Interviews with Erin Babnik
More about my background, experiences in the field, approaches to photography, and my philosophies about it feature in the following interviews.
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"Thinking Beyond the Typical Photo": Photography Roundtable Podcast, Episode 244, Interview with Erin Babnik
In this interview, David Johnston asks me about my experiences with exploration as a landscape photographer. We discuss the creative benefits of exploration and discovery, some practical resources for research, and the drawbacks to pioneering new locations.
"Erin Babnik on Composition for the Landscape Photographer" podcast interview for The PhotoTellers show
This conversation may surprise you at many points. Listen to find out how my talk on composition differs from other treatments of the subject and why the talk has been so well received. Thanks to the unique interview style of Bill Ramsey, we delve into a range of related topics with a level of depth that is rare in podcast interviews. To hear me speak live about the topic of composition, join me at the Canon Experience Center in Costa Mesa, California on October 17, 2017.
During the Out of Acadia Landscape Photography Conference I was delighted to participate a panel discussion recorded in front of a live audience for the Landscape Photography Podcast. Host Nick Page sat down with Thomas Heaton, Bryan Peterson, and me for a discussion of many important topics in landscape photography: overcoming creative block, finding inspiration, tales of our scariest moments in the field, and our most common teaching tips all came up, along with a good number of jokes along the way. A video version of this recording will be available soon.
Veteran podcast personality Nick Page (formerly of the Improve Photography Podcast) has launched a new podcast channel dedicated to landscape photography. I was honored to be his guest for the show’s inaugural episode. Titled “Developing the Eye with Erin Babnik,” Episode 1 delves into the topics of composition, being creative in the field, and growing as an artist. This was a very lively discussion that should appeal to landscape photographers at any stage in their creative journey.
“Art History and Landscape Photography with Erin Babnik” is the title of the Out of Chicago Podcast Season 4 Episode 2. Interviewer Chris Smith masterfully drew out some answers from me that got us deep into topics including photography’s ancient past, compositional trends in landscape photography, meaning and storytelling, female landscape photographers, my relationship with my Photo Cascadia teammates, and much more. Recent guests on this show include Art Wolfe, Bryan Peterson, and Rick Sammon, so it was a great honor to join the lineup.
This new podcast show by Matt Payne offers “casual conversations” with landscape photographers in episodes that run longer and cover more ground than most others. Our wide-ranging discussion of nearly an hour and half includes: the history of the underground landscape photography group once operating as Area 51, my thoughts on the issue of photo manipulation, the challenges and rewards of becoming a full-time landscape photographer, putting social media into perspective, some thoughts on artistic vision, funny stories from the road, and more.
On Landscape Magazine interviewed me and asked some really thought-provoking questions about photography, art, and art history. I especially enjoyed answering the ones on near/far compositions and finding meaning in photographs. This is an absolutely top-notch publication, and I encourage anyone who enjoys great writing about landscape photography to subscribe to the magazine!
"Erin Babnik: Art History & the Legacy of Landscape Photography" podcast interview for the PhotoTellers show.
Distinguished interviewer Bill Ramsey asked me some thoughtful and wide ranging questions for his show The PhotoTellers on the Fireside Network. I am thrilled to be featured in this impressive series.