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 CHAPTER MEETINGS
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  • ALPHARETTA

    ALPHARETTA CHAPTER

    2019 06 EricBowles

    June 19, 2019 – “Black & White Nature Photography” with Eric Bowles

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    Wednesday, 7:00 pm LOCATION--Alpharetta Arts Center – 238 Canton Street, Alpharetta, GA. (Corner of Canton St. and Mayfield Rd.) Overflow parking, if required, will be at the Elementary school about 1 block from the Arts Center on Mayfield Road. 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 guests are invited to join us. We know the classic images of Edward Weston, Ansel Adams, and the modern classics of John Sexton and Vincent Versace. Their black and white images are still striking for their use of light and… Read More >>>
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  • DECATUR

    DECATUR CHAPTER

    2019 07 decatur competition

    July 11, 2019 - Decatur GNPA Chapter: Club Photo Competition

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    7 PM Thursday, Fernbank Science Center, 156 Heaton park Drive, Atlanta GA Enter your photos for a club competition GNPA Members Only The categories are macro, wildlife, and/or landscape. Horace Hamilton, Tom Simpson, and Jerry Black will serve as our judges. They will offer gentle critiques of our photos and award 1st, 2nd, 3rd and honorable mention ribbons to the winners. Size your photos to 1200 pixels on the longest side in jpg format. Label them as follows: For Macro: 1_TitleOfPhoto_YourName For Wildlife: 2_TitleOfPhoto_YourName For Landscape: 3_TitleOfPhoto_YourName (For example, John… Read More >>>
  • GRIFFIN

    GRIFFIN CHAPTER

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    July 2, 2019 - Processing a series of bracketed or HDR shots in Adobe Lightroom

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    On July 2, 2019, at Central Chapter in Griffin, GA, David Shively will explain and demonstrate these processes. The meeting will begin at 6:30 PM at the Spalding Senior Center, 885 Memorial Drive, Griffin, GA 30223. Members as well as interested potential members are invited. This meeting is free and open to the public. David will use photographs he has taken in his travels around the Pacific, and show how to use only Adobe Lightroom to process those images taken in an exposure bracketed sequence, or for purposes of creating an HDR image. David is an accomplished amateur photographer, and has… Read More >>>
    2019 08 griffin

    August 6, 2019 - Donna Thompson will conduct a Photography Show and Tell and Critique

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    Do you truly want to get better at photography? If you do, this session is right for you. On Tuesday, August 6, the Griffin Chapter of Georgia Nature Photographers Association in Griffin, GA, Donna Thompson will conduct a Photography Show and Tell and Critique. This meeting will be held in Conference Room (#109) of the Spalding Senior Center, Griffin, GA. Members as well as interested potential members are invited. The meeting is free and open to the public. Donna is extremely well qualified for this event, because she is not only an accomplished photographer, she also serves on the Fayette… Read More >>>
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    September 3, 2019 - Introduction to Basic LightRoom post processing Techniques

    Upcoming Meetings and Speakers
    On Tuesday, the Griffin Chapter of Georgia Nature Photographers Association in Griffin, GA, Art Stiles will explain and demonstrate some techniques for post processing images in Adobe LightRoom. This meeting will be held in Conference Room (#109) of the Spalding Senior Center, Griffin, GA. Members as well as interested potential members are invited. The meeting is free and open to the public. Using photos he has taken, Art will demonstrate most of the tools and techniques available in Adobe LightRoom to enhance and improve the original RAW images. He will explain the difference between global… Read More >>>
  • GWINNETT

  • 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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  • SMYRNA

    SMYRNA CHAPTER

    2019 06 Holmes night sky

    June 20, 2019: Cecil Holmes will present Night Sky Photography

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    The Smyrna Chapter of the GNPA is excited to have Cecil Holmes present “Night Sky Photography.” The meeting will begin at 7:00 pm at the Smyrna Community Center. This presentation will discuss the basics of capturing the beauty of the world above us. We will discuss the technical aspects of camera settings and why those settings are the right choice for this type of photography. We’ll cover shutter speed, aperture, ISO, focal lengths, focusing modes, etc. and how each of these plays an important role in the images we capture of the dark skies. We will talk about mobile apps used to locate the… Read More >>>
    2019 07 18 Dumas callalily

    July 18, 2019 Joyce Dumas will Present “The Dumas Method of Flower Photography”

    Upcoming Speakers List
    The Smyrna Chapter of the GNPA is excited to have Joyce Dumas present “The Dumas Method of Flower Photography.” The meeting will begin at 7:00 pm at the Smyrna Community Center. Members as well as interested potential members are invited. Joyce is a professional flower photographer and educator on flower composition and unique approaches to flower photography. In her presentation, she uses her work to illustrate photographic techniques in the hopes that other photographers will find something they can use in their own photography, whether the subject is a flower or not. In discussing flower… Read More >>>
GNPA FIELD TRIPS
  • GNPA FIELD TRIPS

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    May 25, 2019 - Wonderful Waterscape Adventure, part 2 “The Falls of Toccoa”

