BPP 111: Matt Payne - Tall Mountains, Amazing Photos. Combining Passions

Matt Payne is a Colorado Landscape Photographer and host of the "F-Stop Collaborate and Listen" Photography podcast

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In This Episode You'll Learn:

  • How Matt got his start in photography
  • How Matt used his first camera
  • What motivated Matt to learn photography
  • Where Matt got inspired to grow his knowledge of photography
  • How much photography is planned vs how much of a shot is magic
  • The best thing Matt ever did to grow his photography community
  • The lessons Matt's parents instilled in him to make him a better photographer
  • Some must have gear for getting started with Landscape photography
  • How night photography helped Matt better understand his camera settings 
  • One of the hardest aspects of landscape photography to learn
  • Immediate signs of an amateur landscape photographer
  • What Matt does when he shows up at a location and the conditions do not work out


Memorable Quotes:

  • When I first started, I just pointed the camera at everything and didn't know what I was doing.
  • I checked out every photography book at the library and became self-taught 
  • I have this struggle between my passions of climbing tall mountains and taking photos
  • I would spend a couple hours a night experimenting with my camera to gain a better understanding of settings.
  • Don't be afraid to other photographers question
  • Sometimes you have to make the best of what nature gives you

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