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Outdoor Photography Podcast

Brenda Petrella

Join Brenda Petrella from Outdoor Photography School as she sits down with top landscape and nature photographers and leaders in the outdoor industry to unpack their approaches to creativity, connecting with nature, and working safely and comfortably in the natural world. This weekly podcast is a mix of interviews and quick tip episodes. The Tidbit Tuesday episodes include nuggets of practical information and a Q&A section where Brenda answers your submitted questions. Be sure to follow the podcast on your favorite podcast player and get ready to be inspired to create better images and reconnect with nature!
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Introducing the Outdoor Photography Podcast
Navigating Photography and Parenthood With Chrissy DonadiAchieving Balance in CompositionBeing Called to the Landscape With Michele Sons
Episode 33: Today, I sit down with Virginia-based fine art landscape photographer, Michele Sons, to chat about:How life circumstances led to her passion for photographyDeciding to leave a high-stress career to pursue photography full-timeHer inspiration behind creating the Appalachian Dreams Poster Series and the Feminine Landscape SeriesAdvice on how to get your work published in different media outlets and shown in exhibitsDeveloping her signature style and feel to her photographyThe benefits of getting outside of your comfort zone and finding new ways of composing imagesCreating natural abstracts with intentional camera movement (ICM)How to predict and find foggy conditionsConverting her Honda Element into a campervanAnd more!LINKS MENTIONED:Website: http://www.michelesonsphotography.com/ Follow Michele Sons on InstagramFollow Michele Sons on FacebookAppalachian Dreams Poster Series (get 15% off your purchase with OPS15 at checkout!)Feminine Landscape SeriesWinter HaikuStorytelling Series:  Into the UniverseMeteoblue App (Apple)Meteoblue App (Google)USAirNetNOAA GOES Nighttime Microphysics ViewerFull Show Notes***HAVE A QUESTION?Record a Question for Tidbit TuesdayLOVE THE OUTDOOR PHOTOGRAPHY PODCAST?Ways you can support the show:Buy Me a CoffeeLeave a Rating and ReviewShare the show with others!CONFUSED ABOUT WHERE TO FOCUS?Download my FREE Hyperfocal Distance Made Easy EbookABOUT BRENDA PETRELLA (host)Learn more about meVisit my online portfolioConnect with me on Instagram
Nov 16 2021
1 hr 26 mins
Does Size Matter?Stewardship and Conservation Through Photography With David Hunter
Episode 31: Today, I’m joined by California-based landscape and conservation photographer, David Hunter, to chat about:How he got started in landscape and conservation photographyHow being a photographer and an elementary school teacher both contribute to how he approaches creativityHow he approaches photography projectsHis work with various conservancies, the Bureau of Land Management, and with several National Parks as an Artist in ResidenceThe technical and physical challenges of doing macrophotography in cavesFinding personal compositions in iconic locationsHow to be mindful and respectful of our impacts on the environment while doing photographyAnd so much more!LINKS MENTIONED:Website: www.davidhunterphoto.com/Follow David Hunter on InstagramFollow Hunter Dav.id on InstagramDavid’s Flicker AccountEpisode 23: Creating Natural Abstracts, Slow Photography, and Photography Projects with Jennifer RenwickMeet Your Neighbors ProjectNature First Photography AllianceNational Parks Artist in ResidenciesGoogle EarthPhotoPillsPhotoPills Friday - free OPS video series on how to learn PhotoPillsPhotographer’s EphemerisVanguard Tripod Stone Bag (affiliate link)Full Show Notes***HAVE A QUESTION?Record a Question for Tidbit TuesdayLOVE THE OUTDOOR PHOTOGRAPHY PODCAST?Ways you can support the show:Buy Me a CoffeeLeave a Rating and ReviewShare the show with others!CONFUSED ABOUT WHERE TO FOCUS?Download my FREE Hyperfocal Distance Made Easy EbookABOUT BRENDA PETRELLA (host)Learn more about meVisit my online portfolioConnect with me on Instagram
Nov 2 2021
1 hr 1 min
Understanding Histograms, ETTR, and ETTLPersonal Growth Through Landscape Photography With Brie StockwellProtecting Your Camera Gear While in Nature
Oct 12 2021
12 mins
Creative Living and Expressive Photography With Alister Benn
Oct 5 2021
1 hr 19 mins
Fall Foliage Photography TipsReverent and Responsible Landscape Photography With Karen Cooper
