Matt Payne Photography Blog: Interview With Arpan Das On F-Stop Collaborate And Listen

September 12, 2018

Welcome to Episode 073 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Arpan Das!

Arpan is a full time Astrophysics/Cosmology research student by profession; however, landscape photography is one of his biggest passions in life. Arpan was born in India where he lived 23 years of his life. Then he moved to Italy for his study and currently living in Canada for the same purpose. Whenever he has free time, he tries to fly far away from the city and loves being outdoors in some mountains where he can connect himself to the beauty of the nature. Even if he is not taking any photographs he just loves to watch a sunrise or sunset over the mountains, big water waves along the sea, or millions of stars over the head in a dark sky.

We covered some great topics this week, including:

1. Difficulty today as a landscape photographer.

2. Single exposures vs. multiple exposures.

3. Using astro-trackers, specifically the Skywatcher Star Adventurer Pro.

4. How mood influences photography.

5. Abstract landscape photography.

6. Coming to North America from India.

7. The trend of stretching mountains in photos.

8. Composition - learning from painters like Albert Bierstadt.

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Over on Patreon this week, Arpan and I discussed focus stacking, exposure blending, and the importance of reality in landscape photography.

To learn more about Arpan, check out his online presence:



Here are the photographers that Arpan recommended for the podcast:

1. Noel Casaje.

2. Bruno Pisani.

3. Catherine Simard.

4. Patrick Ong

5. Isabella Tabacchi

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

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