Matt Payne Photography Blog

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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Unlocking the Puzzle of the Forest
June 27, 2022  |  Vancouver, British Columbia

Photographing the forest can be one of the most challenging things a nature and landscape photographer can do, which is why I was super excited to chat with this week's guest on my podcast.

This week on the podcast, I was joined by Tristan Todd, a landscape photographer from Vancouver, British Columbia...

Mentorship - A Conversation with Colin Sillerud
June 20, 2022

Mentorship can be an important aspect to facilitate growth in nature photography. What kinds of workshops we choose to attend and the type of photographer we choose to learn from can also be instrumental in our growth process in photography...

Creating Unique Nature Photos
June 13, 2022  |  The Netherlands

Creating unique nature photography is easier said than done. That's why I was excited for this week's podcast episode.

This week on the podcast, I was joined by none other than Theo Bosboom...

Eight Useful Ways to Describe and Measure Photography
June 6th, 2022

How we talk about photography can often be wrought with controversy, hurt feelings, and leaves a lot to be desired for those seeking authentic feedback. When I came across the writings of today's guest on Episode 268 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast, Michael Rubin (or just Rubin for short), it was eye-opening for me...

Photography from the South Pole
May 30, 2022  |  South Pole

How our interests in life inspire our photographic journey is an important ingredient that helps forge who we are as photographers. As such, I had an awesome time talking with these week's guest on episode 267 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast about how he mixes his study of science with his passion for photography...

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...

The Wilderness Society and Landscape Photography
March 28, 2022  |  Wilderness Areas

The protection and expansion of wilderness areas is something of great importance for landscape and nature photographers. These spaces provide critical habitat to a multitude of plant and animal species, help to keep our air and water clean, offer a path forward for much needed expansion of biodiversity, and are essential to combating climate change...

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...

Metal Wall Art
March 17, 2022  |  Colorado

Metal wall art is becoming a very popular decor choice for those looking for modern, crisp, and contemporary fine art without the exorbitant costs often associated with large wall art found in galleries...

A Conversation with Francesco Carovillano - Trying to Fail Better in Photography
March 14, 2022

Welcome to episode 256 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen!

This week on the podcast, I was joined by a travel, landscape, and stock photographer from Italy, now residing in France, Francesco Carovillano...

Lying About Landscape Photography
March 9, 2022

Editing of photography is as old as the artform itself and is widely accepted as a means of artistic expression. The topic has almost always been at the forefront of any conversations about photography's legitimacy as an art form since I can remember...

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...

What is Fine Art America?
March 6, 2022
Fine Art America: What It Is and Isn't

As a solo small business owner, it is sometimes hard to compete against giants like Amazon and Fine Art America (FAA) when it comes to selling fine art prints, art décor, and wall art...

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...

A Humble Journey into Landscape Photography - A Conversation with Mitch Dobrowner
February 21, 2022  |  Galleries and Museums

Welcome to episode 253 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen with your host Matt Payne.

This week on the podcast, I was joined by a fine art black and white photographer who has broad museum and gallery representation - Mitch Dobrowner...

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...

Printmaking in Landscape Photography - A Panel Conversation
January 17, 2022

Welcome to episode 248 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen with your host Matt Payne.

This week on the podcast I was joined by three master printmakers, John Sexton, Joseph Holmes, and Michael Strickland for an engaging panel conversation on printmaking in landscape photography...

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...

My Best Landscape Photographs from 2021
December 22, 2021  |  Utah | Colorado | Oregon | California

As has become customary, I decided to go through and pick out my favorite and best photographs from 2021. 2021 was a really challenging year for me as a photographer, mostly because I was incredibly busy pursuing several projects, including writing a book for CMC Press on the San Juan Mountains of Colorado (due out 2022), organizing and creating the inaugural Natural Landscape Photography Awards, and producing my weekly landscape photography podcast...

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...

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...
My Connection to and Passion for Colorado Mountain Photography
July 19, 2021  |  Colorado Mountains

It is not very hard to see how someone could enjoy making photographs of the beautiful mountains of Colorado. With 53 mountains rising above 14,000 feet in elevation and 584 additional peaks rising above 13,000 feet, Colorado is an absolute mountain treasure-trove with photographic opportunities in all directions...

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...

Storytelling as an Art: Redefining Traditional Photography Styles
May 1, 2021

The phrase “traditional photography” can be hard to define. If you think about it, it is almost easier to define non-traditional photography. What would that look like? Strapping on a GoPro to go skateboarding, using a wet-plate process to document a beauty pageant, or taking your camera on a journey to document something deeply personal or intimate? Storytelling involves opening up to show an audience real things—real emotions, real fears, real vulnerabilities...

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?
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...
Truth, Experience, and Beauty in Landscape Photography - A Conversation with Anna Morgan
February 10, 2021  |  Vancouver, BC

Welcome to episode 199 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen!

This week on the podcast, I had a wonderful conversation with a landscape photographer living in Vancouver, British Columbia:
Anna Morgan...

Processing Grief Through Landscape Photography - A Conversation with Perri Schelat
February 3, 2021  |  Montana, USA

Welcome to episode 198 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen!

This week on the podcast, I had a wonderful conversation with a landscape photographer who currently resides in Montana - Perri Schelat...
How Landscape Photography has Changed My Life - A Conversation with Jeremy Jackson
January 27, 2021  |  British Columbia

Welcome to episode 197 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen!

This week on the podcast, I had a wonderful conversation with a photography living in British Columbia, Jeremy Jackson.

