I like how you get right to the tips and tricks that you were trying to cover the episode.
I listen whenever I get a chance and always learn something new! The recent interview with Michael Frye was especially good and I just finished listening a second time. Thank you, Brenda for the variety of guests and topics covered!
I cannot recommend Brenda’s podcast enough! Brenda shares incredible tips for photographers of all levels, is knowledgeable, generous and engaging. She brings on a variety of talented photographers for her interviews and leaves you excited for the next episode! Thanks Brenda!
I have listened to a few of these now and plan to listen to new and old podcasts as often as I can. A great way to spend an early morning with a cup of coffee and a note pad to capture the important tips Brenda shares. Often she has explained situations or concepts I didn't completely understand, this helps me to connect the dots from a process standpoint. I find these invaluable and always pickup helpful info and or techniques to improve my photography. Highly recommend!!
Brenda is a skilled interviewer and photographer. I got a late start, but I'm working my way through all of them, including Tidbit Tuesdays. There is always something worthwhile to be learned in each of them. Thanks, Brenda.
This podcast is friendly, accessible for any level and jam packed with excellent information and inspiring interviews. Brenda is amazing. Thank you!
All the podcasts are really informative and usually entertaining. Brenda seems to get the best from her guests by thoughtful questioning.
I thoroughly enjoy listening to your podcasts. The format is among the very best I've listened to. Great information in an easy to understand format and delivery. I appreciate the reference to your other podcasts with related information.
Finally a podcast that sticks to the subject, is clear and concise and is discussing issues that many of us face with our photography! Thank you Brenda
Hi Brenda, First and most importantly, thanks for creating your podcasts. They are excellent. I think your Podcast on "How to stay safe while hiking alone" is very well done. I've hiked the entire 2200 mile AT and my hiking kit/plans have all of the essentials that you recommend. The only exception is a "Space Blanket". I carry a tent, sleeping bag, puffy jacket and waterproof shell. Thus, I don't typically pack a Space Blanket. Your other tips on lost/found, compass and map are right on target. Bottom line - I love your podcasts and thanks for creating them.
I found Brenda's tutorials shortly after buying PhotoPills. This is an amazing app with a lot of complexity that can seem overwhelming. I followed her series on PP's from the beginning and by the end of the series felt like I had a very good command over using it to help plan my Milky Way sessions. I have used it a few times now and it has been invaluable in knowing when and specifically where to be to shoot the composition your thinking about. I've watched a number of Brenda's other instructional videos and listened to her Podcasts, I have yet to come away from one without picking up a few key takeaways that have made me a better photographer. I find her style and how she moves thru a subject is what makes the learning curve much easier. She must love doing this work because she is very good at it!
This should be a must for everyone who does photography, whether as a professional, amateur, or hobbyist. Thanks for packing so much information in such little time and also for causing us to think about these important issues. That is one quality of your podcast that puts it way above all others: you make us think. Critical thinking is essential in photography, too, and so is transparency when editing photos. Thanks again for another outstanding episode.
Pretty good listen for such a topic. The one great point made would be to list info, something like 2 photo exposure blend, etc. with the photo info & such. Always enjot the PC.
Usually I don't listen to podcast. Just not my thing. This one I liked. Good info in it & should lead the want to get into hiking more people to desire more training or info on it.
Brenda does such a thorough job on whatever the subject of her Podcast or YouTube video. I always come away with solid take-a-ways. The links she supplies are really helpful if your interested in purchasing gear she recommends. Will continue watching, listening and learning for a long time to come....Thank you Brenda!!!
Brenda keeps raising her own bar with each interview. I loved the interview with John Barclay. He is so clearly a gifted artist in many ways, yet he is so humble and doesn't take himself too seriously. The interview with Talor Stone and Ashlei Payne was so inspiring! Listening to the excitement of these two women who are determined to tell the story of a special part of a culture before it disappears was amazing! I was especially impressed that they want to be sure the story is told accurately without preconceived notions about this culture. Wonderful interviews Brenda. Keep up the great work!
