Get constructive feedback from experts
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. Then 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.
Sessions are $60 each.
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Online registration for portfolio reviews is closed, but you can still add one (or more) on site at Summit. Ask for information at the Summit registration area.
Meet the reviewers
Karine Aigner is a freelance environmental photojournalist and photo editor with over nine years on staff at National Geographic. Karine’s photography focuses on the intersections of people and wildlife, and the conservation issues that surround them. Her work has been featured in Nature Conservancy Magazine, National Geographic, Audubon, World Wildlife Fund, National Wildlife Federation and various other publications. Her editing clients also include Apple, WWF, Nat Geo, Nature Conservancy and various individual photographers. Her work is represented by Nature Picture Library, Tandem Stills and Motion, and National Geographic Creative.
Karine will review Advanced/Editorial, Advanced/Portfolio, Pro/Editorial, Pro/Portfolio, and Project levels.
Matthew Cicanese, a National Geographic Explorer and iLCP Associate Fellow, is known for his distinct style of photographing lesser known macro subjects at the intersection of art and science. He is a Canon USA workshop instructor and educator, and was a finalist for the 2015 Environmental Photographer of the Year Awards. Matthew’s work has been published globally, most notably as the cover of World Wildlife Magazine’s Fall 2018 issue. He considers himself a guru in teaching the art of looking closer, and exploring the world of macro with a fresh perspective.
Matthew will review entry-level, advanced/portfolio level, and student-level portfolios.
Kathy Adams Clark
Kathy Adams Clark has been a professional nature photographer since 1995. She runs the stock agency KAC Productions that represents the work of 15 photographers.
Kathy’s photos have been published in hundreds of places including Family Fun, Nature’s Best, New York Times, Birder’s World, and Ranger Rick. AAA Journey, Texas Parks & Wildlife and Texas Highways magazines have used Kathy’s photos on their cover. Her photos have also appeared in a numerous books and calendars including the Barnes & Noble Ireland Countryside Calendar, the cover of the Arbor Foundation Rainforest Calendar, and the Sierra Engagement Calendar. Kathy’s photos of Houston were compiled into a calendar offered in Costco in 2016.
Her photos appear every week in the “Nature” column in the Houston Chronicle written by her husband, Gary Clark. Kathy and Gary have worked with national publishing houses to produce ten books that combine their photography and writing skills. Their latest books are Book of Texas Birds published by Texas A&M University Press and Backroads of Texas published by Voyageur Press.
Kathy’s photography is featured in Portrait of Houston published in 2012 by Farcountry Press. Photographing Big Bend National Park, published in 2013 by Texas A&M Press, is written by Kathy and uses her photography throughout.
Kathy is Past-president of the North American Nature Photography Association. She teaches photography and is a popular speaker at local and national events. She leads photo tours through Strabo Tours to countries including Costa Rica, Spain, Africa, Italy, Peru, Morocco, and Bhutan.
Kathy will review all levels.
Gary began taking pictures in college. After graduation, a twist of fate led Gary to the studio of renowned photographer Galen Rowell, where he managed the 400,000+ image library and Stock Department of Mountain Light Photography. He left to pursue his own photography following the birth of his first child.
Since then, his client and publication credits include the National Geographic Society, New York Times, Forbes Magazine, TIME, The National Park Service, Victoria’s Secret, The North Face, Sunset, L.L. Bean, Subaru, and The Nature Conservancy. He has seven published books to his credit, including the award-winning The California Coast and his last book, Photographing California; Vol. 1 – North, which won the highly distinguished Benjamin Franklin Gold Medal Award as Best Regional Title by the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA). Most recently, Gary was honored when the United State Postal Service released a nearly unprecedented seven of his images as USPS ‘Forever’ postage stamps.
Gary’s prints and murals are included in private and corporate collections, including hotels, hospitals, the Department of the Interior, and U.S. State Department. Gary also conducts highly praised shows and workshops for groups like R.E.I., The Sierra Club, The Photographic Society of America, etc., along with other services including consulting, Photo Editing, presentations, custom private and group photo workshops. To see Gary’s work, visit http://enlightphoto.com.
