Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Two all day hands-on photography classes.

Two all day hands-on photography classes. Today is the registration deadline for the two Super 1-Day PPA classes that I am teaching

Register for a $99 Super 1 Day class online by May 3, 2016. After May 3rd, registration must be done on-site (space permitting) for $120. FYI,All payments go directly to PPA, I do not receive financial compensation for these two classes

PPA Membership not required to participate. PPA members receive one service merit for each class they attend.


There are three easy ways to register:

  • ONLINERegister online between March 2, 2016 and May 3, 2016.
  • BY PHONE:  Call our PPA Customer Service Center at 1-800-786-6277 to register by phone until May 3, 2016.
  • ONSITE:  All registrations after May 3, 2016 must be completed onsite (in-person) for $120. Please contact the instructor prior to attending to ensure there is space available.

High and Extended Dynamic Range - Take Photographs and Process Them
Register Here.

Course #CT01 Lisa Cuchara
High and extended dynamic range photography – not something that every artist does. But, if you're looking to expand your talent and skills, then this is your opportunity! We will go on location, exploring a site that has incredible texture and detail. Spend some time on a photo shoot and then process the images later the same day. You'll learn the right camera set up, explore how to take the best photos, and then discuss the post-processing steps in detail. Come prepared for an educational, fun-filled day as you master HDR! 
Course Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 Course Hours: 10am - 5pm
Items to Bring: Camera and tripod image editing session - watch me and follow along on the screen. You may also bring your laptop and practice editing. $10 admission fee for the shooting location. Post-processing will utilize ACR (Adobe Camera RAW) (found in Photoshop and Lightroom CC) and the HDRsoft Photomatix program (trial version is fine), money for lunch

Location: BREA photos 2911 Dixwell Avenue, Suite #108 Hamden, CT 06514

Blend Modes, Textures, and Image Creativity
Register Here.

Course #CT02 Lisa Cuchara 
Editing isn't just a few key-clicks and retouches. To do it well takes skill, talent, and knowledge so that your photos look natural and real. In this class, you'll combine creativity with technical expertise as you learn to edit your images.   Explore layers and masks. Discover how applying textures can enhance your images. Delve into blend modes, as well as artistic uses for soft light, multiply, lighten and screen modes.  Best of all, this class is hands-on! Bring your camera to shoot some images (textures) in the morning. Then, you'll hear Lisa Cuchara's engaging presentation on how to edit, and then you'll start doing it yourself! Please bring a few images of your own so you can continue practicing in the afternoon. Take your creativity and skills to the next level – your clients will love you for it!

Course Date: Monday, May 9, 2016 Course Hours: 10am - 5pm

Items to Bring: Camera and tripod image editing session - watch me and follow along on the screen.   You may bring your laptop and practice editing. Post-processing will utilize Photoshop CC (CS6 fine too), bring some money for lunch

Location: BREA photos 2911 Dixwell Avenue, Suite #108 Hamden, CT 06514

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

2 Lil Owls -- Textures, Templates, Brushes Retirement sale going on now. Retiring Sale!! Texture Sets - ONLY $8!

I love their textures!!

2 Lil Owls -- Textures, Templates, Brushes Retirement sale going on now. Retiring Sale!! Texture Sets - ONLY $8!

2 Lil Owls -- Textures, Templates, Brushes 
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This week only  - these retiring collections are going for only $8 per set! Grab them before they are gone for good. Sale ends May 2nd on these and then they are being pulled from the server!
Check out these fantastic textures HERE

  • 2 Lil Owls -- Textures, Templates, Brushes -- Click here to visit 2 Lil Owls Studio
    • ***Buy 2 items and take 20% off your purchase – Discount code: take 20 or Buy 3 or more items and take 30% off your entire purchase!!  Discount code:  take30  -- Enter this code when you check out. 

Monday, April 4, 2016

Lisa Cuchara's Work Wins Awards at Connecticut Professional Photographers of America (CTPPA) Annual Convention

Lisa Cuchara's Work Wins Awards at Connecticut Professional Photographers of America (CTPPA) Annual Convention


Six prints created by Lisa Cuchara of BREA Photos in Hamden have recently been awarded Blue ribbons (Award of Expert) at the Connecticut Professional Photographers of America's 2016 Annual Print Competition. Lisa's work was on display at the Sheraton Hartford South, March 18-20 2018, in Rocky Hill, CT. This exhibition was held in conjunction with the CTPPA convention, an annual convention of professional photographers and photographic associations. Lisa's portrait website can be viewed at www.BREAphotos.com and her creativity and teaching website can be viewed at www.photographybylisaandtom.com.

