Matt Payne Photography Blog: 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!

Web of Fire
Patterns in the lava lake in the caldera of Mount Nyiragongo volcano, Virunga National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo. Mount Nyiragongo is an active stratovolcano with an elevation of 3,470 metres (11,380 ft)[2] in the Virunga Mountains associated with the Albertine Rift. It is located inside Virunga National Park, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, about 20 km (12 mi) north of the town of Goma and Lake Kivu and just west of the border with Rwanda.
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!
Alien Love Child
Amazing lenticular cloud formations above Torres del Paine, Chile

Richard was a blast to speak with and I just love interacting with him on Twitter, where he has over 1,000,000 followers. Richard has been in the photography game full-time for twenty years and with that comes a lot of wisdom, experience, and hindsight which he shares with us on today's show.

Silver Silken Blade
The last touch of sunlight as dusk descends on the Gerlach Straight, Antarctica of sunlight as dusk descends on the Gerlach Straight, Antarctica

On the podcast this week, we discuss:

  • A day in the life of an international travel photographer,
  • The pros and cons of Richard's on-the-move lifestyle,
  • What Richard has learned in his 20 years of professional photography,
  • What Richard attributes his successes to,
  • How Richard was able to amass his following,
  • Whether or not Richard has had to sacrifice his personal values to survive as a professional photographer,
  • The pros and cons of NFTs,
  • And a lot more!
High Noon
Giraffes under a big savannah sky, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Here's who Richard recommended for the podcast this week:

Other items mentioned on the show:

1. Support the show on Patreon.

2. This Way Photography Workshops and Tours.

3. Jon Norris Joshua Tree Workshops.

Mirage
Giraffe silhouettes reflected in water hole with the last glow of sunset light, Etosha National Park, Namibia

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Please find a transcript of this week's episode below: