Matt Payne Photography Blog

Here you will find various articles relating to my photography, including liner notes for my podcast, "F-Stop Collaborate and Listen," tutorials, product reviews, trip reports, and my other writing.

Printmaking in Landscape Photography - A Panel Conversation
January 17, 2022

Welcome to episode 248 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen with your host Matt Payne.

This week on the podcast I was joined by three master printmakers, John Sexton, Joseph Holmes, and Michael Strickland for an engaging panel conversation on printmaking in landscape photography...

Finding Our Voice & Differentiating Ourselves as Artists - A Conversation with John Paul Caponigro
January 10, 2022  |  Cushing, Maine

Welcome to episode 247 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen with your host Matt Payne.

This week on the podcast I was joined by John Paul Caponigro - a full-time photographer living in the small town of Cushing Maine and the son of legendary photographer Paul Caponigro...

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...

Valuing Education in Fine Art | Curating our Work - A Conversation with Todd Pickering
December 27, 2021  |  Point Reyes, California

Welcome to episode 245 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen with your host Matt Payne.

This week on the podcast I was joined by Todd Pickering - a full-time professional photographer from Point Reyes, California...

My Favorite Landscape Photographs from 2021
December 22, 2021  |  Utah | Colorado | Oregon | California

As has become customary, I decided to go through and pick out my favorite and best photographs from 2021. 2021 was a really challenging year for me as a photographer, mostly because I was incredibly busy pursuing several projects, including writing a book for CMC Press on the San Juan Mountains of Colorado (due out 2022), organizing and creating the inaugural Natural Landscape Photography Awards, and producing my weekly landscape photography podcast...

A Focus on Women in Landscape Photography - A Conversation with Sarina Jackson
December 20, 2021  |  Sydney, Australia

Welcome to episode 244 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen!

This week on the podcast I was joined by Sarina Jackson - a lawyer and landscape photographer living in Sydney, Australia. Sarina is the co-founder of In Focus Women, a community and podcast created to celebrate and bring together female landscape photographers from around the world...

Experience-Driven Landscape Photography - A Conversation with Murray Livingston
December 13, 2021  |  South Africa

Welcome to episode 243 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen!

This week on the podcast I was joined by Murray Livingston - a South African landscape photographer and freelance architect who actively practices a contemplative style of photography while living out of his off-grid van...

Sticking with Landscape Photography as a Hobby - A Conversation with Jeppe Michael Jensen
December 6, 2021  |  Denmark

Welcome to episode 242 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen!

This week on the podcast I was joined by Jeppe Michael Jensen - a photo-journalist by trade and landscape photographer by hobby living in the country of Denmark...

Landscape Photography and Craft Beer for Good - A Conversation with Jonathan Buford
November 29, 2021  |  Arizona

Welcome to episode 241 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen!

This week on the podcast I was joined by Jonathan Buford - a landscape photographer and the founder & owner of Arizona Wilderness Brewing Company...

Authenticity, Artistry and Creativity in Landscape Photograph - A Conversation with William McIntosh
November 22, 2021  |  Southern California

Welcome to episode 240 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen!

This week on the podcast I was joined by William McIntosh - a landscape photographer and choral music professor at Mt. San Antonio College in Southern California...

Refining Our Vision for Consistency in Landscape Photography - A Conversation with Huibo Hou
November 17, 2021  |  San Diego, CA

Welcome to episode 239 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen!

This week on the podcast I was joined by Huibo Hou - a landscape photographer originally from China now living in San Diego.

Her photography has a very consistent look and feel to it which is something I think that a lot of photographers strive to achieve...

Composition is a Dance! A Conversation with Michael Torkildsen
November 10, 2021

Welcome to episode 238 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen!

This week on the podcast I was joined by Michael Torkildsen - a landscape photographer who has been living on the road since right before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, with his eyes on becoming a full-time photographer...

William Neill, Eric Bennett, & Alex Noriega - Curation, Creative Blocks, and Legacy
November 3, 2021
Welcome to episode 237 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen!

This week on the podcast I was joined by William Neill, Eric Bennett, and Alex Noriega for a casual yet informative conversation that is filled with tidbits of wisdom that I think any landscape and nature photographer can get something out of...

A Conversation with Talor Stone - A Heartfelt Journey into Landscape Photography
October 27, 2021  |  Pensacola, Florida

Welcome to episode 236 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen!

This week on the podcast I was joined by Talor Stone - a PhD researcher and photographer based in Pensacola, Florida. After serving as a federal agent for the United States military, Talor broke from the traditional career path to pursue photography...

Dawn Wilson - Ethics in Nature Photography
October 20, 2021  |  Estes Park, Colorado

Welcome to episode 235 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen!

This week on the podcast I was joined by Dawn Wilson, a wildlife and nature photographer living in Estes Park, Colorado at the base of Rocky Mountain National Park...

Richard Bernabe - 20 Years of Wisdom as a Professional Landscape Photographer
October 13, 2021  |  Man of International Mystery, Baby!

Welcome to episode 234 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen!

This week on the podcast I was joined by Richard Bernabe, an international travel landscape and wildlife photographer who has been recommended about 400 times to be on the podcast and we finally made it happen!

Richard was a blast to speak with and I just love interacting with him on Twitter, where he has over 1,000,000 followers...

Wildlife Photography, Mountaineering, and Pre-Visualization - A Conversation with Jess Findlay
October 5, 2021  |  Vancouver, British Columbia

Welcome to episode 233 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen!

This week on the podcast I was joined by Jess Findlay, a wildlife and landscape photographer from Vancouver British Columbia.

Jess spent his childhood hiking and birdwatching with his family, throughout the Pacific Northwest through which his passion for photography was born...

