Wednesday, March 31, 2010

BISPP 2010...recap and slideshow by Crystal

Ya mon! Come to the Bahama's....feel the love!

The images in this slideshow were taken by me, Crystal Nadeau, during the 2010 week.

This years experience was exceptional (if you don't include the fact that I got sick overnight and missed being at the Governor General's tour! Can't someone photoshop me into that group shot?)

We were fortunate to have Michael and Tina Timmons (teach us about Fine Art Photography and how to prepare prints for competition) and Steve Bedell (shared his knowledge on portraiture in natural light), as our instructors! OUTSTANDING!!!

My roommate, Theresa, was from I got to make a new friend! We hung out together on the first day, and were immediately practicing our portraiture on each other, and it was fun to meet up with friends I made from last years school!

The hotel was a buzz with excitement right from the first moment we got there...the band that plays each night is alot of fun as they really get the crowd involved...the Junkanoo band on Saturday night is NOT to be missed...not to mention a bar that doesn't ever close! The weather was perfect, a balmy high 70's low 80's most of the time, with a teeny tiny bit of rain in the middle, but mostly at night!

The abandoned building next to the hotel was still abandoned and in my personal opinion is absolutely the perfect shooting gallery...with all it's white walls, the roughness of the concrete, the blue graffitti paint, the black burned wall over the deep utility sink (eveidence of some past fire), the broken windows, the grunge textures everywhere (perfect for layer masking over anything and everything), the naturally taking over plant life...I could go on and on, but suffice it to say, it ALL WORKS to make the space come to life in my's the coolest place to take a model! This year, the bathroom was a hot spot for portraits! (See the couple I found on the beach in the mirror, and Steve Bedell won a bunch of awards for his image of Kenny Love, the Director from the Bahamain side...who was actually SITTING on the If it weren't for the fact that The Director's have side excursion's planned for us, I would probably never leave the hotel! Why would I? Everything I need is right there! :>)

There is so much to do and see here. I can assure you, if you are considering a place to take a class in professional portraiture this IS perhaps the most perfect place to do so! And I've been to NEIPP three times...and will continue to go there too! So, it's definitely the unique experience that keeps drawing me back to Nassau. The small class size allows for more intimate learning experience with the instructors. Be sure to bring plenty of hard disk space, and or thumb drives and CD's DVD's so you can take LOTS of photos, cause you will!

Feel free to contact me directly at 603-232-1377 (Studio) if you have any more questions!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

BISPP Week will be here before you know it!

BISPP balances are due now! Don't miss your chance to attend this very personalized professional photography school in a beautiful setting, and it's WARM! Please contact Rick English to finalize your hotel and travel plans...if you need a room mate, or any other special needs...see you in the sunny Bahama's in just 10 short weeks!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

I'm signed up...are you?

I have sent my registration in to BISPP! I am looking forward to going some place warm in February for sure! Good food, good times, GREAT professional photography school experience was had last year...I totally recommend you consider attending this school FYI-my image I called "almost sea worthy", which i shot while at BISPP in 09, earned me a merit!
see photo by clicking on this link...

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Bahama School - offering a special for the Buddy Plan

Hi Everyone,

Wow,summer moved fast this year. I can't believe Labor Day weekend is rapidly approaching.

Anyway, to help celebrate the end of summer,we,at the Bahamas School; are offering a special for the Buddy Plan. Book your spot in the class and bring a spouse, friend, whoever, and the two of you will receive a $50.00 discount. This special will run from now until Monday, Labor Day. Use this code for this special "LaborDay"

And don't forget the great deal from PPA and BISPP. If you are a new member of PPA (3 yrs or less) you could qualify for a full tuition scholarship.

Send me your name via this email and I will respond ASAP.

See you all at the Sep. meeting


Rick English
CPP, M.Photog., Cr., EA-ASP, Dc-Ph(NH)
Director, Bahamas International School of Professional Photography
282 Burncoat Street
Worcester, MA 01606

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Special Activities while attending BISPP in 2010

We are currently making plans for a fitness and wellness expert to join us first thing in the morning. Rise and shine and stretchy before breakfast. A program will be tailored just for us. take advantage of this opportunity to have a professional work with us for better health. This is exclusively for us and not part of the resorts curriculum of events.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Alumni Wear & Such

Watch for the new listing for BISPP Alumni wear.

A complete selection of clothing including: polo shirts, caps, sweatshirts, tote bags, etc will be available for purchase shortly.

The BISPP logo will be embroidered on the items and you will be able to have the item personalized if you wish, for a small additional fee.

Early Bird Discounts...get your worm!!!

Don't miss out. Make a commitment to your business now! Come to the Bahama's and take advantage of a great PPA Affiliate education - make your deposit for school BEFORE JULY 1, 2009 to take advantage of the Early Bird Special. 

Go to and call Rick English at  508-856-0344 or email him to make your reservation BEFORE the deadline for a good savings!