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Each week, this photography podcast takes you well beyond camera gear, with weekly interviews and panel discussions with professional photographers, industry insiders, enthusiasts, and hobbyists alike. Our candid but laid back conversations deeply explore the craft of photography, psychological drivers relating to creativity, motivation, inspiration, and workflow. We also discuss social media, photography business practices, marketing, sales, and hot topics impacting photographers from all genres, with a special focus on landscape, nature, and wildlife photography. The show is hosted by Matt Payne, a professional full-time nature photographer and the co-founder of the internationally renowned photography competition, the Natural Landscape Photography Awards. Matt is also a mountaineer, having climbed the highest 100 mountains in Colorado. Matt leverages skills he gained in pursuit of his Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology to dig deeply into the hearts and minds of his passionate guests, revealing secrets and inspiration in every episode.

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Each week, this photography podcast takes you well beyond camera gear, with weekly interviews and panel discussions with professional photographers, industry insiders, enthusiasts, and hobbyists alike. Our candid but laid back conversations deeply explore the craft of photography, psychological drivers relating to creativity, motivation, inspiration, and workflow. We also discuss social media, photography business practices, marketing, sales, and hot topics impacting photographers from all genres, with a special focus on landscape, nature, and wildlife photography. The show is hosted by Matt Payne, a professional full-time nature photographer and the co-founder of the internationally renowned photography competition, the Natural Landscape Photography Awards. Matt is also a mountaineer, having climbed the highest 100 mountains in Colorado. Matt leverages skills he gained in pursuit of his Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology to dig deeply into the hearts and minds of his passionate guests, revealing secrets and inspiration in every episode.

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Episodes
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373: Caroline Van Hemert - Mixing Words with Photos in a Compelling Way

6/10/2024
In this episode of "F-Stop Collaborate and Listen," Caroline Van Hemert and Matt Payne dive into the nuances of blending storytelling with photography, as Caroline shares her riveting personal experiences from the Arctic and discusses the environmental changes she's witnessed. Drawing from her background as a wildlife biologist and adventurer, she reflects on her family's sailboat explorations and the challenges of environmental storytelling aimed at inspiring action. Caroline and Matt exchange thoughts on overcoming negative media narratives about wildlife, the importance of authenticity in storytelling, and the role of various media in capturing the essence of the outdoors. They also discuss the practical aspects of self-publishing, book marketing, and the balance between personal narratives and scientific research in engaging an audience. Resources Mentioned on the Podcast: New York TimesOutside MagazineAmerican WolfThe Sun is a CompassarticlepodcastYouTubePatreon Photographers Recommended on the Podcast: Luc MehlJoe StockNathaniel Wilder

Duration:01:26:28

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372: Brittany Colt - Evocative Photography from Yosemite and the Eastern Sierra

6/3/2024
In this episode, photographer Brittany Colt delves into her distinctive approach to photography, discussing the influence of graphic design and the use of color and negative space to shape mood and draw viewer engagement. Exploring intimate landscapes through her unique vision, influenced by being born blind in one eye, Colt emphasizes the significance of emotional connection in photography and the transformative impact of following light in iconic locations like Yosemite and the Eastern Sierra. With a focus on female empowerment and self-love through her Flying Dress Experience and nude photo series, she addresses her professional evolution from weddings to landscape photography, her graphic design insights into composition, and the value of emotional storytelling in her art. Host Matt Payne and Brittany reflect on the importance of adapting teaching to individual learning styles, speak to the challenges and balance of authenticity in marketing their services, and advocate for personal creativity and passion in the craft of photography. Resources Mentioned on the Podcast: PatreonOnLandscape ArticleNature's Daughters ProjectFlying Dress ExperienceWatch the podcast on YouTube Photographer's Mentioned on the Podcast: Shawn ReederSamantha LindbergJill Sanders

Duration:01:03:10

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371: Alan Ross - The Legacy of Ansel Adams

