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My goal in sharing my knowleldge of photography and insights on the art of photography is to help others refine their personal vision. Subscribe to the blog and read articles on technique, get tips on landscape and nature photography, gain insights on creativity, and see occasional updates on my workshops and tours.



to home of Brenda Tharp Photography. I am an award-winning landscape, wildlife and travel photographer based in northern Califorina. My love for nature sends me exploring around the world to capture the essence of animals, people and places. I am the author of several photography books, including Expressive Nature Photography (Monacelli Press). My photographs have been used in ad campaigns, books, brochures, calendars, and magazines for a variety of clients, including National Geographic Books, Sunset, British Gas, Chronicle Books, Nature Conservancy, Audubon, The Presidio Trust, National Park Service, and Michelin Travel Publications.  Photography education is a large part of my business, so please have a look at the workshops and instructional tours page. If you are looking to purchase prints or license images, please go to Prints for Home and Office for access to the archive. I am also available for commissions worldwide.

Brenda, you make the world a better place by turning people’s attention to the glorious creation all around us. Keep it up! ~ A fan.

I am reading your book for the second time. It is a beautiful piece of work. A top book in my photography library.  ~ J. Gibson.



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