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Spofford, New Hampshire, United States
Jeff Newcomer had been a physician practicing in New Hampshire and Vermont for over 30 years. Over that time, as a member of the Conservation Commission in his home of Chesterfield New Hampshire, he has used his photography to promote the protection and appreciation of the town's wild lands. In recent years he has been transitioning his focus from medicine to photography, writing and teaching. Jeff enjoys photographing throughout New England, but has concentrated on the Monadnock Region and southern Vermont and has had a long term artistic relationship with Mount Monadnock. He is a featured artist in a number of local galleries and his work is often seen in regional print, web publications and in business installations throughout the country. For years Jeff has published a calendar celebrating the beauty of The New England country-side in all seasons. All of the proceeds from his New England Reflections Calendar have gone to support the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program at the Cheshire Medical Center. Jeff has a strong commitment to sharing his excitement about the special beauty of our region and publishes a blog about photography in New England.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Spring Waterfall Season and Workshop

Fryes Mill Falls, Wilton, NH

Wilton Reservoir Falls
Spring is some weeks away, but it is still time to begin thinking about the spring runoff and the seasonal rains which hopefully will be invigorating our many regional waterfalls.  I am an enthusiastic fan of waterfall photography and there is no better time to capture the excitement than in the early spring.  

This May I will be running another Spring Waterfall Weekend Workshop, from Friday evening, May 11th through Sunday May 13th at noon.

2017 Spring Waterfall Workshop
The Workshop at Porcupine Falls
Gilsum, NH

Last year I hosted my first Waterfall Weekend and, with a great group and wonderful falling waters, we had a fantastic time. The weather was great for waterfall photography, with overcast skies, occasional fog, and some of the strongest flows that I had seen in our area.  The light, intermittent rain required shielding of the equipment, but I heard no complaints from my intrepid team.  

Garwin Falls, Wilton
The weekend workshop followed my usual, time-tested format. We first gathered Friday evening, around my dining room table, for a chance to meet everyone, and review our plans. It was my opportunity to assess the varying levels of photographic experience among the participants, and consider how everyone would be accommodated.  As always, it was a mixed group, but the consistent factors were the high level of interest, enthusiasm and the excitement to learn.   I was able to discuss key elements of the photography of flowing water.  We reviewed the importance of a sturdy tripod, a cable release and, of course, a polarizing filter.  We also had a chance to plan Saturdays schedule.

Pond Brook Falls, Chesterfield
Over all day Saturday, and Sunday morning, we explored some of our region’s most dramatic waterfalls, from the marvelous group of falls in Wilton New Hampshire, to some lesser known falls in Chesterfield and Gilsum.  In total we explored ten different waterfall locations.

Saturday evening, we all gathered again around my dining room table for pizza and discussion of the day’s experiences. We also had a chance for review and gently critique many of the images from the day’s shooting.

Porcupine Falls
This year I will be following the same schedule.  The Friday evening get-together on May 11th, followed by an all-day shoot on Saturday and ending with an evening of pizza and sharing around my informal table.  Sunday morning we will gather again for more falling waters and I will let you all escape, exhausted but full of wonderful waterfall images,  by noon.

It should be an exciting weekend and I’m looking forward to sharing many of my favorite spots.

Spring is also Flower Season

To allow for individual attention, the workshop is limited to only

 8 participants.  The entire program including snacks and an informal dinner will be $195.  

Get in touch as soon as possible, by email or phone, to get on the workshop list.  I look forward to seeing you.

Face in the Falls, Wilton

Harrisville Spectator


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