Wednesday, August 15, 2018 @ 7:00 pm

Alpharetta City Hall – 2 Park Plaza, Alpharetta, GA. We meet in the Multi-purpose Room on 1st Floor.

Doors will open at 6:30 pm. 6:30 to 7:00 pm will be time for socializing.

Members as well as interested potential members are invited to join us.

Join us on August 15th, as we learn together what it takes to make beautiful pictures using focus stacking.

Clifford Martin will make a presentation on the topic of Focus Stacking, 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, accessary equipment that is useful in taking the photos, and software used to process the images. There will be a live demo of taking a series of Focus Stack images and then processing those images through a couple of different software packages.

Bio

Clifford Martin is an award winning and widely published photographer with specialties in Aviation, Equestrian, Special Event and Commercial Product photography.  He is a regular contributor to several aviation related magazines and his work has appeared in local, regional, national and international publications. His commercial product photography is in use by international companies for their product catalogs, instruction manuals, web sites and sales materials. He has made extensive use of the focus stacking technique for commercial product photography.

Clifford is a member of the GNPA Conservation Committee and member of Nikon’s NPS.

2018 06 CypressSunriseWednesday, July 18, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Alpharetta City Hall – 2 Park Plaza, Alpharetta, GA.
We meet in the Multi-purpose Room on 1st Floor.

Doors will open at 6:30 pm. 6:30 to 7:00 pm will be time for socializing.

Members as well as interested potential members are invited to join us.

Join us on July 18th, as we learn together what it takes to make beautiful pictures using looonnng exposures.

Travis' “Art of Long Exposure Photography” presentation focuses on the techniques, compositional tools, the movement of natural elements and camera tools that are unique to Long Exposure Photography. The presentation will review the basic camera gear needed and will cover the wide variety of conditions where Long Exposure photography can have dramatic impact on the final photograph.

Travis Rhoads is an international award winning fine art photographer working in a wide range of photographic genres. He has a unique ability to have a conceptual vision of the finished image before the camera is ever turned on. The results are well crafted dramatic black and white images, vibrant and ethereal color long exposures and landscapes that immerse the viewer in the scene.

BIO

Travis Rhoads is an international award winning fine art photographer working in a wide range of photographic genres. He has a unique ability to have a conceptual vision of the finished image before the camera is ever turned on.  The results are well crafted dramatic black and white images, vibrant and ethereal color long exposures and landscapes that immerse the viewer in the scene.

His artistic background extends back to high school where he received awards for his fine art drawings and paintings.  In college he studied architecture at The Savannah College of Art & Design where he received a Masters degree.  While at Savannah College of Art & Design he also took several photography courses that jumpstarted his passion for photography. 

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 @ 7:00 pm

Alpharetta City Hall – 2 Park Plaza, Alpharetta, GA. We meet in the Multi-purpose Room on 1st Floor.
Doors will open at 6:30 pm. 6:30 to 7:00 pm will be time for socializing.

Members as well as interested potential members are invited to join us.

Our speaker will be Sherry Hardage, the Gallery Coordinator for the Roswell Fine Arts Alliance. Sherry is RFAA's organizer of the Double Vision III Show that will be on display from September 1 through November.

Double Vision is a joint gallery hanging that combines photographs and artwork. Beautiful shots by GNPA members are then interpreted by the talented artists of RFAA using a variety of media such as watercolor, oils, acrylics, pastels, collage and colored pencil.

Sherry will discuss artistic composition and the commonalities of artistic principles in the photos and artworks on exhibit. Sherry will talk about how a sampling of RFAA artists decided what aspect of each photo they wanted to incorporate in their works.

BIO

During Sherry’s thirty-year teaching career working with gifted students, she taught both Videography and Art History. She took painting workshops during summer breaks and, once retired, started pursuing a second career as an artist. She now works in six different media including watercolors, oils, acrylics, pastels, mixed media and collage. Whenever anyone asks which one she likes best, the answer is always “whatever I have in my hand at the moment.”

Sherry currently teaches a beginning/intermediate acrylic and oil painting class and gives workshops on monoprinting, color study and collage.

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