News Speakers and Monthly Meetings

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Get Ready! A New Look and Feel for the GNPA Website is Coming

August 23, 2017
By early this year, the Board realized the GNPA had far outgrown the current design and navigation used on our website. It's a problem resulting from growth. When we first started, we had one chapter, then two and now we're on our way to 10 or more... Like an old house with a large fast-growing family, we tacked on additions to accommodate new family members and even added additions to the additions as new needs emerged. Finally, we found we were getting lost in our own house and worse, it had leaks and problems we couldn't fix. So, last winter, we put together a team of Chapter Coordinators…
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800% price increase coming for the the NPS Senior Pass Aug. 28.

July 14, 2017
On August 28, 2017, the price of the America the Beautiful – The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Senior Pass will increase for the first time since 1994. The additional revenue will be used to enhance the visitor experience in parks. Learn more about the changes, what they mean for you, and how the additional funds will be used. Read the full announcement >>>


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Sept 19, 2017 - Composition in Photography

September 19, 2017, at Central Chapter in Griffin, GA, Roger Sibaja will talk about composition and using your photography skills for other types of photography. The meeting will begin at 6:30 PM at the Women’s Center, Spalding Regional Hospital. Members as well as interested potential members are invited. Roger Sibaja of Gobi Photography in Tyrone Georgia has been a photographer since 2005. He began as an outdoor photographer. He particularly enjoys rural scenes, covered bridges, churches and old mills. Along with his wife Charlene, they traveled around the south taking photos and selling… Read Announcement >>>


2017 08 Jonah McDonald

Aug. 23, 2017 - Jonah McDonald, August 23rd – Author of “Hiking Atlanta's Hidden Forests: Intown and Out”, a guidebook to metro area trails

Cornerstone Coworking279 W Crogan Street, Lawrenceville, GA Jonah McDonald is a 14-year Atlanta resident and former Appalachian Trail thru-hiker. An educator, naturalist, and outdoorsman, Jonah has worked as an outdoors outfitter, at several Atlanta-area independent schools (where he started and ran wilderness and outdoors programs), and is the founder and president of Sure Foot Adventures (an outdoors guide service that leads hiking, camping, backpacking and outdoors education programs). In each of these professional capacities and as a hobby, Jonah has spent countless days exploring… Read Announcement >>>


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August 8, 2017 Dr. Renee’ Carlton will present “The Berry Eagles”

Meeting starts at 7:00 pm in the Chattahoochee Nature Center theater. Dr. Carleton is an Associate Professor of Biology in the School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences at Berry College. She will speak to us about the Berry College Eagles. Read Announcement >>>
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June 13, 2017 - “It’s a Small World After All” - A Practical Guide to Close-Up Photography with Jeff Milsteen

Close-up photography covers a number of photographic genres — from nature to tabletop to abstract —and presents limitless creative opportunities to photographers of all levels. This presentation will focus on the tools and techniques needed to get up close and personal with small subjects. We’ll explore the range of equipment that can be used (HINT - you don’t need an expensive macro lens!) and learn lighting and focusing methods that will enhance our ability to make successful macro images. Join us for what promises to be an educational and entertaining presentation!Jeff has been an avid… Read Announcement >>>


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September 21, 2017 Travis Rhoades will present “Long Exposure Photography”

The GNPA Smyrna Chapter is excited to have Travis Rhoades speak on the “Art of Long Exposure Photography.” The landscape changes when the shutter is left open for a longer duration. Long Exposure photography transforms static still images into dramatic, dynamic and ethereal Long Exposure photographs. Long Exposure has been a primary element in my photography for many years now, and is my favorite way to communicate my vision for a place in time to the audience. My “Art of Long Exposure Photography” presentation focuses on the techniques, camera tools compositional tools, and the movement of… Read Announcement >>>

All Active Field Trips, Workshops and Events


September 2017 - Glacier National Park, Triple D Game Ranch & National Bison Range

