Nature Division Study Groups

Nature Division
Study Groups

Wendy McIntosh


Nature Study Group members have their images evaluated by their peers. PSA members can join a Nature Study Group by completing the enrollment form below. The membe's PSA membership number is required to complete enrollment. Additional Study Groups can be established when there is enough interest. Nature Study Groups can also be formed to address a specific theme.



Submit Image(s): 1st of January, March, May, July, September, & November

Submit comments: 1st of next month

Commentator's comments: 15th of next month

The Nature Digital Study Group rounds take place every other month. Each Study Group member submits an image in each round. The deadline for submitting the images is the 1st of the month in January, March, May, July, September, & November and the deadline for submitting comments is the 1st of the following month (February, April, June, August, October, & December). This schedule is designed to accommodate vacations or other group member activities without holding up the round and to allow for careful consideration of constructive comments regarding the members' images. The Commentator adds his/her thoughts after the group members have commented.


There is no fee for this activity. PSA Membership is required. To enroll in a Nature Division Study Group, complete the online Enrollment Form.

Biography & Portrait

Study Group members are asked to submit a brief Biography and an "environmental" portrait before submitting their first image so the rest of the members of the group can get to know the new member on a more personal basis. The Bio should include information regarding the digital equipment the member uses and what digital software they use. This information helps the other members and the Commentator make their comments concerning digital techniques and tips more meaningful and useful.

Preparing Images & Image Description

Scoring and Comments

Nature Study Groups