Welcome to episode 238 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen!
This week on the podcast I was joined by Michael Torkildsen - a landscape photographer who has been living on the road since right before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, with his eyes on becoming a full-time photographer.
Michael has had to pivot quite a bit since he launched into his full-time career and has recently been putting in the hard work of writing a self-published book on composition. Michael and I chat about his book project, and focus a lot of our time on discussing the challenges of composition in landscape and nature photography. We also discuss:
- Stories from working in his mother's 1-hour photo shop,
- His journey into full-time photography through COVID-19,
- Photographing icons and its application in composition,
- Rules of composition and how to use them (or not),
- Our thoughts on Instagram,
- And a lot more!
In the episode we briefly discussed Greg Vaughn's excellent Photographing Oregon book, and Greg sent in a correction to the discussion:
"For Photographing Oregon, the publisher and I arranged a license for each of those photos with the creators. The photographers were paid in the form of 10 copies of the book (valued at $25 each), plus they received an adjacent photo credit and a link to their website in the book. With the exception of one photographer, all of the photographers that I asked to contribute readily did so on those terms. We did the same for photographs featured in Photographing Washington."
Here's who Michael recommended for the podcast this week:
Other items mentioned on the show:
1. Support Michael's Kickstarter Project.
2. Michael Rung's special offer.
3. Support the show on Patreon.
4. Join us on Clubhouse!
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