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Video by NANPA College Scholarship Winners.

Check out the great multi-media story the NANPA College scholarship winners produced during the Summit in McAllen. A talented bunch! Reconnecting the Rio Grande Valley from NANPA on Vimeo.

Video by NANPA High School Scholarship Winners.

North American Nature Photography Association’s 2011 High School Scholarship Program from NANPA on Vimeo. Here’s the video created by NANPA’s 2011 high school scholarship winners and produced during the Summit in McAllen.

McAllen Summit Wrap-Up

I just got home from our McAllen Summit, and as usual I return home with a renewed sense of photographic energy (though I’m down a few hours sleep!) The keynotes were inspiring and the breakout sessions educating, but I feel like I learned about a million things from the dozens of casual conversations I had […]

Worth the Wait…Photo tips from Summit presenter Raymond Klass

All too often, I see photographers packing up their equipment while there’s still ample light to create images.  Though I suppose I’ll never know the true reason, it isn’t too far fetched to believe that these photographers pack up because they’ve think they’ve gotten “the shot” – and maybe they have, but perhaps there’s something […]

Merging images – landscape photo tip from Summit presenter Jay Goodrich.

On a recent trip to the desert southwest of Utah I photographed an amazing sunrise as a winter storm front approached my location. For landscape photographs such as this one, I prefer to use a graduated neutral density filter in the field to balance out my scene’s High Dynamic Range, but the composition that I […]

Large Mammal Photo Tip: Let Them Come To You

Here’s a tip on photographing large mammals from Summit workshop leader, David Cardinal. One of the biggest and most harmful mistakes many wildlife viewers and photographers alike make is to follow mammals trying to get a photograph. In addition to adding to the animal’s stress doing this is likely to get you only a poor […]

Wildlife Photo tip from Summit Workshop Leader Doug Otto.

Just over an hour south of my home in Albuquerque, near the Rio Grande River as it flows to southern Texas, lies one of the premier bird photography locations in the United States. Bosque del Apache, a National Wildlife Refuge, is host to over 300 different bird species. This image was taken just before sunset. […]

Two New Summit Field Trips.

Since our field trips at the McAllen Summit are proving so popular (several have sold out,) we’ve added two more! Now you can enjoy a trip to the Javelina-Martin Refuge either during the morning or afternoon of Tuesday, March 8. The Javelina-Martin Refuge is a 300-acre wildlife sanctuary and photography ranch complete with blinds (some […]