F-Stop Collaborate and Listen

Nick Carver - Soul-Searching for Personally Meaningful Photographs

Welcome to episode 163 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

This week's episode features a landscape and architecture photographer living in Orange County, California. Nick Carver has been entrenched in photography since 2006 when he dove head first into business side of photography where he was met with many challenges. Nick almost gave up after several years of teaching for people on Craigslist until he made some difficult realizations about his work... Nick and I had a wonderful conversation this week and covered a wide variety of topics, including:

  • His beginnings in photography.
  • How he transitioned into architecture photography to make money.
  • How he looked at his work and made some painful realizations that almost caused him to quit.
  • His path of soul-searching and why he actually makes photographs.
  • The resurgence in film photography.
  • His YouTube channel (which is highly entertaining).
  • ... and much, much more

Over on Patreon this week, Nick and I talk about the nuances of website portfolio design and his approach to showcasing his work.

I hope you enjoy our conversation!

Here is who Nick recommended for the podcast:

1. Carlos Beltran.


Other items mentioned on the show:

1. Out of Chicago LIVE!

2. NPN Free 60-Day Trial.


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

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


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

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

Alex Burke - Large Format Film Landscape Photography

Welcome to Episode 149 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

This week's episode features a fellow Coloradoan and Large-format film landscape photographer, Alex Burke. Alex's work is diverse but is largely focused on the mountains of Colorado as well as the plains and prairies of Eastern Colorado. He has been working on a very interesting project where he has been photographing the interaction between man and land in the plains which is really fascinating. Alex survives by selling his work at art shows across the country.

We covered a wide variety of topics, including:

  • His current project.
  • Making more meaningful photos that go beyond what's just beautiful.
  • Backpacking with large format.
  • Composing on large format.
  • Getting stuck in the past techniques as a film photographer.
  • Current trends in landscape photography.

Over on Patreon this week, join Alex and I for a 22-minute bonus episode on art shows, what sells at art shows, how to price your photography, and a discussion about limited edition vs. open edition prints. 
If you enjoyed hearing Alex talk about his work and want to learn more about photographing locally or getting into large format photography, he's offering a 20% discount on his e-books for Patreon supporters. Head over to patreon.com/fstopandlisten to get that discount on his great e-books.

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

Here are the photographers Alex recommended for the podcast:

1. Lance Roth.

2. Mike Basher.

3. Ryan Gillespie.


Other items mentioned on the show:

1. 60-day free trial to NPN.

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

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

Michael Strickland - Large format film photography of the Great Plains

Welcome to Episode 145 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. 
 
This week's episode features a large and medium format film photographer from western Kansas, Michael Strickland
 
Michael transitioned from digital to film and hasn't looked back. He was featured in a really interesting Geekwire YouTube video showcasing why he made the switch, which really piqued my interest. 
 
Michael and I covered a wide variety of topics this week, including:
  • Photographing panoramas using film.
  • Photographing the Great Plains. 
  • Portraying mood and emotion through photography.
  • and a lot more...
Over on Patreon this week, Michael gives us some tips on how to get started in film photography. 
Head over to patreon.com/fstopandlisten for more info on how you can support the podcast and get bonus content at the same time.  
 
Before we get started, I wanted to remind listeners that my good friend Gary Randall still has some workshop openings for his 2020 Alaska photography workshops. You could not meet a nicer guy than Gary so I really think you'll love going with him to photograph bears on the Kenai Peninsula. Check it out by going to gary-randall.com

Tim Parkin - OnLandscape Magazine

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks for all of your submissions! 

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

Here are the photographers that Tim recommended for the podcast:

1. Theo Bosboom.

2. Alister Benn.

3. Charles Cramer

4. Charlie Waite.

5. Sandra Bartocha.

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

Let's talk about who is coming up on the podcast! I am really excited to announce some of our upcoming guests and episodes. It should be a really good fall!

  • Rachel Jones Ross - a Canadian Photographer. 
  • Aaron Nace, founder of Phlearn.
  • Alister Benn, a photographer from Scotland.
  • Brenda Petrella, a photographer from Vermont.
  • Franka Gabler - a photographer from Croatia living in California.
  • Ian Plant...
  • Dylan Fox...
  • And lots more!

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

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

We aim to grow the total award amount through donations and sponsorships. We are looking for nominations for the award. You can nominate yourself or someone else through the google form linked in the liner notes. Since our launch we have raised $550 towards the award and have garnered some great sponsorships from some great photography brands. 

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

Current Sponsors:

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Shimoda Designs is an adventure camera bag company designed as a reaction to real world adventures rather than those imagined from a comfortable office environment. Shimoda founder Ian Millar is a lifelong explorer, snowboarder and product designer known for developing some of the most innovative camera bags in the world. Shimoda is his new venture which represents the culmination of all his experiences and utilizes the most advanced materials and technologies available to minimize the pain, fatigue and suffering that comes with foul mountain conditions. Shimoda products are a direct reflection and reaction to the outdoor lifestyle that Ian and his adventure photographer friends love so much. Shimoda is donating to the winner of the Landscape Conservation Award a bag of their choice, core unit, roller and accessory case - a $779 value!

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

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

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

We are working on getting more in-kind donations and financial donations to sweeten the pot for the deserving award winner. If you are interested in either, please check out the award page on our website. 

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


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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