Meta Gätschenberger – Award Winning Nature Photographer from Blowing Rock North Carolina
Meta Gätschenberger – Award Winning Nature Photographer from Blowing Rock NC
Meta Gätschenberger is an Award Winning Nature Photographer, Macro Photographer and Close-Up Photographer from Blowing Rock, North Carolina.
Meta’s Nature Photography Photos are For Sale Online at Photos by Meta.
Meta Gätschenberger’s Time Line of Her Nature Photography Events, News and Contest Awards
Meta’s Time Line of Her Nature Photography Adventures
2017 was an exciting year for Blowing Rock North Carolina Nature Photographer, Meta Gätschenberger.
It started off having Meta’s “Chetola Fireworks” be selected by the Blowing Rock NC Tourism Development Authority for their Official 2017 Tourism Calendar, which are free from the Blowing Rock Chamber. “Chetola Fireworks” appears on the Inside Cover.
Next was having Meta’s “Painted Trillium” win 1st place at the 2017 Grandfather Mountain Nature Photography Contest – No easy feat for an Amateur Macro Photographer such as Meta! From now on, she’ll have to compete in the Professional Class – No pressure there!
Meta’s “Boone Fork Stream” was the 2019 November Winner in the Ray’s Weather Blue Ridge Parkway 2019 Calendar out of over 720 entries.
Meta’s “Boone Fork Stream” was also the 1st Place Winner in the 2018 ARHS Benefits Book Cover Contest. This Employee Benefits Booklet goes out to all Appalachian Regional Healthcare System Employees.
Meta’s “Boone Fork Stream” Framed Photograph is available For Sale at Rustic, 915 Main Street in Downtown Blowing Rock, NC.
Photos by Meta. Photos are also available on T-Shirts, Greeting Cards, Coffee Mugs, Tote Bags, Beach Towels, iPhone Cases and Other Interesting Items!
United States Post Office, Blowing Rock, North Carolina 28605
Meta’s “Blue Ridge Parkway Viaduct” is on display in the U.S. Post Office Lobby, in downtown Blowing Rock, North Carolina. You can purchase this Blue Ridge Parkway popular photo, and other landscape framed prints a few doors down at Rustic on Main Street.
977 Main Street, Blowing Rock, NC 28605
Painted Trillium” won 1st Place in the Beginners Wild Flower Category in the 2017 Grandfather Mountain Nature Photography Contest. The “Painted Trillium” is on display at Grandfather Mountain in the Main Lobby next to the Nature Museum, and will remain on the wall for the next four years!
Photos by Meta is a member of The Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce, which promotes local businesses and Western North Carolina High Country Travel and Tourism in the small Village of Blowing Rock, North Carolina.
Chetola Fireworks” was selected by the Blowing Rock NC Tourism Development Authority to be featured on their Official 2017 Blowing Rock, North Carolina Visitor’s Calendar. This Official Calendar features many other Blowing Rock NC Photographers.
110 North Jefferson Avenue, West Jefferson, NC 28694
915 Main St, Blowing Rock, NC 28605
232 Boone Heights Drive, Boone, NC 28607
Boone Fork Stream” won 1st Place in the ARHS Benefits Book Cover Contest. This Employee Benefits Booklet goes out to all Appalachian Regional Healthcare System Employees in 2018!
Boone Fork Stream” was the 2019 November Winner in the Ray’s Weather Calendar. This popular Calendar features Photographs of the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina and Virginia! A portion of proceeds from the calendar sales will be donated to the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, of which Meta is also a member.
HONORABLE MENTION – 2018 Grandfather Mountain Nature Photography Contest
Meta’s “Moss Spores” got Honorable Mention at the 2018 Grandfather Mountain Nature Photography Weekend in the Advanced Category. In 2017, Meta’s “Painted Trillium” won 1st Place in the Beginners Wild Flower Category, so this year she had to compete in the more difficult Advanced Category – No Pressure There! This Grandfather Mountain Nature Photography Weekend’s weather on the Mile High Grandfather Mountain didn’t cooperate very well. It was very windy (50 mph+), very cold with rain and fog – Welcome to the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina!
Spring 2018 – Skylum’s RAW Photo Editing Software and RAW HDR Software
In the Spring of 2018, Meta started shooting in RAW, instead of JPEG. RAW Images have 68.7 billion colors versus 16.7 million colors in JPEG, which is over 4000x the number of colors and a lot more detail in the shadows and highlights!
High Dynamic Range (HDR) Photography produces Greater Dynamic Range over Standard Digital Photography. HDR Photography is ideal for Sunsets, Sunrises, Landscapes, Interior Photography and Architecture Photography. Meta’s provides her Onsite HDR Photography Services within a 30 mile radius of Boone, NC. Please Contact Meta.
For HDR Photography, Meta shoots bracketed shots in RAW (3 or 5 shots, 2.0EV apart) for her high contrast photos, like interiors, landscapes, sunsets and sunrises. Meta does all of her RAW Post Production using Luminar and Aurora HDR.
Meta’s Memberships and Links
Meta’s Memberships and Links
Member: National Geographic Society
Member: Blue Ridge Media Vacation Rental Photography
Member: North Carolina Native Plant Society
Member: Grandfather Mountain Bridge Club
Member: Blue Ridge Vacations Travel Guide
Member: Blowing Rock NC Chamber of Commerce
Member: Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation
Help Meta Gätschenberger Fund an Apple iMac Computer
Macro Photography Tips: Macro Photography Tips
Meta’s Nursing Website: Nurse Care Coordination
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RAW Editing Application: Get a Free Trial of Luminar
RAW HDR Application: Get a Free Trial of Aurora HDR
Purchase Meta’s Framed Prints in Blowing Rock NC at: Rustic
Contact Meta Gätschenberger
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PO Box 1571
Blowing Rock, NC 28605
1-828-265-2730 Ad Sales Only
Monday – Friday, 9 AM – 5 PM (Eastern)
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Photos By Meta. Framed Prints available in Blowing Rock, NC at Rustic.