Your interview with Talor Stone and Ashlei Payne was so inspiring. Two bright and brave young ladies willing to venture outside of their comfort zone to give back to an indigenous people that I’ve never considered. Shame on me. This is Nat Geo + and I can’t wait to see their finished product. We need more young people like these two upcoming stars who are concerned with history but embrace technology, merging the two for the benefit of those without a voice. I don’t know how you found this team, but kudos to you and to them. Please record a follow-up at some later date to keep us posted on their venture.
Hi, Brenda. This note is long overdue. I absolutely love it when music comes into play (pun intended) in your podcasts. The latest one with John Barclay was no exception. Having grown up in a musical family -- my three brothers and I all played an instrument -- I often find myself associating music with photography. Sometimes it is a scene that evokes a song or sometimes I find a piece of music that fits my photography. I have tried to follow other podcasts but just can’t get interested in them. Unlike yours, the other podcasts don’t seem natural to me. Your topics are always appealing and captivating. Your personality comes through in these podcasts. I feel like I’m sitting in a room with you and your guest. Thanks for bringing these gems week after week.
I love this podcast. I learn something new and helpful every time I listen. Brenda shares her knowledgeable on photography in a way that is simple and understandable. I appreciate her teaching style and those she has as guests on the podcasts.
So glad I found your podcast, Brenda. You serve up exactly the right balance of technical detail and artistic insight. You answer viewer questions in a comprehensive but easy to understand way, and you interview your guests with thoughtful consideration of their backgrounds and experiences. Keep up the good work.
Brenda makes learning photography fun and easy! I am more of a beginner and she explains things so that I understand them! I appreciate all the time she takes to produce these podcasts! In a world where photography can can complicated, you have been a "life saver" for me in terms of understanding the mechanics in a clear and methodical way!
Your podcasts are not only educational to me as a somewhat beginner photographer, but entertaining, as well! I always looks forward to new podcast. Thank you for what you do!
The effort you spend researching for your podcast is obvious from the moment you open your mouth! Thank you for putting in the effort to present well organized, and understandable content.
Always insightful and informative in so many ways! A must listing for nature/outdoors photographers!
Loved this episode. Brenda always draws out her interviwees with really inciteful questions and this episode was a joy. Thanks Brenda!
Brenda communicates information, particularly technical skills, in a way that’s clear as glass. She has a respectful and insightful interviewing style that draws outstanding perspectives and learning from her podcast guests. I constantly refer to my notes from her podcasts, YouTube and website for ideas and reinforcement. She is a big part of my photographic evolution.
I just discovered your pod cast 4 or 5 weeks ago and have lisened to them all. I am a full time photographer, organize nature photo walks, lead a local photography club and I love your approach to teaching and sharing the world of photography. Thank you and keep up the amazing work!!
Brenda does a excellent job in organizing the podcast structure and how well it is produced is very obvious. Every podcast I have listened to there is always a takeaway either through instructional info. or the guest becomes Someone of interest that I might follow on another social media platform. Great job Brenda keep up the good work looking forward to 2022 in all your excellent podcast and tidbit Tuesdays
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!
I love listening the podcast on my way to my photography outings. Always helps inspire me and the tips are great too!
At first I didnt think I could get my Brenda Petrella fix through a non visual podcast. After all photography is a visual Sport for her, and me as well. After listening in on some short and some long ones, I stand corrected. Brenda is a fantastic interviewer and delivers well through this medium. She's personable and entertaining. And, she knows her photography. I've been following her through Vermont mountain goat-like climbs to frozen creek slips. I really like her contribution as a night photographer. It's great to see her adapt to life with healing limbs and a fresh new baby in her life. Great job Brenda, I'd love the opportunity to night shoot with you , some day. Thanks for the informative podcasts. I dont say this lightly, take care. Ive got a ton of photos to back up, hope to win your drawing too!
