42 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 • 88 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!

    Impactful and Practical Wildlife Photography With Juan Pons

    Impactful and Practical Wildlife Photography With Juan Pons

    Episode 41: Today I sit down with wildlife and landscape photographer,Juan Pons, to chat about:
    How the right teacher at the right time inspired his journey into photographyHow his curiosity and interest in studying wildlife led to becoming a wildlife photographerHis approach to teaching and leading photography workshops and why many of his workshops are all-inclusiveWhy winter is a great season for photographing wildlifeThe key skills, techniques, and knowledge for making meaningful wildlife compositionsTips on camera settings for wildlifeHow to connect with your subject without disturbing itAnd much more!LINKS MENTIONED:
    Website: https://www.juanpons.org
    Follow Juan Pons on:
    Instagram
    Facebook
    YouTube
    The BoilerPlate Rhino, David Quammen
    Sign up for the Outdoor Photography School Newsletter
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    • 1 hr 19 min
    The One Thing That Will Improve Your Photography This Year

    The One Thing That Will Improve Your Photography This Year

    Episode 40:  Is there something that you really hope to achieve in your photography this year - something that you would really love to improve or to grow in some way - so that at this time next year, you can look back and feel proud of your progress?  Well, I’ve been thinking about this a lot myself lately, and so in this short Tidbit Tuesday episode, I share with you how I’ve been approaching this question of goals and what I think is the one thing that will actually move the needle forward for you (and me) on our goals.  Enjoy!

    Recommended further reading:
    The Practice, Seth Godin
    Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear, Elizabeth Gilbert
    The Artist’s Way, Julia Cameron

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    • 14 min
    A Complete Guide to Landscape Photography For Beginners and Intermediates With Brenda Petrella [Guest Episode]

    A Complete Guide to Landscape Photography For Beginners and Intermediates With Brenda Petrella [Guest Episode]

    Episode 39: Welcome to another special episode!  This week, I’m thrilled to share with you a guest episode from the So You Want to Be a Photographer Podcast with Gina Milicia, where she interviewed me about my journey from molecular biology to nature photography, ethical landscape photography, whether HDR is overrated, the importance of learning how to read natural light, what portrait photographers can learn from landscape photographers, gear, settings, and more!
    LINKS MENTIONED:
    Website: https://www.ginamilicia.com/ Follow Gina on InstagramListen to and follow Gina’s awesome podcast - So You Want to Be a PhotographerOPS ManifestoEpisode 18: Let's Talk About LightEpisode 8: Four Steps to Finding Compositions in Landscape PhotographyPhotoPills Friday Video Tutorial Series***
    I'd love to hear from YOU on how OPS can best serve you in your photography aspirations for the coming year. If you'd like to share your input, please complete this short survey (https://forms.gle/opvzabowM7Ln3B748). Your feedback is very important to me, so thank you in advance!
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    • 54 min
    Should You Buy Filters? Landscape Photography Filters Explained [REPLAY]

    Should You Buy Filters? Landscape Photography Filters Explained [REPLAY]

    Episode 38: Today’s Tidbit Tuesday is a slightly condensed replay of Episode 2, which was all about landscape photography filters.  I explain the four different types of filters most commonly used in outdoor photography, the three that I think are the ones worth having, how and when to use them, what to look for when choosing a filter, and I answer two listener questions.  So if you are considering whether or not to add filters to your photography kit, or whether it’s time to upgrade what you have, this episode is for you.  Enjoy!

    LINKS MENTIONED:
    Informational Links:
    Petapixel article debunking the use of UV filters on modern cameras
    Steve Perry’s video testing protective qualities of UV filters
    OPS Article on Aperture and F-stops Explained
    OPS PhotoPills Friday Video Series
    Color cast comparison between Breakthrough Photography filters and other brands
    Product Links:
    Breakthrough Photography Filters 
    Deep Sky Astrophotography Filters Explained
    Hoya Starscape Light Pollution Filter
    Lonely Speck Pure Night Filter


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    • 33 min
    3 Types Of Conservation Stories You Can Photograph Near Home [Guest Episode]

    3 Types Of Conservation Stories You Can Photograph Near Home [Guest Episode]

    Episode 37: Welcome to a special episode!  This week, I’m thrilled to share with you an episode from my friend and wildlife conservation photographer, Jaymi Heimbuch, who hosts Impact: The Conservation Photography Podcast.  Jaymi was a guest on our show in Episode 7, where she shared super helpful and practical advice on conservation photography projects and visual storytelling.  
    Her interview inspired many of you to start thinking about ways in which you, too, can use your photography to raise awareness around conservation issues you care about.  But knowing how to actually get started and what kind of story to tell can be really challenging.  

    To help you jumpstart the process, please enjoy this guest episode from Impact where Jaymi shares:
    Three types of photo stories that can help you kickstart a conservation story projectThe benefits and challenges of each type of storyExamples from Conservation Photography 101 studentsWhich type of story best suits you for what you want to accomplishAnd much more!LINKS MENTIONED:
    Website: https://jaymiheimbuch.com/ Follow Jaymi Heimbuch on InstagramConservation Storytellers AcademyJaymi’s course: Conservation Photography 101 (Jan enrollment)Jaymi’s membership community: Wild Idea LabListen to and follow Jaymi’s awesome podcast - Impact: The Conservation Photography PodcastEpisode 7: Creating Images With Impact in Conservation Photography with Jaymi HeimbuchJaymi’s Detailed Show Notes
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    • 25 min
    All Cracked Up About Mud!

    All Cracked Up About Mud!

    Episode 36: In this special Tidbit Tuesday episode, I’m joined by previous guests, Sarah Marino and Jennifer Renwick, to chat about:
    What makes photographing mud cracks so appealingHow local knowledge of the landscape can help you find mud formationsHow geology and weather affect the formation of mud cracks, peels, swirls, and curlsThe power of patience and curiosityExpert tips and techniques on how to photograph different of compositions of mudHow to respect the mud crackAnd much more!LINKS MENTIONED:
    Sarah Marino’s Website: https://www.smallscenes.com
    Jennifer Renwick’s Website: http://www.jenniferrenwick.com
    Episode 13: Creative Self-Expression, Composition, and Letting Go of Expectations With Sarah Marino
    Episode 23: Creating Natural Abstracts, Slow Photography, and Photography Projects With Jennifer Renwick

    Helicon Focus (focus stacking software)
    Mud Articles from Sarah and Jennifer:
    Behind the Shot: Mojave Desert Mud Cracks
    A Tale of a Flood and Mud
    I'd love to hear from YOU on how OPS can best serve you in your photography aspirations for the coming year. If you'd like to share your input, please complete this short survey (https://forms.gle/opvzabowM7Ln3B748). Your feedback is very important to me, so thank you in advance!
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    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
88 Ratings

88 Ratings

Fitforlife347 ,

Inspiring!

I am new to this podcast, having found it at the end of 2021. I have such a passion for photography, in particular landscape and wildlife photography, and yet I can’t always get out and actually take pictures… And this podcast totally fills me up during those times when I can’t go out and take pictures. I have young kids, and I am constantly shuttling them around… And listening to all of the fabulous interviews in my car makes me feel connected to my passion. This is very well done!

Ethan Hoggard ,

Great!!!!

I love listening the podcast on my way to my photography outings. Always helps inspire me and the tips are great too!

Dr. Joe photography ,

Very enjoyable and informative!

I’m working toward improving my photography but more importantly to enjoy and preserve our environment. This podcast certainly provides information to improve one’s skills but in a responsible and caring manner. Well done!

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