F-Stop Collaborate and Listen - A Landscape Photography Podcast

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

Carl van den Boom - Winter Landscape Photography

Welcome to Episode 136 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's episode features a photographer who created a niche product designed for winter photographers - the founder and owner of Vallerret Photography Gloves, Carl van den Boom.
Carl and I had a wonderful conversation and explored several interesting topics this week, including:

  • What Carl loves about winter photography.
  • Starting a photography business, including:
    • How to start
    • Picking a niche
    • Standing out
    • Finding clients
    • Challenges

Over on Patreon this week, Carl answers the question - "should you start a photography business?"

For the full liner notes with links to so many awesome things - check out this link.

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.

Michael Frye - In the Footsteps of Ansel Adams and the Great Masters

Welcome to Episode 134 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's episode features a nature and landscape photographer from Mariposa, California near Yosemite National Park - Michael Frye! Michael is the author and/or principal photographer of five books, including Digital Landscape Photography: In the Footsteps of Ansel Adams and the Great Masters; The Photographer’s Guide to Yosemite; and three books in the Yosemite Meditations series. He's also written three e-books, including Exposure for Outdoor Photography, and Landscapes in Lightroom 5: The Essential Step-by-Step Guide.

Michael and I had a wonderful conversation and explored several interesting topics this week, including:

  • His early career as a photographer.
  • Photographers that influenced his work and whether or not having photographers that influence our work is beneficial or not.
  • The pros and cons of photographing the same places over and over again.
  • Things that get in the way of creativity and how to avoid them.
  • Creating depth in your landscape photography.
  • and a lot more.

Over on Patreon this week, Michael and I talk all about his use of Lightroom as his primary editing platform and how he processes images for feeling.

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. 

Women photographers - I want to tell you about another one of our Patreon supporters, Dani Lefrancois, the amazing photographer behind Banff Photo Workshops & Tours in the beautiful Canadian Rockies. Dani is hosting a Women's Winter Adventure workshop in January that I think sounds like a lot of fun. This Women's Adventure is a 5-day, 5-night workshop based primarily in Banff National Park. Sounds amazing to me. To learn more about it - head to www.banffphotoworkshops.com/women-series 

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

Also, check out the full liner notes!

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.

Brenda Petrella - Vermont and Outdoor Photography School

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

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

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

On Patreon this week:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Here are the photographers that Brenda recommended for the podcast:

1. Melissa Groo 

2. Ashleigh Scully

3. Cristina Mittermeier - Enoughness

4. Amy Gulick

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Aaron Nace - Photography Education and Phlearn.com

Welcome to Episode 130 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's episode features the founder of one of the world's most premiere photo education websites, Aaron Nace. Aaron's chops in digital darkroom are pretty incredible and his body of work speaks for itself. Aaron's website, Phlearn.com, is a one-stop-shop for all of your Photoshop and Lightroom education needs. Aaron and his team partner with some of the world's best photographers and educators to bring you incredible tutorials that are easy to follow and full of great information. I would be remiss not to mention that listeners can use the code "fstop20" to get 20% off a subscription to Phlearn. 
 
Aaron and I explored several interesting topics this week, including:
  • His journey as a photographer and business owner.
  • What can you expect from Phlearn.
  • The future of photography education.
  • Strategies for YouTube.
  • ...lots more!
On Patreon this week: 
  • Aaron and I talk about how you can differentiate yourself from the crowd as a photographer. 

Head over to my blog at www.mattpaynephotography.com to read the full liner notes and get links to the photographers Aaron discussed. 

Thanks for listening!

Dan Hawk - Commercial Photography as a Landscape Photographer

Welcome to Episode 129 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. 

This week's episode features a photographer who has taken his passion for landscape photography and built a commercial photography business out of it. Dan Hawk is a Portland, Oregon photographer and former full-time bank employee who decided to use his knowledge he gained in the business world to create a niche commercial photography business for himself.

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

  • His journey as a landscape photographer.
  • How Dan created his commercial photography business after starting as a landscape photographer.
  • Dan's involvement in a camera strap company called Luma Labs
  • How to value our work as photographers.
  • ...lots more!

On Patreon this week:

  • Dan and I discuss the challenges between the need for creativity and business acumen and how sometimes its hard to separate the two. A memorable quote from Dan, "Selling and creating are not the same thing..."

By the way, I'm really excited to announce that I have officially joined as an instructor at the esteemed Landscape Photography Conference, Out of Chicago. I'll be joining them for three conferences this year - Out of Moab, Out of Acadia, and Out of Yosemite. Out of Yosemite will be February 5-9, 2020. I will be teaching, recording podcasts, and hosting panel discussions with some of our favorite photographers and past guests, including Alex Noriega, Coleen Miniuk, Charlotte Gibb, Jack Curran, Michael Frye, and more. I hope to see you there! If you're interested in attending, follow the link in the liner notes and use the code "fstop250" for $250 off your registration.

