Matt Payne Photography Blog

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...

Interview with Hillary Younger on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
July 27, 2017

Welcome to episode 014 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Tasmania-based landscape photographer, Hillary Younger. Hillary is an inspiring photographer, deeply connected to the places she photographs...

Interview with Dusty Doddridge on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
July 11, 2017

Welcome to episode 013 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Tennessee-based landscape photographer, Dusty Doddridge. Dusty reached out to me to be on the podcast with some great topics and ideas...

Interview with Alex Noriega on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
July 6, 2017

Welcome to episode 012 of the F-Stop Collaborate Podcast with one of my favorite photographers of all time, Alex Noriega. Alex has been a huge inspiration to me ever since I started shooting photos back in 2011...

Interview with David Kingham and Jennifer Renwick on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
June 21, 2017

Welcome to episode 011 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with one of my favorite photographers of all time, David Kingham, and his business and life partner, Jennifer Renwick. David and Jennifer are travelling landscape photographers living out of an RV...

Interview with David Thompson on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
June 12, 2017

Welcome to episode 010 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen with the amazingly talented landscape photographer David Thompson! David Thompson hails from Las Vegas, Nevada and offered up a truly humble and enjoyable conversation...

Interview with Chris Williams on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
May 31, 2017

Welcome to episode 009 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Pacific Northwest landscape photographer Chris Williams! Chris is a 30 year old writer and award winning Seattle, WA area based landscape photographer with a serious passion for the outdoors, specializing in Pacific Northwest Landscape photography...

Interview with Zachary Bright on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
May 9, 2017

Episode 008 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen! If you have not heard about Zachary Bright, you're missing out on some amazing imagery. Zachary is truly a world-class landscape photographer but relatively unknown to the masses...

Interview with Paul Zizka on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
May 2, 2017

Welcome to Episode 007 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen! The amazingly talented Paul Zizka joins me on the podcast. Paul Zizka is an award-winning mountain landscape and adventure photographer based in Banff, Alberta, Canada...

Interview with Michael Bollino on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
April 25, 2017

Episode 6 with the uber talented landscape photographer Michael Bollino! Michael is an accomplished landscape photographer based out of Portland, Oregon. Michael and I talked about how he got into landscape photography, our shared passion for connecting with nature through photography, and his views on composites...

Interview with Mike Taylor on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
April 21, 2017

Episode five of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen - my podcast project where I interview other landscape photographers. In my fifth episode, I interviewed Mike Taylor. Mike is an astrophotographer based out of Maine...

Interview with Joshua Snow on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
April 14, 2017

Episode four of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen - my podcast project where I interview other landscape photographers. In my fourth episode, I interviewed Joshua Snow. Joshua is an astrophotographer / landscape photographer based out of Moab, Utah...

Interview with Jon Secord on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
April 10, 2017

Episode three of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen - my podcast project where I interview other landscape photographers. In my third episode, I interviewed Jon Secord. Jon is an astrophotographer / landscape photographer based out of Meredith, New Hampshire...

Interview with Erin Babnik on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
April 9, 2017

Episode two of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen - my podcast project where I interview other landscape photographers. In my second episode, I interviewed Erin Babnik. Erin is loosely based out of Berkeley, California and travels the world, teaching other photographers...

Moving from Colorado Springs to Portland, Oregon - a year later - was it worth it?
February 5, 2015

I promised myself that after living in Portland, Oregon for a year that I would reflect back on my decision to move here and evaluate the pros and cons of doing so. I'm sure that 95% of you might find this blog post a little boring, but for me, it is an opportunity to look inward and to focus on the future in my life and career...