302 episodes

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.

    303: Sigfrido Zimmermann - An Ecologist’s Take on Nature Photography

    303: Sigfrido Zimmermann - An Ecologist’s Take on Nature Photography

    This week I had an amazing time chatting it up with one of my favorite photographers - Sigfrido Zimmermann. Sigfrido is an ecologist for his day job and an fantastic nature photographer in his spare time. He combines his knowledge of ecological processes to make some really stunning images, which is what we talk about in this week's show, at length.
    Sigfrido and I had a wonderful conversation and started out with a lot of background on his area of scientific research, which I think will help you later on if you stay tuned!
    On this week's episode, we discuss:
    Sigfrido's journey into nature photography,
    Sigfrido's area of scientific research as an ecologist,
    Why Sigfrido makes images,
    The connection between Sigfrido's scientific research and his photography,
    How non-scientists can leverage science to make better photographs,
    Working in projects as a photographer,
    And a lot more!
    Other topics/links discussed on the podcast this week:
    Join me for a Muench Workshop at White Pocket - June 6-11, 2023.
    Support the podcast on Patreon.
    Join me over on Nature Photographer's Network and use the code "FSTOP10" for a 10% discount!
    William Neill's book: The Photographer's Portfolio Development Workshop.
    Theo Bosboom's article in OnLandscape on Project Based Work.
    Natural Landscape Photography Awards.
    Here is who Sigfrido recommended on the podcast this week:
    Alfredo Mora.
    Hans Gunnar Aslaksen.
    Jason Pettit.
    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!
    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 5 min
    302: Joe Cornish & Alex Nail - Artists asking Artists #5

    302: Joe Cornish & Alex Nail - Artists asking Artists #5

    Ever since I created my landscape and nature photography podcast, there was one person from the United Kingdom that I have always wanted to have as a guest - Joe Cornish.
    Fortunately, my friend Alex Nail asked if he could interview Joe and I was beyond thrilled at the suggestion. Joe is an inspiration to so many landscape photographers, so it was a true pleasure hearing him answer our tough questions. As such, it was a great honor to have him join us for our 302nd episode of the podcast, and the 5th iteration of our "Artists Asking Artists" series.
    Joe's approach to composition and field craft are quite renowned and appreciated by photographers across the world, so it was so amazing hearing him discuss practical ways in which he approaches the making of his images.
    On this week's episode, we discuss:
    Joe Cornish's approaches to making landscape photographs,
    Perfectionism in landscape photography,
    Complexity in composition in landscape photography,
    Qualities of light and Joe's preferences for light,
    Various discussion around color hue shifts in digital cameras,
    Reconciling our carbon footprint while travelling great distances,
    Adding value to the world as a photographer,
    Comparing and contrasting landscape photographers from the United Kingdom and the United States,
    The influence of painters on landscape photographers,
    And a lot more!
    Other topics/links discussed on the podcast this week:
    Support the podcast on Patreon.
    Joe's article over on OnLandscape.
    Join me over on Nature Photographer's Network and use the code "FSTOP10" for a 10% discount!
    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!
    We also have a searchable transcript of every episode!
    Thanks for stopping in, collaborating with us, and listening. See you next week.
    Please see our full listing of show notes and links for more information!
    P.S. you can also support the podcast by purchasing items through our B+H affiliate link.

    • 1 hr 32 min
    301: Exploring Antarctica

    301: Exploring Antarctica

    For many landscape and nature photographers, Antarctica is a dream location to visit and photograph. What's not to appreciate about it? It has incredible wildlife that has no fear of humans, making them quite easy to photograph. It has towering landscapes that are untouched by man. It has massive icebergs that float in the sea ice in dramatic and contrasting color and light.
    I was incredibly lucky to join the Muench Workshops team as an instructor to Antarctica back at the start of December and even luckier to be able to sit down and record a podcast while on board the Sea Spirit with the Poseidon Expedition Team, a delightful group of experts in their own areas of expertise, including biology, logistics, and photography. I was joined by John "Flipper" Suta, our Zodiac driver and logistics expert, Piet van  den Bemd, the Expedition photographer, and Tomas Marina, a biologist and researcher on climate change.
    It was an amazing experience to witness and photograph towering mountains, exuberant Penguins, Humpback Whales, Orcas, Seals, and incredible light while teaching photography, something I'm deeply passionate about.
    On this week's episode, we discuss:
    What makes Antarctica one of the most special locations on Earth for landscape photography.
    What a trip to Antarctica is really like.
    What one can expect from a trip to Antarctica.
    How studying and learning about different sciences can help your photography in Antarctica.
    The impacts of climate change on Antarctica.
    The impacts of tourism on climate change and protection of the Antarctic continent.
    And a lot more!
    Other topics/links discussed on the podcast this week:
    Support the podcast on Patreon.
    Join me over on Nature Photographer's Network and use the code "FSTOP10" for a 10% discount!
    Join the Muench Workshops Team for a trip to the Falkland Islands, South Georgia, and Antarctica.
    Join the Muench Workshops Team for a trip to Antarctica on board the Sea Spirit.
    See the full show notes and some of my photographs from Antarctica.
    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!
    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 5 min
    300: Marc Adamus

    300: Marc Adamus

    Marc Adamus probably does not need an introduction for most of our listeners; however, it is safe to say that he has become a modern icon in the landscape photography community. His style of photography has inspired and propelled many other photographers, including myself. Marc’s influence popularized the fantastical and dreamy look that has become mainstream over the past decade, much to the chagrin of old school practitioners and the excitement of up-and-coming digital artists. It is safe to say that Marc single-handedly revolutionized landscape photography as we know it.

