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

Photo Cascadia Team - Celebrating Oregon Through Landscape Photography

Welcome to episode 188 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

This week on the podcast, I hosted the Photo Cascadia team, including Sean Bagshaw, Adrian Klein, Zack Schnepf, Erin Babnik, David Cobb, and Kevin McNeal. This powerhouse team of landscape photographers have inspired so many of us on our journeys in this craft, so it was a real honor to host the whole team for a chat. Unfortunately, Chip Phillips was not able to join us for this recording due to the joys of parenting during COVID-19.

The Photo Cascadia team and I discuss some interesting topics this week, including:

  • Their new book celebrating the beauty and diversity of the State of Oregon through photographs, "Oregon, My Oregon,"
  • The power and significance of the foreword of the book by Nicholas Kristof,
  • The impact of climate change on the landscapes we all love to photograph,
  • The impact that increased visitation is having on locations we love to photograph (and some positives of this),
  • The therapeutic effects of landscape photography during a global pandemic,
  • How to instill respect for nature and the environment,
  • And much, much more

Over on Patreon this week, join over 140 of your peers in supporting the podcast financially hear about the Photo Cascadia team's approach to leading workshops safely during a pandemic.

I hope you enjoy our conversations.

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.

For the full show notes head over to my blog.

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!

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.

Michael Remke - The Intersection of Landscape Photography & Ecological Science

Welcome to episode 182 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. 

This week on the podcast I recorded a socially-distanced, in-person podcast episode with my friend, fellow Durango resident, and fellow photographer, Michael Remke. Michael is a professor at Fort Lewis College and has a Ph.D. in Forest Science. Michael pairs his passion for the outdoors and photography with his passion for ecological systems to create a symbiotic marriage of ideas that informs how he sees the world as both a photographer and as a scientist. 

Michael's scientific research is currently focused on active forest management to promote the ecological, social, and economic well being of communities. His past research was focused on plant - soil interactions in the context of changing climates, restoration, and conservation. I personally really love how he uses his science knowledge to show us hidden parts of the world through the lens.

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

  • Using photography as a conservation and communication tool.
  • How science influences his photographic compositions.
  • How photography influences his scientific research.
  • How we can empower photographers to work with others to see intentional photography as a tool to protect special places.
  • The impact of climate science and the changing climate on landscape photography.
  • Why we think some prominent landscape photographers who rely on nature for their income have a negative view of climate science.
  • ... and more!

This week I decided to keep the episode in it's entirety for free here because it felt like it would break up the conversation too much, so there is no bonus episode on Patreon, but your support is still appreciated!

I hope you enjoy our conversation.

Other items mentioned on the show:

1. Nature Photographer's Network.

2. Atlantic article on Galen Rowell.

3. Rob Blair's Eastern San Juans Mountain book.

4. Rob Blair's Western San Juan Mountains book.

5. Roadside Geology books.

These are affiliate links and using them does financially support the podcast.

Eric Bennett - Conversations with Nature

Welcome to episode 181 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. 
 
This week on the podcast I sat down and visited with one of our first guests, Eric Bennett.
 
Eric is arguably one of the best landscape photographers of the past decade. He has a unique vision and style that I greatly appreciate. He is also a fellow co-founder of the Nature First Photography Alliance, and a fellow beer connoisseur.
Eric is one of the most passionate stewards of public lands I have ever met and it really shines in his photography. I really enjoyed our discussion this week and I hope you will as well.
 
Eric and I discuss some interesting topics this week, including:
  • Eric's approach to organizing and curating his online photography gallery.
  • Eric's approach to making personally meaningful photographs.
  • Eric's new book called "Conversations with Nature."
  • ... and more!
Over on Patreon this week, Eric and I discuss the power of mentor-ship in a digital world and how we have leveraged these relationships in our pursuit of better photography.
 

Here is who Eric recommended listeners check out:

1. Jimmy Gekas

2. You can also check out my OnLandscape article on Jimmy.

Don't forget, you can find a transcript of this week's episode over on my website

Thanks for your support! Cheers.

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

Clay Bolt - Using Photography as a Tool for Communication

Welcome to Episode 155 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

This week's episode features one of the most inspirational photographers of our generation, in my opinion. He has focused the attention of his lens on things that matter. 

Welcome Clay Bolt to the podcast.

Clay Bolt is a Natural History and Conservation Photographer specializing in the world’s smaller creatures who regularly partners with organizations such as the National Geographic Society and the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation. His current major focus is on North America’s native bees and the important roles that they play in our lives. He was a leading voice in the fight to protect the rusty-patched bumble bee under the Endangered Species Act, which became North America's first federally protected native bee in 2017. In 2019, Bolt became the first photographer to document a living Wallace's Giant Bee—the world's largest bee—as a part of a four person exploration team to rediscover the species in the Indonesian islands known as the North Moluccas. In his current role as Communications Lead for World Wildlife Fund's Northern Great Plains Program he is developing strategies to fight insect and grasslands biodiversity loss by gaining a greater understanding of the effects that Neonicotinoid pesticides have on wildlife. Clay is a Fellow in the Linnean Society of London, Associate Fellow in the International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP), and past president of the North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA). 

Over on Patreon this week, join Clay and I for a conversation about macro photography. Clay gives us some tips on how to get started in this mysterious sub-genre of nature photography.

