The Smyrna Chapter of the GNPA is excited to have David Akoubian present “Painting a Photograph.” The meeting will begin at 7:00 pm at the Smyrna Community Center.

Professional Nature Photographer and Tamron Image Master, David Akoubian, started his career as a photographer in the early 1990s, but his training started years prior as a painter. David was educated and trained as a painter in his early years but decided to trade his paint for film in his 20s. Although his medium changed, his style of photography benefited through his art training.

Join David as he discusses how his compositional style of landscape and wildlife photography was and is influenced by the classic painters. He incorporates many of the basic elements from the painters of the Renaissance period into iconic locations as well as “brush strokes” in his images like the Impressionist. David will set out to inspire you to take your time setting up an image as well as trying fun new techniques to improve your compositions and images.

Visit his website at to see some of his amazing work.

Please join us for an insightful evening of photography.

The Smyrna Chapter of Georgia Nature Photographers Association (GNPA) meets on the third Thursday of every month at 7pm at the Smyrna Community Center. A GNPA member of any chapter may attend our meetings and we ALWAYS welcome visitors interested in photography to join us. If you attend regularly, we ask that you help support the club (which pays for the rental of the facilities, supplies, and equipment) by becoming a member!
Visit the GNPA website to read more about it and learn how to become a member.



August 15


07:00 pm - 09:00 pm

Event Category:

GNPA Meetings

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Smyrna Chapter of GNPA


Smyrna Community Center

200 Village Green Circle

Smyrna, GA, US