2017 03 crp RSsmallAt the Chattahoochee Nature Center at 7 PM.

Just in time for Spring,  Joyce Dumas will be presenting to GNPA on Flower Photography. This event should be helpful for those attending the EXPO in at the Bald Mountain Valley resort the end of March when several of the field trips will include some great wildflower locations.

Joyce will be providing tips on composition, lighting, and gear to take great flower photographs, including some ideas on creative flower photography.

2017 03 crp 2Joyce studied photography at the University of Florida School of Journalism and worked as a newspaper photographer and reporter before moving on to magazine editing and freelance writing. After moving to the North Georgia Mountains and being inspired by the surrounding beauty, Joyce decided to focus on nature photography and has shown her work in local and regional galleries as well as at juried fine art shows throughout the Southeast. Joyce teaches photography and digital imaging classes and leads photography workshops in Georgia, North Carolina and Tennessee.

She co-founded the Blue Ridge Mountain Photographers guild, chaired the BRMP National Photography Exhibit, and served on the board of the Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association.  You can check out some of her work on www.joycedumasphotos.com



I have asked a few of our well known and outstanding women photographers (not that all of you are not outstanding photographers!) to appear as a panel to learn their approaches to some of their wonderful nature photography.

2017 02 panel imageThe panelists are:

Sophie De Backer, Marcia Brandes, Kathy Aspy, Mary Jo Cox, and Toni Anderson

They will tell a little about their:

  • Current Gear (camera, favorite lens, special gear in your bag).
  • Post processing software including any plug-ins they like
  •  Favorite nature targets and what else they shoot
  •  Favorite places to shoot and maybe show some of their work.             

Then the floor will be open for any questions, explore some of their photography that might interest you, and perhaps get some hints, secrets, ideas that can be of benefit to all of us in improving our skills and results of our nature photography.

The second part of the evening will be a presentation on the use of your camera for Time Lapse Photography…what do you need, how do you plan and set up for the shoot, and what post processing approaches to use.  There will also be a few examples including a couple of the nature winners of this last year’s first International Time Lapse Photography competition in LA.

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