Post Processing Photos using Adobe Camera RAW

Post Processing Photos using Adobe Camera RAW

Introduction to Adobe Camera RAW
On Tuesday, November 12, 2019, at the Griffin Chapter of Georgia Nature Photographers Association in Griffin, GA, Alicia Pastiran will explain and demonstrate some techniques for post processing images in Adobe Camera RAW. This meeting will be held in Conference Room (#109) of the Spalding Senior Center, Griffin, GA. Members as well as interested potential members are invited. The meeting is free and open to the public.

ACR, or Adobe Camera RAW, is one of the most powerful pieces of software attached to PhotoShop (PS) and can be used as the only tool in post processing, or as a basic set up to PhotoShop. Every RAW photo you bring into PS goes through ACR first. ACR sets the foundation and groundwork for all work done in PS. Therefore, it is important to get things right in ACR so you can get the best image possible from PS. This presentation will be about ACR not LR; however some topics talked about will transfer to LR because they work on the same foundation. Alicia will be showing you the tools available in ACR, both Global and Local, and giving examples of how to use them so you can set yourself up for success when editing your photos. She also will be showing you some “tricks” and shortcuts that can be used and a basic workflow for ACR.

Alicia is an avid amateur nature photographer, and enjoys not only photography, but learning new techniques and tools for post processing images and sharing her expertise with others.

For more information about the Griffin Chapter of GNPA, please visit our Meetup page at,

For more information about Georgia Nature Photographers Association, please check out their web site, and click on the “central chapter”.

2019 Smokies Photo Weekend

2019 Smokies Photo Weekend

2019 Smokies Photo Weekend
Mark your calendars now for November 14 – 17, 2019 – Great Smoky Mountains National Park

You really do not want to miss this annual event, just a great way to see and photograph the wonderful region of the Great Smoky Mountains. Plus, do it with other GNPA members and have a wonderful few days together, doing what Nature Photographers love.

REMEMBER ONLY CURRENT ACTIVE GNPA MEMBERS. If you have only registered with Meetup chapter, you STILL need to become a current GNPA member. To Join GNPA & Register go to Join GNPA, then register for the Smokies Photo Weekend, you will not regret it!
Schedule at a Glance
Thursday, Nov 14, 5:30 pm
Welcome session. Pizza dinner.
Guest Speaker: Roger Trentham, Nature Photography & Instructor Smoky Mountain School of Photography
Friday & Saturday, Nov. 15, 16
Field trips and classes
Sunday, Nov 17 – 11 am
Closing speaker
Photo competition awards
Register EARLY! GNPA members ONLY! $75 registration fee.
Includes all fees and pizza dinner Thursday night.
Does NOT include other meals, beverages or incidentals.
NOTE: Wine is not available for purchase in Townsend, so BYOB.
Event & room Reservations OPENS October 1 and CLOSES on October 28. Don’t Miss Out!

Highland Manor Inn & Conference Center NEW LOCATION from previous years. Room rates will be $109.50 per night (plus 14.25% taxes = $125.10). Essentially the same lodging expense as prior years. Call to make your reservation at either (800) 213-9462 or (865) 448-2211.

This year’s Smokies Photo Weekend will be bigger and better than ever.
Our new location can accommodate 80 people and we’ll have a separate, private conference center with a separate classroom, so we’re adding a few classes to go along with the field trips.

We’ll have a photo competition with 3 categories: Wildlife, Landscapes and Macros/Close Up photography.
This year there will be ribbons AND cash prizes for 1st place ($100), 2nd place ($75), and 3rd place ($50) in each category, and ribbons for honorable mention. Plus, there will be a $125 Cash prize for Best in Show selected from the winners in each of the three categories. Winners will be announced Sunday morning.
Join us to photograph landscapes, water, wildlife, flora, the historic structures and buildings that all have been preserved to reveal the rich tapestry of the Smoky Mountains region.
The Smokies is well known for its wonderful fall colors, but in November, the crowds thin out, the leaves fall, and the forests reveal old growth trees, old structures, feeding bears & other wildlife, waterfalls, reflections, etc. In years past we have still had good color in mid-November.
We have the privilege of GNPA members who have agreed to be field event leaders and will share their knowledge and love of both the Smokies and Photography!
“ONLY current GNPA members can register and attend. To join GNPA, go to”