Matt Payne Photography Blog

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

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Interview with Shane McDermott on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
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...

Interview with Max Foster on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
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...

Interview with Isabella Tabacchi on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
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
A photographer sets-up for a shot at Vestrahorn, a popular destination in Iceland that has become inundated by nature photographers

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...

Interview with Charles Zimmerman on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
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...

Interview with Chuck Haney on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
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...

Interview with Michael Bollino & Paul Bowman on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
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...

Interview with Brent Hayden on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
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...

Episode #100 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen Podcast
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...

Interview with Patricia Davidson on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
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...

Interview with Gabriel Eisenband on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
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...

Interview with William Patino on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
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...

Interview with Sean Parker on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
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...

Interview with Andrew Studer on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
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...

Interview with Timm Chapman on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
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...

Interview with Gavin Hardcastle on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
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...

Mark Metternich Returns to F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
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...

Interview with Aaron Feinberg on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
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...

Interview with Arka Chatterjee on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
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...

Interview with Greg Russell on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
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...

Interview with Scott McCook on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
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...

Interview with Thomas Heaton on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
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...

Interview with Jack Curran on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
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...

Interview with Ryan Dyar on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
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...

Interview with Andrew Klinger on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
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...

Interview with Adam Mowery on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
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...

Interview with Jannick Clausen on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
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 on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen
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

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...

Why I switched to the Sony Mirrorless System for Backpacking
December 8, 2017

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
September 27, 2017
The Milky Way arches over Mount Hood - shot with a Nikon D800 and the Nikon 14-24 lens

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...