Here are the photographers that Dan recommended for the podcast:

1. Hudson Henry.

2. Steve Yocom.

3. Alexa Hope.

Franka Gabler - Unique Yosemite Landscape Photography

Welcome to Episode 128 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's episode features a photographer known for her exceptional work in the Yosemite Valley of California, Franka Gabler

Born and raised in Croatia, Franka developed a strong fascination and admiration for nature early in life. Moving to California in 1997, and soon after experiencing her first wilderness backpacking trip in California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains, Franka fell in love with the amazing landscapes before her. Now spending as much time as possible hiking and exploring wilderness areas, Franka always carries her camera and tripod, capturing her unique impressions.She lives in the Sierra foothills, in the small mountain town of Coarsegold, not far from Yosemite National Park.

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

  • Her journey as a landscape photographer.
  • Her creative process for finding intimate landscape scenes.
  • Her philosophy of looking for light before the subject.
  • The role of mood in her photography.
  • ...lots more!

On Patreon this week:

  • Franka tells us all about her journey printing her photography and being represented by several galleries in California.

Well, speaking of Yosemite, I have officially joined as an instructor at the esteemed Landscape Photography Conference, Out of Yosemite - February 5-9, 2020. I will be teaching, recording podcasts, and hosting panel discussions with some of our favorite photographers and past guests, including Alex Noriega, Coleen Miniuk, Charlotte Gibb, Jack Curran, Michael Frye, and more. I hope to see you there! If you're interested in attending, register to attend and use the code "fstop250" for $250 off your registration.

Here are the photographers that Franka recommended for the podcast:

1. Dan Mitchell.

2. David Hoffman.

3. Jonathan Bock.

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

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:

  • Shimoda Designs - Shimoda is donating to the winner of the Landscape Conservation Award a camera bag of their choice, a core unit, and a roller and accessory case - a $779 value!
  • Reed Art & Imaging - Reed is donating to the winner a $500 credit towards the purchase of a Acrylic Print.
  • Tamron - the camera lens manufacturer is donating to the winner a 45mm f/1.8 Di VC lens- a $599 value!
  • QT Luong is donating a limited edition copy of his award winning photo book, "Treasured Lands."  Treasured Lands is a book about all the 61 U.S. national parks with location/photography notes for each photograph. This limited edition version is valued at $245.

Ian Plant - Visual Flow in Landscape Photography

Welcome to Episode 127 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's episode features one of my favorite photographers and photography personalities - Ian Plant.

Ian travels the globe seeking out amazing places and subjects in his never-ending quest to capture the beauty of our world with his camera. Ian seeks out the hidden spaces in between the familiar, relying on long exposures, unique lighting conditions, non-traditional perspectives, and special natural events to show his subjects in a new light. Known for his inspiring images and single-minded dedication to creating the perfect photo, Ian has reached hundreds of thousands of people around the world in his mission to inspire and educate others in the art of photography. Ian is a frequent contributor to many leading photo magazines, the author of numerous books and instructional videos, and co-founder of Shuttermonkeys, a site dedicated to photography education and inspiration.

Check out the full liner notes with links to the artists mentioned in the episode, Patreon, and the discount code for Ian's amazing videos -- all over on the Matt Payne Photography Blog

Alister Benn - Expressive Landscape Photography

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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:

shimoda-logo-hex424751.jpg

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!

Viewbug.jpg

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.


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

Christian Heeb - International Travel Photographer Extraordinaire

Welcome to Episode 123 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's episode features a landscape and travel photographer from Switzerland living in Bend, Oregon - Christian Heeb

For years Christian Heeb has been touring the world as an independent travel photographer. The native Swiss has been living in Bend, Oregon since 1996, where he lives with his wife Regula. Over the years, more than 200 illustrated books have been published on the more than 80 countries he has traveled. 

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Christian runs the Cascade Center of Photography and operates landscape and travel workshops all over the world for both US customers and European customers. Christian and I covered a lot of fun ground this week, including:

  • His journey as a photographer.
  • The similarities and differences between travel and landscape photography.
  • Christian's take on location sharing and his role as a workshop leader.
  • The future of photography as a business.
  • His American Dreamscapes series. 

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 Christian recommended for the podcast:

1. Greg Vaughn

2. Bruce Jackson.

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.
  • 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 $1,570. 

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:

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 - a $779 value!

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

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 

shimoda-logo-hex424751.jpg

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

Travis Andersen - Ski photography in Bozeman, Montana

Welcome to Episode 121 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's episode features a photographer living in Bozeman, Montana, Travis Andersen. I met up with Travis in person in his shop to talk all about, well, shop!Travis owns his own print lab called White Creek Art and does a knock out job of creating and printing ski posters for resorts all over the country. Travis and I covered a lot of fun ground this week, including:

  • His journey as a landscape photographer and print lab owner.
  • Ski photography.
  • Panorama photography.
  • A crazy story about how he started his own printing business.
  • Breathing Color paper products for Epson printers.
  • Attachment to our favorite images and how they are so hard to sell!
  • Photographing with the intent to sell.
  • Authenticity.
  • Being a photographer as a busy family man... and lots more!

