2016 11 Red OakNow it’s your time to shine. Join us for a photo slide show of our own Decatur Chapter GNPA members’ photos.  Submit up to three of your photos that depict the coming season of Fall.

Send your digital photos to no later than October 9. 

At the meeting, as we view your photos, please be ready to tell us a little about each of your submissions:

  • Where you took the shot;
  • What camera settings you used;
  • What special challenges the photo presented and how you solved them.

At the close of the meeting, first, second and third place members’ choice awards will be presented.

2018 09 Decatur night sky marvin priceMarvin’s photography habit started out with an interest in travel & nature photography. But to feed his hobby he began photographing wedding which he has done for over 20 years.  He later became certified as an underwater photographer and studied professional nature photography with David Middleton through the Rocky Mountain School of Photography.

More recently, he has found that photographing nature & its wildlife, along with the underwater photography, has become a real grounding force for him. He continues to mentor others though workshops and seminars so that they may also have success with their photographic achievements.
2018 07 marvin priceHis work is on display at several locations around Atlanta including Thompson Gallery in East Cobb, Atlanta Scuba, State Board of Workers Compensation, Harmony Restaurant, and the Candler Building downtown. 

7PM - Fernbank Science Center

Focus Stacking - When to use it, how to do it, and how to process it. Art Stiles will explain how to photograph a scene using multiple images with different focal points for a final, merged image having a greater depth of field (sharp focus). Post process merging will be demonstrated using Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop. Attendees will be given take-home a guide for practice.

Those attending this presentation are requested to:

1. Install a Depth of Field (DOF) calculator on your smart phone. Simple DOF is recommended for IOS/iPhone and DOF Calculator is recommended for Android phones. You can find these in the App Store for your phone. (If you can’t understand the DOF Calculator you have, it is probably not the best one for your use.)
2. Bring your camera to the meeting with your favorite landscape lens and camera manual.
3. Check the lens manual or go online and determine the shortest/minimum focus distance for your lens.

Art is an award-winning nature photographer and is always looking for ways to improve his skills. He is an experienced teacher and loves to share his knowledge with others. He is inspired and motivated by connecting with nature through photography.

Art and Mary Stiles website - http://astilesphotography.com

Art’s Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/Astiles-Photography-189542797811066/

The Decatur GNPA Chapter meets monthly on the second Thursday at the Fernbank Science Center and. All are welcome!

Learn and share nature photography!    http://www.gnpa.org (http://www.gnpa.org/)

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