The Friends of Hagerman Nature Photo Club meets bimonthly at Hagerman NWR for a technical program and photo sharing. The club is open to anyone interested in nature photograph, regardless of experience or type of equipment. Visitors are welcome; for those who wish to join, dues are just $5 per year, however, membership in the Friends of Hagerman NWR is required.
The Nature Photo Club sponsors the Photographer of the Month program, semi-annual photo safaris on the Refuge, and an annual Refuge photo contest. Club members also participate in photography projects on behalf of the Friends and the Refuge.
The Friends of Hagerman Nature Photography Club hosted the 4th annual Spring Photo Safari on April 21, 2012, and the Fall Photo Safari on October 20, 2012, on the refuge grounds. Groups of 2-3 participants were placed with a leader who was knowledgeable about the refuge and photography. These events are open to photographers of all experience levels and with all camera types. Advance registration is required, watch for dates for 2013 events. (Photo - Jack Chiles, Spring Safari Leader, taken by Leader Skip HIll)