Over on Patreon, Travis and I shared stories from Yellowstone National Park and he shares an absolutely insane story about a Grizzly Bear attack!

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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 Travis recommended for the podcast:

1. Ryan Turner.

2. Kene Sperry.

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!

  • First up, we have Wayne Suggs from New Mexico - we're going to be talking all about his efforts to work with the Department of Interior on protecting some of New Mexico's most awesome places.
  • Next, we have Christian Heeb, a Swiss photographing living in the United States.
  • We also have Alister Benn from Scotland coming onto the show which should be incredible!
  • We also have Tim Parkin from ON Landscape magazine making an appearance, I'm looking forward to that one...
  • And also have Franka Gabler - a photographer from Croatia living in California.
  • I'm working on several others as well, so it will surely be a good year for us.

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


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

Paul Marcellini - Landscape Photography in the Florida Everglades

Welcome to Episode 120 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. 

This week's episode features an incredible landscape photographer from Florida, USA - Paul Marcellini. Paul is an award winning photographer known for his work in the Everglades and for his many contest wins throughout the years. Paul and I covered a lot of fun ground this week, including:

  • His journey as a landscape photographer and the role of NPN to help him improve.
  • His environmental science degree and how that intersects with his views on landscape photography.
  • Using photos to tell a story about a place and its ecosystems.
  • Photographing icons.
  • Printing and art shows.
  • Having his photo on a USPS stamp.

Over on Patreon, Paul and I had a fantastic time discussing his methods for naming photos, and a ton more! We also talked about using Anton Averin's photo naming app! Check out the full liner notes with examples of Paul's awesome photos on my website.


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

If you're a listener and have not yet made a pledge, there's more reasons to pledge now than ever. We have over 80 bonus episodes over on Patreon for anyone supporting the show at the $5/mo level. 

Additionally, Patrons of the podcast are encouraged to participate in our themed photo contests by submitting them to the "community board" on our Patreon Page. The current theme, which ends on August 30th, is "Nemesis." I know we all have our own photo nemesis, whether it be a scene we have shot a thousand times that never had good light, or something else. Let's see those awesome shots over on our community board!

Here are the photographers that Paul recommended for the podcast:

1. Clay Bolt.

2. Jerry Greer.

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

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


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

Weihao Pan - Landscape Photography in China and Tibet

Welcome to Episode 119 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's episode features our first landscape photographer from China - Weihao Pan. Weihao and I covered a lot of fun ground this week, including:

  • His journey as a landscape photographer.
  • Paul Reiffer's article on Southern France and Instagram photographers.
  • Exploring China and Tibet as a landscape photographer.
  • Stories from Tibet.
  • Photographing the Himalaya Mountains.
  • What its like to take a Marc Adamus workshop.
  • Social media & behavior from photographers in China.

Over on Patreon, Weihao and I dissect and discuss several of his images that have received awards over the past couple of years.


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 Weihao recommended for the podcast:

1. Ted Gore.

2. Marsell Van Oosten.

3. Shirō Shirahata.

4. Hiroki Fujita.

Speaking of Patreon, I'd like to announce the winner of our "Mountains and Deserts" theme. We had some great submissions from Jarrod Hills, DCraig Young, and Michael Ryno. In the end, I had to go with the photograph submitted by Michael Ryno. Its a photo from Yosemite that really resonated for me. 

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

If you're a listener and have not yet made a pledge, there's more reasons to pledge now than ever. We have over 80 bonus episodes over on Patreon for anyone supporting the show at the $5/mo level. 

Additionally, Patrons of the podcast are encouraged to participate in our themed photo contests by submitting them to the "community board" on our Patreon Page. The current theme, which will end July 26th, is "mountains and deserts" in honor of a tattoo I'm in the process of getting. Let's see those awesome shots over on our community board!


Here are the photographers that David recommended for the podcast:

1. The Photo Cascadia Team.

2. Jack Dykinga.

3. Christian Heeb.

4. Brian David Griffith.

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

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


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

Aaron Reed & Colby Brown - Marketing and Business Strategies for Landscape Photography

Welcome to Episode 116 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week features two great photographers - Aaron Reed and Colby Brown. Aaron and Colby joined me on the podcast to talk all about marketing and business in photography - coming from two very different perspectives. Aaron is well-known for his ability to sell large format art to buyers all over the world and Colby is known for his work with brands on various photography-based projects and for teaching workshops all over the world. Aaron and Colby share their opinions and expertise relating to many business and marketing in photography, including:

  • Favorite strategies for growing your brand and audience
  • Selling prints online
  • Email marketing
  • Social media strategies
  • Attracting and keeping clients
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO) strategies

This week over on Patreon, Aaron and Colby answer some really fun listener questions, so check that out!

