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.

Dawn Wilson - Ethics in Nature Photography
October 20, 2021  |  Estes Park, Colorado

Welcome to episode 235 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen!

This week on the podcast I was joined by Dawn Wilson, a wildlife and nature photographer living in Estes Park, Colorado at the base of Rocky Mountain National Park...

Richard Bernabe - 20 Years of Wisdom as a Professional Landscape Photographer
October 13, 2021  |  Man of International Mystery, Baby!

Welcome to episode 234 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen!

This week on the podcast I was joined by Richard Bernabe, an international travel landscape and wildlife photographer who has been recommended about 400 times to be on the podcast and we finally made it happen!

Richard was a blast to speak with and I just love interacting with him on Twitter, where he has over 1,000,000 followers...

Wildlife Photography, Mountaineering, and Pre-Visualization - A Conversation with Jess Findlay
October 5, 2021  |  Vancouver, British Columbia

Welcome to episode 233 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen!

This week on the podcast I was joined by Jess Findlay, a wildlife and landscape photographer from Vancouver British Columbia.

Jess spent his childhood hiking and birdwatching with his family, throughout the Pacific Northwest through which his passion for photography was born...

All About Creativity and Cultural Fluidity - A Conversation with Alfonso Calero
September 29, 2021  |  Australia

Welcome to episode 232 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen!

This week on the podcast I was joined by Alfonso Calero, a travel and landscape photographer born in the Philippines, living in Australia...

Overcoming Mental Health in Landscape Photography - A Conversation with Cody Schultz
September 22, 2021  |  Pennsylvania

Welcome to episode 231 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen!

This week on the podcast I was joined by Cody Schultz, a black and white landscape photographer living in Pennsylvania who has chosen to work in the medium of film...
Processing our Emotions Through Landscape Photography - A Conversation with James Lane
September 15, 2021  |  Wakefield, United Kingdom

Welcome to episode 230 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen!

This week on the podcast I was joined by James Lane, a landscape photographer and physics teacher living in Wakefield in the United Kingdom...

Photographing the High Sierra with Large Format Film - A Conversation with Claude Fiddler
September 8, 2021  |  High Sierra

Welcome to episode 229 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast!

This week on the podcast I was joined by Claude Fiddler.

Claude spent much of his life deeply exploring and photographing the High Sierra of California after being inspired by the likes of Galen Rowell and Ansel Adams...

A Conversation with James Rodewald: Inspiration | Our Nemesis | Meditation
September 1, 2021  |  New York State

Welcome to episode 228 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast!

This week on the podcast I was joined by James Rodewald.

James is a photographer and science teacher residing in the State of New York...

A Panel Discussion on NFTs and Landscape & Nature Photography
August 25, 2021  |  The Ethereum Blockchain

Welcome to episode 227 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast!

This week on the podcast I was joined by Brynn Schmidt, Alex Noriega, and Alex Nail to talk about the most controversial and divisive topics in the landscape and nature photography community at the present moment - NFTs...

Flow States | Workflows | Nature vs. Money - A Conversation with Jordan Inglee
August 18, 2021  |  Portland, Oregon

Welcome to episode 226 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast!

This week on the podcast I was joined by Jordan Inglee, a landscape photographer living in Portland, Oregon who has an extensive background in video production and live event production...
A Photographer's Battle with Colon Cancer - A Conversation with Scott Wilson
August 11, 2021  |  Colorado

Welcome to episode 225 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast!

This week on the podcast I was joined by Scott Wilson, a landscape, wildlife, cityscape, and portrait photographer who recently has overcome a stage 4 Colon Cancer diagnosis...

The Challenges of Full-Time Artistry - A Conversation with Chris Murray
August 4, 2021  |  Syracuse, New York

Welcome to episode 224 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast!

