Friday, February 28, 2014

Lightroom Workshop (Library and Develop Modules)

  • Lightroom Workshop (Library and Develop Modules)

    Monday, March 3, 2014

    6:00 PM to 
Whitney Center. 200 Leeder Hill Drive, Hamden, CT
You can use Lightroom for full and effective editing abilities. Lightroom is easy, simple and fast. In literally seconds you can tweak a RAW image to improve its impact. Lightroom is really several programs all wrapped into one, so we will be concentration on the Library and Develop modules, otherwise this would be a three day workshop, not a three hour workshop. This workshop will get you up and going in Lightroom. 
Purchased Lightroom and not using it? Don't want to subscribe to the cloud? Come and see just how easy Lightroom is to use. 
Bring your laptop or just come and follow along. 
Workshop price $20 (free for New Haven Camera Club members, we have the membership list). 
We will be using Lightroom 5 (but most features are the same from LR4).
Please note that there is a rather large difference between Lightroom 3 and 4/5, and we will be teaching Lightroom 4 & 5. You can upgrade from Lightroom 3 to Lightroom 5 by either purchasing the upgrade or download a free 30-day trial on the Adobe website. 
We will show you how to use the Libary module, and how easy it is to make your images POP by "Developing" your "digital negatives" using the Develop Module. Learn how to make virtual copies of your phototograph to make different edits on different versions (for example, you can easily create a black and white or sepia version of your photograph). 
Lightroom is very easy to use. What gets people is the change in the way Lightroom handles files. You need to create a catalog and you need to use the easy but rather obtuse "import" and "export" features to get your photographs into and out of Lightroom. 
No refunds but ice or heavy snow will dictate that the workshop is rescheduled. 

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Photo Tour (HDR with Tripods) at the Historic Lansdowne Theater

Photo Tour (HDR with Tripods) at the Historic Lansdowne Theater

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  • Saturday, April 5, 2014

    10:00 AM to 
  • 31 N Lansdowne Ave Lansdowne, PA 19050

Thursday, February 27, 2014

"The Glory of Massachusetts" will open at the South Shore Science Center on March 7

"The Glory of Massachusetts" will open at the South Shore Science Center on March 7

I am proud to announce that my portfolio "The Glory of Massachusetts" will be on display in the Vine Hall Art Gallery at the South Shore Science Center in Norwell, MA.   The opening reception will be Friday, March 7, from 6-8PM.   The exhibit will run until the end of March.

The portfolio will feature thirty outstanding images that portray Massachusetts from Cape Cod to the Berkshires.   The exhibit will include some of my classic photographs as well as newly released works.  In addition, the presentation will include the stories behind the images and their subjects.

This popular portfolio is now in its third venue.   If you did not view "The Glory of Massachusetts" in Lakeville or Bridgewater, I hope that you will consider joining me for a fantastic evening!

Greg Lessard 

Four Canon lenses for sale

Four Canon lenses for sale
Susan Naumann asked me to post her Canon lenses for sale. All in good condition with lens cap and rear element covers. Please contact me at to purchase

1. Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 Compact Macro Lens $150

A 50mm macro lens for general-purpose standard focal length shooting and close-up 1:2 half life size macro photography.
This EF 50mm f/2.5 Compact Macro Lens from Canon is a lightweight and compact 50mm macro lens for general-purpose standard focal length shooting and for close-up 1:2 half life size macro photography. A floating optical system enables sharp delineation at all focusing distances. With a large f/2.5 maximum aperture, the lens is effective in low light and provides shallow depth offield and its truly circular 6-blade diaphragm offers beautiful background blur. An optional Life Size Converter EF enables focusing to a true macro 1:1 reproduction ratio.

