YNP Camp 2018

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YNP CAMP, 1-4 November in Berlin


Welcome to the First Meeting of Young Nature Photographers community. An amazing long weekend that will take place this November 1-4 in Berlin, the YNP CAMP 2018.
This event is open to just 20 Young Nature Photographers, up to 25 y/o and it’s free. Just a 20 euros donation is required. We provide you all activities along the long weekend, accomodation at a very nice Hostel (shared rooms & breakfast incl.) and some meals.
If your passionate about nature photography, join us!! :)

Main contents along the long week-end are:


We are pleased to confirm the following speakers: Sandra Bartocha (Thursday), Klaus Tamm and Hermann Hirsch (Saturday) and Jon A Juárez (Sunday)



Two workshops will take place on Saturday morning. One about microscopy thanks to Zeiss, and another one about birds.

Photo Rally

Nature in the city. On Friday. Berlin is a super green city, we will arrange a nice photographic rally along all the day…pictures pictures and pictures! with some surprises!

Portfolio review

Time to chill, to talk and enjoy with YNP CAMP participants, and to have a look at your photo profile as well, if you want to.

YNP presentations

All YNP CAMP participants are invited to make a short presentation (about 5 minutes talk) to show your work – On Sunday.

A lot of fun

We are preparing an amazing long weekend to learn, to share, and of course, to enjoy it!!



YNP CAMP 2018 Opening. We and our friends - that make possible this event occurs - will welcome you in the afternoon. We will introduce each other, and after that we will have a nice conference with Sandra Bartocha.

If you plan to arrive earlier, we have some touristic recommendations to you.




On Friday, we will do what we like the most, nature photography. As we are in super green city: Berlin. We have prepared an amazing activity for today, a photographic rally in the city. Plenty of surprises and nice awards.


Two stunning workshops will take place in the morning. Microscopy and birds workshops. We will learn and take a lot of pics!

In the afternoon, two amazing lectures with Hermann Hirsch and Klaus Tamm!!!



YNP members portfolio presentations and portfolio review.

An amazing lecture by Jon Andoni Juarez  in the morning.

Closure event, and short YNP CAMP 2019 presentation.


Young nature photographers is the community for youth, a platform to facilitate connections and meetings among all members. We want to support the discovery of new environments and the development of creativity and artistic sensibility without forgetting all environmental and conservationist values.

Book your tickets at:

* Minors, up to 14 years old, must be accompanied by an adult. Minors between 15-17 years of age must provide a disclaimer for their parents or guardians.

** The contents of the festival will be entirely in English.


Protect the wolf in Denmark

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Hello to everyone!


We would like to share with all of you a new group in Denmark created to protect the wolf in that country.


Svend Erik, from Denmark, tells us that the wolf is back in Denmark for the first time in 200 years and, as they are just 4-7 of them, it is urgent to protect them from those who want to hunt them, kill them or put them behind fences.


This new grupo aims to protect them and, in that way, allow them to stay free and wild in nature where they belong.



Please, follow the link bellow for more information and for supporting the cause.



Attention all IFWP members!

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Here are some of the activities, besides all the nature photography, we willl indulge in during the 38th IFWP Congress on Gotland.

Make sure to register to the following e-mail adress: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We will visit the lovely Lars Jonsson the 25th of August on southern Gotland, and have coffee or tea in his rose garden after seeing his exhibition

Lars Jonsson is Swedens most loved and respected bird painters. His bird guide is in the book shelf of every bird interested Swede's home. Here is one example of his art.
We will visit the summer place of the famous Swedish film director Ingmar Bergman the 24th of August, and have dinner in the Bergman Museum before hitting the coastline during sundown for sea stack photography.
For more information go to the following link:
If you arrive a day earlier, 22/8, you can catch our X-tra excursion to the spectacular bird island of Stora Karlsö. We will stay one night in the light-house area seen on the picture.
Three course dinner and breakfast will be included in the price.
Please go to
for more pictures and information.

