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Highland Falls Library

January 8th - February 5th, 2024

298 Main Street, Highland Falls, NY




Photo by Christine Ashburn

Participants were Karen Parashkevov, Ashley Dmitrieff, Christine Ashburn (instructor), Lourdes Laifer, Cassandra Laifer and Maureen Hart.

A special workshop event on April 27, hosted by the Highlands Arts Alliance Photographers’ Salon featured Christine Ashburn, a prolific Hudson Valley people photographer. She demonstrated different ways to light an outdoor portrait using just natural light and how to blend natural light with an off camera flash.


Ashburn’s portraits have appeared in the pages of magazines, books and in Range-Finder Magazine Thirty Rising Stars of Wedding Photography. 


She is best known for her natural, light driven portraits (visit


On Saturday, May 6, from 11 a.m. -1 p.m., the next meeting of the Photographers’ Salon will take place. The featured topic-led discussion is: Sharing Your Photos – Digital Transfer, followed by a photo show & critique.


Our exciting 2023 discussion topics, photo sharing and special events are in full swing. We have an interesting agenda and look forward to your participation. Stay tuned for more upcoming discussions, photo walks, guest speakers and workshops,” said Karen Parashkevov, the  Photo-graphers’ Salon’s founder and director. “Looking forward to your participation!”


Agenda, meeting location and program information can be found on the website:

Learning about light varieties

Photographers' Salon hosted event

Published in the May 5, 2023 issues of The News of the Highlands and The Cornwall Local.

Reproduced here with permission.

HAA Photographers' Salon featured in local news

Image by Agence Olloweb


Moderated by program founder and photographer

Karen Parashkevov, the Photographers' Salon is a monthly gathering to connect with fellow photographers, share and critique work, and learn new techniques.

The Salon is held on the first Saturday of each month at the American Legion Hall, 134 Old State Road, Highland Falls, NY 10928 from 11 a.m. til 1p.m.

To assist with funding of programs and activities, there is a fee of $5 for HAA members$10 for non-members and $2.50 for students.


  • Each presenter to briefly introduce her/himself and explain what style and type of photography they are presenting

  • Presenter to show 5-10 prints or provide digital files on USB for critique

  • Participants should provide thoughtful, positive critique

  • There is no obligation to show work at every salon session

  • Focused Topic-Led Discussions, Special Interest Projects, Workshops, Guest Speakers, Photo Walks and Yearly Contributor Photography Exhibition schedule will be communicated in advance by HAA Photographers’ Salon. 

  • Yearly Contributor Photography Exhibition ($20 fee - Benefits Salon programs).


  • Venue rules must be observed

  • Sign-in required – Name, Email, Phone Number (optional)

  • Participants should remain in designated room during meeting. 

  • Face masks are encouraged during close proximity interactions.

  • Focused Topic-Led Discussions

  • Monthly Share & Critique 

  • Special Interest Projects

  • Guest Speakers

  • Workshops

  • Photo Walks 

  • Yearly Contributor Photography Exhibition  

Photography is the process of capturing light to create an image of the world that surrounds us. The images are captured using an assortment of camera equipment and techniques and encompass a vast array of styles and types.  The possibilities are as endless as the imagination.

The Highlands Arts Alliance (HAA) Photographers’ Salon offers monthly gatherings to connect fellow photographers of all backgrounds and experience to share and critique work, learn new photographic styles/types and techniques.  


To enhance the creative process and provide learning opportunities, additional programs are offered: 





Each Photographers' Salon meeting features a new, focused topic-led discussion along with the opportunity for participants to share and critique their work. To see what's on the agenda for upcoming meetings, click the button below.

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