Wednesday, 7:00 pm

2019 06 EricBowlesLOCATION--Alpharetta Arts Center – 238 Canton Street, Alpharetta, GA. (Corner of Canton St. and Mayfield Rd.) Overflow parking, if required, will be at the Elementary school about 1 block from the Arts Center on Mayfield Road.

Doors will open at 6:30 pm. 6:30 to 7:00 pm will be time for socializing. Presentation will begin at 7:15 pm.

Members as well as guests are invited to join us.

We know the classic images of Edward Weston, Ansel Adams, and the modern classics of John Sexton and Vincent Versace.

Their black and white images are still striking for their use of light and composition. Early photographers did not have the option of color, digital processing, and the other capabilities we use for image making.

How can we build on classic ideas for B&W images using today’s tools?

What is the difference between a black and white image vs. a color image. What gear do you need? How do you learn to “see” in monochrome tones? What camera settings help to optimize your images? What post processing tips can enhance monochrome images? There is a lot more to B&W than reducing saturation or removing the color. 

We’ll take a look at all these things and more to help you make great B&W nature photographs with today’s digital equipment.

About Eric

Eric Bowles is an Atlanta based nature photographer specializing in the southeastern states.  Eric is a photo educator providing photo tours, workshops and training both independently and Nikonians Academy.  Eric’s work has been exhibited in galleries, purchased by corporate and individual collectors, and published in books and magazines.  Eric provides individual instruction for photographers of all skill levels. 

Eric’s specialties include landscape, wildlife, macro and close-up photography, as well as infrared image making using modified cameras.  He is the director of Nikonians Academy.  Eric is a Board member and past committee chair for North American Nature Photography Association and a Board member and Vice President of Georgia Nature Photography Association.  Eric is a frequent visitor and speaker for photography groups throughout Georgia and the Carolinas and co-host of the NANPA Webinar series.  For more information about Eric, visit his website at www.bowlesimages.com.

We look forward to seeing you on June 19th.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 @ 7:00 pm

LOCATION--Alpharetta Arts Center – 238 Canton Street, Alpharetta, GA. (Corner of Canton St. and Mayfield Rd.) Overflow parking, if required, will be at the Elementary school about 1 block from the Arts Center on Mayfield Road.

Doors will open at 6:30 pm. 6:30 to 7:00 pm will be time for socializing. Presentation will begin at 7:15 pm.

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

Join us for the discussion of Exposure and color: How to use these concepts to create your images. We will discuss color and the relationships of different colors on the color wheel. This will be followed by a discussion and live demo of the relationship between f-stop, ISO, and shutter speed, aka the exposure triangle.

Join us as we continue our journey of creating better photographs.

About Lee—

Lee has been taking photos for a number of years and especially enjoys Macro photography. He is the co-coordinator for the Alpharetta Chapter and a member at large on the GNPA board. Most recently, Lee organized and led a very successful GNPA Expo in Columbus earlier this month.

Looking forward to seeing you May 15th.

2019 04 headshot41Wednesday, April 17, 2019 @ 7:00 pm

LOCATION--Alpharetta Arts Center – 238 Canton Street, Alpharetta, GA. (Corner of Canton St. and Mayfield Rd.) Overflow parking, if required, will be at the Elementary school about 1 block from the Arts Center on Mayfield Road.

Doors will open at 6:30 pm. 6:30 to 7:00 pm will be time for socializing. Presentation will begin at 7:15 pm.

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

Jonah will be speaking about the many greenspaces and trails included in his book - particularly the hidden or off-the-beaten-path areas that nature photographers, birders, and tree people love to explore. He will especially focus on north-metro greenspaces in this talk.

Having spoken at other chapters of the GNPA in the past, Jonah's goal is to help us find new locations for nature photography, seek out new and interesting subjects along the trails, and connect us to the wider movement to make Atlanta a city known for its natural resources, trees, and trails.

We hope you will leave excited to explore new places, inspired to take positive action in your community, and with a smile on your face after having spent time listening to a fellow nature-lover who is a seasoned public speaker.

About Jonah—

Jonah McDonald is a 15-year Atlanta resident and former Appalachian Trail thru-hiker. An educator, naturalist, and outdoorsman, Jonah has worked at several Atlanta-area independent schools, is the founder of Sure Foot Adventures and Peacebuilders Camp, and now serves as Naturalist at Mason Mill Park in Dekalb County. In each of these professional capacities and as a hobby, Jonah has spent countless days exploring metro-Atlanta greenspaces and has compiled an extensive list of natural areas in and around the city.

He is the author of Hiking Atlanta's Hidden Forests: Intown and Out, a guidebook to trails in the metro area. Currently, he is working on his next book, Secret Atlanta: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure, to be published in early 2020.

To learn more about Jonah's guidebook, go to http://hikingatlanta.com. Signed copies will be available for $20 at the meeting.

We look forward to seeing you on April 17th.

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