Feb 27th Meeting - 4th Annual Tribute to ANSEL ADAMS – “Black & White Print Competition”

Wednesday, February 27, 2019
6:30 PM to bring print & 7:00 PM Meeting starts

Cornerstone Coworking
279 W Crogan Street, Lawrenceville, GA

The concept and goal of “Stand in Ansel Adams Footsteps” is to create a Monochrome (Black & White) photograph to emulate as close as you can the style or feel of his work. Only open to current GNPA member regardless of home chapter but must be present at February meeting.

As most of his work was great black and white (monochrome) landscapes from the Western U.S.  Remember, as he did…study your scene and consciously decide how and what you will photograph.  Visit YouTube for videos and interviews with Ansel Adams.

Ansel Adams was born on February 20, 1902 and died April 22, 1984. A major visionary figure in nature photography and wilderness preservation.

While we are not in the western U.S., several nearby locations could be used such as Stone Mountain, Arabia Mountain or Panola Mountain, as well as the Great Smoky Mountains, eastern coastline shores, the many waterfalls and wonderfully rich environments of Georgia and the Southeastern U.S.  Or, if you are lucky, some of those same Western U.S. sites loved by Ansel.  No restrictions on geographic locations. 

 “You don’t take a photograph, you make it”                – Ansel Adams

For complete rules go to the GNPA.org website or link on this link CLICK HERE

Some of the Rules of the Competition:

Photographer 2 Divisions:  We are beginning to provide separate divisions for new amateur Novice photographers will NOT be competing against more experienced, Enthusiast photographers.  NO professional photographers, please. 

Three Categories: All Monochrome or Black & White either converted color image or original monochrome image (Sepia or Duotones accepted):

  1. LANDSCAPE, think wide expansive vistas
  2. DETAIL & TEXTURES of NATURE, typically close-up/macro
  3. Open THEME, be creative, as long as it is Nature.  Ideas could be, but not limited to:
  4. a) weather - think clouds, rain, snow … what most people consider bad weather
  5. b) a single tree – focus on a single tree
  6. c) water – seashore, waterfall, stream, lake, etc…
  7. d) abstract – basis MUST be from Nature
  8. e) shadows - of nature, NOT man-made shadows
  9. f) Hi/Low Key - in nature, images with tonal range pushed to the Highlights or Shadows

Our Judge  John Mariana is a renowned photographer and popular photography educator. He has conducted numerous workshops across the United States. You can view his website at http://www.jmariana.com.

In 2018, he was named the Grand Prize winner in Outdoor Magazines’ 9th Annual Nature’s Colors Photo Contest, seen here.  

“Morning At The Elk Rut – Cataloochee Valley”

Morning at the Elk Rut

REMEMBER: For complete rules go to the GNPA.org website or CLICK HERE.