A lot can be gleaned by studying the photographs of the masters who came before us. After all, we are all standing on the shoulders of giants and so paying homage to those giants and recognizing their impact on our work is an important step to becoming a better photographer. As such, getting this week's guest on the podcast was an absolute honor.
Today's guest on the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen Podcast, Clyde Butcher, a large format black and white photographer who has made it his living photographing the chaotic swamps of the Florida Everglades. Clyde has been called the next Ansel Adams by Popular Photography magazine, awarded as a humanitarian for acting for the betterment of his community, and recognized as a conservationist for bringing issues to the forefront of public consciousness through his art. His long and illustrious career is nicely outlined over on his website.
On this week's episode, we discuss:
- Clyde's journey as a photographer,
- Methods for photographing chaotic areas like the swamp,
- Clyde's obsession with tilt-shift lenses,
- The differences between large format and digital photography,
- Transitioning from large format to digital,
- Getting involved in conservation causes as a photographer,
- Learning from the past masters,
- And a lot more!
Other topics/links discussed on the podcast this week:
- Support the podcast on Patreon.
- Clyde's Photoshop tutorials on YouTube.
- Free e-books from the Muench Workshops team.
- Watch podcast episodes on YouTube, where we overlay photos with our conversation via video.
Here is who Clyde recommended on the podcast this week:
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Scroll down to see more of Clyde's awesome artwork!