2021 VIRTUAL EXPO UPDATE: Learn about “Creative Macro Photography” from Charles Needle

2021 VIRTUAL EXPO UPDATE: Learn about “Creative Macro Photography” from Charles Needle

Register NOW for this year’s Virtual EXPO, and learn about Creative Macro Photography from Charles Needle

Charles Needle is an award-winning, Colorado-based fine art photographer, author, speaker and workshop leader with a unique eye for design and artistic interpretation. His popular “Art of Nature” creative macro workshops have attracted students nationwide. You can check out his book on Impressionistic Photography HERE.

Charles is just one of the FANTASTIC speakers we have in store you at our 2021 Virtual EXPO.


Registration ends September 3rd.

Webinars are scheduled for the afternoons of Sept 18th and 19th.

See every one there!

Image Credit: Charles Needle

Virtual EXPO 2021 Registration is OPEN!

Virtual EXPO 2021 Registration is OPEN!

Spread the word…GNPA’s 2021 Virtual EXPO is OPEN for Registration!

“It’s Fall Y’all,” and GNPA’s 2021 EXPO is making the most of the changing seasons.

From September 10th – 18th we have a fantastic slate of in-person field trips AND dynamic webinars (keynotes, speakers and a round table) coming your way.

Mark your calendar for this year’s hybrid EXPO. And REISTER SOON, before your favorite fieldtrip is sold out!

For more Virtual EXPO information, click HERE.

To review the Full Program, click HERE.

GNPA members, click HERE to Register(You must be a dues-paying GNPA member and be signed into the members-only section of the website to register)

We’ll see you there!


GNPA 2021 EXPO Keynote Reveal!

GNPA 2021 EXPO Keynote Reveal!

The VIRTUAL portion of this year’s GNPA Expo kicks off September 18th with a stellar lineup of Keynote, breakout session and round table speakers–including many new faces to GNPA.

Our two keynotes are Jennifer King, speaking about, “Creative Composition: It’s not what you photograph; it’s how you photograph,” and Alyce Bender, bringing us, “Wandering through the Wilderness.”

For more information about Jennifer and Alyce, see their bios below.

Don’t forget that beginning September 10th, the 2021 EXPO IN PERSON Field Trips start! You’ll sign up for field trips during the registration process. For more information, click HERE.

Look for more EXPO details and for registration to be up and running soon!

Photo Credit: Alyce Bender


Jennifer King is an internationally acclaimed landscape and fine art photographer with a passion for teaching and inspiring photographers around the world. She draws on her fine art and design background to bring an artistic approach to nature photography. Jennifer is honored to be a Moab by Legion Master Photographer, Singh-Ray Filters Ambassador and one of the premier black and white photographers in the country. You can find her photography, tutorials and interviews in Outdoor Photographer Magazine, Outdoor Photography Guide, Camera in the Wild, Photography Talk, VIA Magazine, Smoky Mountains Journal of Photography, Wild Planet and more!

Alyce Bender is a nature photographer, writer, educator, and adventurer. Camera in hand since childhood, her fascination for photography developed into a career after serving in the U.S. Air Force. Her passion for wildlife and the natural environment compels her to connect others with nature through sharing both visual art and in-field experiences that promote conservation, creativity, and ethical photography. She is a Tamron USA Ambassador, contributing writer for the Journal of Wildlife Photography, and her work has been featured in group and solo gallery shows across the US as well as in international publications from the UK to Japan. Bender leads photography adventures around the world to help beginner through advanced photographers explore and expand their personal vision and naturalist skills ethically. When not in the field, she offers a variety of educational programs both in person and virtually for photography organizations large and small.

In Person Field Trips at our Virtual EXPO???

In Person Field Trips at our Virtual EXPO???

Did you know there will be IN PERSON FIELD TRIPS during this year’s virtual EXPO?

Starting September 10th, there will multiple photography field trips offered on each day through the 17th–to fantastic locations throughout Georgia, lead by experienced photographers from each of our chapters.

You sign up for field trips as part of the 2021 EXPO registration.

CLICK HERE to learn more about EXPO.

CLICK HERE for the Full Program of speakers and trips.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER! (You must be logged into the website as a  member, before you can register).

GNPA’s “It’s Fall Y’all”  EXPO

GNPA’s “It’s Fall Y’all” EXPO

Save the Dates for Our Virtual EXPO

September 10 – 19, 2021


Yes, GNPA’s 2021 EXPO is ON.  And it will cost only $95 to register!

This year’s EXPO will be conducted both virtually — with great keynotes, speakers and workshops — as well as in-person.

We’re deep into planning an awesome “hybrid” event for members. There will be something for everyone, both online via ZOOM and also close to home, with local chapters hosting fieldtrips across the state.

Plus, recordings of keynotes, speakers and workshops will be available online to everyone who registers for our “It’s Fall Y’all” EXPO.

Here is the plan:

September 10-17: Close-to-home field trip opportunities, coordinated with our eight GNPA chapters.

September 18-19: Virtual keynotes, speakers and workshops (recordings will be available to registered attendees after the event).

We want to hear from YOU!

Look for a survey in your email inbox soon, asking for your input, so we can make this the best EXPO ever. Don’t miss the chance to participate in the planning. We want to bring you the virtual EXPO of your dreams!

• Virtual AND in-person

• LOWER registration fee

• YOU get to help plan it

What more could you ask for?

So stay tuned to the GNPA blog and Facebook page for regular updates. And in the meantime, discover more events and news at the new GNPA Meetup Page:  https://www.meetup.com/Georgia-Nature-Photographers-Association-GNPA-Meetup-Group/members/.

See you in September!