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Oct 2016 News

Here is the October 2016 newsletter from NHSPA.


Wild and Puzzling News

(from Lydia. lwms41@comcast.net)

I have two items that I would like to share.  One is that another one of my images was chosen for another puzzle by Springbok Puzzles.  And, I might add this one is very challenging!


Another image was chosen by National Wildlife Federation for their 2016 Christmas cards.  The image was taken at Star Island a few years ago when monarch butterflies were migrating. The cards plant a tree in honor of the person receiving the card. 



Richard Moore Show/News

(from Richard)

I am pleased to be included in the show, The Past is Present, for reasons that will be obvious to anyone who has seen my “twice-seen” photographs.  This is the first time I will have shown any of the work I am currently doing at Canterbury Shaker Village.  The show runs from Sept 10 to Oct. 31, 2016 at Twiggs Gallery. More info at twiggsgallery.wordpress.com. I am also pleased to be in Adele Sanborn’s new gallery on Route 3 in Boscawen (254 King Street). Roger Sanborn’s hosses are right next door, as well as in one of the photos from Canterbury. 


Items for Sale

Please contact the sellers directly for more info.

From John Anderson (info@onthespotphotography.com, cell 603-726-8879):

I have been working at disassembling the darkroom of a friends father who was a lifetime photography hobbyist .  He built himself a great little color darkroom with 4!  Omega D5 Color enlargers AND a color processor.  Not to mention a great studio with all the bells and whistles. I am trying to liquidate the equipment as best I can.  If you, or somebody you know has use for an Omega D5 enlarger, format upto 4x5.  I would love to have a conversation, and get this gear out of my studio!  They have all been meticulously maintained, and ready to make black and white, or color enlargements. How about a matt cutter? Studio lights?  Enlarging lenses...


From Richard Gulezian (gulezian@comcast.net, 603-622-7581):

- Oben AC-1441 4-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-111 Ball Head provides reliable support for DSLRs, point-and-shoot cameras or video cameras up to 11 lb. 24.1 x 5 x 4.9 inches, 5.2 pounds. Looking for what I paid $125.00.

- Graphic View camera. Studio used. Ground glass in back is broken. No lens or lens board. Otherwise in good working condition. Best reasonable offer.

- Old Omega D II black and white enlarger with a working cold light head. In EX working condition. With a Wollensak f/4.5 Enlarging Rastar lens. $100.00.


From David J. Murray (djm@ClearEyePhoto.com, 603-501-8889)

- DJI Phantom 3 Pro Drone w/ integrated camera that shoots 4K video, and 12MP stills in Adobe RAW DNG format and/or JPG. Comes in a rugged pelican-style case from Microraptor, and includes six batteries, battery charger and charging hub, extra props, and a set of PoloarPro filters. iPad or similar device required and not included. Definitely a used drone, but well maintained and has no known issues. Approx 90hrs flight time, no crashes. This has been my backup and travel drone for the past year, since purchasing my current main rig, an Inspire 1 Pro. Selling the Phantom as I prepare for another upgrade. ;-) Priced significantly below similar items on eBay: $600. Shipping extra. 

- Nikon D810 full frame dSLR, body only. Approx. 86k shutter actuations (camera is rated of 200k actuations). Excellent condition. No known issues. $1400 + shipping. 


Camera Commons News

NHIA Exhibition Panel Discussion Sunday, October 9
Exhibition Closes October 9

Please join us for the  New Hampshire Institute of Art Photograpy Faculty Gallery Talk, Oct. 9, 2-3:30 p.m.

Camera Commons is happy to welcome the NHIA Photography Faculty, Gary Samson, Glen Scheffer, Beverly Conway, Douglas Prince and Mark Morelli for “Divergent Visions: A Discussion of Contemporary Fine Art Photography”. This gallery talk will take place at Camera Commons on Oct. 9, 2-3:30 p.m. It is free and open to the public.

This talk is the closing event for the Photographic Faculty of the New Hampshire Institute of Art exhibited in Camera Commons’ Streetside Gallery, along with the NHIA Bachelor of Fine Arts 2016 Exhibition in the Workshop Gallery.

Call For Art: Abandoned Places
Due October 1, Midnight

For our last show of 2016,  Camera Commons is calling for photographs of abandoned places for our Workshop Gallery. The show will run from Oct. 16-Jan. 8, 2017. An artist reception In conjunction with our Large Format show in the Streetside Gallery will be Oct. 16, 1-4 p.m.

