Rena Johnson is an award winning Outdoor Photographer and Instructor. While she regularly shoots a variety of subjects in the Outdoors, Nature, Wildlife and the Night Sky are her specialties.
She has worked with many organizations such as Dept of Natural Resources, Georgia State Parks, Friends of Georgia State Parks, etc., as well as several different conservation organizations such as the International Dark Sky Association.
One of her favorite projects so far, was working with Stephen C Foster State Park to gain recognition and certification by the IDA as the only Dark Sky Park in Georgia. She continues to work on teaching others, not only how to photograph the night sky but also how everyone can help reduce light pollution, which in turn, helps a variety of animal species dependent on the night sky.
Her and her photography have been featured in many magazines and other publications including Georgia’s Great Places, Georgia Mountain Laurel, Southbound, Blue Ridge Country, and Atlanta Magazine to name a few.
As a photography instructor, she teaches all over the Southeast as well as many other areas in the US including Hawaii and Alaska.
While she considers outdoor photography her “calling” she loves teaching and working with different conservation groups just as much as she does the photography itself.