Jeremy is a professor of psychometrics at Douglas College in New Westminster, British Columbia...

The Trouble with Making Photography Your Job - A Conversation with Dan Cook
January 20, 2021  |  UK

Welcome to episode 196 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen!

This week on the podcast, I had a wonderful conversation with U.K. Photographer Dan Cook. Dan won an award in the 2014 Landscape Photographer of the Year contest, which was quite early on in his career as a photographer...

Virtual Photography Projects - Corona Coupling Book - A Conversation with Andy Boenau
January 13, 2021
Welcome to episode 195 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week we have something a little bit different from our usual line-up of guests.

This week on the podcast, I was happy to be joined by Andy Boenau...

Photoshop Action to Resize Vertical Instagram Photos
January 9, 2021

If you're like me, you hate the fact that Instagram does not allow for uploading of native 2:3 vertical photographs. This is annoying because all full-frame cameras when in vertical / portrait orientation, capture the image in a 2:3 ratio...

Capturing the Magic of the Tetons & Women Retreats - A Conversation with Kristen Ryan
January 6, 2021  |  Grand Teton National Park
Welcome to episode 194 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

This week on the podcast, I was happy to be joined by Kristen Ryan.

Kristen Ryan is a mother of four children living in Chicago, Illinois...

My Best Twelve Photos from 2020 - A Reflection in Landscape Photography
December 28, 2020  |  Colorado

2020 - What a year! For many, 2020 will always be remembered as the year that we were greeted head-on by COVID-19, which disrupted life as we know it in so many ways, both positive and negative. For me, 2020 was to be a break-out year for my landscape photography career...

Curiosity of the Natural World - Photographing Yosemite - A Conversation with Robb Hirsch
December 30, 2020  |  Yosemite National Park
Welcome to episode 193 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

This week on the podcast, I was happy to be joined by Robb Hirsch, a landscape photographer from California.

Robb is a biologist by training, naturalist by heart, and photographer by passion...

Plastic Cameras and Creativity - A Conversation with Michelle Bates
December 23, 2020
Welcome to episode 192 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

This week on my landscape photography podcast, I was joined by Michelle Bates.

Michelle has been a passionate photographer since she was young, and learned her way around a camera in 1991 at the Maine Photographic Workshops, where she first discovered the Holga...

Building Your Landscape Photography Business While Working - A Conversation with Mattias Sjolund
December 16, 2020  |  Uppsala, Sweden
Welcome to episode 191 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

This week on my landscape photography podcast, I was joined by a landscape photographer from Uppsala, Sweden - Mattias Sjolund...
Extending the Legacy of Galen Rowell - A Conversation with Gary Crabbe
December 9, 2020

Welcome to episode 190 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

This week on the podcast, I was joined by a landscape photographer who has been in the game for quite a long time. Gary Crabbe found himself welcomed into the landscape photography world by surprise when he decided to quit his job as a breakfast cook and work for Galen Rowell as his photo library curator...

Running a Successful Camera Club - A Conversation with Ella & Knapp Hudson
December 2, 2020

Welcome to episode 189 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

This week on the podcast, I hosted Ella and Knapp Hudson from Portland, Maine.

Ella and Knapp help run the Portland Camera Club, one of the oldest camera clubs in the United States...

Celebrating Oregon Through Landscape Photography with the Photo Cascadia Team
November 25, 2020

Welcome to episode 188 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

This week on the podcast, I hosted the Photo Cascadia team, including Sean Bagshaw, Adrian Klein, Zack Schnepf, Erin Babnik, David Cobb, and Kevin McNeal...

Finding Your Own Path in Landscape Photography as a Hobbyist - A Conversation with Tara Workman
November 18, 2020
Welcome to episode 187 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

This week on the podcast, I was joined by a hobbyist photographer known as My Bajan Eye on Instagram - Tara Workman.

Despite her self-proclamation as being a hobbyist, Tara's photography is some of the best you'll find these days...

Using Photography for Conservation - A Conversation with Jerry Monkman
November 11, 2020
Welcome to episode 186 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

This week on the podcast, I was joined by conservationist, author, filmmaker, and photographer, Jerry Monkman.

Jerry is revered in the Northeast United States as a photography powerhouse, having authored eight books which have inspired many to take up photography in Maine, New Hampshire, New York, and Vermont...

Judging the Epson Pano Awards - A Conversation with Juan Pablo de Miguel
November 4, 2020
Welcome to episode 185 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

This week on the podcast, I had a wonderful time chatting with our first guest from Spain, Juan Pablo de Miguel.

Juan Pablo is a long-standing judge for the Epson Pano Awards, a photography educator, and fantastic landscape photographer located in Madrid Spain...

Remembering Jack Curran - A Panel Conversation on the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen Podcast
October 28, 2020
Welcome to episode 184 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

This week on the podcast, I invited several past guests to join me in honoring the life and photography of another former guest, Jack Curran...
My Favorite Colorado Fall Photographs - 2020
October 25, 2020  |  Colorado

Nearly every year for the past nine years, I have embarked on a multi-day journey to photograph one of my favorite subjects here in Colorado - autumn and fall colors. Each trip holds a special place in my memory...

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...
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...

Reflecting on 40 Years of Landscape Photography - William Neill
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...
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.

This week's episode comes to you from the Out of Chicago LIVE event that I took part in back in April. I moderated a panel discussion about night / astro-photography with some great panelists, including Royce Bair, Ian Norman, Diana Southern, Mike Taylor, and Chris Nicholson...

