F-Stop Collaborate and Listen

Robb Hirsch - Curiosity of the Natural World - Photographing Yosemite

Welcome to episode 193 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. 

This week on the podcast, I was happy to be joined by Robb Hirsch, a landscape photographer from California.

Robb is a biologist by training, naturalist by heart, and photographer by passion. Robb has an intimate relationship with the natural world. This connection was established early during annual childhood visits to Yosemite, which forged his bond with this magical place. After receiving his undergraduate degree from the University of California–Irvine, Robb began a career as a field biologist, working on a variety of projects for California State Parks, the US Geological Survey, and several private firms. His love for traveling and exploration has taken him through Africa, Central America, Tasmania and the western United States. Initially photography was a means to document his work and travels, but it soon became the focus. Robb’s photography has been featured in international competitions, calendars, magazines, and gallery showings, and he leads customized, small group and private photography workshops in Yosemite and surrounding Sierra Nevada.

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

  • How Robb got into landscape photography as a biologist.
  • Robb's incredible book, "The Nature of Yosemite - A Visual Journey",
  • Robb's love affair with Yosemite National Park and the Yosemite Conservancy,
  • How curiosity of the natural world and geological processes informs and guides his photography,
  • His method of composition in landscape photography,
  • Using photography to inspire others to experience their own connections to a place,
  • The importance of understanding the history of the places we photograph,
  • And much, much more.

Over on Patreon this week, Robb and I discuss the importance of developing personal relationships with other people as landscape photographers.

Here are the photographers that Kristen recommended on the podcast:

1. Jerry Dodrill.

2. Ian Shive.

3. Ed Callert.

4. James McGrew.

Other items mentioned on the show this week:

1. Gary Randall and Chris Byrne Columbia River Gorge workshop.

2. Nature First 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.

Please support the show on Patreon.

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

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

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

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

Welcome Felix Inden to the show.

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

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

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

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

I hope you enjoy our conversations!

Here are the people that Felix recommended for the podcast:

1. Kilian Schönberger

2. Tobias Hägg

3. Stian Klo

4. Arild Heitmann

5. Bruno Pisani

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

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

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

William Neill - Reflecting on 40 Years of Landscape Photography

Welcome to episode 171 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. 

This week's episode features a photographer who probably does not need much introduction as he is widely considered one of the most accomplished modern landscape and nature photographers. 

William Neill got his roots and upbringing in landscape photography while living in the Yosemite Valley and working in Ansel Adams' gallery beginning in 1980 and began writing columns for Outdoor Photographer Magazine in 1986. Suffice to say, he has a lifetime's worth of incredible photographic product and has a wealth of knowledge and perspective, which we attempted to tap into on the podcast. 

William and I discuss some interesting topics, including:

  • How he got his beginning in photography and writing for Outdoor Photographer Magazine.
  • What it was like learning from the greats in landscape photography like Ansel Adams.
  • Various media formats to consume and learn about landscape photography such as OnLandscapeNPN, and LensWork.
  • William's secret for staying creative over many years in this field.
  • His new book, Light on the Landscape.
  • ... and more!

Over on Patreon this week, William shares his advice on how to best grow as a photographer and we discuss his approach to portfolio development.

I hope you enjoy our conversations!

Here are the photographers that William recommended for the podcast:

1. John Wawrzonek.

2. Joseph Holmes.

3. Lewis Kemper.

4. Charlie Cramer.

5. Bruce Percy.

6. John Sexton.


Other items mentioned on the show:

1. Nature First Photography.

2. My YouTube Channel.

3. William's portfolio development courses (discussed on Patreon).


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

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

Toni Toreno - Photography Business After COVID-19

Welcome to episode 158 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

This week's amazing guest is Toni Toreno, the founder of the PNW Photo Summit and Bend Photo Tours

This week we covered a wide variety of topics, including:

  • How Toni has been pivoting after the realities of COVID-19 have set in and how she is adapting her conference business as a result.
  • Where Toni sees the industry going in the future.
  • The mass proliferation of workshops and whether or not they will continue to thrive.
  • The power of networking in landscape photography.

