Matt Payne Photography Blog: A Conversation With Tim Parkin On The F-Stop Collaborate And Listen Podcast - September 4, 2019

Welcome to Episode 124 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's episode features a large format and digital photographer living in Scotland - Tim Parkin. Tim and his wife Charlotte publish the popular online landscape photography magazine, OnLandscape

 Tim and I covered a lot of fun ground this week, including:

  • His journey as a photographer.
  • The challenges and benefits of shooting large format film.
  • Digital manipulation in film photography like that of Jerry Uelsmann.
  • The parallels between music genres and landscape photography.
  • All about OnLandscape Magazine including the YouTube Videos of their Conference.

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

    On Patreon this week, Tim and I talked about his 365 project and how we both look at photography and how our tastes are informed. 

    If you're a listener and have not yet made a pledge, there's more reasons to pledge now than ever. We have over 80 bonus episodes over on Patreon for anyone supporting the show at the $5/mo level. 

    Over on Patreon we have also been doing themed photo contests where patrons submit photographs based on a theme. The theme for the past few weeks has been "Nemesis" and patrons have shared their images of their nemesis - a subject that they have tried for years to get the best images of and it has eluded them but also inspired them to keep going back for more. There were a lot of awesome submissions this time around from great photographers including Bob Miller, Jarrod Hills, Jon Whitaker, and Michael Ryno. In the end, I had to choose the photo from Bob Miller as the winner. Bob stated, "If I had to pick a nemesis it would be Saguaro National Park in Arizona. I always come back with images I like but few that I love. I think this may be my personal favorite from SNP. I tracked this storm for 2 days knowing the cold would move through very quickly. It started coming down hard just as I entered SNP east and just aftering they closed the park. The rangers allowed us to continue through and it continued to snow for about an hour.
    Within 2 hours there was no snow to be seen. Anywhere in the park."

    Thanks for all of your submissions! 

    The next theme, which will end on October 18th, is "Changing Seasons." Let's see your interpretation on the theme over on our community board. I'll send the winner a $20 gift card. 

    Here are the photographers that Tim recommended for the podcast:

    1. Theo Bosboom.

    2. Alister Benn.

    3. Charles Cramer

    4. Charlie Waite.

    5. Sandra Bartocha.

    I love hearing from the podcast listeners! Reach out to me via Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter if you'd like to be on the podcast or if you have an idea of a topic we can talk about. Join the discussion over on Nature Photographer's Network! We have weekly discussions about each episode of the podcast. It's also free! We also have an Instagram page and a Facebook page for updates.

    Let's talk about who is coming up on the podcast! I am really excited to announce some of our upcoming guests and episodes. It should be a really good fall!

    • Rachel Jones Ross - a Canadian Photographer. 
    • Aaron Nace, founder of Phlearn.
    • Alister Benn, a photographer from Scotland.
    • Brenda Petrella, a photographer from Vermont.
    • Franka Gabler - a photographer from Croatia living in California.
    • Ian Plant...
    • Dylan Fox...
    • And lots more!

    I'm really excited to announce that we have finally reached our $1,000 / mo goal on Patreon and we have officially launched our Landscape Conservation Award

    The “F-Stop Collaborate and Listen” podcast Landscape Conservation Award will recognize an individual photographer who is highly involved in conservation issues within their local communities or within the landscape and nature photography community. This can be through their writing, speaking, photography projects, or community organizing efforts. Additionally, this award seeks to recognize an individual that is actively practicing the Nature First Principles. In partnership with our Patreon supporters, the “F-Stop Collaborate and Listen” podcast presents the prestigious honor, which currently consists of at least $1,570. 

    We aim to grow the total award amount through donations and sponsorships. We are looking for nominations for the award. You can nominate yourself or someone else through the google form linked in the liner notes. Since our launch we have raised $550 towards the award and have garnered some great sponsorships from some great photography brands. 

    So far we have been able to get support from the following awesome companies:

    Current Sponsors:

    Shimoda Designs is an adventure camera bag company that produces some of the most amazing bags and equipment for landscape and adventure photographers! Shimoda founder Ian Millar is a lifelong explorer, snowboarder and product designer known for developing some of the most innovative camera bags in the world. Shimoda is his new venture which represents the culmination of all his experiences and utilizes the most advanced materials and technologies available to minimize the pain, fatigue and suffering that comes with foul mountain conditions. Shimoda products are a direct reflection and reaction to the outdoor lifestyle that Ian and his adventure photographer friends love so much. Shimoda is donating to the winner of the Landscape Conservation Award a bag of their choice, core unit, roller and accessory case - a $779 value!

    Viewbug is a popular photo sharing and contest website. Members of Viewbug can submit their photographs to specialized contests and win amazing prizes. There are a lot more benefits of membership as well, so check it out. Viewbug is donating a viewbug PRO+ membership to the winner of the award. This is a $179 value.

    Reed Art & Imaging is a fine art print lab located in Denver, Colorado. They are my print lab of choice for my high-end acrylic prints. Reed employs a unique technology for their acrylic prints that no other print lab in the United States uses called Diasec. The results are stunning. I also believe that Reed has some of the best customer service in the business and I recommend them to everyone I talk to! Reed is donating to the winner of the Landscape Conversation Award a $500 credit towards the purchase of a Diasec Acrylic Print.

    Tamron is a camera lens manufacturer and makes some of the world's best lenses for landscape and nature photography. Tamron is donating to the winner of the Landscape Conservation Award a 45mm f/1.8 Di VC lens- a $599 value!

    We are working on getting more in-kind donations and financial donations to sweeten the pot for the deserving award winner. If you are interested in either, please check out the award page on our website.

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


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