F-Stop Collaborate and Listen

Kristen Ryan - Capturing the Magic of the Tetons / Women Retreats

Welcome to episode 194 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. 

This week on the podcast, I was happy to be joined by Kristen Ryan

Kristen Ryan is a mother of four children living in Chicago, Illinois. She has a healthy obsession with landscape photography and Grand Teton National Park. Kristen leads all-women landscape photography retreats in the Tetons, Chicago, Canada, and elsewhere. Kristen hosts an online forum for women landscape photographers that she calls Women Capture Magic. She's also a Nature First Ambassador. 

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

  • How she became obsessed with Landscape Photography and the Tetons,
  • Her all-women landscape photography retreats,
  • Her Women Capture Magic online forum,
  • The challenges of being a mom to four children as a full-time photographer,
  • Intimate Landscape Photography using a telephoto lens,
  • And much, much more.

Over on Patreon this week, Kristen and I talk about tips and tricks to using neutral density filters for long exposures in landscape photography.

Here are the photographers that Kristen recommended on the podcast:

1. Paul Allen.

2. Leah Horstman.

3. Josh Merrill.

Other items mentioned on the show:

1. 60-day free trial to Nature Photographer's Network.

2. Arc Panel Luminosity Panel.

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

Mattias Sjolund - Building Your Landscape Photography Business

Welcome to episode 191 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. 

This week on my landscape photography podcast, I was joined by a landscape photographer from Uppsala, Sweden - Mattias Sjolund

Mattias works full-time in the digital marketing field and runs an upstart landscape photography business "Foto Magica" where he recruits "big name" photographers from the United States to join him on small tours and workshops in Sweden, bringing the stars to his market. 

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

  • How Mattias improved his photography on a small budget,
  • How Mattias built his landscape photography business,
  • Using Google Ads for marketing your landscape photography business,
  • Other digital marketing tips,
  • Differences between Europe and the United States in the landscape photography market,
  • And much, much more.

Over on Patreon this week, Mattias and I discuss how photography enriches his life and how he maintains his photography business and a full-time job. 

Here are the photographers that Mattias recommended on the podcast:

1. Tara Workman.

2. Bruce Percy.

3. Andrea Hamilton.

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

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

Photo Cascadia Team - Celebrating Oregon Through Landscape Photography

Welcome to episode 188 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

This week on the podcast, I hosted the Photo Cascadia team, including Sean Bagshaw, Adrian Klein, Zack Schnepf, Erin Babnik, David Cobb, and Kevin McNeal. This powerhouse team of landscape photographers have inspired so many of us on our journeys in this craft, so it was a real honor to host the whole team for a chat. Unfortunately, Chip Phillips was not able to join us for this recording due to the joys of parenting during COVID-19.

The Photo Cascadia team and I discuss some interesting topics this week, including:

  • Their new book celebrating the beauty and diversity of the State of Oregon through photographs, "Oregon, My Oregon,"
  • The power and significance of the foreword of the book by Nicholas Kristof,
  • The impact of climate change on the landscapes we all love to photograph,
  • The impact that increased visitation is having on locations we love to photograph (and some positives of this),
  • The therapeutic effects of landscape photography during a global pandemic,
  • How to instill respect for nature and the environment,
  • And much, much more

Over on Patreon this week, join over 140 of your peers in supporting the podcast financially hear about the Photo Cascadia team's approach to leading workshops safely during a pandemic.

I hope you enjoy our conversations.

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.

For the full show notes 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


Ben Williamson - Photographing New England & Working for a Magazine

Welcome to episode 183 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. For the full show notes and a transcript, head to my blog.

This week on the podcast, I had a wonderful conversation with a photographer that I have long admired from afar. Ben Williamson hails from the state of Maine and has amassed a fantastic collection of what he mostly describes as "scenic" photography from New England. Whatever you want to call it, his work exudes passion and a love for where he lives. Ben works for Down East Magazine as a staff photographer and leads workshops.

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

  • His journey into photography.
  • What it is like working for a small regional magazine and how other photographers could think about collaborating with magazines local to them.
  • Teaching photography and what Ben loves about it.
  • How Ben has partnered with other photographers on his journey.
  • How Ben includes man-made objects in his photography to make them more emotionally connective.
  • How Ben balances shooting for himself vs. shooting to please others.
  • ... and more!

Over on Patreon, this week, you can join over 100 of your peers in supporting the podcast financially and hear Ben and I talk about his obsession with weather and how he leverages that obsession to improve his photography.

I hope you enjoy our conversations.