5/27/2024
In this enriching episode of "F-Stop Collaborate and Listen," we delve into the remarkable legacy of Ansel Adams through the eyes of his former assistant and esteemed photographer, Alan Ross. Ross shares captivating anecdotes and insights from his time with Adams, reflecting on Ansel's people skills, his comfort with technology, and his humble approach to photography that embraced imperfections and learning from mistakes. Ross discusses his own varied career, from textbook photography to continuing Adams' tradition of special edition prints, and his personal philosophy of seeing photography as an expressive language that goes beyond mere documentation. Listeners are treated to a deep dive into photographic artistry, learning to appreciate the emotional conveyance in images, the importance of self-discovery, and the impactful advice to slow down and engage meaningfully with one's subject. Guest recommendations and a nod to the broader community of photographers round out an episode that's as much a tribute to an icon as it is a masterclass in the craft of photography. Resources Mentioned: Ansel Adams BiographyYosemite Special Edition PrintsPatreon today's episode Photographer's Mentioned: David Kennerly Michael Kirchoff Dan Burkholder

Duration:00:57:53

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370: Tony Hewitt - Judging Bias in Photography Competitions

5/20/2024
In this episode of "F-Stop Collaborate and Listen," host Matt Payne sits down with the celebrated photographer and 2023 International Landscape Photographer of the Year, Tony Hewitt. They delve into a deep discussion about Tony's diverse experience, touching on the nuances of fine art and landscape photography, the intention behind each shot, and the emotional experience involved in photography competitions. Tony asserts the importance of narrative and the photographer's voice in creating impactful imagery, sharing insights from his multifaceted career, his approach to photography as a storytelling medium, and his advice on developing a personal style. They also address the sensitive topics of judging integrity and favoritism in competitions, the role of standard setting in photographic art, and the significance of critiques and self-evaluation in a photographer's growth. The episode is not only overflowing with actionable advice for photographers of all levels but also offers a window into Tony's philosophy and his mastermind groups, aimed at guiding individuals on their unique creative journeys. Resources Discussed: PatreonNatural Landscape Photography AwardsMaster Mind GroupInstagramYouTube Photographers Mentioned: Chris DarkTanya NiwaDoug PorterJordan Cantelo

Duration:01:29:47

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369: Beth Buelow - Beyond the Label: Exploring Creative Identity in Photography

5/13/2024
In this week's episode featuring Beth Buelow, the conversation explores the profound impact of labels on a photographer's creative journey. They discuss the dual nature of labels—how they can serve as useful cognitive shortcuts and create a sense of identity and confidence for photographers, but can also limit creative exploration and growth. By sharing personal experiences and examining the tension between embracing and resisting labels in the face of evolving technology like AI, Matt Payne and Beth Buelow encourage photographers to embrace challenges, adaptability, and failure as tools for creativity. The episode culminates with the introduction of Beth's platform, Pixels, which aims to inspire photographers through creativity cross-training, balancing the art and heart of photography while fostering a community for continual growth and evolving artistic identity. Resources Mentioned on the Podcast: Sail the Chilean Fjordsother workshopsTJ ThorneDiscord ServerOut of Chicago LIVEDavid Whyte PoetryThe Introvert EntrepreneurPixels: The Heart and Art of PhotographyPatreonthis episode Photographers Recommended by Beth: Stephanie JohnsonErik Lee

Duration:01:19:10

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368: Eric Bennett & David Thompson - Space | Stillness | Silence

5/6/2024
In a world where the constant noise of digital notifications attempts to claim our attention, seeking out space, stillness, and silence can be a radical act. On this week's episode we take a deep dive into Eric Bennett's new photography book and examine how reconnecting with nature can foster a deeper engagement with one's artistic process and personal well-being. Resources Mentioned on the Episode This Week: YouTubeSpace Stillness SilenceBrews N' ViewsPatreon Photographers Recommended This Week by David Thompson and Eric Bennett: Jim BeciaPaul BowmanSho HoshinoKrister BergFredrik BooErik Lee

