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.

Volunteer to be a GNPA conservation volunteer photographer!

Please log in to the members only site.  Complete the short contact form for the Conservation Committee Volunteer program.  We’ll be in touch soon to discuss your interests and how you can help!


 

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Current Projects – Chattahoochee Nature Center

Current Projects – Chattahoochee Nature Center

Education Outreach photo by Dale Aspy, GNPA

 

The Chattahoochee Nature Center is a private, non-profit environmental education facility in Roswell, Georgia. The Chattahoochee Nature Center has as its mission to connect people with nature.  It does this by focusing on educational outreach through the use of live flora and fauna.  The Chattahoochee Nature Center also conducts educational programs and activities to inform its visitors about the natural environment.

Photo by Dale Aspy, GNPA

Get involved!

Georgia Nature Photographers support CNC’s mission by donating photographs of activities at a few specific events at the Chattahoochee Nature Center when requested by them. This provides volunteer photographers a controlled environment with a specific shot list for each occasion to photograph guests

For more information about CNC, including the types of events we provide, how to submit photos or videos, and photo submission guidelines contact GNPA’s partner rep Dale Aspy at cons_cnc@gnpa.org.

 

Current Projects – Friends of Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites

Current Projects – Friends of Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites

Friends of Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites (Friends) is a non-profit group whose mission is to partner with, promote and preserve Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites. As part of their mission, Friends has an ongoing need for photographs of any of the state parks or historic sites. If you have photos that you would like to contribute, please contact Jenny Burdette at cons_friends@gnpa.org for photo naming guidelines and submission information.
Additionally, Friends will need photos of specific events scheduled at parks or historic sites.  THANK YOU to the 32 members who donated nearly 700 photographs to Friends in our Fall Project with Prizes!  These images are already being used in their social media and marketing materials. Click here to see the winning images.
Please contact Jenny Burdette at cons_friends@gnpa.org to volunteer to cover specific events at a favorite park, more information or if you have any questions.

 

Current Projects – Park Pride

Current Projects – Park Pride

Park Pride is an organization that engages communities all over the Atlanta area to create and improve local parks, activating the power of parks as places for members of the community to gather, play, relax, and connect with nature, encouraging mental and physical health.

Nature Photography Opportunity

One of the conservation partners supported by GNPA is Park Pride, an organization that engages communities all over the Atlanta area to create and improve local parks activate the power of parks. Park Pride has started a couple new initiatives that provide additional opportunities for GNPA support.

  • Park Pride has started a new messaging theme focused on people exploring their backyards and local parks as small havens of natural beauty and environmental stewardship, and Park Pride needs photographs to support this messaging theme. Besides supporting one of our partners, there’s another good reason to jump into this area of photography. GNPA’s Conservation Committee has a number of recommendations on ways that members can enhance the environmental benefit of their own backyards, and this would be a perfect time to do a little ecological enhancement, create your own little nature preserve for photography, and support one of our partners, and do all three at once. If you’d like more information on setting up a backyard “nature preserve,” check out these resources: https://www.facebook.com/groups/QuietOrganicYardshttps://www.facebook.com/pollinatorfriendlylandscaping;
  • Park Pride has also taken a number of short GNPA-provided videos, set them to music, and is sharing them on social media snippets called “Peace of Nature.” Check out a few of them below:

                                

                   

As you can see, these little videos are quite soothing (something we all need nowadays), and Park Pride is very good at identifying both GNPA and the contributing photographer in the media it uses. Doing short videos like these is something that most GNPA photographers can do easily.

Be sure to name the files before submitting them per the file naming protocol, which can be found here: File Naming Standards.

For more information, including how to submit photos or videos, contact cons_partners@gnpa.org.

 

Current Projects – Trees Atlanta

Current Projects – Trees Atlanta

Plantlanta, the annual tree planting event sponsored by Trees Atlanta, took place over three days, November 6, 7, and 8.  Marcia Brandes and Cheryl Tarr covered several venues of the event and contributed 52 photos to Trees Atlanta.  Trees is a great partner because they not only credit the photographer but also include a link to the GNPA website!  

 

Trees Atlanta has a tree care event somewhere in the city every Saturday.  We encourage all volunteers to sign up for their newsletter, attend an event (masked, of course) and snap some photos.  Send them to cons_chair@gnpa.org with your name, event date, and location.  

 

Current Projects – Piedmont Park Conservancy

Current Projects – Piedmont Park Conservancy

Contact Clay Fisher at cons_PPC@gnpa.org for questions or to request a Model Release Form if you choose to photograph visitors.

Click here for submission guidelines

2020 September-October Photo Calendar:

Scheduled weekday shoot:

Saturday shoots:

Open Times Photography Opportunities:

  • Dog Parks – general park area (including dogs)
  • Active Oval skyline
  • Wide views of Oak Hill
  • Group shots – only if people are spread out in Park (must look like people are distancing)
  • People wearing masks
  • Front Lawn
  • Peregrine Point
  • Lake Gazebo
  • Park Drive bridge
  • Active Oval
  • Fall colors (late October)

Specifics plants:  Beautyberry

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.

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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.

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