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Sometimes you will have a vertical image but it needs to be converted to a 1080 pixel wide horizontal image with a 4:3 aspect ratio for posting on Meetup and the GNPA website. I’ll walk through the process. This video from Matt Kloskowski helps to walk through the basic ideas.
Here is a vertical image: We want to change this to a horizontal image for posting on Meetup and the GNPA website.
Start by Opening the Print Module in Lightroom. Open the Layout panel on the left side of the screen. I am creating the 8×6 User template so I can use it for this image and in the future.
First, create a Custom Layout with appropriate dimensions or a multiple of those dimensions. Select the + to the Right of the Template Browser. I am going to use 8 inches wide and 6 inches high for a 4:3 aspect ratio.
Add a single custom cell for the vertical image. You can choose any of the cell size options and then adjust the size as needed. I used 4.5 inches wide and 6 inches high – a 3:4 ratio that fills the 6 inch canvas height but that could be changed as needed. Be sure to fill the page height if you want to avoid having excess white space. You can use any size for the cell as long as it matches the height of your layout. The sides will simply have white space.
Drag the photo into the cell. Tweak the image dimensions on the page as needed so it fills the vertical dimension. If you have a different dimension, make sure the height of the cell matches the height of your layout.
Go to the Page Panel and add a watermark for the photographer credit.
Open the Print Job panel. Select Print to JPEG at top of panel. Set PPI so the image width in inches times PPI is approximately 1080 pixels wide. In this case it is 135 pixels which is 1080 pixels divided by the 8 inch width of the cell. Choose Standard Sharpening and Glossy Output. Choose Quality 70-80%. Set custom file dimensions to 8 x 6 inches to maintain 4:3 aspect ratio. Render as sRGB with Relative Colormetric.
Select Print to File at the bottom of the screen to create the JPEG. Name the file as desired and put it in the desired folder. Here is the resulting file.
At the June 22, 2019 board meeting, after GNPA general elections were held, the following officers and members at large were installed by unanimous board approval. Chairmen for standing committees were also announced. Please reach out to one of our board officers or members with any questions or concerns. We look forward to hearing from you.
President: Eric Bowles
Vice President: Mary Jo Cox
Secretary: Ken Dunwoody
Treasurer: Susan Burroughs
Past President: Tom Simpson
Website: Chris Dekle
GNPA Board Members At Large
Communications: Anna DeStefano
Conservation: Marcia Brandes
Expo: Alfie Wace
Membership Chair: Stewart Woodard
The activities of each GNPA chapter are overseen by one or more chapter coordinators. You can find the current chapter coordinator on each Chapter’s page. View Chapters
Currently supported organizations
Chattahoochee Nature Center, email@example.com
Chattahoochee Parks Conservancy, firstname.lastname@example.org
Friends of Georgia State Parks, email@example.com
GA Dept. of Nat. Resources (DNR)
Wildlife Resources Division, firstname.lastname@example.org
Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation, email@example.com
Park Pride, firstname.lastname@example.org
Piedmont Park Conservancy, email@example.com
Trees Atlanta, firstname.lastname@example.org
The North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA) offers fantastic tips for being an ethical photographer.
GNPA has written agreements with our supported organizations that provide important details on each party’s rights and responsibilities. Each of our partners has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that governs the use of these images for the protection of our photographers. These MOUs state, in part:
The parties understand and agree that the submitting photographer retains the copyright to submitted images, and that the non-exclusive license to utilize images submitted by GNPA members as set forth above is limited to your organization’s use for its own promotional and educational materials and programs.
From time to time, in addition to the GNPA services described herein, GNPA photographers may provide your organization with photographs from photographers’ personal portfolios. These photographs may contain the word “Limited Use” in the file name of the photograph. Unless your organization agrees otherwise in writing with the submitting photographer, photographs designated as Limited Use can only be used for the organization’s website, newsletters, social media channels, and printed material including posters, brochures, educational materials, annual reports and event invitations. Without limiting the generality of that limitation, photographs designated as Limited Use cannot be otherwise published, sold, or transferred to third parties.