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

Here are the photographers Clay recommended for the podcast:

1. Morgan Heim.

2. Steven David Johnson.


Other items mentioned on the show:

1. Neonicotinoid pesticide study.

2. Rusty Patched Bee movie

2. Gary Randall Kenai Peninsula Workshop.


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

J Henry Fair - Winner of our Conservation Award

Welcome to Episode 151 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. 
 
This week's episode features the winner of our inaugural Landscape Photography Conservation Award, J Henry Fair. If you are not familiar with Henry's work, you are in for a real treat. His most recent project involved photographing the impacts of consumerism from an airplane, including impacts on the land from mining, oil and gas extraction, and more. The results of this work are encapsulated in his 200-page book, "Industrial Scars." Henry sent me a copy of his book and I was absolutely amazed by the beauty and horror portrayed in his images. It truly is a magnificent book. 
 
We covered a wide variety of topics, including:
  • Aerial photography techniques.
  • The environmental crisis.
  • The politicization of the environment.
  • Photography as a tool for social change. 
  • What photographers can do to make a difference in this world.
Henry is offering a discount on his book for patrons of the podcast, so if you are interested in purchasing it, head to Patreon to get the link to that discount. I'm always looking at ways to provide value to the people that financially support the podcast on Patreon, so I hope it helps! Thank you for your support.
 
Before we get started,  I wanted to let you know about a special opportunity to meet me at the upcoming Nightscaper Conference in Kanab, Utah from May 20 to May 22. If you listened to my recent episode with Royce Bair, you'll know that the conference is going to be amazing. Royce has assembled the world's best night photographers for an incredible experience that surely won't disappoint you. I'll also be doing some fun podcasting and panel discussions at the conference. If you're interested, check it out. Also, you can use the code "PAYNE100" for a $100 dollar discount on the conference. I hope to see you there!
 
And lastly, just be warned, Henry is opinionated. Enjoy.

Luka Esenko - Slovenia & Responsible Photo Location Sharing on PhotoHound

Welcome to Episode 141 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's episode features a landscape photographer and software developer from Slovenia, Luka Esenko. Luka is the creator of the new photo location app, PhotoHound. Luka also runs photography workshops in Slovenia and you can learn more about those here.

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

  • Luka's upbringing as the son of a published naturalist and the influence of that on his photography.
  • Stories about photographers and the positive impact they are having.
  • Differences between European photography locations and U.S. locations.
  • How to responsibility share photo locations using PhotoHound.
  • Leading tours in Europe and the changes Luka has seen there over the past decade.
  • and a lot more...

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 week, 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 are the photographers Luka recommended for the podcast:

1. Guy Edwardes: https://www.guyedwardes.com/

2. Jeremy Woodhouse: https://www.pixelchrome.com/

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

Brenda Petrella - Vermont and Outdoor Photography School

Welcome to Episode 131 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. For the full liner notes, visit my website.

This week's episode features a nature photographer and educator living in the State of Vermont - Brenda Petrella. Brenda is the owner of Outdoor Photography School and is a passionate advocate for the Nature First Photography movement. Equipped with a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology, Brenda's goal is to get more women out doing nature and landscape photography. She runs a YouTube channel where she inspires others to love the natural world through photography.
Brenda and I explored several interesting topics this week, including:

  • Her journey as a scientist and making the transition into full-time photography.
  • Why she thinks its important for photographers to unite to protect the subjects we photograph.
  • Her use of the Microsoft Educator Program to create the Human Geography Project.
  • What its like for her to be in Nature.
  • How we can shift our mindset in our culture of consumerism.
  • How to get the next generation excited about photography,
  • and I share a crazy camping story!

On Patreon this week:

  • Brenda and I talk about her approach of non-iconic nature photography - why she chooses, her process, Guy Tal's article on Mindfulness as a photographer, and "forest bathing."

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

Also, I wanted to announce the winner of our recent photography contest over on Patreon. The theme was "changing seasons" - we had two submissions this time - from Jarrod Hills and Michael Ryno. In the end I had to pick Michael's photograph of changing fall color here in Colorado. The vibrant colors and excellent composition won me over. Thanks Michael and Jarrod for your submissions!

I also wanted to tell you about one of the podcast's patrons - Anton Averin. He created an amazing luminosity masking panel called Arc Panel. 

You can try it for free at https://arcpanel.averin.photo

I also have some free copies to give away to listeners! To get one, share a post about the podcast on your social media account and send me a note!

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

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

Here are the photographers that Brenda recommended for the podcast:

1. Melissa Groo 

2. Ashleigh Scully

3. Cristina Mittermeier - Enoughness

4. Amy Gulick

I'm really excited to announce that we have finally reached our $1,000 / mo goal on Patreon and we have officially launched our Landscape Conservation Award

The “F-Stop Collaborate and Listen” podcast Landscape Conservation Award will recognize an individual photographer who is highly involved in conservation issues within their local communities or within the landscape and nature photography community. This can be through their writing, speaking, photography projects, or community organizing efforts. Additionally, this award seeks to recognize an individual that is actively practicing the Nature First Principles. In partnership with our Patreon supporters, the “F-Stop Collaborate and Listen” podcast presents the prestigious honor, which currently consists of at least $1,570. 

So far we have been able to get support from the following awesome companies:

1. Shimoda Designs: Ian and his amazing team at Shimoda have sent me the next generation of their camera backpack, the Action X series. I took it on my recent 11-day fall color photography trip and used it on a 16-mile backpacking overnight and did a review which you can check out in the liner notes. Let's just say I was super impressed with it! Shimoda is donating to the winner of the Landscape Conservation Award a camera bag of their choice, a core unit, and a roller and accessory case - a $779 value!

