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.



MEMBER-LED WEBINAR

Introduction to Stack Focusing—Microscopic to Landscape

Exclusively for NANPA members. Become a member to attend.

Oct. 28, 2020
4:00 – 6:00 pm EDT

presented by Jeffrey Falk

Target Audience:
Professional
Intermediate/Advanced
Beginner/Novice

Category:
Software/Apps, Technique

© Jeffrey Falk

Discover how stacked focusing can create perfect depth of field in images of all sizes. Learn how to get started using gear you probably already own. Jeffrey will also introduce the three main stacking software apps and briefly demonstrate each.

More about Jeffrey Falk

Jeffrey Falk set up the photography education department at the NY Botanical Garden in NYC and has been an instructor of photography there for the past 15 years. He developed a 6-hour workshop on the stacked focusing technique and has been teaching it for six years—presenting to photography clubs, adult education centers, and live streaming at the B&H Event Space in NYC. His stacked focus photography was recently published in a science textbook whose author—an award-winning botanical artist and plant scientist—insisted that each image be perfect to his eyes.


Intro to Stack Focusing is free but available to NANPA members only.

PANEL DISCUSSION FEATURING NANPA MEMBERS

Women in Nature Photography

Open to members and the general public at no charge

Nov. 4
7:00 pm EST

featuring Alyce Bender, Donna Eaton, Suzi Eszterhas and Jennifer King

Target Audience:
Professional
Intermediate/Advanced
Beginner/Novice

Category:
Business, Photography Lifestyle

Four esteemed female nature photographers and educators—working in wildlife, landscape, and conservation photography—come together to discuss life in a male-dominated industry. What challenges have they encountered? What mentors, networks, and opportunities have supported them—and how can you get connected?

More about the panelists
headshot of conservation photographer Alyce Bender
Alyce Bender

Alyce Bender will lead the panel discussion. Alyce is a full-time nature photographer based out of Las Vegas who is focused on sharing the unique biodiversity the planet has to offer. Her goal is to connect viewers and photographers with the natural world through her imagery and tours. She believes the stronger the connection between people and nature, the easier it is to promote environmental awareness and to protect vulnerable species and their habitats. A Tamron Pro Ambasssor, Alyce has had her images and writing appear in publications such as Outdoor Photographer, Tamron Magazine, NANPA Expressions, Landscape Photography Magazine, and Wild Planet Photo Magazine.


Headshot of nature photographer Donna Eaton
Donna Eaton

Donna Eaton is a full-time professional photographer and educator. A native of North Carolina, she recently relocated back to her home state with her husband and cats.

Donna spent eleven years as staff photographer for a raptor rehabilitation and education center before venturing out on her own as a professional photographer in 2008. She is known for her creative vision and artistic images. Donna is constantly searching for the unique details, shapes, textures, and colors of her subjects, and likewise enjoys seeing her photography students grow.

Donna frequently is a featured speaker at photography events. She has led NANPA Regional Events and has taught at John C. Campbell Folk School and the Bryan Peterson School of Photography. Her work has been featured in numerous publications and is represented by Fogstock and Getty Images.


Wildlife photographer Suzi Eszterhas headshot
Suzi Eszterhas

Suzi Eszterhas is an award-winning wildlife photographer best known for her work documenting newborn animals and family life in the wild. Suzi’s unique ability to earn the trust of her subject leads to touching imagery including groundbreaking work with tiger cubs at a den in India, newborn cheetahs on the African savanna, and brown bear cubs seeing the world for the first time in the Alaskan wilderness. Her photographs have been published in more than 100 magazine cover and feature stories in publications such as TIME, Smithsonian, BBC Wildlife, GEO, Popular Photography, Ranger Rick, and National Geographic Kids.

As an author, Suzi has nineteen books in print with another three in progress. Suzi’s recent series of children’s books, Baby Animals, encourages young readers to make connections between themselves and the animals. Her newest book series, My Wild Life: Adventures of A Wildlife Photographer, debuts in late 2020. Her books have been featured on GoodMorningAmerica.com and TodayShow.com.


Nature photographer Jennifer King headshot
Jennifer King

Jennifer King is an internationally acclaimed landscape and nature photographer with a passion for teaching and inspiring photographers around the world. She draws on her fine art and design background to bring a fresh perspective to nature photography. Her ability to teach composition and inspire creativity is unmatched.

Jennifer has been named one of 15 amazing women to follow by 500px and is the founder of Photography for the Fight Against Breast Cancer, an industry-wide organization bringing together the biggest names in photography to raise money for breast cancer research.

You can find Jennifer’s photography, video tutorials and interviews in Outdoor Photographer, Outdoor Photography Guide, Camera in the Wild, Photography Talk, Smoky Mountains Journal of Photography, and more.


Women in Nature Photography panel discussion is free and open to the general public.

NEW! GEAR AND GADGETS GALLERY

Birding Re-Imagined with Fotopro USA

Open to members and the general public at no charge

Nov. 10
2:00 – 3:00 pm EST

featuring Lisa Langell and Fotopro

Target Audience:
Professional
Intermediate/Advanced
Beginner/Novice

Category:
Birds, Gear, Technique

Learn how to use a tripod to improve your photos of birds in flight in this presentation with live discussion.

More about Lisa Langell

Lisa Langell is a full-time, award-winning photographer whose work has appeared in numerous prestigious publications, galleries and more.  She currently sits on the Board of Directors for the North American Nature Photography Association.  She is also an ambassador for Tamron and Fotopro.

Lisa has a wide range of career experience—from master floral designer to licensed psychologist, corporate officer, and more—but her strongest calling has always been photography—ever since childhood, when bird watching ignited her lifelong love of nature and the camera.  In 2010, Lisa turned her passion for photography into a business and successfully transitioned to photography full-time in 2015, leaving the corporate and consulting worlds behind.  The journey with photography has definitely been Lisa’s favorite. She loves combining her diverse background and skills into her photographic art and instruction. 


Birding Re-Imagined tripod demo is free and open to the general public.


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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:

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