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

Gary Crabbe - The Legacy of Galen Rowell in Landscape Photography

Welcome to episode 190 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. 

This week on the podcast, I was joined by a landscape photographer who has been in the game for quite a long time. Gary Crabbe found himself welcomed into the landscape photography world by surprise when he decided to quit his job as a breakfast cook and work for Galen Rowell as his photo library curator.

What ensued was an unexpected life-long journey as a landscape photographer. Gary is an award-winning photographer and author living in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has seven published books to his credit as principal photographer, the last two of which he also authored. His most recent book, Photographing California; Vol. 1 – North, won the prestigious IBPA Benjamin Franklin Gold Medal Award for Best Regional Title.In 2018, the United States Postal Service released seven of Gary’s photos – a nearly unprecedented number for an individual photographer -- as USPS Forever Postage Stamps. These photos are now immortalized as part of the USPS O Beautiful collection, a 20-image set of stamps celebrating the hymn, America the Beautiful.

Gary and myself discuss some interesting topics this week, including:

  • Gary's journey into photography,
  • What it was like to work with Galen Rowell,
  • The realities of making it as a professional photographer,
  • Image licensing,
  • Photo selection and portfolio development,
  • Competitiveness in landscape photography,
  • And much, much more.

Over on Patreon this week, Gary and I discuss his challenges with mental health - a topic that has been getting a lot of attention lately in light of COVID. Stick around to the end of the show where I will be announcing a nice giveaway for listeners. 

Here are the photographers that Gary recommended on the podcast:

1. Richard Wong.

2. David Leland Hyde.

3. Phillip Hyde.

4. Michael Gordon.

5. Robert Glenn Ketchum.

6. Frans Lanting.

7. Suzi Eszterhas.

8. Nevada Wier.

Other items mentioned on the show:

1. Private 1:1 landscape photography workshops.

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

Tara Workman - Finding Your Own Path in Landscape Photography as a Hobbyist

Welcome to episode 187 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. 

This week on the podcast, I was joined by a hobbyist photographer known as My Bajan Eye on Instagram - Tara Workman.

Despite her self-proclamation as being a hobbyist, Tara's photography is some of the best you'll find these days. It feels personal, unique, and has some really great qualities. Tara is a physician living in Portland, Oregon and she uses photography as a mental health break. She's also African American. 

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

  • Her start as a landscape photographer in the age of social media,
  • Photography as a hobby and the benefits to that approach,
  • Making time for photography as a person with a full-time job,
  • Finding your own path as a photographer and the powerful influence of social media,
  • Her transition to abstracts and smaller scenes,
  • Learning how to not care about likes on Instagram,
  • Being inspired by other photographers without copying them,
  • And, her experience as a black woman in landscape photography.

Over on Patreon this week, join over 140 of your peers in supporting the podcast financially and listen to Tara and I talk about how photography taught her how to see beauty in the natural world.

I hope you enjoy our conversations.

For more show notes, to see Tara's amazing photographs, a listing of her recommended photographers, and ways to support the podcast, head over to my blog.

Juan Pablo de Miguel - Judging the Epson Pano Awards

Welcome to episode 185 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. 

This week on the podcast, I had a wonderful time chatting with our first guest from Spain, Juan Pablo de Miguel

Juan Pablo is a long-standing judge for the Epson Pano Awards, a photography educator, and fantastic landscape photographer located in Madrid Spain. 

Juan Pablo and I discuss some interesting topics this week, including:

  • His journey from engineering into landscape photography.
  • The role of world travel in his photography.
  • His philosophy on post-processing.
  • The new sky replacement tool in Photoshop.
  • Various business models for landscape photography.
  • The Epson Pano Awards, his role as a judge, what he looks for in good images, and more.
  • ... and more!

I hope you enjoy our conversation.

Other items mentioned on the show:

1. 60-day Trial to Nature Photographer's Network.

