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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
    • 4.8 • 154 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!

    An Important Announcement

    An Important Announcement

    Today, I share a brief update on some changes happening in my personal life and why I need to temporarily pause the podcast.
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    • 2 min
    What Does Connecting to Nature Mean to You? [Compilation]

    What Does Connecting to Nature Mean to You? [Compilation]

    Episode 84: Today, we’re paying tribute to the last ten incredible guests we’ve had on the podcast.  Each of them has shared their wisdom and valuable perspectives about photography, creativity, composition, and connecting with nature.  This special Tidbit Tuesday is a compilation of their responses to the last question I ask, which is: What does connecting with nature mean to you?  Their responses are touching and thought-provoking, and I hope they inspire you to consider what connecting with nature means to you, too.  Please enjoy!
    GUEST WEBSITES:
    Episode 63: Alyce Bender
    Episode 65: Justin Black
    Episode 67: David Thompson
    Episode 69: Viktoria Haack
    Episode 71: David Johnston
    Episode 73: Ben Williamson
    Episode 75: Colleen Gara
    Episode 77: Anna Morgan
    Episode 79: Kristen Ryan
    Episode 83: Charles Needle
    I’d love your feedback!  Please take our listener survey!

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    ABOUT BRENDA PETRELLA (host)
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    • 11 min
    Macro, Abstract, and Impressionistic Photography With Charles Needle

    Macro, Abstract, and Impressionistic Photography With Charles Needle

    Episode 83: Today I sit down with award-winning fine art photographer, Charles Needle, to chat about:
    How photography helped him recover from a debilitating illnessThe benefits of having a mindful approach to photographyPhotographers who mentored him early in his photography journey and helped him to find his vision and encouraged him to teach photographyPhotography as a subtractive artHow to let the subject speak to youWhy you should consider using a smartphone over a DSLR or mirrorless camera for creative photographyWhat the differences and similarities are between macrophotography, abstract photography, and impressionistic photographyThe key types of contrast that generally work well for impressionistic photographyTechnical and creative tips on using techniques like intentional camera movement (ICM) and multiple exposures (ME) - even with a smartphone!Compositional elements and assets he looks for when creating abstracts and impressionistic imagesCompositional tips for abstract and impressionistic photographyPhotography as a performance artCharles answers your submitted macrophotography questionsAnd much more!LINKS MENTIONED:
    Website: https://charlesneedlephoto.com/
    Impressionistic Photography, by Charles Needle
    Creative Macro Photography, by Charles Needle
    Charles’ Gear Recommendations
    Charles’ free Multiple Exposure Script for Photoshop
    Follow Charles on Instagram
    Follow Charles on Facebook
    Nancy Rotenberg
    Freeman Patterson
    Topaz Gigapixel AI
    Slow Shutter Cam App
    Average Camera Pro App
    The Plamp

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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Special Listener Episode

    Special Listener Episode

    Episode 82: Welcome to a special edition of Tidbit Tuesday featuring YOUR best, favorite, or most unusual outdoor photography tidbits!  A huge thank you to each of the listeners who contributed to this episode!  It’s packed with great ideas.
    LINKS MENTIONED:
    The listeners who contributed to this episode are listed below with their websites and social media handles if they shared them.  Be sure to check out and support their work! 
    Paul Rodden
    Denise Lehenbauer
    Egídio Leitão: https://egidio.photography/ 
    Follow Egídio on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/egidiotx/  
    Chris Sobczak
    Jim Moyer 
    John Van't Land
    Jim Klosiewski
     Julie Picardi: https://www.juliepicardiphotography.com/
    Follow Julie on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jules8908/ and on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/juliepicardiphotography 
    Gary Danis
    Tinkle Belle
    Topaz DeNoise AI
    Learn How to Use the Intersect Masks in Lightroom with Nigel Danson

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    ABOUT BRENDA PETRELLA (host)
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    • 14 min
    Photographing the Wonders of Washington With Photo Cascadia

