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Your Gift in Action

By July 14, 2017No Comments

2017 High School Program Participant Hannah Mirando photographs a damselfly during this week’s program. Photo by Andrew Snyder.

You made it happen! The 2017 NANPA High School Scholarship Program concludes today in the Smoky Mountains thanks to your gift to the NANPA Foundation supporting the program. Ten high school students had an intensive week learning about nature, nature photography and the natural history of the Smoky Mountains at the Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont in Tremont, Tennessee. The students’ best work from the week will be shown at a reception today. Instructors Kika Tuff, Morgan Heim, Andrew Snyder and Don Carter led discussions and presentations on topics for the student participants on topics including:

  • Wildlife and ethics
  • Lightroom and editing courses
  • Shutterspeed and camera settings
  • Rules of composition
  • Ethics of manipulation
  • Camera trapping
  • Insect trapping
  • Editing a portfolio

Students were also treated to field instruction in Cades Cove by Bill Lea and a stream photography workshop by Todd Amacker, a 2015 NANPA College Scholarship Program participant.

We can’t thank you enough for making this life-changing experience possible for these ten students and the ones that will go through the program in future years. You are making a huge impact on nature photography’s future, too. We look forward to sharing with you more from the 2017 program and what’s planned for the 2018 event. Contributions to the 2018 program can be made to the NANPA Foundation…include “High School Program” in the donor comments field.

Without your gift, we couldn’t have done it!

Thanks to the following donors for making the 2017 program possible:

Anonymous (7)

Jacque Boehm Steedle/Strabo Photo Tours

Myer Bornstein

Jeffrey Botkin

Chet Burgess

Joseph Campana

Don Carter

Steve Carter

Stefan Christmann

Deanne Cunningham

Mark Davis

Richard & Susan Day

Beverly Delidow

David DesRochers

Gary Farber/Hunt’s Photo & Video

Sean Fitzgerald

Bernard Friel

Keren Gertsman

Susan Goralski

Kimber Grabs

Colin Haase

Morgan Heim

Don Henderson

Jeanne Hoadley

Dennis Holt

Thomas Kachelmeyer

Ted Keller

Lewis Kemper

Judith Kramer

Mark Larson

Stacey Meanwell

Wayne Mitchell

Chad Mooney

Ted Moreno

Charles Murphy

Ted Orwig

Cynthia Parnell

Dee Ann Pederson

Cheryl Pelavin

Teresa Ransdell

Alice Robertson

Gabby Salazar

Robert Schlatter

Wendy Shick

Richard Stanley

Mac Stone

Bruce Straits

Brenda Tharp

Maria Veghte

Linda Williams

Clay Wimberley/Wimberley, Inc.


Special thanks to the fStop Foundation for their grant supporting the 2017 program.