35 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
    • 4.9 • 78 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!

    Achieving Balance in Composition

    Achieving Balance in Composition

    Episode 34: In today’s Tidbit Tuesday, I answer a listener question about how to achieve balance in photography composition.  We chat about what balance is, what role balance plays in evoking certain emotions, how we can effectively use balance to create compelling photos, and more.   Enjoy!
    LINKS MENTIONED:
    Episode 25: Reverent and Responsible Landscape Photography With Karen Cooper
    Episode 27: Creative Living and Expressive Photography With Alister Benn
    OPS Video Tutorial: Ready or Not, Here I Crop!

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    • 14 min
    Being Called to the Landscape With Michele Sons

    Being 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 Instagram
    Follow Michele Sons on Facebook
    Appalachian Dreams Poster Series (get 15% off your purchase with OPS15 at checkout!)
    Feminine Landscape Series
    Winter Haiku
    Storytelling Series:  Into the Universe
    Meteoblue App (Apple)
    Meteoblue App (Google)
    USAirNet
    NOAA GOES Nighttime Microphysics Viewer

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    LOVE THE OUTDOOR PHOTOGRAPHY PODCAST?
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    ABOUT BRENDA PETRELLA (host)
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    Visit my online portfolio
    Connect with me on Instagram

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Does Size Matter?

    Does Size Matter?

    Episode 32: In today’s quick Tidbit Tuesday, I answer two listener questions about camera sensor size, image quality, printing, and more.  Enjoy!
    LINKS MENTIONED:
    Digital Camera Database
    Episode 24: How to Expose For High Dynamic Range Scenes
    BorrowLenses Rentals (affiliate link)

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    LOVE THE OUTDOOR PHOTOGRAPHY PODCAST?
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    Buy Me a Coffee
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    Share the show with others!

    CONFUSED ABOUT WHERE TO FOCUS?
    Download my FREE Hyperfocal Distance Made Easy Ebook

    ABOUT BRENDA PETRELLA (host)
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    • 14 min
    Stewardship and Conservation Through Photography With David Hunter

    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 Instagram
    Follow Hunter Dav.id on Instagram
    David’s Flicker Account
    Episode 23: Creating Natural Abstracts, Slow Photography, and Photography Projects with Jennifer Renwick
    Meet Your Neighbors Project
    Nature First Photography Alliance
    National Parks Artist in Residencies
    Google Earth
    PhotoPills
    PhotoPills Friday - free OPS video series on how to learn PhotoPills
    Photographer’s Ephemeris
    Vanguard Tripod Stone Bag (affiliate link)


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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Understanding Histograms, ETTR, and ETTL

    Understanding Histograms, ETTR, and ETTL

    Episode 30: Have you heard that using the histogram is a better way to assess exposure than your camera’s metering system?  Are you still a bit confused on how to properly use the histogram, and it means to expose to the right (ETTR) or expose to the left (ETTL)?  Do you know the difference between the luminosity and RGB histograms and what each can tell you about your exposure?  In today’s Tidbit Tuesday, I breakdown what histograms are, how to read them, and how to use them to assess your exposure settings and more.  Enjoy!
    Full Show Notes
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    HAVE A QUESTION?
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    LOVE THE OUTDOOR PHOTOGRAPHY PODCAST?
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    Buy Me a Coffee
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    Share the show with others!

    CONFUSED ABOUT WHERE TO FOCUS?
    Download my FREE Hyperfocal Distance Made Easy Ebook

    ABOUT BRENDA PETRELLA (host)
    Learn more about me
    Visit my online portfolio
    Connect with me on Instagram

    • 14 min
    Personal Growth Through Landscape Photography With Brie Stockwell

    Personal Growth Through Landscape Photography With Brie Stockwell

    Episode 29: Today, I sit down with Texas-based landscape photographer and personal coach, Brie Stockwell, to chat about:
    How a personal coaching experience set her on a journey to learn landscape photographySetting impossible goals and discovering the possibilities within youLearning how to fail well and using it as a growth experienceMoving past fear, self-doubt, and comparisonitisHow changing your mindset around success can help you create images you’re proud ofThe value of printing imagesBeing active on social mediaAnd so much more!LINKS MENTIONED:
    Website: http://www.creativemindscoach.com/ [Mention the “Outdoor Photography Podcast” and book a discovery call with Brie that includes a free 45-minute coaching mini-session.  Details are on her website]
    Follow Brie Stockwell on Instagram
    Follow Brie Stockwell on Twitter
    Follow A Creative Affair Podcast Series
    Clubhouse: Brie Stockwell
    Artist’s View Catcher (affiliate link)


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    LOVE THE OUTDOOR PHOTOGRAPHY PODCAST?
    Ways you can support the show:
    Buy Me a Coffee
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    Share the show with others!

    CONFUSED ABOUT WHERE TO FOCUS?
    Download my FREE Hyperfocal Distance Made Easy Ebook

    ABOUT BRENDA PETRELLA (host)
    Learn more about me
    Visit my online portfolio
    Connect with me on Instagram

    • 1 hr 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
78 Ratings

78 Ratings

Fresh Air for photos ,

Brenda is the Terry Gross of photography interviewing

Brenda invites to her interviews some very insightful and intelligent photographers. With thoughtful questioning she is able to draw out of them their methods and mindset. Listen carefully for the explicit and implicit responses to her, and you’ll hear their respect and admiration for her communication style. Very cool stuff on technical and soulful levels alike! Thank you so much for your work.

Jon Norris Photography ,

Great Nature and Landscape Photography Podcast

I really enjoy Brenda’s podcasts which cover an interesting range of topics including photography technique, outdoor recreation safety and equipment, how to put nature first, caring for our public land, and lots more. It’s great to get a female perspective, hear from a broad range of guests, and Brenda’s interview style and her questions get quickly to the heart of the subject. If you love spending time outdoors and photography, then you should be listening to the OPS podcast.

Btharp01 ,

Terrific Podcasts

Brenda has created a podcast for aspiring photographers and pros alike. The interviews with a variety of professional photographers are inspiring and full of thoughtful content. Her Tidbit Tuesday series is so useful for aspiring photographers looking to improve their photography. The podcast is top quality recording too!

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