The 20th Nature Photography Summit was just held in Jacksonville, FL. Sponsored by the North American Nature Photography Association, the Summit is a gathering of hundreds in the nature photography community. It provides an opportunity to exchange information and techniques, learn about subjects such as conservation of our natural resources, composition design, weather watching, and hear from leaders in the field of nature photography.
There were a number of speakers giving presentations each day in breakout sessions. These were an hour and a half long dives into a number of subjects with plenty of time to ask questions to the presenters (Jennifer King above). There were also ‘Super Sessions’, lasting 3 hours, on topics like macro photography and marketing, plus vendor product demonstrations each day.
Keynote presentations were given by Christian Ziegler, Art Wolfe, John Nuhn, and Jack Dykinga. Book signings were also available (Art Wolfe above).
A trade show was also included that gave everyone a chance to spend some more money on the latest and greatest equipment. The next Summit will be held Feb. 21-23, 2019 in Las Vegas, NV. If you are not a NANPA member, I highly recommend that you consider becoming one. NANPA holds local events throughout the year as well as regular webinars. NANPA membership also gives you access to a great insurance program for your expensive photo equipment. To learn more, click here: nanpa.org