F-Stop Collaborate and Listen

Ugo Cei - Travel Photography / Coronavirus / Journey into Film

Welcome to Episode 153 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

This week's episode features an Italian photographer who produces two podcasts, including "The Travelling Image Makers", and "Closing the Gap." He runs and manages photography travel tours across the globe and happens to be a really outstanding guy. 

Welcome Ugo Cei to the podcast! 

We had a fun conversation this week and covered a variety of topics, including:

  • Ugo's journey into large format film and what he has learned from it.
  • The impact of the Coronavirus on his business and travel photography.
  • Getting to know a culture.
  • What he has learned about marketing over the years.
  • Staged Travel photography.

P.S. - I was a guest on Ugo's podcast TTIM, back in 2017 and talked about Night Photography.

Over on Patreon this week, join Ugo and I for a discussion about his viral 2015 article, "Will the Real Landscape Photography Please Stand Up?"

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

Here are the photographers Ugo recommended for the podcast:

1. Matt Brandon.

2. Valentina Tamborra.

Other items mentioned on the show:

1. 60-day free trial to NPN.

2. Matt Brandon's article on Trophy Hunting in travel photography.

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

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:



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

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