F-Stop Collaborate and Listen

Tara Workman - Finding Your Own Path in Landscape Photography as a Hobbyist

Welcome to episode 187 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. 

This week on the podcast, I was joined by a hobbyist photographer known as My Bajan Eye on Instagram - Tara Workman.

Despite her self-proclamation as being a hobbyist, Tara's photography is some of the best you'll find these days. It feels personal, unique, and has some really great qualities. Tara is a physician living in Portland, Oregon and she uses photography as a mental health break. She's also African American. 

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

  • Her start as a landscape photographer in the age of social media,
  • Photography as a hobby and the benefits to that approach,
  • Making time for photography as a person with a full-time job,
  • Finding your own path as a photographer and the powerful influence of social media,
  • Her transition to abstracts and smaller scenes,
  • Learning how to not care about likes on Instagram,
  • Being inspired by other photographers without copying them,
  • And, her experience as a black woman in landscape photography.

Over on Patreon this week, join over 140 of your peers in supporting the podcast financially and listen to Tara and I talk about how photography taught her how to see beauty in the natural world.

I hope you enjoy our conversations.

For more show notes, to see Tara's amazing photographs, a listing of her recommended photographers, and ways to support the podcast, head over to my blog.

Felix Inden - Balancing Full-Time Work with Part-Time Professional Landscape Photography

Welcome to episode 175 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. 

This week's episode features a photographer from Germany. His multi-cultural background and laid-back attitude lend to a fantastic body of amazing imagery. 

Welcome Felix Inden to the show.

Felix was born in Spain, raised in Chile and Germany, and has a healthy obsession with photographing above the arctic circle. Felix also has a massive following on Instagram, where he showcases his wonderful photography from those places. 
Felix and I discuss some interesting topics, including:

  • How he got his start in landscape photography,
  • Balancing a full-time job with part-time professional photography,
  • Stories of photographing above the arctic circle in Lofoten, the Faroe Islands, etc.,
  • His views and thoughts as an international photographer,
  • Global Elite Photographer
  • Building his following on Instagram,
  • ... and more!

Over on Patreon this week, Felix and I talk about the challenges and rewards of creating video content for a new YouTube channel.

Speaking of Patreon, wanted to let you know about a special offer I have on Patreon. Right now, you can pledge for a full year at a time and save 15% on your Patreon membership. I think it is a great way to support me and the podcast, and it saves you a little money in the process. Thanks to those of you that have already done this, including Drew Harbaugh, Sarah Marino & Ron Coscorossa, Jeanie Sumrall-Ajero, John Dodson, and Jeffrey Anderson. You're awesome. I've already taken these pledges and reinvested them into the show by purchasing a transcription service, which you can see at the end of each episode's show notes here on the blog. While not 100% accurate, it is pretty slick. Listeners can read & search through it interactively on the widget. The player highlights what word is playing, and you can click to play from any word in the episode. I will soon release a link that allows you to search the entire history of the podcast for keywords as well. Have fun with it!

I hope you enjoy our conversations!

Here are the people that Felix recommended for the podcast:

1. Kilian Schönberger

2. Tobias Hägg

3. Stian Klo

4. Arild Heitmann

5. Bruno Pisani

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

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

Joseph Roybal - Harnessing the Power of Mentor-ship and Relationships in Landscape Photography

Welcome to episode 170 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. 

This week's episode features a photographer living in Denver Colorado. 

Joseph Roybal focuses on landscape photography and successfully partners with a variety of product brands by marrying his photographic skills with his people skills to make a living in the craft of photography. Joseph and I met at Out of Yosemite where he was representing Breakthrough Filters as a professional photographer. 

Joseph and I discuss some interesting topics, including:

  • The importance and value of mentorship.
  • The importance and value of relationships.
  • How to cultivate relationships in the landscape photography field.
  • Balancing the demands of work, relationships, and photography.
  • Growth through landscape photography.
  • ... and more!

