Matt Payne Photography Blog: An Obsession With Joshua Tree National Park

November 14, 2022  |  Joshua Tree National Park

Focusing on one geographic area has many tremendous advantages for nature and landscape photographers. It can provide familiarity with your subjects, light, times of day, and so much more which is often overlooked by most folks.

Joshua Tree National Park - Jon Norris

This week on Episode 291 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast, I had a wonderful conversation with landscape photographer Jon Norris about his obsession with Joshua Tree National Park.

On this week's episode, we discuss:

  • Jon's journey into nature photography,
  • How Jon developed a relationship with Joshua Tree,
  • How urban and abstract photography influenced his approach to making images,
  • His approach called "Explore, Experience, Create,"
  • How revisiting a location over and over again helps his approach to photography,
  • Recommendations for people that might get bored of a location,
  • How his career in Engineer influenced his photography,
  • Why he has decided to give back to organizations like Nature First,
  • And a lot more!
Joshua Tree National Park - Jon Norris

Other topics/links discussed on the podcast this week:

If you enjoyed our chat, you can join us for a bonus episode on Patreon where we discuss our Overlanding approach to making landscape and nature photographs.

Here is who Jon recommended on the podcast this week:

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Joshua Tree National Park - Jon Norris

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Thanks for stopping in, collaborating with us, and listening. See you next week.

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Scroll down to see more of Jon's excellent work!