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March 2013

NHSPA March 2013 Newsletter

Once again this month's newsletter contains several items you may find interesting. For NHSPA business we have an update on this summer's new NHSPA show at the NH State Library, info on the Star Island Photography Retreat in September, another update on the web site, a solicitation regarding interest in a possible workshop being put together by Peter Randall, and some date reminders. Then there are items about upcoming shows, films, lectures, and events that you may enjoy.

Be sure to see the blurb below about the Gregory Crewdson film being shown in Portsmouth on Thursday of THIS WEEK.

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UPDATE ON THE NHSPA CONCORD SUMMER SHOW AT THE STATE LIBRARY

(from Richard Moore)

Every member can submit one photo, framed as for the Exeter Town Hall show, for a summer show at the State Library's beautiful Map Room in Concord.  Members of the Camera Club of Exeter, England will also send one photo each for display.  Stay tuned for details, but drop-off will begin June 6, with an opening reception scheduled forJune 13.  The show will come down July 29.  

For more info, call Richard Moore at 463-7862, or email at richard.rwmoore@gmail.com .

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16th ANNUAL STAR ISLAND PHOTOGRAPHY RETREAT
September 5-8, 2013
Guest photographer/clinician: Frank Armstrong

(from Barbara Zulkiewicz)

NHSPA is pleased to announce our 16th annual Star Island Photography Retreat. This annual event is a wonderful opportunity for photographers at all levels to participate in a workshop conducted by a renowned guest photographer/educator, connect with other photographers to share their work and gain feedback, spend time photographing historic and beautiful Star Island, and to enjoy the peacefulness and tranquility of this island setting a few miles off the coast of Portsmouth, NH.

Space is limited so please register early to ensure that you will be able to attend. For more information and online registration see:

http://starisland.org/conferences/2013-conference-listing/nh-society-of-photographic-artists-september/
http://starisland.org/conferences/rates/
http://www.frankarmstrong.net

You can also contact conference chair Barbara Zulkiewicz  by email (barbara.zulkiewicz@comcast.net) or call her at 603.422.5558.  

Reminders and additional information will be provided as the conference approaches.

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NHSPA WEBSITE UPDATE

(from Sarah Flause)

Development work on our new website, headed by John Hauschildt of Newcastle Technology, continues. The member login access is not yet available but the calendar of events is regularly updated with any upcoming events. Additionally the "Learn More" link from the Star Island box on the home page provides additional information about both the summer workshop with Peter Randall and the September Retreat. So keep checking the website for events news and for notification of new website features as they are released. 

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NHSPA SAVE THE DATES

The NHSPA annual meeting will be on Sunday, May 19, location TBD. The formal part of the meeting will start at 2pm, preceded by an informal networking session that will start at 1pm. During that session we will try to match up people seeking help/advice on specific photography issues with appropriate advisors. Details to follow. 

On Sunday, June 9, renowned documentary photographer and Maine Media Workshops instructor Norman Mauskopf is schedule to present a talk to the NHSPA. Details regarding the topic, location, and time will be provided as soon as possible. 


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ANY INTEREST IN A FINAL CUT X EDITING WORKSHOP ?

(from Peter Randall)

In my talk in Exeter last month about making videos with a DSLR, I mentioned that editing was the main elephant in the room. Starting from scratch to learn video editing is difficult. I have been in touch with Chi-Ho Lee from Boston who is an Apple certified trainer in Final Cut X. I took his week-long Final Cut Pro 7 workshop a few years ago and I can attest to his knowledge and patience. Since the new Final cut X program is quite a change from the previous version, I could use a couple of days of training to get started.

I have discussed setting up a local workshop with Chi-Ho and he would do a Saturday-Sunday program in Portsmouth for a minimum of three people for $500 per person. For six days at the Maine Media Workshops with him I spent $1500 including board and room so $500 for two days seems like a good deal. 

Here are links to Chi-Ho: http://chiholee.com/www.chiholee.com/Bio.html
Films worked on: http://chiholee.com/www.chiholee.com/Reel.html

No date is set yet, but we could do it this spring. Email me for more details or to indicate interest in the program.

Peter Randall
petererandall@gmail.com

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FILM ON PHOTOGRAPHER GREGORY CRESDSON WITH POST FILM DISCUSSION LEAD BY GARY SAMSON AND DAVID J. MURRAY, FEB. 28

(from David J. Murray - yes, this is tomorrow night!)

3S Artspace and The Portsmouth Public Library are presenting a screening of the film "Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters." 

From the 3S event page: An acclaimed photographer with the eye of a filmmaker, Gregory Crewdson has created some of the most gorgeously haunting pictures in the history of the medium. His meticulously composed, large-scale images are stunning narratives of small-town American life—moviescapes crystallized into a single frame. Shot over a decade with unprecedented access, Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters beautifully bares the artist’s process—and it’s as mesmerizing and riveting as the images themselves." 

For more info see:
  http://www.3sarts.org/news_and_events.cfm?sarticleID=18

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JOHN PAUL CAPONIGRO LECTURE AND EXHIBIT OPENING AT NHIA, MARCH 28

(from David J. Murray)

John Paul Caponigro will present a lecture as part of NHIA's dAaDA Lecture Series (Distinguished American Artists Discussing Art) on March 28 at 6:30 PM in the French Building Auditorium (148 Concord Street Manchester, NH). Tickets $20.

Caponigro is an internationally renowned fine artist. A contributing editor for Digital Photo Pro and AfterCapture, and a columnist for Photoshop User, Luminous-Landscape.com, Apple.com, and the Huffington Post, he is the author of Adobe Photoshop Master Class and the DVD series R/Evolution. A highly sought after lecturer, he teaches workshops around the globe. A member of the Photoshop Hall of Fame, a Canon Explorer of Light, an Epson Stylus Pro, and an X-Rite Coloratti, his clients include Adobe, Apple, and Kodak. Learn more by visiting www.johnpaulcaponigro.com 

Here's the NHIA description of the event: "John Paul Caponigro details the many aspects of his creative process — color, composition, drawing, iphoneography, writing and more. He shows how each discipline and different modes of operating with them contribute to the completion of finished works of art. The resulting synergy is stimulating, enriching, and enlivening. While he shows you that you already know how to write, draw, and photograph, he also shows you how these seemingly separate disciplines and creations combine dynamically to form a single creative process that results in a life’s work. He reveals that the creative process is a process of exploration, a journey of discovery that offers many insights along the way and never ends. You’ll be inspired to try these activities yourself, practicing them in your own ways for your own purposes, as you progress on your own creative journey." 

For tickets see http://www.nhia.edu/daada-artist-lecture-series/

(Caponigro's talk is associated with an Exhibit at NHIA called Two Generations running from March 20 to April 10 at the French Building Gallery. An opening reception will precede the lecture on March 28. More info at http://www.nhia.edu/exhibitions-presentations/)

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ABOUT THIS NEWSLETTER

The purpose of NHSPA's monthly newsletter is to share information of potential interest to our members, in a simple, once-per-month text-only email blast that includes official NHSPA news and brief items submitted by our members regarding their upcoming shows, workshops of interest, and things like that. 

The newsletter will usually be sent out around the 29th of each month. If you have info you'd like included, please email it to David J Murray (djm@ClearEyePhoto.com) by the 26th of the month. Please use the items above as a guide for writing yours. We hope there will be many contributions!


Please send comments/suggestions/questions about these newsletters to me (David J. Murray). Your feedback is most welcome!

- David Murray
djm@ClearEyePhoto.com
www.ClearEyePhoto.com