For over 30 years, Brenda has used her photographs of the world to celebrate its beauty, and to inspire others to protect the environment. She has been a workshop instructor for over 25 years, and loves to help others make better pictures. She has led over 8 photo expeditions to Alaska, along with many other photographic journeys to Cuba, Morocco, Italy, Myanmar, Bhutan, and the US. She brings to a tour or workshop an untiring enthusiasm for helping others make their best pictures. Brenda has written three ‘how-to’ books on nature and outdoor photography, most recently Expressive Nature Photography.
Brenda grew up exploring the woods, lakes, and coastlines of New Jersey and New England, camping, hiking, backpacking and canoeing. She spent most of her childhood engaging with nature in some form or another, learning about animal behavior, and her father taught her the basics of photography when she was 13. Brenda combined her love for nature with her newfound passion for photography, and years later her adventure was born as a freelance photographer, teacher, and writer.
Early on, Brenda studied photojournalism with several National Geographic photographers and she applies those storytelling skills in photographing both the natural and the cultural world around her. Her nature and travel photographs have been licensed by a mix of clients that include Chronicle Books, Chicago Natural History Museum, National Geographic Books, Nature Conservancy, National Park Service and Sierra Club, to name a few. Her fine art prints are purchased by interior designers and private collectors.