Doors will open at 6:30 pm. 6:30 to 7:00 pm will be time for socializing.
Our meeting starts at 7:00 PM. The presentation will begin at 7:15 pm. Overflow parking, if required, will be at the Elementary school about 1 block from the Arts Center on Mayfield Road.
Members, as well as guests, are invited to join us.
Tom believes strongly that nature photographers should be nature advocates and use their cameras to protect and preserve our vanishing natural world, documenting the threats to our precious resources and sharing the beauty that makes it worth protecting. He works extensively to document natural areas of Georgia and provide images to organizations such as the Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, The National Park Service, The Nature Conservancy, Georgia River Network, Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway, The Atlanta Audubon Society, Chattahoochee Parks Conservancy and others.
Tom’s talk will focus on specifically what GNPA is doing as an organization to support conservation in Georgia. He will talk about how GNPA members can get involved either as a Conservation Photographer through the GNPA or on the GNPA Conservation Committee. Topics covered will include:
What is Conservation Photography?
How do I become a GNPA Conservation Photographer?
What Conservation Organizations have GNPA partnered with?
What volunteer opportunities are available within GNPA?
How Can GNPA support my interest in Conservation Photography?
Tom Wilson began making photographs at age 40. His work stems from a life-long love of nature and the outdoors. He has worked extensively on the Chattahoochee River providing images for the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, Chattahoochee Parks Conservancy, Georgia River Network, The Atlanta Audubon Society, The Nature Conservancy and other conservation-oriented organizations. His work has appeared in Blue Ridge Country Magazine, The Atlantan Magazine, National Geographic Maps, Environmental Monitor, Southern Exposure Magazine (cover), The Nature Conservancy Magazine and North Fulton Living. His work appears in numerous calendars, books (including “The Official Boy Scout Handbook 13th edition) and web sites. His work was selected by the National Park Service to be the centerpiece of the Chattahoochee River “Healthy Parks” campaign in 2005 and 2006 appearing on MARTA Buses and Billboards throughout the Atlanta Area. Recently he supplied 42 images for the Headquarters display at the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area on Island Ford Parkway.
Alpharetta Arts Center
238 Canton Street
Alpharetta, GA, US, 30009