Floating Optical System for sharp imaging.
Metal Filter Thread
Compatible Life Size Converter EF enables focusing to a true macro 1:1 reproduction ratio.
Focal Length 50mm
Aperture Maximum: f/2.5
Minimum: f/32.0
Camera Mount Type Canon EF
Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
Canon (APS-C)
Angle of View 46°
Minimum Focus Distance 9.06" (23.01 cm)
Magnification 0.5x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:2
Elements/Groups 9/8
Diaphragm Blades 6
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar No
Filter Thread 52 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.7 x 2.5" (6.86 x 6.35 cm)
Weight 9.88 oz (280 g)

2. Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 Image Stabilized USM SLR Lens for EOS Digital SLR's $300

Focal length is 17-85mm, aperture is 1:4-5.6 and filter size is 67mm
Lens construction is 17 elements in 12 groups
Diagonal angle of view is ° 78° 30 ft. - 18° 25 ft.
Ring USM zoom system
Closest focusing distance is 1.15 feet
17-85mm standard zoom lens with f/4-5.6 maximum aperture for EOS digital SLR cameras
Image Stabilization system reduces camera shake to extend use in low-light levels
Aspheric element and 2 aspherical surfaces deliver excellent optical quality
Ring-type ultra-sonic monitor (USM) for superior autofocusing; 1.15-feet close focusing

Measures 3.1 inches in diameter and 3.6 inches long; weighs 16.8 ounces

EF-S lens mount --> will not work on most fill frame Canon cameras, works on Rebel, 20D-60D, Works on 7D but not 6D. Will this work with your camera??

3. Canon EF 80-200mm f4.5-5.6 II Zoom Len $75

The Canon 80-200mm lens can be used with all Canon EOS SLR cameras. Its second lens gives it expanded photographic capabilities while the built-in USM gives it high-speed, but silent, zooming capabilities, making this lens perfect for taking wildlife pictures. This lens can be used for a wide variety of photographs, including portrait and action shots.

Telephoto zoom lens only 3.1 in. (78.5mm) long and weighing only 8.8 oz. (250g), making it very easy to carry around. The five zoom lens groups have been improved to obtain higher image quality.
The ultimate compact telephoto zoom lens in the EF system, and a great choice for travel and other applications where portability is a priority. It’s especially well-suited for compact SLR bodies such as the EOS Rebel and Elan series, and even compact digital EOS SLRs, with a weight of only 8.8 oz. (250g). Its optical quality is assured by a five-group zooming system.

Isolate the Interesting Part
The eye tends to see the whole rather than the individual parts. It also sees what’s near and not what’s far. By bringing attention to those things missed by the eye, you can create many interesting pictures. It could be the grimace of an athlete, the grill of a classic car, or a girl against a blurred background. Telephoto lenses can also compress images to give dramatic effects. You are limited only by your imagination.

Product Description
An essential second lens for the avid shooter, this Canon Rebel accessory lens brings the telephoto range into stunning, exacting detail. The EF 80-200mm zoom, f/4.5-5.6 lens is ideal for Canon EOS cameras (sold separately). Easy to carry along with your camera, it weighs 8.8 oz. and is 3" long. Imported.

4. Canon EF 35-80mm f/4-5.6 III Lens $50

Compatible with Canon EOS SLR cameras
Belt-drive focus system
35-80mm zoom
Light and compact
Minimum focus of 1.4 feet
Lens Type: Standard Zoom
Minimum focal length: 35 millimeters
Maximum focal length: 80 millimeters
Focus Type: manual-and-auto-focus

Celestron 8” computerized telescope for sale

Celestron 8” computerized telescope for sale

I have a Celestron 8” computerized telescope for sale. It is three years old and NEVER been used. It comes with a tripod and a whole bunch of accessories. The current price for the telescope alone is $2350. I’m looking for the first offer of $1200. If you could distribute this to the New Haven Camera Club membership, I would appreciate it. If anyone wants to contact me by email, my email address is
Peter Guerard, President Charter Oak Photographic Society

Vermont Color Kingdom free ebook

We did it again! Another free eBook, Vermont Color Kingdom, for my awesome and loyal fans!

You can download the book for free here -

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Topaz is running a 50% promotion from 2/13 to 2/28 for Topaz Simplify

Topaz is running a 50% promotion from 2/13 to 2/28 for Topaz Simplify
Use coupon code febsimplify

I love simplify. Sometime I use it at 100%, but other times I use it and mask certain areas in or out, or I lessen grunge, details, etc. with a layer at a reduced opacity.

$19.99 until the 28th.

    Purchase Simplify Use coupon code febsimplify

I own the entire collection, they are my favorite plugins.
Enter the discount use code breaphotos for 15% off (non-sale) Topaz products

Three images sent from Topaz for Simplfy