Matt Payne Photography Blog: A Conversation With Nick Carver - Soul-Searching For Personally Meaningful Photographs - June 3, 2020

Welcome to episode 163 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

This week's episode features a landscape and architecture photographer living in Orange County, California. Nick Carver has been entrenched in photography since 2006 when he dove head first into business side of photography where he was met with many challenges. Nick almost gave up after several years of teaching for people on Craigslist until he made some difficult realizations about his work... Nick and I had a wonderful conversation this week and covered a wide variety of topics, including:

  • His beginnings in photography.
  • How he transitioned into architecture photography to make money.
  • How he looked at his work and made some painful realizations that almost caused him to quit.
  • His path of soul-searching and why he actually makes photographs.
  • The resurgence in film photography.
  • His YouTube channel (which is highly entertaining).
  • ... and much, much more

Over on Patreon this week, Nick and I talk about the nuances of website portfolio design and his approach to showcasing his work.

I hope you enjoy our conversation!

Here is who Nick recommended for the podcast:

1. Carlos Beltran.


Other items mentioned on the show:

1. Out of Chicago LIVE!

2. NPN Free 60-Day Trial.


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Please find a transcript of today's episode below:
B&W, Beach, Black and White, California, Coast, Coastal, Heisler Park, Horizontal, Laguna Beach, Mamiya RZ67, Monochrome, Multiple Exposure, Orange County, Palm Trees, Plants, Southern California, Tre
Abstract, B&W, Black and White, California, Mamiya RZ67, Monochrome, Nature, Outdoors, Palm Trees, Palms Collection, Plants, Southern California, Tree, Trees, USA, United States, Vertical
B&W, Black and White, Monochrome, Palm Trees, Palms Collection, Plants, Tree, Trees
Abandoned, California, Desert, Fall, Kodak Portra 160, Mojave Desert, Panorama, Panoramic, Route 66, USA, United States
Anza-Borrego Desert, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, California, Colorado Desert, Desert, Horizontal, Imperial County, Kodak Portra 160, Landscape, Landscapes, Mountains, Nature, Outdoors, Panorama, P