F-Stop Collaborate and Listen

Nick Carver - Soul-Searching for Personally Meaningful Photographs

Welcome to episode 163 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

This week's episode features a landscape and architecture photographer living in Orange County, California. Nick Carver has been entrenched in photography since 2006 when he dove head first into business side of photography where he was met with many challenges. Nick almost gave up after several years of teaching for people on Craigslist until he made some difficult realizations about his work... Nick and I had a wonderful conversation this week and covered a wide variety of topics, including:

  • His beginnings in photography.
  • How he transitioned into architecture photography to make money.
  • How he looked at his work and made some painful realizations that almost caused him to quit.
  • His path of soul-searching and why he actually makes photographs.
  • The resurgence in film photography.
  • His YouTube channel (which is highly entertaining).
  • ... and much, much more

Over on Patreon this week, Nick and I talk about the nuances of website portfolio design and his approach to showcasing his work.

I hope you enjoy our conversation!

Here is who Nick recommended for the podcast:

1. Carlos Beltran.


Other items mentioned on the show:

1. Out of Chicago LIVE!

2. NPN Free 60-Day Trial.


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

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


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

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

Michael Bollino & Paul Bowman - Group Photo Road Trips

Welcome to Episode 102 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Michael Bollino & Paul Bowman!

I just returned from a 8-day photography trip with some of my favorite landscape photography friends, including this week's guests, Michael Bollino and Paul Bowman, both incredible photographers in their own right. Michael is a returning guest from episode 6 and Paul is a new comer to the podcast. Both of these fine gentlemen hail from Portland, Oregon, where we all used to drink many a beers together at Horse Brass on Belmont Street. If you get a chance, check out their photography, it will knock you off your feet! 

This week, we revisit some of our adventures from our trip and talk all about the advantages and disadvantages of doing group photography trips and how to maximize your success on one. Warning, some mild profanity is present on this week's 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 (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, we talked about some of our favorite stories from our group photography trips. 

To learn more about Michael, check him out:

Website.

Instagram.

To learn more about Paul, check him out:

Website.

Instagram.

Here are the photographers that Michael and Paul recommended for the podcast:

1. Art Wolfe

2. David Cobb

3. Scott Krantz

4. Jason Hummel

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

Sean Parker - Arizona’s Dark Skies

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

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

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

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We covered some fun topics this week, including:

1. How Sean got his start as a photographer.

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

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

4. Working with brands.

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

6. Location sharing.

7. Time-lapse photography.

8. Night photography composites.

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

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

Please consider supporting the podcast on Patreon! There's a ton of bonus content over there for subscribers! Your support is critical - it helps with production costs and to improve the podcast over time. Thanks! Even $1 / mo helps a lot! We are growing closer to our goal of getting to $1,000/mo in support, at which point I will create an award to be given to a photographer that is a champion of conservation. Help us get there!

This week on Patreon, Sean and I talked about star trails and time-lapse photography.

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

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! 

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