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Luciana Calvin Photography, Lowell MA will join with PPA Charities to promote “Celebration of Smiles Day.”

On April 22 local photographer Luciana Calvin Photography will join with PPA Charities (the philanthropic arm of Professional Photographers of America) to promote “Celebration of Smiles Day.” 

This national fundraising effort will benefit Operation Smile, which treats children around the world who suffer with cleft lips, cleft palates and other facial deformities.

On that day, participating photographers will offer the gift of an individual portrait session and a desksize portrait in exchange for a $24 donation to Operation Smile. This donation represents one tenth of $240, the amount needed to help fund a single surgery. 

According to Michigan photographer, Lori Craft, President of Professional Photographers of America (PPA), “Celebration of Smiles Day” is the perfect opportunity to have your portrait made or that of a loved one, because in doing so you are making it possible to truly change the lives of children who would otherwise face a lifetime of pain and rejection.”

Founded in 1982, Operation Smile is a worldwide children’s medical charity dedicated to helping children and young adults born with facial deformities. In as little as 45 minutes, one cleft lip surgery can change a child’s life forever. Every three minutes a child somewhere in the world is born with a facial deformity. One in ten will not survive to see their first birthday. Those who do survive often live in isolation and pain. Each year, more than 100,000 children are born with a facial deformity in Operation Smile’s 26 partner countries. Tens of thousands remain untreated. “Recording smiles is what photographers do,” says Vassar, Michigan, photographer Tina Timmons, who serves as president of the PPA Charities Board of Trustees, and who was instrumental in developing the Celebration of Smiles promotion. “It’s hard to imagine a more appropriate charity for our members to support. And when parents participate in this event, it’s a wonderful way to teach children the value of reaching out to others. Even small children can understand the importance of Operation Smile’s work, and they are eager to help these needy children.”

To view a list of local studios participating in the Celebration of Smiles Day promotion on the month of April, visit 

For further information contact: Bert Behnke at (708) 267-0657.


Meet Raeann Pellerin of Annie Rae's Photography


Have you met my Friend Raeann? She is not just a Photographer. She wants to be YOUR photographer. She wants to show you that photographing your Wedding, event, and or family portraits should be fun, memorable, and relaxing. 

"My work stands out from others because I want to truly customize every moment of your experience. I don't want you to take photos in a studio if you aren't comfortable. Take me to where you got engaged, favorite place to go, the beach, anywhere. I don't have a particular type of photography I do. I customize what I do to what you need."

"I LOVE working with everyone to capture the special moments in their lives."

Contact Info: 

Phone: 603-793-4328

Email: [email protected]



Twitter: @annieraesphoto

Save the Date! Art without Art? - A public talk


April 23rd from 7-8pm

Chelmsford Public Library

25 Boston Rd, Chelmsford MA

Friends of Kevin Artist of the Day - Adrien Bisson Photography

Business Names: Adrien Bisson Photography

Location: Western Avenue Studios, A405





NYC Photography Tour



NYC PHOTO TOUR - Street Photography Workshop



Saturday October 25, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 11:55 PM EDT
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Bus Pick-up locations in Bedford and Nashua, NH

Dear Kevin,

Now that summer is behind us, its time to make some fall photo plans. Join us for a day of photography in New York City.


On October 25 we are presenting our next photo tour and we invite you to jump on the bus.  Were heading to Manhattan for a day of street photography and exploration.  Once again we have partnered with our very able travel partners, NH TOURS to bring you this event.


Our tour package include a photo workshop, lunch, stops at key locations, photo coaching and of course we do the driving.  



For complete details and registration click on the links below

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I can't make it

If you have any questions about this photo tour you can contact me at [email protected]


If  you have traveled to NYC with us before you know what a blast this trip is. We have put together a great itinerary and will be in some ideal locations for street photography.  I look forward to having you join us on this photo adventure.




Dan Splaine

Dan Splaine Photography

[email protected]


Don't Forget Your Camera this Summer!

Summer Photography Fun!


Photo Tips and Updates!








You can spend the long days of summer doing many things.  It's the time of year to get outdoors and to have  fun in the sun.  Summer is also a prime season for photography fun.  


When you head out on your vacations and weekend events make sure you include your camera in your plans. 


With extended hours of daylight and warm weather there are excuses for getting out and making some photos. Nature is in full bloom and there is an infinite supply of subjects to capture READ MORE.







