June 15, 2013 · 6:00 AM
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NOTE: This is an unled event. Shoot in your backyard or local park. There is no meeting place. Upload your best images to this event to share with everyone!
John Eppler, a member of NANPA and Unexpected Treasures invites the meetup members to participate and upload your best shot to the Annual Nature Photography Day album:
Nature Photography Day will be observed for the eighth consecutive year on Saturday, June 15. Bill Campbell, president of the North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA) anounces the event as a method to focus your attention on the wildlife that shares our world. Take your best shoot, from your backyard, park or nature preserve. Submitted photos must be taken on June 15th. Research the subject and learn something about it. Where does it prefer to live? What does it eat? How does it create offspring? Sometimes nature photography is hardest right around home. We get so used to what we see every day. But Nature Photography Day will provide the motivation to go out and create a photograph of your home turf that you would like to show others. But most of all, make it an enjoyable day that celebrates the beauty of nature. Be sure to look at the last couple year's images in the Unexpected Treasures photo albums: Nature Photography Day 2011 and 2012. They are spectacular!!
NANPA, which initiated Nature Photography Day in 2006, is a year-round resource on the art and science of nature photography. It informs members and the general public about how photography has been used to protect plants and animals locally and worldwide.
The association suggests additional ways to observe Nature Photography Day. Start by being brave: Experiment with taking photographs of the same subject - turning a scene that might seem ordinary into something extraordinary. Visit a gallery or museum exhibit near you and learn how photographers captured their images. Create a gallery at home, by displaying your photographs of animals, plants, and landscapes. If you belong to a photography club, ask your president to inform members about Nature Photography Day. Finally, consider how any of your photos could be used to further the cause of conservation.
Established in 1994, NANPA has 3,000 members in North America and internationally. Special events include a bi-annual National Summit and Trade Show as well as road show seminars and regional field events held in several locations throughout the year. For more information, visit www.nanpa.org or call[masked]-8527.