What are the benefits?
NANPA’s Instagram account has more than 16,500 followers. As volunteer curator Teri Franzen said, curation can “boost your visibility with other nature photographers. Through curating and supporting takeovers, I have made a lot of connections and met new friends and many wonderful photographers. Growing my own Instagram following was a nice bonus that I hadn’t anticipated.” Alyce Bender agrees, saying that curating has given her the “ability to network with a number of other photographers, with NANPA’s Instagram account being the initial contact point.”
You get exposure to the best practices of Instagram and marketing via Instagram. Much of what you learn can be put to use improving the reach and results of your own Instagram efforts.
You get to work with Iconosquare, a leading Instagram scheduling and analytics tool. It’s like a free trial where you can learn the ins and outs of the service and decide whether it’s the right fit for you and your own account. Meanwhile, you’re discovering what elements you do want in a social media tool.
This is an opportunity to give back to the nature photographer community, help NANPA, meet more NANPA members, learn some new tricks, expand your own community of photography friends, grow your social media following and, last but not least, revel in the warm and fuzzy feelings of volunteering.
Contact us to volunteer or learn more about becoming an Instagram curator or any of the other NANPA volunteer opportunities, from helping at the 2023 Nature Photography Summit in Tucson next May to serving on a NANPA committee.