Gary will review Entry, Advanced/Editorial, Advanced/Portfolio, Pro/Editorial, Pro/Portfolio and Student levels.
Danita Delimont founded her photo agency representing nature and wildlife photographers, as well as travel and culture. Her stable of 300 globally-based photographers offer worldwide coverage of our natural eco systems and scenic beauty of our planet. She brings over 30 years of experience in licensing stock images to a broad base of clients, including publishing, travel, retail, hospitality & fine art clients. Owning and evolving a specialist library on her own terms and being able to make sound decisions based on her experience in the industry, has been a win-win for anyone working with her! She was awarded the prestigious “Jane Kinne Picture Professional of the Year in 2009” and a “NANPA Fellow in 2007” and has serves as a judge in various photo competitions including the SATW (Society of Travel Writers) Travel Photographer of the Year 2018 Competition, the Pro Tour and Valley Land Fund competitions in south Texas and the Lagarto Nature Photography Tournament (Costa Rica) & has served as a guest instructor at The Rocky Mountain School of Photography & Seattle Central Community College.
Danita will review Pro/Portfolio and Advanced/Pro Fine Art levels.
SOLD OUT-Sue Flood-SOLD OUT
One of the keynote speakers at NANPA’s 2019 Summit, Sue Flood is an award-winning former BBC Natural History Unit documentary maker, public speaker, member of the Explorers Club and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. Sue worked on award-winning series The Blue Planet and Planet Earth, before becoming a professional wildlife and travel photographer.
Sue has appeared on screen for the BBC, Discovery Channel and National Geographic, and has won multiple awards in competitions including the Travel Photographer of the Year, International Photographer of the Year, International Garden Photographer of the Year, the International Conservation Photography Awards (Best of Festival), and a Royal Photographic Society Silver Medal.
Sue will review all levels.
Stacy Frank has been with Minden Pictures, an agency that is recognized as the world’s premium provider of wildlife and nature photos, since 1991. As Director of Sales she divides her time among editing photographer submissions, licensing negotiations for editorial and advertising sales, image research and interfacing with agency shooters and clients. Intermediate and advanced photographers with established collections of stock and story packages as well as beginners seeking feedback would benefit from a portfolio review with her. Additionally, Stacy notes that Minden Pictures is currently looking for high quality North America landscape photographers with images appropriate for calendars and print-on-demand programs. www.mindenpictures.com
Stacy will review Advanced Portfolio, Pro Editorial and Pro Portfolio.
Todd Gustafson has been photographing nature, wildlife and natural history around the world for the last two decades. Since 2007, one of Todd’s main missions has been to assemble images for his limited edition, leather-bound “To the Ends of the Earth” book series. This three-volume set has been regaled by professionals in the book industry as the most lavishly beautiful books since the Audubon Portfolios. Todd’s unsurpassed photography in these books feature East Africa in Volume I, Birds of East Africa in Volume II, and the Natural World in the third volume. In 2015, Todd traveled the globe extensively, gathering images and film footage for the “To the Ends of the Earth” documentary. Having grown up in Tanzania, East Africa is his specialty. His vast knowledge of the habitat and behavior of wildlife, as well as his social interaction with local people, has contributed greatly to Todd’s success. Todd also photographed and worked as a clinician/teacher for NIKON Corporation and his photography is represented by National Geographic Society. Through his breathtaking images and filmmaking Todd shares his experiences with the creatures of the world as they eat, sleep, play, mate, give birth, raise their young and die, co-existing in a battle of survival on this wondrous planet we all share.
Todd will review Advanced/Portfolio, Pro/Portfolio, Video and Student levels.
Jaymi Heimbuch is a professional wildlife photojournalist, photography instructor, and editor with more than 10 years’ experience in the publishing industry. Her work has been published worldwide in a variety of major publications, including BBC Wildlife, National Geographic, Audubon, National Wildlife Magazine and many others. In addition to her conservation photojournalism work, she leads workshops and provides project consultation to nature photographers seeking mentorship and organizational guidance on long-term or short-term photographic projects.
