Matt Payne Photography Blog: The Challenges Of Full-Time Artistry - A Conversation With Chris Murray

August 4, 2021  |  Syracuse, New York

Welcome to episode 224 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast!

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This week on the podcast I was joined by Chris Murray, a professional full-time nature photographer living in Syracuse, New York. Chris' photography predominately features the the woods, lakes, mountains, and streams of New York State. Chris is a geologist by training and his lens is typically focused on quiet scenes of nature in his own backyard.
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Chris and I discuss a variety of topics this week, including:
  • The connection between the study of natural sciences and nature photography.
  • The role that the history of our artform has on his work.
  • Copying other photographers work.
  • The difficulties of being a full-time artist.
  • And a lot more.
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Here are the individuals that Chris recommended on the podcast:

  1. Thomas Fleckenstein.
  2. Jaume Llorens.
  3. Nader Daii.
  4. Matt Oliver.
  5. Mark Bowie.
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Other items mentioned on the show:

1. Natural Landscape Photography Awards.

2. Guy Tal's Book, "More Than a Rock" - use code GUYTAL35 for 35% off!

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Please find a transcript of this week's episode below:

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