2. Viewbug: Viewbug is a popular photo sharing and contest website. Members of Viewbug can submit their photographs to specialized contests and win amazing prizes. There are a lot more benefits of membership as well, so check it out. Viewbug is donating a viewbug PRO+ membership to the winner of the award. This is a $179 value.

3. Reed Art & Imaging: Reed is a fine art print lab located in Denver, Colorado. They are my print lab of choice for my high-end acrylic prints. Reed is donating to the winner a $500 credit towards the purchase of a Acrylic Print.

4. Tamron: Tamron is donating to the winner of the Landscape Conservation Award a 45mm f/1.8 Di VC lens- a $599 value!

5. QT Luong: QT Luong is donating a limited edition copy of his award winning photo book, "Treasured Lands."  Treasured Lands is a book about all the 61 U.S. national parks with location/photography notes for each of photograph. This limited edition version is valued at $245.

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

Alister Benn - Expressive Landscape Photography

Welcome to Episode 126 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's episode features one of my favorite photographers hailing from Scotland- Alister Benn

Alister has been teaching landscape photography since 2009. Alister has a refreshing approach and a questioning mind that has formed the foundation of his new photography company, Expressive Photography. Alister is pushing back against the same old teaching approaches used for decades.

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

  • His journey as a landscape photographer.
  • His new company, Expressive Photography.
  • His upcoming partnerships with Alex Noriega, Hans Strand, Ryan Dyar, and Adam Gibbs (to name a few).
  • Established workshop teaching techniques and how they might inhibit creativity.
  • Homogenization in landscape photography.
  • Reconnecting with the landscape - Why are you there?
  • His YouTube Channel
  • ...lots more!

 

Please see the blog at www.mattpaynephotography.com for the full liner notes!

Wayne Suggs - Photographing the Desert Mountains of New Mexico

Welcome to Episode 122 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's episode features a photographer living in Las Cruces, New Mexico, Wayne Suggs

Wayne was introduced to the wonders of nature at an early age by parents who knew the importance of having a relationship with the Great Outdoors. Wayne captures the beauty of the Southwest and shares his images not only for others to enjoy, but to help increase awareness of the necessity to preserve our precious surroundings. 

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Wayne is a workshop leader for Muench Workshops and an all-around great guy. Wayne and I covered a lot of fun ground this week, including:

  • His journey as a landscape photographer.
  • The role we photographers can play in teaching how to respect and protect the natural world.
  • The push to privatize our public lands.
  • The role that workshop leaders should play in teaching protection and minimizing overuse.
  • Talking about one's heroes and how their style influences the way you shoot.
  • How different styles and techniques change in popularity, from processing to intimate landscapes or grand scenes. 
  • Having a private facebook page with good photographers to critique ones work.

Over on Patreon, Wayne and I talked about his passion for photographing rock art (petroglyphs).


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 Wayne recommended for the podcast:

1. Marc Muench.

2. Dewitt Jones.

3. David Muench.

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!

  • Christian Heeb, a Swiss photographing living in the United States.
  • Alister Benn, a photographer from Scotland.
  • Tim Parkin from ON Landscape magazine.
  • Franka Gabler - a photographer from Croatia living in California.
  • Ian Plant...
  • Dylan Fox...
  • And lots more!

I'm really excited to announce that we have finally reached our $1,000 / mo goal on Patreon and we have officially launched our Landscape Conservation Award

The “F-Stop Collaborate and Listen” podcast Landscape Conservation Award will recognize an individual photographer who is highly involved in conservation issues within their local communities or within the landscape and nature photography community. This can be through their writing, speaking, photography projects, or community organizing efforts. Additionally, this award seeks to recognize an individual that is actively practicing the Nature First Principles. In partnership with our Patreon supporters, the “F-Stop Collaborate and Listen” podcast presents the prestigious honor, which currently consists of at least $1,550. 

We aim to grow the total award amount through donations and sponsorships. We are looking for nominations for the award. You can nominate yourself or someone else through the google form found here. Since our launch we have raised $550 towards the award and have garnered some great sponsorships from some great photography brands. 

So far we have been able to get support from the following awesome companies:

Shimoda Designs 

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Shimoda Designs is an adventure camera bag company designed as a reaction to real world adventures rather than those imagined from a comfortable office environment. Shimoda founder Ian Millar is a lifelong explorer, snowboarder and product designer known for developing some of the most innovative camera bags in the world. Shimoda is his new venture which represents the culmination of all his experiences and utilizes the most advanced materials and technologies available to minimize the pain, fatigue and suffering that comes with foul mountain conditions. Shimoda products are a direct reflection and reaction to the outdoor lifestyle that Ian and his adventure photographer friends love so much. Shimoda is donating to the winner of the Landscape Conservation Award a bag of their choice, core unit, roller and accessory case.

Viewbug 

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Viewbug is a popular photo sharing and contest website. Members of Viewbug can submit their photographs to specialized contests and win amazing prizes. There are a lot more benefits of membership as well, so check it out. Viewbug is donating a viewbug PRO+ membership to the winner of the award. This is a $179 value.

We are working on getting more in-kind donations and financial donations to sweeten the pot for the deserving award winner. If you are interested in either, please check out the award page on our website. 

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

David Cobb - Photographing Japanese Gardens and Landscape Photography on through-hikes

Welcome to Episode 117 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week features an absolute legend in the landscape photography business - David Cobb. David is a photographer living in Oregon and is a founding member of the Photo Cascadia Team.David and I covered a lot of fun ground this week, including:

  • His journey as a landscape photographer.
  • Photographing Japanese Gardens (and David's book on it).
  • Long distance through-hiking as a landscape photographer.
  • Photo location sharing and David's excellent blog post about it.
  • The role of the workshop leader.

Over on Patreon, David and I talk about the origins and vision for Photo Cascadia.


Before we get to the show, I wanted to tell you again about one of our Patrons of the podcast - Anton Averin. Anton has developed a luminosity masking panel that is very solid, and a lot more affordable than most others on the market. If you want to give it a try, I have some free copies to give away to anyone that writes a 5-star review of the podcast over on iTunes. Just write the review and send me a note on your platform of choice.

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 will end July 26th, is "mountains and deserts" in honor of a tattoo I'm in the process of getting. Let's see those awesome shots over on our community board!


Here are the photographers that David recommended for the podcast:

1. The Photo Cascadia Team.

2. Jack Dykinga.

3. Christian Heeb.

4. Brian David Griffith.

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

“Public Lands Hate You” - Shaming and Policing Instagram - does it work?

Welcome to Episode 107 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with the person behind the popular Instagram account "Public Lands Hate You!" 

Over the past year, the Instagram account "Public Lands Hate You" has grown exponentially in popularity as we have been seeing more and more people in public land doing things that are damaging these places we all cherish as landscape photographers. "Public Lands Hate You" re-shares photos that are posted to Instagram that showcase people engaging in behavior that is either illegal or is damaging to public lands. 

We had a really fascinating and engaging conversation about why they created Instagram account, what their goal is for the account, their methodologies for showcasing illegal and bad behavior in the outdoors, the psychology behind some of the behavior we see in the outdoors, how to change behavior, the use of shaming vs. education, backlash they have received since creating the account, and a lot more. You can see examples of some of his posts below. 


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, "Public Lands Hate You" shares some fascinating stories about some of the accounts they have interacted with on Instagram and what some of the effects of those interactions were.

To learn more about Public Lands Hate You, check out their website and Instagram account:

Website.

Instagram.

"Public Lands Hate You" recommended listeners check out the account of "everchanginghorizon" on Instagram as a potential future guest. 

They also recommended other Instagram accounts similar to his, including:

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. The theme for the last two weeks was "Earth Day." We had some really fantastic submissions on Patreon, including my favorite from Mark Clafshenkel, Mark posted an image of Exit Glacier in Alaska that really blew me away. You should all check it out! It has everything, in my opinion. A great foreground, a great composition, great light, and a fantastic subject. Most importantly for me, the shot is quite unique! Nice job Mark! Here is what Mark had to say about it: "Here's a favorite hike along Exit Glacier toward the 300 mile long, 100 mile wide Harding Ice Field. It's a 9 mile roundtrip hike with an elevation gain of about 3300 feet."

All right - let's talk about the theme for the next two weeks. I want to see your photos that best represent a subject that is "back-lit." I'll send the winner some awesome stickers that Phill Monson created. 

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

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!

Chuck Haney - 25 years of Photographing Montana

Welcome to Episode 103 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Chuck Haney!

Chuck Haney is a professional freelance photographer/writer/videographer based in the heart of the Rocky Mountains in Whitefish, Montana. Chuck has been a landscape photographer for over 25 years and has published several books and his photos have appeared on the cover of many publications. Chuck travels extensively across America in pursuit of the finest and most intriguing images. His provocative use of natural light in landscape work along with wildlife, birds and outdoor sports images have drawn national acclaim and have landed him many assignments with leading publications, travel bureaus and companies. 

In this episode of the podcast, we sit down with Chuck to talk about how landscape photography has changed in the past 25 years and what we think is coming on the horizon. We also talked a lot about NANPA (North America Nature Photography Association), the upcoming release of the Nature First movement, and tons more!


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, Chuck and I talk about what it is like to live in northern Montana and what it is like to photograph that amazing state.

To learn more about Chuck, check him out:

Website.

Instagram.

Here are the photographers that Chuck recommended for the podcast:

1. John Shaw.

2. Donald Jones.

3. Jason Savage.

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

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!

Aaron Feinberg - Landscape Photography in Kauai

Welcome to Episode 091 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Aaron Feinberg!

I had the chance to catch up with Aaron in his gallery in Poipu Kauai and it was an amazing experience. Aaron is one of my favorite photographers and has some incredibly inspiring images from the island of Kauai. 

We covered some fun topics this week, including:

1. Gallery Life.

2. Digital Manipulation. Here is a link to Aaron's article we discussed. 

3. Impacts from location sharing.

4. Sharing work on social media.

5. Beards!

6. Following other photographer's work.

7. Drones.


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, Aaron and I talk about being a photographer at Burning Man and his Burning Man photography project.

To learn more about Aaron, check him out:

Website.

Instagram.

Here are the photographers that Aaron recommended for the podcast:

1. Brian Rueb.

2. Drew Hopper.

Some examples of Aaron's photography can be seen on my blog at www.mattpaynephotography.com

I love hearing from the podcast listeners! Reach out to me via 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! 

Greg Russell - Landscape Photography in Wilderness Areas

Welcome to Episode 089 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Greg Russell!

