Matt Payne Photography Blog: Interview With Ben Horne On F-Stop Collaborate And Listen

May 30, 2018

Welcome to episode 058 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Ben Horne!

I had an absolute blast talking to Ben this week. Ben is a tremendously gifted large format film photographer with a huge YouTube following. 

Ben's goal is to create simple, structured, and calm images of nature. Ben shoots exclusively with large format film because of the inherent limitation, and the strong sense of discipline that is required. These limitations help to shape the final image by giving Ben a sense of direction.

In late 2009, Ben began documenting his adventures with video journals. As viewership has increased, Ben has taken steps to increase the quality and content of these videos. Ben's goal is to bring you along for the ride. Be sure to check out his YouTube Channel!

I know you'll like this week's podcast! I found it to be quite inspiring myself.

We covered some great topics this week, including:

1. How Ben got into landscape photography.

2. Storytelling in landscape photography.

3. The limitations and advantages of shooting film. 

4. The conundrum of sharing photo locations.

5. Ben's yearly photo box sets - the process.

Over on Patreon this week, Ben and I had a fabulous conversation about composition which I think everyone will find useful.

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:



Here are the artists that Ben recommended for the podcast:

1. Thomas Heaton.

2. Simon Baxter.

3. Alex Burke.

4. Michael Strickland.

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

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