An award-winning photographer is coming to town to share his works and skills. (Photo: MGNOnline)

An award-winning nature photographer is giving a local boot camp and talk in Chattanooga soon.

The Photographic Society of Chattanooga will host award-winning nature photographer Tom Wilson on July 19.

Wilson works to document natural areas of Georgia and provide images to conservation groups.


He has worked on the Chattahoochee River extensively, providing images for Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, Chattahoochee Parks Conservancy, Georgia River Network, The Atlanta Audubon and other conservation groups, according to Wilson’s website.

Wilson started photography at the age of 40 and has had his work appear in numerous magazines, calendars and books.

His work was selected by the National Park Service for the Healthy Parks campaign in 2005 and 2006 appearing on MARTA buses and Billboards in the Atlanta area, also according to his website.

His program will be Dragonflies and Butterflies and will begin at 7 p.m. at the St. John United Methodist Church.

Visitors are welcome.

For beginners who want to get their camera off of automatic, there will be a boot camp at 6 p.m.