Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Join CTPPA Lisa Cuchara at her TWO PPA Super 1 Day workshops.

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Join CTPPA Lisa Cuchara at her TWO PPA Super 1 Day workshops.

Register online http://www.ppa.com/edu/content.cfm?ItemNumber=5589 or Call PPA at 1-800-786-6277

Merits for PPA members, but you do not have to be a PPA member to attend. Hurry and sign up today and you'll save $21 off the full, on-site registration price!

Multiplicity: A FUN Way to Learn How to Use (and Master) Layers and Masks
Course #CT02 Course Date: Monday, October 17, 2016 Course Hours: 10am - 5:30 pm.

If you're ready to take your creativity to a whole new level – and have fun doing it - this is the workshop for you! During this Super 1 Day course, you'll delve into the innovative genre of multiplicity photography and what it can do for your business. Instructor Lisa Cuchara covers everything you need to know including what multiplicity is, when and how to use it and why you want to do it. Discuss what you need for the shoot and walk through each step of taking the photos. Learn how to bring it all together, via Photoshop, layers and masks, as Lisa gives you a step-by-step tutorial on everything you need to know. You'll discover how to create an interesting story with a single shot – and breathe new life into your photo sessions. Break out of the norm and wow clients with the results! Or create a unique "selfie" or just pretend to find your long lost twin and post the photo to Facebook, this will be a FUN workshop!

See some multiplicity examples and more class details here: http://www.meetup.com/photography-by-lisa-and-tom/events/233161366/

Photograph cool trains and master HDR (high dynamic range)
Course #CT0 Course Date: Sunday, October 16, 2016 Course Hours: 10am - 5:30pm

Delve into the world of high dynamic range (HDR) with cool train and bus photography as Lisa and Tom Cuchara share its magic with you! This day combines creative photography and Photoshop post-processing techniques with results that you will love! Take 3-10 exposures, capturing shadows and highlights for interesting images. Tom and Lisa Cuchara will guide you as you explore composition, camera settings, interpreting histograms and checking exposure. Once you've got your images, you'll learn the post-processing techniques and Photoshop tricks that bring the whole story together for an amazing result. This is not your everyday workshop so come prepared to expand your mind, your talent and your business!

See some photos from this location and more class details here: http://www.meetup.com/photography-by-lisa-and-tom/events/233158791/

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

TWO Super 1 Day Photography Workshops

TWO Super 1 Day Photography Workshops offered by Lisa Cuchara

Multiplicity: A FUN Way to Learn How to Use (and Master) Layers and Masks. Hamden CT Course #CT02 Lisa Cuchara

and Trains and HDR (high dynamic range) Hamden CT Click here to register Course #CT01 Lisa Cuchara Tom Cuchara

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 3-17, 2016, so you'll be able to find one that fits your educational needs and your schedule!

Online registration opened August 5, 2016. Each class will be available for the $99 rate through Sept.27, 2016. You can still email and register in person, but the PPA price goes up.

PPA Membership not required to participate.


  • ONLINERegister online between August 5, 2016 and September 27, 2016.
  • BY PHONE:  Call our PPA Customer Service Center at 1-800-786-6277 to register by phone until September 27, 2016.
  • ONSITE:  All registrations after September 27, 2016 must be completed onsite (in-person) for $120. Please contact the instructor prior to attending to ensure there is space available.
Super 1 Day Bonus Pack: All Super 1 Day attendees will receive the bonus pack, featuring offers and discounts from several photographic companies.

Multiplicity: A FUN Way to Learn How to Use (and Master) Layers and Masks. Hamden CT  Click here to register

Course #CT02 Lisa Cuchara
If you're ready to take your creativity to a whole new level – and have fun doing it - this is the workshop for you! During this Super 1 Day course, you'll delve into the innovative genre of multiplicity photography and what it can do for your business.

Instructor Lisa Cuchara covers everything you need to know including what multiplicity is, when and how to use it and why you want to do it. Discuss what you need for the shoot and walk through each step of taking the photos. Learn how to bring it all together, via Photoshop, layers and masks, as Lisa gives you a step-by-step tutorial on everything you need to know. 
You'll discover how to create an interesting story with a single shot – and breathe new life into your photo sessions.   Break out of the norm and wow clients with the results!

