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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.

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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.

    Dan Cook - UK Peak District; The Trouble With Making Your Passion Your Job

    Dan Cook - UK Peak District; The Trouble With Making Your Passion Your Job

    Welcome to episode 196 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen!
    This week on the podcast, I had a wonderful conversation with U.K. Photographer Dan Cook.
    Dan won an award in the 2014 Landscape Photographer of the Year contest, which was quite early on in his career as a photographer. He works full-time in the construction industry and uses photography as a way to get into the outdoors and escape urbanism. 
    Dan and I discuss some interesting topics this week, including:
    How he got into landscape photography,
    His award in the 2014 Landscape Photographer of the Year contest,
    The challenge and dilemma of focusing your passion in photography into a full-time job,
    The psychological challenges within photography,
    Social media's impact on photography,
    Selling prints,
    And much, much more.
    Over on Patreon this week, Dan and I discuss his trip to Nepal and the incredible experiences he had photographing that country.
    Here are the photographers that Dan recommended on the podcast:
    1. Kevin Russ.
    2. Ellie Davis.
    3. Tom Hegen.
    Other items mentioned on the show:
    1. Podcast Magazine feature on our show (you have to subscribe for free first).
    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.
    As a reminder, you can also support the podcast by shopping at B+H for your photography gear using our Affiliate Link. 

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Andy Boenau - Virtual Photography Projects & His Corona Coupling Book

    Andy Boenau - Virtual Photography Projects & His Corona Coupling Book

    Welcome to episode 195 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen!
     
    This week on the podcast, I was happy to be joined by Andy Boenau.
     
    Andy is a photographer living in Richmond, Virginia who seems to always have a new project up his sleeve. I was excited to talk to him about his latest project, which examines the lives of people in relationships that were only able to meet with each other virtually via Zoom, as has become commonplace since the start of COVID-19.
     
    Andy and I discuss some interesting topics this week, including:

    His monograph book project, Corona Coupling,


    How physical separation takes a toll on relationships,


    Using Zoom as a camera,


    Focusing on the creative process instead of the equipment,


    Artistic motivation and self-limiting beliefs,


    Virtual photography,


    And much, much more.


    Here are the photographers that Andy recommended on the podcast:
    1. Chris Suspect.
    2. Tatsuo Suzuki.
    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.
    Please support the show on Patreon.
    As a reminder, you can also support the podcast by shopping at B+H for your photography gear using our Affiliate Link. 

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Kristen Ryan - Capturing the Magic of the Tetons / Women Retreats

    Kristen Ryan - Capturing the Magic of the Tetons / Women Retreats

    Welcome to episode 194 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week on the podcast, I was happy to be joined by Kristen Ryan. 
    Kristen Ryan is a mother of four children living in Chicago, Illinois. She has a healthy obsession with landscape photography and Grand Teton National Park. Kristen leads all-women landscape photography retreats in the Tetons, Chicago, Canada, and elsewhere. Kristen hosts an online forum for women landscape photographers that she calls Women Capture Magic. She's also a Nature First Ambassador. Kristen and I discuss some interesting topics this week, including:
    How she became obsessed with Landscape Photography and the Tetons,
    Her all-women landscape photography retreats,
    Her Women Capture Magic online forum,
    The challenges of being a mom to four children as a full-time photographer,
    Intimate Landscape Photography using a telephoto lens,
    And much, much more.
    Over on Patreon this week, Kristen and I talk about tips and tricks to using neutral density filters for long exposures in landscape photography.
    Here are the photographers that Kristen recommended on the podcast:
    1. Paul Allen.
    2. Leah Horstman.
    3. Josh Merrill.
    Other items mentioned on the show:
    1. 60-day free trial to Nature Photographer's Network.
    2. Arc Panel Luminosity Panel.
    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.
    Please support the show on Patreon.
    As a reminder, you can also support the podcast by shopping at B+H for your photography gear using our Affiliate Link. 

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Robb Hirsch - Curiosity of the Natural World - Photographing Yosemite

    Robb Hirsch - Curiosity of the Natural World - Photographing Yosemite

    Welcome to episode 193 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week on the podcast, I was happy to be joined by Robb Hirsch, a landscape photographer from California.
    Robb is a biologist by training, naturalist by heart, and photographer by passion. Robb has an intimate relationship with the natural world. This connection was established early during annual childhood visits to Yosemite, which forged his bond with this magical place. After receiving his undergraduate degree from the University of California–Irvine, Robb began a career as a field biologist, working on a variety of projects for California State Parks, the US Geological Survey, and several private firms. His love for traveling and exploration has taken him through Africa, Central America, Tasmania and the western United States. Initially photography was a means to document his work and travels, but it soon became the focus. Robb’s photography has been featured in international competitions, calendars, magazines, and gallery showings, and he leads customized, small group and private photography workshops in Yosemite and surrounding Sierra Nevada.
    Robb and I discuss some interesting topics this week, including:
    How Robb got into landscape photography as a biologist.
    Robb's incredible book, "The Nature of Yosemite - A Visual Journey",
    Robb's love affair with Yosemite National Park and the Yosemite Conservancy,
    How curiosity of the natural world and geological processes informs and guides his photography,
    His method of composition in landscape photography,
    Using photography to inspire others to experience their own connections to a place,
    The importance of understanding the history of the places we photograph,
    And much, much more.
    Over on Patreon this week, Robb and I discuss the importance of developing personal relationships with other people as landscape photographers.
    Here are the photographers that Kristen recommended on the podcast:
    1. Jerry Dodrill.
    2. Ian Shive.
    3. Ed Callert.
    4. James McGrew.
    Other items mentioned on the show this week:
    1. Gary Randall and Chris Byrne Columbia River Gorge workshop.
    2. Nature First 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. 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.
    Please support the show on Patreon.
    As a reminder, you can also support the podcast by shopping at B+H for your photography gear using our Affiliate Link. 