    Photographing the Wonders of Washington With Photo Cascadia

    Episode 81: Today I sit down with six of seven members of the esteemed Photo Cascadia team, to chat about:
    How the collective got started and what keeps them going strongThe inspiration behind their newest book, Washington Evergreen: Land of Nature WondersThe diverse photographic opportunities found in the seven regions of WashingtonPreparation tips for exploring remote wilderness areasSome funny stories from the trailReflections on our relationship with nature and our positive and negative impactsTurning points in their respective photography careers that challenged them creatively or contributed to their growth as photographersWhat the photographers want to express through their photographyAnd much more!LINKS MENTIONED:
    Website: https://www.photocascadia.com/
    Order Washington Evergreen: Land of Nature Wonders, by Photo Cascadia
    Follow Photo Cascadia on Instagram
    Team Members:
    Erin Babnik: http://www.erinbabnik.com/
    Follow Erin on Instagram
    Sean Bagshaw: http://www.outdoorexposurephoto.com/ 
    Follow Sean on Instagram
    David Cobb: http://www.dmcobbphoto.com/ 
    Follow David on Instagram
    Adrian Klein: http://www.adrianklein.com/ 
    Follow Adrian on Instagram
    Kevin McNeal: http://www.kevinmcnealphotography.com/ 
    Follow Adrian on Instagram
    Chip Phillips: http://www.chipphillipsphotography.com/ 
    Follow Chip on Instagram
    Zack Schnepf: http://www.zschnepf.com/ 
    Follow Zack on Instagram
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    Buy Me a Coffee
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    CONFUSED ABOUT WHERE TO FOCUS?
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    ABOUT BRENDA PETRELLA (host)
    Learn more about me
    Visit my online portfolio
    Connect with me on Instagram

    To become a member of Nature Photographer’s Network (NPN), go to https://npn.link/ops and get 10% off your first annual subscription with the coupon code "OPS10" at checkout. 

    • 1 hr 3 min
    How to Protect Yourself From Ticks [REPLAY]

    How to Protect Yourself From Ticks [REPLAY]

    Episode 80:  In today’s quick Tidbit Tuesday, I share five quick tips on how to protect yourself from contracting a tick-borne illness after spending time in nature.  Ticks are prevalent all over the world, and while their bites are sometimes harmless, they can also transmit pathogens that cause pretty debilitating diseases.  Preventing bites in the first place can go a long way in keeping you safe from these little critters.  
    LINKS MENTIONED:
    Submit your favorite photography or outdoor tip for a special Tidbit Tuesday featuring our listeners by Sunday Oct 16, 2022 here: https://www.speakpipe.com/OutdoorPhotographyPodcast or go to https://www.outdoorphotographypodcast.com and click the “Submit a Question” button to record your voice message.  Be sure to include your photography website and/or social media handle in your recording! 
    Informational Links:
    Outdoor Photography School Tick Safety Guide
    How to Safely Remove a Tick Video
    Symptoms of Tick-Borne Illnesses (CDC)
    Environmental Protection Agency’s Repellent Search Tool
    List of Repellents Safe for Skin
    Note: 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.
    Product Links:
    Sawyer Permethrin Products
    Sawyer Picaridin Insect Repellent
    Outdoor clothing companies that provide permethrin-containing clothing:
    LL Bean
    REI

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    ABOUT BRENDA PETRELLA (host)
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    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
154 Ratings

154 Ratings

Yellow-Bike ,

Great informative Podcast

Not sure how I found this podcast but glad you did. Brenda always has a great guest and covers informative topics. Look forward to these each week. You have to try it out.

YosemiteSam6 ,

One of my Favorite podcasts!

This podcast is special! Brenda does a great job interviewing her guests and I always find something of value in every episode.

BadOmens ,

Great

I’ve been enjoying this very much. I’ve learned several tips and remembered some I forgot.
Thanks Brenda!

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