WHEAT RIDGE, CO. The second annual Nature Photography Day will be observed on Friday, June 15. According to Kathy Adams Clark, president of the North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA), “June 15 is the perfect date to celebrate nature photography. The birds, butterflies, trees, and flowers are in perfect condition with the onset of summer. I encourage everyone to get out and capture a scene by using a camera.”
Clark added, “This year, June 15 occurs on a Friday — giving us the opportunity to keep up creative activity all weekend. We can make Nature Photography Day special by taking a group of friends, neighbors, and children out to photograph the natural world.”
NANPA, which initiated Nature Photography Day, is a year-round resource on the art and science of nature photography. It informs members and the general public about how photography has been used to protect plants and animals locally and worldwide.
The association offers additional ways to observe Nature Photography Day. Here are a few: Visit a gallery or museum exhibit near you, or create a photography gallery of plants, animals, and scenes in your own home. If you belong to a photography club, ask your president to inform members about Nature Photography Day. Experiment with taking photographs of the same subject at different times or from various perspectives. Finally, consider how any of your photos could be used to further the cause of conservation.
Established in 1994, NANPA has a membership of 3,000 in North America and internationally. Special events include the annual Summit and Trade Show as well as Road Shows and Forums held in several regions throughout the year.
For more information, visit www.nanpa.org or call 303-422-8527.