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F-Stop Collaborate and Listen

The Nature & Landscape Photography podcast hosted by Matt Payne. Candid conversations with photographers, industry insiders, and other artists on the craft of nature & landscape photography. Each week we release a new episode with a guest or panel and talk about psychological drivers in landscape photography, social media, business, marketing, motivation, inspiration, workflow, and more.

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Michael Frye - In the Footsteps of Ansel Adams and the Great Masters

Welcome to Episode 134 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's episode features a nature and landscape photographer from Mariposa, California near Yosemite National Park - Michael Frye! Michael is the author and/or principal photographer of five books, including Digital Landscape Photography: In the Footsteps of Ansel Adams and the Great Masters; The Photographer’s Guide to Yosemite; and three books in the Yosemite Meditations series. He's also written three e-books, including Exposure for Outdoor Photography, and Landscapes in Lightroom 5: The Essential Step-by-Step Guide. Michael and I had a wonderful conversation and explored several interesting topics this week, including: His early career as a photographer. Photographers that influenced his work and whether or not having photographers that influence our work is beneficial or not. The pros and cons of photographing the same places over and over again. Things that get in the way of creativity and how to avoid them. Creating depth in your landscape photography. and a lot more. Over on Patreon this week, Michael and I talk all about his use of Lightroom as his primary editing platform and how he processes images for feeling. Be sure to join in on the conversation about each podcast episode over on Nature Photographer's Network. Not only is NPN the best place to get critiques on your landscape and nature photography, it is also home to some of most informative, thought-provoking, and inspiring articles on landscape photography I've found. I highly recommend you become a member today.  Women photographers - I want to tell you about another one of our Patreon supporters, Dani Lefrancois, the amazing photographer behind Banff Photo Workshops & Tours in the beautiful Canadian Rockies. Dani is hosting a Women's Winter Adventure workshop in January that I think sounds like a lot of fun. This Women's Adventure is a 5-day, 5-night workshop based primarily in Banff National Park. Sounds amazing to me. To learn more about it - head to www.banffphotoworkshops.com/women-series Please consider supporting the podcast on Patreon! There's a ton of bonus content over there for subscribers!  Also, check out the full liner notes!

1hr 34mins

13 Nov 2019

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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!

1hr 25mins

18 Sep 2019

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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! 

1hr 11mins

25 Jul 2018

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Aaron Reed & Colby Brown - Marketing and Business Strategies for Landscape Photography

Welcome to Episode 116 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week features two great photographers - Aaron Reed and Colby Brown. Aaron and Colby joined me on the podcast to talk all about marketing and business in photography - coming from two very different perspectives. Aaron is well-known for his ability to sell large format art to buyers all over the world and Colby is known for his work with brands on various photography-based projects and for teaching workshops all over the world. Aaron and Colby share their opinions and expertise relating to many business and marketing in photography, including: Favorite strategies for growing your brand and audience Selling prints online Email marketing Social media strategies Attracting and keeping clients Search Engine Optimization (SEO) strategies This week over on Patreon, Aaron and Colby answer some really fun listener questions, so check that out! Before we get to the show, I wanted to make sure to remind listeners that we have started discussion threads for each episode over on Nature Photographer's Network aka NPN. Its an amazing platform and deserves your attention if you are looking to grow your skills, learn from the photography community, and take part in it. Additionally, members over on NPN get amazing discounts on all kinds of great products so check that out! 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! Here are the photographers that Colby and Aaron recommended for the podcast: 1. Drew Geraci 2. Benjamin Everett I love hearing from the podcast listeners! Reach out to me via 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. 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.Patrons of the podcast are encouraged to participate in our themed photo contests by submitting them to the "community board" on our Patreon Page which can be found at patreon.com/fstopandlisten/community - The current theme, which will end July 26th, is "mountains and deserts."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. 