Duration:01:31:50

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367: Alex Armitage - The Truth About YouTube Content Creation

4/29/2024
In this profound episode of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen, host Matt Payne sits down with photographer Alex Armitage to explore an array of poignant topics. Alex has been living out of his Toyota 4-Runner for 3 years straight. He a writer for Fstoppers, and a full-time YouTube creator. Alex reflects on the challenges of sustaining a nomadic lifestyle, the psychological toll of solo travel, and the introspective process that has led him to prioritize genuine human connections and authenticity in his work over catering to algorithms or pursuing financial gain. Environmental consciousness and a critical discussion on the impact of social media on travel locations round out this insightful conversation. Alex also shares his transformational journey in photography, detailing a significant shift from labor-intensive photo editing to a more streamlined approach influenced by the Natural Landscape Photography Awards and a challenge to diversify his photographic subjects. The dialogue delves deep into the ethics of photo manipulation, the pressure content creators face in the digital age to balance informational value with the demand for clicks, and the innate need for transparency in artistry. P.S. You Can Watch this Episode on YouTube. Links Discussed on the Podcast: PatreonRecapping 20224Runner Build VideoQuitting YouTubeQuitting YouTubeNatural Landscape Photography AwardsF-StoppersComparing the iPhone to a DSLRInstagramBen Horne Photographers Mentioned by Alex: Jakob Lilja-RuizMat MarrashLucy LumenDavid Imel

Duration:01:56:54

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366: Michael Rung - Authenticity and Full-Time Photography Challenges

4/22/2024
In this engaging podcast episode, host Matt Payne chats with photographer Michael Rung about the intricacies and challenges of producing photo folios, from meticulous print proofing to managing paper scarcity. Michael shares his journey from a corporate career to full-time photography, highlighting the emotional and financial nuances of the transition. Despite initial unease with YouTube, Michael has found a voice in authentic, unscripted content, resonating with his audience. The conversation delves into Michael's creative evolution towards more reactive photography and the balance between commercial viability and personal fulfillment. Throughout, both Matt and Michael touch on the complex dynamics of audience engagement, content authenticity, and the reality of pursuing one's passion in the unpredictable landscape of photography and social media. P.S. You can also watch this podcast episode on YouTube! Resources / Links Mentioned Star Street CreativeFoliosYouTube videoUtah eBookLandscape Photographer's WorldwideBen HorneCreative Banter PodcastSupport the Podcast Photographers Recommended This Week Jack LodgeJack KrohnShanda AkinNatalie ObergJeffrey Tadlock

Duration:01:41:59

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365: Art Wolfe - Is Conservation Photography Actually Doing Anything?

4/15/2024
Hello and welcome to another episode of "F-Stop Collaborate and Listen," with your host, Matt Payne. In today's awe-inspiring episode, we're incredibly honored to sit down with the legendary nature photographer, Art Wolfe. Wolfe brings to us tales of passion, adventure, and a relentless pursuit of excellence that has defined his illustrious career behind the lens. From his early switch from painting to photography to traversing the globe capturing life in its myriad forms, Art has constantly pushed the boundaries of the craft. He has conveyed the importance of observing and understanding the behavior of wildlife in photography, and he approaches each project with a meticulous and organized method. Art will share insights into the creative process, the tricky balance of inspiration versus emulation, and offer a behind-the-scenes look at his television series, Travels to the Edge. He also addresses the complexities of maintaining a legacy, detailing his desire to establish a foundation to preserve his work and his archive for posterity. Today, Art is here not just to reminisce but to inspire with his latest project, a powerful book called "Wild Lives," focusing on the resurgence and hope within wildlife populations, a joyful counter-narrative to the oft-dismal news cycle. Support the Podcast If you enjoyed this conversation and are eager to hear more stories of photographic success, consider supporting us on Patreon. Your engagement helps us continue to bring thought-provoking content and celebrated guests like Art Wolfe to the photography community. Resources Mentioned Art Wolfe's New Book: Discover Art Wolfe's inspiring work in his latest book, "Wild Lives," available on his website, Amazon, Powell's Books, Tattered Cover, or Elliott Bay Book Company. Travels to the Edge : Immerse yourself in Art Wolfe's adventures with his TV series available on Amazon and Vimeo. Photography Classes : According to Art, taking natural history, art, and drawing classes can significantly complement your photography skills and success. Connect with Art Wolfe : Learn more about Art's workshops, tours, and his expansive portfolio. Atlantic Magazine Article from 1998. Photographers Art Wolfe Mentioned 1. Frans Lanting. 2. Galen Rowell. 3. Thomas Mangelsen. 4. Jim Brandenburg.