2. Support the show on Patreon.

Here are the photographers that Juan Pablo recommended on the podcast:

1. Paul Apal'kin.

2. Michael Sidofsky.

3. Joel Santos.

4. Enrico Fossati.

5. Merr Watson.

6. Pablo Ruiz Garcia.

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


Elisabeth Brentano - Wanderlust in the American West

Welcome to episode 172 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. 

This week's episode features a photographer and videographer who has found a niche in combining her passions for story telling, writing, and photography to make a living in the landscape photography arena.

Elisabeth Brentano started her career in the entertainment news space and transitioned to writing blogs for travel and food. It was in that space that she fell in love with photography. She is also very passionate about conservation issues and created a wonderful documentary film, called "In the Shadow of Lions" where she examines the balance between social media, conservation, and tourism as it relates to big cats in Africa.

Elisabeth and I discuss some interesting topics, including:

  • How she found herself in the landscape photography space.
  • How her editing style has evolved over time.
  • The impacts of social media on creativity and relationship building.
  • Her documentary film, "In the Shadow of Lions."
  • ... and more!

Over on Patreon this week, join Elisabeth and I for a bonus discussion while financially supporting the podcast. We discuss her approach to gaining more authentic engagement on social media through vulnerability and honesty.

I hope you enjoy our conversations!

Here are the photographers that Elisabeth recommended for the podcast:

1. Melissa Groo.

2. Savannah Cummins.

3. Benjamin Everitt.

4. Joe Haeberle.


Other items mentioned on the show:

1. 60-day Trial to Nature Photographer's Network.

2. My YouTube Channel.


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

Joseph Roybal - Harnessing the Power of Mentor-ship and Relationships in Landscape Photography

Welcome to episode 170 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. 

This week's episode features a photographer living in Denver Colorado. 

Joseph Roybal focuses on landscape photography and successfully partners with a variety of product brands by marrying his photographic skills with his people skills to make a living in the craft of photography. Joseph and I met at Out of Yosemite where he was representing Breakthrough Filters as a professional photographer. 

Joseph and I discuss some interesting topics, including:

  • The importance and value of mentorship.
  • The importance and value of relationships.
  • How to cultivate relationships in the landscape photography field.
  • Balancing the demands of work, relationships, and photography.
  • Growth through landscape photography.
  • ... and more!

Over on Patreon this week, Joseph and I discuss photo resolutions needed for printing and our various workflows for preparing a file for printing. You too can gain access to this and 100+ other bonus episodes by supporting the show on Patreon.

I hope you enjoy our conversations!

Here is the person that Joseph recommended for the podcast:

1. Kelly Calvillo.


Other items mentioned on the show:

1. Arc Panel.

2. My YouTube Channel.

3. Nature Photographer's Network.


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

Todd Caudle - A Passion for Colorado Through Landscape Photography

Welcome to episode 167 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. 

This week's episode features a photographer I have been following for many, many years and have had many interactions with on social media over the years. Todd Caudle is perhaps one of the most well-known landscape photographers in Colorado and is the owner of his own publishing company, Skyline Press, a vehicle that Todd uses to publish photography calendars, books, and note cards (and I'm confident if you were looking for someone to help you do the same that Todd would help you out). 

Todd is an award-winning photographer who has explored countless miles of trails and backroads, primarily in our beloved home state of Colorado, seeking landscapes as they are experiencing their most fleeting moments. Rarely content to photograph a static landscape, he is always in pursuit of those dynamic events as weather ebbs and flows, as nighttime turns to day and back again, and as seasons change. His propensity for capturing dramatic climatic events led one close friend and fellow photographer to dub him Cloudman, and the nickname stuck.

Todd and I discuss some interesting topics, including:

  • How Todd got his start as a photographer.
  • What it was like to photograph super-star musicians.
  • How he transitioned into landscape photography.
  • How he got into the publishing business.
  • What encourages and discourages him about the current state of photography.
  • Mountain stretching in post-processing.
  • Lessons learned from Todd's critique of my work back in 2012.
  • ... and more!

