March 16, 2021

Episode 35: Sapna Reddy on Celebrating the Outdoors via Photography

On this episode: what looks like lava flowing down the face of El Capitan, G.A.S. (Gear Acquisition Syndrome), and a lot of talk about light. We’re talking with Sapna Reddy, a landscape photographer based in Northern California. She is currently pursuing dual careers as a photographer and a physician. As a radiologist she studies images in an attempt to establish diagnosis and cure the human body. As a photographer she aspires to generate images that celebrate the beauty of nature and help to heal the mind.

Show Notes

  • 00:40 – Introduction to Sapna
  • 02:40 – The cross-over between radiology and landscape photography
  • 04:12 – How Sapna got into outdoor photography
  • 10:25 – Sapna’s photography objectives when visiting a place. “The real reward is the time spent in the place. A photo is just icing on the cake.”
  • 16:30 – How Sapna decides where to shoot
  • 20:44 – Shooting Horsetail Falls (the “natural” Firefall) in Yosemite
  • 29:15 – Advice for someone just starting out in outdoor photography
  • 30:35 – Recommendations on a good, entry-level camera and lens to start with (and taking advantage of other people’s G.A.S.)
  • 39:45 – How much time is spent editing photos? How many photos are used to create a single image?
  • 55:05 – Teaching outdoor photography and Sapna’s workshops
  • 62:20 – Where to find Sapna online

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The Almost There Adventure Podcast is a celebration of outdoor activities both local and epic. Discussing the big topics and talking to adventurers, artists, legends and activists within the outdoor community.

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