Matt Payne Photography Blog (Podcast)

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."

The Journey of the New Photographer
May 23, 2022

The journey of a new photographer can take many paths, but it is in our early years that the foundation is developed and the direction of our work begins. As such, I had an awesome time talking with these week's guest on episode 266 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast about his journey as a new landscape photographer...

Passion for the Woodland
May 16, 2022

Focusing our nature photography on the subjects we love and care about most can yield the most powerful and personal results. As such, I was thrilled to record episode 265 of the podcast due to our guest's focus on his passion for the woodland...

Combining Music, Writing, and Photography
May 9, 2022

How we choose to share our work with the public for maximum impact is a topic of great interest to me.

This week on episode 264 of the podcast, I was joined by a photographer living in Germany, Holger Mischke...

Curating Your Photography
May 2, 2022

Curating your photography is one of the most important skills you can develop as a nature and landscape photographer. This skill helps you narrow down your work so that only the best of the best images are showcased, and helps you to develop your skills as you grow as a photographer...

A Voyage of Discovery in Photography
April 25, 2022

Photography can be a life-long pursuit that takes many shapes, sizes, and paths. On today's podcast episode, we explore the path of David Southern, a photographer living on the coast of northeast United Kingdom...

Finding Your Why in Photography
April 18, 2022

Finding your why as a photographer is a noble life-long pursuit that can lead to many wonderful and satisfying years of creative exploration and output. On today's podcast, we are joined by nature photographer Jeanie Sumrall-Ajero to discuss her journey as a photographer and her pursuit of finding her why...

Judging Nature Photography
April 11, 2022

Judging nature photography competitions is often a controversial subject among the landscape and nature photography community. Why certain photographs are chosen over others is often a subject of great passion and debate among those that enter competitions...

Flow States for Photography - A Conversation with Ben Maze
April 4, 2022  |  Australia

This week I was joined by an Aussie landscape and nature photographer, Ben Maze. Ben is quickly becoming one of my favorite photographers as well as one of the most genuine and thoughtful members of our community...

Photography as Art that Conveys an Idea - A Conversation with Serena Dzenis
March 21, 2022  |  Iceland

Welcome to episode 257 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen!

This week on the podcast, I was joined by a lens-based artist named Serena Dzenis who is originally from Australia but now lives in Iceland...

Creating Personally Meaningful Projects in Photography and Filmmaking with Ashlei Payne
March 7, 2022  |  Greenland

Welcome to episode 255 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen!

This week on the podcast, I was joined by a photographer and film-maker who lives in California but travels internationally to focus on projects of personal importance - Ashlei Payne...

Confidence and Learning from Failure in Nature Photography - A Conversation with Peter Coskun
February 28, 2022  |  Arizona

Welcome to episode 254 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen with your host Matt Payne.

This week on the podcast, I was joined by a landscape photographer living near the Sonoroan Desert of Arizona - Peter Coskun...

Minimalistic Landscape Photography - A Conversation with Julia Redl
February 14, 2022  |  Germany

Welcome to episode 252 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen with your host Matt Payne.

This week on the podcast, I was joined by a German landscape photographer who excels at making quiet and intimate photographs that spark the imagination - Julia Redl...

Making Unique and Personally-Expressive Photographs - A Conversation with Rachael Talibart
February 7, 2022  |  United Kingdom

Welcome to episode 251 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen with your host Matt Payne.

This week on the podcast, I was joined by none other than Rachael Talibart, a photographer from the U.K. who is known for her wave and coastal photography...

The Triple Threat of Content Creation - A Conversation with Michael Bonocore
January 31, 2022  |  Boise, Idaho

Welcome to episode 250 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen with your host Matt Payne.

This week on the podcast I was joined by a travel and landscape photographer hailing from Boise, Idaho - Michael Bonocore...

Art Shows & Color Blindness in Landscape Photography - A Conversation with Nathan St. Andre
January 24, 2022  |  Southwest Utah

Welcome to episode 249 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen with your host Matt Payne.

