Welcome to the New Hampshire
Society of Photographic Artists


NEWSLETTER  JANUARY/FEBRUARY  2019

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MEMBER EVENTS

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NH Now Project Review Update

NHSPA has initiated a project to present a photographic portrait of life in New Hampshire and display the results of that portrait in a series of regional and statewide exhibits with the objective of a book of selected photographs.  New Hampshire Artist Laureate Gary Samson is curating the project.

The first project review, the New Hampshire Seacoast, was well attended.  We have now scheduled the next project review, for the Lakes Region, which will take place at 1:00, on January 27th, at the First Congregational Church, 115 S Main St., Wolfeboro, NH. Be sure to submit your Lakes Region photos as soon a possible, with images created on or after August 1st 2018.  Other phases will follow and will be announced on our website.

·         ·         Great North Woods

·         ·         White Mountains

·         ·         Lakes (1:00pm Jan 27, 2019   First Congregational Church, 115 S Main St., Wolfeboro, NH)

·         ·         Dartmouth/Lake Sunapee

·         ·         Monadnock

·         ·         Merrimack Valley

·         ·         Seacoast (Completed 1st Review)     

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Opening Reception Jan, 12, 12:00-4:00pm          Exhibit Runs Jan 12, 2019 Through Feb 12, 2019


'New Hampshire Society of Photographic Artists  Members' 20th Annual Members' Exhibit and Sale'  


Exeter Town Hall Art Gallery

9 Front Street, 2nd Floor 

Exeter, NH 03833

http://www.nhspa.org/

Hours: 12:00pm - 4:00pm Saturday and Sunday

EXHIBITION /  CALL FOR ART

The NHSPA is pleased to announce our 2019 Exeter members’ exhibition. It will take place Jan. 12-Feb. 10, 2019. As in past years, the show will be held at the Exeter Town Hall. Opening reception is on Saturday, January 12, from 12:00-4:00PM.

Drop off - Saturday, January 5 from 9:00am to 12:00 noon. Hanging of the exhibit will take place immediately after the drop-off close, beginning January 5 at 12:00noon.  Can’t drop off your work on Jan. 5? Please contact Carol Van Loon (vanloon42@gmail.com or 603-799-1941) she has a few alternative drop spots to offer. Remember that your dues need to be up-to-date, you can pay at drop off.

Pickup - Sunday February 10, from 3-4 pm. If you cannot make that day, have someone pick up your work since we have to clear the Town Hall that day

Entries - One or two properly framed photographs.

ENTRY FORM LINKS BELOW The forms must be filled out when you drop off your photographs. Please keep in mind that we hang our photographs on panel supplied, not every photo should be large.

Volunteers - Volunteers help make this show happen. Let us know as soon as possible if you can help with hanging, preparing labels, and/or arranging refreshments, closing the show. Contact Carol VanLoon (Vanloon42@gmail.com

- The show opening is Jan. 12, 12-4 p.m., anyone interested in helping with food for the opening event Jan 12 from 12-4pm  please let Carol know (Vanloon42@gmail.com). 

- Interested in giving a talk? Please contact Carol (Vanloon42@gmail.com)

- We need gallery sitters!  Please contact Carol (Vanloon42@gmail.comknow or sign up at drop off

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INFORMATION SHEET ENTRY FORM

Exhibit Includes NHSPA Members

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Exhibiting Through Jan 5, 2019

 Image: Joseph Souther, Bible & Pews, Silver Gelatin Print

'The Best Of The Best' A Juried Photography Show


THE NEW ENGLAND CENTER FOR PHOTOGRAPHY AT CAMERA COMMONS

652 Central Avenue, Dover, NH 03820

info@cameracommons.com

http://www.cameracommons.com


Exhibit Includes NHSPA Members

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Exhibiting Through Jan 27, 2019

    

Yoga Photogravures 3s Arts Lobby Gallery


Lobby Gallery at 3S Artspace

319 Vaughan Street

Portsmouth, NH 03801  (603) 766-3330


There is a certain quality in something made by hand. The presentation of an insight, which in the case of photography is the print, seems somehow different when it is a product of skilled craftsmanship rather than the press of a button. A darkroom photograph may not be as perfect as a digital print, but that may be its validity: neither is it as sterile.

For ten years I hand-made platinum/palladium portraits, a 19th century process that renders a very beautiful print of soft and delicate tones. Recently, however, and a bit of an about face, I switched to using very bold and dramatic black inks and the mechanical operation of producing a print by running a metal plate through a rotary press. This is still very much of a hand-made product with its learning curve full of decisions and expenses and frustrations, but just enough occasional breakthroughs.

This exhibit, then, is a series of intaglio prints--photogravures--of local yogis and yoga teachers. All the sittings were done in my Portsmouth studio and all the prints made on a large French press at Chase’s Garage in York, Maine. 

I would just add that if making a good photogravure is more difficult than it sounds, the poses in this exhibit are much more difficult than they look!

Yoga Photogravures Exhibit 

Exhibit Includes NHSPA Member:  Jay Goldsmith

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January 26, 2019       Gallery Talk      12:30pm - 1:30pm

              

Joe Mazzaglia Presents 'A Talk About The Center For Wildlife Educational Ambassadors'.