Other items mentioned on the show:

1. Gary Randall Calendars.

2. My OnLandscape column.

Here are the photographers that Ben recommended on the podcast:

1. Jerry Monkman.

2. John Putnam.

3. Michael Blanchette.

4. Greta Rybus.

5. Jamie Walter.

6. Dave Dostie.

Marc Muench - Lessons Learned from Teaching Landscape Photography

Welcome to episode 177 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

For this week's episode of the podcast I was able to sit down and chat with none other than Marc Muench.

Marc is an internationally renowned landscape photographer with eleven book titles to his name. Marc is a third-generation landscape photographer following in the family tradition started by his grandfather Josef and then his father David. Marc currently runs photography classes and workshops around the world with his company Muench Workshops

Marc and I discuss some interesting topics, including:

  • How he got his start in landscape photography,
  • How his relationship with his father influenced his photography,
  • Teaching photography and what he has learned as a result of teaching,
  • Creating his own legacy as a photographer,
  • How Marc built his workshop brand and has maintained fidelity to the brand over the years,
  • Marc's new e-book titled, "The Art of Luminosity,"
  • ... and more!

Over on Patreon this week, Marc and I discuss his views on what characteristics good workshop students have and how he has seen students do amazing things.

I hope you enjoy our conversations!

Here are the people that Marc recommended for the podcast:

1. Lisa LaPointe.

2. Kevin Pepper.

3. Knapp & Ella Hudson.

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

Margaret Soraya - The Power of Solitude in Landscape Photography

Welcome to episode 169 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. 

This week's episode features a landscape photographer living in the highlands of Scotland.

Margaret Soraya is immensely talented and focused on harnessing the power of solitude to produce stunning work in nature’s quiet places. She has a wonderful body of images showcasing these quiet places and her soothing photography of ocean waves evokes mystery and wonder.

Margaret spends a great deal of time photographing on the various islands of Scotland, often alone, and draws power from the solitude found there. 
Margaret and I discuss some interesting topics, including:

  • Her solo travels in her van.
  • Mindfulness in landscape photography.
  • Introversion in landscape photography.
  • The healing power of solitude and how it promotes creativity.
  • Losing your way in life and finding it again.
  • Her journey of re-creating herself.
  • The benefits of focusing on non-competitiveness and being non-judgmental in landscape photography.
  • ... and more!

Over on Patreon this week, Margaret and I discuss a Japanese concept known as "ikigai" which literally means where aptitude and passion meet. Margaret has used this concept to help guide her through this new exciting time in her life as a full-time landscape photographer.

Here is the person that Margaret recommended for the podcast:

1. Paul Sanders.


Other items mentioned on the show:

1. Dani Lefrancois Newfoundland 2021 workshop.

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.

Toni Toreno - Photography Business After COVID-19

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

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

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

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

I hope you enjoy our conversation!

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

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

Here are the people Toni recommended for the podcast:

1. Kevin Kubota.

2. Sheila Dunn.

3. Christian Murillo.


Other items mentioned on the show:

1. ArcPanel Free Luminosity Mask Tutorial.

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

Scott Walton - Finding an Audience for your Photography

Welcome to Episode 152 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. Be sure to check out the full liner notes for more info.

This week's episode features someone that has been photographing the landscape for over 30 years. He comes from the professional commercial space and now enjoys his time as a part-time professional fully employed in the IT world. I'd like to introduce you to Scott Walton

We had a fun conversation this week and covered a variety of topics, including:

  • Fun stories about photographing some celebrities including President Clinton, Vice President Al Gore, and Dolly Parton.
  • Choosing to photograph close to home vs. going on epic adventures to exotic locations.
  • Finding an audience for your photography, including:
  • Why he has not chosen to pursue a career as a full-time photographer.
  • A heartfelt story about how his photography changed the life of his friend.

You can also check out Scott's YouTube ChannelInstagram account, and Facebook page to see more of his work.

Over on Patreon this week, join Scott and I for a conversation about how he has leveraged photography workshops over the years to develop meaningful relationships with other photographers. 

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

Here are the photographers Scott recommended for the podcast:

1. Huntington Witherill.

2. John Sexton & Charlie Cramer.

3. Laurent Martres.

4. Anne Larsen.

5. Alan Brock.


Other items mentioned on the show:

1. Dani Lefrancois 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

 

Brenda Tharp - Expressive Nature Photography

Welcome to Episode 150 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

This week's episode features a fantastic landscape photographer from Santa Rosa, California, Brenda Tharp.

Brenda is a full-time photographer, educator and speaker with a passion for the natural world. Her landscape and nature photographs have been used by Apple, Nature Conservancy, and the National Park Service, as she is a contributor to many books and magazines.

We covered a wide variety of topics, including:

  • Expressive Nature Photography.
  • Finding Your Voice.
  • The Art of Seeing.
  • Seeking images in iconic places.
  • Recognizing the potential of a place.
  • Her latest book on Expressive Nature Photography.

