Landscape Photography World

Grant Swinbourne

Welcome to Landscape Photography World! The podcast for everyone passionate about landscape photography! I’m Grant Swinbourne and I’ll be your host on this show discussing the world of landscape photography. In each show I’ll be talking to some of the best landscape photographers that inspire me. We’ll be getting to know them better and talk to them about their inspirations and motivations, how they’ve developed their style and what they do and don’t like about being a photographer. I’m keen to explore with you the art of landscape photography, composition, the use of tone and colour with maybe a little tech talk along the way. What I’m aiming for is to give you a glimpse into the world of landscape photography from the perspective of some of the best landscape photographers out there. I hope you enjoy the show! Theme Music: Litugy of the Street by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com read less
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Ep 133 - Darren J Spoonley
Feb 13 2024
Ep 133 - Darren J Spoonley
I'm joined this week by Darren Spoonley, a seasoned Irish landscape photographer, together we unpack his photographic journey, sparked at the age of 12, developing film and receiving his first camera. Specializing in landscapes and seascapes, Darren captures the perpetual beauty and unpredictability of nature. Beyond photography, he hosts a Youtube channel and an Irish photography podcast, connecting with talented individuals.  Darren's mindful approach involves savouring nature's freedom, allowing meticulous composition consideration. As the founder of the 'Munster Landscape Photographers Ireland' group, he fosters a community of enthusiasts, organizing meet-ups and competitions. Acknowledged by the Irish Photographic Federation, Darren remains committed to capturing and sharing the timeless beauty of the Irish landscape.  We explore his creative journey, personal branding, overcoming creative blocks, and humorous controversies, providing insights into his unique photographic style and business management. I hope you enjoy the show!   You can find Darren’s work here: Website: https://www.darrenjspoonley.com/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@darrenjspoonley Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/darrenjspoonleyphoto/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/darrenjspoonleyphoto   Listen to this and other episodes wherever you find your podcasts or on https://grantswinbournephotography.com/lpw-podcast   Or subscribe to my YouTube channel https://youtube.com/@grantswinbournephotography   Theme music: Liturgy Of The Street by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com   #podcast #landscapephotography
Ep 131 - Vaughan Laws
Jan 30 2024
Ep 131 - Vaughan Laws
Vaughan Laws, a Melbourne-based landscape and weather photographer, discusses his photography journey from capturing family moments with a DSLR in 2013 to delving into light painting and macro photography.   Transformed by summer storms over Port Phillip Bay, Vaughan's focus shifted to landscape and weather photography. Embracing drone technology, he explores unique perspectives from the sky, always aiming for improvement and innovation.   Vaughan's work, featured in prominent media outlets and social media, recently gained international recognition with licensing by Fox News Weather.   Vaughan shares insights into his evolving approach, passion for weather photography, and concerns about AI's impact on the art. He emphasizes the community-building aspect of running Melbourne Storm Chasers with his friend Nick and discusses the challenges of balancing photography costs with daily life.   I hope you enjoy the show!     You can find Vaughan's work here: Website: https://vaughanlawsphotography.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vaughanlawsphotography Twitter: https://twitter.com/VLphotographyAU Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vaughanlawsphotography YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@vaughanlawsphotography   Listen to this and other episodes wherever you find your podcasts or on https://grantswinbournephotography.com/lpw-podcast Or subscribe to my YouTube channel https://youtube.com/@grantswinbournephotography Theme music: Liturgy Of The Street by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com   #podcast #landscapephotography
Ep 130 - Megan Maloney
Jan 23 2024
Ep 130 - Megan Maloney
Megan Maloney, a devoted lover of New Zealand, expresses her deep passion for the country through captivating landscape photography. Her journey began with a family blog, evolving into a profound connection with the outdoors. Relocating from Wellington to Cambridge in 2015, Megan explored the Waikato, Bay of Plenty, and Coromandel, uncovering hidden gems. Enthusiastic about sunrises, sunsets, waterfalls, and reflections, she traversed the length of NZ, from Northland to the Catlins, to share the essence of the land. As a Sony NZ Digital Imaging Advocate, Megan collaborates with Sony to build a community of photographers, offering landscape photography workshops and events. Her ultimate goal is to inspire others to experience the beauty of these locations and enhance their landscape photography skills for breathtaking images. In this episode,  we discuss the story of her photography journey from being a blogging mom to a full-time professional landscape photographer in New Zealand. Sharing her experiences trekking and traveling, Megan discusses setting personal and professional goals, learning through patience and failure, and the importance of embracing and adapting to technological changes in the field. Megan also touches on keeping a healthy balance between work, photography, and family life, and provides insightful advice to new photographers. I hope you enjoy the show!   