NANPA supports nature photographers


Deanne Cunningham

Are you looking for inspiration, exposure and fellowship?
“For me, NANPA has always been motivating and inspiring. From the very first Summit meeting in Fort Myers to the most recent summit in San Diego, I have been inspired and motivated by not only the speakers, but also the editors, pros, and other members I have met and spoken with, some of whom have become very good friends and travel companions over the years. No matter where you fit, in whatever level of photography, there is always something more you can learn. From articles, webinars, workshops, and summits, NANPA provides a number of ways to inspire its members.  I am a prime example.” – Deanne Cunningham, NANPA member since 1994

Annual photo contests
Blog and social media
Events and webinars

Gabby Salazar

Gabby Salazar

Do you want to improve your photography skills?
“NANPA is an organization that I think helps people grow from wherever they are. We have photo editors, professional photographers, and people that have just picked up a camera. You can walk up to anyone and talk to them about how passionate you are about photography and they can help you get to the next level. I think that is one of the best things about our organization. We are an organization that shares. – Gabby Salazar, NANPA member since 2001

Educational programs and events for skill development
Articles and Handbooks on a variety of photography topics
— Access to member workshops, some with discounted pricing

Melissa Groo

Melissa Groo

Do you care about having a place to photograph the many facets of nature?
“I like to think that my advocacy work for NANPA has helped build and support its reach and membership. I definitely seek to inform other photographers about NANPA, and have been pleased to see quite a few become members.” – Melissa Groo, member since 2012

Photographer rights for parks and public lands
Copyright and intellectual property rights of photographers
Drone photography regulation
Nature photography ethics


Michael Cohen

Michael Cohen

Could you stand to save some money on your photography career or hobby?
“I have been a member of NANPA for several years and insured under their program with Chubb.  As a traveling photographer, I awoke to what may be a common nightmare, theft of the majority of my camera equipment from my van.  I immediately called Kristin, who promptly got the claim process started.  Within a day or two I was contacted by an agent from Chubb for a statement.  As soon as the police report was filed, I received a check.  No fuss. If you own expensive camera equipment, I whole heartedly recommend NANPA’s insurance program.” Michael Cohen, member since 2008

Equipment, Travel and Health Insurance discounts
— Products and services discounts
— Workshop discounts
Grant and scholarship opportunities

Black-necked stilt wades in a salt marsh on Virginia's Eastern Shore. © Jim Clark

Jim Clark

Do you want to build your photography business?
“I waited and wished for years for there to be an organization dedicated and focused on nature photography. Then NANPA came along and changed my life. NANPA was instrumental in elevating my career as a professional nature photographer.” – Jim Clark, NANPA member since 1994

— Increase your visibility through blog posts
— Promote your events on the event calendar
Present at a NANPA webinar, regional event or Summit
— Evaluate your offerings against photography education trends

Clay Bolt

Clay Bolt

Are you interested in using photography to support conservation and the environment?
“I think there is a great opportunity to use the organization to do a lot of good work for conservation and awareness of the natural world.” – Clay Bolt, member since 2009

— Member projects and volunteer opportunities

— Photograph with a purpose using the Citizen Science database
— Awareness through photography supporting critical habitat and species preservation

Two female members in the field looking at images