After over 50 years of educating men and women to become working professional photographers, NESOP will graduate its last class of Professional Photography Program students and close its doors this spring. Workshops are currently running and will continue through mid-March–spaces are still available and registration remains open for a few select classes. So, don’t miss out on the last chance for your best photo workshop experience! NESOP’s doors officially close on March 29, 2020. Please bear with us as we update the website for these changes. Thank you to the NESOP community for so many wonderful years!
A Boston-based artist, curator and writer; Erin Carey completed her B.A. in Art History and Photography from Sarah Lawrence College and her M.F.A. in Studio Arts from Tufts University and The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Before becoming an educator, Erin worked as a Museum Preparator at the Addison Gallery of American Art in Andover, MA. Her photographic works predominantly focus on place, investigating the changing cultural landscape of man, including her most recent project Tree Hunting. She continues to work with medium and large format analog materials and is committed to the craft. She has been exhibited in Boston and New York and also dedicates significant energies to curating. Erin has been the Director of NESOP’s Garner Center for Photographic Exhibitions since 2009. In addition, she is a regular guest reviewer, lecturer, juror and panelist for the likes of The Griffin Museum of Photography, The PRC Boston, and various metro Boston-based photo clubs.
To see Erin's work, go to:www.erin-carey.com
Caleb graduated from Indiana University with a B.A. in Gender Studies and Sociology before graduating from NESOP with concentrations in fine art color photography and creative imaging. He is a 2015 Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellow, 2013 Hearst 8x10 Biennial Winner, 2013 and 2010 Magenta Foundation Flash Forward Winner, 2011 St. Botolph Club Foundation Emerging Artist Grantee, 2009 Artadia Award winner, and a 2009 Photolucida Critical Mass Top 50 Finalist. He regularly exhibits nationally; recent exhibitions include Character Study at the deCordova Museum and Blue Boys at Gallery Kayafas, where he is represented.
To see Caleb’s work, go to www.calebcolephoto.com
Ron Cowie is a Rhode Island based still and motion photographer. He is the principal owner of Oyster Farm Productions, a corporate video company and the Bert and None Gallery, an online gallery of fine art photography. Ron has lead workshops in landscape, creative portraiture, and 19th century photography at NESOP for eighteen years. He taught workshops and guest lectured at The George Eastman House in Rochester, NY, The Episcopal School in Alexandria, VA, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
His fine art work is in the permanent collection of the Newport Art Museum, Boston Public Library, and Maumee Valley Country Day School. His work is represented by Jessica Hagen Contemporary Art in Newport, Rhode Island and the Photo Eye Gallery in Santa Fe, NM.
He earned his B.S. in Anthropology from the University of Cincinnati and graduated from NESOP in 1998 with concentrations in editorial and advertising photography. Ron’s editorial client list includes, Yankee Magazine, Rhode Island Monthly, Bryant University, The University of Rhode Island, SO Rhode Island, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. He has a wide variety of commercial and corporate clients.
After completing his photographic studies at NESOP in 1984 with a concentration in advertising photography, Bruno Debas returned to his home in Paris, France, where he began his professional career assisting for and studying with some of the city’s top working fashion, lifestyle and car photographers. Upon his return to the United States, Bruno launched his commercial photography studio and has served many national and international clients in the field of banking, healthcare and education. A passionate photographer and filmmaker, Bruno constantly seeks to learn and broaden the scope of his work both artistically and commercially.
To see Bruno's work, go to:www.brunodebas.com
With a B.S. in Psychology and Philosophy from Houghton College, an M.B.A. from Babson College and several years of experience in photography and consulting, Frank’s background spans the two worlds of photography and business. He worked in global finance and managed several companies before entering into the professional photography field. Today, Frank is active in teaching the business aspect of photography to students and working professionals. He is one of the select business instructors for the Professional Photographers of America, mentoring and lecturing on marketing and business plans across the U.S.
To see Frank's work, go to: www.frankherzog.com
Michael Hintlian is a full-time documentary photographer based in Boston. His work has appeared in major U.S. dailies and international periodicals, and has been widely exhibited and collected. Hintlian received his B.F.A. from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Tufts University and his M.B.A. from Cornell University. His photo-documentary of the Central Artery/Tunnel Project in Boston (the Big Dig) titled Digging: The Workers of Boston’s Big Dig (Commonwealth Editions) was published in 2004. He is currently at work on major projects in the United States and travels extensively. Hintlian has served on the faculties of The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, The New School for Social Research and Parsons School of Design, New York. Currently, he teaches Documentary Photography at New England School of Photography in Boston. A challenging instructor, his students have gone on to win prestigious awards including participation in the Eddie Adams Workshop. Michael is a photographer with a lifelong commitment to the medium.
