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The Nature & Landscape Photography podcast hosted by Matt Payne. Candid conversations with photographers, industry insiders, and other artists on the craft of nature & landscape photography. Each week we release a new episode with a guest or panel and talk about psychological drivers in landscape photography, social media, business, marketing, motivation, inspiration, workflow, and more.

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The Nature & Landscape Photography podcast hosted by Matt Payne. Candid conversations with photographers, industry insiders, and other artists on the craft of nature & landscape photography. Each week we release a new episode with a guest or panel and talk about psychological drivers in landscape photography, social media, business, marketing, motivation, inspiration, workflow, and more.

    Deirdre Rosenberg - In Defense of the American Pika

    Deirdre Rosenberg - In Defense of the American Pika

    The American Pika is one of my favorite creatures found in the wilderness of Colorado. It is a small, adorable creature that is about 6 or 7 inches in length and is known for its high-pitch chirping sound and cute face. The American Pika primarily lives at high elevations between 10,000 and 14,000 feet and I often encounter them on my mountain climbing trips here in Colorado. They are unfortunately in severe danger of extinction due to climate change because they depend on cold winters to survive.

    This week on the podcast I had a wonderful conversation with Deirdre Rosenberg, a wildlife, landscape, and conservation photographer living in Southwest Colorado who has dedicated her life to conservation efforts around the San Juan Mountains and for the American Pika.

    On this week's episode, we discuss:

    Deirdre's journey as a photographer and her relationship with the wilderness,
    The American Pika and Deidre's goals in photographing it,
    Conservation photography and what it means to Deirdre,
    Deirdre's project to photograph the San Juan Mountains of Colorado from a conservation perspective,
    Deirdre's goals and approaches to photographing with a conservation intent,
    Helping women get excited about wilderness photography,
    "Honest Photography,"
    And a lot more!

    Other topics/links discussed on the podcast this week:


    Join me over on Nature Photographer's Network.
    Support the podcast on Patreon.

    Here is who Deidre recommended on the podcast this week:

    Gretchen Stuart.
    Nate Luebbe.

    If you enjoyed our conversation this week, you can listen to our bonus episode over Patreon on where we discuss Deidre's approaches to making her dreams come true as a full-time photographer.

    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!

    Did you also know we have listener after-parties on Twitter Spaces? This is a great opportunity to interact with other listeners, guests, and the host (when I can) regarding your thoughts on the episode.

    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.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Valda Bailey - Unlocking Creativity with ICM & Multiple Exposure

    Valda Bailey - Unlocking Creativity with ICM & Multiple Exposure

    This week on the podcast I had a wonderful conversation with Valda Bailey. Valda is a UK photographer specializing in intentional camera movement (ICM) and multiple exposure work, which she often combines as part of her workflow. It was great to hear about her creative process and techniques, which we covered extensively in this episode of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast!

    On this week's episode, we discuss:

    Valda's journey as a photographer and why she has gravitated towards ICM and double/multiple exposure image-making,
    The role of abstraction in her photography,
    Lots of practical advice on the techniques of ICM and multiple exposure, including equipment choice,
    How to choose what to include and exclude in this type of work,
    Conceptually-driven work,
    Formalism in photographic art,
    And a lot more!

    Other topics/links discussed on the podcast this week:

    My article on NPN about Nature Photography as Art.
    Valda's Book, "We May as Well Dance."
    Join me over on Nature Photographer's Network.
    Support the podcast on Patreon.

    Here is who Valda recommended on the podcast this week:

    Doug Chinnery.
    Chris Friel.
    Graham Cooke.

    If you enjoyed our conversation this week, you can listen to our bonus episode over Patreon on where we discuss conceptually-based workshop learning vs. location-based workshop learning.

    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!

    Did you also know we have listener after-parties on Twitter Spaces? This is a great opportunity to interact with other listeners, guests, and the host (when I can) regarding your thoughts on the episode.

    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.

    Visit our show notes to see Valda's work!

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Marsha Kirschbaum - An Appreciation of Dark Skies

    Marsha Kirschbaum - An Appreciation of Dark Skies

    Dark skies are an important part of the natural world and are paramount in the success of every night photographer that exists. As such, it was a fabulous honor to discuss an appreciation of dark skies, night photography, and many other subjects with the guest of this week's episode of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast.

    This week on the podcast I had the pleasure of speaking with a fellow night photographer hailing from the great State of California, Marsha Kirschbaum.

    On this week's episode, we discuss:

    Why Marsha has chosen to specialize in night photography,
    How Marsha got her start in photography,
    How night photography sparks curiosity in the natural world,
    Light pollution's impact on dark skies and nature,
    Safety and night photography,
    Equipment for night photography,
    Digital art and night photography,
    And a lot more!

    Other topics/links discussed on the podcast this week:

    Join me over on Nature Photographer's Network.
    Fenix Headlamp.
    Sony A7R4.
    International Dark Sky Association.
    Support the podcast on Patreon.

    Here is who Marsha recommended on the podcast this week:

    Jan Maguire.
    Pam Dorner.
    Becky Jaffe.
    Nancy Wright.
    Rick Whitacre.

    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!

    Did you also know we have listener after-parties on Twitter Spaces? This is a great opportunity to interact with other listeners, guests, and the host (when I can) regarding your thoughts on the episode.

    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.

    To see Marsha's work and a lot more, see the full show notes on our website. 

    • 1 hr 33 min
    Eric Erlenbusch - Nature Photography as a Lifelong Pursuit

    Eric Erlenbusch - Nature Photography as a Lifelong Pursuit

    When nature photography is seen as an integral part of our life, it takes on new meaning and provides focus for our true goals with this artistic medium. As such, it was a fabulous honor to discuss this among many other topics with the guest of this week's episode of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. 