Create a unique "selfie" or just pretend to find your long lost twin and post the photo to Facebook, this will be a FUN workshop!
Course Date: October 17, 2016 10am - 5:30 pm
Items to Bring: Bring your camera, tripod, props for the photography portion and your laptop or computer for the Photoshop portion (some people learn best by watching the screen and following along, some people come with a shared laptop, either is OK).  Optional:   change of clothes, cable release. Note: We have done this at a few different venues, one requires a $10 entrance fee, so bring some cash for the venue just in case, and bring some money for lunch too.
If people want to take both workshops 10/16 and 10/17 there is a hotel VERY CLOSE, within walking distance (two easy blocks), to our Studio, Clarion 2260 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT 06518 Phone:(203) 288-3831.
Location: Hamden, CT 6514
Instructor Contact: breaphotos@comcast.net
Instructor Website: www.lisaandtomphotography.com
Trains and HDR (high dynamic range) Hamden CT Click here to register
Course #CT01 Lisa Cuchara  Tom Cuchara
Delve into the world of high dynamic range (HDR) with cool train and bus photography as Lisa and Tom Cuchara share its magic with you! This day combines creative photography and Photoshop post-processing techniques with results that you will love!

Come ready to shoot as you'll take 3-10 exposures, capturing shadows and highlights for interesting images. Tom and Lisa Cuchara will guide you as you explore composition, camera settings, interpreting histograms and checking exposure. Once you've got your images, you'll learn the post-processing techniques and Photoshop tricks that bring the whole story together for an amazing result.

This is not your everyday workshop so come prepared to expand your mind, your talent and your business!

Course Date: Sunday, October 16, 2016 Course Hours: 10am - 5:30pm

Items to Bring: Bring your camera, tripod, cable release, and your laptop or computer for the photoshop portion (some people learn best by watching the screen and following along, some people come with a shared laptop, either is OK).Venue requires a $10 entrance fee, so bring some cash for the venue, and bring some money for lunch too.

If people want to take both workshops 10/16 and 10/17 there is a hotel VERY CLOSE, within walking distance (two easy blocks), to our Studio, Clarion 2260 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT 06518 Phone:(203) 288-3831.

Location: East Haven and Hamden, CT 6514
Instructor Contact: breaphotos@comcast.net
Instructor Website: www.lisaandtomphotography.com
Super 1 Day participants vary in their specialties and locations, but they all seem to agree on one thing: Super 1 Day is one of the best and easiest ways to join your peers for an excellent learning experience!
  • "The hands-on experience was just what I needed. I'm walking away with loads of information!"
  • "This is the best opportunity for peer-to-peer instruction in the industry!"
  • "I feel inspired. I now have a vision for what I want to do and have found someone local who shares my vision!"
  • "The class size is cozy and comfortable—it definitely makes for a great learning environment!"

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

Super 1 Day FAQs

Topaz Texture Effects 2

Topaz Texture Effects 2

Topaz Texture Effects 2 will be on sale from September 27th through October 30th and retails for $69.99. However, it can be purchased for only $59.99 ($10 off) until October 30th by using this coupon code: TFX2.





Topaz Texture Effects 2



Registration open for annual small-group one-day judging workshop (November 5th)

Registration opens for annual small-group one-day judging workshop on November 5th  

A long-running, fully participative small-group one-day workshop, So You Want To Be A Judge (or Better Understand Them) is designed to help current judges polish their skills as well as introduce others who have not yet been in the judge’s seat to the art and experience of judging and critiquing competitions. This 2016 workshop will be held only once in 2016 from 9:00am to 3:30pm on November 5, 2016 at the Cape Cod Art Association in Hyannis, MA. Led by CCAA Master Artist Bob Singer who has been a judge at PSA international salons, NECCC salons, camera clubs, art galleries and magazine competitions for over thirty years, this unique workshop interactively involves you as it refines your judging and critiquing skills, “seeing,” understanding and insights.  Because judging workshop attendees come from across New England, registration for this workshop will close at noon on Friday, October 28th.  Please register early as workshop participation is limited to maximize its value to attendees. Registration fee: $50.
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Monday, September 26, 2016

