Episodes
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
Welcome to episode 240 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen! This week on the podcast I was joined by William McIntosh - a landscape photographer and choral music professor at Mt. San Antonio College in Southern California. William and I have been exchanging long and thoughtful e-mails for several years and I finally decided that it would be much more fun to debate our ideas publicly on the podcast instead of via e-mail, so I invited him to join me. I'm so glad he agreed! On this week's...
Published 11/22/21
Welcome to episode 239 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen! This week on the podcast I was joined by Huibo Hou - a landscape photographer originally from China now living in San Diego. Her photography has a very consistent look and feel to it which is something I think that a lot of photographers strive to achieve. She predominantly creates images in the black and white style that is quite stunning and her name consistently comes to mind when photographers are asked who currently inspires...
Published 11/17/21
Welcome to episode 238 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen! This week on the podcast I was joined by Michael Torkildsen - a landscape photographer who has been living on the road since right before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, with his eyes on becoming a full-time photographer.  Michael has had to pivot quite a bit since he launched into his full-time career and has recently been putting in the hard work of writing a self-published book on composition. Michael and I chat about his...
Published 11/10/21
Welcome to episode 237 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen!   This week on the podcast I was joined by William Neill, Eric Bennett, and Alex Noriega for a casual yet informative conversation that is filled with tidbits of wisdom that I think any landscape and nature photographer can get something out of. The main focus of our conversation was around collaboration and community, central components to the success of Eric Bennett's new book, Conversations with Nature.   On the podcast this week, we...
Published 11/03/21
Welcome to episode 236 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen! This week on the podcast I was joined by Talor Stone - a PhD researcher and photographer based in Pensacola, Florida. After serving as a federal agent for the United States military, Talor broke from the traditional career path to pursue photography. In this episode, Talor starts off by sharing a very personal and emotional story about her start as a photographer, and I am so thankful she opened up and shared that with us, as it...
Published 10/27/21
Welcome to episode 235 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen! This week on the podcast I was joined by Dawn Wilson, a wildlife and nature photographer living in Estes Park, Colorado at the base of Rocky Mountain National Park. Dawn is a fantastic wildlife photographer and the president of the North American Nature Photography Association. On the podcast this week, we discuss: How Dawn has leveraged her college degrees in her pursuit of her full-time photography career, Dawn's 15-month trip...
Published 10/20/21
Welcome to episode 234 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen! This week on the podcast I was joined by Richard Bernabe, an international travel landscape and wildlife photographer who has been recommended about 400 times to be on the podcast and we finally made it happen! Richard was a blast to speak with and I just love interacting with him on Twitter, where he has over 1,000,000 followers. Richard has been in the photography game full-time for twenty years and with that comes a lot of...
Published 10/13/21
Welcome to episode 233 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen! This week on the podcast I was joined by Jess Findlay, a wildlife and landscape photographer from Vancouver British Columbia.  Jess spent his childhood hiking and birdwatching with his family, throughout the Pacific Northwest through which his passion for photography was born. In 2011, Jess was awarded the International Youth Photographer of the Year award from Nature's Best Photography; prompting him to take this serious hobby to...
Published 10/06/21
Welcome to episode 232 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen! This week on the podcast I was joined by Alfonso Calero, a travel and landscape photographer born in the Philippines, living in Australia. Alfonso and I met on the audio app Clubhouse and he has been a regular contributor to our weekly Clubhouse after-parties for the podcast. He runs his own photography tour business in Australia and is fluent in several languages. His cultural fluidity is something he is able to leverage in order...
Published 09/29/21
Welcome to episode 231 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen! This week on the podcast I was joined by Cody Schultz, a black and white landscape photographer living in Pennsylvania who has chosen to work in the medium of film. Cody and I talked a lot about the impact of social media and other factors on our mental health and how we can use our work to overcome these challenges. On today's podcast we covered a wide array of topics that you'll hopefully enjoy. We discuss: Social media and...
Published 09/22/21
Welcome to episode 230 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen! This week on the podcast I was joined by James Lane, a landscape photographer and physics teacher living in Wakefield in the United Kingdom. James is the kind of photographer I deeply admire - he focuses on local subjects and has a keen eye for incredibly personal and emotionally impactful intimate work that is jaw dropping. I highly encourage you to take a look at his work as we dive into the conversation so you can get a sense for...
Published 09/15/21
Welcome to episode 229 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast! This week on the podcast I was joined by Claude Fiddler. Claude spent much of his life deeply exploring and photographing the High Sierra of California after being inspired by the likes of Galen Rowell and Ansel Adams. Most of Claude's images were created using a large format film camera in extremely remote locations in the Sierra wilderness. We discuss: The Single Powerful Image vs. a series of...
Published 09/08/21
Welcome to episode 228 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast! This week on the podcast I was joined by James Rodewald. James is a photographer and science teacher residing in the State of New York. He started his photographic journey back in the early 1980s with a 35-mm film camera. Although his portfolio of film and digital work spans many years, one can see a few common themes emerge. One of those central themes is a long-term attempt to capture scenes of the natural world...
Published 09/01/21
Welcome to episode 227 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast! This week on the podcast I was joined by Brynn Schmidt, Alex Noriega, and Alex Nail to talk about the most controversial and divisive topics in the landscape and nature photography community at the present moment - NFTs. In today's episode, you can expect to hear four adults have a very respectful and cordial conversation and debate about NFTs which has been sorely lacking from social media as of late. You can also...
Published 08/25/21
Welcome to episode 226 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast! This week on the podcast I was joined by Jordan Inglee, a landscape photographer living in Portland, Oregon who has an extensive background in video production and live event production. I was fortunate to meet Jordan at last year's Out of Chicago Live conference and have been enjoying bantering with him on Twitter. Jordan and I discuss a variety of topics this week, including: Venue and concert video...
Published 08/18/21
Welcome to episode 225 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast! This week on the podcast I was joined by Scott Wilson, a landscape, wildlife, cityscape, and portrait photographer who recently has overcome a stage 4 Colon Cancer diagnosis. Scott leveraged his love for photography to overcome his diagnosis and has leveraged his recovery as a catalyst to take his artwork to new levels. On today's show, you will be inspired by Scott's story and his attitude on photography. Scott and I...
Published 08/11/21
Welcome to episode 224 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast! This week on the podcast I was joined by Chris Murray, a professional full-time nature photographer living in Syracuse, New York. Chris' photography predominately features the the woods, lakes, mountains, and streams of New York State. Chris is a geologist by training and his lens is typically focused on quiet scenes of nature in his own backyard. Chris and I discuss a variety of topics this week, including: The...
Published 08/04/21
Welcome to episode 223 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast! This week on the podcast I was joined by Danielle Hayden, who owns Kickstart Accounting. While Danielle is not a photographer, she's an expert in helping entrepreneurs think about and attain their financial goals. As photographers, many of us are independent creators and therefore entrepreneurs, but some of us are hobbyists who just want to take pretty photographs or express ourselves artistically. No matter which camp you...
Published 07/28/21