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About Meta Gatschenberger – North Carolina Nature Photographer and Videographer

Meta Gatschenberger – Award Winning Nature Photographer and Social Media Influencer

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Meta Gatschenberger is a Social Media Influencer and Creator who is very active on Social Media Platforms, including YouTube and Instagram.

Meta’s PhotosByMetaStudio Instagram Account has gained over 3000 Followers in just a few short months.

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Meta shoots Nature Photography and Macro Photography with Sony a77 II Cameras and Vintage Minolta Maxxum AF Lenses.

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“I’ll shoot Cougars and Bears, but I don’t shoot Weddings or Portraits!”
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Meta Gatschenberger – Award Winning North Carolina Nature Photographer

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Meta Gatschenberger – Award Winning North Carolina Nature Photographer

Meta Gatschenberger is a North Carolina Nature Photographer based between Blowing Rock and Boone, NC, next to the Blue Ridge Parkway, in the Western North Carolina Blue Ridge Mountains.

Meta Gatschenberger began shooting North Carolina Nature Photography with her Minolta 35mm QTsi Film Camera and a Minolta Maxxum AF 35–80mm Telephoto Lens back in 2000. Meta shoots Nature Photography and Macro Photography with a Sony a77 II Cameras and Vintage Minolta Maxxum AF Lenses.

Meta is very active in North Carolina Nature Photography, winning the many Photography Contests, Listed Below.

“Shooting with my 1985 Vintage Minolta Maxxum AF Lenses, gives me certain bragging rights, when I can win Photography Contests, competing with other Professional Photographers who paid thousands of dollars for their Expensive Sony Lenses!”
~ Meta Gatschenberger

Photos By Meta – Morning Fog

Cameo Winner – Ray’s Weather 2022 Calendar (March 2022)
Meta’s “Morning Fog” appears on the Ray’s Weather Calendar Photography Contest Winner for March 2022!

Shot on Sony a77 II Digital Camera in Boone, NC.

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Photos By Meta – Red Tailed Hawk

Featured – Blowing Rock Visitor’s Guide and Members Directory 2021–2022
Meta’s “Red Tailed Hawk” was selected for the Blowing Rock Visitors Guide and Members Directory!

Shot with a Sony Alpha Camera using a Minolta 70–210mm ƒ/4 Telephoto Lens at Grandfather Mountain, near Linville, NC.

Two more of Meta’s Nature Photographs appear the Blowing Rock Visitors Guide and Members Directory. These include Meta’s “Barred Owl” and Meta’s “Bee On Purple Aster”.

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Photos By Meta – Camping Under The Stars

Winner – Ray’s Weather 2021 Calendar (August 2021)
Meta’s “Camping Under The Stars appears on the Ray’s Weather Calendar Photography Contest Winner for August 2021!

Shot with a Sony Alpha Camera using a Minolta 20mm ƒ/2.8 Ultra Wide Angle Prime Lens on Price Lake on the Blue Ridge Parkway, near Blowing Rock, NC. Shows the Milky Way on the top left.

Three of Meta’s Nature Photographs appear on Ray’s Weather Calendar as Cameos. These include Meta’s “Barred Owl”, Meta’s “Mabry Mill” and “Horses Fall”.

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Photos By Meta – Fraser’s Ridge In Winter

Winner – Ray’s Weather 2020 Calendar (February 2020)
Meta’s “Fraser’s Ridge In Winter appears on the Ray’s Weather Calendar Photography Contest Winner for February 2020!

Shot with a Sony Alpha Camera using a Minolta 50mm ƒ/1.4 Prime Lens from Meta’s Front Porch, overlooking Fraser’s Ridge and the Blue Ridge Parkway between Bamboo Gap and Aho Gap, near Blowing Rock and Boone, NC.

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Photos By Meta – Grays Lily Close-Up

Winner – Ray’s Weather 2020 Calendar (June 2020)
Meta’s “Grays Lily Close-Up appears on the Ray’s Weather Calendar Photography Contest Winner for June 2020!

Shot with a Sony Alpha Camera using a Minolta 100mm ƒ/2.8 Macro Lens on the Blue Ridge Parkway, near Blowing Rock, NC. This is a rare and endangered flower.

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Photos By Meta – Boone Fork Stream

Winner – Ray’s Weather 2019 Calendar (November 2019)
Meta’s “Boone Fork Stream” appears on the Ray’s Weather Calendar Photography Contest Winner for November 2019!

Shot with a Sony Alpha Camera using a Minolta 24mm ƒ/2.8 Wide Angle Prime Lens at The Julian Price Park, off the Blue Ridge Parkway, near Blowing Rock, NC.

ARHS Benefits Book Cover Contest
Meta’s “Boone Fork Stream” was the 1st Place Winner in the 2018 ARHS Benefits Book Cover Contest.

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Photos By Meta – Blowing Rock Sunset

Featured – Blowing Rock Visitor’s Guide and Members Directory 2019–2020
Meta’s “Blowing Rock HDR Sunset” was selected for the Blowing Rock Visitors Guide and Members Directory!

This amazing HDR Sunset over Grandfather Mountain, was shot from The Blowing Rock, in Blowing Rock, NC, using 5 Bracketed Shots in HDR, with a Sony Alpha Camera using a Minolta 50mm ƒ/1.4 Prime Lens.

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Photos By Meta – Painted Trillium

1st Place Winner – Grandfather Mountain 2017 Nature Photography Contest
Meta’s “Painted Trillium” was the 1st Place Winner at the 2017 Grandfather Mountain Nature Photography Weekend!

Shot with a Sony Alpha Camera using a Minolta 100mm ƒ/2.8 Macro Lens on Grandfather Mountain, near Linville, NC.

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Photos By Meta – Orange Fireworks

Featured – Town of Blowing Rock Visitors Calendar 2017
Meta’s “Orange Fireworks” was the Winner of the 2017 Town of Blowing Rock Visitors Calendar Photography Contest – Inside Cover!

Shot with a Sony Alpha Camera using a Minolta 50mm ƒ/1.4 Prime Lens at Chetola Resort, in Blowing Rock, NC.

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Meta Gatschenberger’s Nature Photography Memberships

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Memberships

Member: Carolinas’ Nature Photographers Association
Member: North Carolina Native Plant Society
Member: Grandfather Mountain Bridge Club
Member: Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation

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