Fine Art Landscape and Nature Photography Blog (Podcast)

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...