NANPA’s 2019 Member Survey: Give Us a Piece of Your Mind

Pfeiffer Beach Keyhole Arch, Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, California © Cathy DesRochers.

Pfeiffer Beach Keyhole Arch, Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, California © Cathy DesRochers.

There is no shortage of people willing to tell you what you should be doing.  One of the great joys of nature photography is being out in the field, away from all those people who are trying to run our lives.  So, how great is it when someone actually asks you what they should be doing?

Well, that’s just what NANPA is doing.  The 2019 NANPA Members’ Survey is in the field.  If you’re a member, you should have gotten your emailed invitation to take the survey and tell NANPA what we can do to better serve you and the nature photography community.  It only takes about 10 minutes of your time but helps chart the future of NANPA.  As an incentive, once you’ve completed the survey, your name will be entered into a drawing for a one-year general membership renewal.

Why bother with surveys?  Well, your input does make a difference!  Here are just three examples:

  • NANPA has improved and expanded our series of webinars.  Past survey responses consistently said members valued the photography education they get from the webinars.
  • The recent publication of NANPA’s Conservation Photography Handbook is due, in part, to member comments in past surveys.  And there are more publications in the pipeline based on topics members told us were important.
  • Past survey responses said members wanted more about fine art photography.  Plans are afoot to address that.  If you want to be part of the task force that will explore what NANPA can do with and for fine art photographers, contact membership director Teresa Ransdell.

So, what’s important to you and how can NANPA help?  Is there a topic you want to learn more about?  Have an idea for something NANPA could be doing?  Have thoughts on how NANPA could be doing something better?  Don’t keep it to yourself.  Spend a few minutes on the survey and it might be your idea we’re writing about next year!

Follow the link in the NANPA survey email or click on the members’ survey link on the NANPA home page.

And, if you’re not yet a member, join now and tell us what you think!  There’s no better time to be part of the conversation charting NANPA’s way forward.