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.

Landscape Photography in Ireland -  A Conversation with Bernard Geraghty
May 12, 2021  |  Ireland

Welcome to episode 212 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen!

This week I was joined by a photographer living in one of my favorite places on Earth - Ireland.

Welcome Bernard Geraghty to the podcast!

Bernard is a 34-year-old ball of lightning who has emerged onto the landscape photography scene in a flash...

The Feminine Sublime Through Aerial Landscape Photography - A Conversation with Carolyn Cheng
May 5, 2021  |  Toronto, CA

Welcome to episode 211 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen!

Today's guest, Carolyn Cheng, is an emerging artist in the nature and landscape photography world. I've been really loving her work and I have been really eager to sit down and have a chat with her...

Storytelling as an Art: Redefining Traditional Photography Styles
May 1, 2021

The phrase “traditional photography” can be hard to define. If you think about it, it is almost easier to define non-traditional photography. What would that look like? Strapping on a GoPro to go skateboarding, using a wet-plate process to document a beauty pageant, or taking your camera on a journey to document something deeply personal or intimate? Storytelling involves opening up to show an audience real things—real emotions, real fears, real vulnerabilities...

The Slow Photography Movement - A Panel Discussion
April 28, 2021

Welcome to episode 210 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen!

This week I hosted a special panel discussion with three incredibly talented photographers who have spear-headed a wonderfully thoughtful approach to photography called the Slow Photography Movement or SPM...

Is There a Diversity Problem in Landscape Photography? A Conversation with Richard Wong
April 21, 2021

Welcome to episode 209 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen!

This week I was joined by a photographer living in the Bay Area in California - Richard Wong.

Richard has been a prolific landscape photographer for over 20 years and has seen the industry shift significantly over that time...

Discovering the Finer Details in Nature - A Conversation with Krista McCuish
April 14, 2021  |  Halifax, Nova Scotia

Welcome to episode 208 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen!

This week I was joined by a photographer from Halifax, Nova Scotia - Krista McCuish.

Krista has lived a life filled with a variety of interests, jobs and curiosities which she has leveraged and turned inwards into the creation of some very personally expressive photographs of intimate subjects very close to home...

Night Sky Photography - From Principles to Professional Results - a Conversation with Adam Woodworth
April 7, 2021  |  Lubec, Maine

Welcome to episode 207 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen!

This week I was joined by a photographer from Lubec, Maine - Adam Woodworth.

Adam was a guest on the show way back on Episode 45 and a lot has changed in his life since then...

Personal Style and Marketing in Landscape Photography - A Conversation with René Algesheimer
March 31, 2021  |  Switzerland

Welcome to episode 206 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen!

This week I was joined by one of my favorite up-and-coming photographers who keeps producing some of the most unique and stunning images I've seen in a long time:

René Algesheimer...

Create the Fine Art Photography Book of Your Dreams - A Conversation with Wayne Suggs & Jerry Greer
March 24, 2021  |  Las Cruces, New Mexico

Welcome to episode 205 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen!

This week I was joined by two former guests of the podcast who collaborated on an incredible book project:

Wayne Suggs & Jerry Greer...

Quitting Social Media in Landscape Photography - A Conversation with Dave Morrow
March 17, 2021  |  Cascade Range, Washington

Welcome to episode 204 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen!

This week I was joined by the photographer who famously quit all of his social media accounts in 2018.

Welcome Dave Morrow to the show! Dave is a landscape photographer residing on the west side of the Cascade Range near Seattle, Washington...
A Conversation with Daniel Dietrich on Ethics in Wildlife Photography
March 10, 2021  |  Point Reyes, California

Welcome to episode 203 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen!

This week I was joined by our first wildlife photographer on the podcast! Welcome Daniel Dietrich to the show!

Daniel is a wildlife photographer living in Point Reyes, California and focuses a lot of his work on the wildlife native to that area...
A Conversation with Matt Jackisch - Winning the Epson Pano Awards & Authenticity in Photography
March 3, 2021  |  Vancouver, British Columbia

Welcome to episode 202 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen!

This week I was joined by the winner of the 2020 Epson Pano Awards, Matt Jackisch.

Matt is a nature photographer residing in Vancouver, British Columbia...
A Conversation with Kai Hornung - Landscape Photography Competitions & Personal Expression
February 24, 2021  |  Germany

Welcome to episode 201 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen!

This week I was joined by the photographer who recently won the 2020 Photograph of the Year from ILPOTY - Kai Hornung. Kai is a German photographer who has recently burst onto the scene having just began his pursuits in 2016...
The History of Landscape Photography - A Special 200th Episode Featuring Guy Tal & Michael Gordon
February 17, 2021

Welcome to episode 200 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen!

To celebrate our 200th episode, I queried our listeners on our Facebook Group for ideas on a 200th episode. The idea that really resonated for me was to discuss the History of Landscape Photography, so I invited two of the wisest photographers I could think of for a conversation about that and the relevance it has on the environment we find ourselves in today...
Truth, Experience, and Beauty in Landscape Photography - A Conversation with Anna Morgan
February 10, 2021  |  Vancouver, BC
Welcome to episode 199 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen!

This week on the podcast, I had a wonderful conversation with a landscape photographer living in Vancouver, British Columbia:
Anna Morgan...
Processing Grief Through Landscape Photography - A Conversation with Perri Schelat
February 3, 2021  |  Montana, USA

Welcome to episode 198 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen!

This week on the podcast, I had a wonderful conversation with a landscape photographer who currently resides in Montana - Perri Schelat...
How Landscape Photography has Changed My Life - A Conversation with Jeremy Jackson
January 27, 2021  |  British Columbia

Welcome to episode 197 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen!

This week on the podcast, I had a wonderful conversation with a photography living in British Columbia, Jeremy Jackson.

