Next Meetup

Eric Bowles – Photographing the Georgia Coast: Okefenokee Nat'l Wildlife Refuge
Doors open at 6:30pm, so come a visit with other photographers before the meeting starts. Tonight, we have our great friend Eric Bowles back. Eric’s program tonight is ‘Photographing the Georgia Coast: Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge’, which is a primer for those going to our 2018 Annual EXPO at Jekyll Island in April, see the GNPA website for information and to registration. Eric will be one of the field trip leaders. The coast of Georgia is a wonderful place to explore and photograph. We’ll talk about the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge – The Land of the Trembling Earth. This famous swamp provides wonderful photo opportunities for landscapes, wildlife, and travel photographers. Let’s take a look at the photo opportunities available. Where do you go? What will you see? What equipment is needed? What are some of the techniques you’ll use? We’ll explore the area, share some images, and give you a chance to learn more about visiting the Land of the Trembling Earth. If you don’t know anything about Eric Bowles. He is an Atlanta nature photographer specializing in the southeastern states. A photography educator who provides photo tours, workshops and training both independently and through NANPA and Nikonians Academy. Eric’s work has been exhibited in galleries, purchased by corporate and individual collectors, and published in books and magazines. Eric provides individual instruction for photographers of all skill levels. Eric’s specialties include landscape, wildlife, macro and close-up photography, as well as infrared image making using modified cameras. He is the director of Nikonians Academy. A North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA) Board member and past committee chair for NANPA and a past Board member of Georgia Nature Photography Association. Eric is a frequent visitor and speaker for photography groups throughout Georgia and the Carolinas and host of the NANPA Webinar series. For more information about Eric, visit his website at Please be sure to join us for the first meeting of 2018 for the Gwinnett Chapter of GNPA. You will NOT want to miss this evening. See you January 24th. Here are some of Eric’s images.

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The Gwinnett (formerly, Northeast Atlanta) GNPA Chapter 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 eight 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.


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