Friday, May 13, 2016

2 Lil Owls -- Textures, another Retirement sale going on now. Texture Sets - ONLY $8! Sale ends May 16th

2 Lil Owls -- Textures, another Retirement sale going on now. 

Texture Sets - ONLY $8! Sale ends May 16th

2 Lil Owls -- Textures, Templates, Brushes Retirement sale going on now. Retiring Sale!! Texture Sets - ONLY $8! Sale ends May16th on these and then they are being pulled from the server!
Retiring collections

"I have been working on the back end of my website some more this week and I have a few more texture collections I am retiring to make some room! This week you can grab these sets for an incredible price - only $8 per set!! *Ends May 16. Be sure to check out the sale sets below and 2 brand new sets on intro pricing - Drifter and Explorer... they are to die for! "

2 Lil Owls -- Textures, Templates, Brushes

Is the texture set you are drooling over not on saleBuy 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.

Texture sets 40% off!
3 Beautiful sets on sale at 40% off!
Brand new Texture Collections
Introducing 2 BRAND NEW texture sets! These sets add some super beautiful texture goodness to your photos! Both sets are on intro pricing this week!

Monday, May 9, 2016

2016 Berks Photographic Society Annual Photographic Conference

2016 Berks Photographic Society Annual Photographic Conference

The 57th Annual Berks Photographic Society's Photographic Conference will be held June 10, 11, and 12, 2016 at the deFranscesco Building, campus of Kutztown University, Kutztown, Pennsylvania. 

We have an exciting line-up of featured presentations: 

Sculpting with Light [program and how to] presented by Harold Ross

Iphoneography presented by Richard Lewis

Photographing Abandoned Buildings presented by Richard Lewis

Composition: Basics to Advanced Concepts presented by R. Andrew Hoff,

Cuba:A Moment In Time presented by Frank Smith,

Explaining Camera Functions presented by Marty Malgieri

Flash for Capturing Nocturnal Wildlife Using Triggers and Remotes presented by Joe and Mary Ann McDonald

Panoramic Photo Frenzie presented by Kathy Peoples

Getting Started with Food Photography presented by Brian Evans,

Saturday evening Showcase speakers: Joe and Mary Ann McDonald presenting The Tale of Seven Tails: Our Quest to Photograph the Seven Big Cats of the World
Plus amazing door prizes from our sponsors, including Wacom, Photodex, and Red River Paper, photo contests, hands on sessions, table top displays and more!
For complete information and registration go to:

We hope to see you in Kutztown Pennsylvania this June.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Topaz Plugins on sale!

Topaz Plugins on sale!
Have you been waiting for a great time to buy the Topaz Photography Collection? Well, it's here! Spring into action today and get all 17 Topaz products at one of the lowest prices of the year!
Just enter the code SPRINGSUMMER2016 to purchase the full Collection for only $299.99 until 5/22/16 (originally $500).
Do you already own some Topaz products? If so, we think you'll be very happy with your unique upgrade price for the Collection. (Just make sure to log into your account to see your special price.) 

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