Brenda TharpTravel photography is not a very well defined genre and if meant to encompass every photograph taken while traveling, then millions of travel photos are created every day. How can a serious travel photographer stand out from the crowd and produce work that goes beyond vacation snapshots?

What about choice of subject, composition, light, and gesture? How can we exploit those factors to create truly compelling photos and not just snapshots?

These are some of the questions we asked of our guest for this episode, Brenda Tharp.

Brenda is an award-winning photographer, and educator. Her photographs have been featured in major magazines, and accepted into the journals of NANPA Expressions. She has written several books, and is working on a fourth, and still finds time to present frequent lectures on photography, and lead international photography tours and workshops. Her passion for outdoor and travel photography is infectious, and she openly shares her insights and tips to help others improve their photography skills and vision.

Brenda’s images have been used in a variety of commercial and editorial publications, ads, along with greeting cards and calendars. Her photographs are in the private collections of many across the USA.

Duration 37m 36s.

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Music for this episode: “Zanzibar” Kevin MacLeod ( Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0


Photos by Brenda



Harvesting Rice, Bhutan









TTIM 52 – Going Beyond the Snapshot with Brenda Tharp
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  • July 15, 2022 at 8:42 pm

    Morocco was a fantastic adventure for me. I met a lot of people while learning about cuisine, culture, and, of course, the country’s stunning natural beauty. Morocco Tours is highly recommended.


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