F-Stop Collaborate and Listen

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

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.

Cody Duncan - Norway Landscape Photography

Welcome to Episode 081 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen with Cody Duncan!

Cody Duncan is an award-winning landscape photographer living in Lofoten, Norway. Though he was born and raised under the bright Californian sun, the last decade of his life has often seen him traveling to the wilds of northern Europe, where he's inspired by the mixture of landscape, weather, history, and culture. In early 2016, after over 20 visits in the previous 15 years, he was finally able to move to the Lofoten Islands in northern Norway. 

We covered some great topics this week, including:

1. His journey to Lofoten, Norway as a photographer.

2. Social media's effect on locations.

3. The impact of nature photography on Lofoten.

4. Cultural differences between Norway and the USA from the perspective of a photographer.


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, Cody and I talked about photographing the Aurora Borealis.

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

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