Matt Payne Photography Blog: Interview With David Hunter On F-Stop Collaborate And Listen - June 26, 2019

Welcome to Episode 114 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's guest is California-based Landscape Photographer David Hunter

David joined us again on the podcast to talk about his experience as a photographer on an artist-in-residency program at Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve in Idaho. David and I had a great time discussion a variety of topics, including: 

  • The intensity of an artist in residency program
  • Craters of the Moon history & what its like to photograph it
  • How the Park system engages with visitors and locals 
  • Speaking with visitors as the artist in residence

This week on Patreon, David and I discuss and dissect some of his favorite images from his time as the artist in residence at Craters of the Moon.


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    Here are the photographers that David recommended for the podcast:

    1. Franka Gabler

    2. David Hoffman

    3. Michael Frye

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    We are doing something new over on Patreon. Patrons of the podcast are encouraged to participate in our themed photo contests by submitting them to the "community board" on our Patreon Page which can be found at patreon.com/fstopandlisten/community - The current theme of "Intimate Landscapes" ends today and I had a really fun time selecting a winner this time. We had some great submissions from Jarrod Hills, Steve Bennett, Ken Kelchtermans, Jackson Frishman, and Michael Ryno. Everyone really did a great job of representing the current theme. In the end, I decided to pick Ken Kelchtermans' photo, which he described as follows: "The sand on our beaches are not the same anymore since they throw dredged sand on the beaches. It's become very soft en very washable. 1 big storm and we have 1 meter sand cliffs along our beaches. Of course the dredging company loves it when that happens. It is like mopping with an open faucet in my opinion. Here on the coast of Belgium they started building on the dunes, which should be our protection in the possibly near future. Good that there are some parts protected but, it's already to late. Vlaanderen (Part of Belgium) means flooded land in the old germanic. Oostende from the 13 century, is way back in sea now."

    Nice work Ken! I'll get you a prize soon!

    Our next theme, which will end July 26th, is "mountains and deserts" in honor of a tattoo I'm getting this month. Let's see those awesome shots over on our community board!

    Our next guests: 

    • Brandi Mowles - a Facebook and Instagram marketing expert;
    • Weihao Pan - a landscape photographer living in China (our first on the show);
    • Taylor Gray - a travel and landscape photographer living in the Pacific Northwest;
    • We also have David Cobb from Photo Cascadia joining us on the podcast and; 
    • Lastly we have a panel conversation with Aaron Reed and Colby Brown about marketing and business. 

    Thanks for stopping in, collaborating with us, and listening. See you next week.


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