Rick Sammon & Kristi Odom & Awards Ceremony: Virtual MAPV is Saturday November 7, 2020

We are excited to announce that the renowned photographer and educator Rick Sammon and Nikon Ambassador Kristi Odom are the speakers for the virtual Mid-Atlantic Photo Visions on Saturday November 7, 2020. You can register to attend their FREE online presentations now by clicking here.

How to Get Motivated & Stay Inspired: Saturday 11/7/20, 1:00 to 2:00 pm

Rick Sammon
Rick Sammon

Rick Sammon shares his “Top Ten” list of how to get inspired and how to stay motivated. Rick will discuss and expand upon a variety of simple ideas, including: Steal, Search, Share, Join, Learn, Change, Travel, Enjoy, Look, and Walk.




Photographing Local Biodiversity: Saturday 11/7/20, 4:30 to 6:30 pm, starting with the MAPV 2020 Photo Contest Awards Ceremony

Kristi Odom
Kristi Odom

Northern Virginia is a hotspot for insect and bird life — not only is it on a major migration route, but it has a unique location between two diverse Atlantic ecosystems. Learn a few tricks and techniques on how local Nikon Ambassador, Kristi Odom, uses her camera to capture local wildlife. You can use these tips and techniques anywhere, but you really don’t need to travel far.




MAPV Photo Contests Are Happening in 2020

ENTER THE COMPETITIONS starting on August 17 if you are a member of one of our eight organizing clubs. For nature competition info, click here. For photo art competition info, click here.

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram as we announce the results of MAPV competitions in the fall of 2020, especially the new subcategories for Photo Arts: Architecture, Abstract, Documentary & Street, Still Life, Sports & Action and Other.

The ten finalists from the MAPV High School Photo Contest are decided and you can see them online by clicking here. We’ll announce the grand prize winner during our virtual awards ceremony on November 7 — good luck to all the students! And thank you so much to their teachers.

MAPV 2021 at the Hylton Center in Manassas, Virginia

We hope that you are taking care of yourself, your family and your friends. With that priority in mind, the board of directors postponed the first in-person Mid-Atlantic Photo Visions event, formerly Nature Visions Photo Expo, until the fall of 2021.

The change of our name reflects that we provide education on all photography genres, not just nature. Thank you for your interest in Mid-Atlantic Photo Visions. We hope to see you online soon!


Punit Sinha

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