Add-Ons (Portfolio Reviews, Super Sessions, Photo Opps)

Add more great programs to your Summit experience

You can customize your NANPA Summit experience by adding Super Sessions, a portfolio review, and/or an adventure to a nearby photo shoot. These “a la carte” activities may require additional fees for participation, as noted below.


To accommodate a wide range of travel schedules and educational needs, a handful of “Super Sessions” are offered immediately before and after the official Summit program. These workshops, vetted and endorsed by NANPA, are optional add-ons and require additional fees at registration.

Super Session options are available Thursday, February 21, 8:30 – 11:30 am and 1:30 – 4:30 pm as well as Sunday, February 24, 8:30 – 11:30 am. Topics include storytelling through photography and film with Todd Gustafson, raw image processing with Lewis Kemper, workshop and photo tour industry with Kathy Adams Clark, developing personal style with Gary Crabbe, and project management with Mary Virginia Swanson. Detailed descriptions and links to speakers’ bios are provided on the official Summit schedule


Photographers can sign up for a 20-minute portfolio critique with a NANPA professional photographer, editor, or agent. You’ll receive specific, constructive feedback during your one-on-one session to help inform future work and potential career goals. If interested in a portfolio review, browse the reviewers’ bios and identify a handful who best fit your personal and professional goals. View their availability and secure your slot.

Once you begin the registration process, you’ll have a limited amount of time to make selections, so be sure to identify your first choice and a few alternatives before you begin. You can also sign up for a portfolio review at the registration table during the Summit if any time slots remain available. Sessions are $60 each. See who is reviewing.

What should I bring to a portfolio review? Download detailed instructions



Join us for exciting photo field trips before and/or after the Nature Photography Summit. 

B&H Night Photography Workshop – SOLD OUT
Wednesday, February 20, 2019, 5:00 – 7:30 pm

Sorry, this field event is sold out. Join National Parks at Night instructors Gabriel Biderman and Chris Nicholson on a special NANPA night photography/lightpainting workshop at Nelson Ghost Town.  The backdrop of “Old West” cars and buildings will be our subjects under the stars as we help you hone your skills under the dark skies of the new moon. 

Leaders: Chris Nicholson and Gabriel Biderman

Chris Nicholson is a photographer and writer based in southern Connecticut, New York City, and Charlotte, North Carolina, and is author of the book Photographing National Parks. He is also a partner and workshop leader with National Parks at Night LLC, which brings participants to magical and majestic destinations for extraordinary night photography adventures.

Gabriel Biderman represents B&H at trade shows and seminars. He’s a self-taught fine art photographer specializing in ruins and the beauty of decay. Gabriel’s photos have been featured in a variety of photo exhibits in the United States and Europe.

Vegas Lights Night Photography Walk
Sunday, February 24, 2019, 5:00 – 7:30 pm

© Richard Day

Grab your tripod, camera, wide-angle lens, walking shoes, and a warm jacket. Join us for a short walking tour of the area around the hotel with our cameras. Leaders Sean Fitzgerald, Richard Day, and Kathy Adams Clark will teach, offer suggestions, and guide the group.  Be prepared to walk a half-mile and maybe climb some stairs. Travel light. Meet in front of the Elvis statue in the lobby of the hotel. Advanced registration is required. Non-photography guests are welcome to walk along with the group. 

Leaders: Kathy Adams Clark, Richard Day and Sean Fitzgerald

Kathy Adams Clark has been photographing the night sky for over 20 years.  Her photos of the night sky, wildlife, birds, and landscapes are featured in her book Photographing Big Bend National Park and in Backroad of Texas plus four books written by her husband, Gary Clark. Kathy is a popular speaker, workshop leader, and international photo tour leader.

Richard Day is a well-known photographer specializing in birds and landscapes.  Based in Illinois, Richard uses traditional cameras plus drones to educate people about nature.  He’s been leading workshops, teaching photography, and licensing his images for nearly 30 years. Thousands of his photos have been published worldwide in magazines, calendars, books, advertising, and products.

Sean Fitzgerald is a Texas-based nature and conservation photographer. Sean tries to create images that are simple, graphic, evocative, surreal and that in some way evoke a reaction, provoke an emotion, or tell a story. His work has been published in a wide variety of publications and his fine-art prints are in art collections and large-scale installations across the country. Sean also leads photo workshops, including for Ted Turner Expeditions. He has won numerous regional and national photo contests.

These optional opportunities extend what’s already provided in the official 2019 Summit. See what else is happening.