Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Featured Photographer, Johnnie Ann Gaskill

August 2014

Our featured photographer for August 2014 is Johnnie Ann Gaskill. She helped organize the West Central Georgia Shutterbugs in January 2006 and has served in various leadership roles since then. In 2012, she, along with five other Shutterbugs, helped organize GNPA (Georgia Nature Photographers’ Association)—Central Chapter, which meets in Zebulon. She continues to be an active member of that group.

She likes to photograph a variety of subjects, edit them in Lightroom, and then put a creative spin on those she uses on the greeting cards and magnets she designs and sells. Her work has won awards in various venues, including the Georgia National Fair, Atlanta Celebrates Photography (at Arts Clayton in Jonesboro), and SlowExposures, as well as on online at Better Photo. Her images grace the walls of homes and businesses, including Upson Regional Medical Center. Samples of her photography and writing are found on her blog: www.jgaskill.com

In addition to photography, Johnnie enjoys learning new things, traveling, reading, writing, and walking two or more miles a day. Since October 2013, she has walked enough miles to reach Little Rock! She was a newspaper columnist for over 25 years and still writes a monthly column for a magazine (Chapel Hill News and Views) in Douglas County. She and her husband are the proud parents of two daughters (and two “sons-in-love”) and grandparents to four terrific “kiddos.”

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