73 episodes

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!

Outdoor Photography Podcast Brenda Petrella

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 5 Ratings

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!

    Compositional Tips for Natural Abstracts

    Compositional Tips for Natural Abstracts

    Episode 72: In today’s Tidbit Tuesday, I answer a listener question about how to approach composition when it comes to creating natural abstracts.  Enjoy!
    LINKS MENTIONED:
    Jennifer Renwick and David Kingham’s Reverence: Death Valley - A Lenswork Monograph
    Sarah Marino’s 11 Composition Lessons for Photographing Nature’s Small Scenes Ebook
    Erin Babnik’s articles on compositional patterns:
    Five Compositional Patterns Worth Finding in NatureFour (More) Compositional Patterns Worth Finding in NatureEpisode 13: Creative Self-Expression, Composition, and Letting Go of Expectations With Sarah Marino
    Episode 19: Visual Perception and Cultivating Creativity With Colleen Miniuk
    Episode 23: Creating Natural Abstracts, Slow Photography, and Photography Projects With Jennifer Renwick
    Episode 34: Achieving Balance in Composition
    Episode 43: Photography as Art is a Process with Erin Babnik
    Episode 51: Get Outside Your Comfort Zone With David Kingham

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    • 12 min
    Creative Flow and Being a Content Creator With David Johnston

    Creative Flow and Being a Content Creator With David Johnston

    Episode 71: Today I sit down with Tennessee-based landscape photographer and educator, David Johnston, to chat about:
    How he got interested in photography and how and why he decided to become a professional photographerHow his current podcast, the Landscape Photography Show, differs from the first podcast he startedWhat he’s learned from his conversations on the podcast about connecting with your emotions through your photographyThe idea of “creative flow induction”The benefits of starting a YouTube channel from a business perspective and the impact he hopes to have as an educatorAdvice on how to start a YouTube channelHow to deal with internet trollsBalancing work, family, and time for his own creativityHow he manages to work two days/week so that he can spend time with his young daughterHow he repurposes long-form contentThings to consider before going full-time into photographyHis ideas around visual flow in compositionLINKS MENTIONED:
    Website: https://www.davidjohnstonart.com/
    Follow David Johnston on:
    Instagram
    YouTube
    My interview on David’s Podcast: The Landscape Photography Show
    Think Media

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    The Exposure Pyramid (uh, Triangle…) Explained

    The Exposure Pyramid (uh, Triangle…) Explained

    Episode 70: Today’s Tidbit Tuesday topic was inspired by one of our listeners who wanted to understand exposure better.  So if you wish to get a better grasp of the exposure settings of aperture, shutter speed, and ISO and even start photographing in manual mode, then this episode is for you.  Enjoy!
    LINKS MENTIONED:
    OPS Articles:  
    What is Aperture in Photography?
    Aperture and F-Stops Explained
    Which Aperture Should I Use in Outdoor Photography?
    ISO: It’s Not What You Think
    ISO: Why All the Noise?
    Episode 30: Understanding Histograms, ETTR, and ETTL
    Episode 38: Should You Buy Filters? Landscape Photography Filters Explained
    Episode 42: How and When to Use Exposure Compensation

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    • 14 min
    The Value of Being a Generalist Photographer With Viktoria Haack

    The Value of Being a Generalist Photographer With Viktoria Haack

    Episode 69: Today I sit down with professional photographer and artist, Viktoria Haack, from British Columbia to chat about:
    Her winding journey into photographyHow photography has served as an open-ended creative outlet for herThe creative benefits of being a generalist photographerHow nature serves as the basis of all of her photography regardless of genreHow doing different genres of photography cross-pollinates her approach to compositionBalancing the expectations of clients and social media with her own creative pursuitsSome of the challenges with working with human and animal models and the value of going without a planInsights into how she creates her environmental portraitsWhat it’s like working as a brand ambassadorThe benefits of switching to a mirrorless systemAnd a whole lot more!LINKS MENTIONED:
    Website: http://www.viktoriahaackphotography.ca/ 
    Follow Viktoria Haack on:
    Instagram
    Facebook
    Twitter
    Jack the Wolfskin on Instagram
    Viktoria’s article on 500px: Why You Should NOT Specialize in One Type of Photography
    Wim Hof Method


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    • 54 min
    Let's Talk About Light [REMIX]

    Let's Talk About Light [REMIX]

    Episode 68: Light creates everything we see - colors, contrast, shapes, lines, etc., and therefore learning how to “see” light is an essential step in creating more compelling images.  Many of our recent guests on the podcast have emphasized how important understanding and knowing light is to improve your photography.
    So, in this Tidbit Tuesday, I break down the different characteristics of light, how to effectively use whatever light you have, and how light shapes the mood of a scene or subject.  This is a remix of an earlier episode (episode 18) in case you missed it.
    LINKS MENTIONED:
    Episode 16: What to Photograph on Overcast, Grey Days?
    Episode 38: Should You Buy Filters? Photography Filters Explained
    OPS Article: ISO - It’s Not What You Think

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    ABOUT BRENDA PETRELLA (host)
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    • 16 min
    Let Go of Expectations and Embrace Failure With David Thompson

    Let Go of Expectations and Embrace Failure With David Thompson

    Episode 67: Today I sit down with landscape photographer, David Thompson, to chat about:
    A story about the photograph that sparked his early interest in photographyHis relationship with creativityHow being naturally curious has shaped his approach to photographyThe importance of accepting failure as part of the learning processHow composing small scenes has changed how he composes grand landscapesHow to achieve visual flow with your subject, structures, and other compositional elementsHow he continues to challenge himself in his photographyHis approach to composition and how it depends on what the light is doing at the timeThe importance of midtone contrast and luminosity in the way he post-processes his photographsColor cast - how it can negatively impact color separation and how to fix itAdvice for finding your creative vision for your photographyHow to make landscape photography and the outdoors more inclusive and accessibleA whole lot more!

    LINKS MENTIONED:
    Website: davidthompsonphotography.com
    Follow David Thompson on: 
    Instagram
    Facebook
    Flickr
    Mention this episode to David and get 15% off of his post-processing Skype sessions for the entire month of August 2022 @ $149 for a 2hr session.
    Parks Rx Program
    Park Rx America
    Develop a Park Prescription Program for your community


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    HAVE A QUESTION?
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    ABOUT BRENDA PETRELLA (host)
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    • 1 hr 26 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

Colboy58 ,

Great Podcast &Podcaster

I'm a fair way behind with this Podcast series, starting from episode one in the week before Easter 2022. After listening to a few Photography Podcasts and enjoying most of some & bits of others, I was wondering where are the female Photography Podcasters? Apple Podcasts, for me at least, doesn't seem to make it really easy to find what I'm looking for. Then I stumbled across this podcast by Brenda Petrelli. What's great about this, (up to episode 17 so far) , is it doesn't focus too deeply on gear, but has great stories from guests and also focusses on getting and being in "the great outdoors" as Aussies would say, with photography. Being 'prepared' for the outdoors is a big part of the podcasts as well as being prepared photography gear wise.

Brenda does a really good job, interviews guests well and invites her audience to have some input in episodes she does solo.

Keep up the great work Brenda.

Adamini ,

Such a terrific show

I heard Brenda being interviewed on another podcast and really enjoyed listening to her. Now l have listened to most of Brenda’s podcasts and have to say they are informative, entertaining, thoughtful, and worth every minute of listening time. Thanks Brenda and please keep producing your wonderful show.

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