This is one of the best podcasts on the air on any topic! The range of topics relating to Outdoor Photography is broad, and the conversation is always of very high quality. It is clear that Brenda prepares meticulously for every guest, and it shows in the depth, camaraderie, and openness she evokes from the speakers. The conversations always sound warm and intimate, as if they're spoken around a cozy fire, and you come away with new knowledge and appreciation for each topic and guest. For beginning photographers, Brenda offers 'Tidbit Tuesday', with tips where everything is explained clearly. (Brenda is a very well-spoken, outstanding educator - just check out her excellent Photopills series for the best coverage on the web of how to use Photopills.) For intermediate photographers, there are valuable insights on how to acquire better landscape or wildlife photos by, for example, considering your own emotions, actions, and presence in the wilderness. And for pro's, the podcasts offers exposure to a broad range of experts in the field, on topics so diverse there is sure to be something inspiring and new to you. I can think of several ways that Brenda has already had a big impact on my own photography, and I'm very grateful for her efforts. Check this podcast out -- it's one of the best out there!
I like the structure of the podcast and the in formal approach assuming our questions are interesting. Also utilizing the questions to go into an in-depth answer is quite useful in giving perspective. Well done
I really enjoy this podcast. It has the right balance of tips and inspiration.
Brenda has wonderful content and production quality. The topics are informative, inspiring and there is never tedious filler or annoying noise. This is a huge undertaking and Brenda is very good. Her guests inspire, and her content makes us better at what we all want to be - outdoor photographers.
I just found Brenda’s podcast last month but it’s already one of my favorites!! I appreciated Episode 38 where Brenda explained filters in a way that I could understand and gave her opinion on which ones were needed. I can’t wait to go back and dive into older episodes. My dog is enjoying longer walks as Brenda holds my attention and fills my head with useful information and photo ideas! Thank you Brenda, I’m thoroughly enjoying Outdoor Photography Podcast!
Brenda, your Tidbit Tuesday on practice as the one thing that will improve your photography this year was some of the best advice for photographers I've heard in my 25 years of photography. I thoroughly enjoyed listening. There is indeed no substitute for practicing your art or craft and you drive home the point with excellent analogies from other arts and professions. There are no shortcuts. Thank you for an excellent episode and keep up the great work with your podcast, the school, and your advice!
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!
Amazingly informative, well presented, good pace, Brenda very easy to listen to and understand. My first podcast. TY
Basic but so necessary to improve. Developing any skill requires first and foremost the commitment to purposeful action on a regular basis (practice). I may never become a professional, award winning photographer but I am able to improve and be better than I was yesterday.
I’ve learned a lot from Brenda both on the podcast and her YouTube channel. I enjoy hiking and exploring the outdoors with my camera. So this podcast is right up my alley. Highly recommended!
I love a fresh idea about how to think of my work as a photographer. Instead of listing shots I want to get, instead a list of improvements in my process, direction, or understanding of what makes me better.
I've been following you for some time now; just wanted to let you know how your work has changed my work. I'm pretty laid back and sometimes need a gentle nudge to remind me that I have this incredible interest in photography. Your podcasts have been just what I need. I love your guests and philosophy segments. I had no idea how many "teachers" there are out there. Each one has given me a sense of excitement and empowerment in a way I didn't know existed . This little Tidbit Tuesday about ....practice...really jolted me awake this morning. I have this project I need to get my teeth into so I'm off to the races now! ha ha. BTW, without your passion of teaching and way of guiding me thru I would not know what I know now. So thank you Brenda Petrella for all that you do!
The distinction between luminosity histograms and RGB histograms is an important point missed by many commentators.
