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Impactful and Practical Wildlife Photography With Juan Pons

Jan. 8, 2022

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 photography How his curiosity and interest in studying wildlif…

Guest: Juan Pons
Tidbit Tuesdays

The One Thing That Will Improve Your Photography This Year

Jan. 4, 2022

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 fe…

Interviews

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

Dec. 28, 2021

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 …

Tidbit Tuesdays

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

Dec. 21, 2021

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…

Special Episode

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

Dec. 14, 2021

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 .…

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All Cracked Up About Mud!

Dec. 7, 2021

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 appealing How local knowledge of the landscape can …

Interviews

Navigating Photography and Parenthood With Chrissy Donadi

Nov. 30, 2021

Episode 35: Today I sit down with Pennsylvania-based landscape, nature, and travel photographer and educator, Chrissy Donadi , to chat about: Her unexpected path into photography Balancing the technical and creative aspects …

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Achieving Balance in Composition

Nov. 23, 2021

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 eff…

Interviews

Being Called to the Landscape With Michele Sons

Nov. 16, 2021

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 photography Deciding to leave a high-stress career to pursue phot…

Guest: Michele Sons
Tidbit Tuesdays

Does Size Matter?

Nov. 9, 2021

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 Dy…

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Stewardship and Conservation Through Photography With David Hunter

Nov. 2, 2021

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 photography How being a photographer and an elementary…

Guest: David Hunter
Tidbit Tuesdays

Understanding Histograms, ETTR, and ETTL

Oct. 26, 2021

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 rig…

Interviews

Personal Growth Through Landscape Photography With Brie Stockwell

Oct. 19, 2021

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 photography Setting impossi…

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Protecting Your Camera Gear While in Nature

Oct. 12, 2021

Episode 28: In today’s Tidbit Tuesday, I answer a listener question about camera backpacks - specifically waterproof (not just water-resistant) camera backpack options. I also give some tips on how to protect your camera ge…

Interviews

Creative Living and Expressive Photography With Alister Benn

Oct. 5, 2021

Episode 27: Today, I sit down with Scotland-based landscape photographer and educator, Alister Benn , to chat about: His journey into being a full-time landscape photographer What expressive photography means to him The idea…

Guest: Alister Benn
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Fall Foliage Photography Tips

Sept. 28, 2021

Episode 26: In today’s short Tidbit Tuesday, I share six photography tips that will help you create amazing images of fall foliage. Enjoy! LINKS MENTIONED: OPS Article: How to Photograph Stunning Fall Colors: A Complete Gui…

Interviews

Reverent and Responsible Landscape Photography With Karen Cooper

Sept. 21, 2021

Episode 25: Today, I sit down with Vancouver-based landscape photographer, Karen Cooper , to chat about: How walking in nature as a form of physical therapy led her into nature photography The value of developing an intimate…

Guest: Karen Cooper
Tidbit Tuesdays

How to Expose for High Dynamic Range Scenes

Sept. 14, 2021

Episode 24: In today’s Tidbit Tuesday, I answer a listener question about how to deal with scenes with high dynamic range, such as a sunrise or sunset image. What is dynamic range? Do you expose for the shadows, highlights…

Interviews

Creating Natural Abstracts, Slow Photography, and Photography Projects With Jennifer Renwick

Sept. 7, 2021

Episode 23: Today, I sit down with Colorado-based nature photographer, Jennifer Renwick , to chat about: How she knew it was time to take the leap and do nature photography full-time Words of advice for hobbyist photographer…

Tidbit Tuesdays

Q&A re: Planning Images and Switching to Mirrorless

Aug. 31, 2021

Episode 22: In today’s Tidbit Tuesday, I answer listener questions about planning images and my decision to switch to mirrorless. We chat about: Four categories of information to consider when planning an image Apps and res…

Interviews

Large Format Black & White Nature Photography With Cody Schultz

Aug. 24, 2021

Episode 21: Today I sit down with Pennsylvania-based nature photographer and creative writer, Cody Schultz , to chat about: Photography as a way of coping with mental health struggles What it’s like to do landscape photograp…

Guest: Cody Schultz
Special Episode

[SPECIAL EPISODE] What Does Connecting With Nature Mean to You?

Aug. 17, 2021

Episode 20: Today, we celebrate our 20th episode by paying tribute to the ten amazing guests we’ve had on the podcast so far. Each of them has shared so much wisdom and valuable nuggets of information about photography, cre…

Interviews

Visual Perception and Cultivating Creativity With Colleen Miniuk

Aug. 10, 2021

Episode 19: Today, I’m sitting down with Arizona-based landscape photographer, avid writer, and educator Colleen Miniuk to chat about: How she transitioned from a technical career to a more creative career The value of follo…

Tidbit Tuesdays

Let's Talk About Light

Aug. 3, 2021

Episode 18: 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. So, in this Tidbit Tuesday, I break dow…