Saturday, October 13, 2012

Langell Photography earns top honors in North American Nature Photography Association's annual Photography Contest

Two photographs earn Top 100 and Top 250 placement among thousands of images in juried competition.

VERY EXCITING NEWS!  Two of my photographs have been awarded top honors in one of the continent's most prestigious and competitive, juried nature photography competitions--the North American Nature Photography Association's (NANPA) Annual Showcase competition!

Those entering the competition are frequently competing with images from legendary nature photographers and NANPA members like Moose Peterson, Peter Lik, and more.   There were more than 2400 images submitted this year by talented amateur and professional photographers alike.  Any one particular image only had a 4% chance of being chosen for the Showcase.  I am honored to have my images selected as some of the best of this year's submissions and to have received these prestigious awards!

NANPA juries the contest and awards as follows:
  • Tier 1:  Top 10
  • Tier 2:  Top 100
  • Tier 3:  Top 250

"Simple Gifts," (two Red-Necked Grebes courting via "gift-giving" behavior in Alaska) has been selected for Top 100 images of the 2013 submissions.

"Twists and Terns," an image of two Arctic Terns battling for supremacy, also photographed in Alaska, was placed in the Top 250 for 2013!

Last year, my image of twin moose calves, "Here's Lookin' at You, Kid" made it into the top 250 in the 2012 Showcase Competition and was published in the NANPA 2012 Expressions journal (page 53). To have earned such recognition two consecutive years is an honor and thrill.

These images will receive the following recognition:
  • Selected for the NANPA Showcase and will be featured at the 2013 Nature Photography Summit in Jacksonville, Florida in February 2013
  • They will appear on the NANPA website
  • They will appear in the 2013 NANPA print journal, "Expressions" (to be published).
Thanks to NANPA for these awards!  NANPA is a wonderful organization that promotes both the appreciation and protection of nature--and nature photographers!

--Lisa Langell

Thursday, October 4, 2012


Photographing Wildlife:  Taking your Vision to Fruition!

Do you crave more “Wows,” “Ooohs,” and “Aaahs” from your wildlife photography?

Do you envision taking images with more impact, emotion, and beauty—but just don’t know how to make that happen consistently?

No matter what equipment you use, there are
many ways to enhance your techniques in order to create the photographs of wildlife that truly touch the hearts of you and your audience.

This workshop will help you take your vision to fruition!


When: Tuesday, Oct 23, 2012 6:30-8:30pm
Where: Firehouse Community Room
360 E. 1st Street, Mesa, AZ (Click for map)
Cost:   FREE (limit 45 seats)
Pizza and refreshments served.  Fun prizes up for grabs!

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A huge thanks to the following generous sponsors for providing this event at no cost to YOU!
Phoenix East SMUGs and Photographers Adventure Club

If  you're a photographer in Arizona, consider joining these wonderful groups!

Thank you!

Lisa Langell
Langell Photography, LLC