Brenda is a refreshing addition to the photography podcast world. I love a thoughtful and less gear centric podcast. Thank you Brenda
I have been listening weekly since day one and really love the casual nature of the interviews, thoughtful content and tidbit Tuesdays. I have learned so much. Whether it's about gear, outdoor safety or techniques to improve my photography Brenda through her Podcast covers it all in a way that is easy to understand. I truly look forward to each episode.
I love the quality and variety of guests that Brenda interviews on the Podcast. Their stories are so inspiring. The tidbit Tuesdays provide just enough information without overwhelming you with too much detail. Great job, Brenda!!
Today's podcast "all cracked up about mud" was really terrific. Your podcasts are always interesting and informative. Today's was both of those, but also just a lot of fun to listen to. Keep it up Brenda.
Most excellent podcast. I've always wondered how to make images of cracked mud. Makes me want to go out and find some to photograph. Thanks so much.
I’ve known Brenda virtually for a while now on YouTube where she has helped me better understand PhotoPills app. This podcast is always a joy to listen to. Brenda is very personable with her guests and incredibly knowledgeable with the episodes about techniques and compositions. It is great to be finally able to give a review as I don’t listen on the native podcast app. Thanks for all the wonderful episodes so far, great to “connect” this way each week. All the best from Sydney Australia.
This a great podcast that blends the technical details of photography with the real-life stories of photographers. The stories are engaging and a lot of the points Brenda and the guests touch on are questions or experiences that I have wondered about or I'm in the process of experiencing myself. I look forward to every podcast. Keep up the great work Brenda!
Brenda invites to her interviews some very insightful and intelligent photographers. With thoughtful questioning she is able to draw out of them their methods and mindset. Listen carefully for the explicit and implicit responses to her, and you’ll hear their respect and admiration for her communication style. Very cool stuff on technical and soulful levels alike! Thank you so much for your work.
Again, terrific insight. You have a gift to be able to clarify an issue to so many of us. Thanks for helping me improve my photos and my enjoyment.
Great podcast, well-balanced between specific /technical photography concepts and the general story-telling of people in the outdoor photography field. I really enjoy listening in on the interviews, and I fell like you ask very thoughtful questions. Lightning-round is always a fun addition to the standard interview format. I found a few amazing Instagram accounts (where use as inspiration or motivation to go out in nature) from the photographers you interviewed, so thank you for bolstering my Instagram feed with some really unique photographers (I'm including creator of the podcast in this too). There was one episode, I forget when, about gear, clothing, and safety in the outdoors which I found really helpful and had to take some quick notes while listening.
I am new to photograph, but the show is easy to listen to and is filled with good information that is presented very clearly.
Always enjoy the podcast. Great information and inspiration regarding a variety of photographic subjects. Good stuff . Highly recommended.
Thank you Brenda your podcasts inspire me so much. I loved your guest this week as I could really relate to so much she was saying especially with the poster series. I think you do an amazing job and I have learned so much from you. Thank you!!
I really enjoy Brenda’s podcasts which cover an interesting range of topics including photography technique, outdoor recreation safety and equipment, how to put nature first, caring for our public land, and lots more. It’s great to get a female perspective, hear from a broad range of guests, and Brenda’s interview style and her questions get quickly to the heart of the subject. If you love spending time outdoors and photography, then you should be listening to the OPS podcast.
Your podcasts are simply the best Brenda, both informative and entertaining. The depth of knowledge you present in the easy to understand non techy language is sure to appeal to everyone, even seasoned photographers. And the wide range of interviews of photographers in all aspects of the field is fascinating. Thanks for being genuine and open to all who come through your web door.
It’s always fun to see/hear a local creating great content. I live in southern Maine and relate to The type of landscapes you capture. You are always so thorough with all your information. An episode that stood out for me was the one on Ticks. I have studied and owned a tick management company and all your info was spot on. Keep up the good work.
This is the best photography podcast with interesting, varied, and informative guests. Brenda generously shares her knowledge, providing important information about how to improve our photography, and how to stay safe and happy in the outdoors.