Hosted by The  NHSPA 20th Annual Members Exhibit & Sale  

Exeter Town Hall Art Gallery

9 Front Street, 2nd Floor 

Exeter, NH 03833    www.nhspa.org     


Joe Mazzaglia will present a talk about the residents at The Center For Wildlife and photographs he has taken of them at various times while volunteering for the Center in Cape Neddick, ME.    (207) 361-1400    www.thecenterforwildlife.org

NHSPA Member: Joe Mazzaglia

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Photography Workshop - Two Part Edu Program  (NEW RESCHEDULED DATES) Jan 26, 2018 and Feb 16, 2019 

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Mastering Landscapes - Photography Workshop (with Mike Goodman) 

Main Street Art

75 Main Street
Newfields, NH 03856

603-580-5835       


Saturday, January 26     6-9pm $40

Saturday, February 16   6-9pm $40


Registrations close on Wednesday, January 23      Workshop Register Here


Teen/Adult Class

In this two session, workshop we will focus on capturing landscapes that have impact. Topics will include: finding landscapes , selecting the best perspective, lighting, insider secrets, the technical stuff including post-processing.

In the first session, we will cover these topics at length and examine numerous examples of award winning landscapes taken close to home and across the globe. In the second session, students will be asked to submit their own images for feedback and learning as well as a landscape assignment. Throughout, there will be extensive opportunity for questions & answers as well as open discussions on all aspects of landscape imagery.

**Students should have had a basic course in photography (such as the one offered by MSA’s Joe Perna or equivalent) and can handle operating their camera. This course assumes basic knowledge of photography. 

 Workshop Register Here

Workshop Presented by NHSPA Member:  Michael Goodman

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Opening Reception Jan, 27, 1:30pm - 3:30 pm          Exhibit Runs Jan 18, 2019 Through March 21, 201

     

BedforD Center For The Arts (BCA) PHOTO GROUP SHOW AT The New England School Of Photography (NESOP)

THEME: UNTOLD STORIES


New England School of Photography

274 Moody St

Waltham, MA 02453  (617) 437-1868


Photographs tell a story, whether it is landscape, documentary, portrait, street or abstract. The story can be explicit or an enthralling visual experience that defies easy categorization. Sometimes, the more abstract evokes the viewer to construct their own personal narrative. The theme welcomes your interpretation and expression of an untold story. Our display will include 15 photographs, eight horizontal and seven vertical.

Opening Reception:  Sunday, January 27, 2019 from 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.  (Snow date will be Sunday, February 3, 2018 from 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.)

Length of Show: Friday, January 18th thru Thursday, March 21st.

BCA Photo Group Show At NESOP18 Library Way, Durham, NH 03824

Exhibit Includes NHSPA Member: Bruce Magnuson
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Exhibiting Through Jan 31, 2019


Becky Field's Exhibit at University of New Hampshire-Durham


University of New Hampshire Library
Dimond Library

18 Library Way, Durham, NH 03824 (603) 862-1535

Becky Field's exhibit of 20 photographs of NH's immigrants and refugees can be seen in the UNH Dimond Library, Reference Room. 

Having photographed NH's cultural diversity over the last six years, Becky partnered with the NH Charitable Foundation in 2017 to establish a scholarship fund to help refugees complete a four-year college degree. Thirty other donors have contributed to the fund in the last year. The first recipient of the "Different Roots, Common Dreams Scholarship Fund" was awarded in August to a young Congolese woman who came with her family in 2014 from a Ugandan refugee camp. She is now a freshman at the University of New Hampshire. For more information, visit http://differentrootsnh.com/scholarship-fund/

Exhibit Includes NHSPA Member: Becky Fields

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Feb. 2, 2019        Gallery Talk      12:30pm - 1:30pm

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Bev Tabet Presents 'Bar Harbor & Beyond: A Road Trip through Downeast Maine and the Canadian Maritimes'    www.bevtabetphoto.com  


Hosted by The NHSPA 20th Annual Members Exhibit & Sale  

Exeter Town Hall Art Gallery

9 Front Street, 2nd Floor 

Exeter, NH 03833     www.nhspa.org

NHSPA Member:  Bev Tabet

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Exhibiting Through February 7, 2019

Ten Piscataqua Photographers

Portsmouth Public Library

175 Parrott Avenue

Portsmouth , NH 03801     (603) 427-1540     www.cityofportsmouth.com/library Ten Piscataqua Photographers


The coffee table book Ten Piscataqua Photographersfeatures the portfolios of ten regional fine art photographers. Come and see work from these artists on view at the library from January 3 to February 1! An opening reception and book signing will be held on Thursday, January 3, from 5 to 7 PM. Books will be available for purchase.

Ten Piscataqua is a collaborative group of regional artists and creative professionals working together to feature and celebrate the portfolios of ten fine artists working in a given medium, one coffee table book at a time. Ten Piscataqua Photographers is the first in the series. The intent is to build more intimate connections between artists and art lovers sharing the same geography. The book is edited by Phillip Augusta with introductions by Laura Pope.

About The Ten Photographers

Carol Van Loon is a black and white photographer from Dover, NH. Her intimate portfolio All About Me, is an evocative exploration of her body at age 60—fearlessly taking the selfie to another level.

Philip Case Cohen‘s portfolio features a selection of architectural and scenic landscapes from his popular photoblog, The Daily Portsmouth.

Gary Samson is a fine art photographer, photography educator, and New Hampshire’s 7th Artist Laureate. His portfolio Unburdened Beauty samples a decade of portrait and figurative work with women.

