What Will Travel Photo Workshops Look Like In 2021?

Participants at NANPA's Regional Event in Michigan's Upper Peninsula line up to photograph fall foliage. © Tom Haxby
Participants at NANPA’s Regional Event in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. © Tom Haxby

By Frank Gallagher, NANPA Blog Coordinator

The COVID-19 pandemic meant that many travel workshops were canceled last year and the few that took place looked very different. Now, with vaccinations ramping up and new precautions in place, photo workshops are coming back … but they won’t look, feel, or be the same. We asked several NANPA members who are long-time workshop leaders what will be different and how the experience and logistics of travel photo workshops will change.

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Crowds Force Closures and Restrictions in Parks and Natural Areas

A newspaper story reports the closure of a popular and photogenic waterfall.

By Frank Gallagher, NANPA Blog Coordinator

A day in the great outdoors has become increasingly attractive during the coronavirus pandemic. With many entertainment, sporting, and recreational activities constrained by safety precautions, people are flooding into national and local parks and recreation areas, as well as some previously little-known places. The crowds, congestion and litter have now forced a new set of restrictions. Some parks are limiting the number of visitors and some lesser-known locations are closing. If you’re headed out to a park or natural area, avoid disappointment by checking for the latest information before you head out the door.

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Travel Tips for Nature Photographers (Part 1)

Your bags are packed and you're ready for your trip. How can you make your airport experience stress free?

Your bags are packed and you’re ready for your trip. How can you make your airport experience stress free?

The days when travel was glamorous are long gone.  Nowadays, heading to the airport is more likely to elicit a sigh of nervousness or frustration than it is to make you purr with pleasure.  With all the gear we need to bring along, what can photographers do to make the airport experience a little less stressful?

From the Editor: This is the first in a series of travel tips from NANPA members. If you have a favorite tip, share it with us! Send it to publications@nanpa.org and we’ll post it in a future article.

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