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.

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...

Exploring the Beauty of Minnesota - A Conversation with Joel Truckenbrod
May 26, 2021  |  Minnesota

Welcome to episode 214 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen!

This week's guest is a black and white landscape photographer from Minnesota.

Joel Truckenbrod is someone most people have never heard of before, and he likes it that way...

Underwater Nature Photography - A Conversation with Matt McGee
May 19, 2021  |  Underwater

Welcome to episode 213 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen!

This week's guest is a landscape and underwater photographer living in Franklin, Tennessee.

Matt McGee practices dentistry and spends his free time searching for his subjects under the sea...

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...