Matt Payne Photography Blog: Staying True To Yourself In Nature Photography

October 10, 2022  |  Ireland

It can be hard not to chase the latest trend in nature photography, whether that be social media trends, editing trends, locations, and more; however, today's guest on my podcast has managed to find a way to stay true to his roots while focusing on what he's good at.

This week on the podcast I was joined by Irish Landscape Photographer Norman McCloskey. Norman now owns and operates his own gallery and has published and sold many fine art books; however, his journey to get to this point was arduous and full of interesting bumps in the road. On today's show we explore this journey and discuss many related topics, so sit back and enjoy the conversation.

On this week's episode, we discuss:

  • Norman's journey into nature photography,
  • Norman's relationship with nature and how it has changed his life,
  • How the book-making process has informed his image-making,
  • Imposter syndrome and how it held Norman back for many years,
  • The impact of full-time photography on his philosophy and photography,
  • And a lot more!

Other topics/links discussed on the podcast this week:

Here is who Norman recommended on the podcast this week:

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