Larry Winslett has been a longtime friend of GNPA. Some of you probably know Larry, have been on field trips, workshop or had a class with him. He recently taught in partnership with The Atlanta School of Photography a class on ‘Photoshop’. Watch and you may see his name as an instructor again in the next few months.
As we are approaching one of the best times for outdoor photography, Fall in the Mountains can be spectacular. Larry will discuss preparation and how-to as well as favorite locations for this fall. Moving water presents some great opportunities as well as colorful landscapes or macro as your subject matter, Larry will provide valuable pointers for everyone.
Larry Winslett is an established nature photographer with an emphasis on the Southern Appalachian Mountains. Specializing in native wildflowers, rivers and streams, and granite outcrops such as at Stone, Panola, and Arabia Mountains in Georgia. His photographs have been featured in a variety of publications, such as Sierra, Wilderness, and Wild Mountain Times.
Larry has used his photographs to help raise public awareness of environmental issues and concerns. As an advocate for environmental protection, he has held many positions with conservation organizations in Georgia. He is the CEO and co-founder of the Friends of Georgia. Formerly the State Conservation Chairman and the current Endangered Species Issues Leader for the Georgia Chapter of the Sierra Club. He is also the chairman of the North Georgia Sierra Club group. He was elected four times to the Georgia Environmental Council. Larry’s environmental work and photography has focused on the protection of native biodiversity and its habitats. He has also helped write, and successfully lobby for, legislation to protect natural areas at Stone Mountain and Jekyll Island.
Larry and his wife, Julie, co-authored the book Wildflowers of Stone Mountain Park. They have recently published a photo book of nature scenes for Stone Mountain Park. This new book is titled Stone Mountain - a walk in the park and is currently available at bookstores and through his web site, www.larrywinslettphotography.com. Larry’s work can also be seen in the books, This is Stone Mountain Park and Stone Mountain Park – a Pocket Guide Book, published and distributed by I.D. Gear.
Over the last few years Larry has lead photographers on the annual early spring Monadnock Madness Photography Workshops. This Monadnock Madness Triple Hike Challenge begins at Stone Mountain, then Arabia Mountain and ends at Panola Mountain. All in a single day. You might like to join next year, watch for it on the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area web site, http://arabiaalliance.org.