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.


A Passion for Wildlife Photography: The Stories Behind the Images

March 11 | 7 pm EST/4 pm PST

Length: 90 minutes
Facilitator: Irene Hinke-Sacilotto
Level: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced

Family of young gray squirrels peeking out of hole. © Irene Hinke-Sacilotto

Based on more than 35 years of experience photographing wildlife, Irene covers the requirements, strategies, techniques, and equipment required to capture engaging images of animals in their natural habitats. Irene will talk about lighting and composition, plus locating, attracting, and approaching wildlife and capturing action. Safety and ethics are also covered. The program is interwoven with entertaining stories behind Irene’s images, including photos from her recent urban wildlife projects, acquired during the COVID-19 quarantine.

About Irene Hinke-Sacilotto
Photo by Gary Carlton

For 35 plus years, I have shared my photographic experiences and love of nature with thousands of individuals through more

than 300 photo classes, workshops, lectures, and tours in both the U.S. and abroad—the Falklands, Newfoundland, etc. Sponsors have included zoos, nature centers, camera clubs, and

organizations such as National Wildlife. For years, I have taught photography classes at Johns Hopkins University and have written “How To” articles on nature photography for national

publications such as Outdoor Photographer. My images have appeared in magazines, calendars, and books. Credits include my book, “Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, an Ecological Treasure.”

This is a members-only webinar.


Printing Your Own Photographs for Exhibitions and Art Galleries: Investing at the Right Places

April 21| 7 pm EDT/4 pm PDT

Length: 1 hour
Facilitator: Yvan Bedard
Level: Intermediate and Advanced

Yvan Bedard with fine art images

Have you ever dreamed of printing your own photographs? Exhibiting? Selling in art galleries? These dreams can become reality with good planning and a thoughtful strategy.

Books and websites can help you with printer choice, paper choice, ICC profiles, calibration, etc. Other books can help you with framing, exhibiting, and selling your art. You can also learn a lot of things from experimentation. Some choices may prove excellent, others not so good. Let me spare you the small issues, mistakes, and errors that can be avoided.

In this webinar, I’ll reveal the details that can save you embarrassment, time, and money. You can learn the secrets I’ve discovered over 14 years of printing my own photographs for exhibitions, art fairs, and art galleries.

About Yvan Bedard

Yvan Bedard was born in Saint-Raymond and lives in Neuville, close to Quebec City, Canada. He’s a University Emeritus Professor in Geospatial Data Engineering who retired at 56 to

pursue a full-time career in fine-art landscape photography. He

has had 14 solo and 13 group exhibitions, several publications in various countries and has been selling successfully in art

galleries in Montreal and Quebec City to collectors from four continents. He teaches photography and is an international scientific speaker and author. Learn more at yvanbedardphotonature.com.

This is a members-only webinar.

The Pro Photographer’s Guide to Understanding Your Client’s Personality Type

Feb 18 | 7 pm EST/4 pm PST

Length: 90 minutes
Facilitator: Lee Hoy
Level: Pro Photographer

Sotol Vista Overlook Big Bend National Park © Lee Hoy

What are the four basic personality types and how can you use them to understand client motivations, preferences, learning styles, communication styles, and conflict resolution? Personality differences are at the root of most conflicts, and resolving them is key to having a great workshop. Lee has been using his understanding of personality types to enhance relationships with clients, meet clients where they are at, and resolve conflict for over 20 years—and training professionals across industries to do the same. Learn how to make quick assessments to better understand your clients and serve their needs.

About Lee Hoy
Photo by Melanie Hoy

Lee Hoy is owner of Big Bend Birding & Photo Tours, and when he isn’t guiding in Big Bend National Park, he can be found leading photography workshops for Wildside Nature Tours to domestic and international destinations. He makes his home at 6,431′ up in the Davis Mountains of west Texas. His passions for photography are wildlife, landscape, night sky, high speed macro, macro, and camera trapping.

Lee has three degrees with a B.A. in Geography, M.S. in Regional & City Planning both from the University of Oklahoma and a M.Div. with Biblical Languages from Southwestern Seminary in Fort Worth.

This is a members-only webinar.

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:

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