August 2022
Summer 2022 Issue

The PSA NH Individual Membership
Newsletter -Updated

Breaking News!
NH Photographers
win recognition at
NECC Convention
and in the 2021-2022
NECC Interclub Competitions

Frank Forward wins 2021-2022 projected image
Interclub Nature Class A First Place
for Cheetah Mom and Cubs
Tony Baldasaro - Seacoast Camera Club - wins 2021-2022 projected image Interclub Nature Class B
NECCC Honor Award 1st & Best Black and White Image - Alaska Mountains Jutta Curtin - Merrimack Valley Camera Club
In addition,
In the Projected Images competition, Jutta Curtin, Merrimack Valley Camera Club, was awarded the Portrait Award and 1st for her image "Look Big Bird" with a score of 26 She says "The twins Alex & Ayla were my neighbors adorable children. The original image was in color, but I converted it into b&w because the background was too distracting. I loved the drop on the boy’s chin." 
Jutta won HM for her “Food Fight” - 27pts,
in the Digital Nature Division
She says "The eagles were taken in Haines, Alaska, catching the last salmon run before the river freezes over. More details on the cover of the MVCC website."
NECCC Honor Award 1st & Color Print Judges Choice - Twirling Dahlia - Deirdre McEachern - Seacoast Camera Club
NECCC Honor Award Color Print - Judges Choice - North Light Block Island - Susan Mickey - Seacoast Camera Club
NECCC Best Wildlife Print / Daniel Charbonnet Memorial Award to Tom Murray Manchester Camera Club for Feeding the Young
NECCC 2022 Spring Inter-club Print Competition
First Place Winners

Frank Forward, Greater Lynn CC - NECC Color Prints "Hungry Wolves " 29 points

Dick Hudnall, Manchester Camera Club - NECC B&W Class A 26 points "Fly Over"
Dick says "The photo was taken at the  St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, FL., in the morning. I used ACR and PS for post and the print was made using a Canon iPF6400 printer."
Seacoast CC Members win BIG
at 2022 NECC conference
Deirdre McEachern and Shirley Reed,
Seacoast CC, at the
75th NECC Conference Amherst MA
NECMACC Print Competition - 1st and Judges Choice

North Light Block Island
Susan Mickey
NECCC Print Competition- 1st and Judges Choice

Twirling Dahlia
Deirdre McEachern
NECCC Competition - Image of the Year 2021-2022
Nature Class B
Soaked And Hungry
Tony Baldasaro

PSA Individual Membership
gives access to many
including webinars, courses,workshops, programs, study groups, and competitions exclusive to PSA individual members.
PSA's Free Individual Member Digital competitions
"This photo of the Portland Head Lighthouse won an Award of Merit in the PID Individual Creative Competition. I took it with my old Canon D70 and played with it in lightroom and then used apps on my phone to add extra effects." Arabella Dane
PSA's Free Courses for individual members

Several years ago i took the image evaluation course and it was a game changer for me as a Photography Judge. I'm about to start the Digital Camera Course, so that i can better understand "the Camera" and help others to conquer theirs too! Each PSA on-line course is to be completed in a 6 month period but as you complete each lesson, the next assignment is sent to you. so you can race through them if you wish. Arabella
PSA Study Groups

"As a member of the Photographic Society of America for the last 6 years, I participate in a PSA study group of 5 people. We share and critique each other’s images each month.

He says, "In the PSA study groups we rate the photos on the basic parameters of image evaluation. It is not a competition between the submissions. We evaluate the images on a scale of 1-5.
Here is a screen-shot of a recent review of one of my submissions."
Arabella says "I belong to two study groups - the Digital Dialogue Group discusses one image per month. In our Discussion Group #53 We enjoy each other's photos, sharing ideas on how to enhance them."

