Fine Art Landscape and Nature Photography Blog

Introversion and Solitude in Nature Photography
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
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
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
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
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...

How Nature Photography Can Improve Mental & Physical Health
Calm Your Mind and Heal Your Body with Nature Photography: The Science Behind the Serenity

When you need to recharge, where do you go? What do you do? If your answer included a hike in the woods or a weekend in the mountains, you’re not alone...

Discovering the Contemplative Style of Landscape Photography
June 10, 2020

Welcome to episode 164 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

This week's episode features a landscape photographer whom I have admired for a long time - John Barclay. John hails from Bucks County, Pennsylvania and is a fantastic photographer, musician, and a great guy...

Soul-Searching for Personally Meaningful Photographs
June 3, 2020

Welcome to episode 163 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

This week's episode features a landscape and architecture photographer living in Orange County, California. Nick Carver has been entrenched in photography since 2006 when he dove head first into business side of photography where he was met with many challenges...

All About Drone Photography
May 27, 2020

Welcome to episode 162 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

This week's episode features a photographer hailing from Salt Lake City, Utah - he's a great guy and a supporter of the show...

A Conversation with Christian Fletcher
May 20, 2020

Welcome to episode 161 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

This week features an incredible landscape photographer hailing from Western Australia, Christian Fletcher. Christian was the very first winner of the International Landscape Photographer of the Year award in 2014 and his work continues to inspire many people across the globe...

Women in Landscape Photography: A Panel Discussion
May 13, 2020

Welcome to episode 160 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

This week features a very special panel conversation with some amazing landscape photographers. In this week's episode, we explore gender issues in the landscape photography industry from the perspective of our fabulous panel of women, including:

Sandra BartochaViktoria HaackJessie JohnsonDani LefrançoisSarah MarinoAnna MorganVarina PatelJennifer Renwick

Various topics that we covered include:

Balancing photography and familyPursuing a career in landscape or nature photography as a womanSpending time in nature aloneRepresentation of women in the landscape photography industryAdvice for other women that wish to pursue landscape and nature photographyPositive changes in the landscape photography industry for women...
Creating Personal Landscape Photography Work
May 6, 2020

Welcome to episode 159 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

This week's amazing guest is none other than Brooks Jensen, someone I have admired for many years. Brooks Jensen is a fine-art photographer, publisher, workshop teacher, and writer...

Photography Business After COVID-19
April 29, 2020

Welcome to episode 158 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

This week's amazing guest is Toni Toreno, the founder of the PNW Photo Summit and Bend Photo Tours.

This week we covered a wide variety of topics, including:

How Toni has been pivoting after the realities of COVID-19 have set in and how she is adapting her conference business as a result...
Comparing and Contrasting Music and Landscape Photography
April 22, 2020

Welcome to episode 157 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

I am sure you noticed some different intro music this week. That is because it is the music of this week's guest, Jon Whitaker...

Gaia GPS Tutorial for Landscape Photographers
April 17, 2020

One of my absolute must-have phone applications for landscape photography, backpacking, and hiking is Gaia GPS. I have been a power user of the app for several years and it has been a vital part of my landscape photography workflow...

How to succeed on Instagram - A Conversation with Sarah Lyndsay
April 14, 2020

Welcome to Episode 156 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

This week, I had a fantastic conversation with Sarah Lyndsay. Sarah Lyndsay is a Canadian landscape, portrait, and wedding photographer and Instagram star...

Saving the Bees Through Photography
April 8, 2020

Welcome to Episode 155 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

This week's episode features one of the most inspirational photographers of our generation, in my opinion. He has focused the attention of his lens on things that matter...

A Photography Panel Discussion on COVID-19
April 1, 2020

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

This week we have assembled a fabulous panel of full-time professional photographers to talk all about their thoughts on the COVID-19 outbreak and the impact it is having on the landscape photography industry...

A Conversation with Ugo Cei
March 25, 2020

Welcome to Episode 153 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

This week's episode features an Italian photographer who produces two podcasts, including "The Travelling Image Makers", and "Closing the Gap...

Finding an Audience for your Photography
March 18, 2020

Welcome to Episode 152 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

This week's episode features someone that has been photographing the landscape for over 30 years. He comes from the professional commercial space and now enjoys his time as a part-time professional fully employed in the IT world...