Over on Patreon this week, Joseph and I discuss photo resolutions needed for printing and our various workflows for preparing a file for printing. You too can gain access to this and 100+ other bonus episodes by supporting the show on Patreon.

I hope you enjoy our conversations!

Here is the person that Joseph recommended for the podcast:

1. Kelly Calvillo.


Other items mentioned on the show:

1. Arc Panel.

2. My YouTube Channel.

3. Nature Photographer's Network.


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

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


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

Sarah Lyndsay - How to Become an Instagram Sensation

Welcome to Episode 156 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

This week, I had a fantastic conversation with Sarah Lyndsay. Sarah Lyndsay is a Canadian landscape, portrait, and wedding photographer and Instagram star

We had a great chat this week and covered some fun topics:

  • Landscape photography completely changed her life and Sarah shared her uplifting story with us on the show this week.
  • Sarah and I talked about how she is pivoting and adjusting to the COVID-19 situation by using her YouTube channel and we discuss how others can do the same.
  • Sarah also shared her tips on how she has leveraged the Instagram platform to gain her following.
  • What motivates Sarah create photos.
  • We also discuss her landscape self-portraits and we take a stab at discussing gender issues surrounding photography.

I hope you enjoy our conversation!

Over on Patreon this week, join Sarah and I for a discussion on how she has used portrait and wedding photography to augment her income as a professional photographer.

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

Here are the photographers Sarah recommended for the podcast:

1. Viktoria Haack.

2. Irene Rudnyk.

3. Nick Fitzgardinge.

Other items mentioned on the show:

1. Skype Lessons from Gary Randall.

2. Nature Photographer's Network Free 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

Toby Harriman - Aerial Storytelling / Myanmar / Labels for Artists

Welcome to Episode 146 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. 

This week's episode features an incredible aerial and commercial photographer, Toby Harriman.

Toby and I covered a wide variety of topics this week, including:

  • How he went from graphic web design to photography.
  • Choosing a direction in photography.
  • The business of photography.
  • Mental health as it relates to being a full-time photographer.
  • Labels for types of artists.
  • Instagram's latest attempt at censorship for digital artists.
  • The ethics and considerations around photo staging.
  • His Myanmar project.
  • and a lot more...

Over on Patreon this week, Toby and I talk about the evolution of photography platforms and how they need to provide value.

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

Here are the photographers Toby recommended for the podcast:

1. Jaron Schneider.

2. Matthew Lavin.

3. Paul Nicklin.


Other items mentioned on the show:

1. 60-day free trial to NPN.

2. Out of Moab Conference - use the code "PAYNE" for $250 off until Feb. 28.

3. Out of Acadia Conference - use the code "PAYNE" for $250 off until Feb. 28.

4. Arc Panel Luminosity Masks

Jonathan Tilley - Personal Branding for Landscape Photographers

Welcome to Episode 140 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's episode features a "personal brand strategist" - Jonathan Tilley. Jonathan works with individuals to create customized branding and marketing strategies for their business, whether it be actors, photographers, artists, or small businesses. He helps with web design, web copy, and has proven real world strategies to get you in front of the clients you want to do business with. 

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

  • Personal branding for creative people.
  • How to feel 100% like you online.
  • Authentic marketing - how to market without looking like a spam bot.
  • How to build your brand on Instagram one day at a time.
  • Practical tips for photographers looking to
    • Sell workshops.
    • Sell prints.
    • Land big clients.
  • and a lot more...

Over on Patreon this week, Jonathan shares all of his secrets for successful e-mail marketing and list building. Jonanthan offers a really awesome service on his other website called League of List Builders. There are some incredibly powerful tips in that bonus episode if you plan on doing any targeted marking whatsoever for your photography so I highly recommend you head over to Patreon, sign-up, and listen.

As mentioned on the podcast, listeners of the podcast are also entitled to a 60-day trial on Nature Photographer's Network, the internet's premier community for landscape and nature photographers. 

Head to our full liner notes to learn a lot more!