Peripatetic and prolific, Rich Beauchesne is chief photojournalist for Seacoast Media Group. His portfolio Motorcycle Week tours the spectators and spectacles of Laconia’s annual bike rally.

Frog eggs, nests, tricks of light, and all manner of creepy-crawlies populate Cheryle St. Onge’s portfolio titled Natural Findings. These images evoke a powerful nostalgia discovering, or rather rediscovering, the wonders of nature through the curious eyes of children.

In The Old OnesBear Kirkpatrick's portraits of men and women are multilayered wonders. The subject is first decorated in fantastic costume, often made from natural props (eg: mud, feathers, and insects) and then layered within a contextual background drawn from the old masters. The results are portraits like you’ve never seen before.

The work of Rob Karosis exhibits a consistent aesthetic, no matter what the subject. His choices are guileless, authentic, and without gimmick. His portfolio The Texture of Light draws from the natural world with images in both b&w and color.

Digital innovator Douglas Prince juxtaposes diverse visual elements to conjure up a surprisingly new photographic world, not unlike a visual poem. Images from his portfolio Panaesthetic explore the numberless possibilities offered by digital image making tools and processes.

Charter Weeks has been documenting America for nearly five decades. His portfolio of that name introduces you to people and places around the country you might think you know, but then you’re surprised with a gritty revelation or a powerful juxtaposition you didn’t notice at first.

In her photo essay The Organic Year, Karrah Kwasnik captures both the romance and the hard labor of clean sustainable agriculture. She takes us beyond the produce label for a taste of what organic really means in terms of farm life at Tuckaway and Sheltering Rock Farms in Lee, NH.

Exhibit Includes NHSPA Members:  Carol Van Loon, Gary Sampson

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Feb. 9, 2019 Gallery Talk    1:00pm - 2:00pm

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Dick Lord Presents "Sunday Night Jazz at the Press Room"

NHSPA 20th Annual Members Exhibit & Sale  

Exeter Town Hall Art Gallery

9 Front Street, 2nd Floor 

Exeter, NH 03833     www.nhspa.org

For 15 years, from his table front row center at the Press Room, Dick captured images of jazz musicians doing what they love best - making music.  
The presentation will include discussion of challenges of ambient-light digital photography in a nightclub setting.

NHSPA Member:  Dick Lord

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Exhibit - Permanent Installment In Portsmouth, NH

    

'New Permanent Group Show Features Beautiful Large Prints of Work by Harry Licthman, Jerry Monkman, and David J. Murray'


155 Borthwick Ave

Portsmouth NH 03801

Contact David J. Murray www.ClearEyePhoto.com

The first floor public hallways of 155 Borthwick Ave in Portsmouth NH are now adorned with ~35 large art prints by area photographers Harry Licthman, Jerry Monkman, and David J. Murray. Building owner Michael Kane says his goal in displaying the work is to provide the many visitors who come to the medically-oriented building for dialysis, chemo infusions, and other medical treatments with a bit of beauty and distraction. The show was curated for Kane by Mary Jo Brown of Brown & Company in Portsmouth, NH, and a large information sign provides artist head shots, bios, and contact info.

NHIA members may find this installation interesting not only for the work itself, and for the evidence it provides that local companies are willing to devote significant dollars to purchasing and promoting the work of local artists, but also for the quality and medium of the prints themselves. Instead of having each photographer produce their own framed prints for hanging, The Kane Company licensed rights from each photographer to have all of the prints produced by a New York firm that specializes in large format high quality acrylic prints for corporate installations, and paid directly for all of the prints to be produced. The results are quite striking. Most of the pieces are at least 60" wide, and the largest is an 88" panorama. The acrylic treatment and large size combine to make these images really pop, while the uniform treatment lends a nice coherence to the show as a whole. You might enjoy checking them out, to see if this type of treatment would be of interest for your own work too.

Exhibit Includes NHSPA Member:  David J. Murray 

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Exhibiting Through April 29th, 2019           Opening Reception Jan 9, 2019   5:30pm  (This event is free and is open to the public)

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“BREAKING AND MAKING THE SARAH LONG BRIDGE” Multiple Artists


Kittery Community Center

The Morgan Gallery

120 Rogers Road
Kittery, ME 03904     207-439-3800      www.kitterycommunitycenter.org

Hours: M-F 6am-9pm, Sat 8am-4pm, Sun 12pm-4pm

Join us at the Morgan Gallery and STAR Theatre at the Kittery Community Center on January 9th, 2019 for an evening event celebrating the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge.

On January 9, 2019 At 5:30PM in the Morgan Gallery, enjoy an artist opening reception with drinks and refreshments showcasing painting and photography work by 17 local artists, including show curator, Bill Moore. You will see a wide range of impressions of the Sarah Long Bridge.

Following the reception, beginning at 7:00PM, there will be a lecture in the STAR Theatre on the topic by two of the show’s featured artists, Richard Hopley and Eric Reuter. Hopley and Reuter will offer unique views on the demolition of the old Sarah and pay homage to the new bridge. 

Due to limited seating in the STAR Theatre, please pre-register for the lecture by calling 207-439-3800.

The Sarah Mildred Long Bridge spans across the Piscataqua River joining Portsmouth, New Hampshire and Kittery, Maine. 

