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Here you will find and filter for various articles, tutorials, product review, trip reports, and other thoughts relating to landscape and nature photography, including show notes for my podcast, "F-Stop Collaborate and Listen."

What Peloton Can Teach You About Pricing Your Artwork
January 29, 2023

Back when the pandemic hit, my wife and I were eager to take advantage of all of the time we were spending at home by exercising, so like thousands of other people, we purchased a Peloton bike and started exercising a lot...

Antarctica Landscape Photography Adventures
January 23, 2023  |  Antarctica

For many landscape and nature photographers, Antarctica is a dream location to visit and photograph. What's not to appreciate about it? It has incredible wildlife that has no fear of humans, making them quite easy to photograph...

Small Nature and Landscape Photography Prints
January 18, 2023  |  Durango, Colorado

As a nature and landscape photographer, I absolutely love the printing process. Printing my photographs is the final step in the art-making process and it provides me with a great deal of artistic satisfaction which motivates and drives me to keep going...

Durango Colorado Winter Nature Photography
January 17, 2023  |  Durango, Colorado

Durango, Colorado is an amazing place to live as a nature photographer. I have access to some of the most incredible mountains in the world just minutes away (the San Juan Mountains), access to incredible desert scenery in Utah and Arizona, and in the winter, we get a healthy amount of snow, which provides an excellent subject for photography...

A Conversation with Joe Cornish
January 30, 2023  |  United Kingdom

Ever since I created my landscape and nature photography podcast, there was one person from the United Kingdom that I have always wanted to have as a guest - Joe Cornish.

Fortunately, my friend Alex Nail asked if he could interview Joe and I was beyond thrilled at the suggestion...

Artists Asking Artists: Marc Adamus & Rajesh Jyothiswaran
January 16, 2023

I created my Nature & Landscape Photography podcast, "F-Stop Collaborate and Listen" in April, 2017. The first thing I did was to create a list of interesting and inspirational photographers I wanted to talk with on my podcast, and one of the first names I added to that list was Marc Adamus...

A Passion for Aerial Nature Photography
January 9, 2022  |  Bright, Australia

Aerial Nature and Landscape Photography is often viewed by more traditional landscape photographers as somewhat of a cheat code for making surprising images; however, I don't think this is necessarily the case...

Should You Enter Photography Competitions?
January 2, 2023

Today I learned through e-mail that 9 of my photographs that I submitted to the Asferico 2023 Photo Contest were selected to advance to the next stage of their competition. I am certainly excited about that news, although I have no expectation that I will win anything...

Running a Landscape and Nature Photography Gallery
January 2, 2023  |  Bright, Australia

It is often the ultimate dream for nature and landscape photographers to open and run their own gallery and doing so is often filled with a heap of questions that don't always have easy answers. Talking about these realities with photographers that have already gone down this path is one way to learn more about it before investing tens of thousands of dollars on your own gallery opening...

Unlocking Creativity for Nature Photographers
December 26, 2022  |  St. Louis

Creativity is a subject that rightfully gets a ton of attention in the nature and landscape photography community. Making seemingly "creative" photographs is a high bar that we set for ourselves as photographers and artists; however, it can be a nebulous descriptor that is difficult to define...

The Best Photographs of 2022
December 21, 2022  |  Durango, Colorado

It has become an incredibly fun yet challenging tradition to look back on my photography for the year to identify what I think are my best or favorite photographs of the year. This year will be especially difficult since I was probably more prolific this year than any year of my lifetime as a photographer...

Ethical Considerations for Wildlife Photography
December 19, 2022  |  Wilderness

Ethics is a subject that often gets a bad reputation in photography circles. People that discuss ethics are often wrongly seen as sanctimonious and elitist, when in fact, ethical considerations are really at the core of what makes us human...

Finding Success with Art Fairs
December 12, 2022  |  Minnesota

One of the best ways to monetize nature and landscape photography is to sell it at regional art shows across the U.S. Entering these art shows can either leave a photographer wildly rich or bankrupt, and the difference between the two is not very large...

Monetization in Landscape Photography
December 5, 2022  |  Israel

One of the most common questions I hear from other photographers is, "how can I monetize my photography?" It's a complicated question with many valid answers. Most importantly, it's crucial for photographers to understand some of the complex underpinnings, psychological challenges, ethical questions, and the impacts on creativity that often accompany monetization in landscape photography...

Think Like an Economist to Improve Your Photography
November 28, 2022  |  Germany

Learning about other subjects such as philosophy, psychology, economics, and geology can all make you a better photographer and also a better businessperson in your photography. I'm a strong advocate for cross-disciplinary study to make yourself a more well-rounded person, which I think makes you a better photographer...

A Conversation with Alister Benn
November 21, 2022  |  Scotland

Finding ways to engage with nature and landscape photography in a way that goes beyond simply capturing the natural beauty of nature can be a huge challenge that a lot of photographers struggle with...

An Obsession with Joshua Tree National Park
November 14, 2022  |  Joshua Tree National Park

Focusing on one geographic area has many tremendous advantages for nature and landscape photographers. It can provide familiarity with your subjects, light, times of day, and so much more which is often overlooked by most folks...

Exploration of the Grand Canyon with Rich Rudow
November 7, 2022  |  Grand Canyon National Park

Dedication to a single area in your landscape photography can yield incredible results and keep you immersed and engaged as a photographer for a lifetime.

