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Kurt Budliger – Portrait of a Photographer

Conversations with the landscape – developing connection to deepen visual impact

Matt Payne

Matt Payne

Matt Payne is a landscape photographer and mountain climber from Durango, Colorado. He’s the host of the weekly landscape photography podcast, “F-Stop Collaborate and Listen,” co-founder of the Nature First Photography Alliance, and co-founder of the Natural Landscape Photography Awards. He lives with his wife, Angela, his son Quinn, and his four cats, Juju, Chara, Arrow, and Vestal.


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As some readers may or may not know, I originally come from the psychology and counselling field and so, I often see the world of photography and therefore, photographers, through that lens. Throughout my career as a therapist, and later as a manager of people and processes, I have consistently been reminded (often through my own mistakes) that relationships are foundational to our success as human beings and that effective two-way communication is a key tenet in establishing and maintaining those relationships.

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