Exhibit Includes NHSPA Members:  Bill  Moore, Bob Taylor

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'REFLECTIONS OF PORTSMOUTH EXHIBIT'


The New Foundry Place Garage

100 Foundry Place

Portsmouth, NH 03801

A temporary exhibit that lines windows of the garage and showcases both the beautiful imagery and creative talent that exists in Portsmouth. 

Exhibit Includes NHSPA Members: Susan Hershey, Lawrence Elbroch, Ken Goldman, David J. Murray

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Photography Workshop - Two Part Edu Program  NEW RESCHEDULED DATES) Jan 26, 2018 and Feb 16, 2019 

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Mastering Landscapes - Photography Workshop (with Mike Goodman) 

Main Street Art

75 Main Street
Newfields, NH 03856

603-580-5835       


Saturday, January 26     6-9pm $40

Saturday, February 16   6-9pm $40


Registrations close on Wednesday, January 23      Workshop Register Here


Teen/Adult Class   $80.00

In this two session, workshop we will focus on capturing landscapes that have impact. Topics will include: finding landscapes , selecting the best perspective, lighting, insider secrets, the technical stuff including post-processing.

In the first session, we will cover these topics at length and examine numerous examples of award winning landscapes taken close to home and across the globe. In the second session, students will be asked to submit their own images for feedback and learning as well as a landscape assignment. Throughout, there will be extensive opportunity for questions & answers as well as open discussions on all aspects of landscape imagery.

**Students should have had a basic course in photography (such as the one offered by MSA’s Joe Perna or equivalent) and can handle operating their camera. This course assumes basic knowledge of photography. 

 Workshop Register Here

Workshop Presented by NHSPA Member:  Michael Goodman

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Greece Photography Workshop September 2019

 

A PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP with Gary Samson, David Speltz and Dimitris Varsalis


The New England Center for Photography at Camera Commons

652 Central Ave

Dover, NH 03820

(603) 842-4713

For the full package and more information please email greece2019@cameracommons.com

The New England Center for Photography at Camera Commons (The Center) specializes in photography workshops serving North America with clientele from across the U.S. Its workshops include travel photography, digital photography, film based large format view camera photography and 19th century handmade photographic processes. The Center, located in southern New Hampshire, has two beautifully lit and recently renovated galleries, and we expect that after this trip we will be exhibiting a selection of your work from Greece as part of an exhibit featuring travel photography.

This trip is meant not only for beginning and advanced amateurs, but also anyone interested in learning the basics of photography in absolutely magnificent, easy-to-photograph locations illuminated by the unique light of Greece. Photographers explore their subject in some depth providing a chance to create an intimate visual diary of their experiences in this extraordinary country. And for those not interested in photography but are accompanying a photographer, there is no shortage of opportunities to see and enjoy parts of Greece and Greek culture you might otherwise miss.

This trip is co-sponsored by the New England Center for Photography at Camera Commons and Hellenic Adventures http://www.hellenicadventures.com, a travel company specializing in customized travel services in Greece for travelers accustomed to not just seeing a land, but truly experiencing it. The company president and designer of this trip has been a Condé Nast Traveler top travel specialist for Greece since 2004. Hellenic Adventures is responsible for all trip arrangements and services and will manage trip registration.

We are confident that, with the photography team of Gary Samson and David Speltz's extensive photographic travel experience and our expert Greek guide Dimitris Varsalis, you will experience a superb photographic and international educational opportunity. We hope you will join us.

Workshop Presented by NHSPA Members:  David Speltz, Gary Samson

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Member Feature Video


'The CREATORS of Somecity Interviews NHSPA members Gary Sampson and Michael Stearling Introducing The NH Now  StatewideProject'

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Introducing the NH-Now Statewide Project

Photographers Gary Samson and Michael Sterling talk with The Creators host, Tom Jackson about NH NOW, a photo project documenting NH's photographic legacy through images that define the state in powerful moments around the Granite State today. Micheal Sterling is the president of the NH Society of Photographic Artists – NHSPA.org – which hosts NH Now. Both men talk about their own inspiration to create with cameras, from film to digital, iphone to DSLR to raw. Gary Samson also speaks about curating the photographs of the Farm Security Administration – FSA – that captured rural life in NH from 1937 - 1942.

NHSPA Members:  Gary Samson and Michael Stearling

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Member Feature Article

“Letters from Iwo Jima” from the series “Just As He Left It” by Tony Attardo

NHSPA member Tony Attardo 

has a terrific spotlight article as a featured member of the Photographic Resource Center. Follow this link to the feature article and enjoy: https://prcboston.org/tony-attardo/

Feature Article Includes NHSPA Members:  Tony Attardo

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NEW ENGLAND AREA PHOTOGRAPHY EVENTS

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Exhibit Space Available at The Seacoast Repertory Theater, Portsmouth, NH 2019 Season

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ARTISTS WANTED to display their work in the lobby of the Seacoast Rep during

the 2019 Season. If interested contact Mark Michael Adams directly on his facebook page at the following link.

