65 minutes | Mar 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 Mentioned in this Show Horsetail Fall (Firefall) in Yosemite #shotoniphone G.A.S. (Gear Acquisition Syndrome) Find Sapna Online Instagram: @sapnareddy Her website: sapnareddy.com Connect with Sapna on Flickr Check out Sapna’s photography workshops Connect with us! Like Almost There on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/almostthereadventurepodcast/ Follow Almost There on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/almostthere_ap/  Send us a voice message! https://www.speakpipe.com/AlmostThere Our Co-hosts Jason Fitzpatrick – IG: @themuirproject Saveria Tilden – IG: @adventuruswomen  web: AdventurUsWomen.com Jeff Hester – IG: @thesocalhiker  web: SoCalHiker.net Theme song by Opus Orange. Courtesy of Emoto Music.  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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