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: https://chattahoochee.org/sweep-the-hooch/ Here is a link to the sites, and whether they are appropriate for walkers, waders or paddlers - we will work with both...

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Creating a Horizontal Image from a Vertical Image for the Internet

Creating a Horizontal Image from a Vertical Image for the Internet

Sometimes you will have a vertical image but it needs to be converted to a 1080 pixel wide horizontal image with a 4:3 aspect ratio for posting on Meetup and the GNPA website.  I’ll walk through the process.  This video from Matt Kloskowski helps to walk through the basic ideas. Here is a vertical image:  We want to change this to a horizontal image for posting on Meetup and the GNPA website. Start by Opening the Print Module in Lightroom.  Open the Layout panel on the left side of the screen.  I am creating the 8x6 User template so I can use it for this image and in the future. First, create a Custom Layout with appropriate dimensions or a multiple of those dimensions.   Select the + to the Right of the Template Browser.  I am going to use 8 inches wide and 6 inches high for a 4:3 aspect ratio. Add a single custom cell for the vertical image.  You can choose any of the cell size options and then adjust the size as needed.  I used 4.5 inches wide and 6 inches high – a 3:4 ratio that fills the 6 inch canvas height but that could be changed as needed....

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GNPA Officers, Board and Committee Chairs

At the June 22, 2019 board meeting, after GNPA general elections were held, the following officers and members at large were installed by unanimous board approval. Chairmen for standing committees were also announced. Please reach out to one of our board officers or members with any questions or concerns. We look forward to hearing from you. President: Eric Bowles Vice President: Mary Jo Cox Secretary: Ken Dunwoody Treasurer: Susan Burroughs Past President: Tom Simpson Website: Chris Dekle GNPA Board Members At Large Jimmy Day Anna DeStefano Lee Friedman Tony Madden Tom Wilson Committee Chairs Communications: Anna DeStefano Expo: Alfie Wace Membership Chair: Stewart Woodard Chapter Coordinators The activities of each GNPA chapter are overseen by one or more chapter coordinators.  You can find the current chapter coordinator on each Chapter's page (under Chapters).

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Contacts – Supported Organizations

Currently supported organizations Chattahoochee Nature Center, cons_cnc@gnpa.org Chattahoochee Parks Conservancy, cons_chair@gnpa.org GA Dept. of Nat. Resources (DNR) Wildlife Resources Division, cons_dnr@gnpa.org Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation,  cons_kgbf@gnpa.org Park Pride,  cons_partners@gnpa.org Piedmont Park Conservancy, cons_ppc@gnpa.org Trees Atlanta, cons_newsletter@gnpa.org

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Resources

The North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA) offers fantastic tips for being an ethical photographer. Access to Public Lands Ethical Field Practices Truth in Captioning Blog

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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...

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Contacts – Conservation Committee

GNPA’s Conservation Commitee Chairman (Marcia Brandes),  cons_chair@gnpa.org Volunteers (Cheryl Tarr),  cons_volunteers@gnpa.org Education (Tom Wilson),  cons_edu@gpna.org Communications (Brian Lucy), cons_newsletter@gnpa.org Organizations Skip Kazmarek,  cons_partners@gnpa.org Member John Kelly,  cons_dnr@gnpa.org Member Clay Fisher,  cons_ppc@gnpa.org Member Dale Aspy,  cons_cnc@gnpa.org  

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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:    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,...

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