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Michelle Bates - Toy / Plastic Cameras: Creativity Unleashed

    Michelle Bates - Toy / Plastic Cameras: Creativity Unleashed

    Welcome to episode 192 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week on my landscape photography podcast, I was joined by Michelle Bates. 
    Michelle has been a passionate photographer since she was young, and learned her way around a camera in 1991 at the Maine Photographic Workshops, where she first discovered the Holga. Since then, Michelle has shown work in solo exhibitions in the Pacific Northwest, New York, Los Angeles and Israel, and in group shows around the US, Italy, Germany & Thailand. She has photographed for weekly newspapers, album covers, performers, artists, and many others. Michelle loves teaching, and has given lectures on plastic and toy cameras to groups all over the US, including the Society for Photographic Education, SF Camerawork, Powell's Books, and the Creative Center for Photography. She has taught at many photo schools & centers, including Photographic Center Northwest, Newspace (PDX), Maine Media Workshops, the Julia Dean Workshops (LA) and International Center of Photography in New York, among others. Her book, "Plastic Cameras: Toying with Creativity" was published in late 2006 and the second edition in October 2010. Michelle lives in Washington State, and frequents Seattle, Vashon Island, Bellingham, Portland (OR), San Francisco and New York. She loves to road trip and fly away with her Holgas whenever possible.
    Michelle and I discuss some interesting topics this week, including:
    What a plastic camera is,
    Plastic cameras and how they distill the photographic process down to creativity,
    What makes a good photographer,
    Advantages of toy cameras,
    Quirks of toy/plastic cameras,
    Performance photography,
    Collaboration with other artists,
    And much, much more.
    Over on Patreon this week, Michelle and I talk about the importance of honing our skills of writing to improve our photography.
    Here are the photographers that Michelle recommended on the podcast:
    1. Ted Orland (sorry, no website).
    2. Teru Kuwayama.
    3. Anne Arden McDonald.
    4. Susan Burnstine.
    5. Jill Enfield.
    6. Elizabeth Opalenik.
    7. Louviere & Vanessa.
    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.
    As a reminder, you can also support the podcast by shopping at B+H for your photography gear using our Affiliate Link. 

    • 56 min
    Mattias Sjolund - Building Your Landscape Photography Business

    Mattias Sjolund - Building Your Landscape Photography Business

    Welcome to episode 191 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast. This week on my landscape photography podcast, I was joined by a landscape photographer from Uppsala, Sweden - Mattias Sjolund. Mattias works full-time in the digital marketing field and runs an upstart landscape photography business "Foto Magica" where he recruits "big name" photographers from the United States to join him on small tours and workshops in Sweden, bringing the stars to his market. Mattias and myself discuss some interesting topics this week, including:
    How Mattias improved his photography on a small budget,
    How Mattias built his landscape photography business,
    Using Google Ads for marketing your landscape photography business,
    Other digital marketing tips,
    Differences between Europe and the United States in the landscape photography market,
    And much, much more.
    Over on Patreon this week, Mattias and I discuss how photography enriches his life and how he maintains his photography business and a full-time job. 
    Here are the photographers that Mattias recommended on the podcast:
    1. Tara Workman.
    2. Bruce Percy.
    3. Andrea Hamilton.
    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.
    As a reminder, you can also support the podcast by shopping at B+H for your photography gear using our Affiliate Link. 

    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
163 Ratings

163 Ratings

GregVaughnTX ,

Best and Most Interesting Photography Podcast

I have listened to every episode of this podcast, and have enjoyed it’s changes over time. Matt has consistently introduced his listeners to well known and much lesser known photographers as well as branching into other areas that provide relevant information. He is engaging and asks intelligent questions.

Another great aspect of this podcast is hearing how Matt’s opinions and thoughts toward photography have changed and become more clear over the years. I highly recommend this podcast.

Death5685 ,

Exceptional quality and learning here!

The wide range and quality of people and information Matt brings to this podcast is nothing less than exceptional. There are other great photography podcasts, but Matt does a fantastic job with the interviews and teasing out valuable information for any photographer. Thank you!

paulschmitphotography ,

Binge-worthy photography podcast

Matt has interviewed a startlingly vast array of incredibly talented and diverse photographers, and every episode contains nuggets of wisdom and inspiration that keep my passion for photography alive and well even during the down times. His casual but well-prepared interview style brings out the best in all his guests, and it’s easy to laugh along with all the great banter and storytelling. This has been my morning and afternoon commute binge for months now, and I’m always excited to find out who will be on his next episode! Can’t recommend enough!

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