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Florida is home to some of North America’s top nature photographers and top photography destinations. It’s also home to NANPA’s Eighteenth Nature Photography Summit. Join us in Jacksonville for the Summit: February 28 – March 3, 2013.

We’ve got a fantastic program developed to help both professional and amateur photographers learn, network, and collaborate. The pre-Summit “Advance Your Skills” Boot Camp and post-Summit “Advance Your Business” Pro Day are programs specially designed to focus on key aspects of growing in your photography.

You’re going to be joined by one of Florida’s most famous nature photographers – Clyde Butcher – for an intimate evening of beautiful images and stories.

We’ve got a terrific lineup of speakers featuring George Lepp, Lewis Kemper, Mary Virginia Swanson, Tony Sweet, Mike Moats and many more. Art Wolfe will join us to accept his NANPA Lifetime Achievement Award and help us celebrate 20 years of NANPA. And attendees will enjoy a private screening of “Chasing Ice” film documentary with James Balog.

Attendees and the public will enjoy “Nature and Music: Jacksonville Symphony Celebrates Nature Photography,” an amazing collaboration that showcases the images of Robert Glenn Ketchum and NANPA Showcase winners’ imagery with a live performance of nature-inspired music. And we have a full educational program to help develop your photography skills and take your photography business to the next level.

And while you’re at the Summit, why not sign up for a Portfolio & Editorial Review and receive targeted feedback that can help shape your future as a photographer.

The Summit also features an Exhibit & Trade Show on Friday and Saturday. For the first time, the trade show is Open to the Public (free) on Saturday only. Those in the Jacksonville area will want to stop by to visit with our growing list of exhibitors & sponsors and catch a glimpse of what NANPA and the Summit has to offer.

Most of all, the summit is the best way for you to meet other photographers and renew friendships among fellow members who share your passion for nature photography.

Our host city for the Nature Photography Summit is Jacksonville, Florida. Jacksonville is a wonderful city with good air connections, and easy access to venues. Our host hotel and site of most activities for the event is the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront. While many of our driveways are still covered with snow, Jacksonville is enjoying mild spring weather. We’re afraid you may have a good excuse to extend your stay.

Our capacity for some events is limited, so be sure to register today so you won’t miss out. If you are interested in volunteering to help with the Summit, please visit the Volunteer Opportunities page!

Help Spread the Word!

We have created a one-page flyer that’s suitable for printing and distribution in the real world.  Download and print this PDF to share with your club, camera store, handout at events, post on bulletin boards, get creative!

NANPA-2013-Summit-Flyer PDF

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