GWINNETT CHAPTER | Larry Winslett, ‘Fall & Moving Water in the Mountains’

GWINNETT CHAPTER | Larry Winslett, ‘Fall & Moving Water in the Mountains’

Larry Winslett has been a longtime friend of GNPA. Some of you probably know Larry, have been on field trips, workshop or had a class with him. He recently taught in partnership with The Atlanta School of Photography a class on ‘Photoshop’. Watch and you may see his name as an instructor again in the next few months.

As we are approaching one of the best times for outdoor photography, Fall in the Mountains can be spectacular. Larry will discuss preparation and how-to as well as favorite locations for this fall. Moving water presents some great opportunities as well as colorful landscapes or macro as your subject matter, Larry will provide valuable pointers for everyone.

Larry Winslett is an established nature photographer with an emphasis on the Southern Appalachian Mountains. Specializing in native wildflowers, rivers and streams, and granite outcrops such as at Stone, Panola, and Arabia Mountains in Georgia. His photographs have been featured in a variety of publications, such as Sierra, Wilderness, and Wild Mountain Times.

Larry has used his photographs to help raise public awareness of environmental issues and concerns. As an advocate for environmental protection, he has held many positions with conservation organizations in Georgia. He is the CEO and co-founder of the Friends of Georgia. Formerly the State Conservation Chairman and the current Endangered Species Issues Leader for the Georgia Chapter of the Sierra Club. He is also the chairman of the North Georgia Sierra Club group. He was elected four times to the Georgia Environmental Council. Larry’s environmental work and photography has focused on the protection of native biodiversity and its habitats. He has also helped write, and successfully lobby for, legislation to protect natural areas at Stone Mountain and Jekyll Island.

Larry and his wife, Julie, co-authored the book Wildflowers of Stone Mountain Park. They have recently published a photo book of nature scenes for Stone Mountain Park. This new book is titled Stone Mountain – a walk in the park and is currently available at bookstores and through his web site, Larry’s work can also be seen in the books, This is Stone Mountain Park and Stone Mountain Park – a Pocket Guide Book, published and distributed by I.D. Gear.

Over the last few years Larry has lead photographers on the annual early spring Monadnock Madness Photography Workshops. This Monadnock Madness Triple Hike Challenge begins at Stone Mountain, then Arabia Mountain and ends at Panola Mountain. All in a single day. You might like to join next year, watch for it on the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area web site,

GWINNETT CHAPTER | ‘Sell’s Mill Park’ Field Trip

GWINNETT CHAPTER | ‘Sell’s Mill Park’ Field Trip

Join GNPA for a members ONLY!

Opportunity to photograph Sells Mill Dam, Old Sells Mill exterior, and Indian Creek. 8783 Jackson Trail Road, Hoschton, GA 30548

Meet at 7:30 AM – The Park opens at Dawn/ closes at Dusk

To join GNPA, go to our GNPA Website to join and register,
Print your Name Badge/Membership Card as identification. We will be checking against the Field Trip Roster. Thanks, Remember, no guest or non-GNPA members can accompany or register for any Field Trip events.

Personal safety is of utmost importance.
1. Nature photography includes inherent risks which all participants must evaluate for themselves as to the safety of any activity based on their personal abilities. Be constantly aware of your surroundings and any potential hazards which could result in injury to you or others. Do not place yourself in danger!

2. By registering, you are agreeing to the standard GNPA Warranty and Liability release.

You may want to bring water, snacks, or lunch. Depending on the weather, you may need bug repellant and Sun Screen. Wear comfortable walking shoes that can get wet/muddy (hiking boots or shoes).

Equipment: Tripod, multiple lenses from Macro to Wide-Angle to Telephoto. Polarizer or other filters are also recommended.

Remember, as with any field trips, do not leave anything out in your car while on the trails. Keep any possessions in trunk of your car. Always take a trash bag to pick up and clean while on field trips. Only leave footprints behind, nothing else!

GWINNETT CHAPTER | Monthly Meeting

Our October meeting program will be announced soon.

Keep watching for details.

The GNPA Gwinnett Chapter, located in Lawrenceville, is an organization dedicated to helping nature photographers of all skill levels improve their photography, learn and grow, meet other outdoor photographers, participate in great trips and events, help others understand the value of the natural world and give focus to a special area of interest in photography.

We are one of the older GNPA chapters established on December 2, 2011. We invite you to visit one of our monthly meetings. We usually meet at 7:00pm, although members begin arriving at 6:30pm to visit and find a good seat. Regular meetings are the 4th Wednesday of each month except Nov & Dec, too many other demands on families for Thanksgiving and Christmas. We don’t even try to compete, so we combine those months and have a Christmas Party on the 1st Wednesday of December.

It is our goal to make the Gwinnett Chapter and GNPA as a whole the best nature photography club in the Southeast, and we want you to help guide and mold it into exactly the kind of club you want.

It is simple to join GNPA. Simply go to WWW.GNPA.ORG, select “Join the GNPA” button and follow the instructions.

Join us as a MEMBER of GNPA for nature photography field trips, our annual EXPO conference, workshops, competitions, etc.

Tom Wilson: Accomplishment, Goals & How to be Part of the Conservation Committee

Tom Wilson: Accomplishment, Goals & How to be Part of the Conservation Committee

Not a stranger to the Gwinnett Chapter, here for a repeat engagement our speaker this month is Tom Wilson. Tom has been a member of GNPA since 2011, a member of the Alpharetta chapter and chair of GNPA’s Conservation Committee.

He will update everyone about the accomplishments and goals for the next year by the Conservation Committee. Answer any questions regarding how you can become more involved with the Conservation Committee.

To learn more and see many of his Tom Wilson’s wonderful collection of images, visit his website at and Facebook posting at

Tom believes strongly that nature photographers should be nature advocates and use our cameras to inform others as well as to protect and preserve our vanishing natural world.

Tom really started seriously making photographs at age 40. He works 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.

To learn more and see many of his Tom Wilson’s wonderful collection of images, visit his website at and Facebook posting at