News - Brenda Petrella

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2017 was an incredible year!  From traveling to the Yukon and Alaska to photographing epic fall colors in Vermont, it has been quite a ride. Check out my 2017 Photography Newsletter for highlights.  Add your email to our mailing list using the link below to stay connected with the latest updates.


Wonders of Our Sky


I'm starting to learn how to create timelapse videos.  Here's my first compilation featuring thousands of images I took over the last year.  I learned a lot in this process and am looking forward to honing my skills in this area.  I have a few projects in mind for 2018, so stay tuned! 


Hello, Mr. Moose

Hello, Mr. Moose


I was lucky enough to meet this young moose while traveling in the Yukon. This photo was chosen to be featured in the National Wildlife Federation's 2018 "Trees for Wildlife" card line (coming soon).  NWF partners with schools, local governments, and non-profits to plant a native tree for each pack of cards sold.  This program helps keep our wild places wild and also involves kids in learning about how to protect our natural world.  Thank you for supporting the National Wildlife Federation!


Vermont's Colors

Vermont's Colors


This photo of the autumn Vermont landscape was one of my most popular images this year.  It was featured 10 times on Instagram by different promotional accounts and received over 26,000 likesI took this image at the Silvio O. Conte National Fish & Wildlife Refuge in northern VT. 


The appreciation of this photo by so many demonstrates how we long for the beauty and serenity natural landscapes.  Preserving wild places isn't just about protecting the biodiversity of species that live there;  it is also about protecting our innate connection to nature.



This short timelapse of the Northern Lights was taken during my 2017 excursion to the Yukon.  It was recently featured by Travel Yukon on Instagram. 


Check out my interview on the Improve Photography Roundtable Podcast Episode 255 where I discuss how to photograph the Northern Lights and some tips on photographing in cold temperatures.  Enjoy!



Are you interested in learning about photography or improving your own skills as a photographer? I am now a contributing writer at Improve Photography, a premiere learn photography website and podcast.  Check out my current list of articles



Autumn Waterfall

Autumn Waterfall




This photo of Texas Falls received honorable mention in the 2017 Elden Murray Photographic Exhibition and Competition.  Texas Falls is located in the Green Mountain National Forest in Hancock, VT and was one of the first waterfalls I've ever photographed.  It remains a favorite!


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