Calling all artists

Calling all artists: photgoraphers, painters, musicians, etc. Sign up now, PPA needs thousands of signatures, signing up willNOT put you on a random email list, they will not share your inforamtion. Thy  will use it only for this campaign, to ask congress to allow copyright violations to go to skall claims court (currently they are only allowed in Federal court, which means $50,000 min). Please share this with all of your creative friends and colleagues! 
Please sign up to be part of this historic grassroots advocacy effort! Photography Copyright, Copyright for Photographers, Photographic Copyright, Copyright
Together, we can create a positive change for copyright owners across America. By signing up, you will receive news on the latest from Capitol Hill 
and requests for action when it is the best time to contact your congressmen.
American creators are among our nation's greatest economic contributors. The harsh reality of copyright law in America, however, is that our nation's one-size-fits-all system leaves out most visual artists. The system currently works for low-volume, high-value creators – motion picture creators, recording artists, etc., but it is largely ineffective for small creative businesses like professional photographers.
"A small claims process for copyright enforcement would be the single most important copyright improvement for photographers."
Because most common infringements are valued at a few thousand dollars or less, seeking remedies in Federal Court is not a viable option. Consequently, many creators have copyright protection on paper, but no viable option for enforcing those rights.
A small claims option would correct this decade-long inequity in the law, and would extend protection under the law to hundreds of thousands of small-business creators. Visual artists are entitled to an effective means of enforcing their intellectual property rights. The time has come to correct this injustice.

PPA proposed the creation of a copyright small claims tribunal under the United States Copyright Office, and supports many of the conclusions and recommendation of the Copyright Office's 2013 report on that subject. In order to be effective, this process must be simplified, allowing remote and electronic submissions. There are some constitutional issues at stake, creating the need for this process to be voluntary, but we urge lawmakers to build incentives into small claims legislation to encourage defendants to participate in the process. Check PPA's proposal for copyright small claims here.

The Case for Copyright Small Claims

Small Claims Infographic Copyright Defense
PPA has reached a critical point in our effort to advocate for the creation of a copyright small claims process. It has been ten years since PPA CEO, David Trust, introduced Photography Copyright, Copyright for Photographers, Photographic Copyright, Copyrightthis idea during a congressional hearing. And during the past ten years, PPA has spread the word on Capitol Hill of just how important this issue is for professional photographers!

Recently, we've received news that a piece of legislation creating a copyright small claims process will be introduced in the House of Representatives. And we have been working very closely with the drafters of this bill. This is very exciting news and a huge step toward accomplishing our top legislative goal!  But we still have a very long way to go, and we have reached the point where we need your help! We need 100 percent participation from the professional photographic community to get this legislation passed. Every voice counts! At the right times, PPA will call on you to contact your congressmen.
Keep in mind that a bill must go through a lengthy legislative process before becoming law.  If you need a refresher on the legislative process, check out this favorite from Schoolhouse Rock!  There are some key steps that we will need your help with:
  • Soliciting co-sponsors for the bill
  • Asking your representative to vote yes!
  • Asking your senators to vote yes!
Depending on how this process unfolds, there may be an additional step or two where we ask you to speak up. But don't worry – PPA has created a process to make your role as simple as possible. Be sure to sign up for theGrassroots Action Team (step 3) to receive up-to-date news and notifications. Under step 4, we will connect you directly with the right member(s) of Congress to contact at the right time. We will even provide you with talking points and sample language, so that you can quickly send an email or make a phone call. Though this will be quick and easy, you will be helping to make a historic change which will positively affect the livelihood of professional photographers for generations to come!

This is our chance! Don't miss out on this opportunity! Get involved, and spread the word! It is your job to make sure every professional photographer and other small-business creator (graphic designers, authors, illustrators, etc.) you know is aware of this effort! Please urge all of them to get involved!

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Call for Art – Photography Show

Call for Art – Photography Show

The Hyde Park Art Association (HPAA) invites all New England photographers to submit work for the HPAA’s Photography Show, a six week exhibition at the HPAA’s Menino Arts Center in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Boston. The exhibition will celebrate contemporary photography, the theme is open. The juror for The Photography Show will be Erik Gehring, HPAA Photography Instructor, Freelance and Fine Art Photographer, and recently retired President of the Boston Camera Club. Please click on the link here to see the details.
2016 Call for Art – The Photography Show
  • Important Dates: 
    • Submission accepted starting: Friday, August 12, 2016 
    • Entries & Payments Due: Thursday, September 29, 2016, 11:59 pm 
    • Notification of Acceptance: Wednesday, October 5, 2016. 

