Development of a unique style in nature photography is something most of us strive for in our quests as photographers of the landscape. Sometimes it is hard to put into words what that even means or looks like, and there are a plethora of variables that impact one's unique style.
On today's podcast episode, I had the pleasure of speaking with one of my favorite Canadian nature photographers, Jason Pettit, about his journey and approach to the craft, including his approach for distillation of subject, which I found to be quite interesting. Sit back, relax, and enjoy our chat!
On this week's episode, we discuss:
- Jason's journey into photography.
- What life is like in Prince Edward County, where Jason lives and grew up.
- Using photography as a vehicle for self-discovery and therapy.
- Why we choose nature photography over something else.
- Our evolution as photographers.
- Identification of a unique style and what even means in nature photography.
- Distillation of subjects for maximum impact.
- Making home a lifelong photography project.
- Jason's earliest and current influences.
- How Jason copes as a nature photographer who is color blind.
- And a lot more!
If you enjoyed our chat, we did a whole bonus episode on Patreon where Jason and I pontificate the ramifications of AI on nature photography.
Other topics/links discussed on the podcast this week:
- Support the podcast on Patreon.
- Join me over on Nature Photographer's Network and use the code "FSTOP10" for a 10% discount!
- My article in On Landscape on Jason Pettit.
- The Natural Landscape Photography Awards.
- My Print Lab Review Article and Video.
- LensWork #161 & The Plateau of Despair.
- Eliot Porter - Intimate Landscapes.
- Galen Rowell - Mountain Light.
- Watch podcast episodes on YouTube, where we overlay photos with our conversation via video.
Here is who Jason recommended on the podcast this week:
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Thanks for stopping in, collaborating with us, and listening. See you next week.
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