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Where can I find my NANPA membership number?

Follow these steps to find your membership number:

  1. Log into the NANPA website with your username and password:
  2. Your member number is listed next to your name in box at the top of the page.

How can I get a copy of my NANPA membership card?

NANPA does not send out membership cards, but members can print a card from the NANPA website by following these steps:

  1. Log into the NANPA website with your username and password:
  2. Click on “Membership Dashboard” in the 2nd column.
  3. Click on “Membership Card” in the Information & Settings section.
  4. Click “Print” and a membership card will print on your printer.

Do you share my email address or other information with third-party vendors?

No, we don’t. Following industry best practices and regulations, NANPA and NANPA Foundation do not sell or rent mailing lists to any other party. For your convenience, you can even set preferences for the type of email messages you wish to receive from NANPA and NANPA Foundation. 

How do I change my email or mailing address?

Keeping your information up-to-date helps ensure you receive all of the benefits of your NANPA membership. You can email changes to us at or you can follow these steps to change your information directly:

  1. Log into the NANPA website with your username and password at
  2. Click on “Edit your member profile and settings” in the 2nd column in the “Manage Your Membership” section.
  3. Scroll down and change any information that needs to be updated.
  4. Click the green “Save Changes” button at the very bottom of the screen and your changes will be current.

How do I add a photo to my member profile?

To add an image/headshot to your member profile:

  1. Log into the members-only section of the NANPA website using your username and password.
  2. Click on “Membership Dashboard” under the “Manage Your Membership” header/section.
  3. Enter your NANPA site password again, if prompted.
  4. Click on the “My Profile” link at the very top of the page, right side, next to the Sign Out link.
  5. Hover over the “NANPA Member” logo and an upload icon should appear that you can click on.
  6. Choose the image you want to upload. Images cannot exceed 30MB and the ideal image size for this area is 100px wide by 117px high.

I’m traveling soon and may have some time to photograph while I’m away from home. How can I find some good places for nature photography where I’m going?

The best way is to ask your fellow NANPA members who live near where you are traveling. There are multiple ways to find NANPA members in that area and see what they are photographing:

  1. Search NANPA’s Instagram feed for images near where you’re going. You can type “NANPA” and the city you’re visiting in the search bar and see if any featured images have been tagged with that location. You can broaden your search to the state if needed. You may also wish to reach out to a specific photographer you find there. 
  2. Search NANPA’s iNaturalist regional collection projects. Some threatened or endangered subjects may have locations obscured, but you can get a sense for what you might find in the area within a specific timeframe of the year. You can see some observations and data without having an iNaturalist account. You’ll be able to message a contributing photographer if you do have an iNaturalist account. 
  3. Search the Member Directory for a NANPA member who lives in the area you’re visiting. Email your question(s). 

Check the NANPA Foundation’s Photo Blinds Interactive Map to see if there’s a NANPA photo blind in a public area near your destination.

How do I renew my membership?

You can renew your membership at any time before or within 30 days after your expiration date. 

Log in and renew now.

If you wish to renew a membership that expired more than 30 days ago, your username or password may not be recognized. In that instance, you can contact us to be reactivated.

How can I get involved?

NANPA is powered by volunteers and is happy to help you find an opportunity that matches your interests and skill sets. There are several ways to learn about and express interest in volunteer opportunities:

  • Visit the “Get Involved” page of the Membership section to see some of the opportunities we’re actively recruiting to fill. 
  • Explore the Committees page to learn more about some of the ways volunteers are currently supporting NANPA. 
  • Contact us to let us know what kinds of opportunities interest you.

What events does NANPA hold?

NANPA hosts a variety of in-person and virtual events to fit the needs of a diverse group of nature photographers:

  • NANPA’s Nature Photography Summit is held in odd-numbered years. The location varies throughout the U.S., typically in cities located near popular destinations for nature photographers. Guests love Summit for its inspirational keynote presentations, a wide range of learning opportunities, trade show and exhibit hall, and networking and camaraderie with nature photographers at all levels of experience. 
  • NANPA Regional Events are offered several times per year. These small group field events are led by one or more professional photographers who are familiar with the destination and its potential subjects. Leaders design a custom itinerary that can be adapted during the event to accommodate weather and field conditions. One-on-one instruction is available, if desired. One group meal is typically included with registration. 
  • NANPA also provides at least one live educational webinar per month. These online programs are primarily lecture style, with the presenter and presentation visible on screen while guests remain in listen-only mode. Time is typically set aside at the end for audience questions. NANPA members also enjoy on-demand access to a full library of recordings of past webinars. 
  • Sip and Shares are casual networking events that enable a small group of NANPA members to come together in an online videoconference to talk about a shared interest. A facilitator is present, but attendees are active participants in discussion.

How do I show my work in the member portfolio on the website?

Current members may log in and visit Update member portfolio at the top of the website.

How do I share a conservation project?

Current members may log in and visit the Members’ conservation projects page to share projects.

How do I log in?

Log in using the credentials you set through the Your Membership tool on the log in page.