Meet Brenda Tharp

Brenda Pic_JDM6723fullsizeBrenda Tharp is a photographer, writer, speaker and teacher. Her photographs of nature and travel subjects are in private collections across the country and also decorate the walls of many homes and offices internationally.
 
A popular workshop instructor, international tour leader, Brenda also lectures regularly at photo conferences on the subjects of technique and creativity. She is the author & photographer of “Expressive Nature Photography” (due to be published July 2017), “Creative Nature and Outdoor Photography” and co-author of “Extraordinary Everyday Photography”.
 
Her stock photographs are used for commercial ads, and brochures, along with books, calendars and greeting cards, and she is regularly accepted in the Top 100 of NANPA’s Expressions photo competition and magazine.
 


 

How did you get your start in photography?

After many years in the corporate world, I took the ‘leap’. I had been dabbling in art shows and competitions for some time before that. I first worked as a commercial and editorial photographer, doing assignments for magazines, books, ad agencies and design firms, with a variety of subject matter. But soon I switched back to what I loved doing most– landscape, nature and travel photography, and began working for magazines and book publishers, and doing stock photography.

 

What type of photography are you shooting and what motivated you to focus on that genre?

I work primarily in landscape, nature and travel photography, both the reality of and artistic impressions of those genres, but I don’t limit myself to