What we're about

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 nine Chapters of the state-wide Georgia Nature Photographers Association. We invite you to visit one of our monthly meetings, normally the 4th Wednesday of each month (except Nov & Dec, when we combine for a Christmas Party).

Please join our meetup whether or not you are a GNPA member to see what you may be missing. However, some activities such as Field Trips and Competitions are NOT open to non-GNPA Members.

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.

Join us for nature photography field trips (as GNPA Members), monthly meetings, competitions, etc.

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

We sincerely hope to see you at our next monthly meeting.


For more information about our chapter, visit past Meetup Events, the Photos on the menu.

Upcoming events (3)

David Akoubian, Planning a Photo Outing/Field Trip & Preparing for a Competition

David Akoubian, professional nature photographer and Tamron Image Master is back after a long absence with our group. If you did not make the last EXPO in Columbus, he was one of our discussion leaders and was very well received. So, here is another chance to hear and see David up close and personal. “Planning your Photo Outing/Field Trip” and “Preparing for a Competition” Tonight, David will discuss and help each of us in TWO important areas; “Planning and Preparing for your next Photo Outing/Field Trip” and “Preparing for a Competition”. First, “Planning and Preparing for your next Photo Outing/Field Trip” based on where and what your Photo Outing/Field Trip will be some of the important Do’s and Don’t. Things to consider to get the most from your trip. Second, with many Competitions coming up, “Preparing for a Competition” will be very timely. Understanding competition rules and things to think about when selecting images. Hints on post-processing as well as framing and matting considerations, if required. David and Evelyn, his wife live North Georgia mountains. Some of his clients have included Coca Cola, PNC Bank, Tamron, Sirui, the Mountain Conservation Trust of Georgia, Lensbaby, The Nature Conservancy, Scholastic Books, and Gibbs Gardens. His photographic work and articles have appeared in publications such as Nature Photographer, Audubon Magazine, Blue Ridge Country, Birder's World, Outdoor Photographer, Backpacker Magazine, and many local publications. He has also had work featured in several books. In addition, David does instructional guides on scenic locations. More information can be found at Bear Woods Photography (http://www.bearwoodsphotography.com). Please be sure to join us at the June 26th meeting for the Gwinnett Chapter of Georgia Nature Photographers Association. We feel certain you will find it interesting and informative. Don’t miss out.

'Mastering Manual Mode' in Lawrenceville with ASoP

Cornerstone Coworking

Announcing a NEW Partnership with the Atlanta School of Photography (ASoP) and the Gwinnett Chapter of the Georgia Nature Photographers Association (GNPA). Our effort to provide new innovative ways to offer photography classes for both newer and more experienced GNPA members, we are very excited about our new partnership with the ASoP. Take this opportunity to tie it all together – aperture, shutter, ISO and white balance for perfect exposure and effect. You know what each does and why but learn how to balance every aspect to perfection in different situations. Instructor Allison Jarek will cover ideal scenarios for manual mode, how to change settings in your camera and develop an easy workflow for thinking and seeing through your scene. Registered students are asked to bring their camera and camera manual to the workshop. TO REGISTER go to this link: https://atlschoolofphoto.com/workshops/stay-focused-in-lawrenceville-with-gnpa ONLY WAY TO REGISTER!!! Regular fee is $35. Saturday, June 29th, 1:00pm-3:00pm Class size limited to 12, so don’t wait register as soon as you can. Cornerstone Coworking 279 West Crogan Street Lawrenceville, GA As a GNPA member you will receive a discount on your registration. If not a GNPA member, this is just another of the many reasons to join. Don’t wait, go to the GNPA website at www.gnpa.org you can you’re your appropriate membership type. Keep watching for future classes and offerings from the GNPA Gwinnett Chapter and ASoP.

Juried Exhibition @ The Bowen, Center for the Arts

Bowen Center for the Arts

CALL FOR ENTRIES! GNPA members ONLY & Cash Awards, 1st Place $500, 2nd Place $250 3rd Place $125 & Honorable Mention Prizes. Enchanted Forests with themes of Landscapes, Wilderness, Wildlife, anything Nature. Entry DEADLINE: Saturday, July 6 @ 4:00pm Exhibit Duration: August 2 - September 20, 2019 Entries are being accepted for a GNPA members only a Juried Exhibition presented by the The Bowen, Center for the Arts, Dawsonville GA. DON'T MISS OUT on this fabulous event. Entry form, submitted work and nonrefundable entry fee due by Saturday, July 6, 2019, 4:00PM. Open to all current GNPA members--if you are not a member, JOIN NOW at www.gnpa.org! IMPORTANT: To get complete information, submission details and Entry Form you must login as a GNPA member on the GNPA website to receive.

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