1hr 6mins

10 Jul 2019

Rank #4

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Ryan Dyar - Controversy in Landscape Photography

Welcome to Episode 085 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen with Ryan Dyar! Ryan Dyar probably needs no introduction to most landscape photographers listening to the podcast; however, if you have never heard of Ryan or seen his work, you're in for a real treat. Ryan is based out of Seattle, Washington and has been a full-time landscape photographer for several years. Ryan is very down-to-earth and was very fun to talk to on the podcast. My goal this week was to really help folks get to know Ryan on a personal level.  We covered some fun topics this week, including: 1. Controversy and in-fighting among landscape photographers. 2. Ryan's post-processing videos and his approach to them.  3. How Ryan makes it as a full-time photographer. 4. Answers to questions posed in our Facebook group. 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!  This week on Patreon, Ryan and I talk about emotional connection to images and scenes and how that impacts his workflow and photography.

1hr 15mins

5 Dec 2018

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Landscape Photography Education And Creativity - A Panel Discussion

Welcome to Episode 142 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's episode is a special one! I assembled a cadre of some of the most well-respected landscape photographers in North America (our UK and Australian guests could not make it, unfortunately) for a discussion on photography education and creativity. This particular conversation really got me thinking and is full of interesting perspectives that will hopefully cause anyone listening to pause and think about their own photography. For this episode, I invited Guy Tal, Suzanne Mathia, Sean Bagshaw, David Cobb, and Alex Noriega.Thanks to listener and former guest, Len Metcalf for the idea of this week's podcast!Our incredible panel shared their thoughts on a wide variety of topics this week, including: Thoughts on the current philosophies of teaching photography. How current teaching approaches encourage or discourage creativity in photography. What do workshop customers demand and expect from their teachers. Defining and measuring creativity. and a lot more... Being the awesome guy that he is (hehe), Guy Tal is offering 10% off any order through 2020 on his website using the code FSTOP10 and he is also offering $50 off any workshop offering in 2020 or 2021 - just use the code FSTOP50 by the end of 2020. Be sure to check out the full liner notes for great photos from our guests! Also, here are some links to topics discussed on the podcast: The Creativity Crisis Desirable difficulties in learning Box experiment Guy Tal's article on photography education pedagogy NPN 2019 Editor's picks NPN Ask Me Anything / AMA Donate to the Landscape Conservation Award Secrets from the stars - Kickstarter Campaign Please consider supporting the podcast on Patreon! There's a ton of bonus content over there for subscribers! 

1hr 10mins

8 Jan 2020

Rank #6

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Nick Page - Becoming a Better Landscape Photographer

Episode 033 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen with Washington-based landscape photographer, Nick Page. Nick is a fellow podcaster and an awesome photographer. I think his work is outstanding. Nick's journey into landscape photography is quite interesting and I had a great time talking to him about the business of photography. We covered some really great topics this week, including Nick's journey into landscape photography, what life is like as a full-time professional photographer, why he started his podcast, the upcoming "Out of Moab" landscape photography conference, the recent news about Bear's Ears and Grand Staircase Escalante, social media and landscape photography, and lastly the importance of the journey to become better. Please consider supporting the podcast on Patreon! Let’s keep the conversations going! We're getting closer to the goal to produce two podcasts per week, thanks to your support! Patrons can ask future guests questions, get exclusive access to bonus content, get awesome swag, and more! Check it out. To learn more about Nick: His Website Facebook Instagram Here are some topics we discussed on the podcast: The photography of Justin Reznick The photography of Thomas Heaton Some examples of his amazing 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.

55mins

14 Dec 2017

Rank #7

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Gavin Hardcastle - Vlogging / Finding Meaning in Photography

Welcome to Episode 093 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Gavin Hardcastle! Gavin is an awesome photographer living in Vancouver Island, BC, Canada, originally from England. Gavin is one of the funniest landscape photographers in the game and it showed on this episode. What a hilarious episode! You'll love it for sure. We covered some fun topics this week, including: 1. Flickr. 2. Vlogging. 3. Wildlife encounters. 4. Shooting Forests. 5. Finding meaning in your photography. 6. Our inspirations. 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, Gavin and I talked about who our inspirations are in the photography realm. To learn more about this episode, visit my blog at www.mattpaynephotography.com

1hr 32mins

30 Jan 2019

Rank #8

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Sean Bagshaw - Visual Impact in Landscape Photography

Episode 030 with Oregon-based landscape photographer, Sean Bagshaw. Sean had been an inspiration to me and many other landscape photographers for many, many years. It was such an amazing opportunity to get him as a guest on the podcast.  We covered some really great topics this week, including visual impact, what motivates Sean to keep shooting, Photo Cascadia, the International Conservation Photography Awards, Conservation and the sharing of locations, and much more. Important! Please consider supporting the podcast on Patreon! Let’s keep the conversations going! Patreon subscribers have access to bonus interview content and much, much more! To learn more about Sean: His Website Facebook Instagram The photography of Raynor Czerwinski The photography of Tony Kuyper The photography of Vern Clevenger Some examples of his amazing 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.

