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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.

    Colin Sillerud - Mentorship, Workshops, and the American Southwest

    Colin Sillerud - Mentorship, Workshops, and the American Southwest

    Mentorship can be an important aspect to facilitate growth in nature photography. What kinds of workshops we choose to attend and the type of photographer we choose to learn from can also be instrumental in our growth process in photography.

    This week on the podcast, I was joined by Colin Sillerud, a photographer living in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I have enjoyed Colin's photography for a long time so it was great to get to talk to him on the podcast. I've always found him to be very engaging, thoughtful, and kind. On today's show, we discuss the role of mentors in our photographic journey, approaches to teaching workshops, and so much more. So grab yourself a cup of coffee, a beer, or a nice wine, and enjoy the show.

    On this week's episode, we also discuss:

    Colin's journey into photography,
    The role that mentorship played in Colin's development,
    Colin's relationship with his father and how that impacted his photography,
    Colin's approach to teaching workshops,
    And a lot more!

    Other topics discussed on the podcast this week:

    Colin's workshops.
    Enter the Natural Landscape Photography Awards.
    Support the podcast on Patreon.

    Here is who Colin recommended on the podcast this week:

    Jake Werth.
    Laura Oppelt.
    Matt Meisenheimer.
    Jim Tang.

    If you enjoyed the conversation with Colin, you can join us for a fun bonus recording over on Patreon where we discuss backcountry road adventures in the American Southwest and getting our vehicles into lots of precarious situations.

    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 10 min
    Theo Bosboom - Unique Nature Photos from the Netherlands

    Theo Bosboom - Unique Nature Photos from the Netherlands

    Creating unique nature photography is easier said than done. That's why I was excited for this week's podcast episode. 

    This week on the podcast, I was joined by none other than Theo Bosboom. Theo's nature photography is widely regarded as being some of the best coming out of the Netherlands and so it was a real honor to get him onto the podcast. Our conversation dives deep into Theo's history and path into photography and how he is able to create unique and visually-complex images. 

    On this week's episode, we also discuss:

    Theo's journey into photography as a former lawyer,
    How Theo approaches creating unique photographs,
    How Theo manages to raise two children as a full-time photographer,
    Why Theo has moved towards a preference for more intimate work,
    Theo's project submission in the Natural Landscape Photography Awards,
    And a lot more!

    Other topics discussed on the podcast this week:

    Pre-order Theo's book.
    Theo is offering a discount on his "Shaped by the Sea" book using the discount code 'podcast'
    Entering the Natural Landscape Photography Awards.
    Join me over on Nature Photographer's Network.
    NLPA Critique Session with Sandra Bartocha.
    NLPA Critique Session with Alex Noriega.
    Support the podcast on Patreon.

    Here is who Theo recommended on the podcast this week:

    Fortunato Gatto.
    Stian Klo.
    Trym Ivar Bergsmo.
    Arild Heitmann.
    Gheorghe Popa.

    If you enjoyed the conversation with Theo, you can join us for a long bonus recording over on Patreon all about copyright. Since Theo is a former lawyer, I thought it might be great to talk to him about this particular topic in detail. For as little as $5 per month, you can support the podcast on Patreon and check out over 190 bonus episodes. For $10 a month you can get early access to our episodes.

    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 28 min
    Rubin - Eight Useful Ways to Describe and Measure Photography

    Rubin - Eight Useful Ways to Describe and Measure Photography

    How we talk about photography can often be wrought with controversy, hurt feelings, and leaves a lot to be desired for those seeking authentic feedback. When I came across the writings of today's guest on Episode 268 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast, Michael Rubin (or just Rubin for short), it was eye-opening for me. Rubin has created eight useful ways to describe and measure your photos I was really excited to get him onto the podcast to talk about his ideas for how to discuss photographic artwork.

    On this week's episode, we also discuss:

    Photographic Haiku,
    What the Zen Arts can teach us about photography,
    Rubin's approach to editing his photographs,
    Rubin's podcast, Everyday Photography, Every Day,
    And a lot more!

    Other topics discussed on the podcast this week:

    Workshops with Rubin.
    Enter the Natural Landscape Photography Awards.
    Support the podcast on Patreon.

    Here is who Rubin recommended on the podcast this week:

    Jerry Uelsmann.
    John Sexton.

    If you enjoyed today's episode with Rubin, you can catch our bonus episode on Patreon where we talk about Wabi Sabi - the traditional Japanese world view centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection.

    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!

