Matt Payne Photography Blog

A conversation with Toby Harriman on the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen Podcast
February 5, 2020

Welcome to Episode 146 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

This week's episode features an incredible aerial and commercial photographer, Toby Harriman.

Toby and I covered a wide variety of topics this week, including:

How he went from graphic web design to photography...
A conversation with Michael Strickland on the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen Podcast
January 29, 2020

Welcome to Episode 145 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

This week's episode features a large and medium format film photographer from western Kansas, Michael Strickland.

Michael transitioned from digital to film and hasn't looked back...

Maiden Voyage to Canyonlands National Park - a Landscape Photography Adventure
January 28, 2020

It is a bit silly to think that I have been seriously engaged in landscape photography for over a decade and up until this month I had never been to Canyonlands National Park in Utah, which is a short 3...

January 22, 2020

I am really happy to announce the winner of our inaugural "F-Stop Collaborate and Listen" podcast Landscape Conservation Award!

The Award

The goal of this award was to recognize an individual photographer who is highly involved in conservation issues within their local communities or within the landscape and nature photography community...

A conversation with Jerry Greer on the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen Podcast
January 22, 2020

Welcome to Episode 144 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

Heads-up! Stay tuned to the end of the show to hear who won our inaugural Landscape Conservation Award!

This week's episode features a landscape photographer from Johnson City, Tennessee, Jerry Greer...

A conversation with Royce Bair on the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen Podcast
January 15, 2020

Welcome to Episode 143 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's episode features a photographer that probably needs no introduction - Royce Bair. Royce is one of the pioneers of the modern movement of NightScape photography and runs the popular Facebook Group, NightScaper...

Landscape Photography Education and Creativity - A Panel Discussion
January 8, 2020

Welcome to Episode 142 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's episode is a special one! I assembled a cadre of some of the most well-respected landscape photographers in North America (our UK and Australian guests could not make it, unfortunately) for a discussion on photography education and creativity...

A conversation with Luka Esenko on the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen Podcast
January 1, 2020

Welcome to Episode 141 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's episode features a landscape photographer and software developer from Slovenia, Luka Esenko. Luka is the creator of the new photo location app, PhotoHound...

My Favorite Photos of the decade - 2010 - 2019
December 31, 2019

In the spirit of showcasing my best photos of 2019, I thought it might be fun to look back on a decade of my photography (I got serious about photography in 2010, so the timing is perfect) to show you my favorite photo from each year I have been a photographer...

A conversation with Jonathan Tilley on the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen Podcast
December 24, 2019

Welcome to Episode 140 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's episode features a "personal brand strategist" - Jonathan Tilley. Jonathan works with individuals to create customized branding and marketing strategies for their business, whether it be actors, photographers, artists, or small businesses...

My Best Twelve Photos from 2019 - A Landscape Photography Journey
December 21, 2019

2019 was an interesting year for me as a landscape photographer. When I look back on my journey this year, I am struck by the fact that I only really got out to take photos seriously six times over the course of the entire year...

A Conversation with Jeff Bartlett on the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen Podcast
December 18, 2019

Welcome to Episode 139 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's episode features an adventure and landscape photographer living in Canmore, Alberta near Banff National Park, Jeff Bartlett...

A conversation with Maria Grace on the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen Podcast
December 11, 2019

Welcome to Episode 138 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's episode features a former photographer turned SEO and Marketing expert, Maria Grace.
Maria and I had a wonderful conversation and explored several interesting topics this week, including:

Search Engine Optimization (SEO)...
A conversation with Paul Reiffer on the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen Podcast
December 4th, 2019

Welcome to Episode 137 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's episode features a landscape photographer from the United Kingdom, Paul Reiffer. Paul uses Phase One digital backs as his camera of choice and produces some absolutely stunning work...

A conversation with Carl van den Boom on the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen Podcast
November 27, 2019

Welcome to Episode 136 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's episode features a photographer who created a niche product designed for winter photographers - the founder and owner of Vallerret Photography Gloves, Carl van den Boom...

A conversation with Mandy Lea on the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen Podcast
November 20, 2019

Welcome to Episode 135 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's episode features a photographer who has been travelling North American in a teardrop trailer for the past 3.5 years - Mandy Lea...

A conversation with Michael Frye on the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen Podcast
November 13, 2019

Welcome to Episode 134 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's episode features a nature and landscape photographer from Mariposa, California near Yosemite National Park - Michael Frye! Michael is the author and/or principal photographer of five books, including Digital Landscape Photography: In the Footsteps of Ansel Adams and the Great Masters; The Photographer’s Guide to Yosemite; and three books in the Yosemite Meditations series...

A conversation with Dylan Fox on the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen Podcast
November 6, 2019

Welcome to Episode 133 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's episode features a nature and landscape photographer from Western Australia - Dylan Fox. Dylan is the 2018 Australian Geographic Landscape Photographer of the Year...

