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GWINNETT: DATE CHANGE! Cheryl Tarr, ICM (Intentional Camera Movement)

October 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

ALERT!!! Date change from our normal meeting day of the month! A couple of weeks early, Oct 12 instead of the 26th. The Gwinnett County Election Board has bumped us due to early voting and it is necessary to secure the room 24/7 during this time. Sorry for any inconvenience.


Another great meeting and program planed for tonight. Bring a friend with you to The Hudgens. Arrive a little early 6:30 pm find a seat and socialize with old and new friends. Parking right next door with a short walk to The Hudgens, off Satellite Blvd. Not a Zoom meeting.

The Hudgens Center for Art & Learning, is our home and for the last 3 year our “Stand in Ansel Adams Footsteps” competition & exhibitions has been held here. KEEP IN MIND, the 2023 8th “Stand in Ansel Adams Footsteps” will be opening for entries. Think about your black & white images and watch for details soon to be released. Always hald in February, as a nod to Ansel Adams for his birthday, February 20, 1902.


We will briefly touch on some announcements taking place in next few months and beyond. So, be ready o put on your calendars. In particular, next Great Smoky Mountain’s Weekend, which will be Nov 4-7, 2022 in townsend TN on the west side of the GSMNP.

Please welcome, Cheryl Tarr and her presentation on ICM (Intentional Camera Movement).

If you get a little tired of photographing things and places in the same old way? Think about how much fun it would be to experiment and stretch your creative approach to nature photography! Intentional Camera Movement (ICM) can open up an entirely new way to photograph familiar subjects. ICM techniques result in impressionistic images and abstracts that can convey deeper meaning and emotions by distilling complex scenes into simpler colors, textures, and shapes blur.

Cheryl has used ICM as one of her primary tools to create the soft painterly images she is known for. From landscapes to intimate portraits of flowers, she will show photographs that illustrate the different approaches she uses depending on the subject matter, and review the some of the specific equipment she uses. Also what can be done with multiple exposures in the Nikon D850 as well as the iPhone.

Some Tips & Techniques for post-processing images in Lightroom and Photoshop will also be discussed. Cheryl will share how developing a coherent series of images has deepened and expanded her photography to tell a story. How it has opened new directions and inspired her to integrate writing into her creative practice.

About Cheryl Lea Tarr, a retired biologist with a PhD in conservation genetics. After working over 20 years as a microbiologist, in 2016 she wanted to redirect her creative energy towards photographing flowers, birds and landscapes both big and small.

Cheryl creates painterly images that convey her emotional connection to the natural world. She uses Intentional Camera Movement (ICM) and her Lensbaby lenses create her images. Her images have been in juried shows throughout Georgia and she has published an article and ICM images in the international e-magazine ICM Photography Magazine. She has contributed images to multiple conservation partners which have been used to promote their missions.

A founding member of the Conservation Committee. Cheryl has also served as the Decatur chapter co-coordinator. With over five years of intense study of photography under her belt she is now ready, willing and able to teach others what she has learned. She hopes by sharing her knowledge and images she can help kindle respect and appreciation for this beautiful and amazing place we call Earth.


Not a GNPA Member yet? For information on joining the GNPA, visit state website at .

Looking for any ideas for the Gwinnett Chapter in the next year. Programs, field trips, workshops any ideas you wish to share. Any and all will be most appreciated.

If you would like to become more involved with the Gwinnett chapter and GNPA, please let us know. It takes active members to plan and conduct these many events. As well as many activities behind the scenes to make it happen. Seriously, we need a few new members to setup and help.

Our chapter meetings are OPEN to the public, however, other activities, fioled trips, competitions or events you must to be an active dues paying member of GNPA ( It is easy and well worth joining, we can help you with that as well.

Remember come early 6:30 pm to park, find a seat and socialize with old and new friends before we begin promptly at 7:00 pm. As always, be sure to bring another GNPA member or friend with you.


Looking forward to seeing everyone and let’s enjoy getting back together.


PLEASE NOTE: We MUST leave the building by 9:00 pm!


October 12
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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