If you enjoyed our chat, you can join us for more on Patreon while supporting the show - we discuss what makes a great or compelling photograph.

I hope you enjoy our conversations!

Here are the people that Todd recommended for the podcast:

1. Dave Showalter.

2. Mike Pach.

3. Darren White.


Other items mentioned on the show:

1. 60-day Trial to Nature Photographer's Network.

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

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!

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

Gabriel Eisenband & the Landscapes of Colombia

Welcome to Episode 098 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Gabriel Eisenband!

Gabriel is a landscape photographer from the country of Colombia in South America - our first guest from that continent! I would describe Gabriel as one of those guys that flies under the radar but produces great work day after day. He recently published a photography book featuring every National Park in Colombia. 


 Links discussed in the introduction to the podcast:

1. The Art of Selling Art promotion

2. The Art of Selling Art Live Chat

3. ArcPanel Luminosity Masking Panel


We covered some fun topics this week, including:

1. The country of Colombia.

2. What its like to be a landscape photographer in Colombia.

3. National Parks in Colombia.

4. Three most important things for a landscape photographer.

5. Editing styles.

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, Gabriel and I talked about the role motivation plays in the type of photography we produce.

To learn more about Gabriel, check him out:

Website.

Instagram.

Here are the photographers that Gabriel recommended for the podcast:

1. Thomas Peschak

2. Michel Doutremont

3. Brian Skerry

4. Shaaz Jung

Join the conversation and see examples of Gabriel's work on my blog.

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! 

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! 

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. 

Ryan Dyar - Controversy in Landscape Photography

Welcome to Episode 085 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen with Ryan Dyar!

Ryan Dyar probably needs no introduction to most landscape photographers listening to the podcast; however, if you have never heard of Ryan or seen his work, you're in for a real treat. Ryan is based out of Seattle, Washington and has been a full-time landscape photographer for several years. Ryan is very down-to-earth and was very fun to talk to on the podcast. My goal this week was to really help folks get to know Ryan on a personal level. 

We covered some fun topics this week, including:

1. Controversy and in-fighting among landscape photographers.

2. Ryan's post-processing videos and his approach to them. 

3. How Ryan makes it as a full-time photographer.

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, Ryan and I talk about emotional connection to images and scenes and how that impacts his workflow and photography.

Jannick Clausen - Landscape Photography Contests & Institutions

Welcome to Episode 082 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen with Jannick Clausen!

Jannick is an accredited master photographer based in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. He is also the 2016 AIPP Australian Landscape Photographer of the Year. Jannick and I have been trying to get him on the podcast for months and we were finally able to get over the time zone hurdle and make it happen. It was such a great conversation, I'm sure you will agree!

We covered some great topics this week, including:

1. Submitting photos to contests. 

2. The importance of belonging to a professional photography institution. 

3. Jannick's dad's struggle and death from cancer and how that influenced his photography.

4. Leave No Trace Principles. 

5. Using Capture One Pro to edit photos. You can use the code "AMBCLAUSEN" to get 10% off Capture One Pro. 


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, Jannick and I talked about the pros and cons of shooting locally vs. travelling.

 

Chuck Kimmerle - Landscape Photography of the Plains & Prairies

Welcome to Episode 080 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen with Chuck Kimmerle!

Chuck Kimmerle is a black and white photographer originally based in the plains states of Wyoming and North Dakota who has recently relocated to New York City. Chuck is an award-winning, fine-art landscape photographer working exclusively in black and white. He is also a speaker, teacher, mentor, and educator. Chuck's interest in photography began with a wonderful little Canon Canonet QL17 while in the U.S. Army. It was that camera which taught him the power and potential of visual communication. A few years later, Chuck began his career as a photographer while working at his college newspaper. That job, which paid him $37.50 per academic quarter, led to a career of more than 15 years working as a newspaper photojournalist and a Pulitzer nomination for spot news photography. Seeing the writing on the wall with regards to the future of newspaper staff photographers, Chuck left that field and worked as a college photographer with duties ranging from passport head shots to magazine cover photos. Since 2010, he has worked full-time as a landscape photographer. Chuck was originally recommended on the podcast by Colleen Miniuk-Sperry over on episode 56.

