Technical Tips & FAQ

Mistaya Canyon in Banff, © Mary Brock
Mistaya Canyon in Banff, © Mary Brock

Technical Tips and Frequently Asked Questions

Technical Tips

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1. Finding the Right Workshop Experience

2. Field Ethics

3. Stress on Animals

4. Shooting Fall Colors

5. Care of Images and Packaging for Submissions

6. Multiple Exposure Tips – Part 1, The Basics

7. Multiple Exposure – Part 2, Abstracts

8. Exposure Calibration

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Tripods and Other Types of Camera Support

2. Filter Usage

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North America Nature Photography Association

NANPA is the only association committed to serving the needs of nature photography. Their goal is to “provide education, foster professional and ethical conduct, gather and disseminate information, develop standards, and promote nature photography as an art form and a medium of communication for the sciences, nature appreciation and environmental protection.” The association also provides a forum for interaction and involvement in the issues facing the nature photography industry of which you are a part. NANPA is not just an association for nature photographers; it is for all of nature photography. We whole-heartedly endorse the organization and hope you will consider joining NANPA. Please click the link (NANPA logo) below to visit their web site for further information about the association and about membership possibilities.

Photography Magazines
For more technical help or suggestions of places and ways to make images, read the following magazines and/or visit their web sites:


Nature’s Best Magazine

Outdoor Photographer Magazine

F/8 and Being There…

Popular Photography
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Other Hyperlinks of Interest to Photographers

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