Episode 043 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen with Seattle-based landscape photographer Bryan Swan! I have been following Bryan's work for several years, ever since I moved to (and left) Portland, Oregon. Bryan is the creator of the incredibly comprehensive waterfall databases, Water Falls Northwest, and the World Waterfall database. He's also an incredibly good landscape photographer! Bryan and I got a chance to meet-up this past fall in Ridgway, Colorado and camped together for a couple of nights along with Trevor Anderson, another great landscape photographer out of Seattle. When I posed the idea of having Bryan on the podcast, he was totally excited, so we finally made it happen a few months later.
We covered some great topics this week, including:
- Bryan's journey into landscape photography
- Bryan's decision to not become a full-time professional photographer
- The Northwest Waterfall survey and the delicate relationship between the internet and photography locations
- Tips for photographing waterfalls
- Stamp collecting vs. exploration & wilderness exploration
- Scouting tools in the age of the internet, including Gaia GPS and Google Earth
Special announcements: Please consider supporting the podcast on Patreon! Let’s keep the conversations going! I recently set a goal of $1,000 in monthly contributions which I will use to seed a $1,000 landscape conversation award. This will only be possible if people contribute on Patreon!
Additionally, we have collaborated with The League Magazine.
$50 supporters of the podcast on Patreon will get you a free subscription to The League if you sign up on Patreon between now and the end of February, 2018. The League subscription would normally cost you $50, so basically you are getting it for free while supporting the podcast!
Supporters already at the $50 level will get the subscription too!
League is an annual collectors’ compendium of unique, thoughtful photographic art comprised primarily of work from the League of Landscape Photographers. Two key principles underpin the publication: contributors espouse a mindful, ethical code of behavior in creating photographic work; and contributors wrestle with or promote dialogue about contemporary issues facing humans and the landscape.
Lastly, I am happy to announce that I'm now a Formatt-Hitech filter ambassador. Listeners to the podcast get 10% off their order if they use the code "PAYNE10" - thanks for supporting the podcast!
To learn more about Bryan:
Here is the artist that they would like to hear on the podcast:
Miles Morgon (coming soon!)
Some examples of Bryan'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 or on Reddit!