Greg is a photographer and science teacher living in Southern California. Greg has been devoting a lot of time photographing wilderness areas in California and has been documenting that on his website, alpenglowimagesphotography.com. Greg and I sat down to discuss his project and to hear from Greg on the importance of deserts, conservation issues, and lots more. Greg’s work focuses primarily on the landscapes of the American West, with special emphasis on the Southwest and high deserts of the Colorado Plateau. 

We covered some fun topics this week, including:

1. The history and relationship between public lands and landscape photography.

2. The role of photographers as public lands advocates.

3. Greg's Wilderness Project.

4. Resources for photographers interested in staying involved and becoming educated on public lands issues.


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, Greg and discuss the challenges and processes for finding interesting subjects to photograph close to home.

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

Website.

Instagram.

Here are the photographers that Greg recommended for the podcast:

1. Allister Benn

2. Royce Howland.

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

I love hearing from the podcast listeners! Reach out to me via 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! 

Scott McCook - Aerial Landscape Photography

Welcome to Episode 088 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Scott McCook!

Scott McCook is a landscape and aerial photographer living in Perth, Western Australia. I have been a huge fan of Scott's work for many years now; however, his recent aerial photography projects have been absolutely mind-blowing and incredible to follow. As such, I was elated when he agreed to come into the podcast to talk about his journey as an aerial photographer. We really dug deep into the topic of aerial photography and I think anyone even remotely interested in that topic will really like this episode. 

We covered some fun topics this week, including:

1. The landscape of Western Australia and why it lends itself to aerial photography.

2. How our imagery can get people to think deeper about the landscape.

3. The pros/cons of helicopters / planes / drones for aerial photography.

4. Mining and the environment - how aerials can show us these places and how we think about them.

5. Processing / workflow and how boundaries impacts that.

Please consider supporting the podcast on Patreon! If you enjoyed the content from this podcast episode, there's even more over on Patreon for those supporting the podcast. This week on Patreon, Scott shares his techniques, settings, and tips on how to take aerial photographs. 

Jannick Clausen - Landscape Photography Contests & Institutions

Welcome to Episode 082 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen with Jannick Clausen!

Jannick is an accredited master photographer based in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. He is also the 2016 AIPP Australian Landscape Photographer of the Year. Jannick and I have been trying to get him on the podcast for months and we were finally able to get over the time zone hurdle and make it happen. It was such a great conversation, I'm sure you will agree!

We covered some great topics this week, including:

1. Submitting photos to contests. 

2. The importance of belonging to a professional photography institution. 

3. Jannick's dad's struggle and death from cancer and how that influenced his photography.

4. Leave No Trace Principles. 

5. Using Capture One Pro to edit photos. You can use the code "AMBCLAUSEN" to get 10% off Capture One Pro. 


Please consider supporting the podcast on Patreon! There's a ton of bonus content over there for subscribers! Your support is critical - it helps with production costs and to improve the podcast over time. Thanks! Even $1 / mo helps a lot! 

Over on Patreon this week, Jannick and I talked about the pros and cons of shooting locally vs. travelling.

 

Phill Monson - Leave it Better & Wilderness Conservation

Welcome to Episode 078 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen with Phill Monson!

Phill is a fantastic landscape photographer and graphic designer residing in Utah taking lead with the "Leave It Better" campaign where he is trying to instill the value of leaving it better than you found it in the outdoors. Phill's photography is fantastic, and, he is becoming well-known for his work on a line of stickers and apparel promoting outdoor stewardship through his company Entrada Outdoor Company.  

We covered some great topics this week, including:

1. His "Leave it Better" campaign.

2. Wilderness Conservation.

3. The State of Landscape Photography.

4. Social Media's role in landscape photography.

5. Start with Why by Simon Sinek.


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! Thanks!

Over on Patreon this week, Phill talks about starting his own company with all of the challenges and rewards to be found there and his love and work as a graphic artist.

For the full liner notes and links, head over to my blog at www.mattpaynephotography.com

Hans Strand - Aerial Landscape Photography in Iceland

Welcome to Episode 074 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen with Hans Strand!

Hans Strand, born in 1955 in Marmaverken, Sweden. In 1990, after a nine-year career in mechanical engineering he decided to devote his life to landscape photography. Its a change he never regretted. Hans has always felt himself drawn to the untamed and unmanipulated emotions and expressions that he finds in nature. He often says: ”The wilderness is the mother of all living things. It is always true and never trivial.” Hans' work takes him to diverse places worldwide; from polar deserts to steaming rain-forests and expansive deserts. The internationally awarded landscape photography is seldom a portrait of a place, but an expression of forces that create and mold a landscape. His pictures, frozen in a static frame, still tell a story of movement, time and evolution. Lately his photography has also taken a course away from the untouched and wild nature and focused more on people´s influences on ecosystems. Photographs of water pollution and the visual magic of man-made agricultural landscapes have become an important ingredient in his in recent work.

We covered some great topics this week, including:

1. Aerial photography and the differences / similarities with land-based photography.

2. His amazing Iceland aerial photography book.

3. Landscape photography - impressing vs. story-telling.

4. The state of landscape photography.

5. Intimate landscape photography vs. grand scenic.


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!

Over on Patreon this week, Hans and I discussed his current photography's focus on man's influence on ecosystems.

To learn more about Hans and see his photography, check out the liner notes over on my blog at www.mattpaynephotography.com

David Hunter & Bridget Fithian - Land Trusts & Landscape Photography

Welcome to Episode 068 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen with David Hunter & Bridget Fithian!

