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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...

Helping Veterans Heal Through Photography - A Conversation with George McCane.
September 30, 2020
Welcome to episode 180 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

For this week's episode of the podcast I had a conversation with a photographer who uses photography to help veterans suffering from various ailments in Austin, Texas - George McCane...
Collaborating with Interior Designers as Photographers - a Conversation with Nicoli Alexander
September 23, 2020
Hey everyone!

Welcome to episode 179 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

For this week's episode of the podcast I sat down and had a long conversation with a wonderful interior designer living in Denver, Colorado - Nicoli Alexander...
Finding Your Vision as a Landscape Photographer - A Conversation with Cole Thompson
September 16, 2020
Hey everyone!

Welcome to episode 178 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

For this week's episode of the podcast I finally got the opportunity to sit down and have a conversation with one of my favorite black and white photographers and someone whom I have always admired, Cole Thompson...
A Conversation with Marc Muench - Lessons Learned from Teaching Landscape Photography
September 9, 2020

Welcome to episode 177 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

For this week's episode of the podcast I was able to sit down and chat with none other than Marc Muench.

Marc is an internationally renowned landscape photographer with eleven book titles to his name...
Landscape Photography as a Tool to Manage Depression - A Conversation with Jerad Armijo
September 2, 2020
Welcome to episode 176 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

This week's episode features a photographer living in Portland, Oregon - Jerad Armijo.

Jerad possesses a rare condition known as chromesthesia which he uses to augment his landscape photography experiences and processes to create images that are unique to him...

Balancing Professional Photography with a Full-Time Job - A Conversation with Felix Inden
August 26, 2020
Welcome to episode 175 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

This week's episode features a photographer from Germany. His multi-cultural background and laid-back attitude lend to a fantastic body of amazing imagery...
A Conversation with Brie Stockwell on Setting Goals to Improve your Landscape Photography
August 19, 2020
Welcome to episode 174 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

This week's episode features a photographer new to the scene who has been absorbing as much as she possible can in 2020 to become a better photographer - Brie Stockwell...
A Conversation with David Brookover on the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen Podcast
August 12, 2020

Welcome to episode 173 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

This week's episode features a photographer who has owned their own gallery in Jackson Hole, Wyoming since 2001 - David Brookover...

A Conversation with Elisabeth Brentano on Wanderlust in the American West
August 5, 2020

Welcome to episode 172 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

This week's episode features a photographer and videographer who has found a niche in combining her passions for story telling, writing, and photography to make a living in the landscape photography arena...

A Conversation with William Neill - Reflecting on 40 Years of Landscape Photography
July 29, 2020

Welcome to episode 171 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

This week's episode features a photographer who probably does not need much introduction as he is widely considered one of the most accomplished modern landscape and nature photographers...
A Conversation with Joseph Roybal on the Power of Relationships in Landscape Photography
July 22, 2020

Welcome to episode 170 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

This week's episode features a photographer living in Denver Colorado.

Joseph Roybal focuses on landscape photography and successfully partners with a variety of product brands by marrying his photographic skills with his people skills to make a living in the craft of photography...
Introversion and Solitude - A Conversation with Margaret Soraya on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
July 15, 2020

Welcome to episode 169 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

This week's episode features a landscape photographer living in the highlands of Scotland.

Margaret Soraya is immensely talented and focused on harnessing the power of solitude to produce stunning work in nature’s quiet places...

The Relationship Between Photographic Art and Science - A Conversation with Manuel Palacios
July 8, 2020

Welcome to episode 168 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

This week's episode features a landscape photographer and scientist hailing from upstate New York - Manuel Palacios. Manuel has a wonderful body of landscape photography work on his website and I have always appreciated his Instagram feed...

The Passion of Colorado Through Landscape Photography - A Conversation with Todd Caudle
July 1, 2020

Welcome to episode 167 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

This week's episode features a photographer I have been following for many, many years and have had many interactions with on social media over the years...

A Conversation with Ethan Deshaies on the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen Podcast
June 24, 2020

Welcome to episode 166 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

This week's episode features an "up-and-comer" named Ethan Deshaies. Ethan is a 20-year-old college student studying abroad in New Zealand (lucky!) and has some fresh perspectives on photography as an art-form...

Epic Astro-landscape Photography Panel Discussion from Out of Chicago LIVE!
June 17, 2020

Welcome to episode 165 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

This week's episode comes to you from the Out of Chicago LIVE event that I took part in back in April. I moderated a panel discussion about night / astro-photography with some great panelists, including Royce Bair, Ian Norman, Diana Southern, Mike Taylor, and Chris Nicholson...