The GDT considers itself a community of people with shared values connected by their passion for nature photography and their love for nature.
Our attitude is based on three pillars:
Q: How do I become a member?
It´s so easy: download all necessary documents here. For your application please return them to our administration office:
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Q: How much is the membership fee?
The regular fee for members from abroad is 103 Euro per year. This includes the subscription for the magazine forum naturfotografie.
Reductions (50 Euro annual fee) are available for teenagers under 18 years, pupils, students, unemployed people or handicapped people (> 80%). More information about membership fees.
Q: I have already submitted the form but have received no answer.
Processing your membership application usually takes 1-2 weeks. If you have not received an answer after this period of time, please get in touch with GDT administration.
Q: Do I need to become a member prior to applying for full membership?
Yes, you do. When submitting 20 photographs to apply for full membership, you need to be a regular GDT member already.
Q: Member, full member? What is the difference?
You can join the GDT as a member as you can with any other society or club. You will then have all the rights as a member according to the society’s rules.
In addition, you will have the possibility to apply for full membership by submitting a portfolio of 20 photographs. When your photos have been assessed and your application was rejected, you will receive a brief review of each image. If your application was accepted you will be granted full membership. This means you are allowed to add GDT to your name.
Full membership indicates distinctive / exceptional nature photography in accordance with technical standards and ethics of high quality as well as the values of the GDT. It is a quality mark for outstanding photographs.
Q: How do I gain GDT full membership?
If you are already a GDT member and you are interested now in becoming a full member, we will assess the quality of your photographic work on the basis of 20 application photographs. You will find information, the guidelines and recommendations for applying for full membership in the PDF files below. Please read that document very carefully!