• Seacoast Photographers Group Monthly Meetup

    Seacoast Photographers Studios

    Special Demo:
    This month we'll spend a little time demonstrating and explaining some of the fantastic updates to Lightroom and Photoshop. There are some marvelous, some long-waited, updates to see including...

    In Lightroom:
    - precision masking
    - super-resolution
    - simple but highly effective subject and sky selection
    - new and simpler Preset section
    - and more

    In Photoshop:
    - improved subject/object selection
    - color transfer (a "neural filter")
    - landscape mixer (another neural filter)
    - image harmonization (yet another neural filter)
    - sky replacement updates

    Monthly Challenge:
    Our challenge for this month's meeting is Animals in Motion. 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.

    NOTE: This is an in-person meeting again:
    After about a year and half of meeting online, we are back to meeting in real life at the Seacoast Photographers' studio in downtown Newmarket, NH.

    Coming from Exeter, the mill is on the right (and on the left coming from points north). Turn into the parking lot driveway at the round blue Rivermoor Landing sign, directly across the street from the Big Bean.

    The driveway is actually Penstock Way (no street sign, but you can see it on Google or Bing maps). The driveway is directly across from where Chapel Street intersects with Main Street.

    Once you turn onto the driveway, make your first immediate left into the parking lot and find yourself a space. Use only the parking lot between the mill building and the street. Parking is plentiful and free. Please don't park out back or in resident spaces, only in the lot at the front of our mill building.

    The studio is on the ground level (which is below street level). Come in the glass door nearest the driveway, turn left down the short hallway, and come on in.

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

  • Seacoast Photographers Group Monthly Meetup

    Seacoast Photographers Studios

    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.

    NOTE: This is an in-person meeting again:
    After about a year and half of meeting online, we are back to meeting in real life at the Seacoast Photographers' studio in downtown Newmarket, NH.

    Coming from Exeter, the mill is on the right (and on the left coming from points north). Turn into the parking lot driveway at the round blue Rivermoor Landing sign, directly across the street from the Big Bean.

    NOTE: The round blue Rivermoor Landing sign was recently removed, perhaps temporarily for repairs. The driveway is actually Penstock Way (no street sign, but you can see it on Google or Bing maps). The driveway is directly across from where Chapel Street intersects with Main Street.

    Once you turn onto the driveway, make your first immediate left into the parking lot and find yourself a space. Use only the parking lot between the mill building and the street. Parking is plentiful and free. Please don't park out back or in resident spaces, only in the lot at the front of our mill building.

    The studio is on the ground level (which is below street level). Come in the glass door nearest the driveway, turn left down the short hallway, and come on in.

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

  • Seacoast Photographers Group Monthly Meetup

    Seacoast Photographers Studios

    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.

    NOTE: This is an in-person meeting again:
    After about a year and half of meeting online, we are back to meeting in real life at the Seacoast Photographers' studio in downtown Newmarket, NH.

    Coming from Exeter, the mill is on the right (and on the left coming from points north). Turn into the parking lot driveway at the round blue Rivermoor Landing sign, directly across the street from the Big Bean.

    NOTE: The round blue Rivermoor Landing sign was recently removed, perhaps temporarily for repairs. The driveway is actually Penstock Way (no street sign, but you can see it on Google or Bing maps). The driveway is directly across from where Chapel Street intersects with Main Street.

    Once you turn onto the driveway, make your first immediate left into the parking lot and find yourself a space. Use only the parking lot between the mill building and the street. Parking is plentiful and free. Please don't park out back or in resident spaces, only in the lot at the front of our mill building.

    The studio is on the ground level (which is below street level). Come in the glass door nearest the driveway, turn left down the short hallway, and come on in.

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

  • Seacoast Photographers Group Monthly Meetup

    Seacoast Photographers Studios

    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.

    NOTE: This is an in-person meeting again:
    After about a year and half of meeting online, we are back to meeting in real life at the Seacoast Photographers' studio in downtown Newmarket, NH.

    Coming from Exeter, the mill is on the right (and on the left coming from points north). Turn into the parking lot driveway at the round blue Rivermoor Landing sign, directly across the street from the Big Bean.

    NOTE: The round blue Rivermoor Landing sign was recently removed, perhaps temporarily for repairs. The driveway is actually Penstock Way (no street sign, but you can see it on Google or Bing maps). The driveway is directly across from where Chapel Street intersects with Main Street.

    Once you turn onto the driveway, make your first immediate left into the parking lot and find yourself a space. Use only the parking lot between the mill building and the street. Parking is plentiful and free. Please don't park out back or in resident spaces, only in the lot at the front of our mill building.

    The studio is on the ground level (which is below street level). Come in the glass door nearest the driveway, turn left down the short hallway, and come on in.

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

  • Watch City Steampunk Festival

    Cafe on the Commons

    This will be the 12-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, and the 11th year was in cyberspace only for the same reason.

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

    NOTE: we're guessing at the date until the festival organizers provide a definite date. If you sign up for this event, please note the details, including the date, may change before then.

    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 smorgasbord 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.

  • Seacoast Photographers Group Monthly Meetup

    Seacoast Photographers Studios

    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.