David Hunter is a landscape photographer and photo-naturalist from Fresno, CA. David photographs wildlife, with an emphasis on endangered and threatened species, for the purpose of documentation, conservation, and education. He has partnered with the Sierra Foothill Conservancy to showcase the beauty of the lands that the Conservancy protects in their land trust. Bridget Fithian, the Executive Director of the Conservancy, joined the two of us on the podcast to talk about their partnership, its purpose, and benefits. We also talked about how the rest of us landscape photographers can leverage our talents to promote the work that other similar non-profits are doing. 

We covered some great topics this week, including:

1. What are land trusts? 

2. How can photographers give their photography a purpose?

3. How to partner with non-profits as landscape photographers.

4. David's work with the Sierra Foothill Conservancy - here is his Flickr album

Over on Patreon this week, David, Bridget, and I discussed Artist in Residency programs - what they are about, and how you can get into one as a landscape photographer.

Here is a link to the Land Trust Alliance where you can find a Land Trust near you to help out with.

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 David, check out his online presence:

Flickr.

Instagram.

Here are some artists that David recommended for the podcast:

1. Morgan Heim.

2. Karine Aigner.

3. Dewitt Jones.

Some examples of David's photography can be seen in the show notes on my blog at www.mattpaynephotography.com

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 Canales - Astro Landscape Photography & More

Welcome to Episode 067 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen with Ben Canales!

Ben Canales is a fantastic photographer and videographer living in Portland, Oregon and is widely considered to be one of the pioneers of modern digital night photography. Ben is a partner of a video company called Uncage the Soul Productions where he creates incredible time-lapse and video productions for companies all over the world. You can see the full library of amazing productions over on Vimeo.

I believe this is one of the best podcast episodes we've recorded to-date!

We covered some great topics this week, including:

1. Ben's journey into night photography.

2. How night photography has evolved.

3. Shooting night video.

4. Framing and composition differences between photography, time-lapse, and video.

5. Location tagging on social media.

6. Abusing locations for our benefit.

7. Creativity, conformity, and the interesting new Instagram page "@Insta_Repeat"

Over on Patreon this week, Ben and I had a fabulous conversation - he answered several listener questions from our Facebook group, explained how he keeps inspired to do night photography, and handled a delicate and complex question regarding responsibility. 

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.

Vimeo.

Here are some artists that Ben recommended for the podcast:

1. Zeb Andrews.

2. Rachel Jones Ross.

3. Tracy Lee.

4. Kayla Sulek.

Some examples of Ben's photography can be seen on my blog post at https://www.mattpaynephotography.com/blog/2018/7/f-stop-collaborate-and-listen-episode-67---ben-canales

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! 

Morag Paterson & Ted Leeming - Landscape Photography Projects

Episode 065 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen with Morag Paterson & Ted Leeming!

Ted and Morag have worked both collaboratively and as individuals for over 12 years now and exhibit their work around the world, with their fine art prints featuring in many private collections.

They lead dynamic and friendly photographic trips and workshops in association with Ocean Capture. Currently these are based in the UK as well as Iceland, Italy, the Faroe Islands, Croatia, South America and China. They also offer private tuition and tours, for groups and individuals as well as a dedicated mentoring programs and portfolio reviews. In recognition of the fact that travel photography can have a negative environmental impact, all of their trips include carbon offset. Leeming and Paterson live between Liguria in Italy and rural south-west Scotland on their zero footprint small holding. They built their own eco-house powered and heated by its own wind turbine. Their land is now fenced and reverting from agricultural pasture to native woodland with over 3000 trees planted, whilst a poly tunnel provides year round vegetables for the table. This venue and lifestyle form the inspiration for the "Zero Footprint" project. 

We covered some great topics this week, including:

1. How Morag & Ted got into landscape photography.

2. Abstract Impressionism photography.

3. Their Zero Footprint project & climate change.

4. Collaborating with each other as artists.

Over on Patreon this week, we had a fabulous conversation about selecting photo projects to work on, how to approach them, how to sustain them, and how to curate them for presentation.

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 Morag & Ted, check out their online presence:

Website.

Instagram.

Facebook group for Zero Footprints.

Here are some artists that Morag & Ted recommended for the podcast:

1. James Balog

2. Jan Tove

3. Valda Bailey

4. Doug Chinnery

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! 

Rajesh Jyothiswaran - Bias & Discrimination in Landscape Photography

Episode 064 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen with Rajesh Jyothiswaran!

Rajesh Jyothiswaran is a self taught photographer born out of a chance realization of his own latent photography skills when a smartphone photo of his native plant garden in the suburbs of Dallas, Texas went viral led to the purchase of his first DSLR. His interests range from macro to astro though landscape and astrophotography in places rarely photographed excite him the most.  Photography has taken him on a path of self-discovery, learning, and meaningful friendships across the world. His images have been displayed at several exhibitions, He has also won several awards for his work including the 2017 International Landscape Photographer of the Year Top 101 award and a Top 10 finalist in the Smithsonian 15th Annual Photo Contest. Born and raised in India, Rajesh lives in North Texas with his wife and two daughters. He aspires to continue growing as an artist and be a source of inspiration to others.

We covered some great topics this week, including:

1. How Rajesh got into landscape photography.

2. Challenges as a landscape photographer in Texas.

3. Bias and discrimination in landscape photography.

4. Recognition and its importance for photographers.

Over on Patreon this week, Rajesh and I had a fabulous conversation about a recent controversy he was involved in when he posted a photo of Mobius Arch with people standing on it.

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 Rajesh, check out his online presence:

Website.

