Matt Payne Photography Blog: A Humble Journey Into Landscape Photography - A Conversation With Mitch Dobrowner

February 21, 2022  |  Galleries and Museums

Welcome to episode 253 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen with your host Matt Payne.

This week on the podcast, I was joined by a fine art black and white photographer who has broad museum and gallery representation - Mitch Dobrowner.

Mitch comes highly recommended from several past guests and has a truly inspiring story about his arrival in photography and eventual journey back into it after a long hiatus. Sit back and relax as Mitch tells us about his story.


On this week's episode we discuss:

  • Mitch's story of quitting his job and exploring the southwest at the age of 21,
  • How Mitch became so well-represented by galleries and museums,
  • What we can learn by studying the greats that came before us,
  • What makes for a great museum-quality photograph,
  • Storm chasing and making images of powerful storms,
  • And a lot more!

Over on Patreon this week, I asked Mitch to provide our listeners with advice if they were considering quitting photography, since he once did the same thing. You can listen to this bonus episode and 184 other bonus episodes as well as gaining access to early episodes, virtual meet-ups, and other perks by financially supporting the podcast on Patreon.

Here's who Mitch recommended for the podcast this week:

Other items mentioned on the show:

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2. Join me at Out of Chicago LIVE! 2022.


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Please find a transcript of this week's episode below: