News Speakers and Monthly Meetings

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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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New Georgia Nature Photographers Association Decatur Chapter Being Formed

July 14, 2017
The First Meeting will be on Thursday, August 10th at 7 PM at the Fernbank Science Center156 Heaton Park Dr., AtlantaEveryone is Invited Read the full announcement >>>


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Aug. 10, 2017 - New Georgia Nature Photographers Association Decatur Chapter Meeting

The First Meeting will be on Thursday, August 10th at 7 PMat the Fernbank Science Center,156 Heaton Park Dr., Atlanta Everyone is Invited What’s this organization all about? This will bring together beginners, amateurs, advanced, and professional photographers with wide range of gear and abilities but a common interest: wildlife, landscapes, flowers, smaller critters, and all things natural. Meetings include presentations on camera gear, where to shoot, and organize photo competitions and field trips What Photographic Experience and Gear do I need? No requirements for either what you shoot or… Read Announcement >>>


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August 15, 2017 Getting Started with Video- An Introduction for Still Photographers

August 15, 2017, at Griffin Chapter of GNPA, Chris Dekle will talk about getting started with video and why this might be right for you. The meeting will begin at 6:30 PM at the Women’s Center, Spalding Regional Hospital in Griffin, GA. Members as well as interested potential members are invited. Why Shoot Video? What’s different about shooting video than shooting still images like I do now? How hard is it to do? What do I need? What about shooting in the field? Join one of the founders of the GNPA, Chris Dekle, a nature photographer who shot images for decades as he walks you through why he… Read Announcement >>>


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

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 7:00 PM Cornerstone Coworking279 W Crogan StreetLawrenceville, 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… 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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August 17, 2017 David Akoubian - “Designing a Landscape” and judge our Print Competition

The GNPA Smyrna Chapter is excited to have David Akoubian speak on “Designing a Landscape.” David will also judge the print competition. There are very few places in this country, that are commonly visited, that haven’t been photographed before. Typically we go to visit a place because we have seen an image that we liked and wanted to see it. The problem for the photographer is capturing something “different” in a scene. We always want to make it our own. Tamron Image Master and professional nature photographer David Akoubian will talk on making an image your own through design. He will… 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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August 21, 2017 Field Trip for the 2017 Solar Eclipse

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Photograph the solar eclipse withGeorgia Nature Photographers Association (GNPA)! This is a GNPA MEMBERS ONLY field trip. WHEN: August 21 from 12:00 Noon – 4:30 PMWHERE: Niota, TN 37826 The field trip location is private property (an open field that is a 200 yard walk from where we will park the cars). We will set up almost at the dead center of the eclipse path. A building at the parking area contains two restrooms. The field will be mowed before the event. A few days prior to the event, detailed information will be sent out to registered participants (including directions, exact address,… 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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July 29, 2017 Photographing the 2017 Solar Eclipse and Other Fun Facts at Fernbank Science Center

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Fernbank Science Center and Georgia Nature Photographers Association (GNPA) invites you to an open discussion and learning opportunity. Saturday July 29 4:00 PM – 6:00 PMFernbank Science Center Planetarium156 Heaton Park Dr, Atlanta, GA 30307 Plan and prepare NOW for photographing the August 21, 2017 Solar Eclipse.Don’t miss capturing this once-in-a-life-time event by not being prepared! This event is open and free to everyone. All are welcome! GNPA’s Ed Zawacki leads our discussion, sharing his research, information from other presentations, and all he’s learned discussing eclipses with… Read More >>>
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Aug. 12, 2017 Photographing the 2017 Solar Eclipse and Other Fun Facts at Atlanta School of Photography (ASoP)

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Atlanta School of Photography (ASoP) and Georgia Nature Photographers Association (GNPA) invites you to an open discussion and learning opportunity. Saturday August 12, at 1:30PM - 3:30PMAtlanta School of Photography1135 Sheridan Road Northeast, Atlanta, GA, 30324 This event is open to everyone. All are welcome!While this is geared towards an intermediate photography overview, we encourage photographers at all levels to attend. Register Here: Plan and prepare NOW for photographing the August 21, 2017 Solar Eclipse.Don’t miss capturing this… 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

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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 >>>