Club members are encouraged to compete in two categories: NECCC Nature and Open/Pictorial. The submission schedule is adjusted slightly for this one meeting. Members who have not yet submitted, may do so until Monday, February 26th. See competition submission rules for details.
The Seacoast Camera Club is pleased to present their annual print exhibition at the Portsmouth Library (175 Parrott Ave, Portsmouth, NH) February 4th to March 3rd, 2017. The exhibition will be in the Levenson Room on the first floor – to the left as you enter the library.
A special reception is planned for Tuesday February 13th 6:00 – 8:30 PM in the Levenson Room. SCC members and the public are invited to attend a reception and viewing of club member photo prints.
Also, member Scott Scott Faiia will present images taken over his many years living and working in Nepal. The images are colorful and portray scenes not normally witnessed by tourists.
We are holding a print competition on Tuesday, January 23rd, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM, at the Urban Forestry Center in Portsmouth. There will be two categories: unframed and framed. Awards in the framed competition will be recognized at the subsequent annual exhibition at the Portsmouth Public Library in February. The subject is Open (no theme). Members can enter up to three unframed and up to one framed print.
All attendees at the competition meeting will vote for their favorites. Ribbons for the show will be awarded to the top 3 finishers – honorable mentions will go to places 4 and 5. These ribbons will be displayed at the exhibit at the Library on the winning pieces. (more…)
Mark is a NH artist who started with photography as a way to relax, to slow down, and to see the world in a new way. He enjoys capturing the world around him, whether he is close to home, or traveling around the country and beyond. With more time after he retired in 2007, he started to experiment with new techniques, different cameras, and digital software. His participation in several organizations, including Professional Photographers of America, has challenged his skills and let him develop in new ways.
Mark has received many awards and his success in image competition includes the New Hampshire Professional Photographers Association (NHPPA) photographer of the year for 2014, 2015, and 2016 as well as Professional Photographers of America (PPA) IPC platinum photographer of the year in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017. Mark also has a Grand Imaging Award, a Kodak Gallery Award, and a Fuji Masterpiece award to his credit.
The Seacoast Camera Club will next meet on December 12, 2017 in the Portsmouth Public Library in the Hilton Garden room for its traditional holiday party. Because we are meeting in the library, and not at our usual Forestry Center location, members are asked to bring some light appetizers, snacks or desserts to share with the other members (a full blown holiday pot luck meal is not feasible at the library). Also, new member Scott Faiia will share images taken during his 28 years in Asia, nine years in East Africa, three years in the Caribbean and three years in Egypt. His serious interest in photography developed as a means to interact with the diverse people and cultures he encountered in his work. In many ways this interaction, and the possibility of capturing through photography the hope and beauty he encountered, was a counterbalance to the grim realities he grappled with in his relief and development work. Scott has an extensive portfolio of images from Nepal and will share some of his favorite images at the meeting. His main interest in Nepal has been in documenting the vibrant culture and way of life in the Kathmandu valley.
Mark is a professional nature photographer, writer and much sought-after public speaker. His work has been published internationally in books and magazines, on calendars, posters, and greeting cards, and in advertising media. His first two coffee table books, Adirondack Waters and In Stoddard’s Footsteps, have become landmark regional publications. He followed those with The Adirondacks: In Celebration of the Seasons. Each won the Adirondack Center for Writing’s Photography Book of the Year Award. He has also authored two extensive e-books on night photography: The Light of Midnight and After Midnight: Night Photography by Example, and recently released one on his photographic journey, Finding November. Mark is a staff instructor for the Adirondack Photography Institute and leads digital and landscape photography workshops and tours.
This is a monthly competition for Seacoast Camera Club members. Club members will judge two different competitions. The first, a challenge theme titled “Joys of Summer”. The second, an Open category competition. Members are encouraged to enter photographs for both. Deadline to submit entries is Saturday, October 21 at 11PM. See Competition Submission Rules for details.
Our next meeting is on Tuesday Oct 10th 6:00-8:00 PM, at the Urban Forestry Center in Portsmouth. Original guest speaker Joe Stevens has a last minute conflict. Instead, Jay Goldsmith will join our meeting to present a program on portrait photography.
Jay is a highly accomplished local photographer. He is about to open his 3rd show at Discover Portsmouth, featuring portraits of artists. He will show his images and discuss how he approaches portrait photography that results in the most successful images.
Jay describes his approach as follows: “I often try to key into some features of the sitter’s day to day life and with artists frequently something somewhat removed from that person’s art. Often I use a prop to indicate something otherwise unseen about the subject: a personal library, for example, or a piano, or a hand made easel, a length of canvas, a fancy hat. I use body language and pose. An artist may not enjoy sitting and I may only show a small part of her, perhaps peeking around the edge of a painting. I am drawn to the geometry of a location and that can become the dominant visual: a large piece of torn paper (which I would ask the artist to tear) or the architectural lines of a room. I try to meet with the subject a week or so before the shoot and plan the session.”
Our next meeting is an NECCC photo competition on Tuesday September 26th 6:00-8:00 PM at the Urban Forestry Center in Portsmouth. Members are encouraged to enter a photograph in both Nature and Open (Pictorial) categories. Submission deadline is Saturday September 30th 11:00 PM. See our competition submission rules for details. The top 4 in each category are entered in the Spring NECCC regional competition. As always, the public is welcome to attend.