The Healing Power of Landscape and Nature Photography
June 14, 2020

Most people enjoy spending time in nature and looking at landscape and nature photography, but for many of us, we can't quite put our finger on why. Fortunately, there is some incredible research that has been conducted that showcases the many benefits of being in nature and looking at images of nature...

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...

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...
Comparing and Contrasting Music and Landscape Photography
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...

Gaia GPS Tutorial for Landscape Photographers
April 17, 2020

One of my absolute must-have phone applications for landscape photography, backpacking, and hiking is Gaia GPS. I have been a power user of the app for several years and it has been a vital part of my landscape photography workflow...

How to succeed on Instagram - A Conversation with Sarah Lyndsay
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...

Saving the Bees Through Photography
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...

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...

Finding an Audience for your Photography
March 18, 2020

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

This week's episode features someone that has been photographing the landscape for over 30 years. He comes from the professional commercial space and now enjoys his time as a part-time professional fully employed in the IT world...

Conservation Award Winner - J Henry Fair
March 11, 2020

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

This week's episode features the winner of our inaugural Landscape Photography Conservation Award:

J Henry Fair - If you are not familiar with Henry's work, you are in for a real treat...

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...

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...

Large Format Film Landscape Photography
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...

How to Sell Your Landscape Photography
February 12, 2020

Welcome to Episode 147 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's episode features a sales coach known as "The Sales Maven" - Nikki Rausch.

After 25 years of experience selling in the corporate world, Nikki decided to trade in her road warrior status so she could help others sell in a way that builds relationships, creates true connection, and results in more closed deals and long-term clients...

Should Photography Have Labels?
February 5, 2020

Welcome to Episode 146 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

This week's episode features an incredible aerial and commercial photographer, Toby Harriman.

Toby and I covered a wide variety of topics this week, including:

How he went from graphic web design to photography...
Switching from Digital to Film for Landscape Photography
January 29, 2020

Welcome to Episode 145 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

This week's episode features a large and medium format film photographer from western Kansas, Michael Strickland.

Michael transitioned from digital to film and hasn't looked back...

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...

January 22, 2020

I am really happy to announce the winner of our inaugural "F-Stop Collaborate and Listen" podcast Landscape Conservation Award!

The Award

The goal of this award was to recognize an individual photographer who is highly involved in conservation issues within their local communities or within the landscape and nature photography community...

Publishing Your Landscape Photography in a Book
January 22, 2020

Welcome to Episode 144 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

Heads-up! Stay tuned to the end of the show to hear who won our inaugural Landscape Conservation Award!

This week's episode features a landscape photographer from Johnson City, Tennessee, Jerry Greer...

All About Nightscapes with Royce Bair
January 15, 2020

Welcome to Episode 143 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's episode features a photographer that probably needs no introduction - Royce Bair. Royce is one of the pioneers of the modern movement of NightScape photography and runs the popular Facebook Group, NightScaper...

Landscape Photography Education and Creativity - A Panel Discussion
January 8, 2020

Welcome to Episode 142 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's episode is a special one! I assembled a cadre of some of the most well-respected landscape photographers in North America (our UK and Australian guests could not make it, unfortunately) for a discussion on photography education and creativity...

Ethical Location Sharing in Landscape Photography
January 1, 2020

Welcome to Episode 141 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's episode features a landscape photographer and software developer from Slovenia, Luka Esenko. Luka is the creator of the new photo location app, PhotoHound...

My Favorite Photos of the decade - 2010 - 2019
December 31, 2019

In the spirit of showcasing my best photos of 2019, I thought it might be fun to look back on a decade of my photography (I got serious about photography in 2010, so the timing is perfect) to show you my favorite photo from each year I have been a photographer...

Email Marketing for Photographers
December 24, 2019

Welcome to Episode 140 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's episode features a "personal brand strategist" - Jonathan Tilley. Jonathan works with individuals to create customized branding and marketing strategies for their business, whether it be actors, photographers, artists, or small businesses...

My Best Twelve Photos from 2019 - A Landscape Photography Journey
December 21, 2019

2019 was an interesting year for me as a landscape photographer. When I look back on my journey this year, I am struck by the fact that I only really got out to take photos seriously six times over the course of the entire year...

Adventure Photography and Authenticity
December 18, 2019

Welcome to Episode 139 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's episode features an adventure and landscape photographer living in Canmore, Alberta near Banff National Park, Jeff Bartlett...

A conversation with Maria Grace on the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen Podcast
December 11, 2019

Welcome to Episode 138 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's episode features a former photographer turned SEO and Marketing expert, Maria Grace.
Maria and I had a wonderful conversation and explored several interesting topics this week, including:

Search Engine Optimization (SEO)...
Instagram is Ruining Landscape Photography
December 4th, 2019

Welcome to Episode 137 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's episode features a landscape photographer from the United Kingdom, Paul Reiffer. Paul uses Phase One digital backs as his camera of choice and produces some absolutely stunning work...

Vallerret Photography Gloves and Photographing in Winter
November 27, 2019

Welcome to Episode 136 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's episode features a photographer who created a niche product designed for winter photographers - the founder and owner of Vallerret Photography Gloves, Carl van den Boom...

The Truth Behind Travel Photography
November 20, 2019

Welcome to Episode 135 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's episode features a photographer who has been travelling North American in a teardrop trailer for the past 3.5 years - Mandy Lea...

