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    • 19 Sep 2019
    • Nashua Airport, 93 Perimeter Rd, Nashua, NH
    • 0
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    In this class the subject will be a small private plane. Our options for photographing after dark will be battery powered strobe lights and continuous light painting. We’ll explore both methods shooting tethered to an iPad to see results in real time.

    If you have ever wondered about using CamRanger and an iPad, don’t miss this class. And if you have heard about GoDox’s Pocket Lights and would like to see them in action, come along for the ride. As the night gets darker, we’ll experiment with a variety of small flash lights for light-painting the subject.

    Creating interesting images at night requires good pre-visualization skills, good working knowledge of your light sources, (including light volume and light color), and intent. But night photography also requires some luck and good amount of trial and error to achieve great results in the dark of the night.

    For more information on this program, contact Marsha Vander Mey, Mini Monday Chair, at 603-759-0062 or

    NOTE: For security reasons, all attendees will need to show their license or government issued ID when entering the airport. A list of all registered attendees will be provided to the security personnel at the airport prior to the event. 

    • 02 Oct 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Derryfield Country Club, 625 Mammoth Rd, Manchester, NH 03104

    The Art and Business of Pet Photography
    with Jen Hargrove, M.Photog.Cr., CPP

    Animals are a huge part of most peoples lives – from the dog of a little girl to the adults who only have 'furry kids’ – and usually are the biggest personality in the family.  Yet capturing those personalities is often more difficult than just a click of the shutter. 

    Jen Hargrove’s photographs are often defined by her simple compositions and authentic moments.  Join Jen as she demonstrates how she combines the personalities of her furry clients and image competition into her marketing, why she prefers to photograph animals 'off leash,’ and what products she suggests for the biggest sales.

    Jen entered the photography industry in September 2012 and opened her studio in Big Piney, Wyoming in 2014. Jen specializes in pet (mostly dog), high school seniors, and children photography.

    Jen has been a member of Professional Photographers of America (PPA) since January 2015 and is also a member of multiple PPA affiliates including Intermountain PPA, Colorado PPA, PhotoPro Network (Kentucky), Texas PPA, and Washington PPA. Jen serves on the Board of Directors of the Intermountain PPA as well as the Colorado PPA.

    Jen strongly believes in the importance of continuing education and the role print competition has along with education in growing and evolving as a photographer, as well as a business owner. She also believes that all photographers have a responsibility to help educate other photographers as well as clients.

    As a follow-up to this discussion, join Jen for a hands-on, full-day workshop on Thursday, October 3, and get the opportunity to watch and photograph a dog session from beginning to end. Space is limited, so register online today. Cost is $99 for the workshop. 

    If you have any questions, contact meeting chair Chris Keeley

    • 03 Oct 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Allison Hope Photography, 81 Mont Vernon Road, New Boston, NH
    • 8

    As a follow-up to the monthly meeting, join Jen in this hands-on workshop where you will get the opportunity to watch and photograph a dog session from beginning to end. Jen will begin with the initial consultation, that all-important “meet and greet” with your canine clients. Discover how she makes both humans and dogs comfortable while they get familiar with you and your studio. Also covered is camera and lens selections, lighting, background and props as you learn what to use and when. Explore how Jen photographs dogs for their humans and for print competition. Before the day is over, she will also discuss in person sales, products, pricing, marketing, and the post processing of images. Be sure to bring your camera, lenses, and a laptop with Photoshop installed.

    In 2015 Jen made decisions that would have a ripple effect through her business, art and personal life. She joined the Professional Photographers of America, competed in her first IPC, opened a storefront studio and began photographing pets. This journey has led to her obtaining her CPP, Master of Photography and Photographic Craftsman degrees, as well as numerous awards. More importantly, it has provided her the opportunity to speak and teach around the country, allowing her to share with her peers and make wonderful connections along the way.

    • 03 Nov 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • The Derryfield Country Club, 625 Mammoth Road, Manchester, New Hampshire
    • 120

    The Fine Art of Portraiture
    with Kristi Sutton Elias, M.Photog.M.Artist.Cr., F-ASP

    From sketch to sculpture, Kristi’s passion for fine art photography has brought her to the forefront of the photography world. She has been featured on NBC News, in museums, art galleries, billboards, storefront window displays, magazine covers and ads as well as in numerous industry magazines. Her portraits have earned her numerous top awards and international recognition. Kristi believes in giving back and helping to grow the photography industry and is a much sought-after educator and teacher.

    A successful fine art portrait photographer needs an equal balance of uniqueness, creativity, and a strong business mind. In this full-filled, fine art immersion, Kristi will talk about her work and the thought process behind creating her imagery. You will experience a creative fine art portrait photo shoot in which Kristi will demonstrate her techniques for lighting, posing, and propping for artistic story telling as well as share her creative editing skills. Learn how to find and grow your creative style, find inspiration, and work with your imagination.

    Leveraging her 23 years as a professional photographer and artist, Kristi will share her profit-proven strategies for providing a luxury based client experience while creating the work you want to create, and that clients will not only pay for but rave over.

    For anyone looking to explore the artistic side of portrait photography, Kristi will lay down a solid foundation for you to be able to create masterpiece portraits while continuing to define and grow your individual style.

    Thank you to our sponsors: Miller's Professional Imaging, Tamron, and Stella Light and Motion.

    E-mail Lauri West at with any questions.

    • 06 Nov 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Derryfield Country Club, 625 Mammoth Rd, Manchester, NH 03104

    Sassy Mouth's Guide to Hustle: Volume 1
    with Marisa Balletti-Lavoie

    This program provides attendees with an honest and relatable experience that brings them on the journey of Marisa's ever-growing business.

    Marisa openly shares her initial pitfalls and struggles that helped her learn and mold her business into something consumers are seeking. Marisa shares the secrets behind the successful use of her social media pages, tips and tricks to keep your work unique and true to your own style, and how to boost sales with confidence.

    Marisa is a member of the Connecticut PPA and is also the current Vice President of Communications for the Professional Photographers Association of New England (PPANE). Marisa believes in bold, independent, original thought daily and living her life unapologetically. She loves cajun festivals, dancing like a fool, and great lipstick. She is a self-taught photographer of 12 years and a lifelong artist. Marisa continues to reinvent and evolve her brand, constantly climbing higher and pushing boundaries along the way.

    If you have any questions, contact meeting chair Chris Keeley

    • 10 Dec 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Derryfield Country Club, 625 Mammoth Rd, Manchester, NH 03104

    Save the Date for the NHPPA annual

    Christmas Party

    details to follow soon.

New Hampshire Professional Photographers Association
P.O. Box 4085
Manchester, NH 03108-4085

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