News from NANPA Members John Martin and Bill Gozansky:
John Martin, chairman of Images for Conservation Fund (ICF), announces the release of the new ICF Photo Guide to Nature & Travel Photography app for the iPad and Android tablets. The Photo Guide app illustrates professional photographic techniques for nature and travel photography. It is an intuitive, user-friendly field guide with rich photographic content, technical image data, and descriptive field notes designed to help users discover new photographic techniques and composition ideas. The app also has a “My Gallery” feature that allows the user to upload their images and personalized field notes to create their own interactive photography journal within the app.
Martin says, “In essence, the app serves as both a field guide to nature and travel photography and a customizable photography journal. The app’s design allows for quick access to specific technical information and/or composition ideas, creating a more interactive experience than a traditional book or even similar PDF-style photo guides on the market.”
This innovative app was developed by Bill Gozansky, a professional travel and nature photographer, and the ICF, a non-profit organization dedicated to conserving wildlife and native habitats through photography.
Gozansky says, “I’ve tried to give the reader insight into my personal photographic process by sharing behind-the-scenes commentary through detailed field notes encompassing many artistic and technical photo tips, helpful hints, and more. We’ve designed the photography guide to be both interactive and portable, a true “field guide” that doesn’t require internet connectivity, something that the reader can take with them on their travels and actually use in the field. As I lead private and small-group photo safaris around the world, I wanted something that my clients could employ during our travels to both learn new composition techniques and to record and share their images and experiences.”
In the future, the ICF envisions adapting the app’s modular design to create a series of ICF Photo Guide apps with top photographers in the field of nature and wildlife photography so they can share their insights, expertise, and creative processes. Martin says, “If there are NANPA photographers out there who might be interested in sharing their photographic process and vision in a similar app format don’t hesitate to contact us. We hope that as the app series grows it will become an innovative educational resource for those looking to explore the world of nature photography.”
For more information about the ICF Photo Guide: Nature & Travel App visit:
Google Play https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.billgozanksy.photoapp&hl=en
About Images for Conservation Fund: Images for Conservation Fund (ICF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to conserving wildlife and native habitat through photography. To learn more about the ICF’s mission and what you can do to help save wildlife, visit: www.imagesforconservation.org.
About Bill Gozansky: Bill Gozansky is a freelance photographer based in south Florida. He specializes in travel, nature, and fine art photography. To learn more about Bill and his work, visit www.billgozansky.com.