Episode 25: Today, I sit down with Vancouver-based landscape photographer, Karen Cooper, to chat about:How walking in nature as a form of physical therapy led her into nature photographyThe value of developing an intimate relationship with locations by revisiting them over and over againThe vast landscape and diverse ecosystems in British ColumbiaHer decisions around opening her own fine art galleryHow she uses her photography to inspire others to respect nature and appreciate it on a deeper levelHer invention of Photolucents ® and other mediums and technologies as novel ways to showcase her imagesHow she uses intuition and balance to find compositionsPhotography as a tool for creating change and as a way of healingNature deficit disorderResponsibilities outdoor photographers have to natureWhy she doesn’t share location information on social mediaAnd so much more!LINKS MENTIONED:Website: https://www.karencoopergallery.com/ Follow Karen Cooper on:   Instagram   LinkedIn   FacebookArticle about forest bathing (shinrin yoku)Parks Rx ProgramKaren’s Ethics for Nature StatementInformation about “Big Lonely Doug”OPS ManifestoNature First Alliance for Responsible Nature PhotographyOPS PhotoPills Friday Video SeriesFull Show Notes***HAVE A QUESTION?Record a Question for Tidbit TuesdayLOVE THE OUTDOOR PHOTOGRAPHY PODCAST?Ways you can support the show:Buy Me a CoffeeLeave a Rating and ReviewShare the show with others!CONFUSED ABOUT WHERE TO FOCUS?Download my FREE Hyperfocal Distance Made Easy EbookABOUT BRENDA PETRELLA (host)Learn more about meVisit my online portfolioConnect with me on Instagram
Sep 21 2021
1 hr 8 mins
How to Expose for High Dynamic Range ScenesCreating Natural Abstracts, Slow Photography, and Photography Projects With Jennifer Renwick
Episode 23: Today, I sit down with Colorado-based nature photographer, Jennifer Renwick, to chat about:How she knew it was time to take the leap and do nature photography full-timeWords of advice for hobbyist photographers who are considering going into photography full-timeThe benefits of living a semi-nomadic life on her approach to photographyHow she and her partner, David Kingham, pivoted to keep their photography business afloat during the pandemicHow she and David structure their photography workshops and their approach to teachingFinding abstract compositions in natureHer approach to post-processingWhat expressive photography is and storytelling through imagesWhat Slow Photography Movement isPhotography projectsAnd so much more!LINKS MENTIONED:Website: http://www.jenniferrenwick.com Follow Jennifer Renwick on InstagramFollow Jennifer Renwick  on FacebookOut of Chicago Live Photography Conference 2022Slow Photography Movement F-Stop Collaborate and Listen Podcast Episode 210 on the Slow Photography MovementNature First: The Alliance for Responsible Nature PhotographyLensWork MagazineOutdoor Photography Podcast Episode 4: Photo Editing vs Photo ManipulationOutdoor Photography Podcast Episode 5 with Brenda TharpOutdoor Photography Podcast Episode 13 with Sarah MarinoFull Show Notes***HAVE A QUESTION?Record a Question for Tidbit TuesdayLOVE THE OUTDOOR PHOTOGRAPHY PODCAST?Ways you can support the show:Buy Me a CoffeeLeave a Rating and ReviewShare the show with others!CONFUSED ABOUT WHERE TO FOCUS?Download my FREE Hyperfocal Distance Made Easy EbookABOUT BRENDA PETRELLA (host)Learn more about meVisit my online portfolioConnect with me on Instagram
Sep 7 2021
1 hr 27 mins
Q&A re: Planning Images and Switching to MirrorlessLarge Format Black & White Nature Photography With Cody Schultz[SPECIAL EPISODE] What Does Connecting With Nature Mean to You?Visual Perception and Cultivating Creativity With Colleen Miniuk
Episode 19: Today, I’m sitting down with Arizona-based landscape photographer, avid writer, and educator Colleen Miniuk to chat about:How she transitioned from a technical career to a more creative careerThe value of following your curiosity, letting go of expectations, playing, and being open to experimentation with photographyGestalt psychology of visual perception and how to use it to create more meaningful imagesThe five inventories to take in the field to discover compositionsHow to cultivate a creative mindset and get into a state of flow with conceptual blending, pareidolia, and metaphorical associationsUsing verbal language to translate a scene into visual language to achieve your desired visual messageWallas Model of CreativitySome business advice to aspiring photographersHer photography advice column, “Dear Bubbles”And so much more!LINKS MENTIONED:Website: http://www.colleenminiuk.com Follow Colleen Miniuk on InstagramFollow Colleen Miniuk on FacebookColleen’s Photography Advice Column Dear BubblesSheography™ WorkshopsPurchase Colleen’s books at Analemma Press - Get 10% off her new book Photographing Acadia National Park, 2nd Edition with coupon code OPS2021 at checkout.Csikszentmihalyi’s Flow ModelWallas Model of CreativityNote: Some of the resources below may be affiliate links, meaning I receive a commission (at no extra cost to you) if you use that link to make a purchase.Steal Like an Artist, Austin KleonArt and Visual Perception, Rudolph ArnheimPerception and Imaging, John Suler and Richard ZakiaFull Show Notes***HAVE A QUESTION?Record a Question for Tidbit TuesdayLOVE THE OUTDOOR PHOTOGRAPHY PODCAST?Ways you can support the show:Buy Me a CoffeeLeave a Rating and ReviewShare the show with others!CONFUSED ABOUT WHERE TO FOCUS?Download my FREE Hyperfocal Distance Made Easy EbookABOUT BRENDA PETRELLA (host)Learn more about meVisit my online portfolioConnect with me on Instagram
Aug 10 2021
1 hr 30 mins
Let's Talk About LightExploration, Conservation, and Empathy With Charles BergmanWhat to Photograph on Overcast, Grey Days?

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