ABOUT THE JUROR: Erik Gehring is a freelance and fine art photographer who specializes in natural landscapes. He lives in the Roslindale neighborhood of Boston with his wife Julie and sons Carl and William. Although Erik enjoys photographing natural environments all over New England, his favorite destination is Boston’s Arnold Arboretum, and for the last nine years he has published a calendar of images taken in the Arboretum landscape entitled Trees of Boston. Erik recently retired as President of the Boston Camera Club. Erik also teaches classes at the Hyde Park Art Association, the Arboretum, the Eliot School in Jamaica Plain, and the Concord Art Association. His work has appeared in Yankee Magazine, the Boston Globe, the Boston Metro, the Cape Cod Times, Northern Woodlands, E the Environmental Magazine, AMC’s Outdoors, and other publications, and he has shown his fine art prints at galleries throughout Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island. You can visit him online at www.erikgehring.com.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Join CTPPA Lisa Cuchara at her TWO PPA Super 1 Day workshops.

Join CTPPA Lisa Cuchara at her TWO PPA Super 1 Day workshops.

Register online http://www.ppa.com/edu/content.cfm?ItemNumber=5589 or Call PPA at 1-800-786-6277

Merits for PPA members, but you do not have to be a PPA member to attend. Hurry and sign up today and you'll save $21 off the full, on-site registration price!

Multiplicity: A FUN Way to Learn How to Use (and Master) Layers and Masks
Course #CT02 Course Date: Monday, October 17, 2016 Course Hours: 10am - 5:30 pm.

If you're ready to take your creativity to a whole new level – and have fun doing it - this is the workshop for you! During this Super 1 Day course, you'll delve into the innovative genre of multiplicity photography and what it can do for your business. Instructor Lisa Cuchara covers everything you need to know including what multiplicity is, when and how to use it and why you want to do it. Discuss what you need for the shoot and walk through each step of taking the photos. Learn how to bring it all together, via Photoshop, layers and masks, as Lisa gives you a step-by-step tutorial on everything you need to know. You'll discover how to create an interesting story with a single shot – and breathe new life into your photo sessions. Break out of the norm and wow clients with the results! Or create a unique "selfie" or just pretend to find your long lost twin and post the photo to Facebook, this will be a FUN workshop!

See some multiplicity examples and more class details here: http://www.meetup.com/photography-by-lisa-and-tom/events/233161366/

Photograph cool trains and master HDR (high dynamic range)
Course #CT0 Course Date: Sunday, October 16, 2016 Course Hours: 10am - 5:30pm

Delve into the world of high dynamic range (HDR) with cool train and bus photography as Lisa and Tom Cuchara share its magic with you! This day combines creative photography and Photoshop post-processing techniques with results that you will love! Take 3-10 exposures, capturing shadows and highlights for interesting images. Tom and Lisa Cuchara will guide you as you explore composition, camera settings, interpreting histograms and checking exposure. Once you've got your images, you'll learn the post-processing techniques and Photoshop tricks that bring the whole story together for an amazing result. This is not your everyday workshop so come prepared to expand your mind, your talent and your business!

See some photos from this location and more class details here: http://www.meetup.com/photography-by-lisa-and-tom/events/233158791/

Marc Muench Portland all-day seminar Saturday, October 22nd

Marc Muench Portland all-day seminar Saturday, October 22nd

One of America’s top photographers, Marc Muench, is coming to Portland for an all-day seminar on Saturday, October 22nd.  Marc's presentation will educate, enlighten, and motivate. This event is sponsored by the Portland Camera Club and is open to the public.

