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.

Wednesday, February 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 from the Arts Center.

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.

Ever wonder how people get those great landscape shots? We are very fortunate to have Tom Vadnais joining us on February 20th to discuss how paying attention to the effects of light and composition can greatly affect your landscape photography. This is a great opportunity to learn from a very reputable photographer and speaker.

Hope to see you on February 20th.

About Tom—

Since the film days, Tom has had a strong passion for outdoor photography—especially landscapes. He has studied with the likes of Charlie Waite, Charlie Cramer, John Shaw, Jack Dykinga, and Galen Rowell. Since 2004 Tom has been teaching photography and Photoshop in workshops at the Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont (http://gsmit.org/photography-workshops/) with Bill Lea each Spring and as the lead instructor each Fall.

He has co-led NANPA Regional Events in the Everglades and the Smokies. Tom has served on the Board of directors of GNPA, as President of GNPA for two years, President of the Roswell Photographic Society, and founding Board Member of the North Georgia Camera Club Council.

2019 01 BuffleheadWednesday, January 16, 2019 @ 7:00 pm

NEW LOCATION--Alpharetta Arts Center – 238 Canton Street, Alpharetta, GA. (Corner of Canton St. and Mayfield Rd.) Overflow parking, if required, will be along Canton Street.

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.

Each of us has probably taken hundreds if not thousands of photos during our photographic journey. We believe that some of these photos should be award winners. The challenge can be what we need to do to have a good chance that our photos will be viewed during a competition. Join Tom Simpson on Jan 16th, as he provides information on how to prepare for competitions.

As a bonus, Tom will also critique some photos this evening as well. The critique will be for electronic submission only, no prints. This is not a competition but allows for some feedback on our photos. Photos for the critique should be submitted to Everett Sizemore at no later than 11:00 pm on Jan 4, 2019.

Guidelines for photos to be critiqued are—

Maximum of 2 submissions per person;

Nature related photography (landscape, macro, wildlife, sunrise/sunset, etc);

Photos can be taken any time;

Photos must be resized to 1200 pixels on the long side;

No Watermarks;

About Tom—

Tom is the current President of GNPA and avid nature photographer. He enjoys photographing birds especially Puffins in Maine.