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The Landscape Photography podcast hosted by Matt Payne. We have candid, in-depth, and casual conversations with some of the world's best landscape photographers and cover many topics of interest in photography including social media, business, motivation, inspiration, workflow, and more.

F-Stop Collaborate and Listen - A Landscape Photography Podcast Matt Payne

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The Landscape Photography podcast hosted by Matt Payne. We have candid, in-depth, and casual conversations with some of the world's best landscape photographers and cover many topics of interest in photography including social media, business, motivation, inspiration, workflow, and more.

    Live from the Out of Yosemite Conference

    Live from the Out of Yosemite Conference

    Welcome to Episode 148 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. 
    This week's episode was recorded live at Out of Yosemite. I was lucky to be invited as an instructor and podcast host by the gracious Out of Chicago team. They put together a fantastic line up of instructors, activities, presentations, and excursions. Students and instructors were given the opportunity to interact and learn from each other in the birthplace of modern landscape photography - the Yosemite Valley. Ansel Adams' son and daughter-in-law were in attendance as well as two of Ansel's former assistants, Alan Ross and John Sexton. We had an all-star list of instructors spanning several decades and styles of work from film experts to the latest time-lapse and digital masters. 
    It was such an honor to be a small part of it. 
    On the final night of the conference I had the wonderful privilege to host a live podcast in front of about 40 people. Our panel included some fantastic photographers:
    Colleen Miniuk;
    Charlotte Gibb;
    Michael Frye; and,
    Alex Noriega.
    We covered a wide variety of topics, including:
    How do you find and apply inspiration in your photography?
    How has your photography evolved over time and why have you chosen to go the direction we have?
    How do we bridge the divide between the old school methods and new school methods of landscape photography?
    Why do you photograph?
    What are the positive and negative impacts of bringing large groups of people to the National Parks?
    What do you do when you’re not photographing and how does that influence your photography?
    What are the pros and cons of shooting alone vs. groups?
    What should students do after the conference?
    Over on Patreon this week, we have something special for listeners. Before the conference officially began, the instructors had a wonderful dinner and many drinks to celebrate the start of the conference and to get to know each other. After this dinner, Colleen Miniuk, Franka Gabler, Michael Shainblum, and Alex Noriega joined me for a drunk podcast recording. It was so much fun! Just head over to patreon.com/fstopandlisten for more info on how you can support the podcast and get awesome bonus content like this drunk recording. Please consider supporting the podcast on Patreon! There's a ton of bonus content over there for subscribers! 
    Other items mentioned on the show:
    1. Out of Moab Conference - use the code "PAYNE" for $250 off until Feb. 28.
    2. Out of Acadia Conference - use the code "PAYNE" for $250 off until Feb. 28.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Nikki Rausch - How to Improve your Sales in Photography

    Nikki Rausch - How to Improve your Sales in Photography

    Welcome to Episode 147 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's episode features a sales coach known as "The Sales Maven" - Nikki Rausch.
    After 25 years of experience selling in the corporate world, Nikki decided to trade in her road warrior status so she could help others sell in a way that builds relationships, creates true connection, and results in more closed deals and long-term clients. Now, as a sales coach, author, speaker and founder of Sales Maven, Nikki transforms the misunderstood process of “selling” into techniques, tools, and tips that can be successfully incorporated into a process that can be replicated by you. When she's not helping business owners move their clients along the 'Selling Staircase', Nikki enjoys taking in all the beauty that living in the Pacific Northwest affords her.
    Stay tuned because I think all artists will gain something practical from this episode. Nikki and I covered a wide variety of topics this week, including:
    How to sell your artwork without feeling sleazy or slimy.
    The five steps of the "Selling Staircase":
    How to create a positive first impression
    Creating curiosity
    Discovery
    Delivering the high-end proposal
    Recognizing and responding to the buying signal

    Nikki's free e-book called "Closing the sale, which will help you uncover why you might be fumbling sales opportunities and what to do instead, how you can establish yourself as the expert, and language to use when asking for the sale.
    Over on Patreon this week, Nikki and I talk about an idea that will help you grow your client base and provide a product to them that is very unique to you. Head over to patreon.com/fstopandlisten for more info on how you can support the podcast and get bonus content at the same time.Please consider supporting the podcast on Patreon! There's a ton of bonus content over there for subscribers! 
    Here is who Nikki recommended for the podcast:1. Melina Palmer - The Brainy Business.
    Other items mentioned on the show:
    1. Out of Moab Conference - use the code "PAYNE" for $250 off until Feb. 28.
    2. Out of Acadia Conference - use the code "PAYNE" for $250 off until Feb. 28.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Toby Harriman - Aerial Storytelling / Myanmar / Labels for Artists

    Toby Harriman - Aerial Storytelling / Myanmar / Labels for Artists

    Welcome to Episode 146 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. 
    This week's episode features an incredible aerial and commercial photographer, Toby Harriman.
    Toby and I covered a wide variety of topics this week, including:
    How he went from graphic web design to photography.
    Choosing a direction in photography.
    The business of photography.
    Mental health as it relates to being a full-time photographer.
    Labels for types of artists.
    Instagram's latest attempt at censorship for digital artists.
    The ethics and considerations around photo staging.
    His Myanmar project.
    and a lot more...
    Over on Patreon this week, Toby and I talk about the evolution of photography platforms and how they need to provide value.
    Please consider supporting the podcast on Patreon! There's a ton of bonus content over there for subscribers!
    Here are the photographers Michael recommended for the podcast:1. Jaron Schneider.
    2. Matthew Lavin.
    3. Paul Nicklin.
    Other items mentioned on the show:
    1. 60-day free trial to NPN.
    2. Out of Moab Conference - use the code "PAYNE" for $250 off until Feb. 28.
    3. Out of Acadia Conference - use the code "PAYNE" for $250 off until Feb. 28.
    4. Arc Panel Luminosity Masks. 

