Here is the July 2016 newsletter from NHSPA.
SPECIAL NHSPA OPPORTUNITY TO PHOTOGRAPH BEDROCK GARDENS
PLEASE RESPOND BY JULY 8 IF INTERESTED
from Michael Sterling
We have been invited to visit and photograph Bedrock Gardens in Lee, NH. ( http://www.bedrockgardens.org/ ) It's a unique setting of ornate gardens and landscaping, as well as whimsical metal sculptures, primarily made of farm implements and tractor parts. We can wander the 30 acres to enjoy and photograph. This is a special opportunity as the gardens are not open to the public except for one open house weekend in each of the summer months.
In order to reserve a time, we are looking at a Saturday or Sunday morning in July or August. Please give us three dates that work for you. As a backup, provide a couple of weekdays in those months as well.
Send your interest and availability to Mike Sterling (firstname.lastname@example.org) by July 8. Bedrock Gardens is asking for a donation from non-profits. Assuming we have enough interest, we are asking for $10 from each member attending. Of course you may donate more if you wish.
ONLY 4 SLOTS REMAIN FOR STAR ISLAND RETREAT
According to Barb Zulkiewicz there is room for only 4 more people to attend this year’s Star Island Retreat. If you plan to attend we suggest you sign up asap so you don’t miss out. Details are below, same as in prior news letters.
NHSPA Star Island Retreat: Thursday, September 8 - 11, 2016
As of early May we already have 10 people signed up for Star this year! We have found that a good maximum number of attendees is 18, so if you are interested - don't miss out and please sign up on the Star Island website at: http://starisland.org/program/nhspa-photographers-retreat-shooting-star-photography-retreat/. The cost of the workshop is $85.00 and the cost of room and board will depend on your choice of accommodations. This information is also available on the Star Island website.
Our guest photographer this year is William (Bill) Franson. He is a professor at the New England School of Photography in Boston. Please see Bill's website at: http://www.billfranson.net
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. I am looking forward to another fun, educational, and successful retreat this year!
RENEE GIFFROY SHOW AT SEACOAST ART ASSOCIATION
For the months of June and July, Renee Giffroy is the featured artist at the Seacoast Art Association, on Water Street in Exeter, NH with 16 of her pieces on display. The images in this body of work were captured from the hulls of boats in dry dock, taking photos of a relatively mundane subject and transforming them into beautiful works of art. Many of them resemble landscapes, hence the name 'Boatscapes'. The pieces actually look more like paintings than photographs but the images were processed using only Lightroom, and no software filters were applied.
Visit Renee's website to see her Boatscape images at www.reneegiffroy.com, and please stop by to check out the show!
PAUL WAINWRIGHT SHOW AT GRIFFIN MUSEUM OF PHOTOGRAPHY
My Colonial Meetinghouse project from a few years ago seems to have a life of its own. In addition to my on-going speaking engagements and book sales, the Griffin Museum of Photography will be hosting a solo show of my meetinghouse photographs at their Belmont, MA location (Digital Silver Imaging), 9 Brighton St., Belmont, MA from July 26 - September 30, with a reception on September 14 from 6 to 8 PM. Hope to see you there!
RICHAR MOORE SHOW AT EPSOM LIBRARY
Twice-seen in the White Mountains: composite photographs of iconic locations in the White Mountains,
photographed a century apart and digitally merged.
Epsom Public Library Route 4 Epsom NH July 2-31, 2016
Opening Reception Friday July 8, 5-7 PM
The antique photographs on which the composites are based are from 19th century stereographs. The exhibit tells the story of the once-great international stereograph industry, which had a major center in Littleton, New Hampshire. An interactive feature allows visitors to view a nineteenth-century stereograph with a Virtual Reality viewer and a cell phone, bringing the past into the present. Eat your heart out, Oliver Wendell Holmes.
DICK LORD SHOW AT WHITE HERON CAFE
For the month of July I have a show of my photographs on the art wall at the White Heron Cafe, 601 Islington St., Portsmouth.
CAMERA COMMONS NEWS
From Carol VanLoon
Work by NHIA photography faculty with mentored students in the Streetside Gallery, NHIA Photography BFA show in the workshop gallery, “People” in the studio gallery. We are taking People photos until July 9, submit up to 2-8.5 x 11 images, see cameracommons.com for more info. Exhibit runs from July 17-Sept. 11, opening reception is July 17, 1-4 p.m.
Sept. 22, 29, Oct. 6: Beginning Photoshop class
Oct. 27-30: View Camera Workshop
Sept. and Oct, TBA: Lightroom
Nov. 3, 10, 17: Advanced Photoshop class
Custom Platinum printing and basic darkroom
For more info go to cameracommons.com
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 J. Murray