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'S ALMOST TIME!

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The conference is upon us.

Here is the full program for you to download, print and bring with you next week.

Download the GNPA Expo 2019 Program here

We have a great time in store for you and lots of prizes to give away. We’re looking forward to hosting you next week.


 
GNPA CHAPTER MEETINGS
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  • ALPHARETTA

  • COASTAL

    COASTAL CHAPTER

    2019 05 Ossabaw Island and Night Sky Photography Meeting

    May 6, 2019 - Ossabaw Island and Night Sky Photography

    Speakers
    Monday, May 6, 2019 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM 2222 Bull Street, Savannah, GA – The Creative Coast at The Labs We’ll be upstairs in the large meeting room. At this meeting we will again have two speakers... 1) Robin Gunn, Project Coordinator for the Ossabaw Island Foundation, will give a short overview about the history of Georgia's third-largest barrier island and its 1978 designation as Georgia's first Heritage Preserve. 2) Jamie Anderson will give a presentation on How to do Night Sky Photography. We will discuss everything you need to know: Location, Equipment, Camera Settings, Lens Selection and… Read More >>>
  • DECATUR

  • GRIFFIN

  • 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

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    May 16, 2019 - Clifford Martin will Present “Focus Stacking: A ‘How To’ Guide for Nature Photographers”

    Speakers
    The Smyrna Chapter of the GNPA is excited to have Clifford Martin present “Focus Stacking: A ‘How To’ Guide for Nature Photographers.” The meeting will begin at 7:00 pm at the Smyrna Community Center. Clifford Martin will be discussing the principles behind the process, and when it is appropriate for Nature Photographers to use this technique. The discussion will include techniques for taking the ‘stack’ photos, a list of camera models with focus stacking capabilities built-in, necessary equipment that is useful in taking the photos, and software used to process the images. There will be a… Read More >>>
GNPA FIELD TRIPS
  • GNPA FIELD TRIPS

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    May 4, 2019 - Wonderful Waterscape Adventure (Part 1) @ Lullwater Preserve & Houston Mill Falls

    Field Trips
    Join the GNPA for this members ONLY opportunity to photograph Waterscapes,Landscapes and all that goes with them. WHEN: Saturday, May 4, 2019 WHERE: VA Medical Center, 1670 Clairmont Rd, Decatur, GA 30033 Meet at the exit stairwell on the ground level of parking deck D, on the back of the VA med center property. TIME: 8 AM – 10 AM OPEN TO GNPA CURRENT MEMBERS ONLY Lullwater Preserve is on the Emory campus and has South Fork Peachtree Creek flowing through it. There is a small lake, an old gristmill dam, a swinging bridge, walking trails and plenty of beautiful scenery to photograph. Link:… 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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Rules and Competition Description: The next competition for the Chattahoochee Nature Center Gallery will be titled “On the Banks and Shores of Georgia”. Photos can be landscape, wild life, macro, close up, creative, or any other photograph. The…

GNPA Competions
Rules and Competition Description: The next competition for the Chattahoochee Nature Center Gallery will be titled “On the Banks and Shores of Georgia”. Photos can be landscape, wild life, macro, close up, creative, or any other photograph. The photo can be in color or monochromatic. All photos must represent scenes, conditions or wild life along the waterways, lakes, rivers, or oceans within the State of Georgia. The “hand of man” must not be the subject of the photo or represent more than 15% of the photo. Eligibility and General Rules: You must be a GNPA member to be eligible and entries… 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
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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 >>>