Fine Art Landscape and Nature Photography Blog

Landscape Photography as a New Dad
August 21, 2023  |  Romania

Mixing family and photography isn't always easy. Today's guest on the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen Podcast, Dorin Bofan, recently became a new father and has been grappling with the realities of spending less time in the field as a landscape photographer...

Five Decades of Landscape Photography with Bruce Barnbaum
August 14, 2023  |  Sierra Nevada, California

Legacy. Meaning. Fulfillment. In the end, these are all things most artists seek. When I think about my own photography, I would happily trade all the likes and follows on social media to be known for something I'm proud of...

What is it Like to Go to Antarctica as a Photographer?
August 7th, 2023  |  Antarctica

For many, a trip to Antarctica is at the top of our bucket lists. For nature and landscape photographers, Antarctica is a dream destination. Images of blizzards, icebergs, penguins, whales, seals, and incredible landscapes are conjured; however, planning a trip there can be quite challenging and daunting...

Healing Grief Through Nature Photography
July 31, 2023  |  Japan

Photography has the ability to heal. It can help us process grief, learn to be better humans, and grow a wonderful relationship with nature. Mentorship with a caring mentor can help us to develop these benefits, and this one of the reasons this week's guest of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen Podcast, Xuan-Hui Ng, has been able to make such evocative and interesting work...

Chasing the Aurora Borealis
July 24, 2023  |  Planet Earth

Chasing the Aurora Borealis is a dream for many photographers and a dream come true for those who can successfully do it. Of course, not all of us have the luxury of living in an area where it can be done with relative ease, so when we travel to locations where it is possible, we want to maximize our chances at seeing and photographing incredible solar storms...

A Guide to Infrared Photography
July 17, 2023  |  Australia

For most photographers, the thought of trying infrared photography fills us with a whole list of questions. How do we even start? What is the point? Why should I even try infrared photography? What will my photographs look like? How much will it cost? Fortunately, the guest of today's podcast has already gone down this rabbit hole and has the answers to your questions...

Building Community in Nature Photography
July 10, 2023  |  Colorado, USA

Niche communities exist for the purpose of providing education, resources, and a sense of belonging. The need for these communities is greater than ever in our age of polarization on social media and the impersonal interactions often found there...

Developing Guiding Principles to Become a Better Photographer
July 3, 2023  |  Australia

Creating personal work in our photography is harder than it sounds. One possible way to give us a path forward is to develop a set of guiding principles that help set the stage for our future work. On today's podcast episode, my guest, Ricardo Da Cunha, explains how this has helped him improve as a photographer...

Innovation and Design Thinking in Landscape Photography
June 26, 2023  |  California

Innovation and design thinking are at the forefront of tech start-ups and lots of corporations looking to maximize profits and meet the demands of their customers. Interestingly, there's lots of profound parallels where these concepts can improve our landscape photography when implemented...

Including the Hand of Man in Our Landscape Photographs
June 19, 2023  |  New England

Including man-made objects in our landscape photographs is sometimes quite challenging! I personally find it to be one of the hardest things to do well in this genre of photography; however, today's guest on my podcast, Michael Blanchette, has mastered it...

F-Stop Collaborate and Listen Podcast Review
June 16, 2023  |  Spotify and Apple Podcasts

Written and submitted by listener and podcast supporter, Dario Perizzolo.

When I first started listening to the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast in 2021, I was simply looking for something to listen to as background interest while I drove around the city, either to or from work, or during the day visiting multiple job sites...

Photographing Mongolia - A Lifetime of Cultural Immersion
June 12, 2023  |  Mongolia

Immersing ourselves in other cultures can be a very rewarding experience and can dramatically improve our photography.

On today's episode, I had a blast speaking with Kevin Pepper, a Canadian photographer and fellow Muench Workshops instructor...

Shedding Your Emotional Armor Through Nature Photography
June 5, 2023  |  Austria

Nature Photography can be a powerful tool for self-expression, self-discovery, and personal transformation. The keys to leveraging this visual communication medium for these purposes can be elusive, but once they are tapped into fully, the impacts can be quite fruitful!

On today's episode, I had the pleasure of speaking with Astrid Preisz, a phenomenal photographer from Austria...

Aligning Your Core Values for Better Photography
May 29, 2023  |  San Luis Obispo, California

The journey of nature photography can be amazing. Through it, we can learn to be better humans. Such is the case for today's guest of my podcast, Nic Stover. Nic has successfully managed to grow his online and physical photography business by aligning his core values and focusing on what really matters to him...

A Unique Style in Nature Photography
May 22, 2023  |  Prince Edward County, Ontario

Development of a unique style in nature photography is something most of us strive for in our quests as photographers of the landscape. Sometimes it is hard to put into words what that even means or looks like, and there are a plethora of variables that impact one's unique style...

Choosing a Fine Art Photography Paper
May 15, 2023  |  Melbourne, Australia

Printing our landscape and nature photographs can bring a lot of joy and can provide tremendous opportunities for making money from your artwork. There's a lot to decipher before you start. What paper do you use? How do you calibrate your monitor? Why are my prints so dark?