Before we get to the show, I wanted to make sure to remind listeners that we have started discussion threads for each episode over on Nature Photographer's Network aka NPN. Its an amazing platform and deserves your attention if you are looking to grow your skills, learn from the photography community, and take part in it. Additionally, members over on NPN get amazing discounts on all kinds of great products so check that out!

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 Colby and Aaron recommended for the podcast:

1. Drew Geraci

2. Benjamin Everett

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.

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."

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. 

David Hunter - Craters of the Moon National Monument

Welcome to Episode 114 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's guest is California-based Landscape Photographer David Hunter

David joined us again on the podcast to talk about his experience as a photographer on an artist-in-residency program at Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve in Idaho. David and I had a great time discussion a variety of topics, including: 

  • The intensity of an artist in residency program
  • Craters of the Moon history & what its like to photograph it
  • How the Park system engages with visitors and locals 
  • Speaking with visitors as the artist in residence

This week on Patreon, David and I discuss and dissect some of his favorite images from his time as the artist in residence at Craters of the Moon, which you can see over on my website.

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 David recommended for the podcast:

1. Franka Gabler

2. David Hoffman

3. Michael Frye

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.

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 which can be found at patreon.com/fstopandlisten/community - The current theme of "Intimate Landscapes" ends today and I had a really fun time selecting a winner this time. We had some great submissions from Jarrod Hills, Steve Bennett, Ken Kelchtermans, Jackson Frishman, and Michael Ryno. Everyone really did a great job of representing the current theme. In the end, I decided to pick Ken Kelchtermans photo, which he described as follows: "The sand on our beaches are not the same anymore since they throw dredged sand on the beaches. It's become very soft en very washable. 1 big storm and we have 1 meter sand cliffs along our beaches. Of course the dredging company loves it when that happens. It is like mopping with an open faucet in my opinion. Here on the coast of Belgium they started building on the dunes, which should be our protection in the possibly near future. Good that there are some parts protected but, it's already to late. Vlaanderen (Part of Belgium) means flooded land in the old germanic. Oostende from the 13 century, is way back in sea now."

Nice work Ken! I'll get you a prize soon!

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

Our next guests: 

  • Brandi Mowles - a Facebook and Instagram marketing expert;
  • 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. 

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

Nick Selway - Photographing Waves and Lava

Welcome to Episode 113 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's guest is Colorado-based Landscape Photographer Nick Selway

Nick is a landscape photographer living in Breckenridge, Colorado. He moved to Colorado last year after spending many years as a successful gallery operator and photographer in Hawaii with his friend and business partner CJ Kale. For this episode, I traveled to Breckenridge to sit down in person with Nick in his amazing gallery space to talk all about his journey, including his love for photographing waves and lava, how he manages to survive as a gallery owner, and a lot more. 

This week on Patreon, Nick and I talk all about printing. I think you'll enjoy his relaxed approach. We talk about prepping files for BayPhoto and how he works with Nevada Art Printers.

We also heard from our friend and Patreon supporter, Gary Randall about his upcoming Alaska workshop where he will be taking folks to photograph grizzly bears. What an amazing opportunity! Use the code "fstopcollaborateandlisten" at checkout for 10% off. 

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 Nick recommended for the podcast:

1. Don and Linda Hurzeler.

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.

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 which can be found at patreon.com/fstopandlisten/community - The current theme, which ends June 21st is "Intimate Landscapes" - let's see all of your intimate landscape photographs. And no, I don't mean nudes. One of our patrons, Charlotte Gibb, just posted a great article about these types of photos, so check that out!

Our next guests: 

  • David Hunter - a landscape photographer who just completed an artist-in-residency at Craters of the Moon National Park
  • Weihao Pan - a landscape photographer living in China (our first on the show)! 
  • 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 - they will be fielding listener questions - so keep an eye out for that over on NPN!

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

Justin Majeczky - Photographing Burning Man

Welcome to Episode 112 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's guest is Landscape Photographer and Videographer, Justin Majeczky

Justin is based in Reno, Nevada and produces incredible commercial videos and landscape photographs. Just a warning, there is some profanity in this week's show.

In this episode of the podcast, Justin and I covered a lot of great topics, including his journey into photography, social media woes, what sells, going to and photographing Burning Man, the difference in approach between videos and stills, advice for people looking to get into video production, pre-visualized vs. reactive photography, and his thoughts on the new Fuji GFX 100 100MP Medium Format camera

This week on Patreon, Justin and I answer the question, "Does the gear make the photograph?" and Justin talks about some crazy upcoming technology from Sony, including Starvis.

Also heard on this week's episode - Jason Matias joined us to talk about his challenge he is launching for photographers to use his giveaway guide, which he used to make $10,000 last year.


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 Justin recommended for the podcast:

1. Nick Cahill.

2. Karen Hutton.

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.