Duration:01:02:21

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364: Michael McMullen - Revealing Spokane's Unidentified

4/8/2024
In this episode of "F-Stop Collaborate and Listen," host Matt Payne speaks with photographer Michael McMullen about his poignant photography project "Unidentified," which documents locations of found unidentified bodies in Spokane to shed light on the issues of homelessness and unidentified individuals. McMullen shares his process from inception to execution, including the challenges of mental health and his own experiences with ADHD. The project also serves to remind of the fragility of life and the societal need to address these matters more proactively. Beyond his book, Michael discusses his and his wife's Etsy store, their approach to photography, and expresses hopes for the obsolescence of his book with the resolution of the unidentified persons issue. Links Discussed on the Podcast: Etsy PageInstagramUnidentifiedPatreon Photographers that Michael mentioned on the Podcast: Chloe Dewes MathewsNick FancherJan C. Schlegel

Duration:00:45:04

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363: Kent Burkhardsmeier - Merging Poetry with Photography

4/1/2024
Welcome to another captivating episode of "F-Stop Collaborate and Listen," with your host, Matt Payne. Today we're joined by Kent Burkhardsmeier, a landscape photographer and poet whose appreciation for nature's whispers inspires his unique blend of photography and poetry. In this episode, Kent takes us on a journey through his transformation from a corporate world veteran to embracing a nomadic lifestyle driven by his passion for capturing minimalist landscapes and quiet moments. We'll uncover how living across various countries shaped his artistic vision, leading him to self-publish photo books like "Stillness" and "Awareness" from his "Whispers from Nature" series. Kent shares the profound experience of creating photo poem books, a meditative exploration where each image is coupled with a poem, and the logistical challenges of self-publishing. He reflects on the personal and global events that shape his work, emphasizing authenticity and the personal connection with his art over external validation. With Kent's tales of his RV travels throughout North America and details about his upcoming solo exhibition "Invite Nature Inside with Whispers," you're in for an episode that's as insightful as it is inspiring. His commitment to collaboration, whether through his photographic collective in South Florida or working alongside other artists, shows how synergy can lead to transformational art. So, grab your favorite headphones, settle in, and let's delve into the world where photography and poetry intersect, with the profound insights and serene artistry of Kent Burkhardsmeier. Get ready to be inspired to find your own whispers in nature. Links discussed on the podcast this week: Stillness & AwarenessNature Photography and WellnessThe Nature Fix bookTimm Chapman's episodeDiscussions about each episodegallery exhibition Artists Kent Recommended on the Show: Jeanine HenebryMarleen Van HoveMichael ScandlingSherri MabeDavid Hendley

Duration:01:04:52

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362: Paul Wakefield - Insights from a Lifelong Journey in Photography

