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I2019 04 Canyonn this informative and fun filled presentation, Canon Explorer of Light Rick Sammon will begin by sharing his people, wildlife, landscape and travel pictures from around the globe illustrating creative visualization for photographers.

For every image, Rick will share a photographic technique, digital darkroom tip, or a photo philosophy. He will cover composition, seeing the light, controlling the light, playing with the light, HDR, setting goals and getting/staying motivated.

This is not just a slide show of pretty images. Rick is here to share what he’s learned over his many years as a professional photographer. As Rick “takes” us on a visual journey through the exciting world of digital photography, he will share some of his favorite Lightroom and Photoshop enhancements.

WHEN: APRIL 13, 2019 - 10AM - 4PM

WHERE: Norcross Cultural Arts and Community Center
10 College St NW, Norcross, GA 30071

FEE: $90.00 Per Person, $75 for GNPA Members who have previously registered for the 2019 GNPA Expo.

CANCELLATION POLICY:  A registrant who is unable to attend for any reason and cancels before April 1st, will be charged $25 cancellation fee. NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN AFTER END OF DAY MARCH 31, 2019.


About Rick:

2019 04 Wildebeast RunCanon Explorer of Light and award-winning photographer Rick Sammon loves his day job. A tireless, prolific and inspirational image maker, Rick, called by some “The Godfather of Photography,” is one of the most active photographers on the planet dividing his time between creating images, leading photo workshops, and making personal appearances.

Rick has written 38 books on photography and has 14 on line classes on Kelby One. Rick gives about a dozen seminars and workshops each year around the country and around the world.

Rick’s enthusiasm for digital imaging is contagious. He is a man on a mission - a mission to make digital photography fun, creative, exciting and rewarding for others.

Rick’s latest books are:

Creative Visualization for Photographers and Evolution of an Image and Exploring Photographic Exposure.

While Rick describes himself as “evolving,” he hesitates to categorize his work.

“I’m an A to Z type of photographer. I do it all and I enjoy the freedom of not specializing.”  With nearly 40 years of experience this self-taught photographer has many accomplishments and many more anticipated for the road ahead.  As Rick suggests, “When you are through changing, you are through.”

Visit with Rick at http://ricksammon.com/   Rick can be contacted at .

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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 GNPA members and friends are invited to join us on this Escapade!  Read more and click here to reserve your spot!

  • Rate: $920 per guestroom (twin or King) based on double occupancy.   
  • GNPA 10% discount code: GNPA
  • Rate is all-inclusive of lodging, transportation, meals, activities, amenities and recreational gear for entire weekend.
  • Deposit: A 50% per person deposit ($460) is required not later than January 31, 2019 with balance payable by June 1, 2019. 

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This 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

2019 12 baldeagleA 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: Dec. 14-18, 2019 - Pacific Northwest Eagles and More Winter Photography Workshop