Welcome to episode 057 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Colby Brown!
I had a great time speaking with Colby this week - I've been following him ever since I got into photography in 2011 and have been wanting to have a conversation with him for years. We finally made it happen!
Colby is a photographer, photo educator and author based out of Eastern Pennsylvania. Specializing in landscape, travel and humanitarian photography, his photographic portfolio spans the globe.
Colby became a photographer back in 2006, rapidly rising in the ranks of the photo industry. Not too long after picking up his first DSLR, Colby was leading workshops for National Geographic in South America, further spurring his love for both travel and photo education. In 2011, he founded The Giving Lens, an organization that blends photo education with support for various NGO’s and causes around the world. TGL helps fight for child education, clean drinking water projects, species preservation, women’s rights and much more.
I know you'll like this hearing from Colby on this week's podcast!
We covered some great topics this week, including:
1. How Colby got into photography.
2. How Colby balances supporting his family with his busy photography and travel schedule.
3. Post-processing on the road using the Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 laptop.
4. The Giving Lens.
5. Having controversial conversations on social media as a public figure and artist.
6. Using social media to reach your fan base.
Over on Patreon this week, Colby and I had a great conversation about the past, present, and future of social media.
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To learn more about Colby, check out his online presence:
Here are the artists that Colby recommended for the podcast:
2. William Patino.
Some examples of Colby's photography can be seen below.
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