3/25/2024
Welcome to another episode of "F-Stop Collaborate and Listen," the podcast for landscape and nature photographers. I'm your host, Matt Payne, and today we have the pleasure of diving deep into the photographic journey of the distinguished UK photographer, Paul Wakefield. Known for his evocative landscape work and particularly for his seminal book "The Landscape," Paul joins us to unravel the layers of his photography career that began in the 1970s and branched out into the demanding world of commercial photography. In episode 362, we'll get an intimate look at Paul's process of capturing images that distill the essence of a scene, his thoughtful approach to composition over light, and the personal and creative risks that come with making decisive, in-the-moment choices on film – a discipline that sees him capture no more than 10 images a day. Paul will share details about his new book and how his explorations in India lent new perspectives to his craft, while reflecting on the impact of critical assistance from loved ones, and the logistical challenges of self-publishing. We will also touch on the broader conversation about the influence of social media on professional photography, with Paul sharing his initial hesitations and ultimate embrace of Instagram for marketing his work. Throughout the discussion, Paul will offer insights on the importance of learning from other artists, the meticulous curation necessary for compelling photography books, and how he blurs the lines between landscape and street photography with his signature style. So adjust your dials as we explore the emotional and technical terrain of landscape photography with Paul Wakefield and consider what elevates a photograph from good to great. Don't forget to check out his books if you're looking for profound photographic inspiration. Links mentioned in the Episode Nature Photographer's NetworkPatreonThe LandscapeIndian Rights - Signs of DevotionDavid WardSara MacelYukari ChikuraEvgenia Arbugaeva

Duration:01:35:33

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361: Peter Mather - Photographing Wolverines and Grizzly Bears with Camera Traps

3/18/2024
In this episode of "F-Stop Collaborate and Listen," host Matt Payne interviews wildlife and conservation photographer Peter Mather, who shares his captivating experiences with camera trapping elusive creatures like wolverines and grizzly bears in the Arctic, emphasizing the importance of storytelling in environmental photography. They discuss the challenging economics of photography, from the unpredictability of print sales to the high costs of publishing photography books, and touch on the personal aspects of their lives, including outdoor adventures and family dynamics. The conversation also dives into themes of integrity in photography and the impact of climate change on wildlife, with Mather expressing his commitment to long-term projects that highlight the interconnectedness of nature and the importance of environmental preservation. Links Discussed on This Week's Episode Sonny Parker Chris Steppig (Summit Workshops)Katie SchulerCaleb CharliePetaPixel Article on Kittiya PawlowskiNatural Landscape Photography AwardsLandscape Photographer's WorldwideColorado Trail EpisodeSupport the podcastContact me Watch full episodes on YouTube.

Duration:01:12:35

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360: Marcus McAdam - Crafting Visual Excellence and Quality Content Creation

3/11/2024
Welcome to another episode of "F-Stop Collaborate and Listen," with your host Matt Payne. Today, we're joined by Marcus McAdam, a multifaceted photographer based in Scotland, who has made a significant mark on the photography landscape. With a background in radio production, Marcus has seamlessly transitioned into full-time photography, embracing not only the art of capturing stunning imagery but also the intricate dance of leading highly desired photography workshops across Europe. In this episode, we'll dive deep with Marcus into the authenticity of photography, the importance of transparency in photo editing, and his personal journey from working in radio to leading his photography venture. He'll share his insights on the art of planning shots, working with film, and his passion for subjects with rich backstories. Marcus also discusses the challenges and rewards of producing high-quality content for his YouTube channel, Photography Online, all while navigating the changing landscapes of digital media, workshop logistics, and sponsorships. Plus, stick around as we touch on his show "Photo Detectives," aimed at educating viewers on discerning the truth in photography. So, prepare to engage in a thought-provoking conversation with Marcus McAdam, a photographer not just capturing the light across Scottish landscapes but also illuminating the path for authentic and passionate photography. Let's get to it! Links discussed on the podcast: Chris SaleMatt MarrashRobbie MaynardLying About Landscape PhotographyNatural Landscape Photography AwardsPitch Your IdeaRocket Photo

Duration:01:46:51

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359: Tim Geoffrion - A Quest to Photograph Every National Park