In the Footsteps of the Great Masters - Photographing Yosemite
November 13, 2019

Welcome to Episode 134 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's episode features a nature and landscape photographer from Mariposa, California near Yosemite National Park - Michael Frye! Michael is the author and/or principal photographer of five books, including Digital Landscape Photography: In the Footsteps of Ansel Adams and the Great Masters; The Photographer’s Guide to Yosemite; and three books in the Yosemite Meditations series...

Gathering Inspiration From Other Artforms in Photography
November 6, 2019

Welcome to Episode 133 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's episode features a nature and landscape photographer from Western Australia - Dylan Fox. Dylan is the 2018 Australian Geographic Landscape Photographer of the Year...

Colorado Autumn Photography Trip - 2019
October 29, 2019  |  Colorado

Nearly every year for the past eight years, I have embarked on a multi-day journey to photograph one of my favorite subjects here in Colorado - autumn and fall colors. Each trip holds a special place in my memory...

Balancing Photography as a Physician
October 30, 2019

Welcome to Episode 132 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's episode features a nature and landscape photographer living in Seattle, Washington - Mahesh Thapa. Mahesh is a Pediatric Radiologist and is known as "The Starving Photographer...

The Outdoor Photography School with Brenda Petrella
October 23, 2019

Welcome to Episode 131 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's episode features a nature photographer and educator living in the State of Vermont - Brenda Petrella. Brenda is the owner of Outdoor Photography School and is a passionate advocate for the Nature First Photography movement...

Shimoda Action X50 Camera Backpack Review
March 17, 2022

Updated on 3/17/22 - I still love this backpack and it is my daily bag plus the one I use for almost all of my backpacking adventures into the Colorado backcountry.

Over the past month I have been testing the new Shimoda Designs Action X50 Camera Backpack and am ready to share my thoughts with you...

Improving Your Photography at Phlearn
October 16, 2019

Welcome to Episode 130 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's episode features the founder of one of the world's most premiere photo education websites, Aaron Nace. Aaron's chops in digital darkroom are pretty incredible and his body of work speaks for itself...

Commercial and Landscape Photography Tips
October 9, 2019

Welcome to Episode 129 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

This week's episode features a photographer who has taken his passion for landscape photography and built a commercial photography business out of it...

Photographing Yosemite in a Unique Way
October 2, 2019

Welcome to Episode 128 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's episode features a photographer known for her exceptional work in the Yosemite Valley of California, Franka Gabler.

Born and raised in Croatia, Franka developed a strong fascination and admiration for nature early in life...

Visual Flow in Landscape Photography
September 25, 2019

Welcome to Episode 127 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's episode features one of my favorite photographers and photography personalities - Ian Plant.

Ian travels the globe seeking out amazing places and subjects in his never-ending quest to capture the beauty of our world with his camera...

Expressive Landscape Photography
September 18, 2019

Welcome to Episode 126 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's episode features one of my favorite photographers hailing from Scotland- Alister Benn.

Alister has been teaching landscape photography since 2009...

Canadian Night Photography with Rachel Jones Ross
September 11, 2019

Welcome to Episode 125 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's episode features a fantastic photographer hailing from the Rocky Mountains of Canada - Rachel Jones Ross. Rachel found herself obsessed with photography after a trip to photograph the Milky Way - her life has never been the same since...

OnLandscape Magazine - Tim Parkin
September 4, 2019

Welcome to Episode 124 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's episode features a large format and digital photographer living in Scotland - Tim Parkin. Tim and his wife Charlotte publish the popular online landscape photography magazine, OnLandscape...

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...

Landscape Photography in Kauai - Aaron Feinberg
January 16, 2019

Welcome to Episode 091 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Aaron Feinberg!

I had the chance to catch up with Aaron in his gallery in Poipu Kauai and it was an amazing experience...

Copyright Law and Photography
January 9, 2019

Welcome to Episode 090 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Arka Chatterjee!

Arka Chatterjee is a landscape photographer and intellectual property lawyer living in Los Angeles. You can learn a lot more about him in this great blog post from Vision and Life...

Landscape Photography in Wilderness Areas
January 2, 2019

Welcome to Episode 089 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Greg Russell!

Greg is a photographer and science teacher living in Southern California. Greg has been devoting a lot of time photographing wilderness areas in California and has been documenting that on his website, alpenglowimagesphotography...

Aerial Landscape Photography with Scott McCook
December 26, 2018

Welcome to Episode 088 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Scott McCook!

Scott McCook is a landscape and aerial photographer living in Perth, Western Australia. I have been a huge fan of Scott's work for many years now; however, his recent aerial photography projects have been absolutely mind-blowing and incredible to follow...

Thomas Heaton on Photographing the Icons
December 19, 2018

Welcome to Episode 087 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Thomas Heaton!

Thomas is a landscape and travel photographer living in North East England with his wife, Charlotte, and his dog Monty...

Mastering Black and White Landscape Photography with Jack Curran
December 12, 2018

Welcome to Episode 086 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen with Jack Curran!

Jack Curran is an award-winning Black and White landscape photographer who has been in the business for over 40 years...

Controversy in Landscape Photography - Interview with Ryan Dyar
December 5, 2018

Welcome to Episode 085 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Ryan Dyar!

Ryan Dyar probably needs no introduction to most landscape photographers listening to the podcast; however, if you have never heard of Ryan or seen his work, you're in for a real treat...

