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Georgia Nature Photographers Association is dedicated to helping nature photographers of all skill levels improve their photography, learn and grow, network with outdoor photographers and participate in exciting trips and events. Through our work, we share our appreciation for the natural world and spotlight the value of nature as a photography special interest.

Our goal is to become the Southeast’s premier nature photography club, and we welcome your help guiding and molding GNPA into the amazing future ahead.

Upcoming events (2)

Using Your DSLR for Videography 101

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This event is for CURRENT GNPA members.

This is an ONLINE ONLY GNPA Webinar using Zoom Technologies.

You can ONLY REGISTER for this ZOOM webinar from the www.GNPA.org website. Once registered, you will receive the link to use Zoom Technologies.

Before the Webinar, you should first download the Zoom Client use this link: https://zoom.us/download. Otherwise, you'll have to download it when you try to join the meeting.

YouTube video on Zoom Setup and Use: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTSJ0YDoF7o
You do not need to use your own video cam or sound mic to attend.

To register for the meeting:
1. Login at: https://www.GNPA.org
2. Look for WEBINAR AND MEETING SCHEDULE AND REGISTRATION on the member home page
3. Click on the registration link that corresponds to this meeting.
4. You will receive a confirmation email with the link to the webinar
5. You will get 2 reminder emails, one the day before the event and one an hour before the webinar

DESCRIPTION:
The Roswell Chapter is hosting this talk for all members.
Have you wanted to use that new camera of yours to take videos but have been hesitant to try? Have you wanted to capture an exciting action sequence that you can view later but don't know how? The cameras we use today not only help us take great photos but are also great at making videos. Many of the cameras we use in our nature photography are also used by professional film makers. Please join us on November 9th at 7:30 to learn from Tom Simpson all about getting started in videography as he presents Videography 101-The Camera. Tom will explain all of the basics of how to use your camera to make memorable nature movies, what settings to use in different situations, and how to set up the camera, what type of focusing strategy to use, and what goes into making a good video. Tom will follow this session up with Videography 201-Post Processing to help you with editing you video clips and creating your own work of art.

Tom has served on the GNPA Board in various roles and is Past President for GNPA. He has also been Chapter Coordinator for several GNPA Chapters. Tom is a biologist and following service in the Army Chemical Corps his career has included faculty positions at MTSU, Wake Forest, and Agnes Scott College followed by 35 years in environmental consulting.
His photographic interests cover a wide range but are primarily around nature including landscapes, wildlife, and macro photography with a particular focus on nature video. He has photos published in the book on the Natural Communities of Georgia and the Journal of the National Wildlife Federation and has a collection of prints on permanent display at a local Uptown Café gallery.
Tom will present on how to get started with video including some suggestions on cameras and gear, understanding the parts of your camera’s video menu including basic setup recommendations for video. He will also provide a few tips on getting more out of shooting video.

How to Photograph Nature in High Key Style

Needs a location

This event is for CURRENT GNPA members.

This is an ONLINE ONLY GNPA Webinar using Zoom Technologies.

You can ONLY REGISTER for this ZOOM webinar from the www.GNPA.org website. Once registered, you will receive the link to use Zoom Technologies.

Before the Webinar, you should first download the Zoom Client use this link: https://zoom.us/download. Otherwise, you'll have to download it when you try to join the meeting.

YouTube video on Zoom Setup and Use: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTSJ0YDoF7o
You do not need to use your own video cam or sound mic to attend.

To register for the meeting:
1. Login at: https://www.GNPA.org
2. Look for WEBINAR AND MEETING SCHEDULE AND REGISTRATION on the member home page
3. Click on the registration link that corresponds to this meeting.
4. You will receive a confirmation email with the link to the webinar
5. You will get 2 reminder emails, one the day before the event and one an hour before the webinar

DESCRIPTION:

This event is hosted by the Alpharetta GNPA chapter.
High key photography is a powerful, evocative and often ethereal type of photography. It involves creating images where there is a dominance of white or bright tones. For nature photography, it is a type of photography that goes against most “traditional” styles and "rules" of nature photography. It requires the right circumstances – the right light, subject, and setting—in order for the magic of High Key photography to work.
When it all comes together, the results can be spectacular! This class will introduce participants to the genre of High Key photography, which can be one of the most artistic forms of nature photography that can be done in-camera and/or a combination of in-camera and post-processing.
This video class will help you put it all together and begin photographing in high-key style! You may even find a treasure trove of images in your archives that could work perfectly for this approach!
You will learn:
• What lighting conditions are best (and worst) for high-key photography
• The settings that are generally recommended for creating high-key work
• What foregrounds and backgrounds work best for high key photography
• Composition tips for this style of photography
• Post-processing tips to create the final look

Past events (10)

Improving Composition with Lightroom with Tom Yackley

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