By Brenda Petrella 

This will be a three-session event: March 27, April 3, and April 17. Please be prepared to attend all three sessions. You only need to Register once by paying the $30 fee, which entitles you to attend all three evenings.  See PayPal link at bottom of the page - thank you!


To gain proficiency in navigating and using the PhotoPills planning app to plan compositions of the sun, moon, or Milky Way.
To understand how to use additional tools within the app that may or may not relate to planning (i.e. depth of field, field of view, augmented reality, hyperfocal distance, etc.)

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Equipment participants need

Mobile phone or tablet downloaded with the PhotoPills app ($~10USD)

Brenda Petrella is a Vermont-based landscape and nature photographer, the founder of Outdoor Photography School, and the host of the Outdoor Photography Podcast.  Her successful tutorial YouTube channel recently surpassed 34,000 subscribers, and her videos have been recommended by Imaging-Resource, Shutterbug, Photography Talk, Capture Landscapes, Picture Correct, and others.

Prior to photography, Brenda was the principal investigator of a cancer research laboratory and later oversaw biomedical safety and compliance at biomedical research institution in late 2016, Brenda left her scientific career to honor her love of the outdoors and pursue a long-standing interest in landscape photography.  

Brenda has been invited to showcase her work in several solo exhibits around Vermont and New Hampshire, and her iconic Vermont landscape photographs were recently chosen for a permanent exhibition in the Vermont State Attorney General’s Office.  

Her images have been featured on the cover of Northern Woodlands Magazine and by the National Wildlife Federation, the Slow Photography Movement, Save the River, and the Monovision Photography Awards.  Brenda has also been an invited speaker at several camera clubs nationally and internationally.  

When not creating images, podcasting, or teaching, Brenda enjoys hiking, biking, snowshoeing, doing projects around her house, and spending time with her young daughter, dog, and two pet cows.


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