that we face as landscape photographers, including:

  • Why he has given his life for the protection of public lands.
  • How the NPS tries to fulfill the two-pronged mission of preserving these special places while also helping people to engage and enjoy these places.
  • The different roles of NPS, BLM, and the National Forest and how each of these different departments relate and how photographers might relate differently with each of these areas.
  • What the Wilderness Office actually does.
  • What philosophy and ideals he and his team try to instill in visitors to wilderness.
  • How photographers are typically viewed by the Park Service.
  • How we can use our photography to promote the preservation of wild lands.

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.

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! Over on the Facebook Group we have amazing critiques of photographs from the podcast's guests and fans.

Jack Brauer - Mountain Landscape Photography

Episode 035 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen with Colorado-based landscape photographer, and one of my long-time idols, Jack Brauer. It was such a treat to get Jack onto the podcast as I have been his biggest fan since I started as a landscape photographer. Jack and I often shoot very similar subjects (rare vantages of Colorado's most awesome mountains) and so he has been a huge inspiration to me. Pretty much every shot Jack has leaves me envious, inspired, and hungry to get out and better myself. 

Jack and I covered some great topics this week, including:

  • How Jack got into Landscape Photography
  • Mountain Photography
  • How Jack got into the web design business and his website building services (if you do use his services, tell him you heard about it on the podcast)
  • The critical relationship between conservation and landscape photography, including the recent news about Bear's Ears and Grand Staircase Escalante

Please consider supporting the podcast on Patreon! Let’s keep the conversations going! Patrons can ask future guests questions, get exclusive access to bonus content, get awesome swag, and more! I've added bonus interview content for every guest since episode 27! Check it out.

To learn more about Jack:

His Website

Facebook

Instagram

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

Floris Van Breugel

Dave Showalter

Erik Stensland

Some examples of Jack's amazing photography can be seen below. 

I love hearing from the podcast listeners! Reach out to me via emailInstagramFacebook, or Twitter if you'd like to be on the podcast or if you have an idea of a topic we can talk about.

Dan Ballard - Living on the Road as a Landscape Photographer

Episode 032 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen with the internationally-renowned travelling landscape photographer, Dan Ballard. I have been following Dan's work for many years, in fact, ever since I started as a landscape photographer. Dan was super awesome to speak to! We had a lot of fun this week and covered a lot of really great topics. I really enjoyed our conversation and believe me - you will too. 

We covered some really great topics this week, including Dan's journey into landscape photography, what it is like living on the road as a full-time professional photographer, the importance of creating images and seeking out new locations, the importance of a lightweight kit, creating panoramas, how to work with human subjects on travel photography trips, and the current state of landscape photography. 

Please consider supporting the podcast on Patreon! Let’s keep the conversations going! We're getting closer to the goal to produce two podcasts per week, thanks to your support! Patrons can ask future guests questions, get exclusive access to bonus content, get awesome swag, and more! Check it out.

To learn more about Dan:

His Website

Facebook

Instagram

The importance of lightweight gear and the tool I developed which was discussed on the podcast

The photography of Bruce Percy

The photography of Michael Anderson

Some examples of his amazing 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.

Kane Engelbert - Passion for Colorado

Episode 025 with Denver, Colorado based landscape photographer, Kane Engelbert. For those that have been following the podcast at all, you'll recognize Kane as someone that I refer to quite a bit on the podcast. I was finally able to get Kane on the podcast by having him join me at my house in Durango, Colorado for an impromptu interview. This episode was a long time in the making! As usual, it was such a fantastic pleasure to discuss the passion of landscape photography with Kane. We discussed a myriad of topics, including his introduction to landscape photography, our shared passion for Colorado's mountains, the state of Landscape photography, the impact of landscape photography on the places we love to photograph, and much, much more. Fair warning, there is some profanity on the podcast.

If you have never seen Kane's work, you are missing out! His work is world class and deserves a long study.

I know you'll enjoy this one. As usual, please find some links to various topics we covered below:

  1. The Summitpost.org album that made me fall in love with Kane's work
  2. Kane's must have gear item - the Canon 5dsr
  3. The photography of Erik Stensland
  4. The photography of Jack Brauer
  5. The photography of Sarah Marino

To learn more about Kane:

Facebook

His website

Instagram

As discussed on the podcast, please consider supporting the podcast on Patreon! Let’s keep the conversations going!

Please do rate the podcast on iTunes and Stitcher!

You can also 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.

Some examples of his amazing photography can be seen below. Enjoy!

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