1hr 4mins

24 Nov 2017

Rank #9

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Jason Matias - The Art of Selling Art

Welcome to Episode 079 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen with Jason Matias! Jason Matias is a fine art photographer based in Bellvue, Washington. Jason has been working hard behind the scenes to help other photographers sell their photography through his online masterclass "the art of selling art." Jason is a veteran and has a master's degree in organizational leadership - both experiences he has leveraged to develop his marketing and selling acumen. Jason defines his photography into two different concepts - comfortable isolation, and personification in nature. He leverages those concepts to market his work to potential buyers - something we discussed in great length on the podcast episode. We covered some great topics this week, including: 1. The article about Jason in F-Stoppers. 2. Jason's "Art of Selling Art" service. 3. Email marketing. 4. The importance of persistence - "go for no." 5. Mediums for print and display for wealthy buyers. 6. Using and locating a gallery to display your work. 7. Creating work with a message that makes it more marketable to your target audience. 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!  Over on Patreon this week, Jason and I discuss his really awesome process for how to find your voice as an artist - which I think is a totally unique and worthwhile process for landscape photographers to embark upon. For links to items discussed and to see Jason's work - head over to my blog at www.mattpaynephotography.com

1hr 8mins

24 Oct 2018

Rank #10

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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 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! As a reminder, you can also support the podcast by shopping at B+H for your photography gear using our Affiliate Link. 

1hr 55mins

1 May 2019

Rank #11

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Sarah Marino & Ron Coscorrosa - Intimate and Abstract Landscape Photography

Episode 052 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen with Colorado photographers Sarah Marino & Ron Coscorrosa! This week we share a special recording of the podcast. Sarah, Ron, and I recorded this one in person - it was a really special experience and I am so excited to share it with the world. I have been huge fans of Sarah & Ron for many years - and am absolutely in love with Sarah's writing (Ron, I still love you too). Their outlook and approach to nature photography is refreshing, unique, and worth studying. I invite all of the listeners to really get to know their work because it will change the way you approach photography going forward, I promise! We covered some great topics this week, including: How Sarah & Ron met and got into landscape photography. Intimate and abstract landscape photography. The power of exploration. Their Iceland guide book. Sharing of photo locations. Role of workshop leaders to use their influence for good. Business models for monetizing photography and self-publishing. Women in landscape photography. Over on Patreon this week we had Sarah Marino, Ron Coscorrosa, David Kingham, and Jennifer Renwick share their experiences living the RV / Teardrop Trailer lifestyle as photographers. This is a can't miss episode worth checking out! Please consider supporting the podcast on Patreon! There's a ton of bonus content over there for subscribers! We are 1/3 of the way to our goal of being able to award a $1,000 prize to a photographer dedicated to conservation.  To learn more about Sarah & Ron: Website Instagram (Ron) Instagram (Sarah) Facebook (Ron) Facebook (Sarah) Here are the artists that Sarah & Ron would like to hear on the podcast: Michael Frye Charlotte Hamilton Gibb Jackson Frishman Greg Russell Colleen Miniuk-Sperry Some examples of Sarah & Ron'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! Sarah's work: Ron's work:

1hr 5mins

18 Apr 2018

Rank #12

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Paul Reiffer - Phase One, Instawrecking, and Landscape Photography Icons

Welcome to Episode 137 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's episode features a landscape photographer from the United Kingdom, Paul Reiffer. Paul uses Phase One digital backs as his camera of choice and produces some absolutely stunning work. I was first drawn to Paul through a blog post he wrote this summer entitled "Photographers, Instagrammers - Stop Being So Damn Selfish and Disrespectful."Paul and I had a wonderful conversation and explored several interesting topics this week, including: Why and how Paul got into photographing with Phase One medium format cameras. Paul's journey into photography from the corporate world. His article on how photographers are trashing locations; Nature First Photography. Social comparison theory. Why Paul takes photos and his take on compositing. Paul's take on iconic locations. and a lot more... Over on Patreon this week, Paul explains why he uses Capture One as his RAW editor of choice.  Please consider supporting the podcast on Patreon! There's a ton of bonus content over there for subscribers!  For the full liner notes - head on over to my blog. 

