Webinars

NANPA hosts a webinar series for current NANPA members. Unless indicated otherwise, you must be a NANPA member to register for a webinar.

Login to the NANPA Members’ Area to reserve your spot for any webinar. Once registered, confirmation and access information will be sent via email.

Note: Any opinions expressed in the webinars are the opinions of the presenter and do not reflect the opinions of the NANPA organization.

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Nature Photography in Extreme Conditions

January 30, 2020
6:00 pm EST
presented by Roie Galitz

Target audience: Professional, Intermediate/Advanced, Beginner/Novice

Polar bear and cub on ice. Image by Roie Galitz
© Roie Galitz

Roie Galitz, an award winning wildlife photographer (BBC, Nat Geo) and Greenpeace ambassador, has been documenting our world’s wildest places for over a decade, in the most extreme conditions. Join him on a fascinating journey from the Arctic to the Antarctic, Russian Far East to the heart of Africa. Learn how to get the best result in the most challenging conditions, and how to shoot wild predators in an intimate way.

Learning objectives:

  • Plan and execute a wildlife photography expedition in extreme conditions
  • Take intimate award winning shots of wild and potentially dangerous animals
  • Use your gear in the most extreme environments on earth

Note: This webinar is only offered live. No recording will be made available after the event.

More about Roie Galitz

Roie Galitz’s intimate and innovative work gets exposure worldwide, with millions of views and frequent appearances in the media. It’s been presented in local and international exhibitions, featured in exclusive magazines, and honored with over 70 international awards, including the prestigious Picture of the Year for reportage of Science and Natural History. As a Greenpeace ambassador, Roie is active in conservation work around the globe.


Getting the Most from Your Long Lens

Target Audience:
Professional, Intermediate/Advanced, Beginner/Novice

February 13, 2020
6:00 pm EST

presented by Bob Coates

© Bob Coates

A long lens is a great tool for wildlife and nature photographers—no doubt about it. But are you utilizing all of its capabilities? Bob Coates feels that, if you’re only using the lens to get extra reach, you’re leaving a lot of uses untapped. In this webinar, he will share some ideas for getting more bang for the buck spent on acquiring the big glass.

In addition to sharing some best practices to get sharp images of distant wildlife, he’ll talk about some techniques to get close-up images that are frame filling and almost macro in their look. As a micro 4/3rds camera user, he’ll also chat about the capabilities of the smaller format for providing good quality images in a smaller, lighter and less expensive package. Last but not least, he will provide some processing tips and tricks to get the most out of image files using Adobe Photoshop and a few plugins.

The session’s learning objectives include:

  • Learning to get more use from your long lens
  • Tips and tricks for post-processing to get more from RAW image files

More about Bob Coates

Bob Coates started his official pro career in March of 1995 after picking up and putting down a camera for the previous 13 years. Based in the Caribbean for his first three years of business, Bob concentrated on commercial photography and was dragged kicking and screaming into the wedding side of the business before finally embracing weddings.

Upon his move to Sedona, Arizona, to get out of the path of hurricanes, his wedding business expanded and was mixed with some commercial work. Coming full circle, Bob is back to concentrating solely on commercial projects, chasing wildlife and creating an art décor line of images as a “lens based artist” who combines photographic images with digital artistry.


Caught in Motion: Action Techniques for Nature Photographers

This webinar is open to the general public.

March 3, 2020
8:00 pm EST

presented by Steve Gettle

Target Audience:
Professional, Intermediate/Advanced, Beginner/Novice

Collage of wildlife photographed in motion
© Steve Gettle

Want to learn how to go beyond simply making static portraits of your subjects? With today’s auto-focus, exciting stop action photography is now accessible to virtually every photographer.

We will discuss using just a camera and natural light to create stop-action images of subjects on the move, such as birds in flight and running animals. We will cover topics such as: exposure techniques for action, optimizing your auto-focus system, acquiring initial focus lock, tracking your subject, basic camera trigger systems, other equipment, and much more.

Learning objectives:

  • Optimize your camera’s autofocus system and best exposures for action photography
  • Achieve the initial focus lock as well as how to best track moving subjects
More about Steve Gettle

My name is Steve Gettle, and I am a nature photographer. I photograph the natural world because I love it. I have been passionate about nature since I was a small child, and I am very fortunate to have been able to build my life around nature and my photography.

My cameras have taken me around the world and shown me wondrous things. It is truly my privilege to share my work with you here. My greatest hope would be that my images could, in some small way, give voice to the beautiful places and amazing things in our world.

Steve Gettle


Frozen Moments: High Speed Nature Photography

This webinar is open to the general public.

March 10, 2020
8:00 pm EDT

presented by Steve Gettle

Target Audience:
Professional, Intermediate/Advanced

© Steve Gettle

This exciting program explores the amazing world of high-speed nature photography. Learn how to use off-the-shelf electronic flash for true high-speed photography. Create breathtaking stop action images of such things as hummingbirds frozen in flight.

Finally, we will look at the creative doors kicked open by adding a simple, inexpensive trigger system (infrared and laser) for both natural light and high-speed flash photography. You’ll be able to create images of: bats in flight, tiny songbirds on the wing, leaping frogs, insects in flight, flying squirrels, and so much more! The possibilities are truly only limited by your imagination.