We covered some great topics this week, including:

1. Photographing the plains and prairies.

2. His diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis and how that has impacted his journey into photography.

3. Focusing on black and white photography and the subject of where nature meets man.

4. His planned hike of the Appalachian Trail. 

5. His background in journalism and how that has impacted his work as a landscape 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, Chuck and I talked about his experience teaching photography to college students and some of the tips, secrets, and awesome assignments he gave them to work on to better their art.

To learn more about Chuck and to see his photography, head over to the liner notes on my blog at www.mattpaynephotography.com

 

Arpan Das - Multiple Exposure Landscape Photography

Welcome to Episode 073 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen with Arpan Das!

Arpan is a full time Astrophysics/Cosmology research student by profession; however, landscape photography is one of his biggest passions in life. Arpan was born in India where he lived 23 years of his life. Then he moved to Italy for his study and currently living in Canada for the same purpose. Whenever he has free time, he tries to fly far away from the city and loves being outdoors in some mountains where he can connect himself to the beauty of the nature. Even if he is not taking any photographs he just loves to watch a sunrise or sunset over the mountains, big water waves along the sea, or millions of stars over the head in a dark sky.

We covered some great topics this week, including:

1. Difficulty today as a landscape photographer.

2. Single exposures vs. multiple exposures.

3. Using astro-trackers, specifically the Skywatcher Star Adventurer Pro.

4. How mood influences photography.

5. Abstract landscape photography.

6. Coming to North America from India.

7. The trend of stretching mountains in photos.

8. Composition - learning from painters like Albert Bierstadt.


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!

Over on Patreon this week, Arpan and I discussed focus stacking, exposure blending, and the importance of reality in landscape photography.

To learn more about Arpan, check out the liner notes on my blog at www.mattpaynephotography.com

Here are the photographers that Arpan recommended for the podcast:

1. Noel Casaje.

2. Bruno Pisani.

3. Catherine Simard.

4. Patrick Ong

5. Isabella Tabacchi

Erin Babnik & Alex Nail - The Post-Processing Debate

Welcome to Episode 071 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen: THE Post-Processing Landscape Photography Debate with Erin Babnik & Alex Nail! Get your popcorn ready - Erin and Alex deliver the goods and share their perspectives on the ever-prevalent debate on post-processing in landscape photography. I'd love to hear where you personally fall on the debate after listening.

Alex Nail is a full-time landscape photographer based in Bristol, UK with a passion for mountains and wilderness areas. He increasingly heads to remote or hard to reach locations in search of new images. His photography is largely illustrative, showing magical lighting conditions and spectacular scenery. Alex is a great believer in the trustworthiness of photography as an artistic medium. Alex edits his images; however, they are all real, with nothing added or taken away. 

Erin Babnik is a full-time adventure landscape photographer, photography educator, writer, and speaker. She is known for her ambitious images, for her adventurous approach in the field, and for her thought-provoking writing and speaking. Her dedication to outdoor photography evolved out of her years working as an art historian, photographing at archaeological sites and in museums for the purposes of teaching and research. Erin draws upon her background in art history in bringing a deep knowledge of aesthetics, visual communication, and cultural relevancy to her own photographic work and to her ideas about the art of photography, which she expresses to audiences around the world.

Here are links to various things that came up on the podcast:

1. Atlantic Magazine article on digital manipulation

2. On Landscape article from Guy Tal

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!

Over on Patreon this week, Alex, Erin, and I discussed the presentation of images taken on exotic workshops, comp stomping, and more.

To learn more about Erin and Alex, check out their websites:

Erin Babnik.
Alex Nail.

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