What we're about

We're a group of photographers from the very photogenic Seacoast Region, from Newburyport, MA all the way up to Portland, ME.

Join us for monthly meetings on technique, tools, photo critique, and anything else photography; or join in on an upcoming meetup, workshop, or class.

Meetings are on the third Thursday of each month in the early evening. Meetups are scheduled at least two weeks ahead of time in our neck of the woods, and as far away as New York City.

We are affiliated with the Seacoast Artists Association (www.SeacoastArtist.org) in downtown Exeter, NH; the CAPE (Cape Ann Photographic Expeditions) Meetup group in Cape Ann, MA; AND the Newburyport Photowalks Meetup in Newburyport.

Upcoming events (5)

Seacoast Photographers Group Monthly Meetup

Online event

Monthly Challenge:
Our challenge for this month's meeting is Street Photography. Between now and the meeting, take up to three photographs which somehow speak to your interpretation of the subject - please feel free to take great liberty with your interpretation of the subject.

Don't be shy, we have a very encouraging group of critics and we'll all learn something from the experience. Most of all, have fun shooting!

Instructions for Uploading Photos:
Upload photos at www.PhotoMeets.com - an upload site for Seacoast Photographers' challenges. If you already have an account, login and add your photos. If you haven't created an account there yet, click the "Request Invite" button, add your name and email, choose a password, and you can then upload your photos.

Location:
This meeting will be online via Zoom. Anyone that RSVP'd will see the necessary information.

Once you connect (by clicking the meeting link and following any instructions on downloading plugins and such) you'll be placed in a virtual waiting room. I'll collect you all from that waiting room once the meeting starts.

Other:
Anything photography- or photographer-related is fair game.

Become a Member of the NH Art Association

New Hampshire Art Association

New Member Jurying:
The New Hampshire Art Association (NHAA) is the oldest (founded 1940) and largest statewide art association in New Hampshire and one of the country's oldest.

They have approximately 300 juried artist members representing a wide variety of visual arts mediums, including painting, photography, printmaking, sculpting, textile art, and mixed media. The association provides many opportunities for artists to exhibit and sell their artwork.
To maintain those standards, the NHAA requires artists to be juried into the association.

Fill out your new member application today!
The application form, payment, and requirements are available on the NHAA website here:

https://www.NHArtAssociation.org/become-a-member

The Jurying Process:
The NH Art Association has two jurying opportunities a year – Spring and Fall. Instructions for Dropping off/Picking up artwork will be emailed after receiving the application form and payment of $25.

The completed form and payment are due by Thursday, March 18, 2021.

Seacoast Photographers Group Monthly Meetup

Online event

Monthly Challenge:
Our challenge for this month's meeting is TBD. Between now and the meeting, take up to three photographs which somehow speak to your interpretation of the subject - please feel free to take great liberty with your interpretation of the subject.

Don't be shy, we have a very encouraging group of critics and we'll all learn something from the experience. Most of all, have fun shooting!

Instructions for Uploading Photos:
Upload photos at www.PhotoMeets.com - an upload site for Seacoast Photographers' challenges. If you already have an account, login and add your photos. If you haven't created an account there yet, click the "Request Invite" button, add your name and email, choose a password, and you can then upload your photos.

Location:
This meeting will be online via Zoom. Anyone that RSVP'd will see the necessary information.

Once you connect (by clicking the meeting link and following any instructions on downloading plugins and such) you'll be placed in a virtual waiting room. I'll collect you all from that waiting room once the meeting starts.

Other:
Anything photography- or photographer-related is fair game.

Watch City Steampunk Festival

Cafe on the Commons

This will be the 11-year anniversary of our meetup at the first Watch City Steampunk Festival in 2010. The 10th year of the festival was cancelled due to the pandemic.

This May the entire city of Waltham is going Steampunk once again!

What is steampunk, you ask?
Steampunk is a genre combining science fiction and Victorian era styles. Think leather, brass, glass, and a modern artist's take on elaborate historic clothing. When done well, it is, to say the least, a feast for the photographer's eye.

Read more: https://www.watchcityfestival.com/what-is-steampunk-1

Is Waltham on the Coast?
Well, no, but this is in our extended backyard and there will be "a sea" of interesting subject matter available. See what I just did there?

Why Waltham?
Waltham is known as the Watch City, having invented the watch, the industrial revolution, and the Internet. Or at least one of those. With Waltham wondering what to do with all those spare antique gears hanging around, and an industrious Steampunk group looking to have a large-scale festival, the two got together and created this first-ever international steampunk city. There may also have been a revived time machine involved.

What can I expect to see?
You will [hopefully] see the world's best steampunk enthusiasts put together a veritable schmorgasbord of photographic goodies

Google/Bing/Duck-Duck the term "steampunk" for more.

Where shall we meet?
Events in the city get rolling at 10AM. Those who are coming from afar and want to gather early should meet at or before 9AM at the Cafe on the Common - easy to grab a cup o' Joe and nosh. [map and directions to Cafe on the Common (http://binged.it/1ImLCIX)]

From thereon, you'll want to head to what you fancy. There are plenty of suggestions on the Watch City Steampunk page. See the link at the end of this post.

I'll suggest a lunch meeting spot before the event.

Where can I find out more?
Nowhere at the moment, but keep checking this website - https://www.watchcityfestival.com/ as more information is added.

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Seacoast Photographers Group Monthly Meetup

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