Matt Payne Photography Blog: Interview With Abe Blair On F-Stop Collaborate And Listen - June 20, 2018

Welcome to episode 061 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Abe Blair!

Abe is traditional in his method, working to get the image correct in the camera without building one in the computer. Abe started with his first film camera in 1992 it ignited a fire and passion that has burned strong ever since. Shortly after high school, he followed his passion and pursued a career documenting Skiing and Snowboarding. Now Abe is a full-time landscape photographer residing in Lake Tahoe, CA. 

We covered some great topics this week, including:

1. How Abe got into landscape photography and what it was like being mentored by Jeff Mitchum. 

2. Visualization in-camera vs. post-processing - similarities and differences.

3. Gallery life - learning how to sell your work.

4. Managing to have a family while a full-time landscape photographer. 

5. The story of him capturing his iconic missle image (see below). 

Over on Patreon this week, Abe and I had a fabulous conversation about photo contests and what it will be like for him to judge the Epson Pano awards this year. 

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 Abe, check out his online presence:

Website.

Instagram.

Here is the artist that Abe recommended for the podcast:

1. Erwin Buske.

Some examples of Abe's photography can be seen below. 

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An unarmed ICBM that was test fired off the coast of L.A. as seen from the Marin Headlands looking south over San Francisco Bay.

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