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Aman Chokshi - Photography from the South Pole

    Aman Chokshi - Photography from the South Pole

    How our interests in life inspire our photographic journey is an important ingredient that helps forge who we are as photographers. As such, I had an awesome time talking with these week's guest on episode 267 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast about how he mixes his study of science with his passion for photography.

    I was joined by a photographer and astrophysicist living at the South Pole - Aman Chokshi.

    We also had a great co-host his week, Rajesh Jyothiswaran, who helped to set-up this conversation, which was not easy considering the logistics of internet access at the South Pole! Thanks Rajesh!

    On this week's episode, we also discuss:

    Aman's journey into photography,
    Travelling across India on a bicycle,
    Photographing Ladakh,
    Mixing astrophysics and photography,
    Aman's homemade star tracker,
    What it's like being a photographer at the South Pole,
    What is of interest as a photographer at the South Pole,
    And a lot more!

    Other topics discussed on the podcast this week:

    Murchison Widefield Array.
    Join Nature Photographer's Network.
    Support the podcast on Patreon.

    Here is who Aman recommended on the podcast this week:

    Vibhu Groverr.

    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 2 min
    Devin Rogers - The Journey of the New Photographer

    Devin Rogers - The Journey of the New Photographer

    The journey of a new photographer can take many paths, but it is in our early years that the foundation is developed and the direction of our work begins. As such, I had an awesome time talking with these week's guest on episode 266 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast about his journey as a new landscape photographer. 

    I was joined by a photographer who is relatively new to photography who has impressed me quite a bit in the way he openly and passionately talks about the craft from his position of being an amateur - Devin Rogers.

    Devin hails from Temecula, California and it has become apparent to me that he has a deep passion for the outdoors and that he will be a name we will be keeping an eye on for a long time. We had a great chat this week and I think you'll enjoy where we take the conversation.

    On this week's episode, we also discuss:

    How Devin has approached his development as a new photographer,
    Devin's thought process about the concept of art and photography,
    How Devin looks at his own work and other photographers' work through the lens of art,
    How Devin has approached developing his processing skills,
    The types of images that Devin enjoys creating,
    Why Devin feels inspired to make images that represent reality,
    Devin's approach to balancing full-time work with his passion for photography,
    And a lot more!

    Other topics discussed on the podcast this week:

    Support the show on Patreon.
    Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey.
    Landscape Photographer Discord Channel. 

    Here is who Devin recommended on the podcast this week:

    Tristan Todd.
    Blake Randall. 

    On Patreon this week, Devin and I talk about why we think the wide angle grand landscape image gets a bad rap. You can listen to this bonus episode and over 190 others by joining your peers in supporting the show financially on Patreon.

    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.

    • 59 min
    Simon Baxter - A Passion for the Woodland

    Simon Baxter - A Passion for the Woodland

    Focusing our nature photography on the subjects we love and care about most can yield the most powerful and personal results. As such, I was thrilled to record episode 265 of the podcast due to our guest's focus on his passion for the woodland. This week on the podcast, I was joined by a legendary U.K. woodland photographer and YouTube sensation, Simon Baxter.

    On this week's episode, we also discuss:

    Simon's journey into photography and YouTube,
    Simon's passion for woodland photography,
    Balancing content creation with making photographs as a YouTuber,
    Handling burnout,
    The psychologically confusing moments when we achieve our goals,
    How Simon manages his full-time business in photography,
    Simon's new book, Gathering Time,
    Planting a Tree in Meg's Grove,
    And a lot more!

    Other topics discussed on the podcast this week:

    Support the show on Patreon.

    Here is who Simon recommended on the podcast this week:

    Sean Tucker.
    Joe Cornish.

    If you enjoyed our conversation, you can listen to 16 more minutes on our Patreon bonus episode. Simon and I talk about Meg's Grove, Trees for Life Scotland, and identifying why we love what we love as photographers. If you want to check that out, can you support the podcast on Patreon for $5/mo or $50 per year.

    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 Simon's excellent photographs!

    • 1 hr 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
207 Ratings

207 Ratings

tiffanylamp ,

#1

The best landscape podcast out there. It just keeps getting better. Matt has fine-tuned his dialogue and questions to figure out who the photographer is, what they are about and what is meaningful to them. It is great company on the road to your photography destinations!

stevie123456578910 ,

First Rate

Some really inspiring content here; makes you want to get out and shoot. Innovative, stimulating guests

deirdrerosesouthwest ,

Best Nature Photography Podcast

This podcast is thoughtful, interesting and has really solid ethics. It would seem that most photography podcasts leave one or two of those out, so this podcast is a breath of fresh air! Always unique guests with good discussions.

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