Renée Giffroy

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As a young child, I would go out ‘shooting’ with my father, who was an amateur photographer, and he helped me appreciate the elements of composition at an early age.  I always loved photography but for a number of years it took a back seat to my full time job.   After a successful career in a wide variety of sales and marketing positions across the US at IBM, I decided to settle on the NH Seacoast and devote my full time and energy to my long time passion of photography. 

For the last 15 years, I've worked to hone my skills by studying photography at both the Maine Media Workshops and the Santa Fe Workshops. During that time I had the opportunity to study with highly regarded photographers such as travel photographers Bob Krist and Nevada Weir, nature photographers David Middleton, Eddie Soloway, and Ralph Lee Hopkins, and the legendary street photographer, Jay Maisel.  Most recently I have produced images for the Vermont Land Trust, the Alaska Raptor Center, and the Sitka Conservation Society.   In addition, I worked for 5 years with National Geographic Traveler Magazine as an onsite events manager for weekend photography seminars across the US.  

If you ask what type of subjects I prefer to photograph, the answer would be ‘all of them!’, which is why you see a wide variety of subjects in my galleries. I also enjoy challenging myself with new projects so visit my website periodically to see new work in my current projects gallery.   Whether it be nature, travel, people, street scenes, photojournalism, or abstracts,  it is the challenge and thrill of capturing a compelling image that excites me!   

I am a juried exhibiting member of the New Hampshire Art Association (NHAA) and recently assumed the position of VP of the Board of Directors of the of the NHAA.   I am a member of the Seacoast Art Association and the New Hampshire Society of Photographic Artists, and President of the Seacoast Camera Club.  My work has been exhibited in galleries in CT, where I lived prior to NH, and I now regularly exhibit my work in galleries in the Seacoast Area.