Welcome to Episode 128 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's episode features a photographer known for her exceptional work in the Yosemite Valley of California, Franka Gabler.
Born and raised in Croatia, Franka developed a strong fascination and admiration for nature early in life. Moving to California in 1997, and soon after experiencing her first wilderness backpacking trip in California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains, Franka fell in love with the amazing landscapes before her. Now spending as much time as possible hiking and exploring wilderness areas, Franka always carries her camera and tripod, capturing her unique impressions.She lives in the Sierra foothills, in the small mountain town of Coarsegold, not far from Yosemite National Park.
Franka and I covered a lot of fun ground this week, including:
- Her journey as a landscape photographer.
- Her creative process for finding intimate landscape scenes.
- Her philosophy of looking for light before the subject.
- The role of mood in her photography.
- ...lots more!
- Franka tells us all about her journey printing her photography and being represented by several galleries in California.
Well, speaking of Yosemite, I have officially joined as an instructor at the esteemed Landscape Photography Conference, Out of Yosemite - February 5-9, 2020. I will be teaching, recording podcasts, and hosting panel discussions with some of our favorite photographers and past guests, including Alex Noriega, Coleen Miniuk, Charlotte Gibb, Jack Curran, Michael Frye, and more. I hope to see you there! If you're interested in attending, register to attend and use the code "fstop250" for $250 off your registration.
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Here are the photographers that Franka recommended for the podcast:
1. Dan Mitchell.
2. David Hoffman.
3. Jonathan Bock.
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Please find a transcript of today's podcast below: