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.

Wednesday, March 20, 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 form 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.

Have questions regarding what settings to use so that hawk is not a silhouette? Perhaps you would like to know how to shoot better sunrise/sunset photos or how to get that dreamy effect in flower or water photography. Well…

I am very excited to let you know that we are changing our format for a very educational and fun evening. On March 20th, GNPA Alpharetta will conduct a Town Hall session where we will try to answer your questions. We have assembled a panel of three nature photographers which use different styles in their photography which may allow for different methods of seeing and shooting a subject. Bring your questions and let’s learn together.

It is important to know that this session is not camera specific. The tips should be applicable to Canon, Nikon, Olympus, etc.

About Our Panel—

Tom Simpson—Current President of GNPA, enjoys nature photography and especially likes shooting the puffins in Maine.

Horace Hamilton—Enjoys shooting wildlife but is very adept at photographing other genres of nature photography as well.

Anna DeStefano—A very passionate photographer that shoots all aspects of nature photography with a distinct style.

We look forward to seeing you on March 20th.