Seacoast Repertory Theater Mark Michale Adams

125 Bow Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801    (
603) 433-4472     www.seacoastrep.org

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Call for Entries: Library Arts Center (LAC) JURIED REGIONAL EXHIBIT 2019

Open Studio at the Library Arts Center

Gallery & Studio
58 N. Main Street
Newport, NH 03773    
603.863.3040   www.libraryartscenter.org 

All New Hampshire and Vermont artists are invited to submit work. Painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, photography and mixed media are welcome. Exhibit runs Feb. 9 - Mar. 21, 2019, with Opening Reception Feb. 15. For more information about the exhibit visit www.libraryartscenter.org

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Photography Lightroom Editing Class     Jan 12, 2019  10:00am - 3:00pm

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Editing Techniques with Adobe Lightroom Classic' with Betty Wiley    www.bettywileyphotography.com

Hosted by The Seacoast Camera Club (SCC) www.seacoastcameraclub.org

Urban Forestry Center

45 Elwyn Rd, Portsmouth, NH 03801

Portsmouth, NH 03801       www.nhdlf.org Urban Forestry Center


If you would like to sign up for this class held on 1/12/19 please email Karen Harter kharterphotos@gmail.com and  Lisa Tutinaslisa.tutinas@gmail.com


*NOTE: The class will begin promptly at 10:00 am and students should plan on arriving by 9:45 am, at the latest to get set up.  The club will provide coffee, tea, bottled water, and light refreshments in the morning, but students should bring their lunch. 


The Seacoast Camera Club is excited to offer a class called Creative Editing Techniques with Adobe Lightroom Classic with Betty Wiley. Betty is a well-known free-lance photographer residing on Cape Cod.   Her photography assignments have appeared in various local magazines, including Cape Cod magazine, Chatham magazine, Cape Cod Guide, and South Shore Living and she has numerous covers to her credit.  Betty is a sought-after instructor and speaker for camera clubs and other organizations throughout New England.  She leads photo workshops and tours on the Cape and elsewhere in New England and she is currently an instructor with the Cape Cod Art Association and for Alison Caron Design Studio in Hyannis where she teaches Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop and other post-processing software applications. She has recently taught classes at the New England Camera Club Council and Click Photography Conference on Cape Cod. For more of her work, visit her website at www.bettywileyphotography.com

This Lightroom class is geared towards those who want to take their editing to the next level and do more with their images as well as add creative style effects without ever having to launch Photoshop or other editing software. 

 In this class, Betty will cover the following techniques and more, time-permitting. 

  •  Creating dramatic lighting effects for portraits 
  • Using the tools in Lightroom to add creative, dramatic looks 
  • Painting with color 
  • Use of gradients and the radial filter to add color and other effects 
  • Replacing color 
  • Minimizing backgrounds 
  • Creative effects with white balance 
  • Using the range masking feature 
  • Creating a pseudo-HDR effect 
  • Adding color to bland, boring skies 
  • Adding fog 
  • Adding punch and drama to skies 
  • Adding text and mat effects in the print module for a fine-art look 

This is a “hands-on” workshop where students will need to bring laptops to class.  The class will be taught using Lightroom Classic CC and students should come to class with Lightroom Classic CC already installed and running on their computers.  While Lightroom 6 can be used, the stand-alone earlier version doesn’t have the radial filter and range masking features that will be demonstrated during this class. Otherwise, all other features will be available to LR6 users.  Since this class will be focused on teaching more advanced editing techniques, students should already be familiar with Lightroom including how to import images to the Lightroom catalog and how to navigate and use the software.  Students should also have basic computer skills and know how to find files. 

Betty will provide sample images on thumb drives to students for this class as the images are designed to demonstrate a particular technique.  Students can also bring their own images to work on, time-permitting.  Betty will provide comprehensive notes after the class to attendees. 

This is a great way to kick off the new year and learn a new set of skills to add to your editing toolbox. You truly won’t believe what is possible using the features and tools that are now available in Lightroom and we hope you can join us for this popular class that Betty offers.  Betty usually charges the general public $200 per person to take this class.  SCC is very excited to extend this opportunity to paid members for only $70 and non-members for $85.  The class will have a maximum of 12 students and will be filled on a first come first served basis. 

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Exhibiting Through Jan 21, 2019

Rineke Dijkstra's photograph, Vondelpark

'Rineke Dijkstra Portraiture'


Museum Of Fine Arts (MFA)

The Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art 

Avenue of the Arts

465 Huntington Avenue

Boston, MA 02115     617-267-9300   www.mfa.org Rineke Dijkstra Portraiture


Rineke Dijkstra (Dutch, b. 1959) is known for her intimate photographs that capture subjects in moments of change and transition. Subtle, yet revealing poses and a sense of vulnerability are hallmarks of her portraiture. This presentation brings together seven full-length portraits from the Park series, for which Dijkstra photographed children in major urban parks around the globe in dialogue with the captivating video portrait Marianna (The Fairy Doll) from 2014.

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Exhibiting Through Feb 8th, 2019


'Into the Moon's Room  - Photographs by Rebecca Moseman' www.mosemanstudios.com


New England School of Photography

Garner Center for Photographic Exhibitions

274 Moody St

Waltham, MA 02453     (617) 437-1868  www.NESOP.edu Photographs by Rebecca Moseman

"Oh, to go where the clouds sleep, Where the moons dance, And the stars weep. I went into the moon's room, Zoom, Zoom. There were stars in his closet and clouds in his bed, and lying in the corner a black bird with her feathery black head."  A boys honor and oath to his deceased aunt to carry on the story they created and threaded together about a black bird, and the moon.