For the month of August the photographer challenge for our MEET-UP group is all about including the two themes of SUMMER & COLOR into your image making. This is free to join and is one entirely online.  For info and registration CLICK HERE 


Image Makers Photographic Workshops is a Meet-Up group I organize and it is free to join. It includes links to my workshops and other free photo experiences.  





For more summer photography fun you should consider attending one

of my upcoming photography workshops.


For a fun night out join me on Aug. 20 for our PAINTING WITH LIGHT/LIGHT GRAFFITI WORKSHOP in Nashua, NH.  Break out your flashlights and disco balls for a fun evening of experimental photography.


If your looking to build your portrait photo skills or want a chance to work with models join me for the PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP on Aug. 23 at Benson's Park in Hudson, NH.









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Get the Best "You" from Sunlight Photography

Get the Best “You”



Celebrate the New Year with an up-to-date headshot! It’s a good idea to get a new headshot every 2-3 years as hairstyle and needs for a headshot change. Sunlight Photography has a new studio on Broadway Street in Westford.  It’s a great place that allows for all sorts of lighting and poses.  Lighting truly makes or breaks a picture. Sunlight Photography uses both professional flash equipment and natural lighting.  Need a business portrait for your website or social media piece?  Whatever your needs are, we can help you get exactly what you are looking for!



Oftentimes the biggest complaint from clients is that they don’t like the way they look in photos. And even more often, this is because their photographer is inexperienced. Professionals in the field understand and are trained on how to make their clients look their best, through posing, editing, and coaching during the shoot. These key ingredients make or break the shoot. When you invest in a professional, you are paying for their expertise and guidance to make you look the best you can, which is a factor that should be considered when seeking out your photographer.


Sunlight Photography has a Headshot special

$100 for 2 edited images on a disk. This special is good through the end of March 2014.

Sessions fill up fast, so call me today at (508) 982-7744 or email me at [email protected]

Prices will be going up April1st. Call today to lock in present rates.  Make a professional statement with a quality, top-of –the line headshot.



Julie L’Heureux

Sunlight Photography

Networking Success Story: Dan Splaine - Test of Time Photography

About Dan Splaine- Photographer and Educator

Dan Splaine is a commercial photographer, workshop leader and photography teacher.  He creates original photography for corporate communications in his Nashua, NH Studio and in locations throughout the Northeast.  Along with his photography services he presents a program of photography workshops and photographer tours.

His client assignments range from creating custom business portraits for individual entrepreneurs to building comprehensive image archives for large companies.  In his over thirty years behind the camera he has photographed tens of thousands of people in locations throughout the nation and all over the world (over 40 countries). He is a specialist in live action and on location photo assignments and his images illustrates countless editorial, public relations and marketing productions.

Since 2010 more then 2,000 photo enthusiasts have come to one of his photo workshops or traveled on his photo tours. The photography education program is a growing part of his enterprise with many exciting expansion plans in the works.

For more information about his services or to discuss how you can use photography in your company communications please contact Dan at [email protected] or visit his website  and add your name to his email list.

Networking advice from Dan Splaine- Photographer and Educator

The biggest lesson I learned about the value of networking is to put the time in to really get to know folks.  Forget about closing sales at networking events - build relationships instead because you never know where a lead might come from and how it will develop.  Be friendly, be patient and be open to the possibility of less than direct connections.

The best example of this is a networking experience I had.  Over two years ago I met a person at an event that operates a business that really had no common ground with mine.  Despite that we took a few minutes to describe each other’s businesses and to begin a relationship.  We kept in touch and built rapport over multiple event conversations.    About six months passed and he was seeking a gift for his photo hobbyist wife.  He recalled that I taught photo classes to adults and he gifted her with one of my photo workshops.   She came to a couple of my photo classes and I was happy to gain another customer which was a fair return or a few minutes of networking and some waiting. 

That was a good experience on its own but the story does not end there.  Last fall, out of the blue I was contacted by the director of development of one of the biggest not-for-profits organizations in the state. She had heard about my photography and capabilities from her friend who had taken my photo workshops (the wife of my causal networking contact).  Because of her friends endorsement she sent me an RFP for their advertising and marketing photography that they were putting out to bid.  I won the bid and last month was awarded a contract for a high value, very large photography project.  Put the time in. Get to know folks over time and networking will pay off. 

You can reach Dan at [email protected]