Matt Payne Photography Blog

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...

Interview with
May 8, 2019

Welcome to Episode 107 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with the person behind the popular Instagram account "Public Lands Hate You!"

Over the past year, the Instagram account "Public Lands Hate You" has grown exponentially in popularity as we have been seeing more and more people in public land doing things that are damaging these places we all cherish as landscape photographers...

15 Months of RV Life as a Landscape Photographer
May 1, 2019

Welcome to Episode 106 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Max Foster!

Max Foster is a fantastic travel and landscape photographer based in Minneapolis, Minnesota who has been travelling the United States with his wife for the last 15 months in their RV...

Landscape Photography of the Dolomites
April 24, 2019

Welcome to Episode 105 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Isabella Tabacchi!

Isabella is a landscape photographer living in Northern Italy at the base of the famous Dolomites mountain range...

Nature First - Principle #2 - Educate yourself about the places you photograph
April 23, 2019

Yesterday I introduced you to the Nature First Photography Alliance - a project I have been involved in for about two years now. Nature Photographers have been growing restless and upset over the past several years by how people are treating the natural world we all love to photograph...

Introducing the Nature First Photography Alliance
April 22, 2019

Anyone who has been a nature photographer longer than ten minutes has probably noticed that a lot of the locations we cherish and love to photograph are under attack. Trash and litter adorn the trails...

Landscape Photography in the American Southwest
April 17, 2019

Welcome to Episode 104 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Charles Zimmerman!
Charles A. Zimmerman (CAZ) is a landscape photographer living in Denver, Colorado - he has been a landscape photographer for many years - he owned his own gallery for 5 years and is an avid visitor of the American Southwest...

25 years of Photographing Montana
April 11, 2019

Welcome to Episode 103 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Chuck Haney!
Chuck Haney is a professional freelance photographer/writer/videographer based in the heart of the Rocky Mountains in Whitefish, Montana...

Group Photo Road Trips
April 3, 2019

Welcome to Episode 102 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Michael Bollino & Paul Bowman!

I just returned from a 8-day photography trip with some of my favorite landscape photography friends, including this week's guests, Michael Bollino and Paul Bowman, both incredible photographers in their own right...

Olympian Brent Hayden and the Power of Landscape Photography
March 27, 2019

Welcome to Episode 101 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Brent Hayden!

Originally from Mission BC, Brent spent 17 years living in Vancouver before he and his wife settled in New Westminster in the summer of 2017...

The State of Landscape Photography as of 2019
March 20, 2019

Welcome to Episode 100 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast featuring a round-table panel discussion with David Thompson, Alex Noriega, Eric Bennett, Sarah Marino, Colleen Miniuk-Sperry, Michael Shainblum & Joshua Cripps!

We invited students of our featured guests to participate and ask questions of the round-table, including Nic Stover, Carolyn Cheng, Brent Clark, and Gareth Coggan...

Landscape Photography on the Oregon Coast
March 13, 2019

Welcome to Episode 099 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Patricia Davidson!

Patricia Davidson is a professional photographer, specializing in landscape and travel photography...

The Landscapes of Colombia - Gabriel Eisenband
March 6th, 2019

Welcome to Episode 098 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Gabriel Eisenband!

Gabriel is a landscape photographer from the country of Colombia in South America - our first guest from that continent! I would describe Gabriel as one of those guys that flies under the radar but produces great work day after day...

The Landscapes of New Zealand - William Patino
February 27, 2019

Welcome to Episode 097 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with William Patino!

First and foremost William is a husband and father, based out of the mountainside town of Te Anau, in the South Island of New Zealand...

Photographing Arizona's Dark Skies - Sean Parker
February 20, 2019

Welcome to Episode 096 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Sean Parker!

Sean Parker is a professional photographer / time-lapse cinematographer based in Tucson, Arizona. Sean is passionate for capturing the beauty in the universe and specializes in all types of photography...

Working with Corporate Clients in Photography - Andrew Studer
February 13, 2019

Welcome to Episode 095 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Andrew Studer!

Andrew Studer is a professional outdoor commercial photographer videographer and timelapse cinematographer based in Portland, Oregon...

Selling Photography at Art Fairs
February 6, 2019

Welcome to Episode 094 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Timm Chapman!

Timm Chapman is an award winning photographer whose work hangs in both private & corporate collections...

Vlogging and Finding Meaning in Photography
January 30, 2019

Welcome to Episode 093 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Gavin Hardcastle!

Gavin is an awesome photographer living in Vancouver Island, BC, Canada, originally from England. Gavin is one of the funniest landscape photographers in the game and it showed on this episode...

Fine Art Printmaking with Mark Metternich
January 23, 2019

Welcome to Episode 092 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Mark Metternich!

Mark Metternich returns to the podcast to talk all about fine art printmaking, including his tips for color management, field techniques, sharpening, up-sizing, and more...