" Your Lens to Nature"
The Troy Nature Photo Club promotes the appreciation of nature through photography.
We do this through:
- Photo Walks at the beautiful Stage Nature Center(SNC)
- Presentations on Photography for sharing techniques
- Annual SNC Calendar competition Photos Along the Trails
- Educational Collabrations & Workshops for improving skills
- Marketing Photography of members
Monthly at the Stage Nature Center(SNC)
Club members provide guided tours.
The SNC Troy gem affords opportunities for that special nature image.
- Meet new friends with a photography appreciation
- Share your favorite skills
- Learn about nature
Monthly at the SNC
The Troy Nature Photo Club schedules presentations by photographers or members aimed at improving the art.
A wide range of topics over past year included:
- Composition & Light
- Depth of Field, Lighting Basics
- Photographing Birds
- Image Post Processing
- Macro Photography.
Presentations are usually free to members or discounted
- Club members can enter their images taken at the Stage Nature Center, up to five per month.
- Monthly the photos are voted upon by members.
- Top rated photos are arranged into a calendar and published. Sales of the calendars benefit the SNC & TNPC.
Learning and improving nature photography
The TNPC promotes collaborations aimed at providing educational opportunities for learning about:
- Nature photography
- Photography advances in technology & accessories
- Image post processing
- Photo venues to practice and improve skills
We currently are working on collaborations with
The TNPC promotes member photography as follows:
- Display of members images in galleries and categories on a dedicated website.
- Online sales of member images
- Gallery displays at the SNC
- Displays of member images at public events and fundraisers.
Member benefits include:
- Free or discounted club presentations on photography
- Up to 20% discount on Shop nature gifts
- Display of members images in galleries and categories on the Club's website(troynaturephotoclub.org)
- Access to premium photo paper and supplies benefitting the club
- Membership $30 includes a membership in the Stage Nature Center
- Discount printing by Club members on professional printers