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  • 18 Jul 2019 3:19 PM | Lauri West (Administrator)

    ATLANTA (July 18, 2019) - The fight for copyright protection has progressed on Capitol Hill as the CASE Act gained approval from the Senate Judiciary Committee. U.S. Sens. John Kennedy (R-La.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) and Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) announced that the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to advance the long-sought legislation.

    The Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement (CASE) Act, S. 1273, establishes a small-claims process for photographers and other small-business owners/content creators who find their work infringed on by another party. S. 1273 follows the introduction of companion legislation earlier this year in the House by Reps. Doug Collins (R-Ga.), ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, and Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.), chairman of the House Democratic Caucus.

    Support for The CASE Act is pouring in from creators all over the country, including photographers like Anne Geddes, who traveled with PPA Members, the PPA Government Advocacy team, and other concerned groups to discuss copyright small-claims with the Senate Judiciary Committee ahead of the mark-up of the bill.

    The groups consisted of creators and other representatives of the Copyright Alliance, American Continental Group (representing songwriters and authors), National Press Photographers Association, Graphic Artists Guild, American Society of Media Photographers, American Bar Association – Intellectual Property Section, American Intellectual Property Law Association, Authors Guild, Songwriters Guild of America, the US Chamber of Commerce, the Recording Academy, and Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America.

    “Money and complexity of the court system should not be barriers for small business entrepreneurs and artists to sue copyright infringers, who are very obviously breaking the law,” said Sen. Kennedy. “The CASE Act will ensure that Americans’ creative spirit is preserved and protected.”

    The CASE Act now has 57 co-sponsors in the House and 15 in the Senate, making it the rare, bipartisan bill everyone can support. Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), John Cornyn (R-Texas), and Chris Coons (D-Del.) joined as cosponsors of the legislation this week.

    “Today the Senate Judiciary Committee passed the CASE Act…the first of four key votes before the legislation becomes reality,” PPA CEO David Trust relayed to his staff, waiting for the news back at headquarters in Atlanta. “It took us 13 years to get to this point,” Trust continued. “It was a big, big day on Capitol Hill...Today was a big day for PPA members and all American creators.”

    PPA encourages everyone to continue learning more about the issue of copyright small claims at www.ppa.com/smallclaims


  • 08 Jul 2019 3:25 PM | Lauri West (Administrator)

    This year – on June 23, 2019 – PPAM (Professional Photographers Association of Massachusetts) along with members of NHPPA and others marked PPA’s 150th anniversary by recreating a photo of the first professional photography conference. The 1869 conference, held at the Horticultural Society of Boston on Tremont Street, culminated in all the participants gathering on the footbridge at the Boston Public Garden for a photo.


    In the recreation, photographers were posed in the same location as the 1869 group. The 2019 photo was taken by NHPPA and PPA member Scott Levine.

    PPAM President Melvin Guante gave his thoughts on the event. “This is what our photo community is all about. We are a family of imaging professionals and 150 years is a significant achievement for any organization,” said Melvin Guante. “Marking this date with our group photo pays homage to photo pioneers who paved the way for today’s professional photographrs.”

    “Understanding and recognizing our journey as a photo community is the key to ensuring success for all photographers,” added Guante. “Our events, programs and members are the pillars that hold our great community together, as shown by this amazing and historic event.”

  • 09 Jun 2019 6:53 AM | Lauri West (Administrator)

    NHPPA prides itself in promoting the importance of continuing education to help its members achieve their personal and professional artistic goals. To further that spirit of learning, each year the NHPPA awards scholarship monies to its members. This year a total of 14 scholarships were presented at the meeting held on June 5.

    The Francis Sullivan and Bob Raiche Memorial scholarship in the amount of $800.00 is intended for use to attend a PPA affiliate school. This year there were two recipients of this scholarship.

    The General scholarship in the amount of $525.00 may be used to attend courses related to photography or the business of photography or for the purchase of books or other educational material related to photography. This year there were 12 general scholarships awarded.

  • 18 May 2019 12:19 PM | Lauri West (Administrator)

    Jay Goldsmith of Portsmouth, N.H. was presented with the National Award at the recent Awards Banquet held as part of the Annual Convention on April 27, 2019 at the Margate Resort in Laconia, N.H. The National Award is a special honor which recognizes outstanding services in professional photography.

