2019 07 Burnell Image 3 July 2019You are invited to hear a special presentation Wednesday evening, 17 July, by photographer Jerry Burnell from Wichita, Kansas.  He will be at the new Alpharetta Arts Center located at 238 Canton St, Alpharetta, GA. A social meet and greet will start at 6:30 PM and Jerry will begin his session at 7PM.

GNPA Meetings are open to members and
non-members, all are welcome.

2019 07 Burnell Wave July 3 2019Jerry Burnell is known as a master jewelry designer and craftsman, a photographer, and photography judge. In the Wichita Area Camera Club Photo competitions, he has earned the coveted "Photographer of the year award" six times.

He also has competed in the yearly Great Plains Nature Photographers where Jerry has taken first place in three of the four divisions and "Best of show". Jerry has been judging photo competitions and giving seminars on many aspects of photography for over forty years.

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Jerry is self-taught in photography with 43 years of practicing the art and science of photography.  These years have included over 200 weddings, managed a portrait studio and spent a few years focused on the study of the old masters in acrylic and oil painting, composition, followed by five years on the art show circuit all over the country. 

Jerry is just as comfortable trekking across the south west desert or caverns under it, as he is capturing birds in flight in Florida.  To sum it all up, one of Jerry's ten grandkids was introducing Jerry to her teacher she said, "Grandpa takes really, really good pictures."
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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.