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Spofford, New Hampshire, United States
Jeff Newcomer has 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 weekly blog about photography in New England.

Monday, September 10, 2018

Fall Foliage Workshop Weekend

Green River Bridge, Vermont

Fall Foliage Workshop
October 12th – 14th, 2018

Monadnock Region and Southern Vermont

The weather is finally cooling a bit and I’m beginning to see the early traces of color in a few of our trees.  I hate to see the summer pass, but it is good to feel the first signs of autumn’s arrival.  This summer has been hot and hectic, but now that our various trips are out of the way and all the commotion around Abigail’s wedding celebrations has past, I can finally grab a breath and prepare for New England’s most beautiful time of year. 

Md. Sherri's "Castle"

Autumn also marks the beginning of my teaching schedule.  First up, is my Introduction to Digital Photography Course which starts on Tuesday evening, September 19th.  As always, the course is offered through the Keene Community Education Program and includes 8 hours of classroom discussion and two photoshoots.  We are fully book but if you are interested you could check with the Community Education office for late cancellations.

Third Annual Fall Foliage Workshop
I am especially excited about my Third Annual Fall Foliage Workshop.  As before I will be offering the program on the weekend after the Columbus Day weekend, this year, October 12th-14th.  Conditions vary from year to year, but I have found good color on these days and, by avoiding the holiday, we have escaped much of the crowds.     

Gathering Around the Table
2017 Workshop

Our base of operations will again be around my dining room table in Spofford, NH.  I will host the participants at my home on Friday evening for snacks and a discussion about photography in general, and the specific opportunities and challenges of foliage photography.  Based on the conditions, It will also be time to plan the shooting for all day Saturday and Sunday morning.  


Saturday, we will head out early to explore as many different locations as possible.  My goal. Will be to place the group in beautiful locations and then help them get the most from the opportunities. Depending on the state of the color we may travel west to some of my favorite locations in southern Vermont, such as Guilford and the magic village of Green River, or we may explore the hills and farms around the Monadnock region including my own village of Chesterfield.

In the evening, we will return to the dining room table for an informal feast of pizza and some gentle critiquing of the day’s shoot.

Hancock New Hampshire
Sunday Morning
We will head out again Sunday morning for more of our exploration of color, and I will finally let people go around noon. I promise you will come away exhausted but thrilled with the experience.  I look forward to sharing my love for photography in this special time of year.

Autumn Festival, Townsend Vermont
The three-day program is $195, including the delicious snacks and an elegant pizza dinner.  Currently there are a few spaces left in the workshop.  To keep the numbers manageable, I try to limit the participants to less than 6-7.   Please get in touch as soon as you can, by email or phone, to assure your place on the workshop list. If you are coming from outside of the area, I can send you a list of some the best local accommodations. 

Introduction to Lightroom Classic – AND the Transition to Photoshop
Six Tuesday Evenings January 8th - February 12thMonadnock Imaging, Main Street Keene New Hampshire

And don’t forget to plan for my Introduction to Lightroom Course coming up in January and again being offered at Monadnock Imaging in Keene NH.   This year I will be adding a fifth evening class covering the transition from Lightroom to Photoshop.

Jeff Newcomer


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