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A Special Request...

Sept. 27, 2022

Episode 78: In today’s quick Tidbit Tuesday, I want to turn the mic around and ask YOU a question! :) LINKS MENTIONED: >>> Submit your favorite photography or outdoor tip for a special Tidbit Tuesday featuring our listeners…

Interviews

An Intentional Approach to Photography With Anna Morgan

Sept. 20, 2022

Episode 77: Today I sit down with nature photographer and writer, Anna Morgan, from British Columbia to chat about: Using photography as a tool to ask deeper questions How photography helps her to understand herself better T…

Guest: Anna Morgan
Tidbit Tuesdays

Creating Personally Expressive Photographs

Sept. 13, 2022

Episode 76: In today’s Tidbit Tuesday, I’m sharing four tips to help you create personally-expressive photographs. Enjoy! LINKS MENTIONED: Join Nature Photographers Network and get 10% off with code OPS10 Creative Self-Expr…

Interviews

Photographing Canadian Wildlife With Colleen Gara

Sept. 6, 2022

Episode 75: Today I sit down with Alberta, Canada-based wildlife photographer, Colleen Gara , to chat about: How her lifelong passion for the outdoors led to her path to becoming a wildlife photographer How having created po…

Guest: Colleen Gara
Tidbit Tuesdays

6 Tips for Photographing Fall Foliage

Aug. 30, 2022

Episode 74: In today’s Tidbit Tuesday, I share six quick tips for photographing the upcoming fall colors. Enjoy! LINKS MENTIONED: OPS Article: How to Photograph Stunning Fall Colors: A Complete Guide Episode 30: Understandi…

Interviews

Photography as a Gateway to Curiosity With Benjamin Williamson

Aug. 23, 2022

Episode 73: Today I sit down with professional landscape photographer, Benjamin Williamson , to chat about: How he transitioned from being a musician and bartender to being a professional photographer The two-way street of c…

Tidbit Tuesdays

Compositional Tips for Natural Abstracts

Aug. 16, 2022

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: Deat…

Interviews

Creative Flow and Being a Content Creator With David Johnston

Aug. 9, 2022

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 photographer How…

Tidbit Tuesdays

The Exposure Pyramid (uh, Triangle…) Explained

Aug. 2, 2022

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 e…

Interviews

The Value of Being a Generalist Photographer With Viktoria Haack

July 26, 2022

Episode 69: Today I sit down with professional photographer and artist, Viktoria Haack , from British Columbia to chat about: Her winding journey into photography How photography has served as an open-ended creative outlet f…

Tidbit Tuesdays

Let's Talk About Light [REMIX]

July 19, 2022

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 podcas…

Interviews

Let Go of Expectations and Embrace Failure With David Thompson

July 12, 2022

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 photography His relationship with creativity How being naturally curio…

Tidbit Tuesdays

How to Make Money as an Outdoor Photographer

July 5, 2022

Episode 66: In this special Tidbit Tuesday episode, I’m joined by landscape photographer and previous guest, Colleen Miniuk , to chat about: Different revenue options for turning your photography passion into a business or s…

Interviews

Curiosity, Vision, and Purpose With Justin Black

June 28, 2022

Episode 65: Today I sit down with professional photographer, writer, editor, and expedition leader and instructor, Justin Black, to chat about: What it was like working with Galen Rowell at Mountain Light Photography and som…

Guest: Justin Black
Tidbit Tuesdays

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

June 21, 2022

Episode 64: 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…

Interviews

How To Be a Better Nature Photographer With Alyce Bender

June 14, 2022

Episode 63: Today I sit down with professional nature photographer, Alyce Bender , to chat about: Early childhood experiences that led to her passion for photography as a kid How certain skills she learned in the military ha…

Guest: Alyce Bender
Tidbit Tuesdays

What's Included in Raw Format Files?

June 7, 2022

Episode 62: Today’s Tidbit Tuesday topic was inspired by two of our listeners who submitted questions related to what kind of information is recorded in raw format files and a question regarding raw files and color spaces. …

Interviews

Becoming a Student of Light With Sean Bagshaw

May 31, 2022

Episode 61: Today I sit down with Oregon-based landscape photographer and educator, Sean Bagshaw , to chat about: How he transitioned from teaching middle school science to being a full-time landscape photographer and photog…

Guest: Sean Bagshaw
Tidbit Tuesdays

To Blend or Not to Blend...

May 24, 2022

Episode 60: Today’s Tidbit Tuesday topic was prompted by one of our listeners, who asked a question about when to create multiple exposures of a high dynamic range scene. I also discuss other types of multiple exposure blen…

Interviews

Storytelling in Nature Photography With John Putnam

May 17, 2022

Episode 59: Today I sit down with Maine-based landscape and nature photographer, John Putnam , to chat about: How his background in filmmaking led to how he approaches still photography today Documenting nature in an artisti…

Guest: John Putnam
Tidbit Tuesdays

Answering Your Photography Questions

May 10, 2022

Episode 58: In today’s short Tidbit Tuesday, I answer three of your questions about how my science background has influenced my photography, explaining aspect ratios and printing, and what a lens limit switch is and how to u…

Interviews

Expressing the Landscape With Light With Michael Frye

May 3, 2022

Episode 57: Today I sit down with California-based professional landscape photographer and educator, Michael Frye , to chat about: His early days working at the Ansel Adams Gallery and who were some of his sources of inspira…

Guest: Michael Frye
Tidbit Tuesdays

How to Photograph Waterfalls and Streams

April 26, 2022

Episode 56: As a continuation of our recent “how to photograph” themed Tidbit Tuesday episodes, today’s topic is how to photograph waterfalls and streams. Waterfalls and streams are some of my favorite subjects to photograp…

Interviews

Fine Art Landscape Photography With Cheyne Walls

April 19, 2022

Episode 55: Today I sit down with award-winning landscape photographer, Cheyne Walls , to chat about: How his formal training as a photographer learning both film and digital photography shaped his approach to landscape phot…

Guest: Cheyne Walls