Matt Payne Photography Blog (National Park)

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

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Easter Weekend at White Sands National Park
August 11, 2022  |  White Sands National Park, New Mexico

On Easter weekend of 2022, I took my first trip to White Sands National Park in New Mexico to make some photographs. I enjoy the challenge of photographing a new place sight unseen. With expectations low, I ventured into the park and tried to unleash my curiosity and creativity...

American Southwest Fine Art Photography
March 22, 2020  |  Grand Canyon National Park

Right before the start of the Covid-19 outbreak, I made plans to go on a week-long landscape photography trip to Arizona with my friends Kane Engelbert and Shane McDermott. We had grandeur plans of spending time in Grand Canyon National Park and other secluded locations in the desert southwest...

Yosemite National Park Fine Art Prints
February 29, 2020  |  Yosemite National Park

I recently returned from teaching at the Out of Yosemite conference through the great group Out of Chicago. This was the very first time I have had the opportunity to photography in Yosemite National Park and it was a really great experience...

Canyonlands National Park Fine Art Photography
January 28, 2020  |  Canyonlands National Park

It is a bit silly to think that I have been seriously engaged in landscape photography for over a decade and up until this month I had never been to Canyonlands National Park in Utah, which is a short 3...