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Highland Center Conference- Portrait shooting

  • 23 Apr 2019
  • 4:00 PM
  • 25 Apr 2019
  • 12:00 PM
  • White Mountain National Forest, U.S., US-302, Bretton Woods, NH 03575


  • This is the fee for a session with our model Maya. Payment must be made by credit cardt due to the limited number of participants. This includes the regular registration, so you ONLY have to register here for the entire weekend.
  • This is a no cost registration allowing us to manage the resources for those members and guests attending who will NOT be participating in the model shoot

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NHSPA’s 6th Annual Crawford Notch Retreat

April 23 – 25, 2019

This year’s theme: SHOOT– SHARE – SOCIALIZE

NOTE- Membership required ($25.)   CLICK HERE TO JOIN

Don’t miss this chance to hang out with your fellow NHSPA members exchanging ideas, talking shop, wandering the trails with your camera, sharing your work, getting feedback, and making new friends at the evening’s social hour. Come join us this year for these exciting presentations:

·  A mini studio lighting workshop led by Dan Gingras, Treasurer of NHSPA. 1

·  A presentation and demonstration on drone photography presented by David Murray. 2

·  A brief talk by Maya on model / photographer étiquette during a shoot.

·  A photo review: present your current body of work and receive feedback from fellow photographers with the conversation facilitated by Beverly Conway.

· Independently hike and capture the landscape on one of the many White Mountain trails.

· Edit and print your work from the retreat using the Epson P600 professional printer.

· Discuss the possibility of producing an exhibit of the work we created this year.

·  Share your work by participating in our annual print swap.

You may also register to participate in a special Wednesday session “Making the Photographic Portrait” guided by our own Gary Samson working with professional model Maya Tihtiyas. We will have two lighting setups in the Highland Center’s Washburn Room with one dedicated to working with Maya. There will be a limit of 12 photographers working in individual, one-on-one sessions with Maya and she will bring a variety of vintage clothing to help you create a unique portrait. There will be an $85 fee for photographers who participate in this Photographic Portrait Workshop.

The other setup will be available for participants to make studio photographic portraits of fellow members. Don’t miss this chance to refine your skills using the studio lighting setup. There is no charge for this option.

All members are encouraged to attend, but working with Maya will be available only to the first 12 photographers who sign up for that segment of the workshop!


Let us know you are coming! Registration for the retreat is on our NHSPA website and if you plan to participate in the workshop “Making the Photographic Portrait” make sure you sign up for this special program and pay the fee online. You will make your own reservation through the AMC Highlands Center by calling 603-466-2727.  Let the operator know that you are attending the NHSPA retreat and use our reservation number 414811.  Rooms with a shared bath are $99 per night and private bath, queen rooms are $143.  Rates are reduced for AMC members and the discount would apply immediately if you choose to join when you register. The Highlands Center is reserving a block of rooms for the NHSPA through April 1 and after that date reservations will be on a first come basis.

Check in time is 3:00 pm and rooms include breakfast and dinner in the cafeteria.  Please refer to the information below  for detailed information.   Check out time is 11:00 am.

1 Tuesday evening Dan Gingras will work present the basics of working with a studio lighting setup covering aperture, exposure, monolights, single and multilight set ups and various light modification gear.  Then on Wednesday morning Dan will demonstrate using speedlights with in the studio setup and how to save money by using online purchasing sites including Ebay, Craigslist and other online merchants to get great gear at reasonable prices.

2  David Murray will present a program on purchasing, licensing, flying, and producing images and video with a drone. David will show samples of his work using the drone, discuss commercial opportunities and, weather permitting, he will take the group outside and do a “real time” shoot with his drone.

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