Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Dragonflies with Paul Ritchie.

Ever wanted to know more about Dragonflies? In this short film, Paul Ritchie, a photographer explains the best ways to get photographs of the very fast moving and elusive animals. https://vimeo.com/135806639

Sunday, August 23, 2015

PPA Super 1 Day Applying Textures to Photographs

PPA Super 1 Day Applying Textures to Photographs

Super 1 Day Photography Workshops
Super 1 Day Photography Workshops. For two weeks in October, dozens of studios across the country will invite attendees to join daily workshops featuring portrait and wedding photography, posing and lighting, digital retouching and workflow, and sales and marketing strategies. It's a chance you won't want to miss—a full day of photography education brought to you by fellow professional photographers. All photographic classes will be held October 5-19, 2015, so you'll be able to find one that fits your educational needs and your schedule! Register for a $99 Super 1 Day class online by September 29, 2015. After September 29th, registration must be done on-site (space permitting) for $120. FYI, 100% of the payment goes to PPA, not to me :-)

Hamden CTApplying Textures to Photographs
Click here to register.

Course #CT01
Lisa Cuchara
Texture is that extra something, that signature trademark that can really set a photo apart. In this workshop, Lisa Cuchara discusses how to use texture as a great photographic tool to enhance your images.

Watch and learn as Lisa shows you how to apply various textures to your own images and discover the difference they can make! Explore the different moods, feeling and emotions you can elicit from a photo just by using this technique. Discuss the differences in the textures, what blending can do and how your selections can make the picture warmer, softer, more antiquated, grungier – whatever direction you want to take the image!

This workshop is a great experience for intermediate level photographers who want to go delve further into the concept of texture. You'll learn how to collect and use your own textures, how to remove them from part of an image, and how to manipulate color within a texture. Gets hands-on as you take photos to use as textures and walk the process all the way through from beginning to end.

Course Date: Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Course Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Items to Bring: camera, laptop with Adobe Photoshop installed, Wacom tablet (recommended by not required)

Location: 
BREA Studios
2911 Dixwell Ave
Suite 108
Hamden, CT 06514
203-288-8151
Instructor Contact:
breaphotos@comcast.net
203-288-0885
Instructor Website:
http://www.BREAphotos.com

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Applying Textures to Photographs

Applying Textures to Photographs with Lisa Cuchara, PhD, MNEC, HonNEC

Applying Textures to Photographs with Lisa Cuchara, PhD, MNEC, HonNEC

When: 19 Aug 2015 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Location: 2911 Dixwell Ave, Suite #108, Hamden CT 06514

Spaces left: 3

Non Member – $49.00 (USD). This registration is for anyone who is not a member of PPANE.

PPANE Member – $25.00 (USD)


Applying Textures to Photographs

What is a texture? We know texture when we see it, but when we refer to a "Texture" as photographic tool we mean a photograph that is placed on top of another photograph and then "blended" or adjusted to affect how it is portrayed. "Textures" can be just that, photographs of rust, peeling paint, old paper, etc., but they can also be clouds, bokeh, bubbles, water drops, wallpaper, walls, words, old letters, grass, etc. The specific texture that you pick will affect how your photograph underneath looks, but you have additional choices by changing the blending mode for that texture later. Changing the blending modes alters the way that particular texture interacts with the photograph underneath. Join Lisa Cuchara as she shows you how to edit some of your photographs to give them a different feel by applying textures to them. Textures can add a mood or a feel to an image; making the photograph softer, warmer, grungier, older, etc. In this intermediate workshop (assumes knowledge of layers and masks) Lisa will show you how to collect your own textures, how to use textures, how to remove textures from part of an image, how to remove color from a texture and change the color of the texture and how to prevent the texture from affecting of the photograph below while leaving the color. Bring your computer, with Photoshop CS6 or CC installed. Participants should have a working knowledge of basic Photoshop, and of basic layers and masking. Files and notes will be provided.

