What is Conservation Photography?
Conservation photography is defined more by the way it is used than by what it contains. Conservation photography inspires action to protect and conserve the natural world. Within that broad category, almost any kind of photograph can be used for conservation purposes, including the following:
- Stock photos donated to local nature organizations.
- Scenics, wildlife, and macro shots of nature that are specifically requested.
- Images of people enjoying outdoor activities.
- Photos taken at organization events.
- Art photos donated for fundraising.
- Photographers helping educate organizations on how to use and present photos.
The GNPA Conservation Committee was chartered in January, 2018, to fulfill one of GNPA’s core principles.
Our goal is that members become aware of how they can engage in GNPA’s conservation efforts, and to help members develop the skills to make valuable contributions to conservation in Georgia.
GNPA’s Conservation is proud to have facilitated the contribution of conservation photography to the following organizations.
- Chattahoochee Nature Center, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Chattahoochee Parks Conservancy, email@example.com
- GA Dept of Nat. Resources (DNR)
Wildlife Resources Division (WRD), firstname.lastname@example.org
- Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation, email@example.com
- Park Pride, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Piedmont Park Conservancy, email@example.com
- Trees Atlanta, firstname.lastname@example.org
Submitted photos may come from archives or new shots.
Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Shot List:
Download the PDF for full information: CLICK TO DOWNLOAD Spring Submissions for DNR.pdf
Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation: Contact John Kelly at email@example.com
Piedmont Park Conservancy: Contact Clay Fisher at cons_PPC@gnpa.org
- Saturdays: Green Market (Temporarily suspended during Covid-19)
- Landscapers/workers in action (Temporarily suspended during Covid-19)
Open Times Photography Opportunities at Piedmont Park: Contact Clay Fisher mailto:cons_PPC@gnpa.org
- Winter Beauty Shots- silhouettes of deciduous trees, groups of evergreens and deciduous plants, visitors walking against blue winter skies, relaxing on benches, walking dogs, the dog park. Evergreen hollies with berries, deciduous hollies with berries, more bare trees.
- Fish Eye photo of Piedmont Avenue or skyline and Park (attempting to show green in a vast city)
- Sean’s Heart in the Park restaurant (by Pool)
- Park Drive bridge
- Active oval
- 12th and 14th street entrances
- Six Springs Wetlands
- Greystone (venue exterior)
- Front lawn
- Magnolia hall (venue exterior)
- Gingko tree
- Lake shots and Gazebo
- Dog park
- Piedmont commons
- 10th street/ park tavern restaurant
Diversity in photos (age, ethnicity, attire); Runners, walkers, bikers, skaters, scooters, fishing, sports, picnics, kites, families, bench sitting, all birds, ducks, squirrels, turtles, bugs.
Monuments- there are monuments throughout the park. Once we have these images we can tell a story about them.
Get involved today!
Contact the Conservation Committee’s volunteer coordinator at cons_Volunteers@gnpa.org for more information about these and other opportunities.
GNPA’s Conservation Commitee
- Chairman (Marcia Brandes), firstname.lastname@example.org
- Volunteers (Cheryl Tarr), email@example.com
- Education (Tom Wilson), firstname.lastname@example.org
- Communications (Brian Lucy), email@example.com
- Organizations Skip Kazmarek, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Member John Kelly, email@example.com
- Member Clay Fisher, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Member Dale Aspy, email@example.com
Currently supported organizations
Chattahoochee Nature Center, firstname.lastname@example.org
Chattahoochee Parks Conservancy, email@example.com
Friends of Georgia State Parks, firstname.lastname@example.org
GA Dept. of Nat. Resources (DNR)
Wildlife Resources Division, email@example.com
Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation, firstname.lastname@example.org
Park Pride, email@example.com
Piedmont Park Conservancy, firstname.lastname@example.org
Trees Atlanta, email@example.com
Become a Conservation Volunteer
Thanks for helping out!
Please log in to the members only site. Look in and complete the short contact form for the Conservation Committee Volunteer program. We’ll be in touch soon to discuss your interests and how we can work together.
GNPA has written agreements with our supported organizations that provide important details on each party’s rights and responsibilities. Each of our partners has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that governs the use of these images for the protection of our photographers. These MOUs state, in part:
The parties understand and agree that the submitting photographer retains the copyright to submitted images, and that the non-exclusive license to utilize images submitted by GNPA members as set forth above is limited to your organization’s use for its own promotional and educational materials and programs.
From time to time, in addition to the GNPA services described herein, GNPA photographers may provide your organization with photographs from photographers’ personal portfolios. These photographs may contain the word “Limited Use” in the file name of the photograph. Unless your organization agrees otherwise in writing with the submitting photographer, photographs designated as Limited Use can only be used for the organization’s website, newsletters, social media channels, and printed material including posters, brochures, educational materials, annual reports and event invitations. Without limiting the generality of that limitation, photographs designated as Limited Use cannot be otherwise published, sold, or transferred to third parties.
Your organization agrees to provide notification to GNPA photographer(s) upon your organization’s use of any image(s) submitted to you by GNPA photographers.
When acting at the request of one of our supported organizations, the organization itself will assure that appropriate model releases have been obtained and you can submit photographs of people to the organization without obtaining a model release.