3/4/2024
Welcome to another episode of "F-Stop Collaborate and Listen," with your host, Matt Payne. Today, we bring you the incredible journey of Tim Geoffrion, a man who traded in his financial career and embraced transformation through photography and the exploration of America's national parks. Known on Instagram as "This Walking Life," Tim's voyage to visit and photograph every U.S. National Park is a testament to living authentically and embracing the unpredictability of life. In this episode, we'll uncover the personal trials and moments of serendipity that shaped Tim's path: from the collapse and rebuilding of his personal life, including his marriage and the loss of his grandmother, to the struggles and enlightenment found in nature. We'll delve into how Tim's quest for connectedness with the natural world and his own emotions led to not only stunning photographs but also lasting personal transformations. Hear Tim's candid stories of car camping adventures, unexpected friendships, and his philosophical musings on life, movement, and the intrinsic value of each photograph. Now a coach aiding others in their own life stories, Tim brings his intimate knowledge of life's peaks and valleys to our conversation. Get ready for an episode filled with raw, meaningful narratives that enlighten us on the power of asking the right questions rather than seeking straightforward answers. Links: PatreonTeju ColeMr. Rodgers DocumentaryJohn BarclayEmily SallstromMy Sunset AppMitch BoeckPrint ShopMost Valuable Podcast Episodes

Duration:01:30:18

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358: Mike DiMeola - Mentorship, Minimalism, and Mindfulness in Photography

2/26/2024
Welcome to another episode of "F-Stop Collaborate and Listen," where we fuse the world of photography and delightful camaraderie. I'm your host, Matt Payne, and today we've got a treat for all you photography enthusiasts. Joining us is Mike DiMeola, not only a physician in Vermont but also a rising star in nature photography and co-host of the YouTube channel, Brews n' Views. As an anesthesiologist, Mike's professional life is characterized by precision and control, but when it comes to his photography, he seeks an escape, an outlet to balance the pressures of his intense work life. We'll learn how he carves out time for photography and allows his creativity to flow freely without concrete goals, embracing the peacefulness that naturally draws him in. Mike is an advocate for environmental conservation, donating all of his print sales profits to the National Forest Foundation. He shares with us the importance of mentorship in his life, from the impact TJ Thorne has had on him, to his own experiences mentoring a young nature photographer. Beyond the lens, Mike participates in the beer and photo showcases of Brews n' Views, digging into good beer and spotlighting underappreciated photographers. Join us as we explore how Mike's minimalist approach to equipment, his preference for local scenes in Vermont, and his passion for capturing the serene essence of winter align with his overall philosophy to photography. This episode is packed full of insight, recommendations, and stories you won't want to miss. Links: Nick Becker Podcast EpisodeBrews n' ViewsJames Rodewald Podcast EpisodeTJ ThornePaul BowmanEric BennettCaleb KennaAbby RaederGarrett HessAdrian VilaJesse Brown NelsonPatreonPodcast

Duration:00:56:20

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357: Mark Davis - The Art of Japanese Forest Bathing

2/19/2024
Welcome to another captivating episode of "F-Stop Collaborate and Listen." This week we delve deep into the lush landscapes of Japan with the extraordinary Mark Davis, a 24-year veteran of the U.S. armed forces turned passionate forest photographer. In this episode, we'll explore how Mark, now settled outside Tokyo with his family, has navigated his struggles with PTSD and the challenges of a military career through the lens of his camera, finding sanctuary amidst the serene Japanese beech trees. Together, we'll unpack the cultural nuances of photography in Japan—a place where silence and respect for nature prevail, where a deep curiosity about the subject matter reigns, and where community and connections pave the way for opportunities, including exciting photography workshops Mark plans to continue. We'll tap into the importance of mentorship and how seeking honest feedback transformed Mark’s work, confronting ego and the crucial learning that comes from intimate knowledge of your environment. Mark shares anecdotes about the humorous side of language barriers, how he sidesteps the social media algorithm game to focus on content, and offers sage advice on networking. Listen in as we contrast the Japanese approach to nature with the West's, discuss the integration of military precision and spontaneity in photography, and highlight the mental health benefits of connecting with nature. Links 1. NPN: use the code FSTOP10 for a 10% discount 2. Support the show on Patreon 3. Subscribe for e-mail updates 4. Sho Hoshino 5. Misaki Nagao 6. Bill Ferngren 7. Kristin Weinhold 8. Jared Boaz 9. Yokota Shinji 10. David Thompson

