Matt Payne Photography Blog: Interview With Brian Rueb On F-Stop Collaborate And Listen - May 29, 2019

Welcome to Episode 110 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's guest is Landscape Photographer, Brian Rueb. Just a warning - there is profanity in this week's episode.

Brian has been photographing for the better part of 20 years. Combining a degree in photography and a degree in art he has worked the two together to create powerful and dynamic landscape images. In addition to his passion for art Brian also has a passion for education and has spent almost 15 years teaching art and photography in the public high school system. During that time he has developed an art and photography program that has seen numerous students win awards and go on to major in the profession. His goal is not only to be great himself, but to instill that knowledge and passion into his students.

In this episode of the podcast, Brian shares some hilarious stories about his start as a photographer, social media and the strive for validation, landscape photography as an artform (or is it), how workshops have evolved since Brian started teaching them, his work on Aperture Academy, what it means to be a professional photographer, how some photographers use tragedy, trolling for business on social media, and a lot more! 

This week on Patreon, Brian talks how how he balances a full-time job, his family, and his photography business. 


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    Here are the photographers that Brian recommended for the podcast:

    1. Kevin McNeal.

    2. Aaron Reed (coming soon).

    3. Mike Jones.

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