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Rosanne Pennella; Have Camera, Will Travel
the past 10 years, Rosanne Pennella has made a metamorphosis from being a highly
successful New York attorney to a sought-after travel photographer. Her images
have appeared in numerous magazines, travel guides, brochures, and on book covers.
She’s photographed the rain forests of Borneo, the Ganges River in India,
tribal villages in northern Thailand, voodoo and dance ceremonies in West Africa,
as well as five-star resorts worldwide. Pennella describes her photographic
style as “color-saturated, graphic and intimate.”
Shortly thereafter, she took a sabbatical from her legal career and traveled to New Zealand, Australia, and Indonesia for three and a half months. “It was very intimidating to leave for the airport knowing I would be on my own for the next few months. But I learned as I went.” she states. She documented her journey with a point-and-shoot camera and made a photo album after returning to New York. Her friends admired these images and commented on her “great eye for photography.”
In late ’94 she received a Nikon N90S as a gift. “I didn’t
know anything about f/stops or shutter speeds,” she laughs. The following
year, she began taking photography classes to learn more about her budding passion.
She soon realized she could combine her new love of photography with travel.
“Being given a camera was the best thing that could have happened,”
she says. Within a year of receiving that camera, Pennella was considering a
career in travel photography.
Before attempting to sell her images, Pennella says she decided, “I
first needed to be as good as I could possibly be.” She learned about
the business of photography and eventually began to approach companies at travel
shows about using
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