    • 1 hr 31 min
    299: Mieke Boynton - Aerial Photography is [not] a Cheat Code!

    299: Mieke Boynton - Aerial Photography is [not] a Cheat Code!

    Aerial Nature and Landscape Photography is often viewed by more traditional landscape photographers as somewhat of a cheat code for making surprising images; however, I don't think this is necessarily the case. Capturing interesting, compelling, and thought-provoking images from the air still requires a great deal of artistic talent, technical talent, and perfect execution, especially when photographed from an airplane.This week on the podcast I was joined by Aussie nature photographer and aerial specialist, Mieke Boynton (pronounced Mee-ka), who has an incredible passion for aerial photography. You may recognize Mieke's name from last week's episode with her partner, Matt Palmer. They co-manage a gallery together in Bright, Australia. Mieke was also the winner of the Natural Landscape Photography Awards Abstract and Details category with an evocative, elegant, and thought-provoking aerial photograph that will absolutely astonish you. Mieke and I cover such a fun variety of subjects this week, including her passion for an area called the Kimberley, which is an area of Australia that has deep Aboriginal roots, which we discuss at length.
    On this week's episode, we discuss:
    Mieke's journey into photography,
    The story behind how Mieke and Matt Palmer met and become Australia's photography power couple,
    Why Mieke has chosen to open a gallery in her small home town of Bright, Australia, population 2,600,
    Mieke's connection to the Kimberley Region,
    Mieke's desire to share the cultures of the Aboriginal people with her audience,
    Advice for others seeking a connection with place,
    Tips and stories about aerial nature and landscape photography,
    Why Mieke doesn't believe that aerial photography is cheating,
    Mieke's stance on processing her images,
    And a lot more!
    Other topics/links discussed on the podcast this week:
    Support the podcast on Patreon.
    Join me over on Nature Photographer's Network and use the code "FSTOP10" for a 10% discount!
    Matt & Mieke's Gallery, Alpine Light.
    Natural Landscape Photography Awards.
    Join us on Patreon for our fun bonus conversation where Mieke tells us about her history as a competitive athlete and making it to the Olympic games, and how competition drives each of us in different ways.
    Here is who Mieke recommended on the podcast this week:
    Viktoria Haack.
    Tania Malkin.
    Jordan Cantelo.
    Paul Hoelen.
    Ricardo Da Cunha.
    Chris Saunders.
    Tony Hewitt.
    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!
    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 30 min
    298: Matt Palmer - 2019 Australian Photographer of the Year

    298: Matt Palmer - 2019 Australian Photographer of the Year

    It is often the ultimate dream for nature and landscape photographers to open and run their own gallery and doing so is often filled with a heap of questions that don't always have easy answers. Talking about these realities with photographers that have already gone down this path is one way to learn more about it before investing tens of thousands of dollars on your own gallery opening.
    This week on the podcast I was joined by Aussie photographer Matt Palmer. Matt was the Australian Professional Photographer of the Year in 2019 and won the Natural Landscape Photography Awards Project in 2021. Before entering the landscape scene, Matt previously photographed in commercial, portrait, wedding, sporting and music genres. Matt was documenting some of the world's biggest musicians such as Metallica, Pearl Jam, TOOL, Nick Cave, Joan Jett and hundreds more. His work is usually instilled with a strong sense of justice and spans several genres. He lives in Bright, Australia, where he runs a gallery with his partner, Mieke Boynton. Matt and I had a great chat covering a wide variety of subjects, so sit back, relax, and enjoy our conversation.
    On this week's episode, we discuss:
    Matt's journey into landscape photography,
    Matt's rough childhood and how it shaped him as a photographer,
    Photographing in projects,
    Choosing and submitting photographs and projects to competitions,
    Judging competitions,
    How to handle negativity,
    Running a landscape photography gallery,
    Business models for galleries,
    Pricing work for a gallery,
    Matt's YouTube channel, Matt Talks Photography,
    And a lot more!
    Other topics/links discussed on the podcast this week:
    Support the podcast on Patreon.
    Join me over on Nature Photographer's Network and use the code "FSTOP10" for a 10% discount!
    Matt & Mieke's Gallery, Alpine Light.
    Wirestock.
    Natural Landscape Photography Awards.
    Join us on Patreon for our bonus conversation where Matt and I discuss Visual Hierarchies and composition.
    Here is who Matt recommended on the podcast this week:
    Mieke Boynton.
    Paul Hoelen.
    Ricardo Da Cunha.
    Chris Saunders.
    Tony Hewitt.
    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!
    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 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
220 Ratings

220 Ratings

MrBill2021 ,

Great Podcast!

Having been one of this podcasts early listeners, I am blown away by the fact that after 300 consecutive weekly episodes, Matt Payne manages to keep each episode fresh, fun, and above all, informative. The vast array of guests that Matt has managed to get onto the show have all shared thought provoking ideas, approaches and experiences that have been a big part in my growth as a photographer. Please consider finding this podcast on Patreon, and become a supporter of this fantastic program. In doing so, you also will gain access to early release of the podcast episodes.
On a scale from one to five, this podcast is a perfect ten!

bobbyg G-sus ,

Exceptional

Found this while searching around. Now I listen to every episode. Matt is an artful host and I enjoy the topics discussed.

Herugrim ,

Descent show

When on point the podcast is great, but when the host starts moaning about social justice issues or pushing agendas… its an eye rolling misery to keep listening.

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