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 which can be found at patreon.com/fstopandlisten/community - The current theme, which ends June 21st is "Intimate Landscapes" - let's see all of your intimate landscape photographs. And no, I don't mean nudes. One of our patrons, Charlotte Gibb, just posted a great article about these types of photos, so check that out!

Our next guests: 

  • Weihao Pan - a landscape photographer living in China (our first on the show)! 
  • Nick Selway - I will hopefully be sitting down with him in his gallery in Breckenridge, Colorado this week for a chat. 
  • 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 - they will be fielding listener questions - so keep an eye out for that over on NPN!

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

Ole Henrik Skjelstad - Photographing the beauty of Norway

Welcome to Episode 111 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's guest is Norwegian Landscape Photographer, Ole Henrik Skjelstad

Ole is a math teacher and an incredible landscape photographer most famously known for his photography of a red cabin near his home in Norway. Ole received his first camera as a birthday present in January 2013. His images have been published in various magazines and online magazines.

In this episode of the podcast, Ole and I have a wonderful time meandering through various topics, including what it is like living in Norway, what makes landscape photography fun, how his background in mathematics has translated into his landscape photography work, our thoughts on creativity, whether or not we should be accountable to others as artists, what the heck happened to 500px and is Instagram any better? And we talked about my latest article over on 500px, and a lot more. 

This week on Patreon, Ole and I discuss our own answers to the question, "Is landscape photography characterized by elitism and hierarchies?" 


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 is the photographer that Ole recommended for the podcast:

1. Dag Ole Nordhaug.

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.

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 which can be found at patreon.com/fstopandlisten/community - The the theme for the past 2 weeks was "S-curves" - we had some amazing submissions from our talented Patrons, including Dmitry Kirshner, Jeffrey Anderson, Mark Clafshenkel, Gary Randall, Richard Wong, Steve Bennett, and Jesse Brown Nelson.

I really loved all of the submissions - we have some incredible photographers in our community! In the end I had to pick the photograph from Jesse Brown Nelson from Badlands National Park. There's just something magical about it. Nice work everyone!

The next theme, which ends June 21st is "Intimate Landscapes" - let's see all of your intimate landscape photographs. And no, I don't mean nudes. One of our patrons, Charlotte Gibb, just posted a great article about these types of photos, so check that out!

Our next guest is Justin Majeczky. Justin is a videographer and photographer living in the Lake Tahoe area. I'm looking forward to sharing that one with you! We also have some other exciting guests coming up, including David Cobb, Weihao Pan, and a lot more. I'm also looking forward to a panel conversation with Aaron Reed and Colby Brown about marketing and business - they will be fielding listener questions - so keep an eye out for that over on NPN!

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

You can also see the full liner notes and Ole's photography over on my blog.

Brian Rueb - Defining Professional Landscape Photography

Welcome to Episode 110 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's guest is Landscape Photographer, Brian Rueb

Just a warning - there is profanity in this week's episode.

Brian has been photographing for the better part of 20 years. Combining a degree in photography and a degree in art he has worked the two together to create powerful and dynamic landscape images. In addition to his passion for art Brian also has a passion for education and has spent almost 15 years teaching art and photography in the public high school system. During that time he has developed an art and photography program that has seen numerous students win awards and go on to major in the profession. His goal is not only to be great himself, but to instill that knowledge and passion into his students.

In this episode of the podcast, Brian shares some hilarious stories about his start as a photographer, social media and the strive for validation, landscape photography as an artform (or is it), how workshops have evolved since Brian started teaching them, his work on Aperture Academy, what it means to be a professional photographer, how some photographers use tragedy, trolling for business on social media, and a lot more! 

This week on Patreon, Brian talks how how he balances a full-time job, his family, and his photography business. 


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 Brian recommended for the podcast:

1. Kevin McNeal.

2. Aaron Reed (coming soon).

3. Mike Jones.

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.

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

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

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

Charles A. Zimmerman (CAZ) - Landscape Photography in the American Southwest

Welcome to Episode 104 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Charles Zimmerman!
Charles A. Zimmerman (CAZ) is a landscape photographer living in Denver, Colorado - he has been a landscape photographer for many years - he owned his own gallery for 5 years and is an avid visitor of the American Southwest. He is a former lawyer and often finds himself playing devil's advocate on issues relating to landscape photography - something we took full advantage of on the podcast!

In this episode of the podcast, we sit down with Charles to talk about some of the most important topics of our time as photographers, and Charles offers some different perspectives than what you are used to hearing here on the podcast, so I highly recommend you listen! We talked about:

  • Location overcrowding (and how it may be a positive thing)
  • How to find "secret" places
  • Photographing icons and comp stomping
  • Workshops - how to find a good one and what to expect
  • Advice for photographers

To celebrate the launch of episode 100, we have collaborated with some of our guests to offer discounts of their tutorials and products to new and existing Patrons of the podcast over on Patreon. From March 20 through April 30, 2019, new and existing patrons will receive the following discounts:

1. 20% off Alex Noriega processing tutorial videos (only good for videos released prior to March, 2019)

2. 20% off Michael Shainblum processing tutorial videos

3. 20% off Eric Bennett instructional videos

4. 20% off Joshua Cripps Photography tutorials

5. 20% off Sarah Marino & Ron Coscorossa Nature Photo Guides e-books

6. 20% off Colleen Miniuk-Sperry’s books and eBooks

To get these discounts, simply sign up as a Patron of the podcast at the $5/mo or higher level before April 30, 2019. Your discount codes will revealed after you sign up. 