Learning Deep Sky Astro Landscape Photography
November 28, 2018

Welcome to Episode 084 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Andrew Klinger! Andrew is a deep-sky astrophotographer living in the Dallas Ft. Worth area. Andrew has totally geeked out in the pursuit of photographing the night sky and uses a dedicated astronomy camera to capture amazing images of deep sky objects such as nebulae and galaxies...

Product and Outdoor Industry Landscape Photography
November 20, 2018

Welcome to Episode 083 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Adam Mowery! Adam is a landscape and outdoor product photographer living in North Carolina.

Adam is an adventurer, creative thinker, and constantly pushes life to the limits...

Landscape Photography Contests & Institutions
November 14, 2018

Welcome to Episode 082 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Jannick Clausen!

Jannick is an accredited master photographer based in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. He is also the 2016 AIPP Australian Landscape Photographer of the Year...

Interview with Cody Duncan on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
November 7, 2018

Welcome to Episode 081 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Cody Duncan!

Cody Duncan is an award-winning landscape photographer living in Lofoten, Norway. Though he was born and raised under the bright Californian sun, the last decade of his life has often seen him traveling to the wilds of northern Europe, where he's inspired by the mixture of landscape, weather, history, and culture...

Interview with Chuck Kimmerle on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
October 31, 2018

Welcome to Episode 080 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Chuck Kimmerle!

Chuck Kimmerle is a black and white photographer originally based in the plains states of Wyoming and North Dakota who has recently relocated to New York City...

Interview with Jason Matias on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
October 24, 2018

Welcome to Episode 079 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Jason Matias!

Jason Matias is a fine art photographer based in Bellvue, Washington. Jason has been working hard behind the scenes to help other photographers sell their photography through his online masterclass "the art of selling art...

Interview with Phill Monson on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
October 17, 2018

Welcome to Episode 078 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Phill Monson!

Phill is a fantastic landscape photographer and graphic designer residing in Utah taking lead with the "Leave It Better" campaign where he is trying to instill the value of leaving it better than you found it in the outdoors...

Talking about Nature Photographers Network on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
October 10, 2018

Welcome to Episode 077 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with David Kingham, Jennifer Renwick, Alex Noriega and Ron Coscorossa!

The crew all convened to discuss Nature Photographers Network (NPN) - recently purchased and revamped by David Kingham and Jennifer Renwick...

Interview with Charlotte Gibb on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
October 3, 2018

Welcome to Episode 076 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Charlotte Gibb!

Charlotte spent her childhood romping around and exploring the wilderness areas in the mountains near her northern California home...

Interview with David Johnston on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
September 26, 2018

Welcome to Episode 075 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen with David Johnston!

David Johnston is a renowned landscape photographer and educator. Photographing incredible light and rarely seen moments is what drives David to keep capturing landscapes at their best...

Interview with Hans Strand on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
September 19, 2018

Welcome to Episode 074 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Hans Strand!

Hans Strand, born in 1955 in Marmaverken, Sweden. In 1990, after a nine-year career in mechanical engineering he decided to devote his life to landscape photography...

Interview with Arpan Das on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
September 12, 2018

Welcome to Episode 073 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Arpan Das!

Arpan is a full time Astrophysics/Cosmology research student by profession; however, landscape photography is one of his biggest passions in life...

Interview with Scotty Perkins on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
September 5, 2018

Welcome to Episode 072 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Scotty Perkins!

Scotty is a fantastic landscape photographer living in Boise, ID and he's on a mission to educate other landscape photographers about the importance of being safe in the wilderness that we love to photograph...

Post-Processing Debate with Alex Nail & Erin Babnik
August 29, 2018

Welcome to Episode 071 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This is THE Post-Processing Landscape Photography Debate with Erin Babnik & Alex Nail! Get your popcorn ready - Erin and Alex deliver the goods and share their perspectives on the ever-prevalent debate on post-processing in landscape photography...

Interview with Sangeeta Dey on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
August 22, 2018

Welcome to Episode 070 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Sangeeta Dey!

Sangeeta is a California Bay area based landscape photographer and pediatric neuropsychologist. Sangeeta’s work was recognized as being among top 101 International Landscape Photographers in 2017...

Interview with David Nilsen on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
August 15, 2018

Welcome to Episode 069 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with David Nilsen!

David is a photographer from New Jersey now living in California. David won a contest over on Viewbug.com, the reward of which was a podcast feature...

Interview with David Hunter & Bridget Fithian on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
August 8, 2018

Welcome to Episode 068 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with David Hunter & Bridget Fithian!

David Hunter is a landscape photographer and photo-naturalist from Fresno, CA. David photographs wildlife, with an emphasis on endangered and threatened species, for the purpose of documentation, conservation, and education...

Interview with Ben Canales on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
July 31, 2018

Welcome to Episode 067 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Ben Canales!

Ben Canales is a fantastic photographer and videographer living in Portland, Oregon and is widely considered to be one of the pioneers of modern digital night photography...

Interview with Michael Shainblum on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
July 25, 2018

Welcome to episode 066 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Michael Shainblum!

Michael Shainblum is a landscape, timelapse and aerial photographer based in San Francisco, California...

Interview with Morag Paterson and Ted Leeming on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
July 18, 2018

Welcome to episode 065 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Morag Paterson & Ted Leeming!

Ted and Morag have worked both collaboratively and as individuals for over 12 years now and exhibit their work around the world, with their fine art prints featuring in many private collections...

Interview with Rajesh Jyothiswaran on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
July 11, 2018

Welcome to episode 064 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Rajesh Jyothiswaran!