Jaymi will review Entry, Advanced/Editorial, Advanced Portfolio, Pro/Editorial, Pro/Portfolio and Project levels.
Cindy Miller Hopkins
Cindy Miller Hopkins is a full-time travel, wildlife and conservation photographer with 20 years’ experience and thousands of publications to her credit. Cindy is represented by two major photo agencies, one in the U.S. and one based in London. Her images can be seen on the pages of thousands of textbooks, travel brochures, calendars, and other consumer products, as well as U.S. and international magazines and newspapers. Her freelance, assignment and workshop career has taken her to all seven continents and to over 140 countries. Some of her clients include National Geographic, National Geographic Traveler, Chester Zoo, Wells Fargo, American Express, Microsoft, AAA & Frommer’s travel guides, Smithsonian Journeys, Collette Vacations, Princess Cruises, Quark Expeditions, Silversea Expeditions, Holland America, Blount Small Ship Adventures, BING homepage images and TV’s Food Network. She has images on permanent display at Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian and the Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C. Cindy’s 2018 rare image of FIVE different species of penguins all in one frame will be the lead image in a worldwide campaign to protect South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands in Antarctica. Along with her stock photography business, Cindy teaches digital photography classes and workshops, is a photo lecturer on expedition ships, and leads photo safaris around the world. On average, Cindy is out of the country over 200 days a year. When not traveling—which isn’t often—she lives at home with her husband in Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA.
Cindy attributes a lot of her success to her in-depth understanding of metadata and how it can aid in file organization and additional sales. If you have questions about key wording or selling your images online, Cindy can help you sort out and prioritize your metadata workflow. See her work online at cindymillerhopkins.myportfolio.com.
Cindy will be offering Entry Level, Advanced Portfolio, Pro Portfolio and Student level reviews.
Cathy Illg, along with her husband Gordon, has been a full-time nature photographer since 2000. Her work is widely published and includes numerous covers of magazines like Backpacker, Defenders, National Geographic Kids, Ranger Rick and National Wildlife. Several of her images decorate the tails of Frontier Airlines’ jets, and she has done well in photo contests, the highlight of which was being flown to London to accept awards in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Contest. Both of their first two books, Dynamic Wildlife Photography and Worshipping with a Camera, have been well received, and for the past 18 years their livelihood has been dependent upon their ability to share the magic of wild things and wild places with other photographers.
Cathy will review Entry Level portfolios.
Lewis Kemper is widely recognized as a photographer, writer, and instructor, lecturing throughout the United States. He currently is a Contributing Editor to Outdoor Photographer. He was the photographer for, “Ancient Ancestors of the Southwest,” published by Graphic Arts Center Publishing. Kemper’s monograph, “Capturing the Light” won the People’s Choice Awards in Fine Art in the 2009 Photography.Book.Now competition. His publication “Photographing Yosemite Digital Field Guide” was voted in the top 20 field guides. Lewis’ DVD, “My Stretch of the River: A Photographer’s Journal,” features a year’s worth of photography and journal entries on the American River in Sacramento, CA. His latest publications are photo guide apps, “Yosemite National Park SNAPPGuide” and “Yellowstone National Park SNAPPGuide.”
Lewis will review Entry, Advanced/Editorial, Advanced/Portfolio and Student levels.
Lisa Langell is a full-time, award-winning professional photographer from Scottsdale, Arizona, who is best known for her emotionally evocative, artistic wildlife photography. She is a member of the Board of Directors for the North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA). Her work has been published in numerous top-tier magazines, featured in various art galleries, and earned top awards in competitions that include the NANPA Showcase, National Wildlife Federation, Professional Photographers of America, and others. Lisa is fondly revered by many for her creative, artful imagery and her upbeat, relaxed and nurturing teaching style.
Lisa will review Entry level.
Jain Lemos is a New York Times No. 1 bestselling book producer, noted photography publishing expert, author and innovator. She has worked with top creative teams at Twentieth Century Fox, Paramount Pictures, Harper Collins, Chronicle Books, National Geographic and Lonely Planet. She specializes in book packaging and building platforms for creatives. Photographers at every career stage can receive practical plans to go to the next level with concrete steps to take for increased sales and exposure. She provides actionable feedback with new and insightful marketing ideas personally tailored for you.
