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NEWSLETTER  March/April 2020

PLEASE be aware that all events here may be affected by the Coronavirus last minute scheduling

changes. Use event contact information specifically for cancellation information. 

Due to the fluidity of many cancellations, as of March 15, 2020

NO NEW EVENTS will be added to this Newsletter.

The coronavirus has changed all our lives, as citizens, as individuals and families, and as photographers.

As an organization, NHSPA is concerned with the health and safety of our members,

of the general public, and of the places where we live and work.

Out of that concern the board of NHSPA has agreed by electronic communication to

postpone or modify several upcoming events. 

Thank you for your patience and support of NHSPA. Please stay safe and follow all coronavirus pandemic recommendations.

The NHSPA Board




NHSPA has postponed the the event. We hope to be able to offer it again in the near future. As with most organizations,

we are primarily concerned with the health and safety of our members.

Please stay tuned for more information.


New Hampshire Society of Photographic Artists

‘Lecture Series’

'Ansel Adams, Environmentalist and Photographer’

A Slide Lecture By Lance Hidy

Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 1:30 PM – 3 PM This Lecture Has Been Postponed

Portsmouth Public Library (2nd Floor, Hilton Garden Room)

175 Parrot Ave, 

Portsmouth, NH 03801

Registration Required: https://nhspa.wildapricot.org/event-3767678/Registration

Photographer Ansel Adams (1902–1984) devoted his life to sharing the transformative power of wilderness through his art, and to leading the environmental movement. Speaker Lance Hidy was chosen by Adams to collaborate on the final book of his career, Yosemite and the Range of Light (1979). Hidy continues to design the official Ansel Adams books for the Ansel Adams Trust and publisher Little, Brown & Company. Through his first-hand experience, Hidy brings a personal perspective to the Ansel Adams story.

In his lifetime Adams shot over 40,000 photographs; he produced several dozen books that have sold over a million copies; he cofounded the first museum department of photography at the Museum of Modern Art; and, for nearly 40 years he was a leader in the Sierra Club. The lecture is enlivened by quotes from Adams’ autobiography, and by dozens of his finest photographs.

After graduating from Yale and cofounding the Boston publishing firm of David R. Godine, Hidy established his own design studio in 1973, where he expanded his practice to include posters, illustration, and photog­raphy, while incorporating his love of printmaking with his training in letter forms. Hidy’s writings on design history and practice have been widely published.

A former art director of Harvard Business Review, he designed the typeface Penumbra for Adobe, designed three U.S. postage stamps, and specializes in corporate identity and logo design. He currently works as an accessibility specialist at NECC, helping faculty design courses that are more user-friendly. 


'7th Annual Crawford Notch Retreat At The Highland Center'

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April 24, 2020 through April 26, 2020

The Highland Center

White Mountain National Forest 


Bretton Woods, NH 03575

*Cost is free, but registration is required*


Another year has flown by and our annual photo retreat at the Highlands Center in Crawford Notch is right around the corner!

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.

This year we encourage you to take advantage of the beautiful trails and vistas of the White Mountains during the day Saturday. In the afternoon Gary Samson will do a presentation on adjusting raw files in Photoshop’s Lightroom to maximize your images and we will have the Epson R600 printer to generate prints so make sure to bring your digital files.

To mix things up a bit we’ve added a Photo Slam following dinner on Saturday night. AND!!! a drawing for a $100 gift certificate to Hunts Photo in Manchester. See page two for the schedule of all the weekend activities.

PLEASE register at the link above so we know you are joining us this year. We have eliminated the registration fee for this year’s retreat!

You will make your own reservation through the AMC Highlands Center by calling 603-466-2727. Make sure you let the operator know that you are part of the NHSPA retreat and use our reservation number 452220. If you are not an AMC member room rates 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. Member rates are $82 with shared bath and $119 for a Queen room with private bath. The Highland Center is reserving a block of rooms for the NHSPA through March 23 and after that date reservations will be on a first come basis. Make your reservations soon!

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

Friday, 4/24 activities


Dinner, 6 PM

Meet & Greet and Program Overview, 7:30 PM

Saturday, 4/25

Breakfast, 6 to 8 AM

Attendees Photograph 6 AM to Noon

Lunch Break

Body of Work / Print Review, 1 to 3 PM (optional shooting time)

Editing and Printing Digital Images Using Lightroom, 3:15 to 4:30 PM (optional shooting time)

Happy Hour, 5 to 6 PM

Dinner, 6 PM

Photo Slam, 7:30 to 9:00 PM, Attendees bring 20 images each for projection and have 5 minutes to present their work

$100 Gift Card Drawing

Sunday, 4/26

Breakfast, 6 to 8 AM

Attendees Photograph 6 AM to 10 AM

Wrap-up Session, 10 to 11:30 AM

Depart, 11:30 AM



Statewide Documentary Project Update

(Formerly Introduced As NH-NOW Project)

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Employee Merrill Aharonian at Ceres Bakery in Portsmouth - photo by Michael Sterling

Regional Reviews for NH2020. CANCELLED. Replaced by the following event, please save the date: 

June 6 at the Manchester Library, Annual Meeting

PLEASE NOTE - This will have a brief business meeting, election of the NHSPA Board, followed by a statewide regional review to replace individual regional reviews. Stay tuned for more details.

For more information keep visiting www.nhspa.org and our Facebook page.We will keep these sites as up to date as possible and will send out announcements as appropriate without overloading your inboxes. 

The coronavirus has changed all our lives, as citizens, as individuals and families, and as photographers. As an organization, NHSPA is concerned with the health and safety of our members, of the general public,

and of the places where we live and work.

Out of that concern the board of NHSPA has agreed by electronic communication to

postpone or modify several upcoming events.  

Thank you for your patience and support of NHSPA. Please stay safe and follow all coronavirus pandemic recommendations. - The NHSPA Board

Statewide Documentary Project

PLEASE continue to participate or start participating in the NHSPA statewide photography project, now known as 'NH2020'.  The name was changed as we began a collaborative effort with the New Hampshire Historical Society. They will oversee exhibits and publications at the end of the photo-taking phase of the project. We are very excited to partner with the Historical Society and with regional historical societies across the state.

NH2020 regional photo reviews will continue to take place.  Check Upcoming Events below for the date and time of future meetings. You can photograph through July 2020 in any region of the state. 

We are a volunteer organization. We can use your help! Contact us at nhsocietyphotographicartists@gmail.com

The NHSPA has a lot to gain from the successful completion of this project, but there is still much work to be done. We are planning on having a meeting of all NH 2020 photographers on the opening day (January 5th) of the Exeter exhibit to answer questions, and discuss the following:

• High level overview (NHHS, fundraising) and summary timeline (active photography, curating, preparation, show schedule)

• Number of participants and images submitted so far

• ’Tough love’ request for more images - shoot at multiple locations/regions, variety of topics (hand out the list below), grittier topics

• Technical challenges - RAW files/xmp files, offer of technical help (format of help TBD)

• Notice that round 2 of technical reviews will be scheduled

• ’Tough love’ - we need assistance in various areas - locating and reserving venues, organizing and validating technical format of submitted images, publicity

• Q&A

We are asking that participants really focus on creating a complete and full portrayal of life in New Hampshire in 2019-2020.  Here is a list of some of the items we are looking for:

• Architecture – modern, historical, etc.

• Astrophotography over NH landscape

• ATV enthusiasts

• Beer and Wine makers

• Business – retail and / or office

• Children in an educational setting *

• Environmental portraits (artists, crafts people etc)

• Fairs (county, farm, ethnic)

• Family life

• Farms, Farm to Table, restaurants

• Fishing Industry / families hunting for deer, turkey etc

• Gaming clubs

• Gun / Hunting Enthusiasts *

• Homeless *

• Immigrants * (it’s really important to show the ethnic diversity in the state)

• Isle of Shoals and ‘Pelicans’

• LGBT community *

• Logging industry

• Manufacturing (hi tech, small, large)

• Midwives

• Military

• Night Scenes

• People working at their daily job

• People with disabilities *

• Political - campaigning, polling booths, NH Primary, NH legislature

• Poverty * (trailer parks)

• Prisons * women’s and men’s prisons

• Quarries

• Snowmobile enthusiasts

• Sports

• Streetscapes and scenes

• Gritty” - the opposite of beautiful New Hampshire landscapes. Images of buildings, people, situations that are not beautiful but reflect a downside of life in our state. Once again, be sensitive to how you portray your subjects.

We’re anticipating lots of publicity for this project and each and every one of you who participates will benefit professionally and artistically from your hard work.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at project@nhspa.org

If you have any NH Now questions, submit them to project@nhspa.org. Thank you again for your interest and

participation in NHSPA NH-Now Statewide Photography Project.



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        Thank you to everyone for your many contributions! As always your feedback, comments, suggestions and questions about these newsletter are most welcome!


        Pat Corlin

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