Matt Payne Photography Blog: The Lorax Of Landscape Photography - A Conversation With Kurt Budliger

January 3, 2022  |  Vermont, USA

Welcome to episode 246 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen with your host Matt Payne.

This week on the podcast I was joined by Kurt Budliger - a full-time professional photographer from Vermont.


I've had the pleasure of knowing Kurt for several years and have always admired his photography, positive attitude, and work ethic. Kurt and I had a fantastic chat on the podcast this week discussing his journey, how he balances full-time landscape photography with family life, and how his experience as an outdoor environmental educator has impacted his career in photography.

On this week's episode we discuss:

  • Kurt's journey into photography coming from the world of outdoor environmental education and a middle school teacher,
  • Knowing about the landscape and how it enhances our photographs,
  • Balancing work and family as a full-time landscape photographer,
  • Kurt's love affair with trees,
  • Staying creative in a world of iconic images and homogeneity,
  • And a lot more!

Over on Patreon this week, Kurt and I discuss why it is important to go outside of our comfort zones and what that looks like.

Here's who Kurt recommended for the podcast this week:

Other items mentioned on the show:

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