In our newsletters, we’ll be featuring short profiles of GNPA members from across the state. This month, it’s Lisa Westberry from the Griffin Chapter.

When did you join GNPA?

Five years ago.


What’s your occupation?  

Ecologist for Georgia Department of Transportation.


How did you get into photography?

It started as a hobby while in graduate school, but turned into a full-time passion around seven years ago.


What are your favorite photography subjects?

Landscapes, wildlife, macro and architectural.

Photo by Lisa Westberry


What are your favorite places to shoot?

The Georgia coast.

Sunrise on Driftwood Beach taken on a birthday trip to Jekyll Island in 2012. Undoubtedly one of my favorite photos that I’ve ever taken. Very little editing was needed.


What would be your photographic “dream trip?”

A road trip west, with stops at all the iconic national parks.


Which camera and lenses do you use most often?

Nikon D500/Tamron 70-200 mm and Canon 70D/Tamron 90mm macro.


What are your go-to websites for photography information?

For inspiration I go to National Geographic (   For my Camera System, I visit Nikon ( and PetaPixel (

To improve my photography skills & techniques, I use Digital Photography Review ( and Kelby One (


Have any photographers inspired you?

There are so many photographers who inspire me, from Ansel Adams and Annie Leibovitz to many of my fellow GNPA members.


What’s your favorite part of belonging to GNPA?

Developing new skills, finding my creative side, and probably most importantly, taking pride in how my photography has improved while being a member.


Something about you most people don’t know:

I received my MS in Biology studying the life history of biting midges in Glynn County, Georgia.


Where are you from?

Born and grew up in Griffin, Georgia.