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Art & Life with Kathleen Reeder

Today we’d like to introduce you to Kathleen Reeder.

Kathleen, please kick things off for us by telling us about yourself and your journey so far.
Mark Twain said the two most important days of your life are the day you were born and the day you find out why. I found out why in 2009 while in Grand Teton National Park when it hit me that wildlife photography was my true passion and calling.

After 35 years in corporate America as a project manager and trainer, I launched my second career. I already knew how to use a camera. And in short ten years, I’ve built a successful full-time wildlife photography business.

Today I lead photo workshops/safaris across the US, Canada, and Africa, develop photo websites for photo enthusiasts and professionals, have six published books, and my wildlife photos have been published worldwide. I have 1700 customers and a 5-star Trip Advisor rating.

Trusting the divine breadcrumbs in my life; being business-savvy and working smart is my recipe.

Can you give our readers some background on your art?
I’m captivated and transformed by wildlife. I see their spirit and aim to reflect their beautiful essence in my images. It’s a labor of love. I love teaching others how to capture wildlife images, and I’m a master organizer and leader. Other photographers recognize my talent, want to learn my techniques, and join me on my journeys. All this has led me to leading photography workshops and safaris as my primary income source.

When I’m not traveling, I build custom SmugMug websites for photographers, teach classes on how to publish Amazon e-books and post-process photos.

How do you think about success, as an artist, and what quality do you feel is most helpful?
The biggest challenge we all face is what’s between our ears. We can talk ourselves out of just about anything by playing the “what if game”! The old saying of “youth is wasted on the young” is so true. By the time we figure out what we want to do with our lives, and realize that power and money are not what’s most important, life is almost over!

I hope for all artists that you follow your passion with fearlessness.

What’s the best way for someone to check out your work and provide support?
If wildlife photography is your passion, we should talk! Figuring out what you love is the hardest step, and after that, it’s trusting the divine breadcrumbs!

Please visit my website at and follow me on Facebook and Instagram. Sign up for my newsletters to stay updated on my latest offerings and tips for improving your wildlife images. Join me for a workshop or safari to capture beautiful wildlife photos. Let me help you create a photo website you’ll be proud to share with family, friends, and/or customers.

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