Matt Payne Photography Blog (F-stop Collaborate And Listen Podcast)

Here you will find various articles relating to my photography, including liner notes for my podcast, "F-Stop Collaborate and Listen," tutorials, product reviews, trip reports, and my other writing.

A Conversation with Ben Williamson - Photographing New England & Working for Down East Magazine
October 21, 2020
Welcome to episode 183 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

This week on the podcast, I had a wonderful conversation with a photographer that I have long admired from afar. Ben Williamson hails from the state of Maine and has amassed a fantastic collection of what he mostly describes as "scenic" photography from New England...

Landscape Photography & Ecological Science - A Conversation with Michael Remke
October 14, 2020
Welcome to episode 182 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

This week on the podcast I recorded a socially-distanced, in-person podcast episode with my friend, fellow Durango resident, and fellow photographer, Michael Remke...

Conversations with Nature - Catching Up with Eric Bennett on the Podcast
October 7, 2020
Welcome to episode 181 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

This week on the podcast I sat down and visited with one of our first guests, Eric Bennett.

Eric is arguably one of the best landscape photographers of the past decade...

Helping Veterans Heal Through Photography - A Conversation with George McCane.
September 30, 2020
Welcome to episode 180 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

For this week's episode of the podcast I had a conversation with a photographer who uses photography to help veterans suffering from various ailments in Austin, Texas - George McCane...
Collaborating with Interior Designers as Photographers - a Conversation with Nicoli Alexander
September 23, 2020
Hey everyone!

Welcome to episode 179 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

For this week's episode of the podcast I sat down and had a long conversation with a wonderful interior designer living in Denver, Colorado - Nicoli Alexander...
Finding Your Vision as a Landscape Photographer - A Conversation with Cole Thompson
September 16, 2020
Hey everyone!

Welcome to episode 178 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

For this week's episode of the podcast I finally got the opportunity to sit down and have a conversation with one of my favorite black and white photographers and someone whom I have always admired, Cole Thompson...
A Conversation with Marc Muench - Lessons Learned from Teaching Landscape Photography
September 9, 2020

Welcome to episode 177 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

For this week's episode of the podcast I was able to sit down and chat with none other than Marc Muench.

Marc is an internationally renowned landscape photographer with eleven book titles to his name...
Landscape Photography as a Tool to Manage Depression - A Conversation with Jerad Armijo
September 2, 2020
Welcome to episode 176 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

This week's episode features a photographer living in Portland, Oregon - Jerad Armijo.

Jerad possesses a rare condition known as chromesthesia which he uses to augment his landscape photography experiences and processes to create images that are unique to him...

Balancing Professional Photography with a Full-Time Job - A Conversation with Felix Inden
August 26, 2020
Welcome to episode 175 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

This week's episode features a photographer from Germany. His multi-cultural background and laid-back attitude lend to a fantastic body of amazing imagery...
A Conversation with Brie Stockwell on Setting Goals to Improve your Landscape Photography
August 19, 2020
Welcome to episode 174 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

This week's episode features a photographer new to the scene who has been absorbing as much as she possible can in 2020 to become a better photographer - Brie Stockwell...
A Conversation with David Brookover on the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen Podcast
August 12, 2020

Welcome to episode 173 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

This week's episode features a photographer who has owned their own gallery in Jackson Hole, Wyoming since 2001 - David Brookover...

A Conversation with Elisabeth Brentano on Wanderlust in the American West
August 5, 2020

Welcome to episode 172 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

This week's episode features a photographer and videographer who has found a niche in combining her passions for story telling, writing, and photography to make a living in the landscape photography arena...

A Conversation with William Neill - Reflecting on 40 Years of Landscape Photography
July 29, 2020

Welcome to episode 171 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

This week's episode features a photographer who probably does not need much introduction as he is widely considered one of the most accomplished modern landscape and nature photographers...
A Conversation with Joseph Roybal on the Power of Relationships in Landscape Photography
July 22, 2020

Welcome to episode 170 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

This week's episode features a photographer living in Denver Colorado.

Joseph Roybal focuses on landscape photography and successfully partners with a variety of product brands by marrying his photographic skills with his people skills to make a living in the craft of photography...
Introversion and Solitude - A Conversation with Margaret Soraya on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
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 - A Conversation with Manuel Palacios
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 - A Conversation with Todd Caudle
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 on the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen Podcast
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 Discussion from Out of Chicago LIVE!
June 17, 2020

Welcome to episode 165 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

One of Mike Taylor's "EPIC" astro-landscape photography creations

This week's episode comes to you from the Out of Chicago LIVE event that I took part in back in April...

Discovering the Contemplative Style of Landscape Photography with John Barclay
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...

A Conversation with Nick Carver - 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 with Drew Armstrong on the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen Podcast
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 on the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen Podcast
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...
A Conversation About Creating Personal Landscape Photography Work with Brooks Jensen
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 - A Conversation with Toni Toreno
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...
Music vs. Landscape Photography - A Conversation with Jon Whitaker
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...

A conversation with Sarah Lyndsay on the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen Podcast
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...

A conversation with Clay Bolt on the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen Podcast
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 - F-Stop Collaborate and Listen Podcast
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 on the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen Podcast
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...

A conversation with Scott Walton on the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen Podcast
March 18, 2020

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

Coyote Buttes North, Arizona

This week's episode features someone that has been photographing the landscape for over 30 years...

A conversation with J Henry Fair on the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen Podcast
March 11, 2020

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

The forested mountains, valleys and streams that once stood here are now buried beneath the overburden from mountaintop removal coal mining...
A conversation with Brenda Tharp on the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen Podcast
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...

A conversation with Alex Burke on the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen Podcast
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...