Over on Patreon this week, join Brenda and I for a discussion on studying the masters of landscape photography and how that can impact your photography. 

Additionally, Brenda is offering a discount on her book for patrons, so if you are interested in purchasing it, head to Patreon to get the link to that discount. You can support the podcast and support Brenda at the same time while getting an awesome book. Win/Win/Win!

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

Here are the photographers Brenda recommended for the podcast:

1. Jerry Dodrill.

2. Perri Schelat.

3. Peter Cox.

4. Bruce Hucko.


Other items mentioned on the show:

1. Nightscaper Conference May 20-22, 2020 - $100 off using the code "PAYNE100".

2. Gary Randall Columbia River Gorge 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.

Live from the Out of Yosemite Conference

Welcome to Episode 148 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. 

This week's episode was recorded live at Out of Yosemite. I was lucky to be invited as an instructor and podcast host by the gracious Out of Chicago team. They put together a fantastic line up of instructors, activities, presentations, and excursions. Students and instructors were given the opportunity to interact and learn from each other in the birthplace of modern landscape photography - the Yosemite Valley. Ansel Adams' son and daughter-in-law were in attendance as well as two of Ansel's former assistants, Alan Ross and John Sexton. We had an all-star list of instructors spanning several decades and styles of work from film experts to the latest time-lapse and digital masters. 

It was such an honor to be a small part of it. 

On the final night of the conference I had the wonderful privilege to host a live podcast in front of about 40 people. Our panel included some fantastic photographers:

We covered a wide variety of topics, including:

  • How do you find and apply inspiration in your photography?
  • How has your photography evolved over time and why have you chosen to go the direction we have?
  • How do we bridge the divide between the old school methods and new school methods of landscape photography?
  • Why do you photograph?
  • What are the positive and negative impacts of bringing large groups of people to the National Parks?
  • What do you do when you’re not photographing and how does that influence your photography?
  • What are the pros and cons of shooting alone vs. groups?
  • What should students do after the conference?

Over on Patreon this week, we have something special for listeners. Before the conference officially began, the instructors had a wonderful dinner and many drinks to celebrate the start of the conference and to get to know each other. After this dinner, Colleen Miniuk, Franka Gabler, Michael Shainblum, and Alex Noriega joined me for a drunk podcast recording. It was so much fun! Just head over to patreon.com/fstopandlisten for more info on how you can support the podcast and get awesome bonus content like this drunk recording. 

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

Other items mentioned on the show:

1. Out of Moab Conference - use the code "PAYNE" for $250 off until Feb. 28.

2. Out of Acadia Conference - use the code "PAYNE" for $250 off until Feb. 28.

Jerry Greer - Book Publishing and Burnout in Landscape Photography

Welcome to Episode 144 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. 

Heads-up! Stay tuned to the end of the show to hear who won our inaugural Landscape Conservation Award!

This week's episode features a landscape photographer from Johnson City, Tennessee, Jerry Greer. Jerry matriculated from his 4x5 film camera to digital in 2007 and hasn't looked back. Don't worry film lovers, next week we go the opposite direction! Jerry also spent most of his career publishing books for himself and other photographers, and I really enjoyed tapping into his knowledge about that. 
Jerry and I covered a wide variety of topics this week, including:

  • Jerry's transition from film to digital
  • His work on conservation and environmental assignments
  • His publishing company, Mountain Trail Press
  • His partnership with Ian Plant and Richard Bernabe
  • Why he took a 5-year break from photography in 2014
  • and a lot more...

Over on Patreon this week, Jerry shares some of his thoughts on how to approach a book project. I have been thinking about doing a book for awhile and talking to him was really helpful, so if you are thinking about doing this as well, this was a good talk. Head over to patreon.com/fstopandlisten for more info on how you can support the podcast and get bonus content at the same time.

Here are the photographers Jerry recommended for the podcast:

1. Todd Caudle.

2. Richard Bernabe.

3. Joseph Rossbach.

4. Tony Sweet.

5. Mac Stone.

6. Clay Bolt.

7. Nye Simmons.

Luka Esenko - Slovenia & Responsible Photo Location Sharing on PhotoHound

Welcome to Episode 141 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's episode features a landscape photographer and software developer from Slovenia, Luka Esenko. Luka is the creator of the new photo location app, PhotoHound. Luka also runs photography workshops in Slovenia and you can learn more about those here.

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

  • Luka's upbringing as the son of a published naturalist and the influence of that on his photography.
  • Stories about photographers and the positive impact they are having.
  • Differences between European photography locations and U.S. locations.
  • How to responsibility share photo locations using PhotoHound.
  • Leading tours in Europe and the changes Luka has seen there over the past decade.
  • and a lot more...