Lisa also won CTPPA Photographer of the Year in the ART/EI category (based on the total accumulated points) from all four quarterly competitions and CTPPA Photographer of the Year in the Creative category (based on the total accumulated points) from all four quarterly competitions. This is the third year in a row that Lisa has won CTPPA Photographer of the Year in those two categories.

A panel of five eminent jurors selected the top images from all of the submitted entries. Judged against a standard of excellence, Lisa's images were selected for awards — the best of the best. Lisa's photographs entitled "Frog on Calla Lily" (highest scoring print of the 2016 convention), "Veiled chameleon", "Prison tough", "Barn with star trails and first light", "Disoriented at the Insane Asylum" and "Left behind" all earned Award of Expert Blue ribbons. Lisa also won a Judge's Choice award for one of her photographs and the Kodak award for another one of her photographs. Her photograph "Frog on Cala Lily" was the highest scoring image at the annual print competition. The total of the her six photographs earned Lisa the 2016 CTPPA Treskunoff Award (for the highest total point score for the 6 prints entered at the CTPPA convention).







 

About Professional Photographers of America (PPA)
Established in 1880, PPA is an international non-profit association for professional photographers. PPA exists to assist its 22,000 members in achieving their professional, artistic and fraternal goals; to promote public awareness of the profession; and to advance the making of images in all of its disciplines as an art, a science and a visual recorder of history.

Guide images for two of the above composites...




Tom Cuchara's Work Wins Awards at Connecticut Professional Photographers of America (CTPPA) Annual Convention

Tom Cuchara's Work Wins Awards at Connecticut Professional Photographers of America (CTPPA) Annual Convention

Tom Cuchara's Work Wins Awards at Connecticut Professional Photographers of America (CTPPA) Annual Convention

Six photographs created by Tom Cuchara of BREA Photos in Hamden have been awarded ribbons at the Connecticut Professional Photographers of America's 2016 Annual Print Competition. Tom's work was on display at the Sheraton Hartford South, March 18-20 2018, in Rocky Hill, CT. This exhibition was held in conjunction with the CTPPA convention, an annual convention of professional photographers and photographic associations.



 






guide images for the above composite image.


A panel of five eminent jurors selected the top images from all of the submitted entries. Judged against a standard of excellence, all six of Tom's images were all selected for awards. Tom also won a Judge's choice for one of his photographs.

About Professional Photographers of America (PPA)
Established in 1880, PPA is an international non-profit association for professional photographers. PPA exists to assist its 22,000 members in achieving their professional, artistic and fraternal goals; to promote public awareness of the profession; and to advance the making of images in all of its disciplines as an art, a science and a visual recorder of history.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

sale ends 12/31 Topaz plugins

Most of you know that I just love, love, love the Topaz products! Tom and I use the Topaz plugins on the majority of our photographs. We use Clarity and Adjust regularly, and Glow and Impression selectively. Topaz also has the new awesome Texture plugin, if you have not tried this then you must check it out. You can purchase the entire Topaz suite, or just one particular plugin, or upgrade from one or more plugins to the suite for a discounted price.

I hope you are enjoying the holiday season! Topaz wants to spread a little cheer with a sale on ALL Topaz products. From December 17th through December 31st, Topaz is offering 35% off of the ENTIRE Topaz store. Click here Topaz and use coupon code 'TOPAZ2015


Monday, December 21, 2015

Topaz Sale !! Get these awesome plugins for 35% off

Most of you know that I just love, love, love the Topaz products! Tom and I use the Topaz plugins on the majority of our photographs. We use Clarity and Adjust regularly, and Glow and Impression selectively. Topaz also has the new awesome Texture plugin, if you have not tried this then you must check it out. You can purchase the entire Topaz suite, or just one particular plugin, or upgrade from one or more plugins to the suite for a discounted price.

I hope you are enjoying the holiday season! Topaz wants to spread a little cheer with a sale on ALL Topaz products. From December 17th through December 31st, Topaz is offering 35% off of the ENTIRE Topaz store. Click here Topaz and use coupon code 'TOPAZ2015


Tuesday, December 15, 2015