On July 19, Tom Wilson will be presenting a program on photographing dragonflies and butterflies at the PSC meeting. He began making photographs at age 40, and he believes strongly that nature photographers should be nature advocates and use their cameras to protect and preserve our vanishing natural world, documenting the threats to our precious resources, and sharing the beauty that makes it worth protecting.
Tom works extensively to document natural areas of Georgia and provide images to organizations such as the Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, The National Park Service, The Nature Conservancy, Georgia River Network, Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway, The Atlanta Audubon Society, Chattahoochee Parks Conservancy, and others.
His work stems from a life-long love of nature and the outdoors. He has worked extensively on the Chattahoochee River providing images for the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, Chattahoochee Parks Conservancy, Georgia River Network, The Atlanta Audubon Society, The Nature Conservancy, and other conservation oriented organizations.
Tom’s work has appeared in Blue Ridge Country Magazine, The Atlantan Magazine, National Geographic Maps, Environmental Monitor, Southern Exposure Magazine (cover), The Nature Conservancy Magazine and North Fulton Living. His work appears in numerous calendars, books (including The Official Boy Scout Handbook 13th edition) and web sites. The National Park Service selected his work to be the centerpiece of the Chattahoochee River “Healthy Parks” campaign in 2005 and 2006, appearing on MARTA buses and billboards throughout the Atlanta area.
Recently Tom supplied 42 images for the Headquarters display at the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area on Island Ford Parkway. His images have been displayed in numerous public spaces including Shepherd Spinal Center, Barnes and Thornburg Law Firm, Coxe, Curry and Associates, Hartsfield-Jackson international Airport, and the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area Headquarters.
In addition, Tom has won numerous awards including Roswell Photo Society Photographer of the Year twice; Grand Prize Winner in the Nikon “Publish Your Passion Photo Essay Contest” twice; Travel Photographer’s Network “Image of the Year” 2003; First Place in the Atlanta Audubon Society 2008 Photo Contest; and the very prestigious “All Time Winner” from Better Photo.com’s 20th anniversary contest held in 2016.
Tom retired from a 33-year career as an executive with the Boy Scouts of America in December of 2016 to pursue Nature Photography full time. He i
s currently working on a project with Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park to update their library of photographs, and he is also working with the Chattahoochee River
National Recreation Area to update their signage throughout the park. Tom enjoys hiking, camping, birding, amateur astronomy, astrophotography and just about anything else that gets him outside.
For more, visit tom-wilson-photography.com
Our Meeting Location is St. John’s United Methodist Church, 3921 Murray Hills Dr, Chattanooga, TN 37416.
PSC Meeting Location
The Quarterly Contest is now open and the deadline is 8/16/18 at midnight.