Episodes
Published 05/09/22
How we choose to share our work with the public for maximum impact is a topic of great interest to me.  This week on E264 of the podcast, I was joined by a photographer living in Germany, Holger Mischke.   Holger and I had what I would call a wide-ranging fire-side chat that touched on a lot of topics, including his ideas for combining music, photography, and writing in how he presents his work. I hope you enjoy this week's episode.   On this week's episode, we discuss: How music...
Published 05/09/22
Curating your photography is one of the most important skills you can develop as a nature and landscape photographer. This skill helps you narrow down your work so that only the best of the best images are showcased, and helps you to develop your skills as you grow as a photographer. This week on episode 263 of the podcast, I was joined by Brent Clark, a nature photographer living in Madison, Wisconsin. We talk all about curation of your photography, including tips and tricks Brent uses to do...
Published 05/02/22
Photography can be a life-long pursuit that takes many shapes, sizes, and paths. On today's podcast episode, we explore the path of David Southern, a photographer living on the coast of northeast United Kingdom. David's voyage of discovery through photography started a long time ago on a trip to Chile and through a career in Information Technology with the World Wildlife Fund. Ever since I saw the images he submitted in the Natural Landscape Photography Awards, I knew David Southern would...
Published 04/25/22
Finding your why as a photographer is a noble life-long pursuit that can lead to many wonderful and satisfying years of creative exploration and output. On today's podcast, we are joined by nature photographer Jeanie Sumrall-Ajero to discuss her journey as a photographer and her pursuit of finding her why. Jeanie and I get into the weeds a bit on her past evocations, but be sure to stick through our chat as there are some valuable lessons to be gleaned from what she shares. On this week's...
Published 04/18/22
Welcome to episode 260 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen with your host Matt Payne.   This week I was joined by a German nature photographer, Sandra Bartocha. Sandra is the 1st Vice President of the German Society for Nature Photography, otherwise known as the GDT. She is a well-established nature photography judge, having judged several competitions, including our very own Natural Landscape Photography Awards. Sandra's photography has a unique look and feel that is difficult for me to...
Published 04/11/22
Welcome to episode 259 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen with your host Matt Payne.   This week I was joined by an Aussie landscape and nature photographer, Ben Maze. Ben is quickly becoming one of my favorite photographers as well as one of the most genuine and thoughtful members of our community. I've enjoyed many conversations with Ben on Discord and Instagram and I was so excited to finally get him onto the podcast for a chat.   On this week's episode, we discuss: Ben's introduction into...
Published 04/04/22
Welcome to episode 258 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen! This week on the podcast, I was joined by Mason Cummings, the Visual Asset Manager for The Wilderness Society and Dr. Greg Aplet, the Senior Science Director for The Wilderness Society. The Wilderness Society is a non-profit dedicated to the expansion and preservation of Wilderness. In this week's episode, we discuss how photography and videography can be used to advance the missions of conservation and wilderness non-profits and...
Published 03/28/22
Welcome to episode 257 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen! This week on the podcast, I was joined by a lens-based artist named Serena Dzenis who is originally from Australia but now lives in Iceland. Serena's photography work has shifted considerably over the past couple of years so it was great to chat with her on that transformation. On this week's episode we discuss: Serena's transition from the mental health world into photography, Why Serena has chosen to call herself a lens-based...
Published 03/21/22
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...
Published 03/14/22
Hey everyone!   Welcome to episode 255 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen with your host Matt Payne.   This week on the podcast, I was joined by a photographer and film-maker who lives in California but travels internationally to focus on projects of personal importance - Ashlei Payne.   I was fortunate to meet Ashlei recently when I was photographing in Death Valley and she was recommended to us by former guest Talor Stone.   On this week's episode we discuss: Ashlei's start in...
Published 03/07/22
Welcome to episode 254 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen with your host Matt Payne.   This week on the podcast, I was joined by a landscape photographer living near the Sonoroan Desert of Arizona - Peter Coskun.   Peter and I have been online acquaintances for many years and have several mutual friends. I've long appreciated his photography and I've found that our personal styles have evolved similarly throughout the years. We had a great chat on this week's podcast and I'm confident you'll...
Published 02/28/22
Welcome to episode 253 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen with your host Matt Payne. This week on the podcast, I was joined by a fine art black and white photographer who has broad museum and gallery representation - Mitch Dobrowner.  Mitch comes highly recommended from several past guests and has a truly inspiring story about his arrival in photography and eventual journey back into it after a long hiatus. Sit back and relax as Mitch tells us about his story. On this week's episode we...