"Recently, I had a lot of fun and a great photo experience on a PSA photo trip to Rocky Mountain National Park. As a member of the PSA membership committee, I enjoy presenting the features and benefits of the PSA to potential members." Bob
Featuring 3 other
NH photography groups
Courtesy of Jay Fitzpatrick
The Center for the Arts: in the Lake Sunapee Region has a forum for area photographers called the Photography Café. The group meets on the second Thursday of every month either at the Tracy Library in New London, virtually by Zoom or both (hybrid meeting). Occasionally, the group may have a pot luck at one of the member’s homes, or gets together at a location conducive to picture-taking. Group members share their images digitally or in print form, and discuss all aspects of creative photography, including interesting locations or events, printing and framing techniques, gear, etc. As members of the CFA, these photographers also have many opportunities to exhibit and sell their work at five local micro galleries, in addition to the annual Naturally New England exhibit in Sunapee Harbor and an annual members’ exhibit. More information is available at: Visual Artists ( To join the mailing list, email
The Greater Concord Photo Club: meets on the first Wednesday of each month at the Baker Free Library in Bow at 6 p.m. “We are a group of photography enthusiasts who meet monthly to share information, ideas, knowledge and, most importantly, our photos.
Sunrise by Jay Fitzpatrick
We share our work with the intention of receiving constructive criticism so that we all can become better photographers.”

Participants submit 2-3 photos to an on-line gallery in advance of the monthly meetings.
More info at To join the email list, contact Bill Balsam at"

News from
Lakes Region Camera Club

The Lakes Region Camera Club is holding hybrid meetings twice a month - the first and third Wednesday - at the Meredith Library.

Carolyn Sharp - Still Life
We have topics for each meeting and share our images and our techniques.
We held two instructional meetings for the visitors to Prescott Farm Environmental Center in Laconia, and will hold two more in September
Photo by Susan Hight of Ross Phelps Sharon Nahill and Kristin Hand
The presentations at Prescott Farm were led by Jay Fitzpatrick, E. Ross Phelps, Kristin Hand and Sharon Nahill, a noted biologist, led the environmental walk about.
The meetings at Prescott Farm in September will be on zoom and we will focus on editing images using smart phone apps.
At our August 3rd, 2022 our former President and noted photographer, whose work appears regularly in regional and national newspapers, Alan Mac Crae, gave us a program on Sports Photography.
Here is the link to Alan's MacCrae's Sports Video showcasing of some of his awesome work.
Arabella Dane and Kristin Hand attended the NECC Conference and thoroughly enjoyed it. Let's hope that these meetings will be reconstituted in some form or other as they offer so many opportunities to all of our photographers at all skill levels.
Kristin Hand - Frontier Museum Staunton, VA
Ida Gould is our web master,
and Tony Canzano is keeping our facebook page up to snuff.
Tony Canzano - Zermatt

News from the Manchester Camera Club, Tracy Szela, President
MCC had a fun night out photographing the milky way along the NH seacoast last month (image from Tracy Brunner attached).

More photographing events are in store for the rest of the year and include a visit to a sunflower farm, fireworks displays, and photographing birds at a local nature park.

We are starting up our new season in September with lots of new subjects for our image critiques and will have some interesting speakers throughout the season, including MCC past-President Bob Legg talking about how make creative abstract images!
At the recent NECCC conference the Manchester Camera Club was recognized as the 4th place winner in the Winter Interclub competitions in the B&W and Color Print competitions, 1st in the 2022 Spring B&W Class A competition, and 4th in the Spring 2022 Color.

Tom Murray won the Projected Image Competition a Judges commendation and a 1st for his image 'Bad Ride for Mike' with 23 points

Here is the MCC meeting schedule for the upcoming season:
MCC member Tracy Brunner is leading monthly photo walks at the NH Audubon's Massabesic Center in Auburn NH. She helps the visitors as they explore taking photos of local wildlife along the hiking trails.

If you want to learn more about the club, please visit our web site .

North Country Camera Club - Judy Burgess, President
We are a small but enthusiastic group of photography fans who represent a wide variety of experience from professional photographers to new learners who are eager to improve our skills. Come enjoy the camaraderie of other photographers in an Green Pollinator by Tricia Moody

environment of learning and mutual support. To learn more about the Club, check out our Facebook page.

