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July 19, 2017 Dr. Renee’ Carlton will present “The Berry Eagles”

Upcoming Meetings and Speakers
Meeting starts at 7:pm in the ground floor Multi-Purpose Room of the Alpharetta City Hall, 2 Park Plaza, Alpharetta GA. Dr. Carleton is an Associate Professor of Biology in the School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences at Berry College. She will speaking to us about the Berry College Eagles. MeetUp Read Announcement >>>


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JUNE 28, 2017 - Adobe Certified Expert Rob Knight - Lightroom organization 101

7:00PM - Cornerstone Coworking 279 W Crogan Street, Lawrenceville, GA As most of know, Adobe Lightroom is a powerful tool for photographers to import, organize and edit their photos quickly and easily. Tonight, Rob Knight, Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop Lightroom will help you make the most of the software and develop an efficient workflow. This program is great for new Lightroom users, or experienced users who want to improve their Lightroom skill-set. This program is based on some of the Lightroom tools Rob uses every day. You’ll learn how to import, sort and organize your images in… Read Announcement >>>


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June 13, 2017 - “It’s a Small World After All” - A Practical Guide to Close-Up Photography with 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 (HINT - you don’t need an expensive macro lens!) 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 presentation!Jeff has been an avid… Read Announcement >>>


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July 20, 2017 Eric Bowles will present “Bird Photography”

Eric Bowles will present "Bird Photography - Matching Technique and Equipment to the Subject" at the July meeting of the Smyrna Chapter of GNPA. He will review four common types of birds found in Georgia - raptors, shorebirds, wading birds, and songbirds - and how to get the best photos in the habitat of those birds. He will also talk about gear, camera settings, lighting, behavior, and other factors as well as what makes a good photo. Eric Bowles is an Atlanta-based nature photographer specializing in the Southeastern United States. His work has been published in magazines, newspapers, and… Read Announcement >>>


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July 18, 2017 - Photograph the 2017 Solar Eclipse

Ed Zawacki will talk about photographing the upcoming Solar Eclipse and a field trip for that purpose. The meeting will begin at 6:30 PM at the Women’s Center, Spalding Regional Hospital. Members as well as interested potential members are invited. Georgia Nature Photographers Association (GNPA) invites you to an open discussion and learning opportunity. Plan and prepare NOW for photographing the August 21, 2017 Solar Eclipse. Don’t miss capturing this once-in-a-life-time event! GNPA’s Ed Zawacki leads our discussion, sharing his research, information from other presentations, and all he’s… Read Announcement >>>

All Active Field Trips, Workshops and Events


September 2017 - Glacier National Park, Triple D Game Ranch & National Bison Range

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Glacier National Park is a well known destination for photographers offering stunning landscapes, water, and macro photographic opportunities. What is not so well know is it's also a fantastic location for getting once in a lifetime shots of Grizzly Bear, Wolves, Mountain Lion, Fox (three varieties), Bobcat and Lynx. It’s an adventure that will leave you with lasting memories and plenty of pictures to commemorate the experience. Next year the GNPA is offering 14 lucky photographers the opportunity to photograph Glacier and wildlife. There are two dates, each limited to 7 photographers plus… Read More >>>
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March 4, 2017 Beauty in God's Nature" Exhibit by Steve & Connie White

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Exhibition Dates: March 1 until June 30, 2017 Artist Reception: Saturday, March 4 @ 1:30 - 3:30 pm. George Pierce Community Center 55 Buford Hwy, Suwanee, GA 30024 Enjoy the 50 Images of nature by Steve & Connie White during their 5-week road trip out west in 2015 and Alaska last year. Both are members of the Northeast Atlanta Chapter. Images from Colorado, Grand Teton & Yellowstone National Parks in Wyoming and Katmai & Denali National Parks in Alaska. Other images were taken in Ga., Fla., N.C. and Canada. Join Steve and Connie at the Special Artist Reception on Saturday, March 4 @ 1:30 -… Read More >>>
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Yellowstone NP Trip 2017 Images

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June 22, 2017 Poole’s Mill Covered Bridge & Gibbs Gardens

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The Gwinnett Chapter of GNPA is happy to announce a field trip to Poole’s Mill Covered Bridge & Gibbs Gardens, on Thursday June 22, 2017, at 7:30 AM. You must be a GNPA member to attend The event is open to all active GNPA members. QUESTIONS Contact: Ed Zawacki 404-431-6371 email: Register Here This field trip will take place in two locations. There will be an opportunity to photograph historic Poole’s Mill covered bridge, as well as surrounding water features. Then we will go to nearby Gibbs Gardens to photograph water, day lilies, reflection ponds, and many other… Read More >>>
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August 21, 2017 Field Trip for the 2017 Solar Eclipse

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Photograph the solar eclipse withGeorgia Nature Photographers Association (GNPA)! This is a GNPA MEMBERS ONLY field trip. WHEN: August 21 from 12:00 Noon – 4:30 PMWHERE: Niota, TN 37826 The field trip location is private property (an open field that is a 200 yard walk from where we will park the cars). We will set up almost at the dead center of the eclipse path. A building at the parking area contains two restrooms. The field will be mowed before the event. A few days prior to the event, detailed information will be sent out to registered participants (including directions, exact address,… Read More >>>
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July 15, 2017 Perry’s Water Garden Field Trip

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The Smyrna and Gwinnett Chapters of GNPA are hosting a field trip to Perry's Water Gardens on Saturday, July 15, 2017. You Must be a GNPA member to attend this event! 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 also get good reflections. There is also an opportunity for dragon flies/damselflies and other insects. Ducks have been seen in the ponds. Perry’s Water Gardens were named for Perry D. Slocum, internationally known hybridizer, who received the Water Lily Hall of Fame… Read More >>>
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January 15, 2018 - Costa Rica Photo Adventure for GNPA with Rob Knight and Tom Simpson

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Costa_Rica_2018_Trip.pdf Join GNPA member and workshop leader Rob Knight with his guest Tom Simpson for a brand new Costa Rica photography workshop that is exclusively for GNPA members. Rob has been leading photo workshops in Costa Rica since 2009. His annual Cost Rica Photo Adventure workshop each September is a mix of nature, wildlife and cultural subjects, but this GNPA trip is specifically geared toward nature photography. There will be lots of learning opportunities in addition to the unbelievable array of nature photography subjects. Join GNPA member and workshop leader Rob Knight with… Read More >>>


GNPA Competitions

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Joint GNPA, CNC, and RFAA Contest/Exhibit at Chattahoochee Nature Center “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 the 2nd 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 to the CNC for hanging, the photographic image and the painted image will… Read More >>>
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CNC Gallery Competition - "Look Closer" Macro/Close-up Photo Competition

GNPA Competions
The next competition for the Chattahoochee Nature Center Gallery will be titled "Look Closer". This will be a Macro/Close-up Photo Competition. Macro-photography is generally defined as life size (1:1) up to 3 times life size and usually requires special lenses or attachments. Close-­‐up photography usually is defined as the range of magnification from 1/10 the life size to 1/2 life size and usually can be done with standard lenses. Ideally we would like entries to be macro and near macro rather than simply close ups. Suggest that you think about photographing natural features, plants,… 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 >>>