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

This week on Patreon, Charles and I talk about his experience setting up a small business, mistakes he made in running his own gallery (and how you can learn from them), and a lot more.

Last week I announced that we are doing a weekly photo theme for patrons of the podcast. The idea is simple - patrons submit their photographs based on the theme of the week and I pick my favorite submission and talk about it on the podcast and on Patreon. We'll try this out and see if people like it! Last week's theme was "Trees in Spring" - there were several really great submissions from Mark Clafshenkel, James Bokovoy, William Nurse, Ryan Shanahan, Joseph Doherty, Jackson Frishman, and Bruce Couch. This week, my favorite submission was from Joseph Doherty. Here is what he said: "I shot it this morning at Malibu Creek State Park in California. My previous, nearly identical, image of this was shot in 2016. This tree was in the path of the Woolsey Fire last year, and three weeks ago, when I last visited, I was unsure whether it survived. But today I saw new growth all over the tree, and so I thought that was worth revisiting the photo I shot a few years ago." Thanks Joe! I really loved that this was taken during the week of the theme and there's just something about the photo that evokes a lot of power that I really appreciate. Let's keep the submissions coming! This week's theme is "Mystery." So get out there and create some art and share it with the group on Patreon!

Here are the photographers that Charles recommended for the podcast:

1. Robert Hitchman.

2. Laurent Martres.

3. Tony Sweet.

4. Adam Schallau.

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


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

Visit my website for the full liner notes and to see some amazing photographs from CAZ!

Chuck Haney - 25 years of Photographing Montana

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

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

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


To celebrate the launch of episode 100, we have collaborated with some of our guests to offer discounts of their tutorials and products to new and existing Patrons of the podcast over on Patreon. From March 20 through April 30, 2019, new and existing patrons will receive the following discounts:

1. 20% off Alex Noriega processing tutorial videos (only good for videos released prior to March, 2019)

2. 20% off Michael Shainblum processing tutorial videos

3. 20% off Eric Bennett instructional videos

4. 20% off Joshua Cripps Photography tutorials

5. 20% off Sarah Marino & Ron Coscorossa Nature Photo Guides e-books

6. 20% off Colleen Miniuk-Sperry’s books and eBooks

To get these discounts, simply sign up as a Patron of the podcast at the $5/mo or higher level before April 30, 2019. Your discount codes will revealed after you sign up. 


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

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

To learn more about Chuck, check him out:

Website.

Instagram.

Here are the photographers that Chuck recommended for the podcast:

1. John Shaw.

2. Donald Jones.

3. Jason Savage.

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


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

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

Olympian Brent Hayden and the Power of Landscape Photography

Welcome to Episode 101 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Brent Hayden!

Originally from Mission BC, Brent spent 17 years living in Vancouver before he and his wife settled in New Westminster in the summer of 2017. Since he was a child, Brent was just doing the things he fell in love with: swimming and photography. During his 10 year international career, which includes 3 Olympic Games, an Olympic Bronze Medal (2012) and a World Championship Gold Medal (2007), Brent quietly pursued his photography passion in his spare time. After retiring from swimming, Brent has taken on photography and entrepreneurism as a way to re-invent himself after years of training as a world-class athlete.


To celebrate the launch of episode 100, we have collaborated with some of our guests to offer discounts of their tutorials and products to new and existing Patrons of the podcast over on Patreon. From March 20 through April 30, 2019, new and existing patrons will receive the following discounts:

1. 20% off Alex Noriega processing tutorial videos 

2. 20% off Michael Shainblum processing tutorial videos

3. 20% off Eric Bennett instructional videos

4. 20% off Joshua Cripps Photography tutorials

5. 20% off Sarah Marino & Ron Coscorossa Nature Photo Guides e-books

6. 20% off Colleen Miniuk-Sperry’s books and eBooks


We covered some fun topics this week, including:

1. How photography helped Brent win an Olympic medal.

2. Photography and mental health.

3. The benefits of photographing using film instead of digital.

4. Entrepreneurism.

5. Minimalism.

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, Brent and I talked about how to learn from our failures and how that informs creativity.

To learn more about Brent, check him out:

Website.

Instagram.

Here is the photographer that Brent recommended for the podcast:

1. Michael Levin

Some examples of Brent's photography can be seen on my blog.

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!


