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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

Tim Parkin - OnLandscape Magazine

Welcome to Episode 124 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's episode features a large format and digital photographer living in Scotland - Tim Parkin. Tim and his wife Charlotte publish the popular online landscape photography magazine, OnLandscape

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

  • His journey as a photographer.
  • The challenges and benefits of shooting large format film.
  • Digital manipulation in film photography like that of Jerry Uelsmann.
  • The parallels between music genres and landscape photography.
  • All about OnLandscape Magazine including the YouTube Videos of their Conference.

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

On Patreon this week, Tim and I talked about his 365 project and how we both look at photography and how our tastes are informed. 

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. 

Over on Patreon we have also been doing themed photo contests where patrons submit photographs based on a theme. The theme for the past few weeks has been "Nemesis" and patrons have shared their images of their nemesis - a subject that they have tried for years to get the best images of and it has eluded them but also inspired them to keep going back for more. There were a lot of awesome submissions this time around from great photographers including Bob Miller, Jarrod Hills, Jon Whitaker, and Michael Ryno. In the end, I had to choose the photo from Bob Miller as the winner. Bob stated, "If I had to pick a nemesis it would be Saguaro National Park in Arizona. I always come back with images I like but few that I love. I think this may be my personal favorite from SNP. I tracked this storm for 2 days knowing the cold would move through very quickly. It started coming down hard just as I entered SNP east and just after they closed the park. The rangers allowed us to continue through and it continued to snow for about an hour. 
Within 2 hours there was no snow to be seen. Anywhere in the park."

Thanks for all of your submissions! 

The next theme, which will end on October 18th, is "Changing Seasons." Let's see your interpretation on the theme over on our community board. I'll send the winner a $20 gift card. 

Here are the photographers that Tim recommended for the podcast:

1. Theo Bosboom.

2. Alister Benn.

3. Charles Cramer

4. Charlie Waite.

5. Sandra Bartocha.

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!

  • Rachel Jones Ross - a Canadian Photographer. 
  • Aaron Nace, founder of Phlearn.
  • Alister Benn, a photographer from Scotland.
  • Brenda Petrella, a photographer from Vermont.
  • 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 $1,570. 

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 linked in the liner notes. 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:

Current Sponsors:

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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 - a $779 value!

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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.

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Reed Art & Imaging is a fine art print lab located in Denver, Colorado. They are my print lab of choice for my high-end acrylic prints. Reed employs a unique technology for their acrylic prints that no other print lab in the United States uses called Diasec. The results are stunning. I also believe that Reed has some of the best customer service in the business and I recommend them to everyone I talk to! Reed is donating to the winner of the Landscape Conversation Award a $500 credittowards the purchase of a Diasec Acrylic Print.

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Tamron is a camera lens manufacturer and makes some of the world's best lenses for landscape and nature photography. Tamron is donating to the winner of the Landscape Conservation Award a 45mm f/1.8 Di VC lens- a $599 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.


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Gavin Hardcastle - Vlogging / Finding Meaning in Photography

Welcome to Episode 093 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Gavin Hardcastle!

Gavin is an awesome photographer living in Vancouver Island, BC, Canada, originally from England. Gavin is one of the funniest landscape photographers in the game and it showed on this episode. What a hilarious episode! You'll love it for sure.

We covered some fun topics this week, including:

1. Flickr.

2. Vlogging.

3. Wildlife encounters.

4. Shooting Forests.

5. Finding meaning in your photography.

6. Our inspirations.

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, Gavin and I talked about who our inspirations are in the photography realm.

To learn more about this episode, visit my blog at www.mattpaynephotography.com

Thomas Heaton - Icons / YouTube / Social Media

Welcome to Episode 087 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Thomas Heaton!

Thomas is a landscape and travel photographer living in North East England with his wife, Charlotte, and  his dog Monty. Thomas enjoys most things that can be done in the outdoors. Second to photography, another passion of Thomas' is rock climbing where he partakes in 3 disciplines; sport, trad & bouldering. Thomas is well-known for his YouTube channel where he has garnered a very large following due to his entertaining and educational videos. 

We covered some fun topics this week, including:

1. Landscape photography tunnel vision and iconic locations.

2. His journey onto the YouTube platform and his advice for others for growing engagement.

3. Social media advice.

4. Grad filters - yay or nay?

5. Location copying and the environmental impacts on those locations.


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, Thomas answered many questions posed in our Facebook group, including his absolute best/favorite landscape photography experiences. We also talk about his displeasure with his Canon setup and what he is considering as an alternative, and staying inspired to shoot locally.

Visit my blog at www.mattpaynephotography.com for the full liner notes and examples of Thomas' amazing photography! Thanks for listening!

Alex Nail - Photographing Hard to Reach Locations

Episode 040 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen with England-based landscape photographer Alex Nail! I've been a huge fan of Alex's photography for quite a long time! Alex is also a mountain guy and takes images from hard to reach places that are absolutely inspiring. I first stumbled onto Alex's work when I was a guest editor over on 500px and immediately made one of his photos an editor's choice! Alex is one of the most down-to-earth artists I've spoken to and just oozes authenticity. We had such a great conversation (one of my favorites). 

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

  • How Alex got into Landscape Photography
  • Photographing hard to reach places
  • Time-lapse photography
  • Keeping his work fresh while trying to promote his book without sharing images from the book
  • Critique
  • The "online arms race" for self promotion and its impact on landscape photography
  • The difference in processing styles between USA and European artists

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 Alex:

His Website

Facebook

Instagram

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

Hougaard Malan

Arlid Heitmann

Some examples of Alex'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.

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