Saturday, August 31, 2013

Upcoming Workshops with Lisa and Tom Cuchara

Upcoming Workshops with Lisa and Tom Cuchara

Small classroom workshop 9-10


Exclusive access, we have the place to ourselves before the public arrives

Come to ESP with us during public hours


Exclusive access with good light, we have the place to ourselves


Come join us a Photo Hi-Jinx (photo setup) Workshop. smoke, dancing paint, flowers, still life, glass, etc., etc.].
Bring your camera & tripod, Tom and Lisa will help you create great images!
This is a workshop -- We will help you with your settings, compositions, etc. We will be walking around helping you create great images.

Check out all of our workshops here
and sign up for our group (free)

Cape Cod Snow Fences and Marshes with Betty: One Day Photography Workshop

Cape Cod Snow Fences and Marshes with Betty: One Day Photography Workshop

Join Betty Wiley and Amy Davies for this special one-day photography workshop exploring the beauty of autumn on Cape Cod. Betty has won many photography awards on the local and national level and has her images on the front covers of Cape Cod and Chatham magazine as well as numerous features in many local magazines. See her website here: and her work on Flickr
We will be visiting several beautiful marsh and tidal areas and also be photographing at a great location for sand dunes and snow fences.
Photographic instruction on location and in the classroom is included.
Where: Mid and lower Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Locations will include Yarmouth Port, Dennis and Brewster.  
When: Thursday, September 19 (rain date: Friday, October 20th). We will begin before sunrise and the workshop will conclude in the evening, after the sunset shoot. Note that we will be having dinner after the sunset shoot at a beautiful nearby restaurant overlooking a marsh.
Cost: $160 for the day.
To register, see what our day is going to be like, what to bring and much more information on this wonderful day at the Cape, please go to our website:
6 spots left, maximum of 12 photographers.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Free ebook (for a short time)

How to Photograph Architecture and Real Estate Like a Pro (How to Photograph Anything like a Pro)[Kindle Edition]

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STARTS Friday 30th August 2013 (4pm Australian EST)
Friday 30th August 2013 (12am USA PDT)

ENDS Wednesday 4th September 2013 (4pm Australian EST)
Wednesday 4th September 2013 (1159pm USA PDT)


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Save the Date -- A Day With GEORGE LEPP -- March 29, 2014

A Day With GEORGE LEPP -- March 29, 2014

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Shutter-Buds Hosts a Canon USA-sponsored Event: A Day With GEORGE LEPP

  • Saturday, March 29, 2014
    9:00 AM to 
    1106 New Britain Avenue, West HartfordCT (map)

    Sponsored by Canon USA, the Canon Explorers of Light program and hosted byShutter-Buds. Hunt's Photo and Video is also a contributing sponsor.

    We will invite photographers from across CT to MA, to RI, etc. to this event which we are hosting.
    Admission: $9.95 per person
    Shutter-Buds are getting the word first! 
    The amazing, talented and accomplished nationally-known photographer, George Lepp - one of the first chosen for Canon USA's Explorers of Light program - will conduct 3-hour sessions in the morning and afternoon. This is an excellent opportunity and should be a remarkable event.
    You may view his outstanding photography at:
    From Mr. Lepp's website:
    "George D. Lepp is one of North America's best-known contemporary outdoor and nature photographers. His passions for natural beauty, technical precision, cutting-edge technology, and environmental responsibility are revealed in his beautiful and compelling photographic images. He is also widely recognized for his unique dedication to sharing his photographic and biological knowledge with other photographers through his seminars and writing. In both realms, George Lepp is a leader in the rapidly advancing field of digital imaging.
    Lepp's images have appeared in some of the world's most widely viewed venues and on the covers of many books and magazines, including Natural History, Car and Driver, PC Photo, and Outdoor Photographer; at prestigious galleries and museums throughout the United States; and at the corporate headquarters of Canon USA, Eastman Kodak, and Epson America. He was chosen by Canon USA as one of the first members of its Explorers of Light program, which features the industry's most influential photographers. He is known for his sweeping panoramic images that capture the magnificence of locations in Africa, Antarctica, the Netherlands, and North America. His stock and assignment photography is represented by Getty, Corbis, AgStock, and Photo Researchers.
    Lepp is regularly read in popular photographic magazines; he is the field editor of Digital Photo and Outdoor Photographer, where he has a monthly column. He is the author of many books, including Golden Poppies of California and Beyond the Basics (I and II): Innovative Techniques for outdoor and Nature Photography, as well as hundreds of articles on photography. He has taught at Photoshop World, Santa Fe Workshops, Palm Beach Workshops, and founded the Lepp Institute of Digital Imaging, now known as Light Photographic Workshops. Lepp is a founding board member and fellow of the North American Nature Photographers Association and winner of many awards for his work, including Photo Media's Photography Person of the Year and the prestigious Progress Award, the highest given by the Photographic Society of America. He holds a Bachelor's Degree and an Honorary Master's Degree from the Brooks Institute of Photography."

    Get tickets here

Thursday, August 29, 2013



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