    Since joining NHPPA in the early 1980s, Jay has continually given back to the photography industry in New Hampshire by sharing his knowledge and expertise speaking at various meetings, seminars, and conventions as well as conducting personal workshops. During the time Jay served on the Board of NHPPA, he was responsible for many innovative changes, most notable of which was establishing the library which served as a valuable learning resource for members. 

    Jay is perenially curious and never stops learning about and sharing photography techniques. In the spirit of bringing photography into the community, Jay had what was intended to be a one-year holiday exhibit in the seacoast area that was met with such enthusiasm, it turned into a four-year journey demonstrating how a 19th century platinum/palladium printmaking technique can be combined with modern digital photography.

    To learn more about Jay and his work, visit www.jaygoldsmith.com.

  • 28 Feb 2019 3:30 PM | Raymond Peeples (Administrator)

    How would YOU like to win a 2019 NHPPA Conference Banquet/Awards Ceremony ticket?

    It's as easy as one...two...three!

      1.  Register for Conference by March 25

      2.  Reserve your room at the Margate by March 25   

       3. Send in your Friday night Game Questionnaire answers by March 25 

  • 29 Jan 2019 1:33 PM | Lauri West (Administrator)

    Grand Imaging Award goes to Ella Carlson

    Ella Carlson, M.Photog.M.Artist.Cr., CPP, EA-ASP, F-ASP was named the 2019 Grand Imaging Award winner by Professional Photographers of America. Carlson took top prize for her non-event album, “Most Wanted,” which depicts fantastical mythical creatures. 

    The 2019 Grand Imaging Awards were held in January at Imaging USA in Atlanta. The best photography in 10 categories from last year’s International Photographic Competition was celebrated. 

    See all 2019 Grand Imaging Award finalists.

    Ella Carlson with Stephen Thetford and Doran Wilson
    © Professional Photographers of America
    Ella Carlson with PPA President Stephen Thetford, M.Photog.Cr., CPP (left), 
    and Doran Wilson, M.Photog.MEI.Cr., CPP, F-ASP 

  • 28 Jan 2019 1:48 PM | Lauri West (Administrator)

    WE ARE FAMILY! 

    Each year, the top 10 images or albums in each of 10 categories are selected as finalists competing for the prestigious Grand Imaging Award, which is named in January at Imaging USA. These finalists are chosen from among the best entries in PPA’s International Photographic Competition.

    John Malboeuf of Nashua, N.H. placed third in the artist category with his image "We are Family."

  • 17 Nov 2018 2:10 PM | Lauri West (Administrator)

    Congratulations to New Hampshire's newest Certified Professional Photographer, John Malboeuf, owner of John Malboeuf Photography in Nashua, N.H. 

    Becoming a CPP takes some hard work and dedication, but the results are totally worth it! Learn more about getting started on the path to becoming a CPP.

  • 11 Sep 2018 11:04 AM | Lauri West (Administrator)

    Congratulations to Maria and Erin O'Brien, the mother and daughter team of Two Shots Photography in Nashua, N.H., on receiving their Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) credentials! Only 1% of photographers have achieved this, and NHPPA is proud to have so many of them as members.

  • 06 Sep 2018 10:26 AM | Lauri West (Administrator)

    Congratulations to Jill Kyle of Auburn, N.H. who recently received her Certified Professional Photographer credential. The CPP credential was started in 1977 as a way to identify professional photographers who have demonstrated technical competence through a written exam and photographic image submission. No matter the field, people take certifications very seriously. It’s a way of showing dedication and expertise. Becoming a CPP lets potential clients know that you take your craft – and their needs – seriously.

    Here is what Jill had to say about the experience, "What a journey this has been! In December 2017, I set my sights on earning the credentials of being a Certified Professional Photographer with the Professional Photographers of America. At first I thought the test and image submission would be easy, but I got to tell you, I've never taken a more challenging process than this one. When I started, many professionals who have gone through the process said, 'this certification will change you.' And I must admit yes it has. I look back at my work from two years ago and can see how much the quality of my work and attention to detail has improved."

    If you are interested in pursuing your CPP certification, feel free to contact the NHPPA Certification Liaison Tim Cameron at mail@achberstudio.com.

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