You can find Megan’s work here: Website: https://www.meghanmaloneyphotography.co.nz/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/meghanmaloneyphotography/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/meghanmaloneyphotography/ Pintrest: https://www.pinterest.nz/meghanmaloney1/   Listen to this and other episodes wherever you find your podcasts or on https://grantswinbournephotography.com/lpw-podcast Or subscribe to my YouTube channel https://youtube.com/@grantswinbournephotography Theme music: Liturgy Of The Street by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com #podcast #landscapephotography
Ep 129 - Mali Davies
Jan 16 2024
Ep 129 - Mali Davies
Mali Davies, a multi-talented photographer and YouTuber, dives into the transformative power of photography in his life. As a passionate creator, he shares his art and inspiration, fostering a positive community through platforms like social media and workshops.  For Mali, photography is a spiritual journey, providing a profound connection to nature and a medium for self-expression since childhood. In the last five years, his content creator journey on YouTube, especially in Landscape Photography, propelled him to print his work, launch a website, and venture into podcasting.  Mali's eclectic photography style reflects experimentation and self-expression. Join us as we discuss his graphic arts background, drawing parallels between photography and music, exploring societal influences of photography, along with lots more! I hope you enjoy the show!   You can find Mali’s work here:   Website: https://maliphotography.co.uk/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/malidaviesphotography Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MaliDaviesphoto/ Twitter/X: https://twitter.com/malidaviesphoto Flikr: https://flickr.com/people/malidaviesphoto YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/maliphotography   Listen to this and other episodes wherever you find your podcasts or on https://grantswinbournephotography.com/lpw-podcast Or subscribe to my YouTube channel https://youtube.com/@grantswinbournephotography Theme music: Liturgy Of The Street by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com #podcast #landscapephotography
Ep 126 - Sarah Marino
Dec 26 2023
Ep 126 - Sarah Marino
Sarah Marino is a Colorado based photographer known for her intimate landscape and botanical photography.  Sarah's photo portfolio features a diverse range of subjects including grand landscapes, intimate landscapes, abstract renditions of nature, and creative portraits of plants.  Her approach is seeking opportunities in any landscape, finding joy in photographing nature’s small scenes, and a style of photography focused on exploration and connecting with nature. In addition to making photos, Sarah's goals are to provide helpful information through her workshops that inspires others to become better, more creative, and happier photographers while promoting stewardship and the conservation of wild places. We talk about her passion for the outdoors and how it influences her work as a landscape photographer, how her prior non-profit and consulting work has played a role in her current photography business, and her focus on conservation and advocacy for environmental issues along with a lot more! I hope you enjoy the show! You can find Sarah’s work here: Website: https://smallscenes.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sarahmarinophoto/ Twitter/X: https://twitter.com/SMarinoPhoto Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sarah5280/ Threads: https://www.threads.net/@sarahmarinophoto   Listen to this and other episodes wherever you find your podcasts or on https://grantswinbournephotography.com/lpw-podcast Or subscribe to my YouTube channel https://youtube.com/@grantswinbournephotography Theme music: Liturgy Of The Street by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com #podcast #landscapephotography
Ep 123 - Brett Wood
Dec 5 2023
Ep 123 - Brett Wood
Brett Wood is a full-time professional landscape photographer who has been in the business since 2014.  Formerly in construction equipment sales, this Wagga Wagga native now splits time between the NSW South Coast and New Zealand’s South Island, considering it his "spiritual home." With over 20 years of exploring and photographing New Zealand, he specializes in workshops there. Brett's photography style is straightforward—authentic, replicating scenes as he sees them. His calm, friendly nature makes learning enjoyable for clients capturing beautiful photos. Beyond photography, Brett enjoys fishing, traveling, family, his dog, and exploring the culinary world. Brett shares his passion for nature, his nuanced approach to photo editing and printing, and how teaching others during his photography workshops gives him deep satisfaction. along with lots more! I hope you enjoy the show! You can find Brett's work here: Website: https://www.brettwoodphotos.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brettwoodphotoart/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BrettWoodPhotography YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@BrettWoodPhoto Vero: https://vero.co/brettwoodphoto   Listen to this and other episodes wherever you find your podcasts or on https://grantswinbournephotography.com/lpw-podcast Or subscribe to my YouTube channel https://youtube.com/@grantswinbournephotography   Theme music: Liturgy Of The Street by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com   #podcast #landscapephotography
