F-Stop Collaborate and Listen - A Landscape Photography Podcast

Franka Gabler - Unique Yosemite Landscape Photography

October 2, 2019

Welcome to Episode 128 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's episode features a photographer known for her exceptional work in the Yosemite Valley of California, Franka Gabler

Born and raised in Croatia, Franka developed a strong fascination and admiration for nature early in life. Moving to California in 1997, and soon after experiencing her first wilderness backpacking trip in California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains, Franka fell in love with the amazing landscapes before her. Now spending as much time as possible hiking and exploring wilderness areas, Franka always carries her camera and tripod, capturing her unique impressions.She lives in the Sierra foothills, in the small mountain town of Coarsegold, not far from Yosemite National Park.

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

  • Her journey as a landscape photographer.
  • Her creative process for finding intimate landscape scenes.
  • Her philosophy of looking for light before the subject.
  • The role of mood in her photography.
  • ...lots more!

On Patreon this week:

  • Franka tells us all about her journey printing her photography and being represented by several galleries in California.

Well, speaking of Yosemite, I have officially joined as an instructor at the esteemed Landscape Photography Conference, Out of Yosemite - February 5-9, 2020. I will be teaching, recording podcasts, and hosting panel discussions with some of our favorite photographers and past guests, including Alex Noriega, Coleen Miniuk, Charlotte Gibb, Jack Curran, Michael Frye, and more. I hope to see you there! If you're interested in attending, register to attend and use the code "fstop250" for $250 off your registration.

Here are the photographers that Franka recommended for the podcast:

1. Dan Mitchell.

2. David Hoffman.

3. Jonathan Bock.

I'm really excited to announce that we have finally reached our $1,000 / mo goal on Patreon and we have officially launched our Landscape Conservation Award

We aim to grow the total award amount through donations and sponsorships. We are looking for nominations for the award. You can nominate yourself or someone else through the google form linked in the liner notes. Since our launch we have raised $550 towards the award and have garnered some great sponsorships from some great photography brands. 

So far we have been able to get support from the following awesome companies:

  • Shimoda Designs - Shimoda is donating to the winner of the Landscape Conservation Award a camera bag of their choice, a core unit, and a roller and accessory case - a $779 value!
  • Reed Art & Imaging - Reed is donating to the winner a $500 credit towards the purchase of a Acrylic Print.
  • Tamron - the camera lens manufacturer is donating to the winner a 45mm f/1.8 Di VC lens- a $599 value!
  • QT Luong is donating a limited edition copy of his award winning photo book, "Treasured Lands."  Treasured Lands is a book about all the 61 U.S. national parks with location/photography notes for each photograph. This limited edition version is valued at $245.