    Field Trips
    For GNPA Members ONLY! Join GNPA for a member ONLY opportunity to photograph Waterscapes, Landscapes and all that goes with them. Goal of our trip is to capture the beauty of each of the three waterfalls in the Toccoa Area, which is Russell Adams' hometown. Toccoa Falls drops 186 feet straight down, making it the highest, single drop waterfall in the Eastern US. But there are two other smaller waterfalls very close by, one of which is just outside the gate from Toccoa Falls. The other smaller waterfall is in Henderson Falls Park, just 5 minutes down the road. After lunch we can visit Yonah… Read More >>>
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    Feb 7-14, 2020 Yellowstone In Winter

    Field Trips
    The much anticipated Winter, 2020 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 6 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 8th through the 13th, 2020. Spaces Available: Only 16 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 the trip. JOIN THE GNPA Please note, registration will open in August.We… Read More >>>
    2019 06 Oatland Island GNPA

    June 15, 2019 - Oatland Island Wildlife Center Field Trip

    Field Trips
    8:00AM-11:00AM 711 Sandtown Road, Savannah, GA Join us at Oatland Island Wildlife Center on June 15th. With special permission we'll arrive at 8:00AM in some great morning light before it is opened to the public at 10:00AM when the light is usually not as good. If the gate is closed, ring the buzzer and let them know you are a GNPA Member and here for the photography field trip. Meet in the Visitor Parking Lot in back of the main building. REGISTER HERE Register Here Modify/Cancel Reservations By registering, you are agreeing to the standard GNPA Warranty and Liability Release (view here)… Read More >>>
    2019 06 obx trip 2

    June 17-20, 2019 Outer Banks, NC with Mark Buckler (2nd Trip)

    Field Trips
    THIS IS THE 2ND OBX TRIP ADDED DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND, WILL FILL VERY FAST SO DON'T WAIT! Begins at sunrise on the 17th and ends at noon on the 20th. 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… Read More >>>
    2019 06 obx horses

    June 20-23, 2019 Outer Banks, NC with Mark Buckler

    Field Trips
    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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    June 26th - July 2nd, 2019 - GNPA Photography Trip to Lubec, Maine to Shoot Puffins

    Field Trips
    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 >>>


COMPETITIONS
 
  •  GNPA COMPETITIONS

GNPA Competitions

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August 2, 2019 - Georgia Nature Photographers Association Enchanted Forests Photo Competition

GNPA Competions
presentsGeorgia Nature Photographers Association Enchanted Forests Juried Exhibit Dates: August 2-September 20, 2019Entry Deadline: July 6, 2019Awards: First Place $500, Second Place $250 & Third Place $125 Calendar: July 6 Deadline: Digital images, entry form and fee due July 13 Artwork acceptance notification via email July 23-27 Artwork delivered to Art Center August 2 Awards Reception 5-7PM, open to the public September 21 Pick up Artwork 12-4PM AWARDS: First Place: $500, Second Place: $250, Third Place: $125, plus Honorable Mention prizes THEME: Landscapes, Wilderness, Wildlife, anything… Read More >>>
2019 06 DOUBLE VISION

June 1, 2019 Double Vision 2019 Photo Competition

GNPA Competions
A Joint GNPA, CNC, and RFAA Contest/Exhibit at Chattahoochee Nature Center Overview: Georgia Nature Photographers Association (GNPA) will partner with the Chattahoochee Nature Center (CNC) and the Roswell Fine Arts Association (RFAA) for the 4th Annual Photo Competition and Exhibit that is to be included as part of the fall Atlanta Celebrates Photography event. The theme is titled Double Vision. Twenty-four (24) images will be selected in the contest to be exhibited in the CNC River Resource Gallery in Roswell, Georgia. These same images will be painted by artists from the RFAA. When brought… 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 >>>
 
GNPA WORKSHOPS &
NON-GNPA EVENTS - TRIPS - WORKSHOPS
 
  • GNPA WORKSHOPS
  • NON-GNPA TRIPS & WORKSHOPS
2020 01 winslett tetons

January 3-7, 2020 Winter in The Tetons

Non-GNPA Events & Activities
Where: Moose, Wyoming When: January 3-7, 2020 (Afternoon Friday, Jan 3 - Midday Tuesday Jan 7) Cost: $1995.00 GNPA Members receive a $150 discount. ENTER DISCOUNT CODE “GNPAWINTER” at checkout. REGISTER HERE: 2020 Winter in The Tetons - January 3-7, 2020 THIS IS NOT A GNPA SPONSORED EVENT Limit: 10 Participants Join us for 4 days of photographing Winter Landscapes and Wildlife in and around Grand Teton National Park January 3-7, 2020. We will photograph many iconic landscapes of the Tetons in the peak of winter. The wildlife should be abundant this time of year. In years past we have had… Read More >>>
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October 4-6, 2019 - The St. Simons Island Escapade with Alfie Wace

Non-GNPA Events & Activities
All are welcome to join us for a fantastic all-inclusive 3-day, 2-night Escapade to the beautiful barrier island of Little St. Simons! Privately owned and accessible only by boat, The Lodge on Little St. Simons Island has retained the charm and unhurried pace of coastal living of time past. Moss draped live oaks and glistening marshes surround comfortable accommodations for no more than 32 overnight guests. One of the true jewels that comprise Georgia's famed Golden Isles, this pristine 11,000-acre island is mainly composed of salt marsh, dunes and natural beaches where wildlife abounds! All… Read More >>>
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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 >>>