Ep 122 - Tom Quan
Nov 28 2023
Ep 122 - Tom Quan
Tom Quan is a professional landscape and travel photographer based in Melbourne, Australia. His passion for capturing stunning visuals is evident in the vast array of images he has taken around the world, from the Northern Lights in Norway to the enchanting Black Spur in his home country. His background in design and multimedia gives him a unique perspective that shines through in his work. His approach to photography is spontaneous and instinct-driven, demonstrating his unique creativity. He has a preference for minimalistic compositions and tends to portray his subjects with a sense of symmetry. His style leans towards clean and balanced images, preferring to let the subjects of his images communicate with the viewer.  With his versatility and adaptable mindset, he continues to finesse his craft while facing inevitable technological and industry-specific challenges. As a professional, Tom acknowledges the shift in his professional journey towards collaborative work in the field rather than solitary ventures. He values the experience of shared exploration and inspiration with fellow photographers.  We discuss his career transition, thoughts on AI interference in photography and how he overcomes his struggles with creative blocks along with much more.  I hope you enjoy the show!   You can find Tom's work here: Website: https://www.thomasquan.com.au/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tom__quan/ Twitter/X: https://twitter.com/Tom__Quan   Listen to this and other episodes wherever you find your podcasts or on https://grantswinbournephotography.com/lpw-podcast Or subscribe to my YouTube channel https://youtube.com/@grantswinbournephotography   Theme music: Liturgy Of The Street by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com   #podcast #landscapephotography
Ep 121 - John Knopf
Nov 21 2023
Ep 121 - John Knopf
John Knopf's early fascination with the vast outdoors ignited his journey into landscape photography, a realm where he challenges norms to celebrate nature's unbridled spirit. As an avid hiker and conservationist, his work transcends visual poetry, delivering a potent message to cherish and preserve the environment. Over fifteen years, John garnered international acclaim, featuring in National Geographic, TIME, and prestigious events like the Venice Biennale. Two exclusive galleries, numerous awards, and a pioneering role in NFT photography underscore his impact. Despite success, John remains humble, pushing artistic boundaries and offering limited-edition masterpieces that invite viewers to share his journey of discovering nature's light. We discuss John’s transition to using blockchain for distributing art, his journey into becoming a successful photographer, and much more.  I hope you enjoy the show! You can find John's work here: Linktree: https://www.jknopf.com/linktree Website: https://www.jknopf.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/johnknopfphotos Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/knopfgallery Twitter/X: https://twitter.com/johnknopfphotos Listen to this and other episodes wherever you find your podcasts or on https://grantswinbournephotography.com/lpw-podcast Or subscribe to my YouTube channel https://youtube.com/@grantswinbournephotography Theme music: Liturgy Of The Street by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com #podcast #landscapephotography
Ep 120 - Ben Horne
Nov 14 2023
Ep 120 - Ben Horne
Ben Horne is landscape photographer based in California who is known for his large format and film images from the south-west of the USA.  Ben's creative mission revolves around crafting serene, structured depictions of nature. His preference for large format film photography stems from its intrinsic constraints, which impose a strong sense of discipline and provide guidance in his artistic process. The majority of his portfolio comprises 8x10 film captures, with a few earlier works shot on 4x5 film. In late 2009, Ben embarked on a journey to document his adventures through video journals. As his audience has grown, he's dedicated himself to enhancing the quality and content of these videos. Ben's ideal is to transport viewers to the heart of his experiences, sharing what he witnessed and felt at each destination.  We talk about Ben's journey into full-time photography, his creative process and experiences with using large format cameras. We also cover  some of the challenges and opportunities present in the photography industry, including the impact of AI and how it's changing people's perceptions of image authenticity along with Ben’s goal of educating photographers to  respect nature when shooting and the role of photography in environmental advocacy along with lots more. I hope you enjoy the show! You can find Ben's work here: Website: https://www.benhorne.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/benhorne/ Twitter/X: https://twitter.com/BenHorne YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@benhorne   Listen to this and other episodes wherever you find your podcasts or on https://grantswinbournephotography.com/lpw-podcast Or subscribe to my YouTube channel https://youtube.com/@grantswinbournephotography Theme music: Liturgy Of The Street by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com #podcast #landscapephotography