Instagram.

Here are some artists that Rajesh recommended for the podcast:

1. Kathleen Croft.

2. Chris Moore.

3. Matt Meisenheimer.

Some examples of Rajesh'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! 

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! 

Erwin Buske - Finding Your Vision in Landscape Photography

Episode 062 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen with Erwin Buske!

Erwin is a landscape photographer based out of Fairwood, Washington. His goal is to capture the essence of the landscape through the lens of his inner vision. Erwin started his photographic journey at an early age with a simple goal to share my vision of the incredible landscapes he was witnessing on my many backpacking and hiking trips. His motto as a photographer is the same as the Sierra Club-to leave no trace, respecting the landscape he is photographing, and keeping it pristine for future generations. Erwin often leads hikes for children deep into the cascades helping cultivate the appreciation of the outdoors in our next generation.

We covered some great topics this week, including:

1. How Erwin got into landscape photography and his evolution as an artist.

2. Finding your photographic vision.

3. Leave No Trace ethics.

Over on Patreon this week, Erwin and I had a fabulous conversation about backpacking and how that influences our gear choices. If you're looking to get into backpacking, it is a great listen!

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 Erwin, check out his online presence:

Website.

Instagram.

Here are some artists that Erwin recommended for the podcast:

1. Valerie Millett.

2. Michael Gordon.

3. Sigma Sreedharan.

4. Trevor Anderson.

Some examples of Erwin'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! 

Len Metcalf - Teaching Black and White Landscape Photography

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

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

We covered some great topics this week, including:

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

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

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

To learn more about Len:

Website

Instagram

Facebook

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

Tim Parkin

Mark Littlejohn

David Ward

Chris Bell

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

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

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.

Darwin Wiggett & Samantha Chrysanthou - The League of Landscape Photographers

Episode 042 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen with Alberta Canada-based landscape photographers Darwin Wiggett and Samantha Chrysanthou! I have been really getting into the message that both Darwin and Samantha have been spreading through their photography and efforts with The League magazine relating to ethics in the field. The topic has come up frequently on the podcast and I really wanted to get them on the show to dive deeper into the topic and feel out their perspective.

Samantha and Darwin are the founders and creators of oopoomoo have collectively been involved in photography education for over thirty years. In 2012 the two decided to join forces and meet a glaring need in the photo industry – to create a photography site that teaches original creative expression within a larger framework of what it means to be creative in today’s world. They called this website oopoomoo. According to Sam and Darwin, “we live in a time of unbridled consumption with far-reaching impacts on the planet, our fellow species and our children’s lives. Living the oopoomoo life means pursuing our unique, creative gifts with an awareness of the fact that we all live within a precious and fragile larger community”. As an offshoot of the oopoomoo philosophy Sam and Darwin have created a print outlet for artistic and ethically captured landscape photography called League Magazine which promotes excellence in photography and a love of nature as an ethical value. On both oopoomoo and in League, Sam and Darwin feature the stories and images of photographers who undergo the daily heroics necessary to live their best creative and ethical life. Sam and Darwin have received rave reviews for their fun and informative photo seminars, eBooks and eCourses on living the creative life in photography.

We covered some great topics this week, including:

  • Samantha and Darwin's journey into landscape photography and oopoomoo
  • Ethics in nature photography
  • The League Magazine - its purpose and inspiration
  • The tension between various ethical principles
  • Creating images that start conversations

Special announcements: Please consider supporting the podcast on Patreon! Let’s keep the conversations going! I recently set a goal of $1,000 in monthly contributions which I will use to seed a $1,000 landscape conversation award. This will only be possible if people contribute on Patreon!

Additionally, we have collaborated with The League Magazine. 

$50 supporters of the podcast on Patreon will get you a free subscription to The League if you sign up on Patreon between now and the end of February, 2018. The League subscription would normally cost you $50, so basically you are getting it for free while supporting the podcast!

Supporters already at the $50 level will get the subscription too!

League is an annual collectors’ compendium of unique, thoughtful photographic art comprised primarily of work from the League of Landscape Photographers. Two key principles underpin the publication: contributors espouse a mindful, ethical code of behavior in creating photographic work; and contributors wrestle with or promote dialogue about contemporary issues facing humans and the landscape.

Lastly, I am happy to announce that I'm now a Formatt-Hitech filter ambassador. Listeners to the podcast get 10% off their order if they use the code "PAYNE10" - thanks for supporting the podcast!

To learn more about Samantha and Darwin:

Website

Facebook

Here is the artist that they would like to hear on the podcast:

Freeman Patterson

Some examples of their 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!

Eric Bennett - Using Landscape Photography for Good

Episode 041 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen with Utah-based landscape photographer Eric Bennett! I've been a huge fan of Eric's photography for quite a long time! Eric also might be one of the funniest guys I've ever chatted with online - his sense of humor is incredible, and I think it translated nicely onto the podcast format. Eric has been recommended to be on the podcast by many photographers and I think if you've never seen his work before, you should go take a look immediately - it is world class! 

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

  • How Eric got into Landscape Photography
  • How photography can help preserve our wilderness
  • Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument
  • Becoming a full-time professional photographer and the concept that money is the result of the cause and not the cause of the result
  • Backpacking
  • The pros and cons of travelling for long amounts of time as a photographer
  • Collaboration vs. competition

Special announcements: Please consider supporting the podcast on Patreon! Let’s keep the conversations going! I recently set a goal of $1,000 in monthly contributions which I will use to seed a $1,000 landscape conversation award. This will only be possible if people contribute on Patreon!

