Dear Friends,

Welcome to CNP!

If your age is 22 years or less please use this below link to register -

Young CNPian Membership Request. As a young CNPian you will get an additional gallery (Young CNPian Gallery) to post your images to.

We are a non-commercial friendly group of nature photographers with a keen interest in creativity and art of expressions!

Unlike other nature photo sharing forums on the net here we have a narrow focus on creativity and art in nature photography. Please do make sure you are interested in this aspect of nature photography before sending us your membership request !

Members of CNP may not appreciate all typical nature portraits with beautiful background (made by lens). We clearly want to see what *you* have to show as a photographer beyond the equipement you are using. We don't have any interest is discussing merits of different lenses, cameras, Canon vs. Nikon etc. We really don't care whether you use 600mm F4 with latest pro body which fires shutter at 12 FPS or a Coolpix point and shoot or a starter SLR body with a kit lens which you could afford. We strongly believe any camera system can be used as a tool to make world class memorable images if we think before pressing the shutter.

Our interest is only in originality and art of expressions. Please read our posting guidelines to know more.

Have you reached reading till here ? **Please do read the guidelines above** and make sure you do want to be part of this group.

If that caution did not deter you and you still are sure to be part of this group :) then here is how you can become a contributing member of CNP (membership is free).

First please read our Terms of Use. You need to agree to this to become a member of the group. Please send us a mail at with following details

1. Subject line of the mail : Membership Request to CNP

2. Content (Please do read the terms of service and explicitly state the same in your membership request as noted below)

I have read through your posting guidelines and Terms of Use of Creative Nature Photography (CNP) Website and I agree to the Terms of Use of CNP. I would like to become a member of CNP.

My name (mandatory) : Your real name goes here.

My location (mandatory) : Your city & country

My preferred user id (You have to use your real name here and is mandatory. Please don't give us multiple choices for user ID) Your user id to login to CNP.

We will not create accounts with cryptic characters. It will make our life difficult to address you in the forum if you use cryptic user names.

We will create an account with this name and your E-mail address which you used to send us your request.

My photographic work : Link to your website/Facebook profile/Flickr Album/Picasa Album if any.

If you don't have your work on the web then please send us 3 images having 1000 pixels in longer side and less than 500K bytes in size which you think is in line with the vision of CNP. Please don't mail us high resolution files (including raw/tiff).

By now you might know we have a very narrow focus here, we do want to build team of photographers who are really interested in art and creative aspects of nature photography - not the hit and run type :)

Please be prepared to share your thoughts on the images you post and please be prepared receive some honest feedback on your images. You don't need to take them at all but members are encouraged share their views. Take them when it makes sense to you, ignore gently if those don't make sense to you. You will not receive all "wow" and "ah" for every image you post. We sincerely believe we will not grow as photographers if we are closed to some hard and honest critiques on our images!

If your interest matches with our vision for CNP then after we receive your request and going through your profile of images we will create your account and will get back to you at the earliest. Based on the images you share, if we think your interest may not match the vision we have for the platform we may not honor your request. Please don't feel bad if we do so. Based on the past history we have accepted about 75% of the requests that we receive. If we don't accept your request it is no reflection on quality of your work. It is just that your taste may not match the interest of the members of group. We will not create your account if you don't explicitly state that you have read and agree to the Terms of use of CNP as mentioned in the format above.

If we are in the concrete jungle (Bangalore) we may create your account within a week. If we are away in real jungle doing photography it might take a week to 15 days. Please bear with us till then.

Please help us critique as many images as you can. Quality is more important than quantity. Short/One word social network comments (Facebook like "Beautiful", "Wow", "I like it", "great" etc are just useless and we are not counting them here!!

Do you like 200 "Wows" as a critique on your image or just 1 meaningful insight?

We strongly believe a critique of an image is a creation in itself. Use this as an opportunity to share your inner thoughts. What you think works and what can be improved further can be a good starting point.

We would love to have you as part of the CNP family. It is a forum to learn from everyone like you. Please don't assume that the moderators of CNP know more than what you do!

Thanks for your interest!

- CNP Staff.