Wednesday, May 17, 2017

new book: order now Create Fine Art Photographs from Historic Places and Rusty Things

"Create Fine Art Photographs from Historic Places and Rusty Things" Order it here: http://tinyurl.com/lisatom-urbex


Tom and Lisa Cuchara have a book coming out. The book is done and is way ahead of the publication schedule, but need a few more pre-orders for the publisher will go to print. If you were thinking of ordering the book or have it in your cart or wish list please go ahead and order it: http://tinyurl.com/lisatom-urbex


"Create Fine Art Photographs from Historic Places and Rusty Things" is for people who enjoy urban exploration, historic subjects, old cars, rust, detailed scenes, still life images, light painting, etc.


“Tom and Lisa have found a way to take run down decaying subjects and turn them into an amazing art form.” —Mike Moats, Pro Macro Photographer

“Lisa and Tom Cuchara, through their keen vision, show us a world that has been forgotten, and they do it in a detailed, colorful, and beautiful way.” —Harold Ross

“Lisa and Tom celebrate the graceful degradation of things; both common and uncommon, and all beautifully captured.” —Thom Rouse, M. Photog. MEI, CR, CPP, F-ASP

“Whether you’re a serious amateur or novice, this book will help ignite your passion for photography, in general, and challenge you to interpret what your eyes and heart see using your camera.” —Charles Needle, Author of Tiny Worlds (Amherst Media)


This book will inspire you to visit new “old” places and to get to know them well enough to tell their story. Order it here http://amzn.to/2n32ZIH

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Lisa and Tom Cuchara see the beauty in decay and abandonment. In this book, they take you on a guided journey of historic, grand, dramatic, and unique locations and provide tips to help you capture creative fine-art photographs of rusty, dusty subjects and locations. In this book, you’ll find a plethora of urban exploration images and discover the processes used to create each one. You’ll learn how to capture HDR images, create long-exposure photos, and paint with light. You’ll also learn how to approach challenging locations, deal with high contrast scenes, create stitched HDR panoramics, and produce light and shadow effects. The authors share the gear that was used, the camera settings, the story behind the scene, and how they pre-visualized their images and looked for light (or created it) in each location. This book will inspire you to visit new “old” places and to get to know them well enough to tell their story. (Lisa and Tom Cuchara)

“Tom and Lisa’s photographic fine art is incredibly unique, and each piece has its own wow factor. Even to a trained photographer’s eye, many of their pieces do not even look like photographs; they appear to be surreal and even fantasy-like. Their art will draw you in and encourage you to draw your own conclusion or story. They have created their very own style using state-of-the-art techniques and are always willing to share their secrets with other photographers. If you get the chance to take one of their classes, I highly recommend it. They are wonderful teachers and mentors.” ——Patty Swanson, Certified Professional Photographer (CPP)

“Tom and Lisa are true artists who see the beauty in these places and things left behind. They are so generous and share their passion, knowledge, and knack for seeing this beauty with you in their workshops. They truly have made me a better photographer, and I can’t wait for our next adventure together. Who knows what is waiting for us in the next rusty and dusty location? You should definitely come along....”
—Raquel Gonzalez, Photographer, Workshop Attendee, AVP Financial Center Manager at Bank of America

Lisa and Tom have a superb knack for finding incredibly fascinating places to photograph. They are encouraging, patient and terribly creative people whose energy and passion make you never want to put your camera down." Jennifer Dooley, Workshop Participant, Avid Photographer for 20 years 

Tom and Lisa are both creative and talented photographers who look to push the edge in their photography. As excellent, patient and devoted teachers, they use their beautiful images to help inspire others to open up their own path to making more visually interesting compositions and designs. They excel at finding beautiful color palettes and  utilizing good post processing techniques. The textures and details of their rusty explorations are a visual delight for photographers and non photographers alike. This book is both informative and inspirational, a valuable addition to your photo library. Bobbi Lane, Bobbi Lane Photography, www.bobbilane.com

Friday, May 12, 2017

August 21, 2017 “Landscape Fine Art with Ruth Clegg”

August 21, 2017 “Landscape Fine Art with Ruth Clegg”

Get down & dirty tricks to transform your landscapes to fine art!