Fortunately, resources exist to make this process easier for you to figure out...

Tools for More Creative Photography
May 8, 2023  |  Canada

Photography is one of the most accessible artforms that exists and acts as a creative outlet and tool for personal expression for so many of us. Unfortunately, tapping into that creativity and modes of personal expression in photography doesn't always come naturally for all of us...

Re-finding Your Mojo in Landscape Photography
May 1, 2023  |  United Kingdom

It happens to the best of us - we lose our mojo in landscape photography and can't figure out how to find it again. Fortunately there is a simple cure for this...

In this week's podcast episode, I had a fantastic time speaking with one of my favorite UK landscape photographers, Lizzie Shepherd...

Creating a Community for Black Female Landscape Photographers
April 24, 2023  |  Dallas, Texas

Finding our people is something I think we all strive for. For some of us, this is easy and for others, it can be quite difficult. In the landscape and nature photography community, there are well-established cliques of people who photograph together frequently, often comprised of white men...

Metal Wall Art
April 23, 2023  |  Colorado

Metal wall art is becoming a popular decor choice for those looking for modern, crisp, and contemporary fine art without the exorbitant costs often associated with the larger wall art found in galleries...

Fighting Alcoholism and Depression with Nature Photography
April 17, 2023  |  United States

Using 2019 data, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), 14.2 million adults over the age of 18 had a severe depressive episode in the past year, and 14...

Unlocking Creativity Through Experimentation
April 10, 2023  |  Colorado

One of the best ways to differentiate ourselves as photographers is to fully engage in the creative process. As such, one sure-fire path to making more creative work is to experiment. Experimentation can help to unlock creativity and help us create more interesting work...

Landscape Photography from the UK Peak District
April 3, 2023  |  United Kingdom

Living close to our favorite photography destinations is a luxury that not everyone can afford; however, it has become a big part of my success in my own photography and I know it contributes to the success of others' work as well...

How Moving to a New Country Changed My Photography
March 27, 2023  |  Australia

Moving to a new country can be an incredibly daunting proposition, especially in the current geo-political environment; however, it can also open up doors to new experiences, cultures, and landscapes...

Why Generalists Triumph in Photography
March 20, 2023

Most photographers are given the advice to specialize in something in order to make it as a photographer. On the surface, this seems to make sense as it allows one to become an expert and to become known for one thing; however, it might not be the best advice to follow, especially if you live in a smaller town...

How Nature Photography Saved a Life
March 13, 2023

It is no secret that spending time in nature is good for your mental health. Time and time again, through conversations on my podcast, I learn about the role that nature photography has played in helping people battle depression, anxiety, and life's challenges...

AI and Photography
March 6, 2023
Artificial Intelligence & Photography

One of the hottest topics to emerge in 2023 as it relates to landscape photography is the advent of Artificial Intelligence or AI. AI has swept the world by storm and is changing so rapidly that the one-month gap between when I recorded this podcast and when it was released probably saw huge shifts in the capabilities of AI and the challenges that have emerged in the U...

Photographing the Magic of Appalachia
February 27, 2023  |  Appalachia
Discover Appalachia Through the Lens of Photographer Michele Sons

One of the most under-appreciated photography locations in the United States is Appalachia, a region that stretches from Alabama in the south to New York in the north...

Fine Art America: What It Is and What It Isn’t
February 24, 2023  |  United States
What Is Fine Art America?

Fine Art America (FAA) is an online store that bills itself as an art marketplace. Representing hundreds of thousands of solo artists and iconic brands, FAA sells millions of on-demand prints on wall art, home decor pieces, and other gimmicky products...

Limited or Open Edition Prints?
February 20, 2023  |  United States

When I was in the process of completely revamping my online print galleries to sell my artwork, I faced a multi-faceted dilemma that most artists face once they are ready to begin selling their work: what to price art at and whether to sell limited edition prints...

Pricing Your Photography Artwork and Services
February 20, 2023  |  Los Angeles
How Much Should I Charge for My Photography?

One of the most frequent question I see other photographers asking is "how much should I charge for my services or prints?" Pricing your photography can be tricky, no matter what genre of photography you are engaged with...

Mountain Wall Art | Living Room Decor
February 19, 2023  |  United States

What is it about a mountain that makes it such a wonderful subject for home décor? For starters, mountains symbolize a great many things, and can act as powerful metaphors. Mountains symbolize overcoming an obstacle in life, a spiritual awakening or uprising, immovable strength and stability, and of course, greatness...

Improving Your Nature Photography Through the Use of the Five Senses
February 13, 2023

Finding actionable tips to improve our nature and landscape photography can often be hard to come by in today's noisy environment where catchy and click-bait titles on YouTube dominate the day; however, there are still ways to find these tips...

An Ecologist's Take on Nature Photography
February 6, 2023

This week I had an amazing time chatting it up with one of my favorite photographers - Sigfrido Zimmermann. Sigfrido is an ecologist for his day job and an fantastic nature photographer in his spare time...

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...

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...