New Hampshire Professional Photographers Association

Log in

Please Log In To Get Member Pricing 

Upcoming events

    • 05 Sep 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Derryfield Country Club, 625 Mammoth Rd, Manchester, NH 03104

    Storytelling Portrait Photography:
    Documenting the Lives of Children and Families
    with Paula Swift, M.Photog.Cr., CPP

    Program sponsored by White House Custom Color

    Paula Ferazzi Swift spent 10 years chasing fires and covering news assignments all over Central Massachusetts as a photojournalist at the Worcester Telegram & Gazette. When Paula decided to leave photojournalism in 2005, she began focusing on children and families utilizing her photojournalistic skills to photograph the relationship children shared in front of her camera in a natural way.

    Paula will share images and the story behind how she captured them, both technically and emotionally. Paula will explain how to capture those unexpected moments, how to get shy children to warm up to you, how to keep children involved in their photography session, use of props to keep the session looking natural, how to incorporate pets, how to capture children on the go, and how to let children be themselves during a session.

    Paula has won numerous awards for her portrait work including two Kodak Gallery awards, a Hallmark Award, the Photographic Degree of Excellence by PPAM, Loan and General Collection images at PPA’s International Photographic Competition, and 2014 Photographer of the Year bronze medalist. Paula received her Master of Photography degree in February 2015 and her Photographic Craftsman degree in January 2017.

    In May 2017, Paula’s book Storytelling Portrait Photography: How to Document the Lives of Children and Families was published. The book offers ideas for creating a strong and lasting client connection, eliciting memorable moments, finding storytelling locations, inspiring natural action and reactions, and capturing the inter-relationships between siblings and between children and their parents. The book is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Hunt’s Photo and Video stores. Paula will also have books on hand for purchase and to personally sign.

    If you have any questions, contact meeting chair Tanya Hervey at

    Click here for flyer: 5Sept2018_PaulaSwift.pdf

    • 03 Oct 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Derryfield Country Club, 625 Mammoth Rd, Manchester, NH 03104

    Studio Portrait Lighting
    with Scott Levine

    Save the Date! More details to follow shortly. In the meantime, if you have any questions, contact meeting chair Tanya Hervey at

    • 04 Nov 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • The Derryfield Country Club, 625 Mammoth Road, Manchester, New Hampshire
    • 111

    Body Beautiful
    with Lindsay Adler

    Fashion photographer Lindsay Adler has risen to the top of her industry as both a photographer and educator. Based in New York City, her fashion editorials have appeared in numerous publications including Marie Claire, In Style, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar and more. As a photographic educator and having been named one of the top 10 best fashion photographers in the world, she is one of the most sought-after speakers internationally.

    In this jampacked seminar, Lindsay will talk about and demonstrate the tools and techniques to allow the beauty of the human form to shine through your photographic artwork. When photographing the everyday person instead of models, you are often asked to photograph and flatter more challenging features – round face, pronounced nose, large forehead, double chin, assymmetrical features, bald head, glasses, defined wrinkles, full figured and curvier clients, and more. It is imperative when you photograph them you are able to do so with confidence. In this workshop Lindsay will share her secrets of how posing, lighting, camera angle, lens choice, clothing choice, and Photoshop all work together for successful imagery.

    Whether your photography focus is wedding, portrait, or intimate boudoir, understanding how to flatter the body is essential. Lindsay will lay down a solid foundation of posing and styling so that you can make your clients feel comfortable in front of the camera.

    Thank you to our sponsors: Hunt's, Miller's Professional Imaging, Tether Tools, and Spider Holster.

    View PDF flyer: Fall-Seminar-2018_LindsayAdler.pdf

    E-mail Lauri West at with any questions.

    • 14 Nov 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Derryfield Country Club, 625 Mammoth Rd, Manchester, NH 03104

    Sports League Photography:
    Adding to Your Bottom Line
    with Melvin Guante, CPP

    Remember when photography was fun? Remember how you had your creative juices flowing and you set out to create masterpieces? Would you like to recreate that experience only this time get paid for it? If so, consider adding sports league photography to your product offerings.

    The days of dull cookie-cutter photography of sports teams are gone! You can now offer exciting contemporary photography that captures the character of each team member while still maintaining an efficient workflow. Melvin will show you how his techniques when applied to volume photography, specifically sports leagues, will enable you to efficiently produce creative sports photographs that sell. This program will cover getting started – how to find prospective leagues and land the job – as well as workflow – including the actual photography and pre- and post- production. At the conclusion of this program, you’ll have the tools you’ll need to land your first league job and to photograph it with confidence. And what’s more, you’ll make money doing it!