Jeff Bartlett - Adventure Photography in the Canadian Rockies

Welcome to Episode 139 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's episode features an adventure and landscape photographer living in Canmore, Alberta near Banff National Park, Jeff Bartlett

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

  • What exactly is adventure photography?
  • Authenticity in photography.
  • Minimizing our impact on nature.
  • Shooting what you love.
  • Why do you take photographs?
  • and a lot more...

Over on Patreon this week, Jeff and I talk about his relationship with the Instagram platform.

Also, 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 72 hours, 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 is who Jeff recommended for the podcast:

1. Jack Fusco.

2. John Marriott.

3. Sarah Lindsey.

Maria Grace - Search Engine Optimization for Landscape Photography

Welcome to Episode 138 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's episode features a former photographer turned SEO and Marketing expert, Maria Grace
Maria and I had a wonderful conversation and explored several interesting topics this week, including:

  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO).

    • Keyword research.
    • Image re-sizing and re-naming.
    • Google Analytics.
    • Blogging and SEO.
    • Guest bloggers.
    • SEO services.
    • SEO tools, such as Moz, and Maria's free guide to Google.
  • and a lot more...

Over on Patreon this week, Maria gives us tons of tips on how to succeed over on Instagram. There's lots of useful nuggets there!

For the full liner notes, head over to my website.

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

Mandy Lea - The Truth Behind Travel Photography

Welcome to Episode 135 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's episode features a photographer who has been travelling North American in a teardrop trailer for the past 3.5 years - Mandy Lea
Mandy and I had a wonderful conversation and explored several interesting topics this week, including:

  • How Mandy started on her journey to travel the continent in her teardrop trailer.
  • Her epic trip from the northern-most point of Alaska to the southern-most point of Mexico.
  • What life is really like on the road.
  • How social media has glamorized the travel lifestyle.
  • Her quest to climb 14 Colorado 14ers in 14 days.
  • Her YouTube channel.
  • and a lot more.

Over on Patreon this week, Mandy talks all about how her strategy for monetization of her travel photography lifestyle.

For the full liner notes, head on over to my blog.

Dylan Fox - Western Australia Landscape Photography

Welcome to Episode 133 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's episode features a nature and landscape photographer from Western Australia - Dylan Fox. Dylan is the 2018 Australian Geographic Landscape Photographer of the Year.

Dylan and I explored several interesting topics this week, including:

  • How he got into photography.
  • Gathering inspiration from other art forms.
  • Doing what you want vs. seeking approval from others.
  • How to get inspired by other photographers without copying them.
  • How to respond to unsolicited critique.
  • His motivation as a photographer.
  • and a lot more.

Over on Patreon this week, Dylan and I talk for an extra 30+ minutes about how to get started in drone photography, using tripods (or not), New Zealand, and a lot more!

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. 

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 Dylan recommended for the podcast:

1. Ricardo Da Cunha

2. Tania Malkin.

For the full liner notes and to see Dylan's work - see this link.

Mahesh Thapa - Balancing photography and life as a physician

Welcome to Episode 132 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's episode features a nature and landscape photographer living in Seattle, Washington - Mahesh Thapa. Mahesh is a Pediatric Radiologist and is known as "The Starving Photographer." He is a Sony Alpha Ambassador and has been an active photographer for over 20 years. 
Mahesh and I explored several interesting topics this week, including:

  • How he got into photography.
  • The overlap and parallels between landscape photography and radiology.
  • Managing a busy schedule as a father, photographer, and physician.
  • What motivates him as a photographer.
  • His relationship with Sony and other brands.
  • and... Instagram!

On the podcast introduction, I told you about one of our patrons, Gary Randall. 

You might remember Gary from episode 37 and from episode 63 - he is a fantastic photographer and human being. Here on the podcast we are all about supporting each other as photographers through collaboration. Gary has been a huge supporter of the podcast for a long time and I encourage you to support him. He actually just announced his 2020 Kenai Peninsula Alaska Photography Tour - which will be August 9th through the 15th. I can promise if you go with Gary you will have an amazing time. 

