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    • 24 Feb 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Allison Hope Photography 81 Mont Vernon Rd New Boston NH 03070
    • 2

              Snapshot to Portfolio Shot   

     Dennis Rainville  BSEET

     In this course, Dennis will cover intermediate and advanced techniques in Lightroom and Photoshop to turn an “out of camera snapshot”, into one of your favored “portfolio shots”. Students are expected to have a good understanding of Lightroom & Photoshop, as this course will cover advanced techniques.

    Dennis is a fine art photographer who enjoys dealing in multiple genres of photography. He creates fine art photograph through the use of the digital darkroom. This approach allows Dennis to create works that cannot always be captured in a single frame. His love of technology, when applied to his passion for the artistic approach to photography, is what gives his work its distinctive look.

    • 03 Mar 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Candace Pratt Photography 142 Concord Rd, Lee, NH 03861
    • 10

                Fine Art Portrait Painting  with Corel Painter    

     Yedi Koeshendi, M.Photog.

     Want to create fine art portraits that will command a higher dollar?  Spend the day    with Yedi to learn the ins and outs of Corel Painter, and how to turn the portraits you create into fine works of art. Yedi has studied with the industry’s best instructors on Corel, and the art of creating beautiful painted portraits. This class is designed for the beginner as well as those who are more advanced. Yedi is a Master Photographer, and has been awarded the 2016 Court of Honor in Portraits by NHPPA, received Five for Five in 2017 and third highest scoring images in the NHPPA competition. Yedi would like to share with the NHPPA members what he has learned.

    • 10 Mar 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Timeless Art Portraits 292 Wibird St Portsmouth, NH 03801
    • 7

              Travel photos - To Enhance or Not to Enhance....     

     Bobbi Slavin

    Bobbi will discuss and demonstrate how to decide if your travel photos are more powerful   with artistic enhancement or without much change.  There are considerations on both      sides.  Enhancements techniques include Nik Silver Efex and Topaz Impressions and Topaz Textures. Bobbi has studied art and art history and received a BA from The University of Delaware.   She was employed as an art teacher  for 15 years.  Bobbi is a member: NHPPA, PPANE AND PPA .  She is an alumnus of NEIPP (New England Institute of Professional Photography) and MARS (Mid-Atlantic Regional School).   Attendance at these PPA affiliate schools has broadened her knowledge of her specialty and kept her updated on all the latest changes and advancements in the digital field.

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

    Competition Cleanup: Photoshop Tips for Polishing Your Images
    with Ella Carlson, M.Photog.M.Artist.Cr., CPP, EA-ASP

    Competition is one of the best ways to dramatically improve your images in the shortest amount of time possible, but there is so much to learn. This program is designed to show you how to enhance your images and get them ready to enter into the NHPPA state image competition in April.

    Ella Carlson has been a PPA Diamond Photographer of the Year for the past three years, and top photographer in her state six times in the past eight years. She was awarded the American Society of Photographers Bronze Medallion in January of 2018. She has been teaching photographic imaging at the University of Massuchasetts, Lowell since the late 1990s. Ella attended the PPA Judges Workshop to learn what it takes to be an affiliate juror, and she has judged in every state in New England. Ella has learned a lot about state, district, and IPC competition since she started competing in 2007, and she is going to share what she has learned about preparing images for those ever-observant, nit-picky, and all too often correct judges.

    Ella will take potential competition images and look at practical ways to polish them up so they will score better, as well as describing what the judges are looking for and how they arrive at their scores. The evening will include demonstrations of lots of practical Photoshop tips as well as tips about composition and candid (but not unkind) talk about what won’t work for competition no matter how much polishing one might do.

    Ella serves on the board of the Professional Photographers Association of New England and has served on the board of trustees for the New Hampshire Institute of Art. Her art has been exhibited widely including the Danforth Museum, Vermont Center for Photography, and DeCordova Museum. Her work has been published in several books as well as the Professional Photographers of America Loan Book, the Showcase Book, and Professional Photographer Magazine, and her book “Fine Art Photoshop” was published in May of 2017.

    If you have any questions, contact meeting chair Tom Royer at royertcr@comcast.net.

    Click here for flyer: 14Mar2018_EllaCarlson.pdf

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

    Food Photography as an Art
    with Jennifer Bakos

    With the advent of the social media foodie culture, food photography is everywhere. The market is saturated with top-down smartphone images of cappuccinos, barley salads, and elaborate toast. This represents a real opportunity for photographers looking to expand their businesses. Professional photographers are in a position to provide high-quality, captivating images of delicious food for clients eager for an alternative to stock photography and social media images.

    Food styling photography isn’t just about taking a delicious image; it’s a way to tell a story about tastes, seasons, and aesthetics. Producing a beautiful food image can be a daunting task. Join photographer Jenn Bakos and learn how to play with composition, color, and lighting to create a mood and capture the most compelling images.

    Jenn started her photography career as a way of capturing and documenting her family and life and never really thought about it as a business until later on. She attended the Hallmark Institute of Photography and when getting assignments, always turned back to food. Jenn really enjoys the sense of community that surrounds the food world as well as being able to capture the processes and bring beautiful content to small businesses. Jenn mainly photographs food images for small businesses, restaurants, and local magazines. Much of her success has been through word of mouth and social media. Jenn is a member of Professional Photographers of America and lives in Newmarket, N.H.

    If you are a professional photographer wanting to learn skills for a new medium, an aspiring photographer, a food blogger, or an all around lover of food, food photography is for you.

    If you have any questions, contact meeting chair Tom Royer at royertcr@comcast.net.

    Click here for flyer: 4Apr2018_JennBakos.pdf

    • 20 Apr 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • 23 Apr 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • Margate Resort
    "All conference programming is free to current NHPPA members. There will be a pizza party on Saturday night at a cost of $10 per person. On Sunday evening we will be holding our Awards Banquet at a cost of $35 per person. The deadline to register for banquet is April 7. After that date the cost will increase to $45 per person.

    If you are not a current member of NHPPA, you can join as a first time member at conference and have your membership paid through May 31, 2019. There are many benefits to joining NHPPA, and we encourage you to contact Dennis Spaziano at dspaz@comcast.net for more information."     

Past events

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

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