Jeremy is a professor of psychometrics at Douglas College in New Westminster, British Columbia...

The Trouble with Making Photography Your Job - A Conversation with Dan Cook
January 20, 2021  |  UK

Welcome to episode 196 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen!

This week on the podcast, I had a wonderful conversation with U.K. Photographer Dan Cook. Dan won an award in the 2014 Landscape Photographer of the Year contest, which was quite early on in his career as a photographer...

Virtual Photography Projects - Corona Coupling Book - A Conversation with Andy Boenau
January 13, 2021
Welcome to episode 195 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week we have something a little bit different from our usual line-up of guests.

This week on the podcast, I was happy to be joined by Andy Boenau...

Photoshop Action to Resize Vertical Instagram Photos
January 9, 2021

If you're like me, you hate the fact that Instagram does not allow for uploading of native 2:3 vertical photographs. This is annoying because all full-frame cameras when in vertical / portrait orientation, capture the image in a 2:3 ratio...

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...

My Best Twelve Photos from 2020 - A Reflection in Landscape Photography
December 28, 2020  |  Colorado

2020 - What a year! For many, 2020 will always be remembered as the year that we were greeted head-on by COVID-19, which disrupted life as we know it in so many ways, both positive and negative. For me, 2020 was to be a break-out year for my landscape photography career...

Curiosity of the Natural World - Photographing Yosemite - A Conversation with Robb Hirsch
December 30, 2020  |  Yosemite National Park
Welcome to episode 193 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

This week on the podcast, I was happy to be joined by Robb Hirsch, a landscape photographer from California.

Robb is a biologist by training, naturalist by heart, and photographer by passion...

Plastic Cameras and Creativity - A Conversation with Michelle Bates
December 23, 2020
Welcome to episode 192 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

This week on my landscape photography podcast, I was joined by Michelle Bates.

Michelle has been a passionate photographer since she was young, and learned her way around a camera in 1991 at the Maine Photographic Workshops, where she first discovered the Holga...

Building Your Landscape Photography Business While Working - A Conversation with Mattias Sjolund
December 16, 2020  |  Uppsala, Sweden
Welcome to episode 191 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

This week on my landscape photography podcast, I was joined by a landscape photographer from Uppsala, Sweden - Mattias Sjolund...
Extending the Legacy of Galen Rowell - A Conversation with Gary Crabbe
December 9, 2020

Welcome to episode 190 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

This week on the podcast, I was joined by a landscape photographer who has been in the game for quite a long time. Gary Crabbe found himself welcomed into the landscape photography world by surprise when he decided to quit his job as a breakfast cook and work for Galen Rowell as his photo library curator...

Running a Successful Camera Club - A Conversation with Ella & Knapp Hudson
December 2, 2020

Welcome to episode 189 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

This week on the podcast, I hosted Ella and Knapp Hudson from Portland, Maine.

Ella and Knapp help run the Portland Camera Club, one of the oldest camera clubs in the United States...

Celebrating Oregon Through Landscape Photography with the Photo Cascadia Team
November 25, 2020

Welcome to episode 188 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

This week on the podcast, I hosted the Photo Cascadia team, including Sean Bagshaw, Adrian Klein, Zack Schnepf, Erin Babnik, David Cobb, and Kevin McNeal...

Finding Your Own Path in Landscape Photography as a Hobbyist - A Conversation with Tara Workman
November 18, 2020
Welcome to episode 187 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

This week on the podcast, I was joined by a hobbyist photographer known as My Bajan Eye on Instagram - Tara Workman.

Despite her self-proclamation as being a hobbyist, Tara's photography is some of the best you'll find these days...

Using Photography for Conservation - A Conversation with Jerry Monkman
November 11, 2020
Welcome to episode 186 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

This week on the podcast, I was joined by conservationist, author, filmmaker, and photographer, Jerry Monkman.

Jerry is revered in the Northeast United States as a photography powerhouse, having authored eight books which have inspired many to take up photography in Maine, New Hampshire, New York, and Vermont...

Judging the Epson Pano Awards - A Conversation with Juan Pablo de Miguel
November 4, 2020
Welcome to episode 185 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

This week on the podcast, I had a wonderful time chatting with our first guest from Spain, Juan Pablo de Miguel.

Juan Pablo is a long-standing judge for the Epson Pano Awards, a photography educator, and fantastic landscape photographer located in Madrid Spain...

Remembering Jack Curran - A Panel Conversation on the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen Podcast
October 28, 2020
Welcome to episode 184 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

This week on the podcast, I invited several past guests to join me in honoring the life and photography of another former guest, Jack Curran...
My Favorite Colorado Fall Photographs - 2020
October 25, 2020  |  Colorado

Nearly every year for the past nine years, I have embarked on a multi-day journey to photograph one of my favorite subjects here in Colorado - autumn and fall colors. Each trip holds a special place in my memory...

A Conversation with Ben Williamson - Photographing New England & Working for Down East Magazine
October 21, 2020
Welcome to episode 183 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

This week on the podcast, I had a wonderful conversation with a photographer that I have long admired from afar. Ben Williamson hails from the state of Maine and has amassed a fantastic collection of what he mostly describes as "scenic" photography from New England...

Landscape Photography & Ecological Science - A Conversation with Michael Remke
October 14, 2020
Welcome to episode 182 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

This week on the podcast I recorded a socially-distanced, in-person podcast episode with my friend, fellow Durango resident, and fellow photographer, Michael Remke...

Conversations with Nature - Catching Up with Eric Bennett on the Podcast
October 7, 2020
Welcome to episode 181 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

This week on the podcast I sat down and visited with one of our first guests, Eric Bennett.

Eric is arguably one of the best landscape photographers of the past decade...