Matt Payne Photography Blog

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 on the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen Podcast
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)...
Instagram is Ruining Landscape Photography
December 4th, 2019

Welcome to Episode 137 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's episode features a landscape photographer from the United Kingdom, Paul Reiffer. Paul uses Phase One digital backs as his camera of choice and produces some absolutely stunning work...

Vallerret Photography Gloves and Photographing in Winter
November 27, 2019

Welcome to Episode 136 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's episode features a photographer who created a niche product designed for winter photographers - the founder and owner of Vallerret Photography Gloves, Carl van den Boom...

The Truth Behind Travel Photography
November 20, 2019

Welcome to Episode 135 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's episode features a photographer who has been travelling North American in a teardrop trailer for the past 3.5 years - Mandy Lea...

In the Footsteps of the Great Masters - Photographing Yosemite
November 13, 2019

Welcome to Episode 134 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's episode features a nature and landscape photographer from Mariposa, California near Yosemite National Park - Michael Frye! Michael is the author and/or principal photographer of five books, including Digital Landscape Photography: In the Footsteps of Ansel Adams and the Great Masters; The Photographer’s Guide to Yosemite; and three books in the Yosemite Meditations series...

Gathering Inspiration From Other Artforms in Photography
November 6, 2019

Welcome to Episode 133 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's episode features a nature and landscape photographer from Western Australia - Dylan Fox. Dylan is the 2018 Australian Geographic Landscape Photographer of the Year...

Colorado Autumn Photography Trip - 2019
October 29, 2019  |  Colorado

Nearly every year for the past eight years, I have embarked on a multi-day journey to photograph one of my favorite subjects here in Colorado - autumn and fall colors. Each trip holds a special place in my memory...

Balancing Photography as a Physician
October 30, 2019

Welcome to Episode 132 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's episode features a nature and landscape photographer living in Seattle, Washington - Mahesh Thapa. Mahesh is a Pediatric Radiologist and is known as "The Starving Photographer...

The Outdoor Photography School with Brenda Petrella
October 23, 2019

Welcome to Episode 131 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's episode features a nature photographer and educator living in the State of Vermont - Brenda Petrella. Brenda is the owner of Outdoor Photography School and is a passionate advocate for the Nature First Photography movement...

Shimoda Action X50 Camera Backpack Review
March 17, 2022

Updated on 3/17/22 - I still love this backpack and it is my daily bag plus the one I use for almost all of my backpacking adventures into the Colorado backcountry.

Over the past month I have been testing the new Shimoda Designs Action X50 Camera Backpack and am ready to share my thoughts with you...

Improving Your Photography at Phlearn
October 16, 2019

Welcome to Episode 130 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's episode features the founder of one of the world's most premiere photo education websites, Aaron Nace. Aaron's chops in digital darkroom are pretty incredible and his body of work speaks for itself...

Commercial and Landscape Photography Tips
October 9, 2019

Welcome to Episode 129 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

This week's episode features a photographer who has taken his passion for landscape photography and built a commercial photography business out of it...

Photographing Yosemite in a Unique Way
October 2, 2019

Welcome to Episode 128 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's episode features a photographer known for her exceptional work in the Yosemite Valley of California, Franka Gabler.

Born and raised in Croatia, Franka developed a strong fascination and admiration for nature early in life...

Visual Flow in Landscape Photography
September 25, 2019

Welcome to Episode 127 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's episode features one of my favorite photographers and photography personalities - Ian Plant.

Ian travels the globe seeking out amazing places and subjects in his never-ending quest to capture the beauty of our world with his camera...

Expressive Landscape Photography
September 18, 2019

Welcome to Episode 126 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's episode features one of my favorite photographers hailing from Scotland- Alister Benn.

Alister has been teaching landscape photography since 2009...

Canadian Night Photography with Rachel Jones Ross
September 11, 2019

Welcome to Episode 125 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's episode features a fantastic photographer hailing from the Rocky Mountains of Canada - Rachel Jones Ross. Rachel found herself obsessed with photography after a trip to photograph the Milky Way - her life has never been the same since...

OnLandscape Magazine - Tim Parkin
September 4, 2019

Welcome to Episode 124 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's episode features a large format and digital photographer living in Scotland - Tim Parkin. Tim and his wife Charlotte publish the popular online landscape photography magazine, OnLandscape...

International Travel and Landscape Photography
August 28, 2019

Welcome to Episode 123 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's episode features a landscape and travel photographer from Switzerland living in Bend, Oregon - Christian Heeb.

For years Christian Heeb has been touring the world as an independent travel photographer...

