The Nature Photographer Podcast

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The Nature Photographer episodes appear twice monthly on Wild & Exposed.

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“Heads or Tails” images © Lisa Langell

SEEING IT DIFFERENTLY

Reverse engineering a nature image, giving people what they can’t get somewhere else, and creating educational experiences are just a few of the ways that Lisa Langell practices seeing things differently. Langell, a NANPA board member and ambassador for both Tamron and Fotopro, joins Dawn Wilson, Jason Loftus, and Ron Hayes to talk about creating nature images for use as high-end wall art and letting go of the expectations that limit what you get out of workshops, tours, and your camera. The goals is never to duplicate someone else’s image or workshop but to find your own niche, Lisa explains.

The Nature Photographer | Lisa Langell | Jan. 12, 2021

© Nate Luebbe

LIGHT SIDE UP

NANPA member and Sony ambassador Nate Luebbe tells Dawn, Ron, and Michael about sending a Sony a7S III up more than 120,000 feet in a hot air balloon to capture 4K video of the aurora borealis. Find out how this remarkable idea hatched, and hear the engineering research, meteorological considerations, and FAA regulations that Nate and his small team had to balance to capture cinema-quality footage shot at 102,400 ISO.

…And if you happen to find that $10 styrofoam cooler with a 10-foot red parachute attached to it, well, you’ll find out how to reach Nate on this episode, too.

You can also check out the trailer for Light Side Up, a documentary describing Nate’s adventure.

The Nature Photographer | Nate Luebbe | Dec. 8, 2020

Common noddy, Anous stolidus, feeding a chick, Ile aux Cocos © Gabby Salazar

HOW DO WE DO IT BETTER?

Special guest Gabby Salazar joins NANPA President Dawn Wilson and Wild & Exposed co-hosts Mark Raycroft and Jason Loftus to talk about her current research studying what types of images influence people to support conservation. Is it the beautiful image of a dolphin in the wild, a dolphin caught in a net, or a dolphin affected by marine plastic? Gabby may not have answers yet, but she has lots of other great questions to share.

This amazing “33-years-young” photographer tells us about her travels in Mauritius, Indonesia, Guatemala, Madagascar, and India—including her work as a Fulbright Scholar—but confesses that her favorite nature photography experience is something much closer to home. 

The Nature Photographer | Gabby Salazar | Nov. 10, 2020

© Alena Ebeling-Schuld

MEMBERSHIP HAS BENEFITS

What one factor contributes more to a nature photographer’s success than anything else? Wild & Exposed co-hosts Ron Hayes and Jason Loftus will tell you when they sit down to talk with NANPA President Dawn Wilson. Plus, hear more about opportunities available to nature photographers through NANPA—from insurance to grants, big inspirational conferences to small regional field events—and what Wild & Exposed has to offer NANPA members, too.

The Nature Photographer | Membership Has Benefits | Oct. 29, 2020

© Charles Glatzer

THE INAUGURAL EPISODE FEATURING CHARLES GLATZER

NANPA President Dawn Wilson and Wild & Exposed‘s Michael Mauro and Mark Raycroft sit down with Canon Explorer of Light Charles Glatzer, one of NANPA’s long-time members, for the inaugural episode.

Chas covers a lot of terrain with his co-hosts—from mishaps in photographing bull elk to responsible wildlife photography behavior, emerging technology pros and cons, the benefits of NANPA membership, and that magical feeling of being in the field in the golden hour. “You’ve got to be dead not to feel that,” Chas says.

The Nature Photographer | Inaugural Episode with Charles Glatzer | Oct. 13, 2020

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Two female members in the field looking at images