1hr 46mins

4 Dec 2019

Rank #13

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"Public Lands Hate You" - Shaming and Policing Instagram - does it work?

Welcome to Episode 107 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with the person behind the popular Instagram account "Public Lands Hate You!"  Over the past year, the Instagram account "Public Lands Hate You" has grown exponentially in popularity as we have been seeing more and more people in public land doing things that are damaging these places we all cherish as landscape photographers. "Public Lands Hate You" re-shares photos that are posted to Instagram that showcase people engaging in behavior that is either illegal or is damaging to public lands.  We had a really fascinating and engaging conversation about why they created Instagram account, what their goal is for the account, their methodologies for showcasing illegal and bad behavior in the outdoors, the psychology behind some of the behavior we see in the outdoors, how to change behavior, the use of shaming vs. education, backlash they have received since creating the account, and a lot more. You can see examples of some of his posts below.  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, "Public Lands Hate You" shares some fascinating stories about some of the accounts they have interacted with on Instagram and what some of the effects of those interactions were. To learn more about Public Lands Hate You, check out their website and Instagram account: Website. Instagram. "Public Lands Hate You" recommended listeners check out the account of "everchanginghorizon" on Instagram as a potential future guest.  They also recommended other Instagram accounts similar to his, including: Trash the Planet Joshua Tree Hates You Unethical Outdoors Insta Wrecked We are doing something new over on Patreon. 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 theme for the last two weeks was "Earth Day." We had some really fantastic submissions on Patreon, including my favorite from Mark Clafshenkel, Mark posted an image of Exit Glacier in Alaska that really blew me away. You should all check it out! It has everything, in my opinion. A great foreground, a great composition, great light, and a fantastic subject. Most importantly for me, the shot is quite unique! Nice job Mark! Here is what Mark had to say about it: "Here's a favorite hike along Exit Glacier toward the 300 mile long, 100 mile wide Harding Ice Field. It's a 9 mile roundtrip hike with an elevation gain of about 3300 feet." All right - let's talk about the theme for the next two weeks. I want to see your photos that best represent a subject that is "back-lit." I'll send the winner some awesome stickers that Phill Monson created.  I love hearing from the podcast listeners! Reach out to me via 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! As a reminder, you can also support the podcast by shopping at B+H for your photography gear using our Affiliate Link. 

1hr 48mins

8 May 2019

Rank #14

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Alex Noriega - International Landscape Photographer of the Year - 2016

Episode 012 with one of my favorite photographers of all time, Alex Noriega. Alex has been a huge inspiration to me ever since I started shooting photos back in 2011. His landscape work is world-class. In fact, Alex just won top prize as the International Landscape Photographer of the Year. Impressive stuff! Our conversation covered a variety of awesome topics including Alex's approach to finding scenes that inspire him to take photos, social media, the interesting and contradictory relationship between today's way in which photographers learn vs. our desire to see more unique and moving photography... and many more topics!  Alex's work can be found on: Facebook His website Instagram Please do rate the podcast on iTunes and Stitcher! Lastly, please consider supporting the podcast on Patreon! Let’s keep the conversations going!

1hr 17mins

7 Jul 2017

Rank #15

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Patricia Davidson - Landscape Photography on the Oregon Coast

Welcome to Episode 099 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Patricia Davidson! Patricia Davidson is a professional photographer, specializing in landscape and travel photography. Patricia has spent the last 20 years living on the beautiful Southern Oregon Coast where she developed her landscape photography skills. Currently, she and her husband live nomadically, traveling in their RV throughout the western United States. With a background in the visual arts and web development, she sets out to produce images that express her artistic vision and passion for photography, as well as her love of nature and the outdoors. Links discussed in the introduction to the podcast: 1. Nature Photographers Network (NPN) 2. Banff Photo Workshops & Tours We covered some fun topics this week, including: 1. Flickr & Google Plus and how they shaped photography in the past decade. 2. How to promote your work locally. 3. Featuring women in landscape photography. 4. Web development. 5. When prints go wrong! 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, Patricia and I talked about the pros and cons of travelling full-time in an RV as a nature photographer. To learn more about Patricia, check her out: Website. Instagram. Here are the photographers that Patricia recommended for the podcast: 1. Franka Gabler 2. Perri Schelat 3. Terry Donnelly & Mary Liz Austin 4. Greg Vaughn