All About Creativity and Cultural Fluidity - A Conversation with Alfonso Calero
September 29, 2021  |  Australia

Welcome to episode 232 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen!

This week on the podcast I was joined by Alfonso Calero, a travel and landscape photographer born in the Philippines, living in Australia...

Overcoming Mental Health in Landscape Photography - A Conversation with Cody Schultz
September 22, 2021  |  Pennsylvania

Welcome to episode 231 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen!

This week on the podcast I was joined by Cody Schultz, a black and white landscape photographer living in Pennsylvania who has chosen to work in the medium of film...
Processing our Emotions Through Landscape Photography - A Conversation with James Lane
September 15, 2021  |  Wakefield, United Kingdom

Welcome to episode 230 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen!

This week on the podcast I was joined by James Lane, a landscape photographer and physics teacher living in Wakefield in the United Kingdom...

Photographing the High Sierra with Large Format Film - A Conversation with Claude Fiddler
September 8, 2021  |  High Sierra

Welcome to episode 229 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast!

This week on the podcast I was joined by Claude Fiddler.

Claude spent much of his life deeply exploring and photographing the High Sierra of California after being inspired by the likes of Galen Rowell and Ansel Adams...

A Conversation with James Rodewald: Inspiration | Our Nemesis | Meditation
September 1, 2021  |  New York State

Welcome to episode 228 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast!

This week on the podcast I was joined by James Rodewald.

James is a photographer and science teacher residing in the State of New York...

A Panel Discussion on NFTs and Landscape & Nature Photography
August 25, 2021  |  The Ethereum Blockchain

Welcome to episode 227 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast!

This week on the podcast I was joined by Brynn Schmidt, Alex Noriega, and Alex Nail to talk about the most controversial and divisive topics in the landscape and nature photography community at the present moment - NFTs...

Flow States | Workflows | Nature vs. Money - A Conversation with Jordan Inglee
August 18, 2021  |  Portland, Oregon

Welcome to episode 226 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast!

This week on the podcast I was joined by Jordan Inglee, a landscape photographer living in Portland, Oregon who has an extensive background in video production and live event production...
A Photographer's Battle with Colon Cancer - A Conversation with Scott Wilson
August 11, 2021  |  Colorado

Welcome to episode 225 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast!

This week on the podcast I was joined by Scott Wilson, a landscape, wildlife, cityscape, and portrait photographer who recently has overcome a stage 4 Colon Cancer diagnosis...

The Challenges of Full-Time Artistry - A Conversation with Chris Murray
August 4, 2021  |  Syracuse, New York

Welcome to episode 224 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast!

This week on the podcast I was joined by Chris Murray, a professional full-time nature photographer living in Syracuse, New York...
Finance and Accounting for Photographers - A Conversation with Danielle Hayden
July 28, 2021  |  Accounting Land

Welcome to episode 223 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast!

This week on the podcast I was joined by Danielle Hayden, who owns Kickstart Accounting. While Danielle is not a photographer, she's an expert in helping entrepreneurs think about and attain their financial goals...

A Conversation with Julian Elliott - Generalizing in Photography
July 21, 2021  |  France

Welcome to episode 222 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast!

This week on the podcast I was joined by a photographer living in France and originally from the United Kingdom: Julian Elliott...
My Connection to and Passion for Colorado Mountain Photography
July 19, 2021  |  Colorado Mountains

It is not very hard to see how someone could enjoy making photographs of the beautiful mountains of Colorado. With 53 mountains rising above 14,000 feet in elevation and 584 additional peaks rising above 13,000 feet, Colorado is an absolute mountain treasure-trove with photographic opportunities in all directions...

A Conversation with Mark Denney - From Corporate Life to YouTube Sensation
July 14, 2021  |  Planet Earth

Welcome to episode 221 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast!

This week on the podcast I was joined by a landscape photographer and YouTube creator who recently quit his full-time job to pursue photography full-time: Mark Denney...

A Conversation with Cath Simard on Composite Photography
July 7th, 2021  |  Earth

Welcome to episode 220 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast!

This week on the podcast I was joined by a photographer and digital artist who lives in Quebec, Canada: Cath Simard.

Cath is a self-proclaimed composite artist whose work has a very consistent look and feel...

A Talk with Lisa LaPointe: Sea-based Nature Photography - Teaching Photography as a Naturalist
June 30, 2021  |  The Sea

Welcome to episode 219 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen!

This week on the podcast I was joined by a wildlife and nature photographer who spends most of her time leading workshops based out of sea vessels - Lisa LaPointe...

Deepscapes & Nuclear Physics - A Conversation with Paul Schmit
June 23, 2021

Welcome to episode 218 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen!

This week on the podcast I was joined by a nuclear physicist and night photographer extraordinaire, Paul Schmit.

Paul is one of the first people I became aware of using an interesting night photography technique known as Deepscapes, which we talk about on this week's show...

A Teacher's Perspective in Landscape Photography - A Conversation with Zoe Pamintuan
June 16, 2021  |  Joshua Tree National Park

Welcome to episode 217 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen!

This week on the podcast I was joined by a Filipino-American photographer living in Southern California - Zoe Pamintuan.

Zoe is a full-time teacher for middle-school children and has been a photographer since she was a child...

Mental Health and Landscape Photography - A Panel Discussion
June 9, 2021

Welcome to episode 216 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen!

This week I hosted a special panel conversation on mental health and landscape photography with my guests Brian Rueb, Bryan Pezman, and Len Metcalf...

Camille Seaman - An Indigenous Perspective on Landscape Photography
June 2, 2021

Welcome to episode 215 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen!

This week's guest is Camille Seaman.

Camille was born in 1969 to a Native American father and African American mother...