Additionally, we have collaborated with The League Magazine. 

$50 supporters of the podcast on Patreon will get you a free subscription to The League if you sign up on Patreon between now and the end of February, 2018. The League subscription would normally cost you $50, so basically you are getting it for free while supporting the podcast!

Supporters already at the $50 level will get the subscription too!

League is an annual collectors’ compendium of unique, thoughtful photographic art comprised primarily of work from the League of Landscape Photographers. Two key principles underpin the publication: contributors espouse a mindful, ethical code of behavior in creating photographic work; and contributors wrestle with or promote dialogue about contemporary issues facing humans and the landscape.

Lastly, I am happy to announce that I'm now a Formatt-Hitech filter ambassador. Listeners to the podcast get 10% off their order if they use the code "PAYNE10" - thanks for supporting the podcast!

To learn more about Eric:

His Website

Facebook

Instagram

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

Mark Handy

Dag Ole Nordhaug

Mason Cummings

Scott McCook

Patrick McDonald

Some examples of Eric'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!

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.

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!

Dani Lefrançois - Landscape Photography in Banff

Episode 023 with Banff, Alberta, Canada-based landscape photographer, Dani Lefrançois. Dani was really patient and persistent about being a guest on the podcast, which I really appreciated quite a lot! She was a really fun guest on the show - our conversation felt like we were two old friends. Her photography is quite inspiring and worth taking a look at if you have never seen her work before. Dani even inspired me to have a great idea, which I hope to reveal someday! 

We covered some really great topics this week, and spent a lot of time discussing workshops, drones, and more.

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

  1. Our mutual love of Fireweed
  2. Her workshop buisiness
  3. The photography of Viktoria Haack
  4. The photography of Jaclyn Tanemura
  5. The photography of Peter Coskun
  6. The photography of Alex Nail

To learn more about Dani:

Facebook

Her website

Instagram

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

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

Dani Lefrancois

Mike Sanchez - Leave No Trace in Landscape Photography

Episode 019 with Scottsdale, Arizona based landscape photographer, Mike Sanchez. I have been appreciating Mike's excellent night photography for awhile now and thought he would be an excellent guest on the podcast! His images speak for themselves, and Mike was a thought-provoking guest. Mike picked up photography as a hobby in 2008, but it really became a passion only a few short years ago in 2014, when he received his first Nikon and started shooting night photography. Since then, it has transformed his life and given him a deeper sense of purpose.

We covered some really great topics, including social media's positive influence on his photography journey, how he got into night photography, conservation of the environment and the interplay with landscape photography, and much more!

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

  1. Leave No Trace Ethics
  2. Arizona Highways Feature Article
  3. The photography of Joel Hazleton
  4. The photography of Jack Dykinga
  5. The photography of Michael Fatali

Mike's work can be found on:

Facebook

His website

Instagram

Here's some examples of his amazing photography. Enjoy! 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.

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

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Candace Dyar - Connection to the Landscape as a Photographer

Episode 017 with Washington-based landscape photographer, Candace Dyar. When Candace agreed to be on the podcast, I was quite excited! I've been following her amazing work for years and could not wait to have a conversation with her. Candace was born and raised in Ohio and has had an intense love for the natural world. As a young adult, Candace grew a fondness for the fine arts and went on to attain a degree in Art History. The Hudson River School, and great landscape painter Albert Bierstadt inspired her and she was also drawn to the highly imaginative, dream-like atmospheres from Surrealist artists such as Giorgio de Chirico and Salvador Dali. Her artistic background significantly contributes to her vision as a photographer and it is a goal of hers to portray a “painterly” type of style within her work. Based in Washington State for over a decade, Candace first discovered her passion for photography while venturing out in the wilderness of the Pacific Northwest. An avid hiker, she constantly yearns to explore new areas while also hoping to provide a unique vision through her photography, and is passionate about photographing the diversity of wilderness areas in their entirety. Her goal as a photographer is to reach viewers on an emotional level, while also spreading awareness of the necessity and vitality of the natural and last true wild places that many either take for granted or might never experience at all.

We covered some really great topics, including conservation, connection to the landscape as a photographer, how photography is a therapeutic tool, what it is like to be a woman landscape photographer, and more. 

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

  1. The photography of Iron Tazz Scaggs
  2. Yankee Boy Basin

Candace's work can be found on:

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Her website

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Here's some examples of her amazing photography. Enjoy! Please do rate the podcast on iTunes and Stitcher!

You can also 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.

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

Guy Tal - The Sacredness of the Natural World in Landscape Photography

Episode 016 with Utah-based landscape photographer, and writer, Guy Tal. I can't tell you how excited I was to get Guy on the podcast! His writing about landscape photography has been an inspiration for years. Guy believes that the practice of creative pursuits manifests not only in the making of art, but also has the ability to transform and enrich life, facilitate meaningful and rewarding experiences, and foster contentment and satisfaction through lifelong discovery and learning. Our conversation was thought-provoking to say the least! We covered the topics of conservation, how Guy found his love for photography and the landscape, and the sacredness of experiencing the natural world.  

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

  1. Eliot Porter  - A Place No One Knew
  2. Edward Weston
  3. Guy Tal's book: More Than a Rock

Guy's work can be found on:

Facebook

His website

Here's some examples of his amazing photography. Enjoy! Please do rate the podcast on iTunes and Stitcher!

You can also 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.

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

 

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