Matt Payne Photography Blog

Interview with David Johnston on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
September 26, 2018

Welcome to Episode 075 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen with David Johnston!

David Johnston is a renowned landscape photographer and educator. Photographing incredible light and rarely seen moments is what drives David to keep capturing landscapes at their best...

Interview with Hans Strand on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
September 19, 2018

Welcome to Episode 074 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Hans Strand!

Hans Strand, born in 1955 in Marmaverken, Sweden. In 1990, after a nine-year career in mechanical engineering he decided to devote his life to landscape photography...

Interview with Arpan Das on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
September 12, 2018

Welcome to Episode 073 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Arpan Das!

Arpan is a full time Astrophysics/Cosmology research student by profession; however, landscape photography is one of his biggest passions in life...

Interview with Scotty Perkins on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
September 5, 2018

Welcome to Episode 072 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Scotty Perkins!

Scotty is a fantastic landscape photographer living in Boise, ID and he's on a mission to educate other landscape photographers about the importance of being safe in the wilderness that we love to photograph...

Post-Processing Debate with Alex Nail & Erin Babnik on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
August 29, 2018

Welcome to Episode 071 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This is THE Post-Processing Landscape Photography Debate with Erin Babnik & Alex Nail! Get your popcorn ready - Erin and Alex deliver the goods and share their perspectives on the ever-prevalent debate on post-processing in landscape photography...

Interview with Sangeeta Dey on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
August 22, 2018

Welcome to Episode 070 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Sangeeta Dey!

Sangeeta is a California Bay area based landscape photographer and pediatric neuropsychologist. Sangeeta’s work was recognized as being among top 101 International Landscape Photographers in 2017...

Interview with David Nilsen on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
August 15, 2018

Welcome to Episode 069 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with David Nilsen!

David is a photographer from New Jersey now living in California. David won a contest over on Viewbug.com, the reward of which was a podcast feature...

Interview with David Hunter & Bridget Fithian on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
August 8, 2018

Welcome to Episode 068 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with David Hunter & Bridget Fithian!

David Hunter is a landscape photographer and photo-naturalist from Fresno, CA. David photographs wildlife, with an emphasis on endangered and threatened species, for the purpose of documentation, conservation, and education...

Interview with Ben Canales on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
July 31, 2018

Welcome to Episode 067 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Ben Canales!

Ben Canales is a fantastic photographer and videographer living in Portland, Oregon and is widely considered to be one of the pioneers of modern digital night photography...

Interview with Michael Shainblum on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
July 25, 2018

Welcome to episode 066 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Michael Shainblum!

Michael Shainblum is a landscape, timelapse and aerial photographer based in San Francisco, California...

Interview with Morag Paterson and Ted Leeming on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
July 18, 2018

Welcome to episode 065 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Morag Paterson & Ted Leeming!

Ted and Morag have worked both collaboratively and as individuals for over 12 years now and exhibit their work around the world, with their fine art prints featuring in many private collections...

Interview with Rajesh Jyothiswaran on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
July 11, 2018

Welcome to episode 064 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Rajesh Jyothiswaran!

Rajesh Jyothiswaran is a self taught photographer born out of a chance realization of his own latent photography skills when a smartphone photo of his native plant garden in the suburbs of Dallas, Texas went viral led to the purchase of his first DSLR...

Gary Randall interviews Matt Payne on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
July 4, 2018

Welcome to episode 063 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with the host himself, Matt Payne - interviewed by Gary Randall! 

Gary Randall suggested that he interview me on my own podcast, using questions generated by podcast listeners over on the Facebook group...

Interview with Erwin Buske on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
June 27, 2018

Welcome to episode 062 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Erwin Buske!

Erwin is a landscape photographer based out of Fairwood, Washington. His goal is to capture the essence of the landscape through the lens of his inner vision...

Interview with Abe Blair on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
June 20, 2018

Welcome to episode 061 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Abe Blair!

Abe is traditional in his method, working to get the image correct in the camera without building one in the computer...

Interview with Mike Mezeul on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
June 13, 2018

Welcome to episode 060 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Mike Mezuel!

If you're into storm chasing, storm photography, tornadoes, lightning, and road adventures, this episode is for you! I had a lot of fun chatting with Mike...

Interview with Kathleen Clemons on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
June 6, 2018

Welcome to episode 059 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Kathleen Clemons!

I had a great time speaking with Kathleen on the podcast this week. She was gracious enough to join me to discuss some of her favorite topics...

Interview with Ben Horne on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
May 30, 2018

Welcome to episode 058 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Ben Horne!

I had an absolute blast talking to Ben this week. Ben is a tremendously gifted large format film photographer with a huge YouTube following...

