Making Your Photographs Matter

Making Your Photographs Matter

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.

Organizations Served

GNPA’s Conservation is proud to have facilitated the contribution of conservation photography to the following organizations.

Conservation – Volunteer Photographers at Sweep the Hootch

On April 4th, be among the 1,000 volunteers who will help preserve the natural resource we affectionately call ‘The Hooch.’ Volunteers will walk and wade along the banks of the Chattahoochee River — and even paddle the river — at over 40 locations covering 100 miles of the river, with the purpose of cleaning up trash and debris. This event is a huge benefit to the River and to all of Georgia. For the 3rd year now, photographers from GNPA are being asked to document this fantastic event and provide photographs to help conserve this shining ribbon of life that winds through our state.
This year’s GNPA coordinator for Sweep the Hooch will be Cheryl Tarr.  Please contact Cheryl at cons_volunteers@gnpa.org to sign up as a participating photographer.  We will coordinate where you photograph as well as submission of images to the Sweep the Hooch organization.
Here is a link to the ‘Sweep the Hooch’ web site:
Here is a link to the sites, and whether they are appropriate for walkers, waders or paddlers – we will work with both you and the organizers to select a site that meets everyone’s needs. The preference is for Metro Atlanta so that photographers can easily visit multiple sites, but if there is a site closer to you that you would like to visit, please go ahead and focus on that site.
Although this event overlaps GNPA Expo, we are hoping to have a sufficient number of photographers to meet the need for images to include in the organization’s promotional materials (web site and printed brochures, etc.).
Thank you for your involvement in preserving the natural beauty of Georgia!

Current Projects

Submitted photos may come from archives or new shots.

April 1st deadline – Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation (KGBF) 

Currently asking for Spring and Summer photos

Department of Natural Resources Shot List:

Download the PDF for full information:  CLICK TO DOWNLOAD Spring Submissions for DNR.pdf 

Winter Project with Prizes:  See News Blog on GNPA Home Page for Details

Call for Photos –

Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation List            Contact John Kelly at cons_kgbf@gnpa.org  

Currently asking for Winter photos

Piedmont Park Conservancy:

  • Wednesday, March 25th – Scavenger Hunt for capturing images.  Contact Clay Fisher at cons_PPC@gnpa.org
  • Saturdays: Green Market (confirm that market is occurring on your Saturday of choice) with mailto:adietrich@piedmontpark.org
  • Landscapers/workers (schedule with adietrich@piedmontpark.org)

Open Times Photography Opportunities at Piedmont Park:  Contact Clay Fisher mailto:cons_PPC@gnpa.org

Areas:

  • 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
  • Northwoods
  • Active oval
  • 12th and 14th street entrances
  • Playground
  • Landscapers
  • 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

Always needed:

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.

Sweep the Hooch!  April 4, 2020

Photos needed of participants; also before and after photos of the areas of the Chattahoochee that have trash and debris.  This is the same weekend as Expo, so we need volunteers who will not be attending expo.

Get involved today!

Contact the Conservation Committee’s volunteer coordinator at cons_Volunteers@gnpa.org for more information about these and other opportunities.

Contacts

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.

Resources & Important Info.

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.

Model Releases

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.

Other Resources