Learning objectives:

  • Learn the basics of using high-speed flash to stop action
  • Learn how to add a trigger device to create images of a wide diversity of fast-moving subjects
More about Steve Gettle

My name is Steve Gettle, and I am a nature photographer. I photograph the natural world because I love it. I have been passionate about nature since I was a small child, and I am very fortunate to have been able to build my life around nature and my photography.

My cameras have taken me around the world and shown me wondrous things. It is truly my privilege to share my work with you here. My greatest hope would be that my images could, in some small way, give voice to the beautiful places and amazing things in our world.

Steve Gettle

Photographer sitting at laptop

View past webinars

Recordings of most completed webinars are available to NANPA members as well. Visit the Members’ Area to access them. Below is a sneak peek at available topics:

Jennifer Leigh Warner & Krisztina Scheeff: Preparing for a Photography Trip to Grand Teton National Park
Deborah & Patrick Roy: Protect & Prepare Yourself – Tools & Medical Supplies To Always Include in Your Camera Bag
Paul Brooke: Wildlife Photography and Book Design
Scott Dere: Photographing Birds of Prey
Linda Burek:
Photographing While Traveling in an RV
Roie Galitz:
Wildlife Photography Around the World: The Secrets Behind the Lens  (not available in recorded form)
Krisztina Scheeff & David Hekel:
Grebes Dance on Water to Find a Mate
Alyce Bender:
An Introduction to Manual Marketing on Instagram
Shane McDermott: 
Breaking the Four Barriers of Creativity
Greg Miller:
Understanding Light to Make Better Landscape Photos
Greg Miller: 
Ten Guiding Thoughts for Making Better Landscape Photos
Shane McDermott: 
VisionQuest Photography
Charles Needle:
Pixels In Your Pocket: Creative iPhoneography
Danae Wolfe:
Macro on a Budget: Reverse Lens Macro Photography
Rosie Lalonde:
From Flat to Fabulous in 5 Minutes or Less
Josh Asel:
Don’t Take a Photo, Make a Photo
Tom Simpson:
Creative Video Nature Photography
Stephen Leimberg:
3 Magic Steps to Power Marketing
Jennifer Leigh Warner:
NANPA Town Hall: Creating an Ethical Field Approach
Wendy Shattil:
Photo Contest Secrets Revealed
Carl Johnson:
Chasing and Photographing the Aurora Borealis
Steven David Johnson:
Just Below the Surface – Photographing Life in Rivers, Creeks and Vernal Pools
Clay Bolt:
Tips for Macro Mastery
Frank Gallagher:
Intimate Landscapes
Kevin Dooley:
The Photographic Bucket List
Jaymi Heimbuch:
Project Management for Photographers: Strategies to Stay on Track from Shoot to Publication
Jackie Kramer: Editing Your Floral Photography
Rick Sammon:
Wildlife & Landscape Photography: The Evolution of an Image
Mollie Isaacs:
From Ordinary to Extraordinary
Andy Williams: Best Practices for the Traveling Photographer
Margo Taussig Pinkerton: On Plagiarism in Photography
Jennifer King: Creative Composition: The Influence of Design in Photography
Jackie Kramer: Flowers – How to Bring Them to Life Through Your Lens (Part 1)
Jacqueline Deely: Polar Travel Photography – An Insider’s Guide
Kathy Adams Clark: Organizing, Cataloging and Keywording: Preparing Your Images for the Future
Tim Grey: Lessons Learned About Lenses
David Meyers: The New Plane – Cameras That Fly
Peter Zelinka: Photographing the Milky Way
Dawn Wilson: Incorporating Twitter Into Your Photography Business Marketing Plan
Steve Sands: The 2017 North American Solar Eclipse: How to Safely View & Photograph This Spectacular Event
Don Komarechka: Photographing Snowflakes
Mollie Isaacs: Mighty Macro
JP Bruce:Using Your Vehicle as a Photography Aid
Scott Mead: Protecting Your Digital Legacy
Lisa Langell: Stop Documenting. Start Creating Beautiful Wildlife Images 2-part series
Gen Benjamin & Bill Rudock: The 12 Elements of an Award-winning Image
Cheryl Opperman: Preparing for a Trip to Rocky Mountain National Park
Tim Grey: Targeted Adjustments in Photoshop
Jaymi Heimbuch: Images for Advocacy- How to Create a Conservation Photography Project
Eric Bowles: Go with the Flow- Tips and Techniques for Photographing Water in the Landscape
Kathy Adams Clark: Photography at Night
Sean Bagshaw: Exposure Blending for Extended Dynamic Range
Gordon Illg: Finding Your Vision- Making Your Images Stand Out
Ruth Hoyt and John Pickles: Photographing Birds in Flight
Cynthia Soroka-Dunn:Taking the Leap to Become a Fine Art Photographer
Bob Ware: How to Register Your Copyright
Laurie Rubin: The Decisive Moment in Wildlife Photography
Tim Grey: Top Tips for Organizing in Lightroom
Margo Taussig Pinkerton: Creativity: Seeking Your Own Vision
Bobbie Goodrich: Painting with Filters
Mike Moats: The Reality of Making Money in Nature Photography
Beverly Delidow: Special Delivery for Webinars: Designing & Delivering Your Presentation
Gordon Illg: After the Flood – North American Deserts