    NOTE: This is an in-person meeting again:
    After about a year and half of meeting online, we are back to meeting in real life at the Seacoast Photographers' studio in downtown Newmarket, NH.

    Coming from Exeter, the mill is on the right (and on the left coming from points north). Turn into the parking lot driveway at the round blue Rivermoor Landing sign, directly across the street from the Big Bean.

    NOTE: The round blue Rivermoor Landing sign was recently removed, perhaps temporarily for repairs. The driveway is actually Penstock Way (no street sign, but you can see it on Google or Bing maps). The driveway is directly across from where Chapel Street intersects with Main Street.

    Once you turn onto the driveway, make your first immediate left into the parking lot and find yourself a space. Use only the parking lot between the mill building and the street. Parking is plentiful and free. Please don't park out back or in resident spaces, only in the lot at the front of our mill building.

    The studio is on the ground level (which is below street level). Come in the glass door nearest the driveway, turn left down the short hallway, and come on in.

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

  • Seacoast Photographers Group Monthly Meetup

    Seacoast Photographers Studios

    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.

    NOTE: This is an in-person meeting again:
    After about a year and half of meeting online, we are back to meeting in real life at the Seacoast Photographers' studio in downtown Newmarket, NH.

    Coming from Exeter, the mill is on the right (and on the left coming from points north). Turn into the parking lot driveway at the round blue Rivermoor Landing sign, directly across the street from the Big Bean.

    NOTE: The round blue Rivermoor Landing sign was recently removed, perhaps temporarily for repairs. The driveway is actually Penstock Way (no street sign, but you can see it on Google or Bing maps). The driveway is directly across from where Chapel Street intersects with Main Street.

    Once you turn onto the driveway, make your first immediate left into the parking lot and find yourself a space. Use only the parking lot between the mill building and the street. Parking is plentiful and free. Please don't park out back or in resident spaces, only in the lot at the front of our mill building.

    The studio is on the ground level (which is below street level). Come in the glass door nearest the driveway, turn left down the short hallway, and come on in.

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

  • Seacoast Photographers Group Monthly Meetup

    Seacoast Photographers Studios

    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.

    NOTE: This is an in-person meeting again:
    After about a year and half of meeting online, we are back to meeting in real life at the Seacoast Photographers' studio in downtown Newmarket, NH.

    Coming from Exeter, the mill is on the right (and on the left coming from points north). Turn into the parking lot driveway at the round blue Rivermoor Landing sign, directly across the street from the Big Bean.

    NOTE: The round blue Rivermoor Landing sign was recently removed, perhaps temporarily for repairs. The driveway is actually Penstock Way (no street sign, but you can see it on Google or Bing maps). The driveway is directly across from where Chapel Street intersects with Main Street.

    Once you turn onto the driveway, make your first immediate left into the parking lot and find yourself a space. Use only the parking lot between the mill building and the street. Parking is plentiful and free. Please don't park out back or in resident spaces, only in the lot at the front of our mill building.

    The studio is on the ground level (which is below street level). Come in the glass door nearest the driveway, turn left down the short hallway, and come on in.

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

  • Seacoast Photographers Group Monthly Meetup

    Seacoast Photographers Studios

    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.

    NOTE: This is an in-person meeting again:
    After about a year and half of meeting online, we are back to meeting in real life at the Seacoast Photographers' studio in downtown Newmarket, NH.

    Coming from Exeter, the mill is on the right (and on the left coming from points north). Turn into the parking lot driveway at the round blue Rivermoor Landing sign, directly across the street from the Big Bean.

    NOTE: The round blue Rivermoor Landing sign was recently removed, perhaps temporarily for repairs. The driveway is actually Penstock Way (no street sign, but you can see it on Google or Bing maps). The driveway is directly across from where Chapel Street intersects with Main Street.

    Once you turn onto the driveway, make your first immediate left into the parking lot and find yourself a space. Use only the parking lot between the mill building and the street. Parking is plentiful and free. Please don't park out back or in resident spaces, only in the lot at the front of our mill building.

    The studio is on the ground level (which is below street level). Come in the glass door nearest the driveway, turn left down the short hallway, and come on in.

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

  • Seacoast Photographers Group Monthly Meetup

    Seacoast Photographers Studios

    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.

    NOTE: This is an in-person meeting again:
    After about a year and half of meeting online, we are back to meeting in real life at the Seacoast Photographers' studio in downtown Newmarket, NH.

    Coming from Exeter, the mill is on the right (and on the left coming from points north). Turn into the parking lot driveway at the round blue Rivermoor Landing sign, directly across the street from the Big Bean.

    NOTE: The round blue Rivermoor Landing sign was recently removed, perhaps temporarily for repairs. The driveway is actually Penstock Way (no street sign, but you can see it on Google or Bing maps). The driveway is directly across from where Chapel Street intersects with Main Street.

    Once you turn onto the driveway, make your first immediate left into the parking lot and find yourself a space. Use only the parking lot between the mill building and the street. Parking is plentiful and free. Please don't park out back or in resident spaces, only in the lot at the front of our mill building.

    The studio is on the ground level (which is below street level). Come in the glass door nearest the driveway, turn left down the short hallway, and come on in.

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