Matt Payne Photography Blog: Capturing The Magic Of The Tetons & Women Retreats - A Conversation With Kristen Ryan

January 6, 2021  |  Grand Teton National Park

Welcome to episode 194 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

This week on the podcast, I was happy to be joined by Kristen Ryan.

Kristen Ryan is a mother of four children living in Chicago, Illinois. She has a healthy obsession with landscape photography and Grand Teton National Park. Kristen leads all-women landscape photography retreats in the Tetons, Chicago, Canada, and elsewhere. Kristen hosts an online forum for women landscape photographers that she calls Women Capture Magic. She's also a Nature First Ambassador.

Kristen and I discuss some interesting topics this week, including:

  • How she became obsessed with Landscape Photography and the Tetons,
  • Her all-women landscape photography retreats,
  • Her Women Capture Magic online forum,
  • The challenges of being a mom to four children as a full-time photographer,
  • Intimate Landscape Photography using a telephoto lens,
  • And much, much more.

Over on Patreon this week, Kristen and I talk about tips and tricks to using neutral density filters for long exposures in landscape photography.


Here are the photographers that Kristen recommended on the podcast:

1. Paul Allen.

2. Leah Horstman.

3. Josh Merrill.


Other items mentioned on the show:

1. 60-day free trial to Nature Photographer's Network.

2. Arc Panel Luminosity Panel.


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

September 2019 Magic in the Tetons
Banff November 2019, Enchantment in the Rockies
2020, September Tetons, Z6
2020, Autumn, Smokies, Z6
Tetons 2020
D850, September 2020 Tetons
D850, September 2020 Tetons
September 2019 Magic in the Tetons