Use color, design, texture and beautiful countryside to weave into dynamic imagery.

Work with the environment, your creativity and camera to make beautiful images.

Further enhance your work with knowledge of Lightroom, Photoshop and Painter.

Complete the process with a good understanding of presentation, marketing and sales of your fine art.

REGISTER HERE http://members.ppane.com/event-2468808 & GET MORE INFO  http://members.ppane.com/resources/EVENTS/Workshops-2017/Cleg_Ruth-WS.pdf

You do NOT need to be a PPA Member to attend


2016-17 season of the NECCC Electronic Interclub competition winners

The highest scoring clubs for the 2016-17 season of the NECCC Electronic Interclub competitions were announced in the Spring report, the third and last competition of the season.

And now, the winning images in each of the four classes have also been chosen.  The judge used for this daunting task was John Davis, HonPSA, MPSA.  He is from Orchard, Washington and is a past president of the Photographic Society of America.  His current title is President Emeritus and Goodwill Ambassador for PSA.  He also coordinates the PSA Portfolio Assessments.  In making his choices, John wanted to pass along comments that every image was worthy of the “best of the best” designation.  He thanked both Bill and myself for letting HIM see such wonderful images.

The high scoring clubs were:
Pictorial A            Greater Lynn Photographic Association AND Photo Society of Rhode Island
Pictorial B            Cape Cod Art Association
Nature A              Gateway Camera Club
Nature B              Housatonic Camera Club

Winning Images (see them here):
Pictorial A            “An Uneasy Feeling” by Stephen Rostler of Gateway Camera Club
Pictorial B            “Tulip” by Phyllis Meinke of Lakes Region Camera Club
Nature A              “Sandhill Family Dinner” by Peter Curcis of Greater Lynn Photographic Assoc.
Nature B              “Hummingbird” by Michael Lynn, Jr. of Whaling City Camera Club

Congratulations to the clubs and individual winners.  If winning image members are in attendance at the upcoming NECCC Conference, please advise them to attend the awards ceremony on Sunday morning to receive their much deserved award and congratulations.  Likewise, any club representative in attendance should also attend the awards ceremony in order to also accept the award and well deserved congratulations.


2016 - 2017 Electronic Interclub Competition
Nature Class A First Place Winner - "Sandhill Family Dinner" by Peter Curcis, 
Greater Lynn Photographic Association

2016 - 2017 Electronic Interclub Competition
Nature Class B First Place Winner - "Hummingbird" by Michael Lynn, Jr. 
Whaling City Camera Club

2016 - 2017 Electronic Interclub Competition
Pictorial Class A First Place Winner - "An Uneasy Feeling" by Stephen Rostler, 
Gateway Camera Club


2016 - 2017 Electronic Interclub Competition
Pictorial Class B First Place Winner - "Tulip" by Phyllis Meinke, 
Lakes Region Camera Club

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Pixels in Your Pocket: Creative iPhoneography with Charles Needle

Pixels in Your Pocket: Creative iPhoneography with Charles Needle

Learn how to craft creative, expressive images using nothing more than your iPhone!
Join Charles Needle in this fun, educational, 8 hour hands-on workshop in a beautiful private studio in Plymouth, MA. 
Charles will cover some of the technical aspects of smartphone photography — including equipment, accessories, workflow, and printing considerations.
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 Plymouth, MA 8:30am to 5:30pm


For more information, registration and details check out the link here at Photography Events by Amy

~Amy Davies

The Westport Art Group in Massachusetts is launching a juried photography exhibition in our new gallery.

The Westport Art Group in Massachusetts is launching a juried photography exhibition in our new gallery. The theme is "TREASURE" your own interpretation.

DEADLINE FOR ENTRY IS MAY 19. Exhibition June 16 to July 2nd.
Enter through www.callforentry.org enter "TREASURE" in the contest field.

Award for the best in show photographers will be a two person show in the Manton Room of the Westport Free Public Library, November 2017. We look forward to entries from all New England states. www.westportartgroup.com for information.