This week on the podcast I was joined by Chris Murray, a professional full-time nature photographer living in Syracuse, New York...
Finance and Accounting for Photographers - A Conversation with Danielle Hayden
July 28, 2021  |  Accounting Land

Welcome to episode 223 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast!

This week on the podcast I was joined by Danielle Hayden, who owns Kickstart Accounting. While Danielle is not a photographer, she's an expert in helping entrepreneurs think about and attain their financial goals...

A Conversation with Julian Elliott - Generalizing in Photography
July 21, 2021  |  France

Welcome to episode 222 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast!

This week on the podcast I was joined by a photographer living in France and originally from the United Kingdom: Julian Elliott...
A Conversation with Mark Denney - From Corporate Life to YouTube Sensation
July 14, 2021  |  Planet Earth

Welcome to episode 221 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast!

This week on the podcast I was joined by a landscape photographer and YouTube creator who recently quit his full-time job to pursue photography full-time: Mark Denney...

A Conversation with Cath Simard on Composite Photography
July 7th, 2021  |  Earth

Welcome to episode 220 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast!

This week on the podcast I was joined by a photographer and digital artist who lives in Quebec, Canada: Cath Simard.

Cath is a self-proclaimed composite artist whose work has a very consistent look and feel...

A Talk with Lisa LaPointe: Sea-based Nature Photography - Teaching Photography as a Naturalist
June 30, 2021  |  The Sea

Welcome to episode 219 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen!

This week on the podcast I was joined by a wildlife and nature photographer who spends most of her time leading workshops based out of sea vessels - Lisa LaPointe...

Deepscapes & Nuclear Physics - A Conversation with Paul Schmit
June 23, 2021

Welcome to episode 218 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen!

This week on the podcast I was joined by a nuclear physicist and night photographer extraordinaire, Paul Schmit.

Paul is one of the first people I became aware of using an interesting night photography technique known as Deepscapes, which we talk about on this week's show...

A Teacher's Perspective in Landscape Photography - A Conversation with Zoe Pamintuan
June 16, 2021  |  Joshua Tree National Park

Welcome to episode 217 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen!

This week on the podcast I was joined by a Filipino-American photographer living in Southern California - Zoe Pamintuan.

Zoe is a full-time teacher for middle-school children and has been a photographer since she was a child...

Mental Health and Landscape Photography - A Panel Discussion
June 9, 2021

Welcome to episode 216 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen!

This week I hosted a special panel conversation on mental health and landscape photography with my guests Brian Rueb, Bryan Pezman, and Len Metcalf...

Camille Seaman - An Indigenous Perspective on Landscape Photography
June 2, 2021

Welcome to episode 215 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen!

This week's guest is Camille Seaman.

Camille was born in 1969 to a Native American father and African American mother...

Exploring the Beauty of Minnesota - A Conversation with Joel Truckenbrod
May 26, 2021  |  Minnesota

Welcome to episode 214 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen!

This week's guest is a black and white landscape photographer from Minnesota.

Joel Truckenbrod is someone most people have never heard of before, and he likes it that way...

Underwater Nature Photography - A Conversation with Matt McGee
May 19, 2021  |  Underwater

Welcome to episode 213 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen!

This week's guest is a landscape and underwater photographer living in Franklin, Tennessee.

Matt McGee practices dentistry and spends his free time searching for his subjects under the sea...

Landscape Photography in Ireland -  A Conversation with Bernard Geraghty
May 12, 2021  |  Ireland

Welcome to episode 212 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen!

This week I was joined by a photographer living in one of my favorite places on Earth - Ireland.

Welcome Bernard Geraghty to the podcast!

Bernard is a 34-year-old ball of lightning who has emerged onto the landscape photography scene in a flash...

The Feminine Sublime Through Aerial Landscape Photography - A Conversation with Carolyn Cheng
May 5, 2021  |  Toronto, CA

Welcome to episode 211 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen!

Today's guest, Carolyn Cheng, is an emerging artist in the nature and landscape photography world. I've been really loving her work and I have been really eager to sit down and have a chat with her...

