Jerry Burnell will present “Shooting and Processing Big Birds”

Jerry Burnell will present “Shooting and Processing Big Birds”

The Smyrna Chapter of the GNPA is excited to have Jerry Burnell present “Shooting and Processing Big Birds.” This meeting is FREE and open to the public.

Jerry will talk about the methods and tips on photographing the big birds. If you are a new photographer, Jerry will provide some useful tips on capturing some great images of these birds during various stages of their annual feeding, nesting, and reproduction. If you are a more experienced wildlife photographer, Jerry will show ways to be more creative in planning and executing a big bird photo shoot.

Jerry Burnell is known as a master jewelry designer and craftsman, a photographer, and a technical and yet strongly ascetics-based jewelry and photography judge. He has been judging photo competitions and giving seminars on many aspects of photography for over forty years. Jerry is self-taught in photography and his photography prowess is based on the reading of over 140 photography books, thousands of magazine articles and attending dozens of seminars.

Jerry is just as comfortable trekking across the southwest desert or caverns under it or capturing images of birds in flight in Florida, as he is sitting in front of his twelve-core processor, multi-screen computer, or photographing a quarter of a million-dollar necklace that they had made. To sum it all up, as one of Jerry’s ten grand kids was introducing Jerry to her teacher she said, “Grandpa takes really, really good pictures.”

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.


Jeff Milsteen presents “Lightroom Editing Live”

The Smyrna Chapter of the GNPA is excited to have Jeff Milsteen spend the evening with us editing YOUR photos. The meeting will begin at 7:00 pm at the Smyrna Community Center. This meeting is FREE and open to the public.

Do you have a photo that has troubled you during post processing? Or is not quite turning out how you thought it might? Now is your chance to see how someone else would edit a photo you took.
Jeff will take member photos and walk us through his post processing workflow in Lightroom and offer suggestions on how he would edit the photo.

***Please email 1-2 photos you’d like to have edited to Jen Ludlum at Please submit a RAW file (jpg is acceptable if you do not shoot in RAW) no later than November 11th.

Jeff has been an avid photographic enthusiast for more than 30 years. His work has been featured in numerous publications and exhibitions, most recently in a solo exhibition at the Callanwolde Fine Arts Center in Atlanta entitled “Shuttered: The Art of Abandoned Places.” He is a past president and five-time Photographer of the Year of the Southeastern Photographic Society, and a frequent speaker and judge for photography clubs in the greater metro Atlanta area. In addition, Jeff is an instructor on photography-related subjects at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Emory University. Jeff’s work can be seen on his website at

Please join us for an insightful evening of photography. Members as well as interested potential members are invited. For more information about Georgia Nature Photographers Association, please check out the website at

NO December Meeting

There will not be a December meeting. GNPA wishes everyone a happy holiday season!

See you in 2020 for many more exciting photographic opportunities!