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Cody Duncan - Norway Landscape Photography

Welcome to Episode 081 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen with Cody Duncan!

Cody Duncan is an award-winning landscape photographer living in Lofoten, Norway. Though he was born and raised under the bright Californian sun, the last decade of his life has often seen him traveling to the wilds of northern Europe, where he's inspired by the mixture of landscape, weather, history, and culture. In early 2016, after over 20 visits in the previous 15 years, he was finally able to move to the Lofoten Islands in northern Norway. 

We covered some great topics this week, including:

1. His journey to Lofoten, Norway as a photographer.

2. Social media's effect on locations.

3. The impact of nature photography on Lofoten.

4. Cultural differences between Norway and the USA from the perspective of a photographer.


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, Cody and I talked about photographing the Aurora Borealis.

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

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

Dave Soldano - Photographing Icons

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

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

We covered some great topics this week, including:

1. A different take on photographing the icons.

2. What photography means to people.

3. A different take on workshops.

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

5. Using the human element in your landscape photography.

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

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

To learn more about Dave:

Website

Instagram

Facebook

American Photo Treks workshops

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

1. Doug Bennett

2. Jeff Johnson

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

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