Matt Payne Photography Blog: Processing Grief Through Landscape Photography - A Conversation With Perri Schelat

February 3, 2021  |  Montana, USA

Welcome to episode 198 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen!

This week on the podcast, I had a wonderful conversation with a landscape photographer who currently resides in Montana - Perri Schelat.

Perri has been pursuing landscape photography for a long time and has had one goal in mind: to become an award-winning landscape photographer. Her pursuit of this goal have taken her to some amazing places and she has found a deep connection with Glacier National Park.

In 2018, her world was turned upside down when her husband Tom passed away. Since then, she has used landscape photography as a tool to look inwards to help process that grief and shift her thinking. Perri and I discuss some interesting topics this week, including:

  • How she embarked on her journey in landscape photography,
  • How workshops influenced her photography development,
  • Loss and creativity in landscape photography and the grief process,
  • How her photography has benefitted from her personal loss,
  • And more

Over on Patreon this week, Perri and I discuss why "the soul needs passions to thrive."


Here is the photographer that Perri recommended on the podcast:

1. Matt Bishop.


Other items mentioned on the show:

1. Kane Engelbert.

2. Facebook Group for the Podcast.


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

Georgia, little St. Simons Island
Landscape, Yellowstone, national park, nature, snow scene, winter scene
Georgia, little St. Simons Island