All Speakers and Monthly Meetings


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June 14, 2016 Presentation on Natural Communities of Georgia by Dr. Leslie Edwards

Leslie is co-author of the latest book on the Natural Communities of Georgia, an update of the 1978 book by the late Charles Wharton on The Natural Environments of Georgia. This 675 page volume is filled with photographs and descriptions of the many natural areas that form the backdrop for much of the photography that our GNPA members shoot. Her presentation will provide an overview of these area including photographs and descriptions of these important places throughout the state. Leslie received her doctorate at the University of Georgia and her interests are biogeography, especially the… Read Announcement >>>

All Active Field Trips, Workshops and Events

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Sept 17-27, 2016 Glacier National Park Triple D Game Farm

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(This is Not a GNPA Field Trip or Event) Join us for Wildlife photography at the Triple D Wildlife Farm plus Landscape photography in Glacier. Triple D has over two dozen species to choose from. Triple D Shoot is September 23-27 Glacier National Park September 17-22 This is not a guided tour or GNPA event. All are welcome to join us for one or both events. Cost for Triple D is $900.00 for shoot plus transportation, lodging, food and drinks. For more information contact: Mary Jo Cox: Stewart Roach: Triple D Game Farm Read More >>>
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March 31, 2016 Gibbs Cardens Field Trip

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Location/ Directions: Gibbs Gardens 1987 Gibbs Drive, Ball Ground, GA 30107 770-893-1881 Site Directions: Go north on Hwy 400 for approximately 30 miles to Hwy 369. Turn left onto Hwy 369 heading West. Proceed approximately 12 miles and turn right on Yellow Creek Road. Continue on Yellow Creek road 6.4 miles and turn right on Gibbs Drive. Field Trip Leader(s): Primary Leads:Kip Stahl, Zawacki 404-431-6371 mobile Date: Thursday, March 31, 2016 Time: 9:00 AM We will meet in the main parking lot after they open the gates REGISTRATION: GNPA Current… Read More >>>
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July 14, 2016 - Watson Mill Bridge State Park Trip

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GNPA members only! One of the most picturesque state parks in Georgia, Watson Mill Bridge contains the longest covered bridge in the state, spanning 229 feet across the South Fork River. Built in 1885 by Washington (W.W.) King, son of freed slave and famous covered-bridge builder Horace King, the bridge is supported by a town lattice truss system held firmly together with wooden pins. This is an opportunity to photograph one of the few covered bridges remaining in GA. Also opportunity for many water flow shots, landscapes, hiking, macro, etc. For additional details and to register go the NE… Read More >>>
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Feb 4-9, 2017 Yellowstone In Winter

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The much anticipated Winter, 2017 trip to Yellowstone National Park will be hosted again this winter by Bob Waters and Chris Dekle. You won’t want to miss it. Our past 4 trips have been loved by all who went and we have a lot of former participants who are waiting to go again on this trip. DATES In-Park: February 4th through the 9th, 2017 with an optional 3 day add-on trip to Lamar Valley February 10-12, 2017. Spaces Available: Only 18 spaces are available. This trip sells out quickly so don’t delay Because of new insurance requirements, you must be a GNPA member before you can register for… Read More >>>
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Sept 29-Oct 2 - 2016 GNPA The Outer Banks Photo Weekend Field Trip

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Presented by Georgia Nature Photographers Associationand Mark Buckler Photography GNPA members are invited to join Mark Buckler on the Outer Banks for a spectacular photo tour and learning adventure. Mark, a professional photographer who lives on the Outer Banks, will take you to some of his favorite photo locations and provide instruction that will inspire your creativity. Dates Photo Locations/Subjects Optional HorseAdd-on Sessions Thurs. Sept. 29 Photograph Sunset Friday Sept 30 Photograph Early morning Classroom Session Photograph Late Afternoon Sat. Oct. 1 Photograph Early Morning… Read More >>>
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July 16, 2016 - Anderson’s Sunflower Farm Photo Shoot

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Saturday July 16th at 8 AM Between droughts, replanting, then heavy rains, the sunflowers at the Anderson Farm did not get much time to show their full glory. So, we will try again. The fields are large and also offer opportunities for butterflies and other insects, goldfinches and other birds, small rodents, and a swift colony that usually nest in the old barn nearby. But parking is limited and there is a fee of $10 per car so we will car pool. Meet at 8 AM at the Ingles Store on 6055 Bethelview Rd, Cumming, GA, which is just west of Hwy 400 at the Peachtree Blvd (hwy 141) exit in Cumming.… Read More >>>


GNPA Competitions

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June, 2016 - Joint GNPA and RFAA Contest/Exhibit at CNC: Double Vision

GNPA Competions
Overview: Georgia Nature Photographers Association (GNPA) will partner with the Chattahoochee Nature Center (CNC) and the Roswell Fine Arts Association (RFAA) for a new and unique Photo Competition and Exhibit that is to be included as part of the fall Atlanta Celebrates Photography event. The theme is Double Vision. Twenty-four (24) images will be selected in the contest to be exhibited in the CNC lobby in Roswell, Georgia. These same images will be painted by artists from the RFAA. When brought to the CNC for hanging, the photographic image and the painted image will be hung… Read More >>>
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2016-01 Blooms & Blossoms Exhibit Hung and Winners Selected

GNPA Competions
The Exhibit of the 18 finalist images from the Blooms and Blossoms Contest was hung in the Chattahoochee Nature Center (CNC ) lobby and judged on March 4, 2016. All of the images looked wonderful. Everyone is encouraged to stop by the CNC lobby and see the exhibit first hand. CNC is located at 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell, GA 30075. They are open Monday-Saturday: 10 am – 5 pm and Sunday: Noon – 5 pm. From the 18 finalists, the following images have been selected and awarded 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place ribbons. 1st Place: Martin Bozone - Water Lilies (Atlanta Botanical Gardens) 2nd Place: Sophie De… Read More >>>
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2016-01 The Road To Callaway

GNPA Competions
“The Road To Callaway” is a Georgia Nature Photographers Association (GNPA) photography event that will include all Chapters. Photographers will compete within the chapter they are associated with. There are four categories, Wildlife, Landscape, Macro and Nature as Art. Each Chapter will select three photographs for each category that best represents their chapter. Each Chapter will also select a Best in Show from their Chapter. These thirteen photographs from each Chapter will be on display at the Discovery Center at Callaway Gardens for the summer of 2016. All submissions will then be… Read More >>>

Non-GNPA Competitions


2016-10 Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association 2016 National Juried Photography Show

Non-GNPA Competitons
September 3 – October 9, 2016 Entry Deadline July 1, 2016 You are invited to enter the Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association (BRMAA) 2016 National Juried Photography Show. The 2016 BRMAA National Juried Show is open to all photographers, both amateur and professional, and all original photographic media, including film and digital images. Cash prizes totaling $3,000, including $750 for Best of Show, will be awarded. Best of Show - $750 (not eligible for another recognition) 1st Place in Nature - $400 1st Place in Fine Art - $400 1st Place in Digital Art - $400 2nd Place in Nature - $250 2nd… Read More >>>
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Regional Competitions

Non-GNPA Competitons
The GNPA keeps members aware of other competitions held in the region by other camera clubs and organizations. This is where you can find other competitions to gain recognition and win prizes. Read More >>>