To see Michael's work, go to: www.hintlian.com
Sue Anne Hodges
Sue Anne has studied art and photography and graduated from NESOP before beginning a career in advertising photography. Since 1992, Sue Anne has been exploring and using digital cameras and digital imaging technology. She studied this technology at the Center for Creative Imaging in Camden, Maine. Digital images from her early experiments have been included in Kodak’s publication, International Photography, and one of the first exhibits of digital imaging—“L’Épreuve Numérique"—at the Centre National de la Photographie, Palais de Tokyo, Paris.
For 15 years, Sue Anne shot and supervised photography for a major retail advertising studio. In 1995, she opened her own studio where she continued to shoot for major retailers and other commercial clients. Clients have included: Lechmere, Bradlees, Staples, KitchenEtc, Glen Group Marketing, and more.
In recent years her work has expanded to include a variety of projects including work for The Cultural Landscape Foundation, Down East Magazine, Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce, and clients in the travel industry. Sue Anne’s personal work has been widely exhibited; she is currently represented by Redfield Artisans Gallery in Northeast Harbor, Maine.
Sue Anne shares both her technical knowledge and her passion for the creative process with her students. In 1994, she helped open NESOP’s first digital imaging lab and remains a specialist in Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. In 2011 and 2012 Sue Anne was honored to be one of 20 educators in the country to be invited by Adobe to the Adobe Educators Summit.
To see Sue Anne's work, go to: www.sueannehodges.com
Nick Johnson has been a fine art photographer for over thirty years and has taught at NESOP for over twenty. Represented by the Focus Gallery in Cohasset, Massachusetts, Nick maintains an extensive exhibition record which includes pieces in the permanent collections of the Danforth and Fitchburg Art Museums and Penn State College. His work has appeared in Black & White magazine and has been reviewed by Art New England. Nick is also the co-owner of Gallery Seven in Maynard, MA. In his personal work, Nick enjoys working with the large format camera. In his teaching, Nick emphasizes the Zone System and the creative freedom that comes with a high level of technical skill.
A Massachusetts native and NESOP alumnus, Adam is the owner of Krauth Photo, a commercial photography studio. His client list includes J. Jill, Chamilia (a Swarovski Brand), HomeGoods and Boston Magazine. He also works in digital post production and retouching on national and international campaigns with companies such as Reebok, Titleist, and Otter Box. He was honored to be a featured artist in the 51st annual Communication Arts Photo Annual. Adam is in high demand, but enjoys taking time from shooting to lend his expertise in the NESOP classroom.
To see Adam's work, go to: www.krauthphoto.com
Josh Kuchinsky is an established professional architectural photographer in the Greater Boston area, working with many acclaimed interior designers, architects and builders. He has been widely published in many design and homes magazines including The New York Times, Boston Globe Magazine, New England Home, Boston Magazine, Southern New England Home Mag, Design New England, Dwell and others. Josh graduated from NESOP in 2006 in editorial photography and with honors in architectural photography. On his journey, he has apprenticed with many top rated architectural photographers, has worked as the in-house photographer at SMMA, a large multidisciplinary design firm based in Cambridge, MA and worked as the head photographer at Gibson Sotheby’s Boston from 2008 – 2012. In addition, Josh holds a BA in English from West Virginia University. To see Josh’s work, go to: www.joshkuchinsky.com
Elizabeth LaDuca is a Boston-area wedding and lifestyle photographer, specializing in traditional analog capture. After graduating from Rochester Institute of Technology with her B.F.A in Visual Media, Elizabeth returned to her New England roots and has been working as a professional photographer since. With a background in both photography and graphic design, Elizabeth brings a detailed eye to celebrations, aiming to document the intimate in-between moments that truly make a couple unique. Her work has been featured in many online and print outlets. In addition to weddings, Elizabeth works with small businesses to bring the story of their brand to life through photography. To see Elizabeth’s work, go to: www.elizabethladuca.com
Stephanie Larsen is a Boston based fashion and lifestyle photographer and NESOP alumnus. Steph served as an in-house photographer at 344 Mix & Company and Flock Boutique before landing at Parachute Studios as a principal contributor in 2016. Her client list includes: Converse, Timberland, Gilt, Rue La La, Living Proof, DXL and Boston Magazine.
