Matt Payne Photography Blog: Interview With David Hunter & Bridget Fithian On F-Stop Collaborate And Listen

August 8, 2018

Welcome to Episode 068 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with David Hunter & Bridget Fithian!

David Hunter is a landscape photographer and photo-naturalist from Fresno, CA. David photographs wildlife, with an emphasis on endangered and threatened species, for the purpose of documentation, conservation, and education. He has partnered with the Sierra Foothill Conservancy to showcase the beauty of the lands that the Conservancy protects in their land trust. Bridget Fithian, the Executive Director of the Conservancy, joined the two of us on the podcast to talk about their partnership, its purpose, and benefits. We also talked about how the rest of us landscape photographers can leverage our talents to promote the work that other similar non-profits are doing. 

We covered some great topics this week, including:

1. What are land trusts? 

2. How can photographers give their photography a purpose?

3. How to partner with non-profits as landscape photographers.

4. David's work with the Sierra Foothill Conservancy - here is his Flickr album

Over on Patreon this week, David, Bridget, and I discussed Artist in Residency programs - what they are about, and how you can get into one as a landscape photographer.

Here is a link to the Land Trust Alliance where you can find a Land Trust near you to help out with.

Please consider supporting the podcast on Patreon! There's a ton of bonus content over there for subscribers! Your support is critical - it helps with production costs and to improve the podcast over time. Thanks!

To learn more about David, check out his online presence:



Here are some artists that David recommended for the podcast:

1. Morgan Heim.

2. Karine Aigner.

3. Dewitt Jones.

Some examples of David's photography can be seen below. 

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Places, SFC, Sierra Foothill Conservancy, Striped Rock