Above and Beyond HDP

Throughout the year members of HDP have been recognized for their outstanding photographic endeavors outside of Hockomock Digital activities. "Above and Beyond HDP" will feature these people and their images.

Joe Kennedy Earns First PSA Star!

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Projected Image Division Award of Merit

Star Exhibitor, Color Class

Over the years I have been receiving acceptances from the various salons. So one day this past February, I decided to tally what I had – enough to qualify for my First PSA Star!


Since I kept detailed records of when and where each acceptance was awarded I began to fill out the necessary paperwork (not an easy task). The forms were sent to PSA and my official certificate arrived in the mail today (oddly enough, it was issued on my birthday).


One of the members of my PSA Image Study Group has amassed 5 galaxies in CPID, 5 stars EID, 4 stars Small Print Division, 4 stars Nature Division, 4 stars Photo Journalism Division and 4 stars Photo Travel Division!

I am MORE than content with my ONE star!


2014 Calendars

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My wife came home with the 2014 BSB Calendar and there were several months attributed to club members:

Ruth Douillette was featured on December, 2013, January, February, and December, 2014.

Jim Weidenfeller got his print attached to the March, 2014 page!


I heard Ruth and Jim have one image in the Bridgewater Credit Union Calendar as well!


And, Ruth was awarded three (3) months in the Taunton River Watershed Association calendar!!! Here is the blurb TRWA put out:


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Ruth has certainly become HDP’s Calendar Girl!

Bob Bastarache Accepted into Nikon Pro Services

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Bob Bastarache Accepted into Nikon Pro Services

Some of you probably don’t recognize the name but you do know the man. Bob is the quiet gentleman who sits at the back of the room and just takes everything in. Because of his business schedule, he will excuse himself around nine, or so.

Recently Bob was invited and then accepted into the Nikon Pro Services. NPS provides valuable assistance for pros in every segment of the photography field, including newspaper, industrial, police and forensic, medical photography, commercial studios, wedding and portrait studios, audio-visual production houses and even special movie productions.

Bob had to submit images for review of his work along with a referral from a member pro. NPS also wanted a list of Nikon equipment that he uses. All about Bob, his business, and his equipment will now be included in his CV (curriculum vitae) for any evidential review by Nikon.

The benefits of inclusion into Nikon’s Pro Services is that, if need be, he can request loaner equipment and will be able to attend the Pro Services workshops.


Bob’s website: http://www.associatedprofessionalsvcs.com


Bob B

Way to go, Bob – making HDP proud!


2013 Ocean State International Results

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With only eight members (Carl, Ruth, Joe, Lynne, Kathy E., Lena, Ron, and Jim) entering the OSI, we finished 18th out of 23 clubs. Acceptances were down as well as only  five images were scored 12 – Ruth (2), Ron (1), Lynne (1), and Joe (1).


And, here they are:

"Bruce" - Ruth

“Bruce” – Ruth         





"New Bedford Joe" - Ruth

“New Bedford Joe” – Ruth












"Last Stop" - Joe

    “Last Stop” – Joe







"Bodie Ghost Town" - Ron

“Bodie Ghost Town” – Ron












"Hats" - Lynne

“Hats” – Lynne