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.


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    2019 08 Come Fly with the Big Birds GNPA

    August 5, 2019 - Come Fly with the Big Birds w/ Jerry Burnell

    Monday, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM The Creative Coast at The Labs2222 Bull St · Savannah, GA Join us for this wonderful presentation by Jerry Burnell on how to photograph big birds in flight. This meeting is FREE and Open to the Public. Jerry Burnell is known as a master jewelry designer and craftsman, a photographer, and a technical and yet strongly ascetics-based jewelry and photography judge. Jerry Burnell has competed in the year long Wichita Area Camera Club Photo competition six of the past fifteen years and has earned the coveted "Photographer of the year award" six times. He also has competed… Read More >>>


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    August 8, 2019—John Mariana: Artistic Photography Today—Re-Presenting Reality

    7 PM Thursday, August 8, 2019—John Mariana: Artistic Photography Today—Re-Presenting Reality Fernbank Science Center, 156 Heaton park Drive, Atlanta GA John Mariana’s inspiring presentation will open your eyes to “seeing and presenting the world in his own style, color palette, filled with the emotion he wants you to feel.” John will encourage us to See the world more artistically Expand our vision from photos to works of art Apply digital darkroom techniques to create original pieces of photographic art 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 >>>


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    July 24th – Ledra Woodlee, "Preparation, Patience & Perseverance - The Crafting of the Photograph"

    Wednesday, July 24th, 2019 7:00 PM Cornerstone Coworking 279 W Crogan Street, Lawrenceville, GA GREAT PHOTOS DON'T JUST HAPPEN.THEY TAKE EFFORT, PRACTICE, KNOWLEDGE AND RESEARCH. Tonight, Ledra Woodlee discusses everything that goes into getting the shot. From how to find the shots ... to crafting your vision ... she lets you in on her process. Ledra Woodlee, a local photographer with years of shooting and experience in photography instruction. Her company Natural Connections Photo Workshops, to provide local and travel workshops for nature and landscape photography. Ledra, loves what she… Read More >>>



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    July 27th, 2019 - Harris Neck Wildlife Refuge & Darien, GA Shoot and Eat

    Field Trips
    Saturday –– 6:30am-12:30pm Join us for a GNPA Field Trip to Harris Neck Wildlife Refuge for an early morning sunrise shoot starting at 6:30am. We will stop at several locations along the drive to photograph wildlife, e.g. herons, egrets, wood storks, and alligators. REGISTER HERE Register Here Modify/Cancel Reservations By registering, you are agreeing to the standard GNPA Warranty and Liability Release (view here) About 9:30am, we'll travel to Darien, GA to photograph the shrimp boats and marina life. At 11:00am, we'll stop at B&J's Steak and Seafood in Darien, GA for lunch. Keep Safety in… 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 >>>
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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 >>>


GNPA Competitions

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August 9, 2019 - 2019 Oatland Island Wildlife Center Competition Savannah Georgia

GNPA Competions
Oatland Island Wildlife Center will host a Photography Competition and Exhibit organized by the Coastal Chapter of Georgia Nature Photographer’s Association (GNPA) to help further the mission of the Oatland Island Wildlife Center of Savannah to provide guests with memorable experiences to help them make stronger connections to the natural world. OPEN Call to Photographers In partnership with the Oatland Island Wildlife Center in Savannah, Georgia, the Georgia Nature Photography Association - Coastal Chapter is organizing a 2nd Annual Nature Photography Competition and Exhibit. The categories… Read More >>>
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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 >>>

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 >>>


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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 >>>
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2019 Summer Black Bear Tours in Northern Minnesota with Bill Lee and Chris Norcott

Non-GNPA Events & Activities
Join Chris Norcott and Bill Lea as you walk among wild black bears in Northern Minnesota. Tour 1: May 19-23rd 2019 [ Full ]Tour 2: August 10-14th 2019 [6 spots open]Tour 3: August 16-20th 2019 [4 spot open]Tour 4: August 22-26th 2019 [ 1 spot open ] To inquire about 2019 Black Bear Tour Dates or to register: Where: Orr, MNPrice: $2,395.00 GNPA MEMBERS GET A $300 DISCOUNT (This increases to $500 if 4 or more GNPA members register.) When you sign up, they just need to mention that you are a GNPA member to claim the discount. The experience of a lifetime! – You will be… Read More >>>
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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 >>>