My photography is a process of observation and a visceral response to my life, my experiences, and the world around me. It is at times a reflection of the emotional lives of my children or people I've encountered, sometimes a commentary on human behavior; other times it is a revelation of my own inner state. My photography represents a raw need to express visually what is often difficult to express in words.

Virginia native Rebecca Moseman received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Virginia Polytechnic Institute in 1997 and her Master of Fine Arts from Rochester Institute of Technology in 2001. She has worked in academia, private industry, and Government as an instructor, consultant, and graphic designer and does freelance work in photography and publishing. Her work has been exhibited throughout the US and abroad and has been featured in Resource, DodHo, SHOTS Magazine, GUP Photographic Magazine and P3 Publico.

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Photography Workshop - Feb 9, 2019 9:00am - 4:30 pm

LET'S FACE IT' - The Winding Pathway to Portrait enlightenment.  Presented by Don Chick M.Photog.CR, CPP, D.C.Ph.S www.donchickphotography.com 

Open To Public    $60.00 for first Class, $40 for additional class in Photo Festival Edu Series     REGISTER HERE www.NHPPA.com Photo Festival

Location: Candice Pratt Photography
                    142 Concord Road
                    Lee, NH  03861


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Exhibiting Through Feb 24, 2019


“Ansel Adams in Our Time” 


Museum Of Fine Arts (MFA)

Ann and Graham Gund Gallery (Gallery LG31)

Avenue of the Arts

465 Huntington Avenue

Boston, MA 02115     617-267-9300    www.mfa.org Ansel Adams In Out Time

“Ansel Adams in Our Time” traces the iconic visual legacy of Ansel Adams (1902–1984), presenting some of his most celebrated prints, from a symphonic view of snow-dusted peaks in The Tetons and Snake River, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming (1942) to an aerial shot of a knotted roadway in Freeway Interchange, Los Angeles (1967). The exhibition looks both backward and forward in time: his black-and-white photographs are displayed alongside prints by several of the 19th-century government survey photographers who greatly influenced Adams, as well as work by contemporary artists whose modern-day concerns centered on the environment, land rights, and the use and misuse of natural resources point directly to Adams’ legacy.

While crafting his own modernist vision, Adams was inspired by precursors in government survey and expedition photography such as Carleton Watkins (1829–1916), Eadweard Muybridge (1830–1904), Timothy O’Sullivan (1840-1882) and Frank Jay Haynes (1853–1921), who worked with large bulky cameras and glass-plate negatives and set off into the wilderness carrying their equipment on mules. In some cases, Adams replicated their exact views of the Yosemite Valley, Canyon de Chelly, and Yellowstone, producing images that would become emblematic of the country’s national parks. In Clearing Winter Storm, Yosemite National Park (about 1937), the granite crags of the Yosemite Valley are wreathed in clouds after a sudden storm. Executed with unrivaled sensitivity and rigorous exactitude, the artist’s photographs popularized the notion that the American West was a pristine, and largely uninhabited, wilderness.

“Ansel Adams in Our Time” also brings Adams forward in time, juxtaposing his work with that of contemporary artists such as Mark Klett (born 1962), Trevor Paglen (born 1974), Catherine Opie (born 1961), Abelardo Morell (born 1948), Victoria Sambunaris (born 1964), and Binh Danh (born 1977). The more than 20 present-day photographers in the exhibition have not only been drawn to some of the same locations, but also engaged with many of the themes central to Adams’ legacy: desert and wilderness spaces, Native Americans and the Southwest, and broader issues affecting the environment: logging, mining, drought and fire, booms and busts, development, and urban sprawl.

Adams’ stunning images were last on view at the MFA in a major exhibition in 2005; this new, even larger presentation places his work in the context of the 21st century, with all that implies about the role photography has played—and continues to play—in our changing perceptions of the land. The Adams photographs in the exhibition are drawn from the Lane Collection, one of the largest and most significant gifts in MFA history.

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Photography Workshop - Feb 23, 2019 9:00am - 4:30 pm

'FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY'  Presented by Dennis Rainville, BSEET  www.dfineart.net

Open To Public    $60.00 for first Class, $40 for additional class in Photo Festival Edu Series     REGISTER HERE www.NHPPA.com Photo Festival

Location: Photography by Madonna Studio

                   9 Rosewell Road

                   Bedford, NH  03110



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Exhibiting Through March 4, 2019

Cate Wnek             Susan de Witt        Catie Soldan

CATE WNEK, 'RAISING GOOSEBUMPS'                SUSAN DE WITT                                        CATIE SOLDAN

               Joshua Sariñana                                           JP Terlizzi

     JOSHUA SARIÑANA, 'IMAGES OF STRUCTURE'                                       JP TERLIZZI

“FIRST LOOK,” Panopticon's Second Annual Juried Portfolio Showcase'  


Panopticon Gallery

502c Commonwealth Avenue (Inside Hotel Commonwealth)

Boston, MA 02215     (617) 396-7803   www.panopticongallery.com First Look 2019

Every photograph tells a story. When part of a body of work, the photograph takes on new meaning, becoming part of a bigger and more complete narrative. A portfolio allows the photographer to explore the complexities of their subject, and provide context that gives it richness and meaning that is more than the sum of its parts. Panopticon Gallery is pleased to present “First Look,” our second annual juried portfolio showcase.

