July 18, 2017 - Photograph the 2017 Solar Eclipse

 2017 07 eclipseEd Zawacki will talk about photographing the upcoming Solar Eclipse and a field trip for that purpose.

The meeting will begin at 6:30 PM at the Women’s Center, Spalding Regional Hospital. Members as well as interested potential members are invited.

Georgia Nature Photographers Association (GNPA) invites you to an open discussion and learning opportunity.

Plan and prepare NOW for photographing the August 21, 2017 Solar Eclipse.
Don’t miss capturing this once-in-a-life-time event!

GNPA’s Ed Zawacki leads our discussion, sharing his research, information from other presentations, and all he’s learned discussing eclipses with other experienced photographers. If you are not prepared ahead of time, you will miss a great opportunity.

Topics include:

  • Equipment requirements for DSLRs and Mirrorless cameras
  • Where to shoot
  • Planning and setup details and resources
  • Suggestions for accessing and incorporating various other tools into your process
  • Detailed list of resources

This GNPA event is open to members and guests.

All are welcome!

While this is an intermediate photography overview, we encourage photographers at all levels to attend.

However, knowledgeable amateur and professional photographers are ready to welcome you at our next GNPA meeting in your area.

Ed became active in photography when he retired in 2012. He joined many associations to learn, gain skills, and a passion for his new hobby. He became very active in GNPA for the Gwinnet Chapter taking on the role of field trip coordinator. He also has organized events for GNPA statewide, most notably the very successful (and fun) GNPA Smokies Weekend for the last 3 years. In 2015, he was elected to a two-year term to the GNPA Board of Directors as member at large. This year he became the chairperson for a new board committee, the Field Trip Committee. He is defining the role of this new committee with the goal of having local chapters become more active with field trips. He is also organizing the 2017 GNPA Smokies weekend again. Ed is the chairperson for putting together the 2018 GNPA EXPO at Jekyll Island.

(In his spare time – joke,) Ed is happily married to his wife of 29 years; they have four children and seven grandchildren. Ed has been very active in local service organizations and has been appointed by the mayor of the city of Berkeley Lake to Berkeley Lake Conservancy Committee.

For more information about Georgia Nature Photographers Association, please check out their web site, www.gnpa.org and click on the "central chapter".