Colorado Autumn Photography Trip - 2019
October 29, 2019

Nearly every year for the past eight 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 Mahesh Thapa on the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen Podcast
October 30, 2019

Welcome to Episode 132 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's episode features a nature and landscape photographer living in Seattle, Washington - Mahesh Thapa. Mahesh is a Pediatric Radiologist and is known as "The Starving Photographer...

A conversation with Brenda Petrella on the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen Podcast
October 23, 2019

Welcome to Episode 131 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's episode features a nature photographer and educator living in the State of Vermont - Brenda Petrella. Brenda is the owner of Outdoor Photography School and is a passionate advocate for the Nature First Photography movement...

In the field review of the Shimoda Action X50 Camera Backpack
October 15, 2019

Over the past month I have been testing the new Shimoda Designs Action X50 Camera Backpack and am ready to share my thoughts with you. Shimoda has launched a new line of backpacks called the "Action X" collection...

A conversation with Aaron Nace on the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen Podcast
October 16, 2019

Welcome to Episode 130 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's episode features the founder of one of the world's most premiere photo education websites, Aaron Nace. Aaron's chops in digital darkroom are pretty incredible and his body of work speaks for itself...

A conversation with Dan Hawk on the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen Podcast
October 9, 2019

Welcome to Episode 129 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. 

This week's episode features a photographer who has taken his passion for landscape photography and built a commercial photography business out of it...

A conversation with Franka Gabler on the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen Podcast
October 2, 2019

Welcome to Episode 128 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's episode features a photographer known for her exceptional work in the Yosemite Valley of California, Franka Gabler.

Born and raised in Croatia, Franka developed a strong fascination and admiration for nature early in life...

A conversation with Ian Plant on the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen Podcast
September 25, 2019

Welcome to Episode 127 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's episode features one of my favorite photographers and photography personalities - Ian Plant.

Ian travels the globe seeking out amazing places and subjects in his never-ending quest to capture the beauty of our world with his camera...

A conversation with Alister Benn on the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen Podcast
September 18, 2019

Welcome to Episode 126 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's episode features one of my favorite photographers hailing from Scotland- Alister Benn.

Alister has been teaching landscape photography since 2009...

A conversation with Rachel Jones Ross on the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen Podcast
September 11, 2019

Welcome to Episode 125 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's episode features a fantastic photographer hailing from the Rocky Mountains of Canada - Rachel Jones Ross. Rachel found herself obsessed with photography after a trip to photograph the Milky Way - her life has never been the same since...

A conversation with Tim Parkin on the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen Podcast
September 4, 2019

Welcome to Episode 124 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's episode features a large format and digital photographer living in Scotland - Tim Parkin. Tim and his wife Charlotte publish the popular online landscape photography magazine, OnLandscape...

A conversation with Christian Heeb on the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen Podcast
August 28, 2019

Welcome to Episode 123 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's episode features a landscape and travel photographer from Switzerland living in Bend, Oregon - Christian Heeb. 

For years Christian Heeb has been touring the world as an independent travel photographer...

A conversation with Wayne Suggs on the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen Podcast
August 21, 2019

Welcome to Episode 122 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's episode features a photographer living in Las Cruces, New Mexico, Wayne Suggs.

Wayne was introduced to the wonders of nature at an early age by parents who knew the importance of having a relationship with the Great Outdoors...

The inaugural “F-Stop Collaborate and Listen” podcast Landscape Conservation Award
August 12, 2019
Nominations close on 12/31/19!

Update: we have a winner!

The “F-Stop Collaborate and Listen” podcast Landscape Conservation Award will recognize an individual photographer who is highly involved in conservation issues within their local communities or within the landscape and nature photography community...

A live conversation with Travis Andersen on the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen Podcast
August 14, 2019

Welcome to Episode 121 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's episode features a photographer living in Bozeman, Montana, Travis Andersen. I met up with Travis in person in his shop to talk all about, well, shop!Travis owns his own print lab called White Creek Art and does a knock out job of creating and printing ski posters for resorts all over the country...

A conversation with Paul Marcellini on the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen Podcast
August 7, 2019

Welcome to Episode 120 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. 

This week's episode features an incredible landscape photographer from Florida, USA - Paul Marcellini. Paul is an award winning photographer known for his work in the Everglades and for his many contest wins throughout the years...

A conversation with Weihao Pan on the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen Podcast
July 31, 2019

Welcome to Episode 119 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's episode features our first landscape photographer from China - Weihao Pan. Weihao and I covered a lot of fun ground this week, including:

His journey as a landscape photographer...
A conversation with Taylor Gray on the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen Podcast
July 24, 2019

Welcome to Episode 118 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's episode features a younger landscape photographer who is absolutely crushing it - Taylor Gray. Taylor is a photographer and

college student working on a degree in marketing

living in the Pacific Northwest of the United States...