Join the GNPA for this members ONLY opportunity to photograph Waterscapes,
Landscapes and all that goes with them.

2019 04 Houston Mill Falls Dekatur GA 350 ResizedWHEN:  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.

LinkEmory Lullwater Facts and Places  or  Atlanta Trails Emory Lullwater Trails

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Gwinnett Chapter Trip Leader(s): Russell Adams 770-833-1195 and Kip Stahl 770-330-2412

Equipment: Tripod, multiple lenses from Macro to Telephoto. Polarizer or other filters are also recommended.

2019 04 Lullwater Preserve Remnants 2 ResizedPersonal safety is ALWAYS of THE utmost importance.

Nature photography includes inherent risks which all participants must evaluate for themselves as to the safety of any activity based on their personal abilities. Be constantly aware of your surroundings and any potential hazards which could result in injury to you or others. Do not place yourself in danger!

By registering, you are agreeing to the standard GNPA Warranty and Liability release.

Remember, as with any field trips, do not leave anything out in your car while on the trails.  Keep any possessions in trunk of your car. Always take a trash bag to pick up and clean while on field trips.  Only leave footprints behind, nothing else!

2019 03 Harris Neck Wildlife Refuge gnpaWHEN: Saturday , 7:15am-10:30am

Open to Current GNPA Members Only

Come out to Harris Neck Wildlife Refuge to photograph nesting Woodstorks, Herons, Egrets and other birds. We'll also see other wildlife such as alligators and turtles.

We'll meet in the entrance parking lot at 7:15am. If you are a little late, you'll find us at the first stop - Woody Pond.

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Bring camera, lens, tripod. Bring insect repellent if needed and water. Don't be afraid to ask questions. We're here to help in any way we can.

Be aware of your surroundings at all times. Alligators are plentiful in the refuge. Water Moccasins can also hang out by the water. If you leave the animals alone and maintain a safe distance, more than likely they will leave you alone.

Join the GNPA on this members only opportunity to photograph Old Buildings,
Sweetwater Creek, Wild Flowers, and Landscapes.
 2019 04 mcdaniel farm park 2
WHEN: Saturday, April 6, 2019 - NO CHARGE
 
WHERE: McDaniel Farm Park Historic Site at 3251 McDaniel Road, Duluth GA.
 
TIME: 7:30 AM – Meet in the Parking lot at the end of McDaniel Road NW. No real limit to how long anyone would like to stay. County Park and it remains open till dusk.
 
OPEN TO GNPA CURRENT MEMBERS ONLY
 

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This former cotton farm is relatively unchanged since its drawing in the 1820 land lottery. In the early 1900s, it was a thriving farm. In later years the farm housed sharecroppers and experienced the struggles of the Great Depression and the boll weevil.
 
This story comes to life in the property’s original barn, well house, chicken coup, blacksmith shed and restored tenant farmer house.

McDaniel Farm Park hours are 10:00 to 16:00 however; the Trails are open from Sunrise to Sunset.  There is no site charge. Travel and any meals are at member expense.

Trip Leaders: Kip Stahl 770-330-2412 (mobile) and Don Stewart.

  1. Personal safety is of utmost importance. Nature photography includes inherent risks which all participants must evaluate for themselves as to the safety of any activity based on their personal abilities. Be constantly aware of your surroundings and any potential hazards which could result in injury to you or others. Do not place yourself in danger!
  2. By registering, you are agreeing to the standard GNPA Warranty and Liability release.
    You may want to bring water, snacks, or lunch. Depending on the weather, you may need bug repellant and Sun Screen. Wear comfortable walking shoes that can get wet/muddy (hiking boots or shoes).
Equipment: Tripod, multiple lenses from Macro to Telephoto. Polarizer or other filters are also recommended.
 
Remember, as with any field trips, do not leave anything out in your car while on the trails. Keep any possessions in trunk of your car. Always take a trash bag to pick up and clean while on field trips. Only leave footprints behind, nothing else!
 
 
gardenLocation: 3251 Panthersville Rd,
Decatur, Ga. 30034 Parking lot 5
9AM

Open to Current GNPA Members Only.

No Fee. ONLY 15 Spaces Available

The Grounds are situated in a flood plain near a tributary of the South River creek. Website

There are two main garden areas:

  1. The Native Botanical Garden and The Ferns Of The World.
  2. The Native Plant Garden features several areas including Shade and Sun perennials and shrubs. Many trails wind through our shade gardens. There are over 4000 species of native, rare, and endangered plants indigenous to the Southeast and U.S. Also featured in the garden is the Ferns of the World exhibit which has been expanded several times. The Garden has bog plants, native trees, shrubs, vines, ferns and perennial plants.

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This is an excellent opportunity to photograph hundreds of flowers and ferns including macro photography.

Field trip leader Phillip Prichard 770-289-2324 cell, for questions.

2019 02 Bonaventure gnpa

OPEN TO CURRENT GNPA MEMBERS ONLY

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Where: 330 Bonaventure Rd · Thunderbolt, GA

When: Saturday, February 23, 2019, 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM

Meet in the back of the Bonaventure cemetery (closest to the Wilmington River).

We'll practice taking images that can be used for focus stacking using the methods described by Horace Hamilton at the last meeting.

Bring Camera Equipment inc