Deadline for submissions is midnight, Oct. 1. The submissions will be juried by the Camera Commons staff with selection notification by Oct. 3. Selected images will be shown on the wall (framed photograph supplied by the photographer by Oct. 9) or on our 65-inch monitor located in the gallery. Images may be for sale with a 40% commission.  

Camera Commons will print and frame images for you at $125 each if you wish.  You may keep the frame.

Submit photographs electronically to Camera Commons at gallery@cameracommons.com. Submit the image for our review as sRGB jpegs not larger than 2 megabytes each submissions to be labeled: LastName_FirstName_Imagename,jpg. For more information visit www.cameracommons.com or call 603-842-4713.

Large Format Camera Exhibition Opens Sunday, October 16, 1-4PM

Camera Commons opens its exhibit of prints made from large format camera work on Sunday, October 16.  The Large Format Exhibition is featuring photographs by Paul Caponigro, Carl Hyatt, John Layton, Richard Ritter, David Speltz and Paul Wainwright. The exhibit is on view from Oct. 16-Jan. 8, 2017 with an artist reception open to all from 1-4pm Sunday, October 16.

Workshop Schedule

Our “Lite” Classes

Our one hour “lite” classes are designed to give you an idea of a subject within photography.  They are generally free (with some exceptions).  They may be all you need or want to get an idea of an area you have heard of but want to know a bit more about.  Camera Commons faculty teaches full workshops on these subjects as well, often one on one for a modest price.

Lightroom - Lite: A 1 hour introduction of Lightroom, the photo processing and management system by Adobe - Free - Walk-ins are welcome.  Sunday, October 2, 1-2PM

Basic Film Photography - Lite: A 1 hour summary of the use of film in modern-day photography and how to get started (or re-started).  Free, Sunday, October 23-1-2PM

Darkroom - Lite:  An introduction to the modern day darkroom, silver gelatin, and alternative printing such as cyanotype and platinum.  Free Sunday, Nov 6, 1-2PM

Studio Lighting - Lite: An introduction to studio lighting.  Free, Sunday Nov. 13, 1-2PM

Photoshop - Lite:  A one hour discussion of Photoshop.  What can it do?  Is it the right software for you or should you start with Lightroom?  Email or call for dates.

Full Workshops

Lightroom, Photoshop, Darkroom with Silver Gelatin, and Platinum printing are now being taught on a one to one basis for $295.  This includes 6 hours over three sessions dedicated to only you around your schedule.  Call or email to discuss, please.

Large Format Camera Workshop

Two spaces left!

As part of our exhibit featuring large format film work opening October 16, Camera Commons is hosting a large format camera workshop October 27-October 30.  If you have ever had an interest in getting your hands on one of these beatiful cameras and learning how to use them, this is your chance.  

This 3 1/2 day workshop teaches you how to use a large format camera (4x5 or larger) including in class and field work with our cameras or yours. Our fieldwork will be on the georgeous seacoast of New Hamphire and Maine.  Large format cameras offers a level of control and image quality that cannot be matched in smaller cameras.  

Learn:  Camera movements, perspective control, focus control, film selection, film loading, basic darkroom methods, composition and content selection, how to select a camera, lenses, and film

Our classroom meetings will be held at the Camera Commons facility and our fieldwork will be in various venues on the seacoast and will include seascapes, landscapes, architecture and portraiture  We provide the cameras and film or bring your own.

We start with an initial meeting at Camera Commons at 4PM Thursday October 27 and complete our work after lunch on Sunday, October 30.

Your negatives will be processed for you, including scanning and you will take home at least one fine print.

Instructors include Richard Ritter of Vermont, a craftsman who makes some of the finest large format cameras today, David Speltz of Camera Commons, and technical staff from Camera Commons.

Class size is limited to 6

For significant others, Portsmouth, NH is a destination venue for many and considered one of the nations top destinations for a holiday.  With a population of 20,000 and restaurant seats numbering 24,000 there is no shortage of shopping, eating and entertainment.