This week on Episode 290 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast, I had a wonderful conversation with landscape photographer and canyoner Rich Rudow about his adventures in the Grand Canyon in Arizona and how he has developed a life-long relationship with this spectacular place...

Artists Asking Artists #3 - Guy Tal & Alex Noriega
October 31, 2022  |  Creativity World

We are back with our third installment of the Artists Asking Artists Series on the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen Podcast.

This week's podcast, Episode 289, features two of my favorite nature and landscape photographers, Guy Tal and Alex Noriega...

Discovering Little Surprises in Nature Photography
October 24, 2022  |  Nature

Small scenes in nature photography are like finding little surprises to explore visually with the camera. They can lead to an enriching relationship with nature and photography and expand a photographer's appreciation for light, subjects, and field craft...

Artists Asking Artists #2 - David Thompson & Candee Watson
October 17, 2022  |  Color Cast Island

Providing a platform for landscape and nature photographers to be able to engage with each other is one of the most amazing things that my podcast has afforded. As such, I developed the Artists Asking Artists Series and it was an honor facilitating our second installment!

This week on the podcast I was joined by co-host Candee Watson to discuss all things Landscape Photography with David Thompson...

Staying True to Yourself in Nature Photography
October 10, 2022  |  Ireland

It can be hard not to chase the latest trend in nature photography, whether that be social media trends, editing trends, locations, and more; however, today's guest on my podcast has managed to find a way to stay true to his roots while focusing on what he's good at...

Using Photography to Process Grief
October 3, 2022  |  Australia

Grief and the grieving process are an integral part of the human condition, yet so few of us have a solid grasp on how to engage in it or talk about it. I believe art and creativity can be a helpful gateway to help with this...

In Defense of the American Pika
September 26, 2022  |  Southwest Colorado

The American Pika is one of my favorite creatures found in the wilderness of Colorado. It is a small, adorable creature that is about 6 or 7 inches in length and is known for its high-pitch chirping sound and cute face...

ICM and Multiple Exposure Nature Photography
September 19, 2022  |  United Kingdom

This week on the podcast I had a wonderful conversation with Valda Bailey. Valda is a UK photographer specializing in intentional camera movement (ICM) and multiple exposure work, which she often combines as part of her workflow...

An Appreciation of Dark Skies
September 12, 2022  |  California

Dark skies are an important part of the natural world and are paramount in the success of every night photographer that exists. As such, it was a fabulous honor to discuss an appreciation of dark skies, night photography, and many other subjects with the guest of this week's episode of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast...

Nature Photography as a Lifelong Pursuit
September 5, 2022  |  La Verkin, Utah

When nature photography is seen as an integral part of our life, it takes on new meaning and provides focus for our true goals with this artistic medium. As such, it was a fabulous honor to discuss this among many other topics with the guest of this week's episode of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast...

Psychedelics & Abstraction in Nature Photography
August 29, 2022

Nature and Landscape Photography can be a journey filled with introspection and is often positively augmented and influenced by various experiences we have in life. Discussing these experiences with other photographers brings me a lot of happiness, so I was excited to speak to this week's guest on my podcast about his experiences with psychedelics, reading books, and going on long personal journeys and how those experiences have influenced his work...

Building a Photography Website
August 22, 2022

Building a photography website can be a complicated and time-consuming process and can end up costing you thousands upon thousands of dollars and countless hours of your precious time if you don't do it correctly...

The Pursuit of Happiness Through Nature Photography
August 15, 2022  |  Australia

Modern society has, for better or worse, influenced the adoption of wide-scale consumerism. This shift is relatively new for our species, and marketing experts have tapped into human psychology to maximize our desire to purchase and consume goods...

Easter Weekend at White Sands National Park
August 11, 2022  |  White Sands National Park, New Mexico

On Easter weekend of 2022, I took my first trip to White Sands National Park in New Mexico to make some photographs. I enjoy the challenge of photographing a new place sight unseen. With expectations low, I ventured into the park and tried to unleash my curiosity and creativity...

Using Photography as a Vehicle for Personal Growth
August 8, 2022

One of the best things about nature and landscape photography is that it can provide added purpose to our lives and improve us as human beings.

As such, it was an honor to speak with black and white photographer Richard Boutwell on this week's episode of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen...

The Thrill of Storm Chasing
August 1, 2022  |  New Mexico

This week on the podcast I had the pleasure of speaking with storm and landscape photographer, Tim Baca.
Tim was recommended to me by one of my favorite photographers and humans - Wayne Suggs and so I was quite excited to chat with him...

Exploring Arizona with Joel Hazelton
July 25, 2022  |  Arizona

I have a deep respect for photographers who set out to do their own thing unabashedly. One such photographer is Joel Hazelton, who is widely known by his fellow Arizona landscape photographers as having one of the most prolific and unique Arizona portfolios around...

Artists Asking Artists #1 - Hans Strand & Eric Bennett
July 18, 2022

Providing photographers a platform through which they can converse with one of their heroes is something I have wanted to try on my podcast for a long time.

Other artists can inspire us to become better photographers and to take risks with our work...

The History of Lightroom and Photoshop
July 11, 2022

I personally think that knowledge about the history of our craft as photographers can be quite useful, if not fun to learn about. As such, it was really quite a blast to chat with this week's guest on my podcast, Jeff Schewe...