North American Nature Photography Association
This week is the ninth annual Nature Photography Summit sponsored by NANPA, the North American Nature Photography Association.
If you are seriously interested in nature photography and are not already a member, I strongly urge you to join. Not restricted just to nature photographers but open to anyone interested in nature photography, NANPA is the first and only organization in North America committed solely to serving the field of nature photography.
Including many of the top professionals in the field, along with folks like me and perhaps you, NANPA currently has over 2400 members and offers a great opportunity to network with peers and acts as an advocate for the industry. In conjunction with the Chubb Group of Insurance Companies, NANPA also offers an excellent insurance program to protect your photo gear worldwide.
At nine years old, NANPA is still young and growing. It has recently started offering a limited number of regional gatherings in addition to the annual summit, and I'm sure more changes are in store as the association grows in the future. It is by continuing to expand their membership that these changes will be made possible.
If you're feeling inspired, the tenth annual NANPA Summit is already scheduled for January 21-25 in Portland, Oregon.