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.

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Grebes Dance on Water to Find a Mate
Presented by Krisztina Scheeff & David Hekel
September 25; 6:00pm EDT

How do they do it? Learn all about these fascinating birds, as well as the techniques for photographing them that will be used during the presenters’ Southern California regional event coming up in February. Also included will be information about all shooting locations that will be visited during the event. Attend this webinar to learn about photographing grebes and other regional wildlife whether you’re able to attend the regional event or not.

Based in San Diego, California, Krisztina Scheeff operates KS Nature Photography, providing guided tours and wildlife & nature photography workshops around San Diego & 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.

David Hekel has been the Senior Park Ranger for the San Dieguito River Park for 18 years and has worked around Lake Hodges for close to 25 years. As a photographer/tour guide, he brings a vast amount of knowledge about the birds and animals that reside in and season around the lake, as well as the many native plants that make up the area’s ecosystem. He has taken a particular interest in one of Lake Hodges’ full-time residents — the Western/Clarks Grebes — and is able to spot and identify their many unique behaviors. He guides clients of KS Nature Photography around and on the lake to capture that perfect photo of the Grebes rushing.

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

© Krisztina Scheeff

© David Hekel



Wildlife Photography Around the World: The Secrets Behind the Lens
Presented by Roie Galitz
October 10; 6:00pm EDT

Roie Galitz, an award-winning wildlife photographer and Greenpeace ambassador, has been exploring our planet’s most remote places, from the Arctic to the Antarctic, over the past decade. He is capturing endangered animals in their natural habitats and harnessing the power of photography to raise awareness to pressing environmental issues. His work was exhibited and published worldwide (BBC, Nat Geo) and he is engaging in public speaking around the globe (TEDx Ireland, Finland & Scotland, the UK Photography Show). In this fascinating talk for NANPA’s members, Roie will share breathtaking stories and footage from his wild expeditions and will teach us how to get incredible shots in the most extreme conditions.

The session’s learning objectives include:

  1. Learning tips and techniques of wildlife photography
  2. Discovering how to get the best shots in the field

Learn more about Roie through his online biography, his Instagram presence, and his Facebook page.

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

© 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

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.

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

© Jennifer Leigh Warner


© Jennifer Leigh Warner

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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