We are so lucky to have someone like Brenda to break things down for us and TEACH us is such a clear and concise manner. I had Photopills on my phone for a year gathering dust until I found Brenda's tutorials. I now know when and where the moon is rising and the sun is setting and the relative height of the galactic center and so much more. If she helps you, send her a few cups of coffee! I did
Brenda has created a podcast for aspiring photographers and pros alike. The interviews with a variety of professional photographers are inspiring and full of thoughtful content. Her Tidbit Tuesday series is so useful for aspiring photographers looking to improve their photography. The podcast is top quality recording too!
The Outdoor Photography Podcast is exactly what I’ve been looking for. Not to technical but intriguing enough to keep my attention. So far I’ve only listened to 1 ½ podcasts starting at the beginning and I’m really impressed with the content.
Brenda is one of the best educators on the internet. Her ability to clearly and concisely explain complex concepts is amazing. Be sure to check out her series on PhotoPills; absolutely the best. The guests on her podcast are very interesting and I have learned a lot from them. If you want to learn about photography and being in the outdoors this podcast is for you.
I just discovered Brenda’s podcast and was immediately hooked after episode #1 with Matt Payne with their discussion about ethics and nature photography. Every photographer should go to her site and get her manifesto sheet and share with others. As photographers we are in a unique position to be stewards of our natural world, and thanks so much for sharing all the interviews and insights!
I have listened to every episode since it started and really enjoy how Brenda engages her guests. Her questions are thought provoking, insightful and draws the speaker out for maximum engagement. The topics are not the usual technical ones and have really helped me think differently about my own photography. The Tuesday tidbits are quick and an easy listen.
My phone battery take a beating from the back to back podcast I enjoy. With that said, this is perhaps my all time favorite photography podcast. Brenda is phenomenal! I love the content, the guest, and her presentation/ interview skills. I’m always inspired. Five Star all the way!
Landscape and nature photography is a very underserved genre and Brenda does a great job blending tips with interviews. Podcast tends to be just the right length as well. Hopefully it’s a long time before she gets burned out like a lot of podcasters in this genre. Until then I’ll be a faithful listener.
Thank you, Brenda for having Charles Bergman on your podcast today. This was one of the most memorable conversations I have heard from any podcast. His love of all creatures and thoughts about humanity resonated with me. I will follow up by looking at his website and ordering his book.
If you are a landscape or outdoors photographer this podcast is a must! Brenda is very knowledgeable and has some great guests. Highly recommended!
Witty Texas landscape photographer shares her tips and tricks for capturing all things Texas. I love the way she covered the diverse areas of the state and described their unique attractions to photograph.
The conversational approach was entertaining and informative. Linda is a great story teller. Great podcast!
I have really been enjoying this series of podcast. Today’s with Rob Hirsch. Keep them coming. was the best yet
Tuesday tidbits got me on the water of Lake Tahoe at San Harbor with a refreshed perspective. In episode eight, Brenda took the tough concept of composition and articulated a way to think about my feelings influencing the creation of a landscape image. I suppose I have done these things subconsciously, but to focus with her spin let me use my senses to peak the composition. The grand landscape in itself is so massive, to experience one with her “jump off points” allowed me to nail the moment. Thanks for the getting me outdoors, in my kayak, with my minimal gear and truly capture the soul of a unique moment with nature.
I just finished listening to your podcast with Jaymi and I’m inspired and will be seriously considering following this path. I love outdoor photography but want to have a purpose for it, not just a pretty picture to show. I’m retiring in 5 years or so and would like to do something with my photography that has an impact. I’ll be checking out her website and the storytelling site to see what’s available. I’ve also subscribed to her podcast. One thing I’d like to add to the discussion centered around education and children’s science museums as a potential outlet for education, get involved with public libraries. I work in a small one and programming ideas like this would be welcome. Not just for kids, but all ages. Love your podcast, OPS, and your YouTube channel. Keep up the good work!
