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.

 

2019 GNPA EXPO - It was a great time!

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The conference is over. It was a great success. Lots of inspiration and learning.

Here is a short video of the experience:

Look for a post Expo electronic survey.

Watch for our next Expo in 2020.


 
GNPA CHAPTER MEETINGS
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  • ALPHARETTA

  • COASTAL

  • DECATUR

  • GRIFFIN

    GRIFFIN CHAPTER

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    May 21, 2019 - Southeast Attractions for Photographers – Phillip Prichard

    Speakers
    The Griffin Chapter of Georgia Nature Photographers Association in Griffin, GA. The meeting will begin at 6:30 PM in the Women’s Center at Spalding Regional Hospital. The workshop and meeting are free and open to the public. NO Boot Camp Main Presentation: Southeast Attractions for Photographers – Phillip Prichard – Phillip will discuss his guide of attractions in the southeast that photographers may want to visit. He put this together for himself and other photographers; and is happy to share it with anyone who wants it. Keep in mind that this is a work in progress. It lists sites for… Read More >>>
  • GWINNETT

    GWINNETT CHAPTER

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    May 22, 2019 - Hank Ohme, Program Manager, Mill Creek Nature Center

    Speakers
    Cornerstone Coworking 279 W Crogan Street, Lawrenceville, GA Join members of the Gwinnett Chapter of GNPA and Hank Ohme, a retired computer programmer and Program Manager at the Mill Creek Nature Center, near Mall of Georgia. Photographing birds is fun, but you need to know a few important things, so you don't disturb the birds any more than necessary. Hank will share some of the things he has learned over the years about birds and how to avoid intimidating them. He will also show you images of birds he has seen in the local area and tell you where to find them. He loves photography, hiking,… Read More >>>
  • HAMILTON

    HAMILTON CHAPTER

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    May 21, 2019, Tuesday - John Rhodenzki (JR) JR will give a talk on the Introduction to filters and information on sales and service offered at Cameragraphics

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    **This will be our first meeting on a Tuesday, 21 May. We will continue to meet on the 3rd Tuesday of each month.** Doors will open at 6 PM; meeting will start at 6:30 PM John (JR) will give a talk on the Introduction to filters and information on sales and service offered at Cameragraphics. Below is the store website for those who are interested in visiting virtually, I've also included the street address if you decide to visit in person, which would be the best way. Only an hours drive from Columbus. Cameragraphics1625 E University DrSte 103Auburn, AL 36830WEBSITE Meeting will be held at:… Read More >>>
  • 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

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    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 >>>
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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    May 11-18, 2019 - Yellowstone Spring Bears, Bighorn Sheep, Buffalo and More

    Field Trips
    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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    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 >>>
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    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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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
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JUNE 15, 2019 - LIGHTROOM CLASSIC ESSENTIALS

Workshops, Educational Events & Other
A 5-hour hands-on class, 10:00 to 4:00 – Saturday, JUNE 15, 2019 Instructor: Michael Birnbaum When: Saturday, June 15, 2019 Where: Chattahoochee Nature Center training room Time: 10:00 to 4:00 (one hour break for lunch) Minimum of 7 attendees required, Maximum 18 Fee: GNPA Members: $35, rRegistration deadline: June 5, 2019 Information: email Kathy Aspy at Register: You must be a GNPA Member to Register REGISTER HERE About The Workshop: Do you have trouble organizing all your photos? Do you spend hours looking for that photo you took years ago? Do you want to be able to… Read More >>>
  • NON-GNPA TRIPS & WORKSHOPS
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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 >>>