Photo by Bill White
Summertime for GNPA
Summer is here, and it’s hot. But there are good opportunities for photography in the Atlanta area, including the Atlanta Zoo, Gibbs Gardens, the Chattahoochee Nature Center and the Atlanta Botanical Gardens. If you can’t find wildlife to photograph, this is a great time to create images of flowers, butterflies and dragonflies.
In-person meetings are beginning to ramp up for our Atlanta-area chapters, and you should be able to attend those meetings in July or August. Our chapter coordinators, by the way, could always use more help. As meetings resume, this is a great time to get involved in your local chapter and provide a helping hand, or if you know a good location for photography, perhaps you could lead a field trip for fellow members.
Meanwhile, be sure to check out all of the GNPA field trips, like the recent one to Gibbs Gardens. You can join each chapter’s Meetup page to learn about the trips, and you can sign up for any chapter’s field trips as long as you are a GNPA member. There is no cost for these trips unless the location charges an entry fee.
If you cannot make it to a meeting, our Programs Committee is offering monthly speakers via Zoom. Join the GNPA statewide Meetup page to be alerted to the upcoming programs. Please remember that you have to sign up for those programs in the members’ section of the GNPA website. You will not receive the Zoom links from Meetup.
Our annual fall trip to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee will be November 3–6 this year. It is an excellent opportunity for wildlife, macro and landscape photography in the Smokies, and one of our most popular events. Registration will open in the fall.
GNPA is a volunteer organization, and we need volunteers like you as chapter coordinators, field trip leaders and committee members. It’s a great way to meet other members, learn more and improve GNPA for all our members. Please let us know how you can help.
See you in the field.