Brenda, I am a fellow New Englander, high school teacher of intro to digital photography classes, live hiking and the outdoors. I also happen to be a partner in a tick and Mosquito spraying business in Southern Maine, so you really “ticked” off all the boxes with this episode. We do a lot of public education on this subject and you nailed it with this podcast. Very thorough and to the point. In a side note, I also enjoy your YouTube channel and series on PhotoPills. I often tell me students to watch content I feel has value and your name is brought up often. Keep up the hard work, it’s paying off. Hope to meet you on the trails some day. Ken Webb
When I heard about these upcoming podcasts from the Outdoor Photography School, II was very excited. Well, the podcast does not disappoint. The content is fresh, informative, and provocative. I like the questions she asks her guests and find them often very pertinent to my own world of photography. The shorter episodes, Tidbit Tuesdays, are also top notch. Brenda addresses burning topics posed by us, her listeners. Great content, Brenda!
Really enjoying the podcast. I knew I’d be interested in the guest interviews but Tuesday tidbits are becoming my favorite episodes!
This is a new podcast, and it is off to a very strong start. I found Brenda through her PhotoPill Friday YouTube. She did such a great job with that, that I am now able to use PhotoPills. I had high hopes for the podcast, and Brenda didn’t disappoint. Brenda is very thorough in her presentation, and covers subjects in depth. I have enjoyed all of the podcasts, but especially the fourth one. It is really outstanding, and I listened to it twice, to make sure I didn’t miss anything. I highly recommend this podcast.
Love these! Relevant information thoroughly presented. Can’t wait for the next episode!
This new podcast fills the surprisingly vacant niche of serious hiking and outdoor skills to make landscape and nature photographs. I watched Brenda Petrella’s series about the Photo Pills app so I knew she had serious outdoor skills and an easy way of explaining things. I’m thrilled that she’s bringing on guest speakers and is using a smoothly flowing interview style. I’m looking forward to many more episodes.
This is a new podcast, from my understanding the creator also has a YouTube channel, and if the podcast is anything to go by I’m sure it is equally useful. The episodes focus on individual experiences of outdoor photographers, hiking, and specific photography gear that could help the listener. I plan to buy a DSLR/mirrorless camera this summer, but even with a smartphone some episodes are still very relevant to outdoor photography in general. The more advanced episodes will help me decide on what to buy when that time comes. Specific topics were explained enough for people who have at least some knowledge, or just google search the terms that you don’t know, but in general this is geared towards beginner/intermediate. I highly recommend this podcast, it is also well made.
Brenda Petrella has been hosting a high quality YouTube channel for her Outdoor Photography School for some time. Her podcast is a welcome addition. She is an especially clear and organized presenter. Not gear obsessed, like many others, she concentrates on insightful presentations on technique and also on general outdoors knowledge and craft. It’s a bit like a combination of your favorite high school science teacher with an Outward Bound instructor. If you like hiking and own a tripod, this is the spot for you.
Am a Brenda Petrella fan girl! Love her YouTube channel and her website (Outdoor Photography School). She covers so many aspects of landscape photography...techniques, gear, safety etc. while emphasizing respect for nature and importance of leaving no trace. The first 2 podcasts were amazing. Haven’t yet decided if I should listen to new podcasts as they become available or save them up and binge listen. Decisions, decisions.....
Brenda’s podcasts are just as great as her YouTube videos. If you haven’t seen them, you’re missing out. You’ve got to check out the ones especially for the photopills app, She explains it so well, I thought I was going to be lost forever, that is until I watched her video. There are many great photography podcast out there, but she’s one of my favorite on the list. Keep it up Brenda
One of the things that's drawn me into this podcast is the weath of tools available on the website to begin exploring, and learning from - the outdoor photography school had me at hello with their manifesto, and love of nature. I'm looking forward to learning tidbits to put into play while exploring beautiful mother earth!