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.

Rachel Jones Ross - Canadian Night Photography

Welcome to Episode 125 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's episode features a fantastic photographer hailing from the Rocky Mountains of Canada - Rachel Jones Ross. Rachel found herself obsessed with photography after a trip to photograph the Milky Way - her life has never been the same since.

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


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

On Patreon this week, Rachel and I talked about our views on composites and night photography. Be sure to join us on Patreon for this bonus 25 minute conversation where Rachel and I share our views on this aspect of the craft of night photography.

If you're a listener and have not yet made a pledge, there's more reasons to pledge now than ever. We have over 90 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 current 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 Rachel recommended for the podcast:

1. Amalia Infante.

2. David Wilder.

3. Stan Moniz

4. Michael Hollender.

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!

  • 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...
  • Dan Hawk...
  • 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 that produces some of the most amazing bags and equipment for landscape and adventure photographers! 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 credit towards 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!

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QT Luong is donating a limited edition copy of his award winning photo book, "Treasured Lands." I've enjoyed QT Luong's book in person and can tell you its one of the best photo books on the market. This limited edition version is valued at $245.

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

Taylor Gray - Landscape Photography as a College Student

Welcome to Episode 118 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's episode features a younger landscape photographer who is absolutely crushing it - Taylor Gray. Taylor is a photographer and

college student working on a degree in marketing

living in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. Taylor and I covered a lot of fun ground this week, including:

  • His journey as a landscape photographer.
  • Intimate vs. grand scenic landscape photography. 
  • Changes in social media and how that has impacted his motivation.
  • Maximization of photography trips.
  • College and Landscape Photography.

Over on Patreon, Taylor and I had a great time dissecting and discussing his photography from Death Valley National Park.


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 Taylor recommended for the podcast:

1. Bruno Pisani

2. Casey McCallister.

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

Brandi Mowles - Facebook and Instagram Marketing for Photographers

Welcome to Episode 115 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. 

This week's guest is Brandi Mowles. Brandi is a Facebook and Instagram Advertising Strategist who works directly with a lot of photographers to help improve their advertising results on social media. 

Brandi teaches us all about the essentials of Facebook and Instagram marketing and gives away some of her best secrets which will help you grow your business thoughtfully and successfully. Topics include:

  • How to get started with Facebook and Instagram advertising
  • Audiences and how to leverage them
  • The Facebook "Pixel"
  • Facebook Business Manager and its hidden secrets
  • How to measure success in social media advertising
  • Success stories and the strategies behind them

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! 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!

Links mentioned in the show: 

Facebook Ads Blueprint

Brandi's website

Brandi on Instagram

The Art of Paid Traffic from Rick Mulready

We have 82 bonus episodes over on Patreon for anyone supporting the show at the $5/mo level. It is by far our most popular level of support because it grants you access to bonus episodes. 

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 which can be found at patreon.com/fstopandlisten/community - The current theme, which will end July 26th, is "mountains and deserts" in honor of a tattoo I'm getting in a few hours... I'm excited and nervous. Let's see those awesome shots over on our community board!
 
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.
 
OK let's talk about who is coming up on the podcast: 
  • Weihao Pan - a landscape photographer living in China (our first on the show);
  • Taylor Gray - a travel and landscape photographer living in the Pacific Northwest;
  • We also have David Cobb from Photo Cascadia joining us on the podcast and; 
  • Lastly we have a panel conversation with Aaron Reed and Colby Brown about marketing and business. 

Albert Dros - Landscape Photography in the Netherlands and Kyrgyzstan

Welcome to Episode 109 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's guest is the amazing Dutch Landscape Photographer, Albert Dros.

