Saturday, August 1st, marks the opening of the 2021 NANPA Showcase photo competition. The beginning of the Showcase entry period is something I look forward to each year. It gives me an incentive to review my work over the past year and motivates me to get outside and do some photography.Continue reading
In past Showcase competitions, we asked the judges for insights and tips on image selection and preparation to help future participants produce winning photos. Here are some of their responses. Continue reading
Martin Pomphrey – “Dall Porpoise, Off the coast of Southeastern Alaska”
Mike Walker – “Morning at Reflection Lake, Mount Rainier National Park, WA”
Geoffrey Schmid – “From Eternal Seas, Olympic National Park Washington State”
Michael Stern – “Porpoise feeding on mullet, Flamingo South Florida”
Paul Marcellini – “Pine Rocklands at sunset, Everglades National Park, Florida”
Peter Hartlove – “Columbine Grandeur, Uncompahgre National Forest, Colorado”
Ernesto Sanchez-Proal – “Thousands of bats gather inside cave in Mexico, Topolobampo, Mexico”
The North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 Showcase Photo Contest. Approximately 2,600 images were submitted from 275 NANPA members. Categories include: 1) Mammals, 2) Birds, 3) Scapes, 4) Macro, Micro, and all other Wildlife, 5) Altered Reality. This year’s judges were William Neill, Joe and Mary Ann McDonald and John Nuhn. There were three top prizes in each of five categories (Best of Show, 1st Runner-Up and Judge’s Choice). Continue reading
In past Showcase competitions, we asked the judges for insights and tips on image selection and preparation to help future participants produce winning photos. Here are some of their responses.
- Study the photos that made it into previous Showcase competitions. Try not to duplicate the images, but go a step beyond them. Never think that because something has won before, it will win again if copied. “There is a lot of talent out there,” said one judge. “It ain’t easy judging this!”
- If you know an animal or landscape intimately, you can create an intimate picture. Shoot what you know.
- Bring to mind the pictures that have moved you and try to work out what it is about them that makes you respond. Then use it. Continue reading