When: Thursday PM through Sunday, October 27-October 30
$595 (second person $395 using the same camera).  There is a lab fee depending on how many and what size negatives you choose to use

Where to stay:  We suggest one of the fine hotels in Portsmouth, NH

Please contact David Speltz direct for more information or to register:
David Speltz: dspeltz@gmail.com or 1-617-571-8000

Our facilities include two darkroom, digital printers, 5 scanners, client meeting rooms, a full size studio with several lighting packages.  Please see www.cameracommons.com and like us on Facebook for up to date news, and join our news list for our newsletter on our website.

Camera Commons, 652 Central Ave., Dover, NH



(from Sarah Flause and Carol VanLoon) 

July 16-Nov 6
American Impressionist: Childe Hassam and the Isles of Shoals, “Whether working in plaster, marble or bronze on an intimate or monumental scale, Auguste Rodin captured the emotional and psychological complexities of human beings in ways that few sculptors before or after him have achieved. He also profoundly changed the language of sculpture by playing with accident and emphasizing the act of creating rather than completing a work of art.” Accompanying the exhibition to “create a counterpoint to Hassam’s portrayals of the island” are photographs by Alexandra De Steiguer. Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex Street, Salem, MA. www.pem.org

July 17-Oct. 9
NHIA Faculty for Photography and work by Selected Mentored Students, Streetside Gallery, NHIA 2016 BFA Graduates in Photography Show, Workshop Gallery and People, an open show with work by area photographers in the Studio Gallery. Camera Commons, 652 Central Ave., Dover, NH. www.cameracommons.com

July 22-Oct 16
Touring New England, “100 years of travel and tourism in New England” is a panel exhibition including objects and photographs. Governor John Langdon House, 143 Pleasant Street, Portsmouth, NH www.historicnewengland.org

Sept 1-Dec 31
MANZANAR:Photographs by Ansel Adams, Addison Gallery of American Art, 180 Main St., Andover, MA www.andover.edu/Museums/Addison

Sept 2-Oct 2
Unburdened Beauty: A Decade of Nude Portraits, nude photographs by Gary Samson, opening reception Sept. 2, 5:30-8:30pm, Vermont Center for Photography, 49 Flat St., Brattleboro, VT, www.vcphoto.org

Sept 2-Oct 22
Now Alumni Exhibition, Work by “Jill Weber, Tracy Hayes, Rachel Carpenter, Matthew Peterson, Cassandra Long, Kiera Reese, Abba Cudney, Ali Keller, Daniela Snow, Rochelle Simard, Joanna Novembrino, Joshua Farr, Leah Murphy, Rachel Desrochers, Barbara Bickford, Emily Smith, Elizabeth Ellenwood, Daniel Chiaccio and Isaiah Gulino” among others.”  Opening reception Sept. 2, 5-7pm. New Hampshire Institute of Art, French Building Gallery, 148 Concord St, Manchester, NH. www.nhia.edu

Sept 7-Oct 15
Rock, Paper, Scissors:50 Years of Exeter Fine Crafts, celebrating Exeter Fine Crafts 50th anniversary featuring works from over 60 craftspeople. Gallery talk on Sept. 17, 10 am-2 pm. Opening reception with the artists September 16, 5-7pm, Lamont Gallery, Phillips Exeter Academy, 11 Tan Lane, Exeter www.exeter.edu/lamontgallery

Sept 8-Oct 22
Visionaries, “featuring works of photographers Walter Crump, Cynthia Katz and Smith Eliot, with accompanying sculptural work by Joe Caruso.” Opening reception with the artists Sept. 17, 5-8pm, 555 Gallery, 555 E 2nd Street, Boston, MA, www.555gallery.com

Sept 10-Oct 31
The Past is Present, “Artists merge the past and present to create timeless and timely works of art.” Includes photography by Richard Moore, Opening reception September 15, 5-7 p.m. Twiggs Gallery, 254 King St., Boscawen, NH. www.twiggsgallery.wordpress.com

Sept 10-Nov 17
Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty, Lesley University will be presenting a major retrospective of the work of legendary American photographer Irving Penn. The exhibition is organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC. Lesley University will be the only site for the exhibition in the Northeast as it travels to five institutions in the United States.  Lunder Arts Center, Lesley University, 1801 Massachusetts Ave. Cambridge, MA www.irvingpenn.gotolesley.org

Sept 16-Dec 11
Robert Frank: Sideways, One of photography’s greats before and beyond his classic “The Americans” Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 245 Maine St., Brunswick, MA www.bowdoin.edu/art-museum

Sept 16-Dec 11

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