I hope you enjoy our conversation!

Over on Patreon this week, join Toni and I for a conversation about women in the landscape photography industry.

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

Here are the people Toni recommended for the podcast:

1. Kevin Kubota.

2. Sheila Dunn.

3. Christian Murillo.


Other items mentioned on the show:

1. ArcPanel Free Luminosity Mask Tutorial.

For the full show notes and to see Toni's photography, head over to my blog.

Sarah Lyndsay - How to Become an Instagram Sensation

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

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

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

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

I hope you enjoy our conversation!

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

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

Here are the photographers Sarah recommended for the podcast:

1. Viktoria Haack.

2. Irene Rudnyk.

3. Nick Fitzgardinge.

Other items mentioned on the show:

1. Skype Lessons from Gary Randall.

2. Nature Photographer's Network Free Trial.


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

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


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

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

Jonathan Tilley - Personal Branding for Landscape Photographers

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

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

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

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

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

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

Maria Grace - Search Engine Optimization for Landscape Photography

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

  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO).

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

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

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

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.

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.

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. 

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

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.

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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! 

Adam Mowery - Product and Outdoor Industry Landscape Photography

Welcome to Episode 083 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen with Adam Mowery! Adam is a landscape and outdoor product photographer living in North Carolina. 

Adam is an adventurer, creative thinker, and constantly pushes life to the limits. He will never be caught "status quo". To Adam, creativity is a lifestyle not just a means to and end. Adam believes there is good to be found in everything and that belief is constantly reflected in his work. For Adam, it's not what we have, it's what we do with it that matters. To him light, whether natural or artificial is a language to portray an emotion or statement in a way words never could. From staged to spontaneous, his photography evokes genuine beauty from every angle.

We covered some great topics this week, including:

1. His journey into product photography for the outdoor industry.

2. Juggling a full-time job as a photographer.

3. Judging for Pursue Pictures. To enter the "Fall Adventures" contest go here.

4. Common mistakes he's seen as a judge.


Please consider supporting the podcast on Patreon! There's a ton of bonus content over there for subscribers! Your support is critical - it helps with production costs and to improve the podcast over time. Thanks! Even $1 / mo helps a lot! 

Over on Patreon this week, Adam and I talked about how to create a coffee table book for your photography.

To see Adam's work and to find links to topics we discuss, head over to my blog at www.mattpaynephotography.com

Jason Matias - The Art of Selling Art

Welcome to Episode 079 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen with Jason Matias!

Jason Matias is a fine art photographer based in Bellvue, Washington. Jason has been working hard behind the scenes to help other photographers sell their photography through his online masterclass "the art of selling art." Jason is a veteran and has a master's degree in organizational leadership - both experiences he has leveraged to develop his marketing and selling acumen. Jason defines his photography into two different concepts - comfortable isolation, and personification in nature. He leverages those concepts to market his work to potential buyers - something we discussed in great length on the podcast episode.

We covered some great topics this week, including:

1. The article about Jason in F-Stoppers.

2. Jason's "Art of Selling Art" service.

3. Email marketing.

4. The importance of persistence - "go for no."

5. Mediums for print and display for wealthy buyers.

6. Using and locating a gallery to display your work.

7. Creating work with a message that makes it more marketable to your target audience.


Please consider supporting the podcast on Patreon! There's a ton of bonus content over there for subscribers! Your support is critical - it helps with production costs and to improve the podcast over time. Thanks! Even $1 / mo helps a lot! 

Over on Patreon this week, Jason and I discuss his really awesome process for how to find your voice as an artist - which I think is a totally unique and worthwhile process for landscape photographers to embark upon.

For links to items discussed and to see Jason's work - head over to my blog at www.mattpaynephotography.com

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