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Nature Photographers Network™
Membership Set-up Guide

Welcome to the Nature Photographers Network™!

To begin using the site, complete Step 1 below (Steps 2 and 3 are optional and if you wish, can be completed at a later date). You can also access this membership Setup Guide at a later date via the link in the Membership drop-down menu.

Step 1 - Registration

To post photos, topics and comments in the NPN forums and galleries, you must first register using the 14-digit membership number that we sent to you in the "Welcome to the Nature Photographers Network" email. If you have purchased a membership but have not received the welcome email, please contact us at!

CLICK HERE to begin the registration process and then select the Forum Registration button in the second section (the registration screen will open in a new window). All fields at the top of the registration screen marked with an asterisk must be filled in to activate your registration! On the registration screen, a Click here for registration help link can be found on top of the screen.

Note - the "Personal Websites and Services Offered" section and all sections below it can be completed after you have registered (feel free to skip those sections for now). Once you have registered, you can complete those sections on your Preferences screen, a link to which can be found in any of the NPN galleries in the dark gray bar of the forum/gallery info box at the top of the page (you must be logged-in for the dark gray bar to appear);

Step 2 (Optional) - Tell us about yourself!

We invite all Premium Members to post their photo in our new Member Photo Gallery and to tell us a little about yourself. Short of meeting in person, there is no better way of getting to know fellow members of the Nature Photographers Network™. We look forward to seeing you there!

More tips and suggestions on how to get the most out of your NPN membership can be found here.

Step 3 (Optional) - Online Portfolio

As a Premium Member, you are entitled to a 120-image online portfolio on the web site. Full instructions on setting up your portfolio can be found on the web site - begin with the "Getting Started" link on the right side of the Home page. Please note that separate registrations are required for the PhotoPortfolios and NPN websites.

    PhotoPortfolios Icon Link

Premium Members can establish an icon link to their portfolios in the NPN forums and galleries by doing the following;

  1. Go to PhotoPortfolios ( From the main page in the Member Resources section, Manage Portfolio > Log in (if you are not already so) > Edit Your Preferences. On the Edit Your Preferences screen, you will see the following;

    Direct URL to your portfolio (case-sensitive, only characters A-Z, a-z, 0-9 and _ allowed):
    The box after will by default show your log-in name, or the name you changed it to. Record the name in the box or place it on your clipboard.

  2. Enter forums and then select the Preferences link in the green navigation bar (Log in if the Preferences link does not appear). On the Preferences screen, you will see the following;
    By default, the box will be empty on this page. Simply type in the same name that was entered in the box on the PhotoPortfolios screen (or right-click and paste if you placed it on your clipboard) and then click the "Submit Registration Information" button. Your portfolio icon should now appear.

Note - If you change the name in the box at a later date, the portfolio link will only work correctly on all new posts in the forums.

Important Notice! Please keep us informed of any change in your email address!

If you have any questions or need any assistance setting up your membership benefits, please feel free to contact me at


Donna Erhardt
NPN Membership Coordinator

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