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 from 6:30-8:00 in Exeter, NH. 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; the Newburyport Photowalks Meetup in Newburyport; and the Maine Photography Meetup Facebook group.

Upcoming events (5+)

Pub Night at the Marina

Wentworth By The Sea Marina

The Seacoast Photography group doesn't meet at our usual location in July or August due to the heat and humidity in the ole Town Hall, and since so many of us are off to, or recovering from, vacations. For those of you stuck around town the third Thursday of August, come meet for a much more informal and intimate gathering at the Green Bean (http://www.nhgreenbean.com/locations--contact.html) Dockside at the Wentworth Marina in New Castle, NH. They're open 'till 9PM. There will be plenty to photograph - bring your polarizing filter - and keep in mind that marinas are near water. Last year we had a good time with nighttime photos at the marina, so bring your tripod and remote if you can stay past sunset. There will be no agenda, though the normally taboo subjects of American Idol and country music remain off limits. Save room for ice cream at The Ice House on your way home. Note that I will not be able to attend this year - I'll be far away with my family.

September Exhibition – Black and White – Shades of Gray

Main Street Art in Newfields, NH is opening its doors once again to the Seacoast Photographers Group (that’s us!) for the annual fall exhibit. This year’s title is Black and White – Shades of Gray, and as you might guess, the theme is black and white photography. The subject matter is at the photographer’s choice, as long as it complies with the guidelines below. The opening reception will be Saturday, September 7, 2019 from 3:00-5:00 PM, and the show will run through Saturday, September 28, 2019. Who Can Participate: The show is open to any photographer who is a member of the Seacoast Photographers, CAPE, or Newburyport Photowalks Groups. That's this Meetup group - if you're a member of this group, you may participate. If you're not a member, sign up before the Call to Entry Submission Date. Submissions: Head over to PhotoMeets.com. If you have an account, please login. If not, take 30 seconds to create an account. On the console page you'll now see a section on this show. Follow the simple instructions to add your photos (max of 3) and join the show. Deadline for submissions is July 31st, end of day. There is a $25 entry fee (for up to 3 pieces) via credit card to cover the minor costs of the show, police presence (since we'll have wine!), and yummies. We also make a donation to MSA to help them keep their doors open so they may continue to host events like ours. Images should represent your interpretation of the show's theme. Images must be technically proficient - blurry, out-of-focus, or otherwise technically deficient images will not be accepted. Content must avoid anything that could be construed as hateful, violent, sexual, or otherwise objectionable to the typical viewing audience. Acceptance: All entries will be judged for suitability by the show committee. Submissions that do not meet the guidelines (e.g. not a photograph, not reflecting the theme, or includes something considered vulgar or inappropriate for public display, etc.) will be rejected. Also, Main Street Art holds classes for youngsters, so images need to be “G” rated. If there are too many submissions, we will try to include at least one acceptable piece per person. The decision of the judges is final. Notification of the committee's decisions on the PhotoMeets.com website no later than August 3rd. Hanging Requirements: All works must be wired for hanging. Frames are not required, but the piece must be wired for hanging. The maximum size of your work, including any mat and frame, may not exceed 24 inches on the vertical side, or 22 inches on the horizontal side. Mats should be cleanly cut, frames, fully intact and unmarred, glass cleaned, canvases well stapled, and wired for hanging. Sawtooth hangers or similar are not acceptable. Other forms of hanging may not be compatible with the hanging system, so have your work wired and ready for hanging. Drop-Off: Drop off your finished work at the Main Street Gallery, 75 Main St. Newfields, on Wednesday, September between noon and 5:30 pm or Friday, September 6th between noon and 7 pm. Parking for the Opening: We ask you to park in the municipal lot, which is on the same side of the street as the MSA gallery, but just a bit north. For details, please click or copy-and-paste the following: Pick-Up: Pick up your pieces on the final day of the exhibit, Saturday, September 28, 2019 between 11 AM and 1 PM. If you cannot make this date, please have someone else pick up your pieces to hold for you. Any pieces unclaimed at the end of the pickup period will become the property of Main Street Art to auction for the benefit of their scholarship awards.

Seacoast Photographers Group Monthly Meetup

Town Hall Gallery

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. An account allows you to upload faster and will keep track of all your previous uploads. If you'd rather upload anonymously, simply click here (http://www.photomeets.com/mymeetups.cfm), click the "Upload Photos for this Event" button, complete the required information, upload your photos, and you're done! Location: We meet at the beautiful Town Hall Gallery building, directly across from the bandstand and Town Hall Offices. Park on the street or in the nearby municipal lot and walk on over - you may enter at the front or left side of the building. Other: Bring other photos if you'd like feedback or critique, and be prepared to [helpfully] critique others'. Anything photography- or photographer-related is fair game.

Seacoast Photographers Group Monthly Meetup

Town Hall Gallery

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. An account allows you to upload faster and will keep track of all your previous uploads. If you'd rather upload anonymously, simply click here (http://www.photomeets.com/mymeetups.cfm), click the "Upload Photos for this Event" button, complete the required information, upload your photos, and you're done! Location: We meet at the beautiful Town Hall Gallery building, directly across from the bandstand and Town Hall Offices. Park on the street or in the nearby municipal lot and walk on over - you may enter at the front or left side of the building. Other: Bring other photos if you'd like feedback or critique, and be prepared to [helpfully] critique others'. Anything photography- or photographer-related is fair game.

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Seacoast Photographers Group Monthly Meetup

Town Hall Gallery

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