Program for the 38th Congress on Gotland, Sweden

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22 August 

Early arrivals to Holmhällar

Activity 1:

Free photography all day


Lunch and dinner at Holmhällar


Activity 2:

Separate trip to Stora Karlsö. - Boat leaves 14:00 from Klintehamn. Bus takes you from Visby/airport to Klintehamn at 13:00. Photography. Three course dinner. Photography. Accommodation by the lighthouse.


23 August  

Activity 1:

Free morning photography for early arrivals.


Breakfast and lunch at Holmhällar or to go.


Activity 2:

Morning photography on Stora Karlsö, breakfast and return trip by boat to Klintehamn at 10:30 am.

Bus to Holmhällar from Klintehamn.

New arrival to Holmhällar with bus from Visby.


Dinner at Holmhällar and welcome!


Activity 1

Evening photography with a guide.***

Activity 2:

Sunset photography with filters and nocturnal workshop with José Benito Ruiz.*


24 August

Breakfast at Holmhällar or to go.


Activity 1:

Photography around Holmhällar and southern Gotland with a guide.***


Lunch and dinner at Holmhällar.


Activity 2:

Full day and evening trip to Visby. and Fårö

Bus to Visby (1,5 h). Lunch and visit for 2-3 hours. Bus continues to the island of Fårö and the Ingmar Bergman Center. Tour of the museum and a light dinner. Bus to the stone fields for photography before and at sundown. Bus to Holmhällar (3 hrs, opportunity to get some sleep on the bus:)).


25 August

Breakfast and lunch at Holmhällar or to go.


Early morning photography-landscape with a guide.***

Free time photography.

Visit and coffee at the Lars Jonsson Museum** (14:00-16;30). Hopefully Lars Jonsson will give us an overview of the nature of southern Gotland and guide us in his museum while we drink coffe in his beautiful rose garden.


Gala dinner with speakers, etc. Presentation of the "new" IFWP by José Benito Ruiz, president of the IFWP.


Activity 1:

Evening phography with a guide.***

Activity 2:

Sunset photography with filters and nocturnal workshop with José Benito Ruiz.*


26 August

Breakfast and lunch at Holmhällar or to go.


Activity 1 & 2:

Early morning photography on southern Gotland with a guide.***


Closing of the Congress.


Bus to the Visby ferries and airport.


*   José Benito Ruiz - President of the IFWP.

**  Lars Jonsson - World reknown bird painter

*** A guide will join you


LInks to follow for more information


Visby: Fårö


Stora Karlsö:ö Bergmancentret


Lars Jonsson: Museet



A word of note

Please inform your individual members and keep an eye in our website and Facebook pages. Very soon you will habe the full information and booking page activated.


***Tentative names of some of those who may function as guides for one or more groups are, besides José Benito Ruiz (President of the IFWP, Spain), Pål Hermansen (Vice President, Norway) and Brutus Östling (PhotoNatura, Sweden).




38th Congress 2018

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New platform for young photographers

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Last January a new platform for young nature photographers was born thanks to 4 people who are deeply connect to photography and nature: Mónica Busquets, Jon A. Juarez, Sergio MarijuánandAdelina Sánchez.

This platform aims to promote respect and love for our environment, but also discovering and showing all its treasures and biodiversity through the photos taken by the upcoming photographers.



Youngnaturephotographers seeks a virtual space via an online community, as well as a platform to facilitate connections and meetings among all members. We want to support the discovery of new environments and the development of creativity and artistic sensibility without forgetting all environmental and conservationist values.


Today our community is based on social media, with Instagram as our busiest platform. Every day @youngnaturephotographers publishes one of the many posted photos by our members (#youngnaturephotographers)



Some of the most active members are: Paloma Lario, Lluc Semis, Marc and Laura Albiac, David Guisande, Sabin Infante, Victor Ortega (Spain), Laurent Dumas (France), Toby Pickard (UK), Ashleigh Scully, Carolina Fraser (USA), Ingo Zahlheimer (Germany), Sara Skidell (Sweden), ... among the almost 700 members.


Besides the daily posts, there are ruffles backed by our partners. To participate one has to be 25 or younger and label their photos with our hashtag. All the photos posted from our members are shown also on Facebook, a very interesting platform full of shared articles and





Right on top of our ToDo list there is a new website for our community and a first international meeting planned for this autumn in Berlin (Germany).