Linda Rogers www.lindarogersartist.com 508-636-7129

TYLER STABLEFORD - Capturing the Dramatic Moment: A Creative Immersion with Canon Explorer of Light”

THIS SATURDAY! TYLER STABLEFORD - Capturing the Dramatic Moment:
A Creative Immersion with Canon Explorer of Light”

HOST: The Shutter-Buds Photography Group Please consider joining us!
WHEN: Saturday, May 13. 9:00 am – 4:00 pm (doors open at 8:00 am)
WHERE: Trinity-on-Main Cultural Center, 69 Main Street, New Britain, CT
ADMISSION: $12 for online tickets (www.shutter-buds.com) and $15 at the door.

CT Valley Camera Club (CVCC) will feature a presentation by Sean Elliot

Connecticut Valley Camera Club Meeting
Monday, June 5, 2017 at 7:00pm

The June 5th meeting of the CT Valley Camera Club (CVCC) will feature a presentation by Sean Elliot, Director of Photography at The Day in New London, CT.
The meeting will be held at 7:00pm at the Old Lyme Senior Center, 26 Town Woods Rd., Old Lyme, CT.  Club Website:  http://ctvalleycameraclub.smugmug.com/





Monday, May 8, 2017

July 24, 2017 “The Santa Experience with Charleen Larkin”

July 24, 2017 “The Santa Experience with Charleen Larkin”

You do NOT need to be a PPA Member to attend

Santa's Workshop has a whole new meaning!

You're Invited to Christmas in July!

Let Charleen Larkin show you how to bring a one of a kind "Santa Experience" to your clients and their children.

Register today get on her nice list and get the inside scoop on:

Marketing the Experience.

Adding tiny details that really create the magic.

Learn how to set the scene.

Find out why natural lighting and free style flow posing make it real.

Watch Charleen reach in her bag of tricks to show you additive lighting and brush stokes to enhance your images.

Finish it all off with heirloom products & sales items guaranteed to make you merry.

REGISTER HERE http://members.ppane.com/event-2468788 & GET MORE INFO
http://members.ppane.com/resources/EVENTS/Workshops-2017/Larkin_Charleen-WS.pdf 


Saturday, May 6, 2017

July 7, 2017 “Bold Business Strategies with Trish Logan”

July 7, 2017 “Bold Business Strategies with Trish Logan”

If you think Business isn't FUN... You haven't met Trish!

Business doesn't have to be boring: in fact if it's not fun, why do it?

Learn the FUNdemental business strategies needed to set you apart from your competition from Photographer, National Speaker, Author & Business Coach, Trish Logan. Join her for a full day hands on social media, marketing and branding workshop and give your photography business a jump!

Whether you have been in business forever or are just starting out, you'll walk away at the end of the day with BOLD new ideas to market your business.

Grab your laptop and let's update your Facebook & instagram together. Learn why branding is so important and understand the differences between marketing and just tossing things up on the internet.

Marketing is an important part of business, why not enjoy it!

REGISTER HERE http://members.ppane.com/event-2469442 
GET MORE INFORMATION http://members.ppane.com/resources/EVENTS/Workshops-2017/Logan_Trish-WS.pdf


Wednesday, May 3, 2017

May 21,2017 Millennials, Marriage & Marketing with Patricia Takacs”

May 21,2017 Millennials, Marriage & Marketing with Patricia Takacs”

How to generate the attention of the next generation.

If you love wedding photography and wonder what it takes to get ahead of the competition, this is the perfect workshop for you!

To get hired; you have to get them to notice YOU!

Join Patti for a full day of marketing to the modern bride:

Topics include:

Blogging for success, what modern day brides want to see on a website when searching for a photographer.

Learn the importance of portfolio curation and the face you show the world be it instagram, Facebook or other platforms

Understand why finding your ideal client is not only important to you; but how it will allow you to deliver the ultimate experience for your couple.

Round your day off by taking your marketing and portfolio to a new level to REALLY stand out.

Discover why stylized shoots can build your vendor network and ultimately bring you the ideal higher end clients and incredible locations you dream about.

REGISTER HERE http://members.ppane.com/event-2469361 & GET MORE INFORMATION  http://members.ppane.com/resources/EVENTS/Workshops-2017/Takacs_Particia-WS.pdf

you do NOT need to be a PPA member to attend