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Highland Center Retreat at Crawford Notch, NH


NHSPA’s 6th Annual Crawford Notch Retreat

April 23 – 25, 2019

This year’s theme: SHOOT– SHARE – SOCIALIZE

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 attached pdf 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.

Best regards,
New Hampshire Society of Photographic Artists


Photographers’ Retreat on Star Island

The New Hampshire Society of Photographic Artists (NHSPA) is offering a photography retreat this summer on Star Island.  

The retreat is an opportunity for dedicated photographers to meet and share their work. Several photographers will offer short programs highlighting a particular aspect of their work. Participants are asked to bring prints or digital files to share and discuss with the group. The program is for three days in mid-week, August 28-30, 2019.  

For twenty years, NHSPA has hosted photography events on Star Island to give fine art photographers the opportunity to meet, share their work and exchange ideas about photography. The historic buildings and rocky shoreline of the island offer abundant photographic opportunities. The nineteenth century-style ambience is conducive to socializing and discussing elements of the photographic craft.

Formed in 1998, NHSPA supports the work of photographers as a means for creative expression and cultural insight. NHSPA members are dedicated to sharing photography with each other and the community through group exhibits and programs.

Since 1915, Star Island, located in the Isles of Shoals off the coast of New Hampshire, has been a center for education and group events. The island follows the principles of the Unitarian Universalist Association and the United Church of Christ.

For more information and to register for the retreat, go to “events” on the NHSPA website (https://nhspa.wildapricot.org/).



    Image may contain: cloud, sky, house, outdoor and nature  Image may contain: tree, plant, sky, house, flower, outdoor, nature and water  Image may contain: sky, outdoor and water

©Dan Gingras NH-Now     ©Robert Charles Taylor NH-Now                   © Lydia Williams NH-Now                              ©Ken Kartes NH-Now

                   Image may contain: sky, tree, plant, bridge, outdoor, water and nature  Image may contain: bird, outdoor, water and nature  Image may contain: one or more people, car and outdoor  

                                ©Michael Sterling NH-Now                                ©Marie Sapienza NH-Now                      © Pat Kennedy-Corlin NH-Now

The second Statewide Project regional photo review took place last month in the Lakes Region. We continue to be impressed with the variety and quality of images. The next two reviews have been scheduled:

Merrimack Region Review will take place on April 7, 2019 from 1:00pm-3:00pm at the Nashua Public Library, 2nd floor, 2 Court Street, Nashua, NH. 

Monadnock Region Review will take place on July 14, 2019, from 1:00pm-3:00pm at the Peterborough Town Library, 2 Concord Street, Peterborough, NH. 

Please plan to attend one or both, even if you do not have images for the region. It will be good to hear feedback and comments. ALL NH Now participants are welcome to attend. However, only submit images for the specific region being reviewed. 

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



The purpose of NHSPA's monthly newsletter is to share information of potential interest to our members in a bi-monthly on-line format at www.NHSPA.org.  Brief items submitted by our members regarding their upcoming shows, workshops of interest, photography education opportunities and more. 

If you have info you'd like included, please check your email inbox for your invitation to submitting format and accompanying images. If you have not received an email or have additional questions please to do not hesitate to contact  Pat@PatCorlinPhotography

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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