Watch NVPE’s Outstanding Volunteers!

The Nature Visions Photo Expo, formerly the Meadowlark Nature Photography Expo, is in its thirteenth year.  Our longevity and success is due mainly to Our Outstanding Volunteers!

Andrew Fritz, one of those great volunteers, is also a great photographer (okay, so are all the other volunteers).  During the set-up of the nature exhibit at NVPE 2013 Andrew set up a time-lapse camera.  Take a look! Three hours of work by about 30 people is compressed into 30 seconds.

Thanks again to Andrew, and all our volunteers, for doing a great job every year.


Nature Visions 2013 Setup from Andrew Fritz on Vimeo.

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Meet Rick Sammon!

Please enjoy this ten minute video by our 2014 Friday seminar and Saturday keynote speaker Rick Sammon.  It’s an introduction to Rick’s photography and his philosophy behind the lens.

Passes go on sale here at and registration opens on 8/1/14.  Online registration is required to attend NVPE 2014.



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National Wildlife Federation Contest Winners — Here


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2013 Award Winners

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Here’s a photo of the 2013 award winners with our friend Bryan Peterson (2nd from left).  Their winning pictures are coming soon!
NV Outstanding Service Award — Mary Jane Fish (2nd from right)
Best in Show and Best in Wildlife — Patricia Deege, VPS, The Pushing Contest (3rd from right)
People’s Choice Award — Beth Holden, Got My Eye on You (far right)
Best in Abstract — Greg Holden, NIHCC, Points (3rd from left)
Best in Birds — Marilyn Gaizband, NVPS, Eurasian Owl (not pictured)
Best in Flora — Greg Holden, NIHCC, Centurion (3rd from left)
Best in Landscapes — Stan Collyer, NIHCC, Mount Kirkjufell, Iceland (far left)
Best in Macro — Steve Heap, MWCC, Sunday Lunch (4th from right)
Best in Water — John Norvell, NIHCC, Elakala Falls (4th from left)
Photo of the award winners by Garrett Strang, NIHCC

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Door Prices at Nature Visions Photo Expo 2013

Nature Visions Photo Expo 2013 is THIS WEEKEND!  Online registration is still open until Friday 11/8 at 11:30PM.   Click here to REGISTER NOW.

Here are the door prices for our paid Friday seminar, and the weekend lectures and classes.  Among the paid classes, only Alan DeFelice’s bird photography and  Tim Cooper’s Lightroom classes are full.  Come one, come all!

Door Prices for Nature Visions Photo Expo 2013

General Admission


Friday 11/8 Seminar w/Bryan Peterson, Learning to See Creatively


Two Hour Classes


Saturday 11/9 Awards Ceremony & Keynote w/Bryan Peterson, Flashes of Inspiration


One Hour Lectures



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Bryan Peterson on Using a Wide Angle Lens

Here’s Bryan Peterson’s latest instructional video.  This one’s on the use of wide angle lenses.  Bryan is the NV Friday all-day seminar and Saturday keynote speaker this year.

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Volunteer at Nature Visions

Nature Visions Photo Expo is run entirely by volunteers, other than our photographer-instructors.

Most of our volunteers have entered photos for our competitively-selected exhibits.  Those volunteers must be members of the seven camera clubs that together form the organization’s board of directors.

We welcome other volunteers who would like to join us, whether or not you are a camera club member.  You will get to know other local photographers while handling a two-hour shift at any of a variety of tasks, from set-up/breakdown to ticket sales and more.  To volunteer for a shift now, click the link below and sign up.

Volunteer Signup Sheet

For more information about the seven Nature Visions clubs, please visit their websites.  Summary information on each club is here.

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Bryan Peterson: The 4 Season Project

Here’s a new, 4-minute instructional video from Bryan Peterson on a creative way to document the four seasons where you live.  Enjoy!

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FREE Raffle!

raffle-ticket-imageThe superfun Nature Visions raffle takes place again on Saturday and Sunday November 9 and 10. This year EVERY attendee gets a FREE ticket and a chance on winning one of our great prizes!  Be sure to hold onto your ticket.  All prizes must be claimed in person during November 9-10, 2013.

AttachIt — 50 of their “Attach It Pro Packs” which are valued at $19.95 a pack
BosStrap — Two BosStrap Camera Slings
Epic Photo Tours –$400 off 2014 Myanmar Tour and $500 off 2014 Southern India Tour
Hunt’s Photo & Video – special item to be announced
Google – Nik Software Bundle
ImageWizards — two certificates for a free framed 16×24 print, each a $150 value
Nations Photo Lab – two certificates to have a photo made into a 20×16 metal print
Nature’s Image Photography Workshops (Bill & Linda Lane) – $100 credit towards their Bermuda cruise or another local workshop.
Photodex – ProShow Web One Year Premium Subscription
Road Runner Photography Tours: One free registration for the 2014 Ricketts Glen tour, and a t-shirt.
SmugMug – two Portfolio accounts for sharing, storing and selling your photos, each a $150 value
Totally Rad – RadLab Software Bundle
Wimberley – Five Plamps will be given away
Washington Photo Safari – One 1/2 day Monuments Safari for 2
Brian J. Zwit Photography – 3 hour, one on one session on Workflow and Lightroom ($315 value)

If your firm would like to donate an item for the raffle, contact us at info AT NatureVisions DOT org.

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Bryan Peterson: Leading Lines

Here’s Bryan Peterson teaching how valuable a leading line is in its ability to lead the eye towards the main subject in your photo. Enjoy!

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