Matt Payne Photography Blog: A Conversation With Francesco Carovillano - Trying To Fail Better In Photography

March 14, 2022

Welcome to episode 256 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen!

This week on the podcast, I was joined by a travel, landscape, and stock photographer from Italy, now residing in France, Francesco Carovillano.

Francesco and I had a wonderful conversation about his journey and some revelations he has made while pursuing multiple careers in the arts.


On this week's episode we discuss:

  • Francesco's transition from 3D computer graphics to travel photography and now landscape photography,
  • How his work as an animator has influenced his work as a photographer,
  • Stories and lessons learned about his work on a stock photography project in New York City,
  • How he has found success in the stock photography market,
  • And a lot more!

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

Francesco has two websites to showcase his work.

  1. Landscape / Nature work.
  2. Travel work.

Francesco also recommended the study of various painters from the past, including:

  • Paul Cézanne
  • Camille Pissarro
  • Claude Monet
  • Édouard Manet
  • Pierre-August Renoir
  • Vincent Van Gogh
  • Paul Signac
  • George Saurat
  • Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot
  • Théodore Rousseau
  • John Constable
  • J.M.W. Turner
  • Edgar Alwyn Payne
  • Japanese woodblock landscape painters, who had a big influence on the impressionist painters:
  • Katsushika Hokusai
  • Hasui Kawase
  • Utagawa Hiroshige

Other items mentioned on the show this week:

1. Support the podcast on Patreon.

2. Brie Stockwell - Dream it, Do it! Quick Start guide.


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