Welcome to the GNPA, a group of photographers passionate about capturing the natural world around us! We are a large and rapidly growing club located in Georgia with 8 regional chapters around the state and many out of state members as well. We'd love to have you join us too.


GNPA ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
 
GNPA CHAPTER MEETINGS
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  • ALPHARETTA

    ALPHARETTA CHAPTER

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    December 19, 2018 – “Photo Opportunities as Stone Mountain” with Larry Winslett

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    Wednesday, December 19, 2018 @ 7:00 pm NEW LOCATION--Alpharetta Arts Center – 238 Canton Street, Alpharetta, GA. (Corner of Canton St. and Mayfield Rd.) Overflow parking, if required, will be along Canton Street. Doors will open at 6:30 pm. 6:30 to 7:00 pm will be time for socializing. Presentation will begin at 7:15 pm. Members as well as interested potential members are invited to join us. Ever wonder what there is to photograph at Stone Mountain other than the carving, grist mill, or train? Join Larry Winslett on December 19th, as he discusses his photography work and other activities as… Read More >>>
  • COASTAL

  • DECATUR

  • GRIFFIN

    GRIFFIN CHAPTER

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    January 15, 2019 - Bootcamp Workshop & Regular Meeting

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    On January 15, 2019, at Griffin Chapter of Georgia Nature Photographers Association in Griffin, GA, there will be a workshop followed by the regular meeting. The workshop, called Bootcamp, will begin at 5:15 in the Women’s Center, Spalding Regional Hospital. It will end at 6:15. The regular meeting will begin at 6:30 PMin the same location. Members as well as interested potential members are invited. The workshop and meeting are free and open to the public. Bootcamp: 5:15 – 6:15 PM – Controlling Light I. If you or someone you know are trying to learn more about taking control of your camera… Read More >>>
  • GWINNETT

    GWINNETT CHAPTER

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    January 23, 2019 – Horace Hamilton - Creating a dreamy, soft focus look to your images using the Orton Effect and other in camera and post processing techniques

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    7:00 PM Cornerstone Coworking 279 W Crogan Street, Lawrenceville, GA Doors open at 6:30pm, so come on down and visit with other photographers before the meeting starts. Get a good seat right down front. Come join the Gwinnett Chapter of GNPA and former state GNPA President Horace Hamilton for an educational and interactive presentation during which you will learn several techniques to convey a soft, moody atmosphere in your images. We will work with Photoshop to execute the Orton Effect which was created by abstract nature photographer Robert Orton in the 1980’s. We will also use the “glow”… Read More >>>
  • HAMILTON

  • LAKE COUNTRY

    LAKE COUNTRY CHAPTER

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    NEW GNPA CHAPTER FORMING

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    RENA JOHNSON IS FORMING A NEW GNPA CHAPTER IN THE LAKE SINCLAIR AREA FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT RENA AT: Read More >>>
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FIELD TRIPS
  • GNPA FIELD TRIPS

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    October 20-26, 2019 - Photographing the Columbia River Gorge with Larry Winslett

    Field Trips
    Leader: Larry Winslett for the Georgia Nature Photographer’s Assoc. (GNPA) Limited to 12 people Per Person Fee: $945 - Does not include lodging, food or transportation. QUESTIONS: Contact: Horace Hamilton - 12 GNPA members will have an opportunity to enjoy a bucket list type photo adventure with Larry filled with waterfalls, dramatic scenery, fall color and wonderful camaraderie in the Great Pacific Northwest this coming October. Imagine a place where primeval can be accessed. A place that is both dynamic and yet timeless. A place where one can escape the real world and… Read More >>>
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    June 26th - July 2nd, 2019 - GNPA Photography Trip to Lubec, Maine to Shoot Puffins

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    Trip Leader: Tom Simpson Schedule: June 26th through to July 2nd, 2019 (6 nights) Limit: Limited to 14 GNPA Members Cost: $800 per person What’s included: Two planned Puffin boat trips (see caveat below): One afternoon Whale Watch for the whole group Other side trips planned to shoot light houses, Campobello (FDR Home and passport required), and regional National Wildlife Refuges and numerous scenic locations based on interests of the group. Take a look at the photos from the 2018 Trip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwi0RBYm-5M Deposit due date: Non-refundable deposit of $500 due by… Read More >>>
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    June 20-23, 2019 Outer Banks, NC with Mark Buckler

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    Begins at sunrise on the 20th and ends at noon on the 23rd. Price: $495 - does not include transportation, lodging or food. Recommended lodging will be provided after registration. Limited to 10 Photographers OPEN TO GNPA MEMBERS ONLY The Outer Banks of North Carolina is a paradise for photographers. This scenic ribbon of sand offers spectacular sunrises over the waters of the Atlantic Ocean and fantastic sunsets over the waters of the expansive Sounds. Natural areas abound (with abundant wildlife) in the Outer Banks region with 8 National Wildlife Refuges, 2 National Seashores, numerous, Read More >>>
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    May 11-18, 2019 - Yellowstone Spring Bears, Bighorn Sheep, Buffalo and More

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    WHEN: MAY 11-18, 2019 WHERE: YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK It is Spring Time In Yellowstone, the bears our just out of their dens and there are new cubs everywhere. Cinnamon, black and grizzly bears are out in force looking for food after a long winter's sleep. The buffalo have new calves and they are hyper active playing, jumping and Read More >>>
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    March 7 -12, 2019 - 8th Annual Circle B Photography Event for GNPA

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    In 2019, this 7th Circle B photography trip will offer many opportunities to shoot wildlife and landscapes within several great refuges and wildlife areas in Florida. As for every previous Circle B trip, this one will also be a little different. This time we will focus on only two bases of operations - the first location will be the Wakulla Lodge including their beautiful jungle cruise and shooting sunrise and wildlife at St Marks NWR. The second base of operations will be the Terrace Read More >>>
  • NON-GNPA FIELD TRIPS & EVENTS
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    Dec. 14-18, 2019 - Pacific Northwest Eagles and More Winter Photography Workshop

    Non-GNPA Events & Activities
    THIS IS A NON-GNPA TRIPThis announcement is for information only (GNPA MEMBERS GET A 10% DISCOUNT) TRIP IS OPERATED BY: Bonnie Block Field and Farm Photography.com and Nancy Elwood Naturesportal.net A wonderful opportunity to spend time photographing in the beautiful Skagit River Valley, home to a large variety of wintering raptors, shorebirds and waterfowl. The focus of this workshop will be Bald Eagles that are in large numbers on the local rivers. We will also have many chances to see Snow Read More >>>


COMPETITIONS
 
  •  GNPA COMPETITIONS

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    Feb. 27, 2019 - 4th Annual Tribute to ANSEL ADAMS – “Black & White Competition”

    GNPA Competions
    Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 6:30 PM to bring print & 7:00 PM Meeting startsCornerstone Coworking 279 W Crogan Street, Lawrenceville, GA The concept and goal of “Stand in Ansel Adams Footsteps” is to shoot in Monochrome (Black & White) photograph to emulate as close as you can the style or feel of his work. Open to any current GNPA member regardless of home chapter. As most of his work was great black and white (monochrome) landscapes from the Western U.S. Remember, as he did…study your scene and consciously decide how and what you will photograph. Visit YouTube for videos and interviews… Read More >>>
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    GNPA & Non-GNPA Competitions

    GNPA Competions
    If no entries appear in a category, there are no scheduled competitions. GNPA OPEN COMPETITIONS NON-GNPA COMPETITIONS Read More >>>
  • NON-GNPA COMPETITIONS

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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 >>>