Younger than 25 or not we are gonna be happy if you follow us!


Info and contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




Welcome to ASNP

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We are very proud to welcome the Association of Slovenian Nature Photographers to our IFWP!!!


The Association was founded on April 5, 2017 in Ljubljana, where is based.


The Association of Nature Photographers of Slovenia encourage the photographers to improve nature photography and take care of nature conservation.


The purpose of the association is to promote and popularize author nature photography and to create a positive attitude to it, with pictures of nature in society organizing photo contests, exhibitions, screenings and conferences among photographers, to increase interest and make this style of photography more popular and, at the same time, increasing the formation of the members of the association and the community in general.


Until February 15, you have time to participate in their contest Nature Photography of the Year. And, if you want to know our new colleagues much better, this is their website:


We hope you will develop your projects with us and do not hesitate to suggest us any initiative for makig our Federation stronger. 


Welcome ASNP!!!




The Nature Photography of the Year from Slovenia

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The contest Magical Nature The Nature Photography of the Year is hosted by Association of Slovenian Nature Photographers. 

The aim of the competition is to show and promote unknown wonders and beauty of the Nature, it stunning diversity, in order to be better understood and more appreciated by the people. With this contest we would also like to show, how powerful can nature photography be when reaching for this aims. The nature is one and the only and we crucially depend on it. The contest is open to amateur as well as professional photographers from around the world. Participants will be asked to submit maximum 20 photos in six categories:

1. Mammals,
2. Birds,
3. Other animals,
4. Plants including lichens, mushrooms, etc.,
5. Natural Landscapes,
6. Man and nature (examples of positive or negative influence of man on nature).

Among received photos international jury of renowned nature photographers will select 10 from each category, a winning photography for each category and an overall winner photography, receiving a title “Nature photography of the year”. Among entrants from Slovenia jury will select one overall winner photography receiving the title “Slovenian nature photography of the year«. All selected photos will be presented on exhibition traveling across Slovenia and in a 250x210 mm book, which will be received by each participant of the contest. Best photographers will receive a prize money. Results will be presented on award ceremony.

Closing date: January 31, 2018


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-INFORMATION FLOW. We expect that our information reaches the members via Mail, Website news, Association Newsletter, Facebook of the association... It is important for our future to keep all informed and connected. Please contact to your respective board members or person in charge of sending/uploading news in your own association website.

-NEWS FROM YOU ARE WELCOME. We will welcome any news coming from our associations members and will upload to our website and Facebook pages. In some associations there is a person in charge of sending us a brief about their activities.

-FREE WORKSHOP. We offered a free workshop in one of our Hides for conservation. Man and Nature Foundation have special hides for vultures, kites, birds, nocturnal mammals... We will offer again for 2018.

-COMPETITION RULES REVIEW. We send to all delegates our next competition rules to be reviewed. We expect that everyone reviews and proposes changes if necessary.

-MANAGER FOR OUR 2018 PHOTO COMPETITION. We start looking for a volunteer to handle the competition. Our last managers will inform about the schedule and duties.

-LOOKING FOR A CONGRESS HOST. We sent some weeks ago the call to hold our 2018 congress and even a proposal to offer for 2019. No member has still contacted for this matter.

-TECHING ONLINE. As promised we have a new section in our website. First lesson has been uploaded and more are coming.

-NEW MEMBER CONTACTING. A new Slovenian association has contacted IFWP to be informed about steps and duties to become a member.

-VISIONS OF NATURE IN POLAND. Our delegate Dorota Kycia has kindly invited our president of IFWP José B. Ruiz to make a presentation at the festival and to have the chance to know more about the Polish association of Nature Photographers, members and aims. It will take place weekend 17-19 November. We thank very much this chance.


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We are proud to inaugurate the section Teaching in our website. It is a learning method with a great success in Spain and South America. Maybe you will know part of it, but anyhow it is good to review and soon more contents are going to be uploaded, including new articles and composition theories. First lesson is qualities of light. Improve your photography here.