I wanted to let you know about an exciting online course being offered by my friend and former podcast guest, Shane McDermott. You might remember Shane from episode 108 where he shared his thoughts on "visual centricity," "awareness," and "constant creative flow" and how this approach to photography can change how you interact with the natural world through your photographs. Shane has created a 6-week online course all about post-processing your images in a way that ensures the final result reflects your actual experience in the field. Shane calls the course, "Transforming your Passion into Pixels - The Art of Enlightened Image Editing." In his course, Shane talks about how you can take creative control, learn to make the look and feel of every finished image as unique and vibrant as the moment you captured it. 

As an exclusive offer to podcast listeners, if you register in the next week, you will receive a 25% off this 6-week online course. Use the code FStop25 at the time of purchase to receive your discount.

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

Here are the photographers Luka recommended for the podcast:

1. Guy Edwardes: https://www.guyedwardes.com/

2. Jeremy Woodhouse: https://www.pixelchrome.com/

Alister Benn - Expressive Landscape Photography

Welcome to Episode 126 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's episode features one of my favorite photographers hailing from Scotland- Alister Benn

Alister has been teaching landscape photography since 2009. Alister has a refreshing approach and a questioning mind that has formed the foundation of his new photography company, Expressive Photography. Alister is pushing back against the same old teaching approaches used for decades.

Alister and I covered a lot of fun ground this week, including:

  • His journey as a landscape photographer.
  • His new company, Expressive Photography.
  • His upcoming partnerships with Alex Noriega, Hans Strand, Ryan Dyar, and Adam Gibbs (to name a few).
  • Established workshop teaching techniques and how they might inhibit creativity.
  • Homogenization in landscape photography.
  • Reconnecting with the landscape - Why are you there?
  • His YouTube Channel
  • ...lots more!

 

Please see the blog at www.mattpaynephotography.com for the full liner notes!

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

David Cobb - Photographing Japanese Gardens and Landscape Photography on through-hikes

Welcome to Episode 117 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week features an absolute legend in the landscape photography business - David Cobb. David is a photographer living in Oregon and is a founding member of the Photo Cascadia Team.David and I covered a lot of fun ground this week, including:

  • His journey as a landscape photographer.
  • Photographing Japanese Gardens (and David's book on it).
  • Long distance through-hiking as a landscape photographer.
  • Photo location sharing and David's excellent blog post about it.
  • The role of the workshop leader.

Over on Patreon, David and I talk about the origins and vision for Photo Cascadia.


Before we get to the show, I wanted to tell you again about one of our Patrons of the podcast - Anton Averin. Anton has developed a luminosity masking panel that is very solid, and a lot more affordable than most others on the market. If you want to give it a try, I have some free copies to give away to anyone that writes a 5-star review of the podcast over on iTunes. Just write the review and send me a note on your platform of choice.

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 will end July 26th, is "mountains and deserts" in honor of a tattoo I'm in the process of getting. Let's see those awesome shots over on our community board!


Here are the photographers that David recommended for the podcast:

1. The Photo Cascadia Team.

2. Jack Dykinga.

3. Christian Heeb.

4. Brian David Griffith.

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

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

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! 

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.

Sangeeta Dey - Landscape Photography as a Language

Welcome to Episode 070 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen with Sangeeta Dey!

Sangeeta is a California Bay area based landscape photographer and pediatric neuropsychologist. Sangeeta’s work was recognized as being amongst top 101 International Landscape Photographers in 2017. More recently, Nikon celebrated their 100th Anniversary milestone. For their centennial celebration, they included Sangeeta in their “#Nikon100” program, which identified 100 photographers as rising photography stars. As per Nikon, it is the list they have curated based on the work of photographers who have been creating inspiring work and telling amazing stories. 

We covered some great topics this week, including:

1. Juggling being a pediatric neuropsychologist and a landscape photographer.

2. The Nikon 100 list.

3. Females in landscape photography and the Nikon marketing blunder.

4. Photography as a language.

5. Artistic philosophy.

6. What keeps her inspired.

7. Workshops - how to pick them and how to leverage them.

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

Over on Patreon this week, Sangeeta and I discussed authenticity and social media, sharing locations, and the power of influence.

To learn more about Sangeeta, check out her online presence:

Website.

Instagram.

Here are the photographers that Sangeeta recommended for the podcast:

1. Charlotte Hamilton Gibb.

2. Floris Van Bruegel.

3. Atif Saeed.

4. Matt Jackisch.

Some examples of Sangeeta's photography can be seen on the liner notes on my blog at www.mattpaynephotography.com

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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