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!