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2020 NHPPA Annual Conference

After much discussion and with much regret, the Board has decided to cancel our Annual Conference scheduled for April 24-27 at the Margate in Laconia. As the current situation with COVID-19 remains fluid and with more and more businesses and organizations canceling all in-person events for the next 6 weeks, the Board felt it was in the best interest of the membership as well as our speakers who would need to travel to get out ahead of this situation. Unfortunately, the Margate did not have any other dates available this year that would work to reschedule. All current online registrations will be canceled and monies refunded. For our members who have already booked a room for Conference at the Margate, you can call the Reservations Department at  603-524-5210 or 1-800-MARGATE or contact them by email at reservations@themargate.comBetween now and April 23, members calling to cancel their room reservation will receive a full refund.

The 61st Annual NHPPA Conference and Image Competition will be held April 24-27, 2020 at The Margate Resort, 76 Lake Street, Laconia, N.H. Make your plans now to join us for a weekend full of good times and great educational opportunities. The theme for the weekend is "Pirate's Bounty." Saturday is the designated "themed costume day." Feel free to dress in your pirate outfit at any time during the day or evening activities. The awards banquet on Sunday will be business casual or smart casual attire.


HOTEL RESERVATIONS may be made by contacting the Margate Resort directly at (603) 524-5210 or 1-800-MARGATE or by e-mail at Room rate is $119 per night for Friday and Saturday and $99 for Sunday and includes a complimentary continental breakfast. Hotel reservations must be made by 4/1/20. Be sure to mention NHPPA when reserving your room to receive the special rates.

ENTER THE IMAGE COMPETITION by uploading your digital images to Deadline to enter is 11 p.m. on Wednesday, April 15. The Creative Challenge theme for this year is, "Lines and Curves." For more information about the competition, visit our Image Competition webpage. If you have any questions, feel free to contact John Malboeuf.

NHPPA uses the same monitor setup as PPA and is fortunate to have three affiliate jurors and two jurors in training on the panel this year. Entering here is the perfect way to get the feedback you need to make those final tweaks before submitting your images to Northeast Districts!


Meet Our Speakers [click on image to watch video]

Padma Inguva

Felix Kunze

Pratik Naik
Bruce and Josh Hudson

Full details for the speakers will be coming soon.

Conference Schedule

Friday, April 24 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Padma Inguva
“Photographing Flowers with Translucency”
(Granite Room)
Friday, April 24 7 to 9 p.m. Image Competition begins
Refer to the image competition webpage for more information
(Gilford Room; Club 79 in Blackstones Lounge)
Saturday, April 25 All Day Themed Costume Day ("Pirate's Bounty")
Saturday, April 25 9 a.m. until done Image Competition continues
Saturday, April 25 5 to 6:30 p.m. Pizza Party ($7/pp)
(Blackstones Lounge)
Saturday, April 25 6:30 p.m.  Scholarship Auction
(Blackstones Lounge)
Sunday, April 26 8 to 9 a.m.
Image Critique
(Belknap Room)
Sunday, April 26 9:15 to 11:45 a.m.
Felix Kunze
“Mastering Studio Lighting”
(Granite Room)
Sunday, April 26 1:15 to 4:30 p.m.
Pratik Naik
“Portrait Photography Retouching”
(Granite Room)
Sunday, April 26 5:45 p.m. Group Photo
(location TBD)
Sunday, April 26 6 to 10 p.m. Awards Banquet ($35/pp)
Business Casual / Smart Casual Attire
(Mariah Room)
Monday, April 27 9 a.m. to noon Bruce Hudson, M.Photog.Cr., and Josh Hudson
“The Family Portrait Experience”
(Granite Room)

NIGHTLY HOSPITALITY in the Blackstones Lounge. At the conclusion of each day's activities, relax and visit with other attendees while enjoying a drink and some light refreshments. 

New Hampshire Professional Photographers Association
P.O. Box 4085
Manchester, NH 03108-4085

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