The Slow Photography Movement - A Panel Discussion
April 28, 2021

Welcome to episode 210 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen!

This week I hosted a special panel discussion with three incredibly talented photographers who have spear-headed a wonderfully thoughtful approach to photography called the Slow Photography Movement or SPM...

Is There a Diversity Problem in Landscape Photography? A Conversation with Richard Wong
April 21, 2021

Welcome to episode 209 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen!

This week I was joined by a photographer living in the Bay Area in California - Richard Wong.

Richard has been a prolific landscape photographer for over 20 years and has seen the industry shift significantly over that time...

Discovering the Finer Details in Nature - A Conversation with Krista McCuish
April 14, 2021  |  Halifax, Nova Scotia

Welcome to episode 208 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen!

This week I was joined by a photographer from Halifax, Nova Scotia - Krista McCuish.

Krista has lived a life filled with a variety of interests, jobs and curiosities which she has leveraged and turned inwards into the creation of some very personally expressive photographs of intimate subjects very close to home...

Night Sky Photography - From Principles to Professional Results - a Conversation with Adam Woodworth
April 7, 2021  |  Lubec, Maine

Welcome to episode 207 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen!

This week I was joined by a photographer from Lubec, Maine - Adam Woodworth.

Adam was a guest on the show way back on Episode 45 and a lot has changed in his life since then...

Personal Style and Marketing in Landscape Photography - A Conversation with René Algesheimer
March 31, 2021  |  Switzerland

Welcome to episode 206 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen!

This week I was joined by one of my favorite up-and-coming photographers who keeps producing some of the most unique and stunning images I've seen in a long time:

René Algesheimer...

Create the Fine Art Photography Book of Your Dreams - A Conversation with Wayne Suggs & Jerry Greer
March 24, 2021  |  Las Cruces, New Mexico

Welcome to episode 205 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen!

This week I was joined by two former guests of the podcast who collaborated on an incredible book project:

Wayne Suggs & Jerry Greer...

Quitting Social Media in Landscape Photography - A Conversation with Dave Morrow
March 17, 2021  |  Cascade Range, Washington

Welcome to episode 204 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen!

This week I was joined by the photographer who famously quit all of his social media accounts in 2018.

Welcome Dave Morrow to the show! Dave is a landscape photographer residing on the west side of the Cascade Range near Seattle, Washington...
A Conversation with Daniel Dietrich on Ethics in Wildlife Photography
March 10, 2021  |  Point Reyes, California

Welcome to episode 203 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen!

This week I was joined by our first wildlife photographer on the podcast! Welcome Daniel Dietrich to the show!

Daniel is a wildlife photographer living in Point Reyes, California and focuses a lot of his work on the wildlife native to that area...
A Conversation with Matt Jackisch - Winning the Epson Pano Awards & Authenticity in Photography
March 3, 2021  |  Vancouver, British Columbia

Welcome to episode 202 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen!

This week I was joined by the winner of the 2020 Epson Pano Awards, Matt Jackisch.

Matt is a nature photographer residing in Vancouver, British Columbia...
A Conversation with Kai Hornung - Landscape Photography Competitions & Personal Expression
February 24, 2021  |  Germany

Welcome to episode 201 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen!

This week I was joined by the photographer who recently won the 2020 Photograph of the Year from ILPOTY - Kai Hornung. Kai is a German photographer who has recently burst onto the scene having just began his pursuits in 2016...
The History of Landscape Photography - A Special 200th Episode Featuring Guy Tal & Michael Gordon
February 17, 2021

Welcome to episode 200 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen!

To celebrate our 200th episode, I queried our listeners on our Facebook Group for ideas on a 200th episode. The idea that really resonated for me was to discuss the History of Landscape Photography, so I invited two of the wisest photographers I could think of for a conversation about that and the relevance it has on the environment we find ourselves in today...