    This week on the podcast I had the pleasure of talking with one of my favorite nature photographers out of Utah - Eric Erlenbusch.

    Eric and I had a wonderful conversation about his approach to making unique photographs, including stories about how he created three of his favorite photographs. We also talked about his experience working as the gallery director for Thomas Mangelsen.

    On this week's episode, we discuss:

    The process for making unique nature and landscape photographs,
    Goals in our photography,
    Defining success in our photography,
    Jump-starting the creative process,
    Stories about some of Eric's favorite images,
    Eric's experience working with Thomas Mangelsen,
    And a lot more!

    Other topics/links discussed on the podcast this week:

    Join me over on Nature Photographer's Network.
    Eric's workshops and retreats.
    Man's Search for Meaning book.
    Topaz Internment Camp and Museum.
    Support the podcast on Patreon.

    Here is who Eric recommended on the podcast this week:

    Paulo Valdivia.
    Thomas Mangelsen.
    Prajit Ravindran.

    If you enjoyed our conversation this week, you can listen to our bonus episode over Patreon on where Eric and I discuss practical tips he gained while learning as the gallery director for Thomas Mangelsen.

    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!

    Did you also know we have listener after-parties on Twitter Spaces? This is a great opportunity to interact with other listeners, guests, and the host (when I can) regarding your thoughts on the episode.

    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.

    Scroll down to see more of Eric's work!

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Alberto Rodriguez-Garcia - Psychedelics & Abstraction in Nature Photography

    Alberto Rodriguez-Garcia - Psychedelics & Abstraction in Nature Photography

    Nature and Landscape Photography can be a journey filled with introspection and is often positively augmented and influenced by various experiences we have in life. Discussing these experiences with other photographers brings me a lot of happiness, so I was excited to speak to this week's guest on my podcast about his experiences with psychedelics, reading books, and going on long personal journeys and how those experiences have influenced his work.

    This week on the podcast I was joined by nature and landscape photographer who has chosen to specialize in abstract imagery, Alberto Rodriguez-Garcia.

    On this week's episode, we discuss:

    How reading Jack Kerouac influenced Alberto's desire to get into nature more,
    Alberto and my experiences with psychedelics and how that has influenced his photography,
    Alberto's passion for small scenes and abstract images and how that passion was developed,
    The importance of critique in Alberto's growth,
    Alberto's cross-country journey as a photographer,
    And a lot more!

    Other topics/links discussed on the podcast this week:

    Enter the Natural Landscape Photography Awards.
    Eric Bennett's critique groups referenced by Alberto.
    My OnLandscape articles featuring photographers.
    On the Road by Jack Kerouac.
    Support the podcast on Patreon.

    Here is who Alberto recommended on the podcast this week:

    Martin Gonzalez.
    Sigfrido Zimmerman.
    Nick Becker.
    Alfredo Mora.
    Richard Martin.

    If you enjoyed our conversation this week, you can listen to our bonus episode over Patreon on where Alberto discusses how immigrating to the USA from Spain has influenced his photography.

    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!

    You can also find all of the show notes for the podcast on my blog, which includes lots of great photographs submitted by the guest(s).

    Did you also know we have listener after-parties on Twitter Spaces? This is a great opportunity to interact with other listeners, guests, and the host (when I can) regarding your thoughts on the episode.

    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.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Alex Vita - Designing a Photography Website

    Alex Vita - Designing a Photography Website

    Building a photography website can be a complicated and time-consuming process and can end up costing you thousands upon thousands of dollars and countless hours of your precious time if you don't do it correctly.

    As such, it was great to host a conversation this week on the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with photography website design expert, Alex Vita.

    Alex helps photographers grow their photography business by helping them establish a stellar web presence. He has built over 200 websites for photographers from 25 countries. His clients are pro or semi-pro photographers selling licenses or photo-based products online (prints, calendars, books, workshops, photo tours, etc.).

    On this week's episode, we discuss:

    How Alex got into building websites for photographers,
    Why photographers should want their own website,
    What makes for a great photography website,
    The biggest changes that have impacted photography websites,
    File sizes and resolutions for photography websites,
    Tools for image compression,
    Common mistakes that photographers make on their websites,
    How to differentiate yourself as a photographer through your website,
    Tips on Search Engine Optimization (SEO),
    And a lot more!

    Other topics/links discussed on the podcast this week:

    Give SE Ranking (the best SEO tool) a try.
    Join me over on Nature Photographer's Network.
    Support the podcast on Patreon.

    Looking for the Website Comparison PDF I created? Here it is. 

    Here is who Alex recommended on the podcast this week:

    Ben Von Wong.
    Andrew Hellmich.
    Jeff Schultz.

    f you enjoyed our conversation this week, you can listen to our bonus episode over Patreon on where we discuss the question of whether or not to list your prices on your website for your goods and services.

    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!

    Did you also know we have listener after-parties on Twitter Spaces? This is a great opportunity to interact with other listeners, guests, and the host (when I can) regarding your thoughts on the episode.

    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.

    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Matt Bishop Photography ,

Great genuine listen

I have recently stumbled across this podcast. I too host many podcasts on landscape photography and enjoy listening to other photographers chat about our passion. Matt’s ability to have a genuine, laid back approach to the hosts is always pleasant to hear and the subject discussed are always interesting. Well done Matt. Looking forward to future episodes!!!!

Scott McIlwhan Photography ,

Awesome podcast - regularly in my passenger seat

A fantastic podcast, I look forward to each episode - many a long drive or boring train trip has been made awesome by listening to Matt in conversation with awesome landscape and outdoors photographers. Covers really interesting topics that go beyond gear and technique (though that's covered too). Love the environmental bent too.

BirdyDemon ,

Love It

Great podcast easy to listen to and very helpful. It is on my rotation for sure.

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