Travel Photography by Brent Winebrenner
Brent Winebrenner was a mid-westerner, a reformed CPA and business consultant. Now, he is a widely published travel and location photographer and filmmaker who calls Santa Barbara home when he isn’t on the road.
Thoroughly burned out after 15 years in the corporate world, he donated his collection of wingtip shoes and neckties to Goodwill and enrolled in the Brooks Institute where he earned a Master’s Degree in the Science of Photography. Upon graduation, Brent joined the faculty of the school’s Visual Journalism program in 2003.
In addition to learning the art of teaching photography, Brent built a successful freelance photography career that included corporate clients like Kendall Jackson and Foley Family Wines. His publishing credits include Sunset Magazine, National Geographic Traveler and Adventure, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times,Newsweek, Santa Barbara Magazine and the Wine Spectator. He served as the photographer for Semester at Sea and his stock images are represented by Getty Images and DV Archives.
He’s been the principal photographer for three Rizzoli coffee table books, including The Splendor of Cuba, an effort that was recognized by the Washington Post and Daily Beast as one of the ten best photography books of 2011. Brent has journeyed to over70 countries in pursuit of images. In addition, he leads workshops and photography tours. A sample of his travel photography can be viewed at www.winebrennertravels.com.
His most recent major effort was to write, shoot, produce and edit Guatemala: On the Edge of Discovery, a feature length documentary film about the Land of the Maya. More about the film and Brent’s approach to story-telling can be seen at www.guatemaladocumentary.com.