Saturday, October 22, 2016, from 9AM to 5PM
at the Parker Pavilion on the UNE Portland Campus,
716 Stevens Ave, Portland, Maine


The all-day seminar on Saturday 10/22/16 is for photographers of every level. Marc's teaching is both fun and practical. He will touch on the mechanics of photography, including ways to have fun and be creative with your camera. A veteran landscape photographer, Marc will show how to see the possibilities in a landscape scene. He will discuss how to use your time in the field wisely, and he will teach several different approaches to creating an effective photograph.
Marc's presentation will cover composition and pre-visualization, teaching you how to think about composition using a specific list of simple terms, as well as how to apply those terms to your images and your seeing. You will be amazed at how useful and important it can be to think simply in order to compose, create and craft dramatic landscape images.
The day will also include instruction about image-editing software, Lightroom in particular. At the end of the day, you will have learned much about envisioning and capturing beautiful landscape images in the field, and how to use post-processing software to bring out the best in your digital files.
Marc is an artist who is always learning himself. "I look at other fields like fashion and fine art to derive different ideas and techniques to apply to my landscape photography." That sensibility is evident in his teaching of photography. "Working with passionate amateurs and professionals has expanded my world view. So many wonderfully unique people I have worked with have become an incredible source of inspiration. I never considered that teaching could be so gratifying and inspirational."

~ Ella ~
"Wherever there is light, one can photograph."  ~ Alfred Stieglitz
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Thursday, September 22, 2016

2016 NECCC Conference Female Model Competition

2016 NECCC Conference Female Model Competition
Deadline Monday, September 26, 2016

Prizes:
1st place will receive $100
2nd place will receive $75
3rd place will receive $50
3 HMs each will receive $25

posted here and on the NECCC2016 conference tab on the www.NECCC.org website http://neccc14.neccc.org/2016_conf/2016_Model_competition_image_upload_page.pdf

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Click!2016 photo conference

New Programs Added to Click!2016 photo conference and your reminder to register now

We’ve added new programs to the Click!2016 fall photo conference so, if you’ve already registered, please note these additions to our session programs. You can still make changes to your session selections:

  • Christopher Seufert has added his popular How To Make Money With Your Photography presentation to the morning’s Session 2 at 11:00-11:45am. Christopher’s Drone Photography/Videography program will be now be presented at 3:00-3:45pm in Session 4.

  • Bob Singer has also added Creating Powerful Digital Slide Shows in Session 4 from 3:00-3:45pm. All registrants who sign up in advance online for this session will be entered into a drawing to win the latest version of Photodex ProShow software (there is a version for Windows,  Mac and Unix operating systems). Whether you own a DSLR, mirrorless, point-n-shoot, smart phone or digital video camera, you’ll learn about planning and producing your own great digital shows combining your stills and video clips to share on computers, TV, digital projectors and the internet.
 The Click!2016 fall Photography Conference is approaching fast!  Sponsored by NECCC member Cape Cod Art Association/Photography Center of Cape Cod on Saturday, November 12th at the Hyannis Resort and Conference Center, Click!2016 is your last opportunity this year to gather with your photography friends from other camera clubs across New England. To register now, you’ll find complete details and registration information here: http://capecodartassoc.org/click-2016-photo-conference/ 

Click!2016’s program is packed with tips, techniques and inspiration to help you advance your photography. There’s something for everyone – from beginners to pros – in eighteen sessions by ten top instructors including famed National Geographic photographer Michael Melford, Melanie Chartier, Andy Howard, Jurgen Lobert, Roberta Miller, Andrew Martin, Joe Navas, Jim Pennypacker, Bob Singer, and John Tunney. There’ll be hands-on shooting ops all day, too, with dance models and still life setups…so be sure to bring your camera! Our banquet luncheon is included in your registration; it’s where you’ll enjoy keynote speaker Michael Melford’s presentation “On Assignment with National Geographic.” And you can participate in our Click! 2016 print competition for a chance to win our Grand Prize of a Tamron SP 35mm F/1.8m Di VC USD lens for full frame or cropped sensor; it’s a $599 value and its winner will be announced at the show! There’s a 2nd Place prize of Topaz Impressions, and a 3rd Place Prize of Topaz Texture Effects, too. Click here for entry rules and prizes. Click!2016 vendor  tables by Orleans Camera will be staffed by reps from Tamron, Moab Paper and Manfrotto to demonstrate and discuss what’s new for you. And the first 100 registrants are entered into a drawing for the Topaz Complete Photography Collection – 17 awesome plugins and a $499 value!

For more information about our many program sessions and registration details, click here now: http://capecodartassoc.org/click-2016-photo-conference/