September 20, 2018 John Mariana will Present “Artistic Reality – After the Capture” & Print Competition

2018 09 john marianaThe Smyrna Chapter of the GNPA is excited to have John Mariana present “Artistic Reality – After the Capture” and judge September’s Photo Print Competition. The meeting will begin at 7:00 pm at the Smyrna Community Center. Members as well as interested potential members are invited.

John Mariana is a master of Photoshop and will demonstrate how he “enhances” the real world image after he captures it. His presentation will show how to progress from simple and effective enhancements to more sophisticated composites of multiple images.

John has been working in the field of photography for almost 40 years. As a “Photographic Artist,” he depicts the world as first seen within his mind.  His heart provides the emotional content.  Color, light, shadows and special relationships are combined to bring you into his world, to have you feel the world as he feels it.

One of John’s images was recently featured in Outdoor Photographer Magazine as the Grand Prize winner of the Annual Nature’s Colors Photo Contest. Additional work of John’s can be seen on his website

The Print Competition is open to all current GNPA Members from any chapter with a maximum of 5 entries per member. The category for September is Wildlife.                    

Print Competition Eligibility & Restrictions:

  • Must be a current GNPA member.
  • No restrictions on when or where the photograph was taken.
  • Must have identifying label on back. Please include photographer’s name, print title and category being entered.
  • Prints may be permanently mounted on photographic-type mount board, flush or with a border, or a single mat overlay may be used. Mat color can only be black or white. No double matting or double mounting is acceptable.
  • Prints shall not be signed or titled on the front.
  • Maximum print size, including mount board, shall not exceed 16”x 24”. Minimum “print” size cannot be smaller than 8"x10".
  • Frames, glass, plastic cover wraps and the like are not allowed.
Please join us for an insightful evening from an amazing presenter and receive feedback on your images during the print competition!