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Glacier National Park is a well known destination for photographers offering stunning landscapes, water, and macro photographic opportunities. What is not so well know is it's also a fantastic location for getting once in a lifetime shots of Grizzly Bear, Wolves, Mountain Lion, Fox (three varieties), Bobcat and Lynx. It’s an adventure that will leave you with lasting memories and plenty of pictures to commemorate the experience. Next year the GNPA is offering 14 lucky photographers the opportunity to photograph Glacier and wildlife. There are two dates, each limited to 7 photographers plus… Read More >>>
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June 22, 2017 Poole’s Mill Covered Bridge & Gibbs Gardens

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The Gwinnett Chapter of GNPA is happy to announce a field trip to Poole’s Mill Covered Bridge & Gibbs Gardens, on Thursday June 22, 2017, at 7:30 AM. You must be a GNPA member to attend The event is open to all active GNPA members. QUESTIONS Contact: Ed Zawacki 404-431-6371 email: Register Here This field trip will take place in two locations. There will be an opportunity to photograph historic Poole’s Mill covered bridge, as well as surrounding water features. Then we will go to nearby Gibbs Gardens to photograph water, day lilies, reflection ponds, and many other… Read More >>>
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January 15, 2018 - Costa Rica Photo Adventure for GNPA with Rob Knight and Tom Simpson

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Costa_Rica_2018_Trip.pdf Join GNPA member and workshop leader Rob Knight with his guest Tom Simpson for a brand new Costa Rica photography workshop that is exclusively for GNPA members. Rob has been leading photo workshops in Costa Rica since 2009. His annual Cost Rica Photo Adventure workshop each September is a mix of nature, wildlife and cultural subjects, but this GNPA trip is specifically geared toward nature photography. There will be lots of learning opportunities in addition to the unbelievable array of nature photography subjects. Join GNPA member and workshop leader Rob Knight with… Read More >>>
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June 17-23, 2018 - Banff National Park with Larry Winslett

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.btn, button, input.button, ul#filters a { border-radius: 8px !important; box-shadow: 10px 10px 5px #888888 !important; } Get ready for a fantastic week (7 days, 6 nights) of photography with professional photographer, teacher and friend of GNPA, Larry Winslett, in one of the most desirable photo locations in the world!!! Experienced Nature photographer and workshop leader Larry Winslett is the trip organizer, teacher and guide for this fantastic trip sponsored by the Georgia Nature Photographer’s Association. We will be visiting many of those iconic mountain landscape scenes, such as Lake… Read More >>>
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September 16, 2017 Annual Shootout Event

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The annual Shootout competition is coming up on Saturday, September 16th. This event is sponsored by the North Georgia Camera Club Council (NG3C) of which we are a member, and hosted by the Photographic Society of Chattanooga. The event will be held at a local school in Chattanooga. I am asking you to join us this year for a chance to win prizes for yourself as well as an award for GNPA! I think everyone who has been involved in previous shootouts agree that it is a great opportunity for you and other GNPA photographers to have a really fun day, build teamwork and camaraderie, and challenge… Read More >>>


GNPA Competitions

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GNPA & Non-GNPA Competitions

GNPA Competions
If no entries appear in a category, there are no scheduled competitions. GNPA OPEN COMPETITIONS NON-GNPA COMPETITIONS Read More >>>

Non-GNPA Competitions

2017 12 Federa Lands Photo Contest

December 31, 2017 Federal Recreation Lands Photo Contest

Non-GNPA Competitons
This is a great opportunity for you to show your workand win prizes in the process. We were told by a park ranger that “no photo from the Chattahoochee park or associated lands has ever won and he would like to see somebody with photo skills take first place for the area”. Of course you can shoot at other federal lands as noted below, such as the Smokies if you join us on our Fall Smokies photo shoot. Entries have to have been taken between January 1st 2015 and December 31st, this year. December 31st 2017 is final entry date. Please check all the details for this contest at :… Read More >>>
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Regional Competitions

Non-GNPA Competitons
The GNPA keeps members aware of other competitions held in the region by other camera clubs and organizations. This is where you can find other competitions to gain recognition and win prizes. Read More >>>