Conservation Award Winner - J Henry Fair
March 11, 2020

Welcome to Episode 151 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

This week's episode features the winner of our inaugural Landscape Photography Conservation Award:

J Henry Fair - If you are not familiar with Henry's work, you are in for a real treat...

A conversation with Brenda Tharp
March 4, 2020

Welcome to Episode 150 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

This week's episode features a fantastic landscape photographer from Santa Rosa, California, Brenda Tharp.

Brenda is a full-time photographer, educator and speaker with a passion for the natural world...

Large Format Film Landscape Photography
February 26, 2020

Welcome to Episode 149 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

This week's episode features a fellow Coloradoan and Large-format film landscape photographer, Alex Burke. Alex's work is diverse but is largely focused on the mountains of Colorado as well as the plains and prairies of Eastern Colorado...

Live Podcast from the Out of Yosemite Conference
February 19, 2020

Welcome to Episode 148 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

This week's episode was recorded live at Out of Yosemite. I was lucky to be invited as an instructor and podcast host by the gracious Out of Chicago team...

How to Sell Your Landscape Photography
February 12, 2020

Welcome to Episode 147 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's episode features a sales coach known as "The Sales Maven" - Nikki Rausch.

After 25 years of experience selling in the corporate world, Nikki decided to trade in her road warrior status so she could help others sell in a way that builds relationships, creates true connection, and results in more closed deals and long-term clients...

Should Photography Have Labels?
February 5, 2020

Welcome to Episode 146 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

This week's episode features an incredible aerial and commercial photographer, Toby Harriman.

Toby and I covered a wide variety of topics this week, including:

How he went from graphic web design to photography...
Switching from Digital to Film for Landscape Photography
January 29, 2020

Welcome to Episode 145 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

This week's episode features a large and medium format film photographer from western Kansas, Michael Strickland.

Michael transitioned from digital to film and hasn't looked back...

Landscape Photography Conservation Award Winner
January 22, 2020

I am really happy to announce the winner of our inaugural "F-Stop Collaborate and Listen" podcast Landscape Conservation Award!

The Award

The goal of this award was to recognize an individual photographer who is highly involved in conservation issues within their local communities or within the landscape and nature photography community...

Publishing Your Landscape Photography in a Book
January 22, 2020

Welcome to Episode 144 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

Heads-up! Stay tuned to the end of the show to hear who won our inaugural Landscape Conservation Award!

This week's episode features a landscape photographer from Johnson City, Tennessee, Jerry Greer...

All About Nightscapes with Royce Bair
January 15, 2020

Welcome to Episode 143 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's episode features a photographer that probably needs no introduction - Royce Bair. Royce is one of the pioneers of the modern movement of NightScape photography and runs the popular Facebook Group, NightScaper...

Landscape Photography Education and Creativity
January 8, 2020

Welcome to Episode 142 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's episode is a special one! I assembled a cadre of some of the most well-respected landscape photographers in North America (our UK and Australian guests could not make it, unfortunately) for a discussion on photography education and creativity...

Ethical Location Sharing in Landscape Photography
January 1, 2020

Welcome to Episode 141 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's episode features a landscape photographer and software developer from Slovenia, Luka Esenko. Luka is the creator of the new photo location app, PhotoHound...

Email Marketing for Photographers
December 24, 2019

Welcome to Episode 140 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's episode features a "personal brand strategist" - Jonathan Tilley. Jonathan works with individuals to create customized branding and marketing strategies for their business, whether it be actors, photographers, artists, or small businesses...

My Best Twelve Photos from 2019 - A Landscape Photography Journey
December 21, 2019

2019 was an interesting year for me as a landscape photographer. When I look back on my journey this year, I am struck by the fact that I only really got out to take photos seriously six times over the course of the entire year...

Adventure Photography and Authenticity
December 18, 2019

Welcome to Episode 139 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's episode features an adventure and landscape photographer living in Canmore, Alberta near Banff National Park, Jeff Bartlett...

A conversation with Maria Grace
December 11, 2019

Welcome to Episode 138 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's episode features a former photographer turned SEO and Marketing expert, Maria Grace.
Maria and I had a wonderful conversation and explored several interesting topics this week, including:

Search Engine Optimization (SEO)...