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Exhibit Runs Through January, 20, 2019

1968-Spring of Discontent: The Photography of Michael Ruetz 

1968-Spring of Discontent: The Photography of Michael Ruetz


Bowdoin College Museum of Art

245 Main Street

Brunswick - 04011 ME     (207) 725-3000      www.bowdoin.edu The Photography of Michael Ruetz

In a visual diary of iconic photographs, Ruetz captured the events and circumstances of 1968 and the ideas and socio-political changes associated with the '68 Movement in Germany and beyond.

Photography Workshop - Feb 23, 2019 9:00am - 4:30 pm

'FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY'  Presented by Dennis Rainville, BSEET  www.dfineart.net

Open To Public    $60.00 for first Class, $40 for additional class in Photo Festival Edu Series     REGISTER HERE www.NHPPA.com Photo Festival

Location: Photography by Madonna Studio

                   9 Rosewell Road

                   Bedford, NH  03110


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Public Event, Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 3:00pm – 4:00pm

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West End Master Series: Photographer Cheryle St. Onge


Public Event Hosted by  Portsmouth Music and Arts Center

973 Islington St

Portsmouth, New Hampshire 03801    (603) 431-4278     www.pmaconline.org

RSVP for Free Tickets HERE  


Ms. St. Onge was born in Worcester MA, She grew up on college campuses as the only child of a Physics professor and a painter. She received an M.F.A. from Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA

St. Onge's work focus on the cross over of art and science and photography's ability to distill our sense of time and curiosity. She makes pictures predominantly with an 8 x 10 view camera and considers her work a collaborative process.

Her photographs have been widely exhibited, most notably at Princeton University, the University of Rhode Island, Massachusetts College of Art, Rick Wester Fine Arts and an American Institute of Architects traveling exhibitions. She has received numerous awards and residences among them a 2009 John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, a Critical Mass Finalist Exhibition Award, Polaroid Materials Artist Support Grant and MIT Graduate Fellowship. 

Her photographs are in several private and public collections; the University of New Mexico Art Museum, the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, the Cassilhaus Collection and the Guggenheim Foundation.

She has been on the faculty at Clark University, Maine College of Art and The University of New Hampshire. Ms. St. Onge created and taught the University of New Hampshire's Art and Art History Dept's first online curriculum beginning in 2011. She divides her time between Durham, New Hampshire, and coastal Maine.

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Exhibiting Through Feb, 28, 2019

Imagined Communities: Photographs by Mila Teshaieva

Imagined Communities: Photographs by Mila Teshaieva

MIT Museum

MIT Museum

Building N51

265 Massachusetts  Avenue

Cambridge - 02139 MA     (617) 253-5927  www.mitMuseum.mit.edu Photographs by Mila Teshaieva

Imagined Communities, a retrospective of photographer Mila Teshaieva's multi-year work on constructed identities, is drawn from three recent projects in which she interrogates the idea of nation as an "imagined community" and a political construct that is often in conflict with private and public memory. The striking photographs are especially relevant in a time when many countries are embroiled politically and culturally in refugee crises, immigration policy protest and debate, issues of national identity, and resurgent nationalism.

This is the first monographic exhibition in the U.S. and the first solo exhibition in Boston for Teshaieva (b. Ukraine, 1974). Accompanying the photographs are first person accounts of the events, situations, and subjects depicted, as well as commentary by the photographer and the curator of the exhibition.

ARTIST TOUR

Nov. 4, 2:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Nov. 6, 2:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Meet photographer Mila Teshaieva and enjoy a small group tour of Imagined Communities. Limited tickets available at 1:30 p.m. on day of event for Museum visitors of age 12+ on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Exhibiting Through March 10, 2019
Larry Fink, First Communion, Bronx, NY, 1961, from the series "Making Out 1957-1  

'Larry Fink: Primal Empathy'


DECORDOVA Sculpture Park and Museum

Dewey Family Gallery 

51 Sandy Pond Road

Lincoln, MA 01773-2600   (617) 259-8355   www.decordova.org Larry Fink: Primal Empathy

Photographer Larry Fink (b. 1941) creates intimate, nuanced images of human interaction. Caught in the light of his camera’s flash, his subjects are absorbed in sensual connection, unspoken familiarity, and comic revelry. Drawn from deCordova’s permanent collection with loans from the artist, this exhibition focuses on empathy in Fink’s work. Whether photographing members of elite urban society or rural farmers, empathy drives his curiosity about our shared humanity and shapes his decisions for lighting, framing, and positioning his subjects.

Fink states that “empathy isn't necessarily only about goodness or about, ‘Oh, I empathize with you’ as in sorrow, or something sentimental. Empathy, in my way of thinking about it, is more primal: it's an animality informed by complex consciousness. It could involve any emotion." This exhibition explores Fink’s critical compassion across projects that span his extensive career, including his best-known project Social Graces, his surprisingly tender images of boxers, and close studies of flora and fauna around his Pennsylvania farm. Also on view is a selection of rarely seen photographs of public protests, past and present. Shown together, these works affirm Fink’s lifelong quest for direct and personally felt experiences with those around him.

