Matt Payne Photography Blog: Landscape Photography In Wilderness Areas

January 2, 2019

Welcome to Episode 089 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Greg Russell!

Greg is a photographer and science teacher living in Southern California. Greg has been devoting a lot of time photographing wilderness areas in California and has been documenting that on his website, Greg and I sat down to discuss his project and to hear from Greg on the importance of deserts, conservation issues, and lots more. Greg’s work focuses primarily on the landscapes of the American West, with special emphasis on the Southwest and high deserts of the Colorado Plateau.

We covered some fun topics this week, including:

1. The history and relationship between public lands and landscape photography.

2. The role of photographers as public lands advocates.

3. Greg's Wilderness Project.

4. Resources for photographers interested in staying involved and becoming educated on public lands issues.

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This week on Patreon, Greg and discuss the challenges and processes for finding interesting subjects to photograph close to home.

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



Here are the photographers that Greg recommended for the podcast:

1. Allister Benn.

2. Royce Howland.

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

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