Albert is well-known for his incredible landscape photography, most recently his work from Kyrgyzstan has captured a lot of well-deserved attention. He is also well-known for his articles on the popular photography platform PetaPixel

In this episode of the podcast, Albert talks about his beginnings as a photographer in Hong Kong, how he has leveraged his Master's Degree in Multimedia & Entertainment Technology as a photographer, why he writes articles for PetaPixel, the use of composites in photography, how he plans his shoots, photographing at super wide angle (10mm), his photography from Kyrgyzstan, today's social media challenges, and his upcoming Greenland workshop.

This week on Patreon, Albert discusses his use of the Reddit platform to promote his photography. 

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!

Here are the photographers that Albert recommended for the podcast:

1. Marco Grassi.

2. Enrico Fossati.

3. Francesco Gola.

4. Elia Locardi.

5. Adrian Sommeling.

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

Shane McDermott on Constant Creative Flow and Landscape Photography

Welcome to Episode 108 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. I'm really excited to present this episode to you - I feel like it is so different than previous episodes of the podcast thank to our amazing guest, Shane McDermott

Shane and I have known each other for a couple of years and I have always found him to be a wonderful breath of fresh air. His perspective on life and photography is so refreshing and thought-provoking. He also happens to have some absolutely incredible work, which you need to check out as soon as possible. 

In this episode of the podcast, Shane talks about his beginnings as an Integrative Health provider and how that informed his approach to photography. We define and discuss contemplative nature photography and how Shane's approach to landscape photography is similar but different from that approach. Shane shares 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. We also talk about Guy Tal's article on Nature Photographer's Network about "The Mindful Photographer," and how that approach is similar but different than Shane's. Lastly, we talked about his unique approach to workshops, which he calls "VisionQuest Photography."

This week on Patreon, I ask Shane about his experiences of travelling through Navajo and Hopi land in pursuit of landscape photography and he shares his experiences and thoughtful insights from his interactions with their culture as a photographer and traveler. 


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!

Here are the photographers that Shane recommended for the podcast:

1. Kathleen Reeder.

2. Florian Schulz.

3. Doug Koepsel.

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

“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

Max Foster - 15 Months of RV Life & Landscape Photography

Welcome to Episode 106 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Max Foster! 

Max Foster is a fantastic travel and landscape photographer based in Minneapolis, Minnesota who has been travelling the United States with his wife for the last 15 months in their RV. Max is also one of two founding members of "Our World in Focus" - a photography contest website that he started with his friend Matt Meisenheimer. Max and Matt's goal was to create a contest site that offered great prizes at a low cost of entry with great sponsors and fantastic judges. 

In this episode of the podcast, Max visited with me in person here in Durango on the last leg of his epic RV trip across the country. We recorded the podcast in Max's RV and talked about a lot of fun topics, including:

  • Max's journey into landscape photography
  • Max's goal for his 15-month RV trip including various logistics, his use of Campendium.com, stories, how to live with your spouse in a 200 sq ft. home, suggestions for others looking to do a similar trip, and a lot more
  • Max's realizations about social media gleaned from his RV trip
  • Photography and business thought processes
  • Our World in Focus photography contests

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, Max and I talk about the logistics behind running workshops and some potential mishaps and pitfalls that workshop leaders may want to avoid.

To learn more about Max, check him out:

Website.

Instagram.

Here are the photographers that Max recommended for the podcast:

1. Elia Locardi.

2. Max Rive.

3. Patrick McDonald.

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

Isabella Tabacchi - Photographing the Dolomites of Italy

Welcome to Episode 105 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Isabella Tabacchi!

Isabella is a landscape photographer living in Northern Italy at the base of the famous Dolomites mountain range. She is relatively new to the landscape photography scene, having only begun as a photographer in 2013, but in her short career she has made quite a splash. She has already won several photography awards and was recently a judge for the prestigious 2018 Epson Pano Awards. Isabella and I had a wonderful cross-Atlantic conversation about her rise as a photographer, her views on the Dolomites, why she loves photographing them and how she has seen them change in her short career. We also discussed her experience as a judge for the Epson Pano Awards and her views on social media and unsolicited feedback often given by photographers on those platforms. Please join me in welcoming her to the show.


