Presentation: A Photographer’s Tale: Or, How I Learned to
Stop Worrying and Love the Camera I Have on Hand.

After a passing storm, sunrise illuminates the Beehive and Sand Beach Lagoon, one of the many unique coastal scenes within Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island, Maine.

 

John (J.K.) Putnam is an editorial and nature photographer based on Mount Desert Island, Maine. For the past three years, he has focused on Acadia National Park as his central subject, exploring and photographing it’s man-made and natural history. Before moving to Maine, he worked in New York City, where he photographed for a number of publishers, producing work that appeared in dozens of photography and design books as well as major, online editorials such as “Wired” and “The Guardian.” He now teaches photography workshops, year-round, in Acadia as well as at the local schools and day camps on Mount Desert Island. John owns and operates a gallery of his work in Southwest Harbor, where he lives harmoniously with his beautiful wife, Allison, handsome dog, Bernard, and grumpy cat, Romeo.
Posted on: March 27, 2018 | Author: Susan Hershey

The Seacoast Camera Club next meets for a photo competition on Tuesday March 27th 6:00-8:00 PM.  We will meet in our normal location, the Urban Forestry Center in Portsmouth, NH.

Club members are encouraged to compete in two categories: Abandoned and Open/Pictorial.    Member submission deadline is March, 24 at 11PM.  See competition submission rules for details.

As always, the public is welcome to attend.

Posted on: March 13, 2018 | Author: Jim Kelley

The March 13th meeting is CANCELLED due anticipated weather condition.  SCC will attempt to reschedule Joanna’s presentation for a later date.

The Seacoast Camera Club next meets on Tuesday March 13th 6:00-8:00 PM.  We will meet in our normal location, the Urban Forestry Center in Portsmouth, NH.  Joanna (Jo) Novembrino will present a review and discussion of the basics of photography, reflecting the complexity of current cameras with an emphasis on camera settings and how to resize images for different purposes.  Attendees are encouraged to bring their cameras.  New and intermediate shooters will benefit the most from this session, but the experienced will benefit from a refresher course, and even pick up a new tip or two.

Joanna earned a Certificate of Photography from NH Institute of Art in 1988. The same year, she started teaching evening classes at the Institute in camera use, how to take better pictures, and basic and advanced black and white darkroom. Since 2002, she has taught digital camera classes and Photoshop through Concord Community Education. Her goal is for her students to pursue photography as a means of personal and artistic expression.

Joanna has retired from a career in high tech, so she has more time to pursue photography and painting. She is a member of NHAA and is currently serving as VP.

Posted on: February 27, 2018 | Author: Jim Kelley

The Seacoast Camera Club next meets for a NECCC photo competition on Tuesday February 27th 6:00-8:00 PM.  We will meet in our normal location, the Urban Forestry Center in Portsmouth, NH.

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.

As always, the public is welcome to attend.

Posted on: February 17, 2018 | Author: Jim Kelley
Categories: Meetings

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 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.

Posted on: January 25, 2018 | Author: Jim Kelley
Categories: Exhibition Meetings

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…)

Posted on: January 10, 2018 | Author: Jim Kelley
Categories: Competitions

The club’s January 9th meeting will be back at the Urban Forestry Center in Portsmouth.  Mark Stevens will share his images of Cuba along with tips and suggestions of how we can improve our photography.

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.

View Mark’s work at:

Posted on: December 22, 2017 | Author: Jim Kelley
Categories: Meetings

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.

Note: We will not meet on December 26, 2017.

 

Posted on: November 29, 2017 | Author: Jim Kelley
Categories: Meetings

Our next meeting is a winter NECCC photo competition on Tuesday Novermber 28th 6:00-8:00 PM.  This meeting will be held at the Portsmouth Public Library. Members are encouraged to enter a photograph in both Nature and Open/Pictorial categories. Submission deadline is Saturday November 25th 11:00 PM. See our competition submission rules for details. As always, the public is welcome to attend.

Posted on: November 14, 2017 | Author: Jim Kelley
Categories: Meetings