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Connect, learn, and share with other nature photographers

Whether you’re a full-time professional photographer, hobbyist, or anything in between, find inspiration, colleagues, and resources at NANPA events.

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Join an online learning course about photography, professional practices, or gear demos

Some of our online learning opportunities are members-only events while others are open to the general public. All past webinar recordings are available to members only.

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Regional field events

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Discover local regions with experts in the area for hands-on photography

Join pros in the field to get up close and personal with nature across North America in hands on photo excursions. Each shoot includes a carefully planned itinerary and includes one-on-one instruction.

Sip and Share

Meet virtually—and casually—with a small group of nature photographers who share your interest on a particular subject.

A NANPA member who is passionate about the topic will start the conversation and serve as host, but your questions, answers, observations, tips, experience, and camaraderie will guide the rest. Free to all NANPA members and limited in size. Sip and Shares are a great way to meet other photographers and discover new places, subjects, techniques, or gear to explore.

Nature Photography Summit

Learn from experts in the field

Join our biennial signature event in odd-numbered years when the world’s best nature photographers gather to present inspirational keynote presentations and breakout sessions.

  • Meet industry legends
  • Participate in hands-on field events
  • Join a portfolio review
  • Try equipment through demos and loaner gear
  • Learn in our educational breakouts
  • Connect 1:1 with colleagues
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Student programming

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High School

The NANPA High School Scholarship Program is an immersive, hands-on education program held in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Our scholarship program is awarded to 10 high school students to attend a five-day field event where they can learn from the industry’s top shooters. 

Combining classroom and field-based instruction, students will have the chance to improve their nature photography skills, learn about NANPA, meet industry professionals, and gain an appreciation of the Smoky Mountains’ rich natural history.

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Our Summit College Photography Scholarship Program is an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to attend our Nature Photography Summit and Trade Show and participate in a hands-on experience using photography to tell a story for nature. 

This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity fosters personal contacts with the top pros in nature photography as well as other industry leaders.

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Nature Photography Day

Celebrate nature photography with us every June 15

Promote the enjoyment of nature photography and share how images are used to advance the cause of conservation and protect plants, wildlife, and landscapes both locally and globally.


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Member-led workshops and tours

Our members offer workshops and tours as part of their professional photography businesses. We’re proud to host a comprehensive database of these opportunities.
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