    • 1 hr 37 min
    Michael Strickland - Large format film photography of the Great Plains

    Michael Strickland - Large format film photography of the Great Plains

    Welcome to Episode 145 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. 
     
    This week's episode features a large and medium format film photographer from western Kansas, Michael Strickland. 
     
    Michael transitioned from digital to film and hasn't looked back. He was featured in a really interesting Geekwire YouTube video showcasing why he made the switch, which really piqued my interest. 
     
    Michael and I covered a wide variety of topics this week, including:

    Photographing panoramas using film.


    Photographing the Great Plains. 


    Drum Scanning. 


    Portraying mood and emotion through photography.


    Platinum Palladium prints.


    and a lot more...

    Over on Patreon this week, Michael gives us some tips on how to get started in film photography. 
    Head over to patreon.com/fstopandlisten for more info on how you can support the podcast and get bonus content at the same time.  
     
    Before we get started, I wanted to remind listeners that my good friend Gary Randall still has some workshop openings for his 2020 Alaska photography workshops. You could not meet a nicer guy than Gary so I really think you'll love going with him to photograph bears on the Kenai Peninsula. Check it out by going to gary-randall.com! 

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Jerry Greer - Book Publishing and Burnout in Landscape Photography

    Jerry Greer - Book Publishing and Burnout in Landscape Photography

    Welcome to Episode 144 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. 
    Heads-up! Stay tuned to the end of the show to hear who won our inaugural Landscape Conservation Award!
    This week's episode features a landscape photographer from Johnson City, Tennessee, Jerry Greer. Jerry matriculated from his 4x5 film camera to digital in 2007 and hasn't looked back. Don't worry film lovers, next week we go the opposite direction! Jerry also spent most of his career publishing books for himself and other photographers, and I really enjoyed tapping into his knowledge about that. Jerry and I covered a wide variety of topics this week, including:
    Jerry's transition from film to digital
    His work on conservation and environmental assignments
    His publishing company, Mountain Trail Press
    His partnership with Ian Plant and Richard Bernabe
    Why he took a 5-year break from photography in 2014
    and a lot more...
    Over on Patreon this week, Jerry shares some of his thoughts on how to approach a book project. I have been thinking about doing a book for awhile and talking to him was really helpful, so if you are thinking about doing this as well, this was a good talk. Head over to patreon.com/fstopandlisten for more info on how you can support the podcast and get bonus content at the same time.
    Here are the photographers Jerry recommended for the podcast:1. Todd Caudle.
    2. Richard Bernabe.
    3. Joseph Rossbach.
    4. Tony Sweet.
    5. Mac Stone.
    6. Clay Bolt.
    7. Nye Simmons.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Royce Bair - NightScape Photography

    Royce Bair - NightScape Photography

    Welcome to Episode 143 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week's episode features a photographer that probably needs no introduction - Royce Bair. Royce is one of the pioneers of the modern movement of NightScape photography and runs the popular Facebook Group, NightScaper. Royce also organizes and runs the annual NightScape Photography Conference. 
    Royce and I covered a wide variety of topics this week, including:
    Learning to say no and the Greg McKeown book, "Essentialism"
    How Royce got into night photography
    Royce's Milky Way NightScapes eBook - Listeners can use discount code TWAN for $5.00 off at check out
    Our shared authorship of the Secrets from the Stars Kickstarter hardcover book — 8 night photography masterclasses, each written by a world-class, award-winning astrophotographer
    2020 NightScaper Conference in Kanab, Utah - May 20-22. Podcast listeners can use the FSTOP100 Discount Coupon Code for $100.00 off their registration
    Nightscape ethics
    The importance of dark skies and the work of The International Dark Sky Association
    How to make night photography a more creative pursuit
    and a lot more...
    Over on Patreon this week, Royce and I recorded some bonus material where we talk all about the innovations of the past 10 years that have made night photography more accessible and some concrete techniques to improve your night photography. We also talk about the use of trackers for the night sky, Royce recommends the iOptron SkyTracker Pro Mount or the Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer.
    Both are about $300. The iOptron is easier to use in his opinion, but the Sky-Watcher will carry a heavier payload, if you decide to use a long telephoto lens for deep sky object tracking.
    All right, one quick announcement before we dive in: former guest and Canadian landscape photographer, Dani Lefrancois, has announced a really fun opportunity to photograph the Canadian Rockies in the springtime. Her workshop will get you up close and personal with some incredible subjects in the Banff National Park area and looks to be a really fun adventure. Just head to banffphotoworkshops.com/spring-awakening
    Please consider supporting the podcast on Patreon! There's a ton of bonus content over there for subscribers! 
    Here are the photographers Royce recommended for the podcast:1. Ryan Smith
    2. Jack Fusco
    3. Mike Shaw
    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. Join the discussion over on Nature Photographer's Network! We have weekly discussions about each episode of the podcast. It's also free! We also have an Instagram page and a Facebook page for updates.
    Thanks for stopping in, collaborating with us, and listening. See you next week.

    • 1 hr 7 min

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