Interview with Colby Brown on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
May 23, 2018

Welcome to episode 057 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Colby Brown!

I had a great time speaking with Colby this week - I've been following him ever since I got into photography in 2011 and have been wanting to have a conversation with him for years...

Interview with Colleen Miniuk-Sperry on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
May 16, 2018

Welcome to episode 056 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Colleen Miniuk-Sperry!

I had an absolute blast talking to Colleen this week. She is incredibly well-spoken, thoughtful, and just an all-around pleasure to listen to...

Interview with Robert Park - Nevada Art Printers and Lumachrome on F-Stop Collaborate
May 9, 2018

Welcome to episode 055 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Robert Park from Nevada Art Printers!

It was super awesome to get Robert from Nevada Art Printers to join us on the podcast this week! Shout out to Aaron Reed for helping set it up - I appreciate the collaboration, brother! Have you been curious about printing on Lumachrome or about how to get the most out of your RAW files for large prints? This is the episode for you! Robert and I sat down and covered some great ground, answering several listener questions from the Facebook Group...

Interview with Dave Soldano on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
May 2, 2018

Welcome to episode 054 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Dave Soldano!

It was awesome to have one of Colorado Springs best photographers on the podcast - Dave Soldano. Dave and I met "virtually" back in 2011 back when I was living in Colorado Springs...

Interview with Len Metcalf on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
April 25, 2018

Welcome to episode 053 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Len Metcalf!

It was fantastic to have Len on the podcast all the way from Australia! Len is a professional photographer specializing in digital black and white photography...

Live Interview with Sarah Marino and Ron Coscorrosa on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
April 18, 2018

Welcome to episode 052 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Colorado photographers Sarah Marino & Ron Coscorrosa!

This week we share a special recording of the podcast...

Live Interview with Erik Stensland on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
April 11, 2018

Welcome to episode 051 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Estes Park, Colorado photographer Erik Stensland!

This week we share a special recording of the podcast...

Interview with Jennifer Khordi on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
April 4, 2018

Episode 050 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen with New Jersey-based photographer Jennifer Khordi! I have been a huge fan of Jennifer's work ever since I got into photographing the night sky...

Interview with Adam Gibbs on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
March 28, 2018

Welcome to episode 049 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Canada-based landscape photographer Adam Gibbs! Adam has a wonderful catalog of work that he's curated for over 20 years as a full-time landscape photographer...

Interview with Miles Morgan on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
March 21, 2018

Welcome to episode 048 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Portland, Oregon-based landscape photographer Miles Morgan! I've been a massive fan of Miles for many years and it was so fun finally talking to him on the podcast...

Interview with Aaron Meyers on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
March 14, 2018

Welcome to episode 047 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen with California-based landscape photographer and the Director of Product for SmugMug, Aaron Meyers! Aaron reached out to me to see if I would be interested in discussing more of the business side of being a landscape photographer and I thought it would be a great idea...

Interview with Barry Sweet of the National Park Service on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
March 7, 2018

Welcome to episode 046 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Barry Sweet! Barry is the Wilderness Office Manager for the National Park Service (NPS) at Rocky Mountain National Park in Estes Park, Colorado...

Interview with Adam Woodworth on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
February 28, 2018

Welcome to episode 045 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Maine-based landscape photographer Adam Woodworth! I have been a fan of Adam's work for several years and it was so cool to finally get to talk to him over the podcast medium! Adam is a full-time photographer and works on various projects with Nikon...

Interview with Mark Handy on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
February 21, 2018

Welcome to episode 044 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with California-based landscape photographer Mark Handy! I have been a huge fan of Mark's work ever since I learned about him through the podcast...

Interview with Bryan Swan on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
February 14, 2018

Welcome to episode 043 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Seattle-based landscape photographer Bryan Swan! I have been following Bryan's work for several years, ever since I moved to (and left) Portland, Oregon...

Interview with Darwin Wiggett and Samantha Chrysanthou on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
February 7, 2018

Welcome to episode 042 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Alberta Canada-based landscape photographers Darwin Wiggett and Samantha Chrysanthou! I have been really getting into the message that both Darwin and Samantha have been spreading through their photography and efforts with The League magazine relating to ethics in the field...

Pretty Little Lies
February 5, 2018
A treatise on landscape photography's dark side

The process of having thoughtful conversations with landscape photographers from all over the world on my podcast has really made an impact on my own thoughts and beliefs relating to all sorts of landscape photography topics...

Interview with Eric Bennett on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
January 30, 2018

Welcome to episode 041 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Utah-based landscape photographer Eric Bennett! I've been a huge fan of Eric's photography for quite a long time. Eric also might be one of the funniest guys I've ever chatted with online - his sense of humor is incredible, and I think it translated nicely onto the podcast format...