Friday, July 31, 2015

Lisa earns HonNEC designation

Lisa Cuchara, PhD, MNEC, was recently recognized by the New England Camera Club Council for her superior photographic leadership. Lisa, who teaches Biomedical photography and is the QU photography club advisor, was awarded HonNEC (Honorary Member, New England Camera Club Council). HonNEC is awarded for superior leadership in the operation of our Council and superior photographic leadership in the New England area. For achieving substantial and outstanding recognition in the field of photography through activities for a minimum of ten years through lecturing, judging, writing, and administrative activities in the New England area.

Lisa received the designation of HonNEC “For her outstanding dedication to New England Camera Club Council using her extensive organizational skills and knowledge to serve as its blog master, social media liaison, webmaster and executive board member; for her longstanding continued service in many diverse roles for New Haven Camera Club, Connecticut Association of Photographers and Connecticut Professional Photographers Association; for her tireless efforts to promote the photographic arts; she routinely lectures for New England Camera Club Council and camera clubs in the New England area; she constantly provides formal and informal teaching leading classes in photography concepts in the classroom as well as in field workshops; for her role as a sought after judge providing dynamic and constructive critiques; for her photographic achievements and exemplary exhibition records. With her commitment and vast knowledge of photography, Lisa epitomizes the concept of the dedicated professional.”


This honor is limited to a maximum of two each year. Applicants are evaluated by a three-person honors committee and ratified by a quorum vote of the council. Honors are given out to the most deserving candidates, based on the applicants’ contributions to the New England photographic community. The presentation took place at the 70th Annual NECCC Conference, in the Fine Arts Auditorium on Saturday, July 18, 2015.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

HDR (High Dynamic Range) Workshop with tripods at Grand Central

HDR (High Dynamic Range) Workshop with tripods at Grand Central


Grand Central Terminal 89 East 42nd Street, New York, NY

When: Sat 8/1 (11am to 4


Come and photograph the majestic Grand Central terminal -- capture all of the details in the shadows and highlights with HDR photography! We have special permission to use tripods during this five hour workshop.

We will meet at 10:30 at GCT and then you will be shooting for five hours.

Tom and I will be helping you out with compositions, checking exposures, etc. You will be taking 3-10 exposures in order to capture all of the details in the shadows and highlights.

Come and photograph the majestic Grand Central terminal -- capture all of the details in the shadows and highlights with HDR photography! We have special permission to use tripods during this five hour workshop.

Tom and I will be helping you with compositions, checking exposures, etc. You will be taking 3-10 exposures in order to capture all of the details in the shadows and highlights. Meet outside the station master's office, there is an area to the left of the SMO. The SMO is the customer waiting area with the glass doors on the upper level of the terminal, at the top and just to the right of the escalators on the west side of the building (near tracks 34/35 and the Transit Museum store).

We will also be offering a separate optional post-workshop workshop to demonstrate Photomatix, the most popular HDR processing software. http://www.meetup.com/Image-Enhancement/
















































    Click! 2015 Photography Conference

    Haven't registered for the Click! 2015 Photography Conference yet? What are you waiting for?! The first 100 people to register will be entered into a drawing for a Sigma lens worth $550.

    Click! 2015 will be held on Saturday, November 14th from 9:00AM-4:30PM at the Hyannis Resort & Conference Center.

    There's something for everyone-from beginners to pros.  Rick Sammon will present the keynote address.  


    Tom and I are presenting two programs at Click too!


    See the full schedule here. 
    Register Here.

    hunts Macro Photography Contest

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    "What's Bugging You?"

    Macro Photography Contest

    Submissions Close August 15th

    Starting July 15th, enter your best macro photograph of an insect (or arachnid) into our latest photo contest “What’s Bugging You?”!
    Our photo contest winners are broken up into two categories: Voter’s Choice and Judges Choice.

    Win a $200 gift card to Hunt's Photo!

    More info

    Wednesday, July 29, 2015

    for sale a 7' x 10' painted Hawkins Canvas

    for sale a 7' x 10' painted Hawkins Canvas, used only a few times, wood mounted (with holes for stands), pinks, browns, blues

    We have another painted portrait canvas and two foam "green screens" for sale as well.

    NEW $412 (plus $55 shipping)

    For sale $300 cash 

    pick up in our Studio in Hamden, email me Lisa photographer67@comcast.net

    photos below are not mine, they are from the canvas website