Matt Payne Photography Blog: A Conversation With Jerry Greer On The F-Stop Collaborate And Listen Podcast - January 22, 2020

Welcome to Episode 144 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

Heads-up! Stay tuned to the end of the show to hear who won our inaugural Landscape Conservation Award!

This week's episode features a landscape photographer from Johnson City, Tennessee, Jerry Greer. Jerry matriculated from his 4x5 film camera to digital in 2007 and hasn't looked back. Don't worry film lovers, next week we go the opposite direction! Jerry also spent most of his career publishing books for himself and other photographers, and I really enjoyed tapping into his knowledge about that.
Jerry and I covered a wide variety of topics this week, including:

  • Jerry's transition from film to digital
  • His work on conservation and environmental assignments
  • His publishing company, Mountain Trail Press
  • His partnership with Ian Plant and Richard Bernabe
  • Why he took a 5-year break from photography in 2014
  • and a lot more...

Over on Patreon this week, Jerry shares some of his thoughts on how to approach a book project. I have been thinking about doing a book for awhile and talking to him was really helpful, so if you are thinking about doing this as well, this was a good talk. Head over to patreon.com/fstopandlisten for more info on how you can support the podcast and get bonus content at the same time.

Please consider supporting the podcast on Patreon! There's a ton of bonus content over there for subscribers! 

Here are the photographers Jerry recommended for the podcast:

1. Todd Caudle.

2. Richard Bernabe.

3. Joseph Rossbach.

4. Tony Sweet.

5. Mac Stone.

6. Clay Bolt.

7. Nye Simmons.


The time has come - we are finally ready to announce the winner of our inaugural Landscape Conservation Award. I learned a lot through this process and if we do another one of these, I will be sure to take the feedback from our amazing judges and incorporate it into our process next time.

We had six total nominees for the award. Thank you to the folks that stepped up and nominated a photographer for the award.

Our nominees included:
Michael Gordon, Kayla Sulak, Phill Monson, Michael Remke, Erik Stensland, and J Henry Fair.
Tune in to the podcast to hear who won! We will also be doing a follow-up blog post about the winner!


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