1hr 18mins

13 Mar 2019

Rank #16

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Joshua Cripps - Part 2 - Stranded in New Zealand

Part 2 of a 2 part series - episode 29 with California-based landscape photographer, Joshua Cripps. Josh and I had such a fun time on the podcast that it lasted almost two hours, so I decided to split the podcast into two episodes. Josh's sense of humor and story-telling skills are only surpassed by his fabulous landscape photography skills. Josh has quite a library of Lightroom and Photoshop tutorials over on his website and on YouTube that I personally have benefited from over the years.  We covered some really great topics this week, including authenticity, imposter syndrome and the importance of perspective, the importance of networking and the Photo Plus Expo, Josh's amazing life-threatening story of being stranded in the mountains of New Zealand, popular locations and impact, and expectations in the field. Important! Please consider supporting the podcast on Patreon! Let’s keep the conversations going! There is bonus content for patrons! Patreon subscribers have access to bonus interview content and much, much more! To learn more about Joshua: His Website Facebook Instagram Matt's moutaineering articles The photography of Corey Rich The photography of Gabriel Isenband The photography of Vern Clevenger Some examples of his amazing 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.

37mins

18 Nov 2017

Rank #17

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Shane McDermott on Constant Creative Flow and Landscape Photography

Welcome to Episode 108 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. I'm really excited to present this episode to you - I feel like it is so different than previous episodes of the podcast thank to our amazing guest, Shane McDermott.  Shane and I have known each other for a couple of years and I have always found him to be a wonderful breath of fresh air. His perspective on life and photography is so refreshing and thought-provoking. He also happens to have some absolutely incredible work, which you need to check out as soon as possible.  In this episode of the podcast, Shane talks about his beginnings as an Integrative Health provider and how that informed his approach to photography. We define and discuss contemplative nature photography and how Shane's approach to landscape photography is similar but different from that approach. Shane shares 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. We also talk about Guy Tal's article on Nature Photographer's Network about "The Mindful Photographer," and how that approach is similar but different than Shane's. Lastly, we talked about his unique approach to workshops, which he calls "VisionQuest Photography." This week on Patreon, I ask Shane about his experiences of travelling through Navajo and Hopi land in pursuit of landscape photography and he shares his experiences and thoughtful insights from his interactions with their culture as a photographer and traveler.  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! Here are the photographers that Shane recommended for the podcast: 1. Kathleen Reeder. 2. Florian Schulz. 3. Doug Koepsel. I love hearing from the podcast listeners! Reach out to me via 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! As a reminder, you can also support the podcast by shopping at B+H for your photography gear using our Affiliate Link. 

1hr 38mins

15 May 2019

Rank #18

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Guy Tal - The Sacredness of the Natural World in Landscape Photography

Episode 016 with Utah-based landscape photographer, and writer, Guy Tal. I can't tell you how excited I was to get Guy on the podcast! His writing about landscape photography has been an inspiration for years. Guy believes that the practice of creative pursuits manifests not only in the making of art, but also has the ability to transform and enrich life, facilitate meaningful and rewarding experiences, and foster contentment and satisfaction through lifelong discovery and learning. Our conversation was thought-provoking to say the least! We covered the topics of conservation, how Guy found his love for photography and the landscape, and the sacredness of experiencing the natural world.   I know you'll enjoy this one. As usual, please find some links to various topics we covered below: Eliot Porter  - A Place No One Knew Edward Weston Guy Tal's book: More Than a Rock Guy's work can be found on: Facebook His website Here's some examples of his amazing photography. Enjoy! Please do rate the podcast on iTunes and Stitcher! You can also 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. Lastly, please consider supporting the podcast on Patreon! Let’s keep the conversations going!

50mins

9 Aug 2017

Rank #19

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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! 

1hr 10mins

1 Aug 2018

Rank #20