Matt Payne Photography Blog: A Conversation With Scott Walton On The F-Stop Collaborate And Listen Podcast - March 18, 2020

Welcome to Episode 152 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

Reflections and Striations
Coyote Buttes North, Arizona

This week's episode features someone that has been photographing the landscape for over 30 years. He comes from the professional commercial space and now enjoys his time as a part-time professional fully employed in the IT world. I'd like to introduce you to Scott Walton.

We had a fun conversation this week and covered a variety of topics, including:

  • Fun stories about photographing some celebrities including President Clinton, Vice President Al Gore, and Dolly Parton.
  • Choosing to photograph close to home vs. going on epic adventures to exotic locations.
  • Finding an audience for your photography, including:
  • Why he has not chosen to pursue a career as a full-time photographer.
  • A heartfelt story about how his photography changed the life of his friend.

You can also check out Scott's YouTube Channel, Instagram account, and Facebook page to see more of his work.

Over on Patreon this week, join Scott and I for a conversation about how he has leveraged photography workshops over the years to develop meaningful relationships with other photographers.

Please consider supporting the podcast on Patreon! There's a ton of bonus content over there for subscribers!

Here are the photographers Scott recommended for the podcast:

1. Huntington Witherill.

2. John Sexton & Charlie Cramer.

3. Laurent Martres.

4. Anne Larsen.

5. Alan Brock.


Other items mentioned on the show:

1. Dani Lefrancois photography workshops.


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


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Please find a transcript of today's podcast episode below: