July 26, 2017 Tom Wilson – Some of my favorite beautiful, natural places in Georgia

Wednesday, July 26, 2017  7:00 PM

2017 07 Tom Wilson Gwinnett July 2017aCornerstone Coworking
279 W Crogan Street
Lawrenceville, GA

Our speaker is a very busy guy.   He has a lifetime of caring for and sharing his life-long love of nature and the outdoors.  Tom Wilson retired last December, after 33 years as an Executive with the Boy Scouts of America. He now pursues a second career as a full-time Nature Photography.  Tom has been a member of GNPA since 2011, a member of the Alpharetta chapter and recently became chair of GNPA’s Conservation Committee.

Tom Wilson believes strongly that nature photographers should be nature advocates and use their cameras to protect and preserve our vanishing natural world. Tom is going to share with us some of his favorite beautiful, natural places to photograph around Atlanta and in Georgia.  Come, listen, enjoy, and pick your next photo adventure day trip.

Tom really started seriously making photographs at age 40. He works extensively on the Chattahoochee River providing images for the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, Chattahoochee Parks Conservancy, Georgia River Network, The Atlanta Audubon Society, The Nature Conservancy and other conservation oriented organizations.

2017 07 Tom Wilson Gwinnett July 2017bHis work has appeared in Blue Ridge Country Magazine, The Atlantan Magazine, National Geographic Maps, Environmental Monitor, Southern Exposure Magazine (cover), The Nature Conservancy Magazine and North Fulton Living.  His work has also appeared in numerous calendars, books (including "The Official Boy Scout Handbook 13th edition) and web sites.

MARTA Buses and Billboards have featured his work as the centerpiece of the National Park Service’s Chattahoochee River "Healthy Parks" campaign.  His work has been displayed in numerous public spaces including Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area on Island Ford Parkway, Shepherd Spinal Center, and Hartsfield-Jackson international Airport.

Tom has won numerous awards including Roswell Photo Society Photographer of the Year twice, as well as Nikon, Travel Photographer's Network, Atlanta Audubon Society, and the very prestigious "All Time Winner" from Better Photo.com's 20th anniversary contest held in 2016.

He works extensively to document natural areas of Georgia and provide images to organizations such as the Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, The National Park Service, The Nature Conservancy, Georgia River Network, Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway, The Atlanta Audubon Society, Chattahoochee Parks Conservancy and others.  He is currently working on a project with Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park to update their library of photographs and with the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area to update their signage throughout the park. Tom enjoys hiking, camping, birding, amateur astronomy, astrophotography and just about anything else that gets him outside.

To learn more and see many of his Tom Wilson’s wonderful collection of images, visit his website at tom-wilson-photography.com  and Facebook posting at  https://www.facebook.com/tom.wilson.3538.