Hello to all! I am the founder and creator of Nature Photographers Online Magazine, Inc. and the Nature Photographers Network, which made its Internet debut in April of 2000.
As a long-time amateur photographer, I developed an interest in web site construction in 1999. During this time I participated in a number of online photo forums, but was never really satisfied with my experience. What irked me the most was the "flaming" and other unpleasant conduct that seemed to be endorsed by the owners of those sites. As my web page construction skills grew, I decided that it was time to create a new nature photography site that would combine the best of what the current sites offered while avoiding their short comings. This "new model" would include:
Beyond my interest in creating unique Internet resources, to this day I remain an avid amateur photographer in awe of the incredible nature photography being posted on NPN. I am humbled to be your host and will continue to strive to provide the best online experience possible to all nature photography enthusiasts. This is why NPN was created and will always remain it's mission.
Thank-you for visiting NPN - I look forward to your participation!
e-mail Jim Erhardt