Here is the July 2014 newsletter from NHSPA.

This month's edition contains:
- Important info about the upcoming NHSPA programs at Star Island
- Member news
- A few recommended web sites



from Peter Randall

After six years of this annual workshop, looks like the end is in sight. The program needs at least 4-5 people and i don't have that , so if anyone is planning to attend but is procrastinating, let me know immediately.

[Ed. note: I have heard wonderful things about this workshop. It is currently scheduled for July 26 to August 2. Please contact Peter asap if you'd like to attend.]



September 4 – 7, 2014

from Barbara Zulkiewicz

I had an opportunity to meet Keith Johnson recently at an opening reception at the Panopticon Gallery in Boston where he was one of the featured artists.  We had a great conversation and I am really looking forward to September.  I think Keith will provide a great workshop, along with a guaranteed fun time.

This 4-day photography retreat, now in its 17th year, offers a special opportunity to partake in a photographic forum that will feature a workshop designed specifically for NHSPA by our special guest photographer, Keith Johnson.  Keith will also give a presentation of his own work and offer critiques. 

Star Island is a gorgeous and magical place with ever-changing surroundings, which will give you an creative channel to take beautiful photographs and allow you to expand your artistic capabilities. You will be able to share your experience with other film and digital photographers, of all levels, who share your passion for this art form. 

The workshop fee is $110.00 that includes a one-year membership with the NHSPA (membership for current members will be extended for an additional year). 

See the Star Island Corporation website for room and board rates and to register for the conference.

For more information on Keith Johnson and his awesome photography, please see his website:

For information on NHSPA, please see our website:

For information on beautiful, relaxing, historical and magical Star Island, seven miles off the coast of New Hampshire, please see the Star Island Corporation’s website:

Summer reading suggestion and workshop preparation from Keith:  Art and Fear by David Bayles and Ted Orland.

If you have any questions, please contact the retreat chairwoman: 

Barbara Zulkiewicz




from Gayle Hedrington

I am thrilled that I had two photos in the Regional Juried Show at
the Library Arts Center recently in Newport NH, and I was
chosen to show a larger body of my work that will be displayed
February - March of 2015

I also have another photo that was juried into the Architecture in
Landscape Art Show currently at the Fells in Newbury NH, and two of my photos will be in an exhibit in the Silver Springs exhibit at Plymouth State College from June 10-Sept 13


From Ron St. Jean

Ron St. Jean’s show of photographs entitled Impressions of Ireland is on view in the NH Art Association gallery at the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce visitors center, 49 South Main Street, Concord, through August 28. The visitors center is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 to 5:00.


From David J. Murray

4 of my Music Hall images are on display in the juried show at the 100 Market Gallery, 100 Market St., Portsmouth, NH. until July 19.

One of my photos is the main cover image for this summer's Portsmouth Harbor Guide. It is a shot I took of the M/V Thomas Laighton sailing in front of the super moon rising off New Castle, 2 years ago. The guide also contains about 20 other images of mine inside, including a 2-page spread of a concert in Prescott Park.

Another of my Prescott Park concert images fills a Piscataqua Savings Bank billboard on Rt. 1A near the Golden Egg in Portsmouth. Probably the largest print of my work that will ever be made, and certainly the largest photo credit string I ever expect to see.


Here are a few web sites recommended by NHSPA members. They will be familiar to many of you already. If not, they are worth checking out. If you have other recommendations, please pass them along for inclusion next time.

- Luminous Landscapes ( is a great resource in general. They have a set of videos  on Lightroom (for purchase but very reasonable) that are outstanding. 

- John Paul Caponigro (Paul's son who does digital rather than film photography) ( has a huge amount of information on his site from photoshop how-to to creativity development information. 

- LensWork ( publishes a great magazine of beautiful work by active photographers. The site also has daily posts about creativity and the photographic process (rather than equipment) and a lot of other information.

- has video tutorials and a zillion topics. Lots on Photoshop, Lightroom, etc. There's broad access to all the material for a monthly charge that you can turn off and on as needed.

- Digital Photography Review ( - A fine source of photographic equipment reviews and news. There are also many interesting ongoing photo challenges, and they have an active forums area.



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 ( 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