Your organization agrees to provide notification to GNPA photographer(s) upon your organization’s use of any image(s) submitted to you by GNPA photographers.
When acting at the request of one of our supported organizations, the organization itself will assure that appropriate model releases have been obtained and you can submit photographs of people to the organization without obtaining a model release.
GNPA’s Conservation Commitee
- Chairman (Marcia Brandes), email@example.com
- Volunteers (Cheryl Tarr), firstname.lastname@example.org
- Education (Tom Wilson), email@example.com
- Communications (Brian Lucy), firstname.lastname@example.org
- Organizations Skip Kazmarek, email@example.com
- Member John Kelly, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Member Clay Fisher, email@example.com
- Member Dale Aspy, firstname.lastname@example.org
Submitted photos may come from archives or new shots.
Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Shot List:
Download the PDF for full information: CLICK TO DOWNLOAD Spring Submissions for DNR.pdf
Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation: Contact John Kelly at email@example.com
Piedmont Park Conservancy: Contact Clay Fisher at cons_PPC@gnpa.org
- Saturdays: Green Market (Temporarily suspended during Covid-19)
- Landscapers/workers in action (Temporarily suspended during Covid-19)
Open Times Photography Opportunities at Piedmont Park: Contact Clay Fisher mailto:cons_PPC@gnpa.org
- Winter Beauty Shots- silhouettes of deciduous trees, groups of evergreens and deciduous plants, visitors walking against blue winter skies, relaxing on benches, walking dogs, the dog park. Evergreen hollies with berries, deciduous hollies with berries, more bare trees.
- Fish Eye photo of Piedmont Avenue or skyline and Park (attempting to show green in a vast city)
- Sean’s Heart in the Park restaurant (by Pool)
- Park Drive bridge
- Active oval
- 12th and 14th street entrances
- Six Springs Wetlands
- Greystone (venue exterior)
- Front lawn
- Magnolia hall (venue exterior)
- Gingko tree
- Lake shots and Gazebo
- Dog park
- Piedmont commons
- 10th street/ park tavern restaurant
Diversity in photos (age, ethnicity, attire); Runners, walkers, bikers, skaters, scooters, fishing, sports, picnics, kites, families, bench sitting, all birds, ducks, squirrels, turtles, bugs.
Monuments- there are monuments throughout the park. Once we have these images we can tell a story about them.
Get involved today!
Contact the Conservation Committee’s volunteer coordinator at cons_Volunteers@gnpa.org for more information about these and other opportunities.
GNPA’s Conservation is proud to have facilitated the contribution of conservation photography to the following organizations.
- Chattahoochee Nature Center, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Chattahoochee Parks Conservancy, email@example.com
- GA Dept of Nat. Resources (DNR)
Wildlife Resources Division (WRD), firstname.lastname@example.org
- Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation, email@example.com
- Park Pride, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Piedmont Park Conservancy, email@example.com
- Trees Atlanta, firstname.lastname@example.org
What is Conservation Photography?
Conservation photography is defined more by the way it is used than by what it contains. Conservation photography inspires action to protect and conserve the natural world. Within that broad category, almost any kind of photograph can be used for conservation purposes, including the following:
- Stock photos donated to local nature organizations.
- Scenics, wildlife, and macro shots of nature that are specifically requested.
- Images of people enjoying outdoor activities.
- Photos taken at organization events.
- Art photos donated for fundraising.
- Photographers helping educate organizations on how to use and present photos.
The GNPA Conservation Committee was chartered in January, 2018, to fulfill one of GNPA’s core principles.
Our goal is that members become aware of how they can engage in GNPA’s conservation efforts, and to help members develop the skills to make valuable contributions to conservation in Georgia.