F-Stop Collaborate and Listen

David Brookover - Using Landscape Photography to Understand Culture

Welcome to episode 173 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

 

This week's episode features a photographer who has owned their own gallery in Jackson Hole, Wyoming since 2001 - David Brookover.

 

David's gallery is filled with custom-framed platinum palladium prints from his extensive travels throughout the world as a fine art landscape photographer. David got his start as a photographer while studying acupuncture in Japan back in 1986, where he was immersed in the Japanese culture which had a significant influence on his work as a photographer.

David and I discuss some interesting topics, including:

  • How David used photography as a way to understand a new place and culture,
  • Transitioning from a full-time job to full-time photography,
  • Platinum Palladium printing and his print-making process,
  • The secret to longevity in the craft of landscape photography
  • ... and more!

I hope you enjoy our conversation. To hear more and to support the show, head over to Patreon.com/fstopandlisten

 

Here are the photographers that David recommended for the podcast:

1. Clyde Butcher.

2. Keith Carter.

3. Jake Davis.

4. Sally Mann.

5. Kenro Izu.

 

Other items mentioned on the show:

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

 

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

Travis Andersen - Ski photography in Bozeman, Montana

Welcome to Episode 121 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's episode features a photographer living in Bozeman, Montana, Travis Andersen. I met up with Travis in person in his shop to talk all about, well, shop!Travis owns his own print lab called White Creek Art and does a knock out job of creating and printing ski posters for resorts all over the country. Travis and I covered a lot of fun ground this week, including:

  • His journey as a landscape photographer and print lab owner.
  • Ski photography.
  • Panorama photography.
  • A crazy story about how he started his own printing business.
  • Breathing Color paper products for Epson printers.
  • Attachment to our favorite images and how they are so hard to sell!
  • Photographing with the intent to sell.
  • Authenticity.
  • Being a photographer as a busy family man... and lots more!

Over on Patreon, Travis and I shared stories from Yellowstone National Park and he shares an absolutely insane story about a Grizzly Bear attack!

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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 Travis recommended for the podcast:

1. Ryan Turner.

2. Kene Sperry.

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

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

  • First up, we have Wayne Suggs from New Mexico - we're going to be talking all about his efforts to work with the Department of Interior on protecting some of New Mexico's most awesome places.
  • Next, we have Christian Heeb, a Swiss photographing living in the United States.
  • We also have Alister Benn from Scotland coming onto the show which should be incredible!
  • We also have Tim Parkin from ON Landscape magazine making an appearance, I'm looking forward to that one...
  • And also have Franka Gabler - a photographer from Croatia living in California.
  • I'm working on several others as well, so it will surely be a good year for us.

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

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

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! 

Aaron Feinberg - Landscape Photography in Kauai

Welcome to Episode 091 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Aaron Feinberg!

I had the chance to catch up with Aaron in his gallery in Poipu Kauai and it was an amazing experience. Aaron is one of my favorite photographers and has some incredibly inspiring images from the island of Kauai. 

We covered some fun topics this week, including:

1. Gallery Life.

2. Digital Manipulation. Here is a link to Aaron's article we discussed. 

3. Impacts from location sharing.

4. Sharing work on social media.

5. Beards!

6. Following other photographer's work.

7. Drones.


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, Aaron and I talk about being a photographer at Burning Man and his Burning Man photography project.

To learn more about Aaron, check him out:

Website.

Instagram.

Here are the photographers that Aaron recommended for the podcast:

1. Brian Rueb.

2. Drew Hopper.

Some examples of Aaron's photography can be seen on my blog at www.mattpaynephotography.com

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! 

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.

 

Charlotte Gibb - Intimate Landscape Photography

Welcome to Episode 076 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen with Charlotte Gibb!

Charlotte spent her childhood romping around and exploring the wilderness areas in the mountains near her northern California home. The youngest of nine children, her father was an avid mountain climber and nature lover, and he made sure his kids were instilled with his passion for the outdoors. After he died in a climbing accident when Charlotte was very young, her mother continued to promote spending time in nature, ensuring that their vacations were spent outdoors camping, hiking and exploring. Charlotte studied journalism in college for two years and worked for her city's newspaper, at which point she discovered that journalism wasn't for her. She transferred to the Academy of Art University in San Francisco and studied graphic design instead. She bought a used Beseler enlarger and turned her spare bedroom into a darkroom, where she spent countless hours in the dark happily experimenting with printmaking. In the years following art school, she went to work as an art director for an ad agency, built a successful design business, got married, raised two wonderful sons, and currently uses her camera to tell stories of the natural world. 

We covered some great topics this week, including:

1. Her start in a design agency and how it led her to photography.

2. Working alone vs. in a group.

3. Intimate landscapes.

4. Discovering your vision.

5. Photo contests and why you should enter them. Charlotte likes "Lens Culture."


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! Thanks!

Over on Patreon this week, Charlotte shares her wisdom on print-making and how it can make you a better landscape photographer. We cover pricing, papers, framing, materials, printers, and lots more - 24 minutes of awesome bonus material!

 

Here are the photographers that Charlotte recommended for the podcast:

1. Varina and Jay Patel.

2. Michael Frye.

3. Keith Walklet.

4. Evan Russell.

 

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

Robert Park from Nevada Art Printers - Lumachrome Prints in Landscape Photography

Episode 055 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen with Robert Park from Nevada Art Printers!

It was super awesome to get Robert from Nevada Art Printers to join us on the podcast this week! Shout out to Aaron Reed for helping set it up - I appreciate the collaboration, brother! Have you been curious about printing on Lumachrome or about how to get the most out of your RAW files for large prints? This is the episode for you! Robert and I sat down and covered some great ground, answering several listener questions from the Facebook Group

You can also support the show by making a monthly contribution through Patreon. For as little as $1 - you help pay for the production costs of the podcast, help us improve the podcast, and for $5 / mo and higher, gain access to bonus episodes. Over on Patreon this week, Robert and I had a fabulous conversation on sharpening for large prints - a must listen if you have ever wanted to know more about sharpening. 

To learn more about Robert:

Personal Website

Nevada Art Printers

Here are the artists that Robert would like to hear on the podcast:

1. Aaron Reed

2. Aaron Feinberg

Some examples of Robert's photography can be seen below. 

I love hearing from the podcast listeners! Reach out to me via email, 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! 

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