We meet on the second and fourth Thursday of each month (with the exception of Holiday months) from September to June at the Pope Memorial Library in North Conway, NH. Meetings begin at 7:00 PM. Typically, the first meeting of the month is informational/educational and the second is a competition around a preselected topic with some months being an "Open" category.
Come check us out or contact Judy Burgess, President (joejudyphoto7 with any questions you may have. 
The North Country Camera Club had their first year-end banquet in 2 years at the Merrill Farm Inn in Conway, NH organized by club member Lynda Mahoney. Appetizers were served on the outside deck overlooking the river and then a three-course dinner was enjoyed by everyone in the barn dining room.
The Splash - Pat Hoffman

The club does not meet during July and August but will be starting their 2022-2023 season on September 8th
We will be meeting in-person for the first time in 2 years at the Pope Memorial Library's new conference room. 
Meetings start at 7PM with doors opened at 6:30 PM

If covid cases increase tremendously, we will revert to a Zoom meeting. Judy Burgess, President 
In the Woods - Judy Burgess
News from Seaside Camera Club, Co-Presidents Shirley Reed & Emily Talpin
Featuring winning images by Seacoast members in recent Seacoast club competitions
Flaming - Lydia Williams - 3rd- Autumn
"Members of the Seacoast Camera Club meet twice per month Sept - May to improve their photography skills through lectures,
Solitude - Tony Baldasaro -1st- Open

workshops, and friendly competitions Meetings are held from 6-8 pm on the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays of the month, September through June.
The first meeting of the month is an educational presentation, while the second meeting is a photo competition all members can enter. These in-house competitions are judged by an outside judge and commentary is provided.
Here is the schedule for the year ahead!
The Thunder Rolls - Sue Mickey- Judges Choice Award- Weather
"We have beginner photographers who enjoy taking pictures with their i-phones and highly skilled professional level photographers, and everything in between.
Hey! I am Right Here! Emilie Talpin - 1st - Funny
The common thread throughout the group is a sincere interest in improving our photographic skills and celebrating when members of our club are able to achieve their photographic goals." Tony Baldasaro, Past President
Please enjoy Tony's Web site.
Featuring Bob Costanzo
Assistant PSA Membership Dir.
and member of the
Merrimack Valley Camera Club
"Photography has been a hobby since 1970 when I owned a Yashica TLR 120, followed by an Olympus OM1 N, Nikon N90s and finally entered the digital world with a Canon 7D and my present camera Canon 5D Mark VI. (No need to give away my age). I was fortunate to have a career in Newspaper Advertising and met many professional photographers. I studied with a local RI professional photographer and Artist for several years during my film days. He had all the chemicals and 8 enlargers in his basement and he critiqued our images and led us on photo walks throughout RI. I eventually had my own lab at home. Photography requires continuous learning and having fun at the same time."
The Cat Guard
"Recently I celebrated my first ever first place (General Category A) at the Merrimack Camera Club for my photo

This image was taken in a residential doorway near the downtown retail shops in Portsmouth, NH. It was taken several years ago. It received a first-place score in the General Category – Class A in March of this year. I was with a group of photographers in the city on a photo workshop when I noticed the mail slot on an old door"
Sunrise at White Horse Beach,
Plymouth MA
"The beach has some open spaces and good public access. Parking can be a challenge. I took a series of different camera setting and waited patiently until the early risers came with their dogs to walk the beach so that my image would have a sense of scale."
Bass Beach Surfer
"The surfing image “Fun in 42 Degree water” was taken during the fall of this year when waves are usually higher at Bass Beach in Rye, NH. It is away challenging because of the changing direction of the surfers. The cold winter wind would freeze up my camera and moving back and forth with the tide to avoid getting wet was also fun."
Fisherman at Massabesic Lake
"The sunset image of a fisherman was taken at Lake Massabesic in Auburn, NH. This lake supplies drinking water to surrounding towns and the city of Manchester. I was in the local area photographing old barns and rusting vehicles and decided to check out the sunset by the lake. I noticed the person fishing from the shore and it made a nice silhouette"
Surfer in North Hampton, NH
"I photographed the surfer in North Hampton, NH, riding the strong waves that formed from Hurricane Teddy. I toned down the red face he had on this very cold day. My camera did freeze up a few times because of the cold winds. I used a 100-400 mm lens and tripod for all my surfing photos with f stop of 5.6 and 1/1600 -1800 sec ISO varied from 100 to 400."

September 20th - 24th, 2022
Photo Tours starting September 19th

Membership Director: 
Arabella Dane,
Assistant Directors: 
Bob Costanzo,
all the images on this site are copyright protected by the photographer.
 Hillcrest Farm PO Box 711, 252 Dane Road
Center Harbor, NH 03226