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Sept 10-12, 2016
An Amazing Convention is being planned for you!!
Radisson Hotel Nashua
11 Tara Blvd
Nashua, NH
Saturday Sept 10, 2016
Sunday Sept 11, 2016
Canon Explorer of Light
Trade Show
Monday Sept 12, 2016
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PPA is always looking for ways to get you to Imaging USA and help start your year off right each January with six days of photography fun. We are pleased to announce that, for the third year, four lucky PPA photographers will win Imaging USA scholarships and the opportunity to soak in all the fresh, new ideas available at Imaging USA 2017. They’ll get full access to every session, all of the after parties and events and can freely browse the massive expo tradeshow floor. The scholarship also includes the choice of a pre-convention class that happens the Thursday, Friday or Saturday leading up to the show.
No matter where you are in your career, there’s a class for you. Pre-convention programs range from multiple-day workshops to half- and all-day classes on topics like fashion portraiture, post-processing workflow, certification process, the business of senior photography, and more!
Plus, there are also Hands-On pre-convention classes, which take you on a photo shoot with the instructor and practice the skills you are taught with your camera right there on the spot! These classes are designed so you can attend multiple sessions during the day and get all the hands-on practice you want.
The Kickstart scholarship includes: Choice of a pre-convention class and a full Imaging USA registration all for FREE. Travel, meals, and lodging are not included. Visit for more information on hotels, travel and more.
To apply for the scholarship, you must be an active PPA member and you can’t have previously received an Imaging USA Kickstart Scholarship. Applications for the 2017 Imaging USA Kickstart Scholarship open August 1!  Applications are due by November 11, 2016. Recipients will be announced November 23 and notified via phone.
What are you waiting for? PPA is making it SO EASY for you to attend Imaging USA 2017 in San Antonio and begin next year with the knowledge and connections you need to Be More!
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heaArt of Photography


Attention! Attention! Attention!

The deadline for entering the “heART of Photography” exhibit has been extended to August 31, 2016. Steve Bedell will be judging and the initial showing of the accepted works will be at the Central Maine Medical Center (CMMC) art wall during the month of October.Please use the following link for more information, and to enter the competition:

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Congratulations to all who ventured forth and entered the 2016 International Photographic Competition. The following is a list of Maine PPA members that were accepted into the General and Loan collections, garnering one Merit for Photographs accepted in the General Collection and two Merits for those added to the Loan Collection.

Akers, Robert           Adams Family Moment     – G

Boucher, Felice        Freshly Cut Orchid      – L

Boucher, Felice        Ode to Degas      – L

Boucher, Felice         Pride      – L

Boucher, Felice         The Quiet Girl     – L

Caron, Russell           The First Dance     – G

DelVecchio, Lauren        Flora Fauna     – G ,

DelVecchio, Lauren             Lemon Tart        – L

DelVecchio, Lauren            Temptress          _-L

DelVecchio, Lauren              Viper                  – G

Giasson, Brenda        Al Capones Cell       – G

Giasson, Brenda         Path of Enchantment   – G

Giasson, Brenda          Working Girl    – G

Lee, Joanne                  A Wrinkle In Time    – G

Lee, Joanne                  Cheeky Boy    – G

Lee, Joanne                   New Perspective     – G

Lee, Joanne                  The Plague Doctor      – G

Logan, Trish                 Precision in Purple      – L

Walker, Jim                  Breakfast for the Kids      – G

The complete list can be seen at:

I apologize if I inadvertently omitted anyone. If your name should be printed here, please let me know.

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Mark your calendar for August 18th.
Jay is part of a husband and wife team of portrait and wedding photographers operating out of North Conway, New Hampshire. An ex Air Force pilot and mountain guide, Jay brings his tremendous sense of adventure to Philbrick Photography’s portrait and wedding work. Since the company’s inception in 2004 Philbrick Photography has strived to provide it’s clients with not just unique and dramatic photography but with an adventurous and memorable experience that they will never forget.

Jay Philbrick, a local photographer with a worldwide following, will offer a behind-the-scenes look at some of the world’s most epic wedding and portrait imagery. In this dramatic slide show presentation Philbrick will describe the creative process behind the making of the images that went viral and were recently televised world wide. He will share the back story of how a local photographer became a viral sensation on the Internet and discuss the making of some of the most amazing environmental portraits you’ll ever see. He will also discuss how Philbrick Photography has managed to stand out from the crowd in today’s incredibly saturated photography market.


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