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The Smyrna chapter of the Georgia Nature Photographers Association (GNPA) is one of six chapters statewide.

We are dedicated to helping nature photographers of all levels improve their photography, learn new skills, and meet other like-minded photographers who are ready to have fun and help you with your shared passion.

You are welcome to join our meetup even if you are not a GNPA member; however, there are some activities like field trips and competitions that are not open to non-GNPA members. If you’d like to join GNPA, visit https://www.gnpa.org and click JOIN THE GNPA (https://www.gnpa.org/index.php/join-the-gnpa).

We also encourage you to join the other GNPA chapter Meetup groups so that you can be in the know about all of the photography activities planned in the Atlanta metro area. And please check out the Pages tab on this site where you will be able to see information about Contests and Field trips.

We meet once a month, generally the third Thursday, in the Smyrna Community Center—a lower-level conference room—everyone is welcome and we hope to see you at our next monthly meeting!

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Yellowstone National Park In the Spring

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Details Join fellow GNPA members for a photo safari to Yellowstone National Park. Attendees will stay in Bozeman, Montana for daily trips into one of our most stunning national parks. You must be a GNPA member to participate. ITINERARY: Fly in to Bozeman, MT (BZN) May 11, 2019 Flights to Bozeman, MT can be expensive if you wait to make a reservation. Book early and you'll save about half the cost of your ticket. Check in at the Days Inn will be on Saturday, May 11, 2018 after 1pm. Checkout is Saturday AM on May 18. We will drive back to Bozeman, MT and turn cars in. We'll be transported to the airport from the rental company. Fly out of Bozeman, MT May 18, 2019. For full details, prices, itinerary and to join GNPA, visit https://www.gnpa.org/index.php/events-workshops/field-trips-events-workshops/8-gnpa-wide-events/field-trips/1077-may-11-18-2019-yellowstone-spring-bears-bighorn-sheep-buffalo-and-more. Both Chris and Bob have been to and led trips to Yellowstone many times. FOR MORE INFORMATION: If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Chris Dekle ([masked]) or Bob Waters ([masked]).

Clifford Martin will Present Focus Stacking: A ‘How To’ Guide for Photographers

The Smyrna Chapter of the GNPA is excited to have Clifford Martin present “Focus Stacking: A ‘How To’ Guide for Nature Photographers.” The meeting will begin at 7:00 pm at the Smyrna Community Center. Clifford Martin will be discussing the principles behind the process, and when it is appropriate for Nature Photographers to use this technique. The discussion will include techniques for taking the ‘stack’ photos, a list of camera models with focus stacking capabilities built-in, necessary equipment that is useful in taking the photos, and software used to process the images. There will be a live demo of taking a series of Focus Stack images and then processing those images through a couple of different software packages. Clifford Martin is an award winning and widely published photographer with specialties in Aviation, Equestrian, Special Event and Commercial Product photography. He is a regular contributor to several aviation related magazines and his work has appeared in local, regional, national and international publications. His commercial product photography is in use by international companies for their product catalogs, instruction manuals, websites and sales materials. He has made extensive use of the focus stacking technique for commercial product photography. Clifford is a member of the GNPA Conservation Committee and member of Nikon’s NPS. Visit his website at www.bigreddogatl.com to see some of his amazing work. Please join us for an insightful evening from an amazing presenter. Members as well as interested potential members are invited. For more information about Georgia Nature Photographers Association, please check out their web site at www.gnpa.org.

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