Fall 2023 – Our 45th Meeting

Darrell Gulin

The fall meeting of NPPNW will be November 4 in the FORUM at Linn-Benton Community College located between Albany and Corvallis, OR. (Click for directions) The doors will open at 8:30 a.m. and the program will begin at 10 a.m.

The invited speaker will be Canon Explorer of Light, Darrell Gulin.  He will present 2 programs:

Some areas to be covered will be:  a.  Equipment I use with examples b. Photographing in Themes  c. Locations and times of the year.  d. Lighting  e. Drone Photography  f. Seasons

“SIGNATURE IMAGES Over My Photographic Lifetime”
Stories behind some of the images along with the how they were generated.

Drone image taken off my back deck looking east at the Cascade Mountains at sunrise with fall color on Cottonwoods intermingled with fog.

Darrell has been photographing and marketing his work for almost 4 decades and has been a full time photographer for a good portion of that time.  Darrell shoots with a Canon 5D Mark III and the Canon R3 and R5 Mirrorless systems. He is one of Canon’s Explorers of Light and is a Past President of the North American Nature Photographers Association.

Darrell’s work is represented by Getty Images and several other stock photography agencies and has been published in National Geographic, Outdoor Photographer, Newsweek, Audubon, National Wildlife, Birder’s World, Popular Photography, Natures Best, Sunset, Nature Conservancy and many more.  He has also been showcased in almost all of the Nature/Wildlife calendars.  Treat yourself to some of Darrell’s work at his website  http://gulinphoto.com



In order to assist planners, it is important that you register as soon as possible.  Chose one of the methods below to pre-register.  Registration at the door will be available, but $5 more per person.

  1. Online Registration – We are again offering online credit card payments through Brown Paper Tickets.  There is a small service charge added to the cost of each registration.  Register online by November 3.
  2. Fill out, print and mail in the this form and mail by October 30.
  3. Download, print, fill out and mail in the PDF registration form – Mail by October 30.

REGARDING EMAIL NOTICES GOING TO SPAM: Several members have complained that our emails are ending up in their spam or junk folders. To prevent this happening to you, consider creating a filter.  In Gmail, click the gear icon and select “See all settings” from the Quick settings menu.  Navigate to “Filters and Blocked Addresses” in the top menu.  Select “Create a new filter”  Add a in the “from” field.  Click create filter.  Check “Never send it to Spam” in the checkbox.  Click Create Filter.  Other email clients likely have a similar process.  It may also help if you add to your contacts in your email program.


There will be both digital and print competitions.  Please see the Competitions page for details.


Bring your digital camera bodies to our meetings for specially priced sensor cleanings by Advance Camera. They will professionally clean your sensor, clean the outside of your camera body, and upgrade your firmware if needed while you enjoy the speaker. A lens up to a 70-200mm mounted to the camera is included in the cleaning. If you have additional lenses you wish to have externally cleaned, the cost is $20 each.

Please Note: If bringing in your camera for sensor cleaning, please be sure it has a fully charged battery or we won’t be able to clean it.

If You Missed any of the Last Five Virtual Meetings

The fall 2022 meeting of the NPPNW was recorded and you can view the video here.

The spring 2022 meeting of the NPPNW was a virtual meeting on Zoom.  The meeting was recorded and you can view the video here.

The fall 2021 meeting of NPPNW was a virtual meeting on the Zoom platform.  The meeting was recorded and you can view the video here.

The spring 2021 meeting of the NPPNW was also a virtual meeting on Zoom.  The meeting was recorded and you can view the video here.

The 2020 fall meeting of NPPNW was our first Zoom meeting. The invited speakers were Kennan and Karen Ward. To see a video of the presentation please visit this page.

NPPNW meets on the 1st Saturday of April and November each year.

Here are the top scoring images from our last  competition.  Visit our Galleries to see images from previous competitions.

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