Ep 119 - Jeremy Murray
Nov 7 2023
Ep 119 - Jeremy Murray
Jeremy Murray, originally from the Greater Lithgow area, got into photography through his extensive international travels. However, amidst his explorations, he found that nothing quite compares to his hometown. His journey into photography mirrors that of many enthusiasts, initially ignited by the desire to capture the essence of his travels and new experiences. Through the lens, Jeremy has cultivated a heightened sense of observation and an enhanced appreciation for the simple yet extraordinary facets of daily life. His greatest joy stems from embarking on nature explorations with his family. In his photography, Jeremy aims to rekindle people's connection with the natural world, emphasizing the importance of safeguarding wild landscapes and wildlife. We discuss his initial exposure to photography through travel, with a particular fondness for Africa, and how his interest developed into a hobby, the importance of exploring different angles and subjects. his concern for the loss of wild places due to environmental issues, highlighting the need for conservation. I hope you enjoy the show!   You can find Jeremy's work here: Website: https://www.jeremymurrayphotography.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jeremymurrayphotography/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Jeremymurrayphotography Vero: https://vero.co/jeremymurrayphotography   Listen to this and other episodes wherever you find your podcasts or on https://grantswinbournephotography.com/lpw-podcast Or subscribe to my YouTube channel https://youtube.com/@grantswinbournephotography Theme music: Liturgy Of The Street by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com #podcast #landscapephotography
Ep 117 - Wendy Klein
Oct 24 2023
Ep 117 - Wendy Klein
Wendy Klein, a fine art landscape photographer and dedicated educator, finds her passion in preserving the world's breathtaking beauty. Her whole being resonates with the enchantment that unfolds when fervent nature photographers unite, inspiring the creation of her Women's Capture Magic Retreats. Wendy firmly believes that women, like herself, crave the chance to explore, create, and foster connections with kindred spirits. Through her lens, Wendy captures the serenity and tranquility that nature photography brings. Her ultimate joy lies in guiding others to seize the profound magic of Mother Nature. Whether through her educational endeavors or the immersive retreat experiences she offers, Wendy strives to share her profound connection with the natural world and help fellow photographers discover the serenity and enchantment it brings. We discuss her beginnings in photography and what brought her from nursing to being a full time professional photographer and educator, how her workshops work and much more! I hope you enjoy the show!   You can find Wendy's work here: Website: https://www.wendyklein.photography/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wjk_photography_brisbane3816/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/people/Wendy-Klein-Photography/100050486265289/     Listen to this and other episodes wherever you find your podcasts or on https://grantswinbournephotography.com/lpw-podcast   Or subscribe to my YouTube channel https://youtube.com/@grantswinbournephotography   Theme music: Liturgy Of The Street by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com   #podcast #landscapephotography
Ep 115 - Michelle Moree (Meesh)
Oct 10 2023
Ep 115 - Michelle Moree (Meesh)
Michelle Moree, AKA Meesh is a native to the Pacific Northwest in Seattle, Washington who is very passionate about traveling to remote destinations around the world; capturing adventures and experiences while creating content through photography and video. Even if it’s a popular destination that has been frequented by others, she tends to inspire content with divergent interpretations in her own artistic eyes. With an eye for a unique representation of the outdoors, Meesh enjoys capturing and documenting every excursion in order to tell her distinct story behind it.  After four years together, Meesh & partner Hollis have established The Remote Unknown into a brand composed of commercial photography, videography, travel, apparel, and soon to be an artist collective. We talk about how her passion for the remote places on our planet inspire her photography, the importance of geology in shaping the landscapes she shoots and how she balances her commercial work with her passion for her personal portfolio along with lots more!   You can find Michelle's work here: BioSite: https://bio.site/meesh Website: https://www.theremoteunknown.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/MEESHUNO/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/meeshuno/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100064679583028     Listen to this and other episodes wherever you find your podcasts or on https://grantswinbournephotography.com/lpw-podcast   Or subscribe to my YouTube channel https://youtube.com/@grantswinbournephotography   Theme music: Liturgy Of The Street by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com   #podcast #landscapephotography