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Five Reasons You Should Be at the Nature Photography Summit

By January 18, 2019No Comments

Still debating whether you should come to NANPA’s Nature Photography Summit and Trade Show, February 21-23 in Las Vegas?  Here are five compelling reasons to pull out your credit card and start making reservations.  And, hey, there’s still time to get pre-conference pricing . . . but only ‘till midnight, Sunday, January 20th.

Summit Promo #1 Why You Should Attend the Summit 12 2018 from NANPA Video on Vimeo.

You should always be learning.

Doing the same thing over and over gets stale and takes the joy out of photography.  Challenge yourself!  Learn something new.  And who better to teach you, and inspire you, than the top nature photographers?  At the Summit, you’ll hear from the likes of George Lepp, John Shaw, Joel Sartori and more.  You simply won’t find this much nature photography experience and knowledge in one place anywhere else.  Beyond hearing from and hobnobbing with the greats, you can also learn tons from your peers by seeing their work, shooting with them during workshops and chatting with them over lunch or in the halls.

Summit Promo #5 Speakers from NANPA Video on Vimeo.

You can get constructive critiques.

Getting a portfolio review can do wonders for your photography knowledge and skills.  At Summit, more than twenty top-notch photographers and agency representatives will be doing portfolio reviews.  On the fence?  Here’s five big reasons to get a portfolio review.

Summit Promo #2 Portfolio Reviews from NANPA Video on Vimeo.

You’ll be surrounded by like-minded people.

We don’t meet a lot of nature photographers walking down the street.  How great is it to be able to spend a couple of days of intense nature photography with a couple of hundred like-minded people.  There’s friendship!  There’s camaraderie!  There’s fun!  If you don’t walk away with several new photography friends and colleagues, you’re doing something wrong.  After all, nature photographers are the friendliest people on the planet, right?

You can check out new gear.

A variety of gear manufacturers and retailers will be at Summit, in the exhibit area and hosting various events throughout the conference.  If you’ve heard of something new or there’s a piece of gear you’ve been dying to try, this could be your chance.  You’ll see the best and the newest camera gear, from camera bodies and lenses, to cases and backpacks, to accessories and some fun toys.  When it comes to new gear, if you don’t live near a big camera store, Summit is your chance to see what all the buzz is about.

You can photograph new locations.

There are abundant photo opportunities in southern Nevada.  Whether you join us on one of the Summit shoots, go out with some new photo friends, or strike out on your own, there’s no shortage of subjects nearby.  From the neon lights of the Vegas strip to the weird, red formations in Valley of Fire State Park, to a National Wildlife Refuge, there’s something for everyone.

Summit Promo #4 Places to Shoot from NANPA Video on Vimeo.


So, what are you waiting for?  Join us in Las Vegas and act now to get pre-conference pricing and guaranteed hotel rates. Register now!