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January Newsletter
January 2013

NHSPA January 2013 Newsletter

Greetings NHSPA Members and email list subscribers!

This email kicks off NHSPA's new monthly newsletter. The idea is to share information of potential interest to our members, in a simple, once-per-month text-only email blast. It will include 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 below as a guide for writing yours. We hope there will be many contributions!



January and February are busy months for NHSPA.  Our annual Exeter show opens this weekend, and the new website, in the making for nearly a year, will become active, all of this due to the planning and effort of many volunteers.  Most of us have been busy preparing our two prints for the Exeter show, and some of us have gallery showings in progress.

May we all enjoy a creative and productive 2013.

David Speltz
President, NHSPA


(from Ron St. Jean and Sarah Flause)

The 14th annual New Hampshire Society of Photographic Artists members exhibition opens Saturday, January 5, at the Exeter Town Hall Gallery. The opening reception will be from 12:00 to 4:00. The show, including images by more than fifty member photographers, will be open Saturdays and Sundays through February 2, from 12:00 to 4:00. 

There will be gallery talks most days at 12:30. Here is the current schedule:

Saturday, January 12th  at 12:30 PM – John Hauschildt speaking about “Caffenol – environmentally safe film developing using household items.”

Sunday, January 13th  at 12:30 PM - Paul Wainwright presenting "Photography, Physics and Pendulums." Photographer Paul Wainwright from Atkinson, New Hampshire, had an inspiration at age 17. He saw a way to combine his passion for photography with his growing knowledge of physics to make images that were both abstract and mysterious. Now, 45 years later, his inspiration has resulted in a series of photographs that some might think are computer generated, yet are actually long exposures using a 4x5 inch large-format camera, and processed and printed in a traditional darkroom. Come see more images from this series, hear how these were made, and see a demonstration of the technique.

Saturday, January 19th at 12:30 PM – David Olken talking about "Disposable Art - how to make high quality handmade photo art cards."

Sunday, January 20th at 12:30 PM – Joe Pepin presenting “Dream Retirement – the Adventures of Ranger Joe.”

Saturday, January 26th at 12:30 PM - Peter Randall presenting "Making movies with your DSLR."

Sunday, January 27th at 12:30 PM - Udo Rauter presenting "Sandhill Cranes."

Saturday, February 2nd at 12:30 PM - David Speltz speaking about his experience "Photographing Papua, New Guinea and the Eclipse of 2012."

Check the NHSPA Facebook page, www.facebook.com/nhspa?fref=ts, or our soon to be live web site, for an up to date listing of talks.

The gallery is handicap accessible via an elevator inside the rear door, adjacent to the upper parking lot.


(from Sarah Flause)

The new NHSPA website (www.NHSPA.org) will soon be launched! We are hopeful that within this next week we will finally have an active calendar of upcoming events including key dates and information about the NHSPA Annual Members Exhibition at the Exeter Town Hall in Exeter, NH.

Initially the website will represent Phase I only - member logins, member managed photo galleries, online membership renewal will all come later…please have a look and we will keep you posted as further website components are made available.

Many thanks to the great people at Newcastle Technology Advisors for the design and implementation of the website.



David Speltz has two gallery exhibits underway.  At the Seacoast Science Center in Rye, NH, an exhibit of photographs  from the North Pole and from the Antarctic.  Showing until January 31.  At the 100 Market Street Gallery (3rd floor) is an exhibit of photographs taken in Roxbury and Dorchester, MA taken in the late 1960's.  Showing until January 17.  Many of these images can be seen at www.davidspeltz.com



From Portsmouth Photographer Bill Truslow:

"Lightroom In-Depth" is the next workshop being held by 959 PHOTO WORKSHOPS.  This software is a tool used by amateurs and professionals alike and can help improve an image technically as well as enhance your vision through its creative controls.  During our four classes we will be exploring how to best organize your files, creative controls in the Develop module, printing out of Lightroom, how to create a web gallery, and more.  The classes will be held from 6-9pm on Tuesday nights from January 29th through February 19th.  They will be taking place in Bill Truslow Photography's studio on 959 Islington Street, Portsmouth, NH.  The cost for the four classes is $225 and we are offering a $50 discount to members of NHSPA (please make sure to mention NHSPA in the "how did you hear about us" section of the registration page).  More information as well as registration for sign-up can be found on our website: www.959photoworkshops.com.  Come discover how Lightroom can make your life easier and your photography stronger.


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

- David Murray