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Alyce Bender

Photographer

Alyce Bender, who goes by Bender, is a nature photographer, writer, educator, and adventurer. Growing up with a camera in hand, her fascination for photography developed into a career after serving in the U.S. Air Force. Her passion for wildlife and the natural environment compels her to connect others with nature through sharing both visual art and in-field experiences that promote conservation, creativity, and ethical photography.

Bender is a Tamron USA Ambassador, contributing writer and photographer for the Journal of Wildlife Photography, and a Nature First Texas Region Ambassador. Her work has been featured in group and solo gallery shows across the U.S. as well as in international publications from the U.K. to Japan. She leads photography adventures around the world to help beginner through advanced photographers explore and expand their personal vision and naturalist skills ethically. When not in the field, she offers a variety of educational programs both in person and virtually for photography organizations large and small.

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…

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