I want to re-introduce you to one of the podcast's patrons - Anton Averin. He created an amazing luminosity masking panel called Arc Panel. Arc Panel focuses on simplicity and speed. I tried it myself and I found ARCPanel to be the fastest and most intuitive panel out there. ARC Panel provides 16-bit luminosity and saturation masks for lights, darks, midtones and zones, with options to refine and apply them to any kind of adjustment layer. The panel can also perform complex luminosity masking techniques including Frequency Separation, Orton Effect and Dodge/Burn. Anton just released a version 2.0, which has speed improvements and an awesome new feature – color masks with full selection control. Take your editing to the next level with his great panel. 
You can try it for free on https://arcpanel.averin.photo


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

Episode 100! Photographers of the Round Table!

Welcome to Episode 100 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast featuring a round table panel discussion with David ThompsonAlex NoriegaEric BennettSarah MarinoColleen Miniuk-SperryMichael Shainblum & Joshua Cripps!

We invited students of our featured guests to participate and ask questions of the round-table, including Nic StoverCarolyn ChengBrent Clark, and Gareth Coggan. In all, we had 12 people participate in this episode!   


To celebrate the launch of episode 100, we have collaborated with some of our guests to offer discounts of their tutorials and products to new and existing Patrons of the podcast over on Patreon. From March 20 through April 30, 2019, new and existing patrons will receive the following discounts:

1. 20% off Alex Noriega processing tutorial videos

2. 20% off Michael Shainblum processing tutorial videos

3. 20% off Eric Bennett instructional videos

4. 20% off Joshua Cripps Photography tutorials

5. 20% off Sarah Marino & Ron Coscorossa Nature Photo Guides e-books

6. 20% off Colleen Miniuk-Sperry’s books and eBooks


Many important questions were asked of and answered by the panel of participants, including:

1. Have you noticed any shifts in the landscape photography community as it relates to topics that have emerged here on the podcast?

2. How would you rate the state of Creativity in landscape photography?

3. Who influences you the most and why?

4. How do you imagine Landscape Photography in 10 years?

5. Where do you feel weakest as a landscape photographer?

6. In the early history of photography, photographers played a vital role in the preservation of wild lands. This continued to a small degree over the last century but more recently has been forgotten. Do you think we have a role to play in this arena today? If yes, what should it look like? How do we go about retaking that role?

And MANY MORE!

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

Patricia Davidson & Landscape Photography on the Oregon Coast

Welcome to Episode 099 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Patricia Davidson!

Patricia Davidson is a professional photographer, specializing in landscape and travel photography. Patricia has spent the last 20 years living on the beautiful Southern Oregon Coast where she developed her landscape photography skills. Currently, she and her husband live nomadically, traveling in their RV throughout the western United States. With a background in the visual arts and web development, she sets out to produce images that express her artistic vision and passion for photography, as well as her love of nature and the outdoors.


Links discussed in the introduction to the podcast:

1. Nature Photographers Network (NPN)

2. Banff Photo Workshops & Tours


We covered some fun topics this week, including:

1. Flickr & Google Plus and how they shaped photography in the past decade.

2. How to promote your work locally.

3. Featuring women in landscape photography.

4. Web development.

5. When prints go wrong!

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, Patricia and I talked about the pros and cons of travelling full-time in an RV as a nature photographer.

To learn more about Patricia, check her out:

Website.

Instagram.

Here are the photographers that Patricia recommended for the podcast:

1. Franka Gabler

2. Perri Schelat

3. Terry Donnelly & Mary Liz Austin

4. Greg Vaughn

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!

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! 

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! 

 

Timm Chapman - Art Fairs & More

Welcome to Episode 094 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Timm Chapman!

Timm Chapman is an award winning photographer whose work hangs in both private & corporate collections. His images have been featured in publications all over North America including National Geographic Traveler, Arizona Highways and United Airlines' Hemispheres' magazine, Frommer's Travel Guides and others. Since purchasing his first ‘real’ camera at 12 years of age, Timm began his photographic journey in grade school, taking photography in both his junior and senior high schools over the span of 5 years. By the time he was in the 12th grade, Timm was already developing and printing colour prints in the school lab. At the time, he never knew it would become a life-long journey of learning, filled with challenges and reward. Over the years he has dabbled in all aspects of the medium, before finally settling on his greatest love: landscape portraiture; with Mother Nature as his model.

Timm is also an avid NIKON camera collector. He has numerous cameras, lenses and accessories from Nikon's storied past including 7 space cameras used by NASA on both the Shuttle and International Space Station expeditions. These cameras and lenses are quite different than consumer models and you can learn much more about them and other early Nikon space cameras by visiting his website.

We covered some fun topics this week, including:

1. How photography has changed over the years he has been shooting.

2. Seeing truth in photography.

3. Art shows.

4. The juxtaposition between inspiration and self-directed vision.

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, Timm and I talked about his Nikon camera collection - all cameras that have been to space as part of the NASA space program.

To learn more about Timm, check him out:

Website.

