GNPA Chapter Updates

NW Atlanta Chapter Monthly Meeting Speaker

September 17 - Bill Campbell

2015 09 Bill CampbellCapturing the natural world in images is a passion that has driven Bill Campbell to photograph since he was very young. Believing that images can inspire others to understand and respect the fragile nature of our world, his mission has been to weave together elements of the beauty of our planet to represent the splendor of our temporary home.

A nationally recognized and award winning nature photographer, Bill’s credits include Outdoor Photographer, Birders World, Backpacker, PCPhoto and various other magazines. He has taught for Great American Photo Workshops, Rocky Mountain School of Photography, NANPA Roadshow and his own Campbell Digital Institute. He resides in Oak Ridge, Tennessee with his wife Rebecca. Between the two of them they have 5 boys, in various stages of post secondary education (be nice when they all are working and not just studying!).

He currently serves on the Board of NANPA (North American Nature Photography Association) as Past President. Besides his passion for nature photography, Bill has also been an Emergency Room physician for the past 22 years but is now concentrating on Wilderness Medicine to combine his passion and expertise in nature photography with his passion and expertise of medicine in wilderness settings.

NE Atlanta Chapter  Monthly Meeting Speaker

September 23, 2015 - NE Atlanta GNPA Print Competition

The Print Competition is open to all GNPA members and NE Atlanta GNPA Meetup Members with a maximum of 6 entries per member, with no more than 3 entries per category.

Entry fees are $5.00 per print or 3 entries for $10.00

Eligibility: Entries may NOT have won a ribbon (1st – Hon. Men.) in any previous GNPA competition (Print, Expo, Smokies, etc.) or been chosen for the Images of Nature at the Rectory, Fernbank Science Center or any CNC Exhibition.

Matting & Labels: Images must be matted and have a backing board with an identifying label.

  • Only single matted color or black & white prints with an outside matted dimension of at least 8X10 inches are acceptable. No framed work please.

  • Include the following on the identifying label place on the back:
    1. Name and email address

    2. Orientation arrow, to identify top side

    3. Date and general location the photo was made
  • Do not write on the photograph or on the front of the mat. (No signatures or copywrite of)

All entries must be received by 7:00 PM on Wednesday, September 23 at St. Edwards Episcopal Church. Please come early so we can get everyone signed in.


NC Atlanta Chapter Monthly Meeting Speaker

GNPA forms North Central Atlanta Chapter

The Board of GNPA is pleased to announce the formation of a new Chapter.  The North Central Atlanta Chapter will meet on the second Tuesday of each month from 7:00-9:00PM in the Cowee Weiss Theater at the Chattahoochee Nature Center (CNC) in Roswell, Georgia.

This Chapter will return GNPA to its roots where we began some 9 years ago. The Board previously committed its support of this Chapter pending a strong show of support at the organizational meeting on August 11, 2015. The organizational meeting had over 45 attendees and demonstrated a strong level of support for a Chapter located at CNC.  CNC has expressed a very strong interest in a re-invigorated relationship with GNPA and there are lots of prospective plans for collaborative events and activities.  We believe that there is an inherent commonality of mission shared by CNC and GNPA and that this will be a very exciting new Chapter for our Association.

North Central Atlanta Chapter Meeting Location:    

Chattahoochee Nature Center
9135 Willeo Road, Roswell, Ga.

Cowee Weiss Theater (lower floor of main building)

 Meeting Time:  Second Tuesday of the month starting September 8, 2015  7:00-9:00pm

Meet-up Group:  NC Atlanta Meetup

Central GA Chapter  Monthly Meeting Speaker

September 15, 2015 - Jeff Milsteen "It's a Small World After All"

“It’s a Small World After All”
A Practical Guild to Close-Up Photography
 by Jeff Milsteen

Close-up photography covers a number of photographic genres -- from nature to tabletop to abstract -- and presents limitless creative opportunities to photographers of all levels.  This presentation will focus on the tools and techniques needed to get up close and personal with small subjects.  We’ll explore the range of equipment that can be used and learn lighting and focusing methods that will enhance our ability to make successful macro images.  Join us for what promises to be an educational and entertaining evening!
Jeff has been an avid photographic enthusiast for over 25 years.  A past president of the Southeastern Photographic Society and Photographer of the Year of that organization for the last three years, Jeff’s work has been featured in local and national publications, as well as a variety of exhibits in the Southeast.  Jeff has been a frequent presenter and judge at photography clubs in the greater metro area and enjoys sharing his insights with other photographers.   You can see Jeff’s photography at or follow him on Flickr at

20150 CEN Mtg JeffMilsteen

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Coastal GA Chapter Monthly Meeting Speaker

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