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Outdoor Photography Podcast

Outdoor Photography Podcast

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!

5.0 stars from over 190 ratings (May 2022)

Recent Episodes

An Important Announcement

Nov. 9, 2022

Today, I share a brief update on some changes happening in my personal life and why I need to temporarily pause the podcast. Stay informed of future updates: Sign up for the Outdoor Photography School Newsletter Please take …

Special Episode

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

Nov. 8, 2022

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 w…


Macro, Abstract, and Impressionistic Photography With Charles Needle

Nov. 1, 2022

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 illness The benefits of having a mindful approach to photography Ph…

Tidbit Tuesdays

Special Listener Episode

Oct. 25, 2022

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 …


Photographing the Wonders of Washington With Photo Cascadia

Oct. 18, 2022

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 strong The inspiration behind their newest book, Washington …

Tidbit Tuesdays

How to Protect Yourself From Ticks [REPLAY]

Oct. 11, 2022

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 bi…

About the Host

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Brenda Petrella

Creator and Photographer

My goal is to help you create better images and reconnect with nature.

I created Outdoor Photography School and the Outdoor Photography Podcast to bridge the gap between the art and craft of photography and the outdoor skills that are needed to explore the natural world safely and comfortably.

On the Outdoor Photography Podcast, I interview top landscape and nature photographers and outdoor industry leaders to help you unleash your creative side while connecting with nature through your photography.

My job is to unpack their approaches to creativity and composition and to uncover key topics around safety in the outdoors, essential gear, and respect for nature.

Wherever you are in your journey as a landscape or nature photographer, you will eventually find yourself needing to acquire two sets of skills – that of a photographer, and that of an outdoors-person.

This podcast covers both of these topics in-depth so that you are comfortable and confident while creating in nature. Enjoy!

Submit a Question

Have a question about outdoor photography that you would like to have answered on the podcast?  Find a quiet place and record your question (up to 90 seconds).  I’ll do my best to answer it on the show.  Thanks for listening!