Here are the photographers that Timm recommended for the podcast:

1. Ken Smith.

2. David Mayhew.

Head to my blog at www.mattpaynephotography.com to learn more about Timm and see some of his photographs!

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

Mark Metternich Returns - Fine Art Printing

Welcome to Episode 092 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Mark Metternich!

Mark Metternich returns to the podcast to talk all about fine art printmaking, including his tips for color management, field techniques, sharpening, up-sizing, and more. Over on Patreon this week we had a great in depth conversation about printing your work and the tough decisions we have to make in regards to the fine art market. 


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 is the information for this week's sponsors for the podcast. First, let me tell you about ARC Panel.  Every photographer processes images, be it a light touch to ensure image matches reality or heavy artistic post-proceessing.

I personally process mostly with luminosity masks. You can build them manually, which is slow and prone to errors. Or, you can use luminosity masking panels.

Let me introduce our new sponsor of the show – ARCPanel, created by one of the podcast's listeners and Patreon supporters, Anton Averin.

Built by a landscape photographer and software developer, it focuses on simplicity and speed. I tried it myself and I found ARCPanel to be the fastest and most intuitive panel out there.

ARCPanel provides 16-bit luminosity and saturation masks for lights, darks, midtones and zones, with options to refine and apply them to any kind of adjustment layer. There is also a free extra tab with Frequency Separation, Orton Effect and Dodge/Burn.

ARCPanel has a free trial so you could try it before buying, and Patreon supporters of the podcast get a special discount.

Try it on https://arcpanel.averin.photo, website has full features description and growing list of tutorials.

All right, next up, I wanted to take a moment to re-introduce one of my favorite websites to listeners - Nature Photographer's Network or NPN. If you're like me, you're tired of the empty comments and the rat race for likes on social media. You find yourself craving a bit more from your landscape photography experience. You want to share your work and have it truly appreciated for what it is. Maybe you want to get really in-depth and helpful critique on your images from some of the world's best photographers. NPN is where you need to go. Not only does NPN have an incredible community of like-minded photographers, it has one of the most useful, helpful, and genuine critique forums around. I have learned so much and have improved quite a bit by posting my images there and absorbing the feedback from other users on my images and other folks' images. Additionally, NPN has hired some of the best nature photography writers in the industry, including many former guests of the podcast like Guy Tal, Charlotte Gibb, Sarah Marino, and Eric Bennett to name a few. These writers are creating exclusive content for the community on NPN which is both inspirational and action-oriented. It will improve your photography. Check it out - head on over to naturephotographers.network/


To learn more about Mark, check him out:

Website.

Instagram.

Here are the photographers that Mark recommended for the podcast:

1. Ken Duncan.

2. Christopher Burkett.

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! 

Arka Chatterjee - Copyright Law and Photography

Welcome to Episode 090 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Arka Chatterjee!

Arka Chatterjee is a landscape photographer and intellectual property lawyer living in Los Angeles. You can learn a lot more about him in this great blog post from Vision and Life. Arka and I got together to discuss copyright law and all kinds of legal topics that photographers should be concerned with.

We covered some fun topics this week, including:

1. Copyright law and landscape photography.

2. Releases.

3. Dealing with police on locations.

4. Watermarks.

5. Legal Guide for the Visual Artist.

6. Pixsy.com


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, Arka and I talk about contracts and photography! One of my favorite topics! This is an extra 15 minutes of conversation that is FULL of amazing legal advice, seriously, check it out!

To learn more about Arka, check him out:

Instagram.

Here is the photographer that Arka recommended for the podcast:

1. Mirko Vecernik.

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

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

Greg Russell - Landscape Photography in Wilderness Areas

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

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

We covered some fun topics this week, including:

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

2. The role of photographers as public lands advocates.

3. Greg's Wilderness Project.

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


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

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

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

Website.

Instagram.

Here are the photographers that Greg recommended for the podcast:

1. Allister Benn

2. Royce Howland.

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

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

Scott McCook - Aerial Landscape Photography

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

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

We covered some fun topics this week, including:

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

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

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

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

5. Processing / workflow and how boundaries impacts that.

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

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!

Jack Curran - Mastering Black and White Landscape Photography

Welcome to Episode 086 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen with Jack Curran!

Jack Curran is an award-winning Black and White landscape photographer who has been in the business for over 40 years. Jack's work was recently showcased in the Lenswork "Eleven by Six" monograph book. Jack came onto the podcast to share his wisdom and experience with the landscape photography community. 

We covered some fun topics this week, including:

1. Why black and white photography and his process / approach.

2. What changes in the industry Jack has seen in the past 40 years.

3. How Jack curates images for his portfolio.

4. Answers to questions posed in our Facebook group.


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! 

This week on Patreon, Jack shares his wisdom on his approach to creating image portfolios - a must listen!

For the full liner notes and to see Jack's great photography, visit my blog at www.mattpaynephotography.com

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