This week on the podcast I was joined by Southwest Utah landscape photographer and biologist, Nathan St. Andre...

Finding Our Voice & Differentiating Ourselves as Artists - A Conversation with John Paul Caponigro
January 10, 2022  |  Cushing, Maine

Welcome to episode 247 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen with your host Matt Payne.

This week on the podcast I was joined by John Paul Caponigro - a full-time photographer living in the small town of Cushing Maine and the son of legendary photographer Paul Caponigro...

The Lorax of Landscape Photography - A Conversation with Kurt Budliger
January 3, 2022  |  Vermont, USA

Welcome to episode 246 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen with your host Matt Payne.

This week on the podcast I was joined by Kurt Budliger - a full-time professional photographer from Vermont...

Valuing Education in Fine Art | Curating our Work - A Conversation with Todd Pickering
December 27, 2021  |  Point Reyes, California

Welcome to episode 245 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen with your host Matt Payne.

This week on the podcast I was joined by Todd Pickering - a full-time professional photographer from Point Reyes, California...

A Focus on Women in Landscape Photography - A Conversation with Sarina Jackson
December 20, 2021  |  Sydney, Australia

Welcome to episode 244 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen!

This week on the podcast I was joined by Sarina Jackson - a lawyer and landscape photographer living in Sydney, Australia. Sarina is the co-founder of In Focus Women, a community and podcast created to celebrate and bring together female landscape photographers from around the world...

Experience-Driven Landscape Photography - A Conversation with Murray Livingston
December 13, 2021  |  South Africa

Welcome to episode 243 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen!

This week on the podcast I was joined by Murray Livingston - a South African landscape photographer and freelance architect who actively practices a contemplative style of photography while living out of his off-grid van...

Sticking with Landscape Photography as a Hobby - A Conversation with Jeppe Michael Jensen
December 6, 2021  |  Denmark

Welcome to episode 242 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen!

This week on the podcast I was joined by Jeppe Michael Jensen - a photo-journalist by trade and landscape photographer by hobby living in the country of Denmark...

Landscape Photography and Craft Beer for Good - A Conversation with Jonathan Buford
November 29, 2021  |  Arizona

Welcome to episode 241 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen!

This week on the podcast I was joined by Jonathan Buford - a landscape photographer and the founder & owner of Arizona Wilderness Brewing Company...

Authenticity, Artistry and Creativity in Landscape Photograph - A Conversation with William McIntosh
November 22, 2021  |  Southern California

Welcome to episode 240 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen!

This week on the podcast I was joined by William McIntosh - a landscape photographer and choral music professor at Mt. San Antonio College in Southern California...

Refining Our Vision for Consistency in Landscape Photography - A Conversation with Huibo Hou
November 17, 2021  |  San Diego, CA

Welcome to episode 239 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen!

This week on the podcast I was joined by Huibo Hou - a landscape photographer originally from China now living in San Diego.

Her photography has a very consistent look and feel to it which is something I think that a lot of photographers strive to achieve...

Composition is a Dance! A Conversation with Michael Torkildsen
November 10, 2021

Welcome to episode 238 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen!

This week on the podcast I was joined by Michael Torkildsen - a landscape photographer who has been living on the road since right before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, with his eyes on becoming a full-time photographer...

William Neill, Eric Bennett, & Alex Noriega - Curation, Creative Blocks, and Legacy
November 3, 2021
Welcome to episode 237 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen!

This week on the podcast I was joined by William Neill, Eric Bennett, and Alex Noriega for a casual yet informative conversation that is filled with tidbits of wisdom that I think any landscape and nature photographer can get something out of...

A Conversation with Talor Stone - A Heartfelt Journey into Landscape Photography
October 27, 2021  |  Pensacola, Florida

Welcome to episode 236 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen!

This week on the podcast I was joined by Talor Stone - a PhD researcher and photographer based in Pensacola, Florida. After serving as a federal agent for the United States military, Talor broke from the traditional career path to pursue photography...

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...