Rajesh Jyothiswaran is a self taught photographer born out of a chance realization of his own latent photography skills when a smartphone photo of his native plant garden in the suburbs of Dallas, Texas went viral led to the purchase of his first DSLR...

Gary Randall interviews Matt Payne on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
July 4, 2018

Welcome to episode 063 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with the host himself, Matt Payne - interviewed by Gary Randall! 

Gary Randall suggested that he interview me on my own podcast, using questions generated by podcast listeners over on the Facebook group...

Interview with Erwin Buske on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
June 27, 2018

Welcome to episode 062 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Erwin Buske!

Erwin is a landscape photographer based out of Fairwood, Washington. His goal is to capture the essence of the landscape through the lens of his inner vision...

Interview with Abe Blair on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
June 20, 2018

Welcome to episode 061 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Abe Blair!

Abe is traditional in his method, working to get the image correct in the camera without building one in the computer...

Interview with Mike Mezeul on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
June 13, 2018

Welcome to episode 060 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Mike Mezuel!

If you're into storm chasing, storm photography, tornadoes, lightning, and road adventures, this episode is for you! I had a lot of fun chatting with Mike...

Interview with Kathleen Clemons on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
June 6, 2018

Welcome to episode 059 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Kathleen Clemons!

I had a great time speaking with Kathleen on the podcast this week. She was gracious enough to join me to discuss some of her favorite topics...

Interview with Ben Horne on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
May 30, 2018

Welcome to episode 058 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Ben Horne!

I had an absolute blast talking to Ben this week. Ben is a tremendously gifted large format film photographer with a huge YouTube following...

Interview with Colby Brown on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
May 23, 2018

Welcome to episode 057 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Colby Brown!

I had a great time speaking with Colby this week - I've been following him ever since I got into photography in 2011 and have been wanting to have a conversation with him for years...

Interview with Colleen Miniuk-Sperry on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
May 16, 2018

Welcome to episode 056 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Colleen Miniuk-Sperry!

I had an absolute blast talking to Colleen this week. She is incredibly well-spoken, thoughtful, and just an all-around pleasure to listen to...

Interview with Robert Park - Nevada Art Printers and Lumachrome on F-Stop Collaborate
May 9, 2018

Welcome to episode 055 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Robert Park from Nevada Art Printers!

It was super awesome to get Robert from Nevada Art Printers to join us on the podcast this week! Shout out to Aaron Reed for helping set it up - I appreciate the collaboration, brother! Have you been curious about printing on Lumachrome or about how to get the most out of your RAW files for large prints? This is the episode for you! Robert and I sat down and covered some great ground, answering several listener questions from the Facebook Group...

Interview with Dave Soldano on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
May 2, 2018

Welcome to episode 054 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Dave Soldano!

It was awesome to have one of Colorado Springs best photographers on the podcast - Dave Soldano. Dave and I met "virtually" back in 2011 back when I was living in Colorado Springs...

Interview with Len Metcalf on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
April 25, 2018

Welcome to episode 053 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Len Metcalf!

It was fantastic to have Len on the podcast all the way from Australia! Len is a professional photographer specializing in digital black and white photography...

Live Interview with Sarah Marino and Ron Coscorrosa on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
April 18, 2018

Welcome to episode 052 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Colorado photographers Sarah Marino & Ron Coscorrosa!

This week we share a special recording of the podcast...

Live Interview with Erik Stensland on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
April 11, 2018

Welcome to episode 051 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Estes Park, Colorado photographer Erik Stensland!

This week we share a special recording of the podcast...

Interview with Jennifer Khordi on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
April 4, 2018

Episode 050 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen with New Jersey-based photographer Jennifer Khordi! I have been a huge fan of Jennifer's work ever since I got into photographing the night sky...

Interview with Adam Gibbs on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
March 28, 2018

Welcome to episode 049 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Canada-based landscape photographer Adam Gibbs! Adam has a wonderful catalog of work that he's curated for over 20 years as a full-time landscape photographer...

Interview with Miles Morgan on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
March 21, 2018

Welcome to episode 048 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Portland, Oregon-based landscape photographer Miles Morgan! I've been a massive fan of Miles for many years and it was so fun finally talking to him on the podcast...

Interview with Aaron Meyers on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
March 14, 2018

Welcome to episode 047 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen with California-based landscape photographer and the Director of Product for SmugMug, Aaron Meyers! Aaron reached out to me to see if I would be interested in discussing more of the business side of being a landscape photographer and I thought it would be a great idea...

Interview with Barry Sweet of the National Park Service on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
March 7, 2018

Welcome to episode 046 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Barry Sweet! Barry is the Wilderness Office Manager for the National Park Service (NPS) at Rocky Mountain National Park in Estes Park, Colorado...

Interview with Adam Woodworth on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
February 28, 2018

Welcome to episode 045 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Maine-based landscape photographer Adam Woodworth! I have been a fan of Adam's work for several years and it was so cool to finally get to talk to him over the podcast medium! Adam is a full-time photographer and works on various projects with Nikon...

Interview with Mark Handy on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
February 21, 2018

Welcome to episode 044 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with California-based landscape photographer Mark Handy! I have been a huge fan of Mark's work ever since I learned about him through the podcast...

Interview with Bryan Swan on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
February 14, 2018

Welcome to episode 043 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Seattle-based landscape photographer Bryan Swan! I have been following Bryan's work for several years, ever since I moved to (and left) Portland, Oregon...