To see Steph’s work, go to: www.stephlarsen.com
Suzanne Révy grew up in Los Angeles, California. After high school she moved to Brooklyn, NY where she earned a BFA in photography from the Pratt Institute. While there, she was immersed in making and printing black and white photographs. After art school, she worked as a photography editor in magazine publishing at U.S.News & World Report and later at Yankee Magazine. With the arrival of two sons, she left publishing, and rekindled her interest in the darkroom. She photographed her boys, their cousins and friends, and built three portfolios of pictures over a fifteen year period. The first, a black and white series, explored the culture and nature of childhood play. The second, made with a lo-fi plastic camera and color film, represents her own emotional response as mother and witness to their growth and development. The third, a series of color pictures made in her home as her teen sons seemed to retreat into their rooms as she studied for her recently earned MFA at the New Hampshire Institute of Art.
Her work has been exhibited at the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, MA, the Fitchburg Art Museum in Fitchburg, MA, the Danforth Museum of Art in Framingham, MA, the Workspace Gallery in Lincoln, NE, the Camera Club of NY in NewYork City, the New Hampshire Institute of Art in Manchester, NH, and the New England School of Photography in Boston. Her work is represented by the Panopticon Gallery in Boston, MA.
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Documentary photographer Michael Seamans grew up in Central New York, where he learned about hard work and creativity doing chores on a friend’s dairy farm. He sold his prize cow, Jenny, to buy his first “real” camera. Michael holds a M.F.A. in Photography from New Hampshire Institute of Art, a B.F.A. in photographic illustration from Rochester Institute of Technology and for nearly a decade was an award-winning staff photographer at the Boston Herald. He was one of 11 photographers tapped to produce the official commemorative book of the 2002 Winter Olympics, The Fire Within. Michael’s images have been included or commissioned in a wide variety of print and digital media, and exhibited in shows at the Staley Wise Gallery in Manhattan and The Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, MA. Michael owns Michael Seamans Photography in New Hampshire. To see more of Michael’s work, go to: www.michaelseamans.com
As one of Boston’s leading editorial photographers for over 20 years, Dana Smith has shot for and worked with many of the top photo editors and art directors in the magazine industry. Widely published both nationally and abroad, his images have appeared in publications such as The New York Times Magazine, Forbes, Fortune, Barron’s, The Wall Street Journal, Sports Illustrated, Time, Stern, Le Monde, Der Spiegel, Fast Company, MIT’s Technology Review, Nature, Harvard Business Review, Boston and Yankee. His client list also includes Boston College, Boston University, Brown University, Dartmouth College, Northeastern University, Greater Media, Inc., and Virgin. He has been showcased in American Photography as well as numerous galleries. In addition to his vast editorial background, he has the daily grind of 10 years of newspaper photojournalism experience behind him.
Dana has been an instructor at the New England School of Photography since 1999. He was affiliated with the legendary Black Star agency in New York for 15 years and is now represented by Aurora/Novus Select.
To see Dana’s work, go to: www.danasmithphotography.com
Gary Tardiff is a Boston based food and beverage photographer creating compelling images of every kind of food imaginable for advertising agencies, design firms and corporations directly. A graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and the New England School of Photography’s Advertising Program, Gary opened his Boston studio in 1980 and continues to combine his old school methods with the latest in digital technologies to create a fresh and flavorful perspective. You can find Gary’s expertise at the newsstand, on the supermarket shelf and at your favorite dining spot. To see more of Gary's work, go to:www.culinaryphotos.com
Ben Wight is a Boston-based wedding and portrait photographer. The day after graduating from NESOP in 2007, he and a fellow graduate photographed their first wedding together; and thus Hitched Studios was started. He has spent the last ten years building his studio’s brand and bringing his unique style to weddings, working with clients locally, nationally and internationally. Committed to staying relevant in an ever-changing industry, Ben attends workshops around the country with some of the world’s top wedding and portrait photographers. After receiving his own accolades with PDN’s Top Knots award in 2010, he went on to receive Boston Magazine’s Best of Boston in 2011 and has received The Knot’s Best of Weddings five times. He has had photographs featured in magazines such as Boston Weddings, PDN, The Knot, Seacoast Bride, and Newport Weddings, to name a few. Outside of weddings, Ben works with a variety of clients ranging from local artists and small businesses, to larger companies like Gazelle and Converse. Inspired by the mentors and professionals from whom he learned, in 2012, he began teaching workshops at his studio in Somerville, MA. In 2017, he returned to NESOP to continue following his passion for education by sharing his real world experience with the next generation of professional photographers. To see Ben’s work, go to: www.HitchedStudios.com