    Since an early age, Melvin was fascinated by the arts. From the moment he saw his uncle playing with his enormously huge and shiny new camera with all the bells and whistles, he knew that he wanted to be a photographer. While in high school, his art teacher inspired his creativity and did not allow him to settle for the ordinary and encouraged him to get out of his comfort zone, so he could be more innovative. He went on to drawing, painting and making clay sculptures that were exhibited in a year-end art displays. His teacher taught him patience and perseverance. In college Melvin was exposed to African art which led him to explore and immerse himself in everything it had to offer. This had a profound lifelong influence on his work.

    Melvin is a passionate photographic artist, with an Associate Degree in Liberal Arts. He is currently an active member on the Board of The Professional Photographers of Massachusetts (PPAM), holds a Certified Professional Photographer degree through PPA, and has the honor of servicing as the liaison for the CPP program for Massachusetts.

    If you have any questions, contact meeting chair Tanya Hervey at

    Click here for flyer: 14Nov2018_MelvinGuante.pdf

Past events

09 Jul 2018 Isles of Shoals
06 Jun 2018 June Monthly Meeting: "The Art of Whimsical Decay"
20 Apr 2018 59th Annual NHPPA Conference
04 Apr 2018 April Monthly Meeting: "Food Photography as an Art"
14 Mar 2018 March Monthly Meeting: "Competition Cleanup: Photoshop Tips to for Polishing Your Images"
10 Mar 2018 Photo Festival 6 - “Travel photos - To Enhance or Not to Enhance.... ”
03 Mar 2018 Photo Festival 5 - " Fine Art Portrait Painting with Corel Painter"
24 Feb 2018 Photo Festival 4 - “Snapshot to Portfolio Shot ”
17 Feb 2018 Photo Festival 3 - “Lightroom: Tips, Tricks, and a Faster Workflow ”
13 Feb 2018 February Monthly Meeting: "Image Critique"
03 Feb 2018 Photo Festival 2 - “Lighting 1, 2, 3”
20 Jan 2018 Photo Festival 1- ”Dance School Craziness and My Unexpected Niche ”
18 Jan 2018 Mini Monday Event: "Image Competition: Start to Finish"
03 Jan 2018 Annual Business Meeting and Vendor Appreciation Night
04 Dec 2017 Mini Monday Event: "The Art of Digital Painting"
01 Dec 2017 NHPPA Christmas Party
13 Nov 2017 Mini Monday Event: "From Zero to $500K+ With No Studio"
06 Nov 2017 Mini Monday Event: "Successfully Price Your Product"
01 Nov 2017 November Monthly Meeting: "Ten BOLD Business Tips"
29 Oct 2017 Fall Seminar 2017: "GO HOME! For Custom Senior Portraits"
04 Oct 2017 October Monthly Meeting: "What an Artist Looks Like"
02 Oct 2017 Mini Monday Event: "Hitch Hikers Guide to Web & Social Media for Photographers - Part II"
23 Sep 2017 NHPPA Best of Show Book 2017
18 Sep 2017 Mini Monday Event: "Hitch Hikers Guide to Web & Social Media for Photographers - Part I"
06 Sep 2017 September Monthly Meeting: "Making Lemonade"
07 Jun 2017 June Monthly Meeting: "The Art of Digital Photography"
15 May 2017 Mini Monday Event: "Instagram Marketing"
21 Apr 2017 58th Annual NHPPA Conference
12 Apr 2017 April 12, 2017 Meeting “Finding the Passion in Portraits - Yours and Theirs”
25 Mar 2017 Photo Festival 7 - “Marketing and Workflow & The Relationship Between Them”
12 Mar 2017 Mini Monday Event - Wayne Flanagan: Night Photography
11 Mar 2017 Photo Festival 6 - “Real Estate Photography”
04 Mar 2017 Photo Festival 5 - From Snips to Snails to Sugar and Spice: Photographing Children
01 Mar 2017 March Monthly Meeting - Boudoir and Beauty Portraits
18 Feb 2017 Photo Festival 4 - “Lighting 1, 2, 3”
11 Feb 2017 Photo Festival 3 - “Fashion Photography from the Ground Up”
04 Feb 2017 Photo Festival 1- ”The Nuts and Bolts of Wedding Photography”
01 Feb 2017 February Dinner Meeting - Image Critique
28 Jan 2017 Photo Festival 2 - “The Marketing Power of Conceptual Photography”
04 Jan 2017 January Annual Business General Meeting
16 Dec 2016 NHPPA Christmas Party - RSVP Registration by December 9th!!
06 Nov 2016 Fall 2016 Seminar "The Art of Painting with Photoshop"
02 Nov 2016 November 2 2016 Meeting - Lisa Cuchara, PhD, HonNEC "Applying Textures to Photographs"
07 Sep 2016 Born to Shoot Wild
01 Jun 2016 Animal Portraiture
22 Apr 2016 57th Annual NHPPA Conference
13 Apr 2016 April Dinner Meeting
02 Mar 2016 March Dinner Meeting

Connect With Us!

                         Contact :

Copyright 2017

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software