Photographing the Desert Mountains of New Mexico
August 21, 2019

Welcome to Episode 122 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's episode features a photographer living in Las Cruces, New Mexico, Wayne Suggs.

Wayne was introduced to the wonders of nature at an early age by parents who knew the importance of having a relationship with the Great Outdoors...

The inaugural “F-Stop Collaborate and Listen” podcast Landscape Conservation Award
August 12, 2019
Nominations close on 12/31/19!

Update: we have a winner!

The “F-Stop Collaborate and Listen” podcast Landscape Conservation Award will recognize an individual photographer who is highly involved in conservation issues within their local communities or within the landscape and nature photography community...

Ski Photography from Bozeman Montana - Travis Andersen
August 14, 2019

Welcome to Episode 121 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's episode features a photographer living in Bozeman, Montana, Travis Andersen. I met up with Travis in person in his shop to talk all about, well, shop!Travis owns his own print lab called White Creek Art and does a knock out job of creating and printing ski posters for resorts all over the country...

Landscape Photography from the Everglades
August 7, 2019

Welcome to Episode 120 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

This week's episode features an incredible landscape photographer from Florida, USA - Paul Marcellini. Paul is an award winning photographer known for his work in the Everglades and for his many contest wins throughout the years...

Landscape Photography from China and Nepal
July 31, 2019

Welcome to Episode 119 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's episode features our first landscape photographer from China - Weihao Pan.

Weihao and I covered a lot of fun ground this week, including:

His journey as a landscape photographer...
Intimate Versus Grand Scenic Landscape Photography
July 24, 2019

Welcome to Episode 118 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's episode features a younger landscape photographer who is absolutely crushing it - Taylor Gray. Taylor is a photographer and

college student working on a degree in marketing

living in the Pacific Northwest of the United States...

Photographing Japanese Gardens with David Cobb
July 17, 2019

Welcome to Episode 117 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week features an absolute legend in the landscape photography business - David Cobb. David is a photographer living in Oregon and is a founding member of the Photo Cascadia Team...

The Business of Landscape Photography with Aaron Reed and Colby Brown
July 10, 2019

Welcome to Episode 116 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week features two great photographers - Aaron Reed and Colby Brown. Aaron and Colby joined me on the podcast to talk all about marketing and business in photography - coming from two very different perspectives...

Social Media Marketing for Photographers
July 3, 2019

Welcome to Episode 115 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

This week's guest is Brandi Mowles. Brandi is a Facebook and Instagram Advertising Strategist who works directly with a lot of photographers to help improve their advertising results on social media...

Artist In Residency Programs for Photographers
June 26, 2019

Welcome to Episode 114 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's guest is California-based Landscape Photographer David Hunter.

David joined us again on the podcast to talk about his experience as a photographer on an artist-in-residency program at Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve in Idaho...

Photographing Waves and Lava with Nick Selway
June 19, 2019

Welcome to Episode 113 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's guest is Colorado-based Landscape Photographer Nick Selway.

Nick is a landscape photographer living in Breckenridge, Colorado...

Photographing Burning Man with Justin Majeczky
June 12, 2019

Welcome to Episode 112 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's guest is Landscape Photographer and Videographer, Justin Majeczky.

Justin is based in Reno, Nevada and produces incredible commercial videos and landscape photographs...

Photographing the Beauty of Norway
June 5, 2019

Welcome to Episode 111 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's guest is Norwegian Landscape Photographer, Ole Henrik Skjelstad.

Ole is a math teacher and an incredible landscape photographer most famously known for his photography of a red cabin near his home in Norway...

Defining Professional Landscape Photography
May 29, 2019

Welcome to Episode 110 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's guest is Landscape Photographer, Brian Rueb. Just a warning - there is profanity in this week's episode.

Brian has been photographing for the better part of 20 years...

Landscape Photography in the Netherlands and Kyrgyzstan
May 22, 2019

Welcome to Episode 109 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's guest is the amazing Dutch Landscape Photographer, Albert Dros.

Albert is well-known for his incredible landscape photography, most recently his work from Kyrgyzstan has captured a lot of well-deserved attention...

Constant Creative Flow and Landscape Photography
May 15, 2019

Welcome to Episode 108 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. I'm really excited to present this episode to you - I feel like it is so different than previous episodes of the podcast thank to our amazing guest, Shane McDermott...

Matt Payne Interview on the Der Landschaftsfotografie Podcast
May 8th, 2019

A few days ago I had a great conversation with Alexander Otto on his German Landscape Photography podcast. We talked about my passion for mountain photography here in Colorado and my journey as a mountain climber...