Just a quick reminder, this is the last week to join us in supporting the podcast on Patreon and capitalize on the special offers we have going on over there to celebrate the 100th episode of the show. 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

Two weeks ago 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 "Mystery." We have 120 patrons of the podcast and so far only about 5 have participated, so your chances of winning are pretty good...
 
We have been giving out cool awards but I don't want to tell you what they are! Its a surprise.
 
I really enjoyed everyone's submissions this week and it was a close call!  This week's winner is Jarrod Hills. Jarrod shared an aetherial photograph which really caught my eye. Here is what Jarrod had to say about his photograph: I live near the Potomac. We had a day when the water was still quite cold while the air was around 75 degrees. It brought out this fog that enveloped everything. In my attempts to shoot locally, most of my landscape imagery involves some man made element.
 
Its a really cool photograph that you should check out! 
 
This week's theme is going to go along with our announcement of the Nature First Initiative... the theme is "Earth Day" - how can you capture the essence of the 7 principles of Nature First? Let's find out! So get out there and create some art and share it with the group on Patreon!

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. 

This week on Patreon, Isabella and I discussed her recent transition from full-frame to medium format using the mirrorless Hasselblad system

To learn more about Isabella, check her out:

Website.

Instagram.

Here are the photographers that Isabella recommended for the podcast:

1. Max Rive.

2. Daniel Kordan.

3. Daniel Laan.

4. Simone CMoon.

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

William Patino & the Landscapes of New Zealand

Welcome to Episode 097 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with William Patino!

First and foremost William is a husband and father, based out of the mountainside town of Te Anau, in the South Island of New Zealand. Originally from Wollongong Australia, in 2012 photography came into his life and completely changed the way he viewed the world. He's since fallen in love with this art and traversed the globe, pursuing rare and illusive moments of atmosphere and light. Since late 2014, he has been working full time as a landscape photographer, hosting his own photography workshops and guiding tours the world over, as well as shooting for various brands and clients. 

We covered some fun topics this week, including:

1. How William became a full-time professional photographer.

2. Why William moved to New Zealand.

3. William's passion for the wilderness and how that translates into his work.

4. William's evolving editing style over time.

5. William's approach to tripod-free landscape photography.

6. Mental health and the link with photography.

7. Being a vegetarian as a landscape photographer.

8. Social media stuff.

9. William's awesome Bob Ross impression.

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, William and I talked about his approach to releasing new work - how and why he does it.

To learn more about William, check him out:

Website.

Instagram.

Here is the photographer that William recommended for the podcast:

1. Volcano Pilot

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

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!

Andrew Studer - Working with Corporate Clients

Welcome to Episode 095 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Andrew Studer!

Andrew Studer is a professional outdoor commercial photographer videographer and timelapse cinematographer based in Portland, Oregon. With a huge passion for the outdoors, Andrew is constantly seeking out adventure and unique and engaging ways to capture what he sees. In an interview with Aperture Academy, Andrew describes where his passion for outdoor photography arose.

"I think my passion for photography began as a natural continuation for my love of art and the outdoors. Growing up in Oregon, I was quite lucky to have so many beautifully diverse places so close to me. As a child, I'd take trips with my family to see these places and I think experiencing these places in person struck a desire to capture and share the beauty of the outdoors."

In addition to the inspiration Andrew felt from the beauty of Oregon, Andrew was also artistically engaged at a young age. As a child, Andrew was a passionate sketch artist drawing detailed animal portraits as well as vivid landscapes. As his love for art progressed, Andrew became involved with video production in 2012 creating short films. Over the years, Andrew continued video production into college while also breaking into photography. By the end of his sophomore year, Andrew felt it was time to leave school to dedicate more time to photography and focus on his craft. Andrew began his freelance career in the summer of 2015 creating content for a variety of clients in the outdoors.  He now spends over a third of the year traveling across the world on commissioned shoots and on adventures capturing content for his personal photo collections. His work has been featured in publications such as National Geographic, The Huffington Post, The Weather Channel, CBS News, The Daily Mail, Fstoppers and Bored Panda. 