Jain will review Advanced/Editorial, Advanced Portfolio, Pro Editorial, Pro Portfolio, Project, and Student levels.
George D. Lepp and Kathryn Vincent Lepp
As a photographer/writer team, George and Kathy have published several books and hundreds of articles on nature/outdoor photography. George is a Canon Explorer of Light, a founding board member and fellow of NANPA, a recipient of a 2019 NANPA Lifetime Achievement Award, and the recipient of the prestigious Progress Award, the highest given by the Photographic Society of America. His photographs have been widely published in books, magazines, and advertising around the world and are displayed in the corporate headquarters of Canon USA, Really Right Stuff, and other top manufacturers. His stock photography is represented by Corbis, Getty, and Photo Researchers. He often serves as a judge in international photographic competitions, including this year’s NANPA showcase. Kathryn has separately published work in popular and academic venues on a diverse array of subjects in addition to photography, including environmental issues, US-Mexico relations, and the law, and she has edited scholarly books and articles for the University of California Press, Scholarly Resources, and the University of Texas Press. For more information about George and Kathryn, see the website: www.GeorgeLeppImages.com.
The Lepps’ work is regularly featured in Outdoor Photographer Magazine, where George is Field Editor and they co-author a regular column, “Tech Tips.” As a special opportunity for NANPA Summit attendees, the Lepps will review and critique article-length manuscripts and accompanying images suitable for Outdoor Photographer. Those authors recommended by the Lepps will receive priority consideration for possible publication in the magazine!
George and Kathryn will review Advanced/Editorial and Pro/Editorial levels.
Ron will review Advanced/Pro Fine Art.
Krista Schlyer is a conservation photographer and Senior Fellow in the International League of Conservation Photographers. Her focus is long-term documentary projects with subjects ranging from the US-Mexico borderlands to the Anacostia River watershed in Washington DC. Krista’s work has been published by the BBC, Nature Conservancy, High Country News, Newsweek, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Audubon and others.
For the past decade, Krista has focused much of her work in the US-Mexico borderlands: she led a 15-person, month-long expedition along border, curated a traveling exhibit that has shown around the country and published a book, Continental Divide: Wildlife, People and the Border Wall, which won the Ansel Adams Award and NANPA’s Vision Award.
Krista is the author of three other books and dozens of magazine articles and multi-media projects that focus on the intersection of landscape, policy and the future of conservation.
Krista will review Advanced/Editorial, Pro/Editorial, Project and Student levels.
Tom is a consultant, editor, and art director for stock photographers. In 30 years of experience in the stock photo industry, he has served as manager of contributor communications at Getty Images, director of photography and editorial services at Digital Railroad, and art director and senior editor at Getty Images, Corbis, and Comstock.
Tom works hands-on with photographers and agencies to maximize each image’s potential in the stock marketplace. Services include art direction, marketing consultation, and collection editing for stock and other projects. He has worked with clients including photographers Michele Westmorland, Water Hodges, Tom Haseltine, Lisa & John Merrill, Emily M. Wilson, and agencies Getty Images, Danita Delimont Stock Photo, and Blend Images.
Tom will review entry level, advanced/portfolio and pro/portfolio levels. If you shoot travel images, Tom would be a good choice for you.
Sandy Zelasko, a photographer for over 26 years, is an accomplished speaker, instructor and workshop leader. She works with non-profits such as the Sitka Conservation Society, Alaskan Raptor Center, The Nature Conservancy and Friends of Hellhole Canyon Open Space Preserve seeking avenues to educate the public about environmental issues. A freelance nature photographer specializing in wildlife, Sandy promotes ethical practices in the field of conservation photography and donates her talents for land acquisition. She has recently been selected as Highly Honored in the Conservation Category of the Windland Smith Rice International Awards and looks forward to reviewing student and entry level photographic portfolios.
Sandy will review Entry and Student levels.