2017 06 Don BrownJune  20, 2017, at Central Chapter in Griffin, GA, Don Brown will talk about a subject that every nature photographer should find interesting; and that is the creation of the first ever “Photography Park”. 

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.

How many times have you wanted to get a sunrise or sunset shot, and found the place you wanted to shoot from was not open in time, or closed too early?  While we have many beautiful parks, none of them are designed or managed for the serious photographer.

While working on an economic plan for Pike County, Georgia (a rural county just west of Griffin), Don stumbled on a new idea -- a Photography Park.  As remarkable as it may seem, there isn't a park in the world designed and built for photographers.  Any photographer that has been frustrated by gates locked at sunrise, power lines ruining a scene or a streetlight shining in the middle of a beautiful sunset knows that regular parks don't cater to the needs of photographers. Come join us as we imagine how beautiful a park designed for photographers could be -- and how we'll make the economic case for getting one built.

Don Brown lives in Pike County and -- except for one brief period of insanity -- has been a dedicated amateur photographer for over 30 years.  He photographs the sunrise virtually every single morning (yes, even the rainy ones).  When he can't get away to photograph the mountains (any mountains) he dabbles in photographing the local rodeos and donates his photography skills to various civic groups in Pike County. 

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