Interview with Darwin Wiggett and Samantha Chrysanthou on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
February 7, 2018

Welcome to episode 042 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Alberta Canada-based landscape photographers Darwin Wiggett and Samantha Chrysanthou! I have been really getting into the message that both Darwin and Samantha have been spreading through their photography and efforts with The League magazine relating to ethics in the field...

Pretty Little Lies
February 5, 2018
A treatise on landscape photography's dark side - digital manipulation

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The process of having thoughtful conversations with landscape photographers from all over the world on my podcast has really made an impact on my own thoughts and beliefs relating to all sorts of landscape photography topics...

Interview with Eric Bennett on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
January 30, 2018

Welcome to episode 041 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Utah-based landscape photographer Eric Bennett! I've been a huge fan of Eric's photography for quite a long time. Eric also might be one of the funniest guys I've ever chatted with online - his sense of humor is incredible, and I think it translated nicely onto the podcast format...

Interview with Alex Nail on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
January 23, 2018

Welcome to episode 040 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with England-based landscape photographer Alex Nail! I've been a huge fan of Alex's photography for quite a long time! Alex is also a mountain guy and takes images from hard to reach places that are absolutely inspiring...

Interview with Willie Huang on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
January 17, 2018

Welcome to episode 039 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with California-based landscape photographer Willie Huang! Willie is what I like to call "under the radar" for some people but I think his photography is world-class...

Interview with Randall J. Hodges on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
January 11, 2018

Welcome to episode 038 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Washington-based landscape photographer Randall J. Hodges! Randall is an "all-in-camera" photographer, which I think is quite unique in this day and age of digital photography and digital manipulation...

Interview with Gary Randall on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
January 4, 2018

Welcome to episode 037 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Oregon-based landscape photographer and all-around awesome dude, Gary Randall! It was so cool to finally get Gary onto the podcast as I have been following his work and online presence for many years...

Interview with Alexander Otto on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
December 30, 2017

Welcome to episode 036 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Germany-based landscape photographer, Alexander Otto. Alexander Otto has some incredible photography that is well worth checking out when you have a chance...

Interview with Jack Brauer on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
December 23, 2017

Welcome to episode 035 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Colorado-based landscape photographer, and one of my long-time idols, Jack Brauer. It was such a treat to get Jack onto the podcast as I have been his biggest fan since I started as a landscape photographer...

Interview with Alexandre Deschaumes on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
December 17, 2017

Welcome to episode 034 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with France-based landscape photographer, Alexandre Deschaumes. Alexandre was highly recommended to me by many former guests so I knew I just had to get him onto the podcast for a conversation...

Interview with Nick Page on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
December 13, 2017

Welcome to episode 033 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Washington-based landscape photographer, Nick Page. Nick is a fellow podcaster and an awesome photographer. I think his work is outstanding...

Sony Mirrorless for Backpacking

A great deal of my landscape photography is conducted on long backpacking trips into the mountains of Colorado. As such, in late 2016, I made a conscious and well-calculated decision after months of research and spreadsheet manipulation to switch from Nikon F-mount system to Sony FE-mount system...

Interview with Dan Ballard on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
December 7, 2017

Welcome to episode 032 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with the internationally-renowned travelling landscape photographer, Dan Ballard. I have been following Dan's work for many years, in fact, ever since I started as a landscape photographer...

Interview with David Swindler on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
December 2, 2017

Welcome to episode 031 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Utah-based landscape photographer, David Swindler. I have been following David's work on Flickr for many years and have found his work to be quite inspiring...

Interview with Sean Bagshaw on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
November 24, 2017

Welcome to episode 030 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Oregon-based landscape photographer, Sean Bagshaw. Sean had been an inspiration to me and many other landscape photographers for many, many years...

Interview with Joshua Cripps on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
November 18, 2017

Welcome to episode 028 and 29 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with California-based landscape photographer, Joshua Cripps. Josh and I had such a fun time on the podcast that it lasted almost two hours, so I decided to split the podcast into two episodes...

Interview with Sapna Reddy on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
November 15, 2017

Welcome to episode 027 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with California-based landscape photographer, Sapna Reddy. Sapna reached out to me after listening to my podcast episode with TJ Thorne...

Interview with Paul Rojas on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
November 8, 2017

Welcome to episode 026 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Ventura, California-based landscape photographer, Paul Rojas. Paul and I met on a photography trip to Hunts Mesa - Monument Valley, AZ back in May, 2017...

Live Interview with Kane Engelbert on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
November 5, 2017

Welcome to episode 025 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Denver, Colorado based landscape photographer, Kane Engelbert. For those that have been following the podcast at all, you'll recognize Kane as someone that I refer to quite a bit on the podcast...

Interview with Nolan Nitschke on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
October 24, 2017

Welcome to episode 024 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Bishop, California-based landscape photographer, Nolan Nitschke. Nolan recently opened a gallery in Mammoth Lakes, CA, and I was really excited to talk to him about that endeavor...

Interview with Dani Lefrançois on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
October 17, 2017

Welcome to episode 023 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Banff, Alberta, Canada-based landscape photographer, Dani Lefrançois. Dani was really patient and persistent about being a guest on the podcast, which I really appreciated quite a lot! She was a really fun guest on the show - our conversation felt like we were two old friends...

Interview with TJ Thorne on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
October 9, 2017

Welcome to episode 022 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Portland, Oregon-based landscape photographer, TJ Thorne. I have been appreciating TJ's excellent photography for quite awhile now ever since we connected on 500px and thought he would be an excellent guest on the podcast! I love TJ's images and you will too...