We covered some fun topics this week, including:

1. How Andrew got his early start as a professional in the industry.

2. His approach to planning and executing his epic and viral 2017 eclipse photo.

3. Working with corporate clients.

4. The state of authenticity and the commercialization of nature photography by influencers on Instagram.


Please consider supporting the podcast on Patreon

This week on Patreon, Andrew and I talked about his recent journey to Bhutan and how it has changed his outlook on his career as a photographer. Check out this video he put together that showcases some of his work on that trip.

To learn more about Andrew, check him out:

Website.

Here is the photographer that Andrew recommended for the podcast:

1. Ray Collins.

Some examples of Andrew's photography can be seen on the full liner notes on my website.

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! 

 

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! 

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!

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

David Johnston - Burnout in Landscape Photography

Welcome to Episode 075 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen with David Johnston!

David Johnston is a renowned landscape photographer and educator. Photographing incredible light and rarely seen moments is what drives David to keep capturing landscapes at their best. When David is not shooting, he's teaching photography to the masses on his YouTube channel. It's his passion for spreading the joy of photography that helps him continue deliver helpful tips for others to improve their skills. It doesn't matter if it's landscapes, night skies, or drone work, David has the gift to freeze amazing scenes and memories in place. Sharing photography through podcasts is also one of David's biggest passions. You can listen to his podcast, Stories About Photos, on any podcast platform to get the details on what it takes to capture amazing images.

We covered some great topics this week, including:

1. David's experience with burnout.

2. His move to Haiti and what photography life is like there.

3. How podcasting has influenced his photography.

4. Location sharing.


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, David and I discussed the future of the business of landscape photography.

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

Sangeeta Dey - Landscape Photography as a Language

Welcome to Episode 070 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen with Sangeeta Dey!

Sangeeta is a California Bay area based landscape photographer and pediatric neuropsychologist. Sangeeta’s work was recognized as being amongst top 101 International Landscape Photographers in 2017. More recently, Nikon celebrated their 100th Anniversary milestone. For their centennial celebration, they included Sangeeta in their “#Nikon100” program, which identified 100 photographers as rising photography stars. As per Nikon, it is the list they have curated based on the work of photographers who have been creating inspiring work and telling amazing stories. 

We covered some great topics this week, including:

1. Juggling being a pediatric neuropsychologist and a landscape photographer.

2. The Nikon 100 list.

3. Females in landscape photography and the Nikon marketing blunder.

4. Photography as a language.

5. Artistic philosophy.

6. What keeps her inspired.

7. Workshops - how to pick them and how to leverage them.

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, Sangeeta and I discussed authenticity and social media, sharing locations, and the power of influence.

To learn more about Sangeeta, check out her online presence:

Website.

Instagram.

Here are the photographers that Sangeeta recommended for the podcast:

1. Charlotte Hamilton Gibb.

2. Floris Van Bruegel.

3. Atif Saeed.

4. Matt Jackisch.

Some examples of Sangeeta's photography can be seen on the liner 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! 

David Nilsen - Surf Photography

Welcome to Episode 069 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen with David Nilsen!

David is a photographer from New Jersey now living in California. David won a contest over on Viewbug.com, the reward of which was a podcast feature. David is fueled by a love of the ocean, landscapes, and travel. Though surf photography has become his primary focus he still finds time to shoot landscapes and wildlife. 

We covered some great topics this week, including:

1. Surf photography and underwater photography.

2. Shooting on the west coast vs. east coast.

3. Sharing locations.

4. The new Instagram page "@Insta_Repeat"

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:

Website.

Instagram.

Here is the artist that David recommended for the podcast:

1. Mike Vericker.

Some examples of David's photography can be seen in the liner notes on my website 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! 

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