Published 02/21/22
Welcome to episode 252 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen with your host Matt Payne. This week on the podcast, I was joined by a German landscape photographer who excels at making quiet and intimate photographs that spark the imagination - Julia Redl.  I have been following Julia's excellent work on Instagram for quite some time and have been really impressed and so I reached out to see if she wanted to join me for a chat on the podcast. She was reluctant due to the fact that English is not...
Published 02/14/22
Welcome to episode 251 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen with your host Matt Payne. This week on the podcast, I was joined by none other than Rachael Talibart, a photographer from the U.K. who is known for her wave and coastal photography.  Rachael has been interviewed countless times before on other podcasts; however, I wanted to dig deeper into what makes her tick and what her processes are in the field to make unique and exceptional work. On this week's episode we discuss: The...
Published 02/07/22
Welcome to episode 250 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen with your host Matt Payne. This week on the podcast I was joined by a travel and landscape photographer hailing from Boise, Idaho - Michael Bonocore.  Michael and I have been acquainted on social media for a very long time and I've always enjoyed his enthusiasm, humor, and business acumen. As I expected, he was full of great information and easy to talk to, so I think you'll enjoy our chat this week quite a lot. On this week's...
Published 01/31/22
Welcome to episode 249 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen with your host Matt Payne. This week on the podcast I was joined by Southwest Utah landscape photographer and biologist, Nathan St. Andre.  Nathan and I have been chatting on social media for many years and I've found him to be a very nice guy with a lot of insight. He happens to make the bulk of his living selling prints at art shows and so we focused a lot of our attention on this, diving deep into his motivations and how it...
Published 01/24/22
Welcome to episode 248 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen with your host Matt Payne. This week on the podcast I was joined by three master printmakers, John Sexton, Joseph Holmes, and Michael Strickland for an engaging panel conversation on printmaking in landscape photography. On this week's episode we discuss: Why make prints at all? Their personal approaches to printmaking and how they are different. How their approaches to printmaking has changed their fieldcraft. The creative...
Published 01/17/22
Welcome to episode 247 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen with your host Matt Payne. This week on the podcast I was joined by John Paul Caponigro - a full-time photographer living in the small town of Cushing Maine and the son of legendary photographer Paul Caponigro.  John Paul was steeped in the classical American tradition of Landscape Photography at an early age, and he has since made a name for himself by blending his photography with a variety of other artforms, both digital and...
Published 01/10/22
Welcome to episode 246 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen with your host Matt Payne. This week on the podcast I was joined by Kurt Budliger - a full-time professional photographer from Vermont. I've had the pleasure of knowing Kurt for several years and have always admired his photography, positive attitude, and work ethic. Kurt and I had a fantastic chat on the podcast this week discussing his journey, how he balances full-time landscape photography with family life, and how his experience...
Published 01/03/22
Welcome to episode 245 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen with your host Matt Payne. This week on the podcast I was joined by Todd Pickering - a full-time professional photographer from Point Reyes, California. Todd has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the San Francisco Art Institute and owns his own gallery where he showcases what he describes as quiet work. He also has done a lot of photography gigs for California wineries. Todd and I talk a lot about the benefits of obtaining an education in...
Published 12/27/21
Welcome to episode 244 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen! This week on the podcast I was joined by Sarina Jackson - a lawyer and landscape photographer living in Sydney, Australia. Sarina is the co-founder of In Focus Women, a community and podcast created to celebrate and bring together female landscape photographers from around the world. On this week's episode we discuss: Why Sarina decided to create the In Focus Women community and podcast, What Sarina has learned by running a...
Published 12/20/21
Welcome to episode 243 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen! This week on the podcast I was joined by Murray Livingston - a South African landscape photographer and freelance architect who actively practices a contemplative style of photography while living out of his off-grid van. On this week's episode we discuss: How Murray's study of architecture has influenced his approach to landscape photography, How Murray plan to continue to push his photography into a full-time pursuit, The...
Published 12/13/21
Welcome to episode 242 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen! This week on the podcast I was joined by Jeppe Michael Jensen - a photo-journalist by trade and landscape photographer by hobby living in the country of Denmark. In today's episode, we focus a great deal of time discussing the merits of maintaining landscape photography as a hobby as opposed to pursuing it as a full-time vocation, and why Jeppe has chosen to do just that. On this week's episode we discuss: What Jeppe has learned...
Published 12/06/21
Welcome to episode 241 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen! This week on the podcast I was joined by Jonathan Buford - a landscape photographer and the founder & owner of Arizona Wilderness Brewing Company.  Jonathan founded his brewery with a conservation focus and goal, which intersects with his personal goals for his photography as well. Jonathan is working on a photography book project where he is focusing on all 90 wilderness areas in Arizona, with the hopes of showing the world why...
Published 11/29/21