Interview with Wayne Pinkston on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
September 28, 2017

Welcome to episode 021 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Virginia based astro-landscape photographer, Wayne Pinkston. I have been appreciating Wayne's excellent night photography for quite awhile now and thought he would be an excellent guest on the podcast! His images speak for themselves, and Wayne was a great guest...

Recommended night photography equipment for Nikon photographers

The question I get asked the most when people view my night photography is what kind of gear I use. I also receive many messages from folks asking for recommendations on what kind of camera and lenses they should invest money in...

Interview with Erez Marom on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
November 2, 2017

Welcome to episode 020 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Israel based landscape photographer, Erez Marom. I have been appreciating Erez's excellent landscape photography for awhile now and thought he would be an excellent guest on the podcast...

Interview with Mike Sanchez on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
September 5, 2017

Welcome to episode 019 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Scottsdale, Arizona based landscape photographer, Mike Sanchez. I have been appreciating Mike's excellent night photography for awhile now and thought he would be an excellent guest on the podcast...

Interview with Cecil Whitt on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
August 29, 2017

Welcome to episode 018 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Santa Fe, New Mexico-based landscape photographer, Cecil Whitt. I was introduced to Cecil's work by several photographers and could not be more happy to have found him...

Interview with Candace Dyar on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
August 15, 2017

Welcome to episode 017 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Washington-based landscape photographer, Candace Dyar. When Candace agreed to be on the podcast, I was quite excited! I've been following her amazing work for years and could not wait to have a conversation with her...

Interview with Guy Tal on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
August 8, 2017

Episode 016 with Utah-based landscape photographer, and writer, Guy Tal. I can't tell you how excited I was to get Guy on the podcast! His writing about landscape photography has been an inspiration for years...

Interview with Mark Metternich on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
August 3, 2017

Welcome to episode 015 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Florida-based landscape photographer, Mark Metternich. Mark is an incredibly accomplished photographer, known for his work in the Pacific Northwest and American Southwest...

Interview with Hillary Younger on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
July 27, 2017

Welcome to episode 014 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Tasmania-based landscape photographer, Hillary Younger. Hillary is an inspiring photographer, deeply connected to the places she photographs...

Interview with Dusty Doddridge on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
July 11, 2017

Welcome to episode 013 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Tennessee-based landscape photographer, Dusty Doddridge. Dusty reached out to me to be on the podcast with some great topics and ideas...

Interview with Alex Noriega on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
July 6, 2017

Welcome to episode 012 of the F-Stop Collaborate Podcast with one of my favorite photographers of all time, Alex Noriega. Alex has been a huge inspiration to me ever since I started shooting photos back in 2011...

Interview with David Kingham and Jennifer Renwick on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
June 21, 2017

Welcome to episode 011 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with one of my favorite photographers of all time, David Kingham, and his business and life partner, Jennifer Renwick. David and Jennifer are travelling landscape photographers living out of an RV...

Interview with David Thompson on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
June 12, 2017

Welcome to episode 010 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen with the amazingly talented landscape photographer David Thompson! David Thompson hails from Las Vegas, Nevada and offered up a truly humble and enjoyable conversation...

Interview with Chris Williams on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
May 31, 2017

Welcome to episode 009 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Pacific Northwest landscape photographer Chris Williams! Chris is a 30 year old writer and award winning Seattle, WA area based landscape photographer with a serious passion for the outdoors, specializing in Pacific Northwest Landscape photography...

Interview with Zachary Bright on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
May 9, 2017

Episode 008 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen! If you have not heard about Zachary Bright, you're missing out on some amazing imagery. Zachary is truly a world-class landscape photographer but relatively unknown to the masses...

Interview with Paul Zizka on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
May 2, 2017

Welcome to Episode 007 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen! The amazingly talented Paul Zizka joins me on the podcast. Paul Zizka is an award-winning mountain landscape and adventure photographer based in Banff, Alberta, Canada...

Interview with Michael Bollino on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
April 25, 2017

Episode 6 with the uber talented landscape photographer Michael Bollino! Michael is an accomplished landscape photographer based out of Portland, Oregon. Michael and I talked about how he got into landscape photography, our shared passion for connecting with nature through photography, and his views on composites...

Interview with Mike Taylor on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
April 21, 2017

Episode five of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen - my podcast project where I interview other landscape photographers. In my fifth episode, I interviewed Mike Taylor. Mike is an astrophotographer based out of Maine...

Interview with Joshua Snow on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
April 14, 2017

Episode four of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen - my podcast project where I interview other landscape photographers. In my fourth episode, I interviewed Joshua Snow. Joshua is an astrophotographer / landscape photographer based out of Moab, Utah...

Interview with Jon Secord on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
April 10, 2017

Episode three of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen - my podcast project where I interview other landscape photographers. In my third episode, I interviewed Jon Secord. Jon is an astrophotographer / landscape photographer based out of Meredith, New Hampshire...

Interview with Erin Babnik on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
April 9, 2017

Episode two of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen - my podcast project where I interview other landscape photographers. In my second episode, I interviewed Erin Babnik. Erin is loosely based out of Berkeley, California and travels the world, teaching other photographers...

Moving from Colorado Springs to Portland, Oregon - a year later - was it worth it?
February 5, 2015

I promised myself that after living in Portland, Oregon for a year that I would reflect back on my decision to move here and evaluate the pros and cons of doing so. I'm sure that 95% of you might find this blog post a little boring, but for me, it is an opportunity to look inward and to focus on the future in my life and career...