Webinars

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.

Upcoming Webinars

Ten Guiding Thoughts for Making Better Landscape Photos

Presented by Greg Miller
May 20; 8:30pm EDT

Greg Miller will present 10 guiding thoughts about how to go about making better landscape photographs. These are mostly concepts to carry with you as you progress along the spectrum from absolute beginner photographer to master photographer.

In this webinar, you will:

  • Learn how to make more compelling photos that move your audience
  • Learn how to make technical decisions to make emotionally compelling photos
  • Learn why mastering your gear will allow you to be more creative

Greg Miller photographs a wide range of subjects, from bold and colorful panoramas of dramatic elements of nature to intimate monochromatic artistic nudes with subtle textures and tones to architecture. Commercial assignments include projects ranging from New York’s Adirondacks to Chilean Patagonia. He has three photography books published and is a Singh-Ray Filter featured photographer. He leads private photography workshops and has also led workshops and photography tours for organizations such as the Center for Photography at Woodstock, National Park Service, Digital Photo Academy, and Adirondack Photography Institute.

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

Key words:
Landscapes, compelling photos, mental approach

Greg Miller

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Understanding Light to Make Better Landscape Photos

Presented by Greg Miller
June 10; 8:30pm EDT

A mediocre subject in great light makes a more compelling photo than a great subject in mediocre light. But what is “great light,” and how can you recognize and anticipate it? Greg Miller will guide you to understanding this important element of great landscape photographs.

Greg Miller photographs a wide range of subjects, from bold and colorful panoramas of dramatic elements of nature to intimate monochromatic artistic nudes with subtle textures and tones to architecture. Commercial assignments include projects ranging from New York’s Adirondacks to Chilean Patagonia. He has three photography books published and is a Singh-Ray Filter featured photographer. He leads private photography workshops and has also led workshops and photography tours for organizations such as the Center for Photography at Woodstock, National Park Service, Digital Photo Academy, and Adirondack Photography Institute.

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

Key words:
Landscapes, great light, quality of light, predicting light

Breaking the Four Barriers of Creativity

Presented by Shane McDermott
June 27; 6:00pm EDT

In this webinar, we will look at the four primary dimensions of creativity. Speaker Shane McDermott will help photographers better understand how these creative dimensions become barriers and how to remove them fully to liberate their unique creative expression. The four barriers to creativity include:

  • The internal barrier, which includes our thoughts, feelings and beliefs as well as our personal preferences and biases.
  • The external barrier, which includes our bodies, our gear and the environment we photograph in.
  • The relational barrier, which includes how our creative expression is informed and influenced by others.
  • The system barrier, which includes the many complex technical and creative systems photographers need to master.


Shane McDermott’s VisionQuest Photography is a synthesis of more 30 years of study and practice as a holistic health practitioner and yoga/meditation teacher, combined with his love of nature photography. He has taught photo tours for the last five years with Arizona Highways Photoscapes. Through the VisionQuest teaching methods, he has helped hundreds of photographers to awaken and embody their unique creative expression.

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

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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