Intro by Chamira Young
One great way to learn more about photography is to listen to in-depth interviews featuring your fellow photographers. There's nothing like taking a deep dive into how they create their images, as well as why they love doing what they do. That's why we're excited to feature a fascinating interview with nature photographer and Tamron ambassador Alyce Bender. David Johnston from Outdoor Photography Guide serves as the gracious host as they discuss how Alyce got her start in photography and developed her passion and technique over time. Personally, I love when they discuss her creative process and how she decides on the type of image she wants to create, and how her various locations effects her decision-making process. David is an outdoor photographer himself, and so he asks fantastic questions!
One thing you'll notice is that Alyce has plenty of patience when out on the field. Her lens selection is paramount, and she always carefully considers which lens is best to capture what she sees. She typically carries five Tamron lenses in her bag at all times. For landscapes, she generally uses the Tamron 10-24mm lens and the Tamron 18-400mm lens. For wildlife, she favors the Tamron 100-400 lens and the big Tamron 150-600mm zoom lens.
Check out these great lenses below, as well as the full interview!
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