F-Stop Collaborate and Listen

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! 

Ben Canales - Astro Landscape Photography & More

Welcome to Episode 067 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen with Ben Canales!

Ben Canales is a fantastic photographer and videographer living in Portland, Oregon and is widely considered to be one of the pioneers of modern digital night photography. Ben is a partner of a video company called Uncage the Soul Productions where he creates incredible time-lapse and video productions for companies all over the world. You can see the full library of amazing productions over on Vimeo.

I believe this is one of the best podcast episodes we've recorded to-date!

We covered some great topics this week, including:

1. Ben's journey into night photography.

2. How night photography has evolved.

3. Shooting night video.

4. Framing and composition differences between photography, time-lapse, and video.

5. Location tagging on social media.

6. Abusing locations for our benefit.

7. Creativity, conformity, and the interesting new Instagram page "@Insta_Repeat"

Over on Patreon this week, Ben and I had a fabulous conversation - he answered several listener questions from our Facebook group, explained how he keeps inspired to do night photography, and handled a delicate and complex question regarding responsibility. 

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!

To learn more about Ben, check out his online presence:

Website.

Instagram.

Vimeo.

Here are some artists that Ben recommended for the podcast:

1. Zeb Andrews.

2. Rachel Jones Ross.

3. Tracy Lee.

4. Kayla Sulek.

Some examples of Ben's photography can be seen on my blog post at https://www.mattpaynephotography.com/blog/2018/7/f-stop-collaborate-and-listen-episode-67---ben-canales

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! 

Michael Shainblum - Social Media Pressure & Landscape Photography

Episode 066 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen with Michael Shainblum! Warning - mild profanity mixed into the episode in places. 

Michael Shainblum is a landscape, timelapse and aerial photographer based in San Francisco, California. He has been working professionally as a photographer and filmmaker for 11 years since the age of 16. Michael first made a name for himself through his unique creativity and the ability to capture scenes and moments in his distinct style of surreal, visual story telling. A dedication to challenging the boundaries of creativity, as well as a flair for coming up with unique ideas, has since resulted in this dynamic visual artist being commissioned by large clients including Nike, Samsung, Facebook, LG, Apple and Google. You will also be able to find Michael’s work published widely by media outlets such as National Geographic, Wired Magazine and The Weather Channel.

We covered some great topics this week, including:

1. The story about how Michael got into photography.

2. How he gained traction as an artist early on.

3. Dealing with the pressure to post on social media. 

4. Fame & Responsibility in landscape photography.

5. The inspiration and why behind our shared interest in photographing the Milky Way. 

6. Transitioning away from night photography to other forms of photography - why and how it has affected the way he shoots.

7. Time management as an artist with a huge social media following.

8. How he photographed his "CASCADE - Waterfalls in Slow Motion" video.

Over on Patreon this week, Michael and I had a fabulous conversation where he told me the story about how he captured his famous photograph of lightning over the Golden Gate Bridge (see below) and he answered several listener questions.

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!

To learn more about Michael, check out his online presence:

Website.

Instagram.

YouTube.

Here are some artists that Michael recommended for the podcast:

1. Marco Grassi.

2. Russell Preston Brown.

Some examples of Michael'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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