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North Central Chapter of GNPA – July 12 Special Presentations

7 PM at Chattahoochee Nature Center In the interest of considering opportunities for GNPA members to take their photography to a new level, the NC Chapter in July will discuss the prospects for involvement in supporting other 501(c)(3) organizations. No commitments for now but the evening will present opportunities under the heading of “Photography for the Greater Good: making a Difference” (David Middleton). Three presentations that illustrate the application of this theme will be given by Eric Bowles, Rob Knight, and Margery Diamond. Their bios and topic summaries are below. Speaker: Eric… Read Announcement >>>


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July 5, 2016 "Eat & Shoot" - dinner and beach photography

During the summer months, we take advantage of the longer days with a program called “Eat & Shoot” where we get together for dinner and then head to the beach for photography. Details and updates for all Chapter Meetings can be found on MeetUp: Or you can contact for more information. Also, be sure and join the GA Coastal Chapter Meet-Up to keep informed about the group's activities. 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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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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June 25, 2016 - Anderson’s Sunflower Farm Photo Shoot

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Saturday June 25th at 8 AM (Date change, flowers are popping sooner than expected) 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… Read More >>>
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July 16, 2016 Perry’s Water Gardens Field Trip

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Sunday, July 10, 2016 Perry’s Water Gardens were named for Perry D. Slocum, internationally known hybridizer, who received the Water Lily Hall of Fame Award in 1986. Perry’s Water Gardens is a Wholesale/Retail Aquatic plant nursery established in 1980 by Perry D. Slocum and is known for shipping high quality mature plants. It is located in Cowee Valley, located in the beautiful Western North Carolina Mountains. This is an opportunity to photograph different types of water flowers, including lotus, lilies, and other nymphaea. There are multiple ponds to walk around and possible get good… Read More >>>
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Aug. 6-7, 2016 Brasstown Bald Astral Photography Field Trip

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Evening of August 6 into the morning of August 7, 2016 We'll meet at 9:15 PM August 6 at Brasstown Bald parking area, clouds and weather permitting. This is a late night opportunity to practice what we have learned from Speaker Carl Fredrickson on 'Astral Photography' at the July 27 Northeast Atlanta Chapter monthly meeting. We will shoot the Milky Way, Stars, Star Trails, & Perseid meteor showers, and any critters that happen along. Brasstown Bald rises 4,784 feet above sea level and its peak looms half a mile above the surrounding valleys. It is the highest natural point in all of Georgia.… Read More >>>


GNPA Competitions

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June, 2016 The Road To Callaway Winning Images

GNPA Competions
The Road To Callaway event was a great success but, it would not have been possible without the support from each of you. I would like to express my appreciation to all who participated. It is estimated that over 1000 entries were judged at the chapter levels and the top three selections from each chapter in Wildlife, Landscape, Macro and Nature As Art are now on display at the Discovery Center at Callaway Gardens. I would also like to thank our jurors for this event, who had the very difficult task of selecting the top three in their respective categories and the Best In Show. Our jurors… Read More >>>
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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 >>>

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 >>>