Duration:00:54:16

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356: Tony Sweet - Discovering the Power of Infrared Nature Photography

2/12/2024
Infrared is gaining in popularity among landscape and nature photographers, but can feel overwhelming and daunting if you're not sure where to start. I've been wanting to dabble in it myself, but haven't really figured out where I need to look to start my journey. One particular photographer has garnered my attention as being an expert in infrared nature photography. On this week’s F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast, we sit down and talk with Tony Sweet. Tony is a Nikon Legend Behind the Len. After a successful career as a jazz musician, Tony settled on photography as his chosen means for personal expression. Over the last 30 years, Tony has become an in-demand speaker throughout the United States and Canada on Photography and creativity. Stay up to date on the latest podcast episodes by subscribing to our newsletter! On this week's episode, we discuss: Over on Patreon this week, Tony and I recorded a bonus episode all about his approach to making photographs, which I think you will enjoy a great deal! Other topics/links discussed on the podcast this week: PatreonPayPalKolari VisionLife PixelMentorship with Tonypodcast episodes on YouTube Here is who Tony recommended on the podcast this week: Ellen AnonJoseph Rossbach I love hearing from the podcast listeners! Contact me via Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter if you’d like to be on the podcast or have an idea of a topic we can discuss. We also have an Instagram page, a Facebook Page, and a Facebook Group - so don’t be shy! We also have a searchable transcript of every episode! Thanks for stopping in, collaborating with us, and listening. See you next week. P.S. You can also support the podcast by purchasing items through our B+H affiliate link.

Duration:00:54:45

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355: Kamal X - What Landscape Photographers Can Learn From a Street Photographer

2/5/2024
In this episode of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen, host Matt Payne interviews Kamal X, the first street and documentary photographer to be featured on the podcast. Kamal shares his journey as a photographer and discusses the importance of capturing compelling street photographs that evoke emotion and tell powerful stories. They also delve into Kamal's latest book, "Black Astronaut," which documents the George Floyd protests and explores the complexities of American society. Tune in to gain insights into the art of street photography and the impact it can have on viewers, including insightful comparisons between landscape photography and street photography. Stay up to date on the latest podcast episodes by subscribing to our newsletter! Links: WebsiteBlack Astronaut BookPatreonYouTubeMentioned on the podcast: Andre WagnerLuisanna TejadaJoin in on the conversation for free on Patreon.

Duration:01:13:34

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354: Richard Bernabe - The Drake Passage Special

1/29/2024
One of my favorite things about hosting a podcast is that I get to dig a little bit deeper into what motivates some of my favorite photographers. I'm so lucky to be able to sit down with these excellent photographers and discuss their origins, their processes for making images, the numerous challenges they face as creatives, and the inner workings of their minds. As such, it was an absolute pleasure to record this podcast in person with one of my co-instructors at Muench Workshops, Richard Bernabe. Richard is the host of another great podcast, Beyond the Lens, and has been one of my photographic heroes for a long time. Richard and I recorded this podcast while crossing the tumultuous Drake Passage on a non-stabilized expedition boat, the Polar Pioneer. We were returning from a 21-day voyage to Antarctica, where we were lucky enough to photograph elephant seals, emperor penguins, massive icebergs, and incredible sunsets. If you'd like to see a few of those photographs, please check out the my gallery. Stay up to date on the latest podcast episodes by subscribing to our newsletter! On this week's episode, we discuss: Other topics/links discussed on the podcast this week: PatreonBeyond the LensRichard's SubstackMuench WorkshopsColorado Trail podcast episodeWatch podcast episodes on YouTube 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. We also have an Instagram page, a Facebook Page, and a Facebook Group - so don't be shy! We also have a searchable transcript of every episode! Thanks for stopping in, collaborating with us, and listening. See you next week. P.S. you can also support the podcast by purchasing items through our B+H affiliate link.

Duration:01:12:52