As a member benefit, 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. Once registered, confirmation and access information is sent to attendees via email. Recordings of the webinars are available to NANPA members by logging into the Members’ Area of the NANPA website. Any opinions expressed in the webinars are the opinions of the presenter and do not reflect the opinions of the NANPA organization.

The NANPA webinar program is sponsored by:

Photographing Birds of Prey
Presented by Scott Joshua Dere
December 11; 4:00pm EST

This webinar will cover the basics on how to find, identify and photograph raptors in the wild. Learn techniques on stabilization, metering, autofocus, and etiquette while working out in the field from this informative session. Get tips on how to approach the birds and how to anticipate their movements for the best photography.

Learning objectives focus on camera settings, reading histogram for exposure, stabilization, and etiquette.

Scott Joshua Dere has been using a camera since he was 5 years old, beginning his career using film cameras. At just 13 years old, Scott landed his first photography job as an assistant for a local studio. For the next 17 years, Scott worked with several professional studios and found different techniques of lighting and visualizing subjects along the way. During this time Scott attended college at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan and received a BFA in the Fine Arts of Photography 2001. Scott’s Long Island, NY-based studio, Art Photographers, is responsible for hundreds of weddings, parties and functions and fine art portraiture across the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut areas.

By 2015 Scott was given a Master of Photography Medal from the Professional Photographers of America (PPA), and in 2018 a Master Craftsmen award followed. Scott has been seen side by side capturing a wedding with Canon’s Explorer of Light Clay Blackmore, as well as photographing wildlife with Canon Explorer of Light Charles Glatzer in Minnesota and Alaska and Canada. He has also worked with some of Nikon’s greatest talents such as Thomas Mangelsen and Moose Peterson in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. Scott has produced many published works for his project “The Elements of Nature” by traveling in between events to create some of the most amazing images of nature today.

Target Audience:

© Scott Joshua Dere


© Paul Brooke

Wildlife Photography and Book Design
Presented by Dr. Paul Brooke
January 2, 2020; 5:00pm EST

In this 90-minute presentation, Dr. Brooke will teach you about the layout and design of photography books using InDesign. Topics covered will be page layout, color palettes, text/image balance, cover design and overall aesthetic.

The session’s learning objectives include:

  1. To learn various techniques for proper layout and design of wildlife/nature books
  2. To internalize design principles for creating visually stunning projects


Dr. Brooke’s books include Light and Matter: Photographs and Poems of Iowa (2008); Meditations on Egrets: Photographs and Poems of Sanibel, Florida (2010); Sirens and Seriemas: Photographs and Poems of the Amazon and Pantanal (2015) and Arm Wrestling at the Iowa State Fair (2018). He is completing Jaguars of the Northern Pantanal: Panthera onca at the Meeting of the Waters, which details the lives of the largest jaguars in the Americas.

Dr. Brooke prides himself on getting superfine detail in his shots. His photographs have been exhibited in Sanibel Island, Florida; Prairie City, Iowa; Des Moines, Iowa; and Ames, Iowa. His photography has taken him to Brazil, Costa Rica, Mongolia and Nicaragua. For the summer of 2018, he was awarded a two-week residency in Iceland to create Banished: Photographs and Poems of Iceland.

Dr. Brooke is a Professor of English at Grand View University in Des Moines, Iowa, where he teaches Advanced Creative Writing, Introduction to Creative Writing, Environmental Literature, Diverse Voices, Plains Indians, and Literary Theory. He was trained as an undergraduate as an ornithologist and completed his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Iowa State University and his Ph.D. in English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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

© Deborah Roy

Photo by Keagan Henman on Unsplash

Protect & Prepare Yourself: Tools & Medical Supplies To Always Include in Your Camera Bag
Presented by Deborah Roy & Patrick Roy
January 8, 2020; 6:00pm EST

During this presentation, the husband and wife team of Deborah and Patrick Roy will present how to protect and prepare yourself while heading out to photograph in the great outdoors. Suggestions will be given on specific medications and medical supplies to have on hand as well as how to choose the right clothing and shoes/boots to wear in different weather conditions. They will also discuss necessary tools and other supplies you should always carry with you. It is so much better to have something and not need it than to need it and not have it. Be safe. Be prepared for just about anything.

Deborah and Patrick Roy have traveled throughout much of North America on photography trips. Deborah has been a Registered Nurse for over 15 years as well as an educator, naturalist and wildlife photographer. She has won local awards for her photography and her work has also been featured in North Carolina publications and galleries. Patrick Roy has worked in the outdoor industry for over 20 years. His experience with photography, mountaineering and adventure races, along with Deborah’s nursing and photography experience, have given them an arsenal of knowledge on how to be prepared in the great outdoors while on photography trips, tours and expeditions.

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

Preparing for a Photography Trip to Grand Teton National Park
Presented by Jennifer Leigh Warner and Krisztina Scheeff
January 15, 2020; 4:00pm EST

In advance of the NANPA regional event in September 2020, the event co-leaders will share how to prepare for a photo trip to Grand Teton National Park: best seasons to go, what to pack, what types of animals you will most likely find to photograph, and how to best capture the beautiful landscapes that Wyoming has to offer. While the webinar will cover what to expect during this incredible regional event, it will also be greatly helpful to anyone interested in photographing in the Grand Tetons.

The session’s learning objectives include:

  1. How to prepare for a photo trip
  2. Tips for photographing animals in Wyoming
  3. Tips for photographing landscapes


Jennifer Leigh Warner is a fine art conservation wildlife photographer living in California who specializes in creating meaningful images that convey a message of hope for the natural world. Jennifer has served as the Ethics Committee Chair for NANPA since 2018. A speaker and educator, she is passionate about shining a light on issues involving human-wildlife conflict and frequently uses these means to educate about the importance of ethics within nature photography. With numerous publications and exhibits to her credit, Jennifer hopes her images can be used to inspire those around her to protect the environment that these animals live in.

Based in San Diego, California, Krisztina Scheeff operates KS Nature Photography, providing guided tours and wildlife & nature photography workshops around San Diego and Orange County. She also leads international nature photography tours to places like Scotland and Ireland. Her passion for wildlife photography rubs off on everyone who meets her. She has been published twice as photographer of the month in Wild Planet Photo Magazine and has won numerous awards including one in 2018 from the National Audubon Society. Her prints can be seen in various shows and exhibits.

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

© Jennifer Leigh Warner


© Jennifer Leigh Warner

© Bob Coates


Getting the Most from your Long Lens
Presented by Bob Coates
February 13, 2020; 6:00pm EST

A long lens is a great tool for wildlife and nature photographers — no doubt about it. Many photographers don’t utilize 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:

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


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.

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

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

If you are interested in presenting a webinar for NANPA or in volunteering on our webinar team, please email webinars@nanpa.org.

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