Photography Section

Photography Section

The Photography Section is chaired by Ron Long. From time to time, Ron conducts workshops to help members improve their photography skills. Ron also organizes an annual photo competition.

2022 Photo Competition

The competition is open to members only. Photographs may be submitted during the month of February. The presentation of photos and winners will be at the Nature Vancouver general meeting on March 24, 2022.

Please send entries to Ron Long –

Photo Competition - Rules and Guidelines

Every year members of Nature Vancouver are invited to submit photographs for the annual photo competition. Photos may be submitted during the month of February to Ron Long by EMAIL. All entries and winners are presented at the general meeting in March.

Photos may be submitted in these categories:  BirdsBotany,  Mammals, Insects and Spiders, and Other Natural History. Judges select first, second and third in each category plus the best in show

A total of ten photographs per photographer may be entered across any three categories.

All photographs should depict natural history subjects excluding tame animals. Photographs may have been taken at anytime and anywhere in the world. Titles are desirable but not required. Only JPEG files may be entered. Send the largest file that your email program will allow.

Photographs showing “the hand of man” will be accepted but will be scored lower than pure nature photographs.

We are interested in nature photographs which are obtained through natural and ethical means only. That means no baiting of subjects with either live animals/animal parts, or with harassment using electronic recordings.

Computer manipulation should be kept to a minimum as manipulated photographs quickly become unnatural looking. Over-sharpening and over-saturation are the most usual mistakes but artificial backgrounds and compilations of two or more photographs should also be avoided. Any photograph that achieves most of its impact from computer manipulation will be rejected by the judges.

By submitting photos to the Nature Vancouver Photo Competition it is understood that you agree to allow their reproduction on Nature Vancouver’s Facebook page, the Nature Vancouver website and in any Nature Vancouver publication. Please contact Ron Long for more information.

To see the best photos from past Nature Vancouver Photo competitions, please click on the link below. 

© Joan Lopez
Nature Vancouver