Matt Payne Photography Blog: Photographing Burning Man With Justin Majeczky

June 12, 2019

Welcome to Episode 112 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's guest is Landscape Photographer and Videographer, Justin Majeczky.

Justin is based in Reno, Nevada and produces incredible commercial videos and landscape photographs. Just a warning, there is some profanity in this week's show.

In this episode of the podcast, Justin and I covered a lot of great topics, including his journey into photography, social media woes, what sells, going to and photographing Burning Man, the difference in approach between videos and stills, advice for people looking to get into video production, pre-visualized vs. reactive photography, and his thoughts on the new Fuji GFX 100 100MP Medium Format camera.

This week on Patreon, Justin and I answer the question, "Does the gear make the photograph?" and Justin talks about some crazy upcoming technology from Sony, including Starvis.

Also heard on this week's episode - Jason Matias joined us to talk about his challenge he is launching for photographers to use his giveaway guide, which he used to make $10,000 last year.

    Please consider supporting the podcast on Patreon! There's a ton of bonus content over there for subscribers! Your support is critical - it helps with production costs and to improve the podcast over time. Thanks! Even $1 / mo helps a lot! We are growing closer to our goal of getting to $1,000/mo in support, at which point I will create an award to be given to a photographer that is a champion of conservation. Help us get there!

    Here are the photographers that Justin recommended for the podcast:

    1. Nick Cahill.

    2. Karen Hutton.

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    We are doing something new over on Patreon. Patrons of the podcast are encouraged to participate in our themed photo contests by submitting them to the "community board" on our Patreon Page which can be found at - The current theme, which ends June 21st is "Intimate Landscapes" - let's see all of your intimate landscape photographs. And no, I don't mean nudes. One of our patrons, Charlotte Gibb, just posted a great article about these types of photos, so check that out!

    Our next guests:

    • Weihao Pan - a landscape photographer living in China (our first on the show)!
    • Nick Selway - I will hopefully be sitting down with him in his gallery in Breckenridge, Colorado this week for a chat.
    • We also have David Cobb from Photo Cascadia joining us on the podcast and
    • Lastly we have a panel conversation with Aaron Reed and Colby Brown about marketing and business - they will be fielding listener questions - so keep an eye out for that over on NPN!

    Thanks for stopping in, collaborating with us, and listening. See you next week.

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