Matt Payne Photography Blog

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...

Interview with Alex Nail on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
January 23, 2018

Welcome to episode 040 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with England-based landscape photographer Alex Nail! I've been a huge fan of Alex's photography for quite a long time! Alex is also a mountain guy and takes images from hard to reach places that are absolutely inspiring...

Interview with Willie Huang on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
January 17, 2018

Welcome to episode 039 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with California-based landscape photographer Willie Huang! Willie is what I like to call "under the radar" for some people but I think his photography is world-class...

Interview with Randall J. Hodges on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
January 11, 2018

Welcome to episode 038 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Washington-based landscape photographer Randall J. Hodges! Randall is an "all-in-camera" photographer, which I think is quite unique in this day and age of digital photography and digital manipulation...

Interview with Gary Randall on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
January 4, 2018

Welcome to episode 037 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Oregon-based landscape photographer and all-around awesome dude, Gary Randall! It was so cool to finally get Gary onto the podcast as I have been following his work and online presence for many years...

Interview with Alexander Otto on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
December 30, 2017

Welcome to episode 036 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Germany-based landscape photographer, Alexander Otto. Alexander Otto has some incredible photography that is well worth checking out when you have a chance...

Interview with Jack Brauer on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
December 23, 2017

Welcome to episode 035 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Colorado-based landscape photographer, and one of my long-time idols, Jack Brauer. It was such a treat to get Jack onto the podcast as I have been his biggest fan since I started as a landscape photographer...

Interview with Alexandre Deschaumes on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
December 17, 2017

Welcome to episode 034 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with France-based landscape photographer, Alexandre Deschaumes. Alexandre was highly recommended to me by many former guests so I knew I just had to get him onto the podcast for a conversation...

Interview with Nick Page on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
December 13, 2017

Welcome to episode 033 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Washington-based landscape photographer, Nick Page. Nick is a fellow podcaster and an awesome photographer. I think his work is outstanding...

Why I switched to the Sony Mirrorless System for Backpacking
December 8, 2017

A great deal of my landscape photography is conducted on long backpacking trips into the mountains of Colorado. As such, in late 2016, I made a conscious and well-calculated decision after months of research and spreadsheet manipulation to switch from Nikon F-mount system to Sony FE-mount system...

Interview with Dan Ballard on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
December 7, 2017

Welcome to episode 032 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with the internationally-renowned travelling landscape photographer, Dan Ballard. I have been following Dan's work for many years, in fact, ever since I started as a landscape photographer...

Interview with David Swindler on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
December 2, 2017

Welcome to episode 031 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Utah-based landscape photographer, David Swindler. I have been following David's work on Flickr for many years and have found his work to be quite inspiring...

Interview with Sean Bagshaw on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
November 24, 2017

Welcome to episode 030 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Oregon-based landscape photographer, Sean Bagshaw. Sean had been an inspiration to me and many other landscape photographers for many, many years...

Interview with Joshua Cripps on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
November 18, 2017

Welcome to episode 028 and 29 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with California-based landscape photographer, Joshua Cripps. Josh and I had such a fun time on the podcast that it lasted almost two hours, so I decided to split the podcast into two episodes...

Interview with Sapna Reddy on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
November 15, 2017

Welcome to episode 027 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with California-based landscape photographer, Sapna Reddy. Sapna reached out to me after listening to my podcast episode with TJ Thorne...

Interview with Paul Rojas on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
November 8, 2017

Welcome to episode 026 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Ventura, California-based landscape photographer, Paul Rojas. Paul and I met on a photography trip to Hunts Mesa - Monument Valley, AZ back in May, 2017...

Live Interview with Kane Engelbert on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
November 5, 2017

Welcome to episode 025 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Denver, Colorado based landscape photographer, Kane Engelbert. For those that have been following the podcast at all, you'll recognize Kane as someone that I refer to quite a bit on the podcast...

Interview with Nolan Nitschke on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
October 24, 2017

Welcome to episode 024 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Bishop, California-based landscape photographer, Nolan Nitschke. Nolan recently opened a gallery in Mammoth Lakes, CA, and I was really excited to talk to him about that endeavor...

Interview with Dani Lefrançois on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
October 17, 2017

Welcome to episode 023 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Banff, Alberta, Canada-based landscape photographer, Dani Lefrançois. Dani was really patient and persistent about being a guest on the podcast, which I really appreciated quite a lot! She was a really fun guest on the show - our conversation felt like we were two old friends...

Interview with TJ Thorne on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
October 9, 2017

Welcome to episode 022 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Portland, Oregon-based landscape photographer, TJ Thorne. I have been appreciating TJ's excellent photography for quite awhile now ever since we connected on 500px and thought he would be an excellent guest on the podcast! I love TJ's images and you will too...

Interview with Wayne Pinkston on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
September 28, 2017

Welcome to episode 021 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Virginia based astro-landscape photographer, Wayne Pinkston. I have been appreciating Wayne's excellent night photography for quite awhile now and thought he would be an excellent guest on the podcast! His images speak for themselves, and Wayne was a great guest...

Recommended night photography equipment for Nikon photographers
September 27, 2017
The Milky Way arches over Mount Hood - shot with a Nikon D800 and the Nikon 14-24 lens

The question I get asked the most when people view my night photography is what kind of gear I use. I also receive many messages from folks asking for recommendations on what kind of camera and lenses they should invest money in...

Interview with Erez Marom on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
November 2, 2017

Welcome to episode 020 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Israel based landscape photographer, Erez Marom. I have been appreciating Erez's excellent landscape photography for awhile now and thought he would be an excellent guest on the podcast...

Interview with Mike Sanchez on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
September 5, 2017

Welcome to episode 019 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Scottsdale, Arizona based landscape photographer, Mike Sanchez. I have been appreciating Mike's excellent night photography for awhile now and thought he would be an excellent guest on the podcast...

Interview with Cecil Whitt on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
August 29, 2017

Welcome to episode 018 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Santa Fe, New Mexico-based landscape photographer, Cecil Whitt. I was introduced to Cecil's work by several photographers and could not be more happy to have found him...

Interview with Candace Dyar on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
August 15, 2017

Welcome to episode 017 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Washington-based landscape photographer, Candace Dyar. When Candace agreed to be on the podcast, I was quite excited! I've been following her amazing work for years and could not wait to have a conversation with her...

Interview with Guy Tal on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
August 8, 2017

Episode 016 with Utah-based landscape photographer, and writer, Guy Tal. I can't tell you how excited I was to get Guy on the podcast! His writing about landscape photography has been an inspiration for years...

Interview with Mark Metternich on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
August 3, 2017

Welcome to episode 015 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Florida-based landscape photographer, Mark Metternich. Mark is an incredibly accomplished photographer, known for his work in the Pacific Northwest and American Southwest...