Matt Payne Photography Blog: 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. This week on the podcast, I was joined by a legendary U.K. woodland photographer and YouTube sensation, Simon Baxter.

On this week's episode, we also discuss:

  • Simon's journey into photography and YouTube,
  • Simon's passion for woodland photography,
  • Balancing content creation with making photographs as a YouTuber,
  • Handling burnout,
  • The psychologically confusing moments when we achieve our goals,
  • How Simon manages his full-time business in photography,
  • Simon's new book, Gathering Time,
  • Planting a Tree in Meg's Grove,
  • And a lot more!

Other topics discussed on the podcast this week:

Here is who Simon recommended on the podcast this week:

If you enjoyed our conversation, you can listen to 16 more minutes on our Patreon bonus episode. Simon and I talk about Meg's Grove, Trees for Life Scotland, and identifying why we love what we love as photographers. If you want to check that out, can you support the podcast on Patreon for $5/mo or $50 per year.

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Scroll down to see more of Simon's excellent photographs!