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Exhibiting Jan 19, 2019 through May 12, 2019


'A Way Of Life, A Way Of Seeing'


MFA Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Henry and Lois Foster Gallery (Gallery 158)

Avenue of the Arts

465 Huntington Avenue

Boston, MA 02110    (617) 267-9300  www.mfa.org Photographs of Graciela Iturbide 

The photographs of Graciela Iturbide not only bear witness to Mexican society but express an intense personal and poetic lyricism about her native country. One of the most influential photographers active in Latin America today, Iturbide captures everyday life and its cultures, rituals, and religions, while also raising questions about paradoxes and social injustice in Mexican society. Her photographs tell a visual story of Mexico since the late 1970s—a country in constant transition, defined by the coexistence of the historical and modern as a result of the culture’s rich amalgamation of cultures. For Iturbide, photography is a way of life and a way of seeing and understanding Mexico and its beauty, challenges, and contradictions.

This is the first major East Coast presentation of Iturbide’s work, featuring approximately 125 photographs that span her five-decade-long career. Organized into nine sections, the exhibition opens with early photographs, followed by three series focused on three of Mexico’s many indigenous cultures: Juchitáncaptures the essential role of women in Zapotec culture; Los que viven en la arena (Those Who Live in the Sand) concentrates on the Seri people living in the Sonoran Desert; and La Mixteca documents elaborate goat-slaughtering rituals in Oaxaca, serving as critical commentary on the exploitation of workers. Thematic groupings highlight Iturbide’s explorations of various aspects of Mexican culture, including fiestas, death and mortality, and birds and their symbolism. Her more recent work is presented in two series related to Mexico’s cultural and artistic heritage, featuring plants—mainly cacti—in “intensive care” at the Oaxaca Ethnobotanical Gardens, as well as El baño de Frida (Frida’s Bathroom), depicting personal belongings in Frida Kahlo’s bathroom at the Casa Azul that had been locked away for 50 years after the artist’s death.

Iturbide’s powerful and provocative photographs are anti-picturesque, anti-folkloric. Her work embodies her empathetic approach to photography and her deep connection with her subjects, asking questions through its capacity for imaginary associations. Drawn primarily from Iturbide’s own collection, “Graciela Iturbide’s Mexico” also includes the Museum’s recent acquisition of 37 works by the artist, as well as loans from museums and private collections throughout the US and Mexico. The exhibition is accompanied by an illustrated catalogue produced by MFA Publications.

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Photography Workshop      March 2, 2019      9:00am - 4:30 pm

'Weddings & Events from Beginning to End' Presented by Jim Carlen M.Photog, CPP, A.C.Ph www.carlenimages.com   

Open To Public    $60.00 for first Class, $40 for additional class in Photo Festival Edu Series     REGISTER HERE www.NHPPA.com Photo Festival

Location: Carlen Images Studio
                    2 Joslin Road
                    Milford, NH  03055

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Photography Workshop      March 16, 2019      9:00am - 4:30 pm

'MYSTERIES & MYTHS OF MARKETING AND SOCIAL MEDIA'   Presented by Tanya Lee Hervey  www.tanyaleeherveyphotography.com 

Open To Public    $60.00 for first Class, $40 for additional class in Photo Festival Edu Series     REGISTER HERE www.NHPPA.com Photo Festival

Location: Tanya Lee Hervey Photography
                   24 Union Street
                   Rochester, NH 03867


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Photography Workshop      March 23, 2019      9:00am - 4:30 pm

'TAKE TO THE SKIES - Adding Drones To Your Studio, What You Need To Know.   Presented by Jill Kyle, CPP   www.jillkylephoto.com  

Open To Public    $60.00 for first Class, $40 for additional class in Photo Festival Edu Series     REGISTER HERE   www.NHPPA.com Photo Festival

Location: Jill Kyle Photography
                   15 Liberty Lane
                   Auburn, NH 03032


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Photography Workshop      March 23, 2019      9:00am - 4:30 pm

'Commercial Photography'  Presented by Tim Cameron, M.Photog.CR., CPP, D.C.Ph.S   www.achberstudio.com 

Open To Public    $60.00 for first Class, $40 for additional class in Photo Festival Edu Series     REGISTER HERE   www.NHPPA.com Photo Festival

Location: Achber Studio
                   39 Canal Street
                   Laconia, NH  03246

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Exhibit Opening Fall 2019


'The Polaroid Project'


MIT Museum

Building N51

265 Massachusetts  Avenue

Cambridge - 02139 MA     (617) 253-5927     www.mitmuseum.mit.edu The Polaroid Project

In its heyday, Polaroid and its products were loved by millions of amateurs and embraced by countless professionals. ThePolaroidProject tells the fascinating and instructive story of the Polaroid company, and presents all aspects of Polaroid photography, including the technology that made it possible. Fittingly, after traveling around the world, this critically acclaimed exhibition will make its final stop at the MIT Museum, approximately a block from where instant film was first invented.

This unique exhibition explores various dimensions of the art-technology relationship through the exhibition of both art and artifacts. There will be over two hundred photographs by 120 artists, including Ansel Adams, Chuck Close, Barbara Crane, Harold Edgerton, Walker Evans, Hans Hansen, David Hockney, Dennis Hopper, Robert Mapplethorpe, Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol, and William Wegman.  The exhibition also showcases more than 75 artifacts--including cameras, prototypes, experimental films and other technical materials--from the MIT Museum’s own collection of historical Polaroid artifacts.

Accompanying the exhibition is ThePolaroidProject: At the Intersection of Art and Technology, a richly designed catalog with over 300 illustrations.

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