Webinars & Gear Demos

Online opportunities to learn and discover

Some of our online learning opportunities are members-only events while others are open to the general public. See below for details.

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


Turn Your Photography Into Greeting Cards—And Sell Them

Monday, Nov 8 | 6 pm ET/3 pm PDT
Facilitator: Ray Pfortner
Length: 2 Hours
Level: Beginner, Intermediate/Advanced

Ray Pfortner Card Samples

Making greeting cards with your photographs is one good way to earn a return on the time and money you invest in photographing. It’s a very doable first step—to test the sometimes murky, potentially deep waters of doing art business, to explore the potential for your work, and often to lead to much more. Greeting Cards remain one of the best marketing tools even in this digital age. In this webinar you’ll learn to:

  • Recognize the best photographs for greeting cards that sell.
  • Understand the power of greeting cards to make more business with your photography.
  • Eliminate the major obstacles to selling cards.
  • Know the marketing potential of greeting cards and how to realize it.

Learn about manufacturing—beyond just printing, the wise use of the back-panel real estate, pricing, working with local brick and mortar stores, and selling in the online marketplace. Explore the world of licensing to card companies— terms, fees, up and down sides. Leave the webinar ready to take the next step to move your work forward at the very best time of year for selling cards.

About Ray Pfortner
Ray Pfortner photo by Don Milgate

Ray Pfortner has worked in photography as an educator, stock photography agent, photo editor, business consultant and photographer—in New York City, California, and Washington state. He was the Magazine and Book Liaison for Art Wolfe, completing 16 books and marketing photo stories worldwide. He worked at Minden Pictures as an Account Executive. He was a partner at Peter Arnold, Inc, the stock agency specializing in nature, science, and medicine with 125 photographers. Ray’s own photography focuses on environmental issues and conservation. He is represented by Getty Images. Ray is a NANPA Fellow and has received NANPA’s Recognition Award and Kinne Grant. Visit him online at raypfortner.com.


Close-up, Wide Angle Close-up, Macro, Micro, and Stacked Focus: What, When, Why, and How

Thursday, Nov 11 | 6 pm ET/3 pm PDT
Facilitator: Jeffrey Falk
Length: 90 minutes
Level: Intermediate/Advanced

There’s a great deal of confusion about some of nature photography’s best tools and techniques: close-up photography, wide-angle close-ups, and focus stacking in macro and micro photography. In this webinar Jeffrey Falk will define and demonstrate each of the different techniques and the equipment needed for each. Jeff will talk about which of the techniques are most appropriate for attendees’ particular workflow.

About Jeffrey Falk

Jeffrey Falk has been working and teaching in photography for over 50 years, concentrating mostly on nature, underwater, and scientific photography. He has presented to photography clubs, senior organizations, and at the B&H Photo event space.

Jeff currently teaches advanced photography techniques at the New York Botanical Garden in the adult education department. He’s also working with plant scientists there to produce micro stacked images. Last August, he created stacked floral images for a textbook, The Science Behind Flowers.

NANPA’s webinar program is made possible in part by a grant from the NANPA Foundation. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to the NANPA Foundation at nanpafoundation.org/donations.

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Watch Recordings On-Demand

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:

Kathy Adams Clark: Working with a Book Publisher
Ray Pfortner: Make More of a Business of Your Photography: 22 Practical Steps
Kathy Adams Clark: Breaking Into the Magazine Market
Steven DeWitt: Insider Advice to Working with Art Galleries
Lee Hoy: The Pro Photographer’s Guide to Understanding Your Client’s Personality Type
Yvan Bedard: Selling in Art Galleries: Where, Why & How
Hunt’s Photo & Video/Noah Buchanan: Ask Hunt’s Anything
Yvan Bedard: Printing Your Own Photographs for Exhibitions & Art Galleries: Investing at the Right Places
Irene Hinke-Sacilotto: A Passion for Wildlife Photography: The Stories Behind the Images
Kevin Dooley: Maintaining Creativity
Ken Lee: Seeing 101
Hunt’s Photo & Video with Noah Buchanan: Mirrorless vs DSLR
Fotopro USA & Lisa Langell: Photographing Birds in Flight – The Right Camera Settings, Tripod & More
Alyce Bender, Donna Eaton, Suzi Eszterhas and Jennifer King: Women in Nature Photography
Jeffrey Falk: Introduction to Focus Stacking – Microscopic to Landscape
Stewart Ting Chong: Photographing Endangered Piping Plovers at Duxbury Beach, MA
Jillian Bell: Getting Up Close With My Macro Lens
Armando Flores: The Beauty of Landscapes
Jennifer King: Creative Composition: It’s Not WHAT You Photograph, It’s HOW You Photograph
Jeff Allen: Using Long Lenses for Bird Photography
Jaymi Heimbuch: Email List 101: How to Create & Launch a Successful Mailing List
Kathy Adams Clark: Dragonfly Photography
Kathy Adams Clark: Butterfly Photography
Kirsten Tucker: Oh My Aching – Hands Edition
Lewis Kemper: Using the Local Adjustment Tools to Take Your Images Beyond the Ordinary – Lightroom & Photoshop
Lisa Langell: Easy Photoshop Techniques for Stunning Nature Photography
David DesRochers: Flower Photography @ Home
Susanna Euston: Infrared Photography: An Introduction
Greg Miller: Tripods – The Most Important Reason to Use One
Douglass Owen: Keeping Wildlife Photography Simple and Fun
Steve Gettle: Frozen Moments – High Speed Nature Photography
Steve Gettle: Caught in Motion – Action Techniques for Nature Photographers
Bob Coates: Getting the Most From Your Long Lens
Roie Galitz: Nature Photography in Extreme Conditions
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