Saturday, November 7, 2015

Canon Explorer of Light Parish Kohanim FREE PROGRAM

Join CTPPA and Tom and Lisa Cuchara photography workshops and Hunts photos and Video 
in welcoming Canon Explorer of Light 
Parish Kohanim

Monday November 16th 7-9 pm, arrive at 6:30 for a 7 pm program

Cromwell Crowne Plaza 100 Berlin Rd, Cromwell, CT 06416

Free, Parish Kohanim is sponsored by the Canon Explorer of Light program and the location is being co-sponsored by CTPPA, Tom & Lisa Cuchara photography workshops and Hunt photo and Video.

Free, register here or here


Parish will take you on a journey, exploring his diverse and striking body of work, composed of his award-winning commercial assignments, stunning painterly-style portraits, landscapes and his fine art imagery.   For Parish,  the heart and soul of his photography is  that of an artist and what inspires and motivates his creative process is the focus of what he will share with you during his presentation.

Embracing the trends of our technological advancements and change, Parish will show you his experimental videos that resulted in new assignments. He also will be discussing the importance of proper composition, unconventional lighting, techniques for creating dynamic visual impact and getting the most naturally posed portraits.  Throughout his presentation, he will point out and share some simple and fresh techniques and tips on how to make your pictures stand out from the crowd.  He will take you behind the scenes of some of his major assignments and discuss his approach and methodology for making any assignment or shot a success.

Parish also shares his philosophy and his passion about the ART of photography.  His presentations are educational, as well as inspirational with a focus on finding the  beauty that surrounds us in our own environment and having the vision to expand one's  personal horizons.  He will give you unparalleled access, revealing his production methods for his most unique and up-coming book “Luminosa” with Cirque du Soleil’s extraordinary performers, which has taken five years to complete.  These one-of-a kind shots are taken at 1/5000 sec., hence the “frozen moments” of their spectacular performances.

Recognized internationally for his superb imagery, imaginative lighting and a truly artistic approach that focuses on the beauty that inspires him.   So whether you shoot portraits, weddings or landscapes, this is a must-see presentation that will help enhance your creativity and vision.

Biography: Parish Kohanim, a very successful commercial photographer for over 30 years opened his own Fine Art Gallery in 2004.  His work is represented in art galleries in the US and France.   A Canon, “Explorer of Light” since l994,  he gives presentations and workshops in the US and abroad.   An X-Rite Coloratti Pro and winner of the “One Show”, a Clio, other numerous awards and he was named “One of the World’s Top 100 Photographers”  three consecutive years by GRAPHIS.  Parish continues to renew his passion and love for photography by expressing the beauty around us in his luminous imagery.


Parish has been a commercial photographer for over 30 years and in 2004 opened his own Fine Art Gallery in Atlanta.   He has been a Canon  "Explorer of Light" since 1994 (one of the original members of this  prestigious group). Parish is also  on an APPLE Advisory Board for the development of Aperture Software.  He has been giving presentations, seminars and workshops for many years throughout the United States and abroad.   Parish is the recipient of dozens of awards over the years for his commercial work on major ad campaigns for many Fortune 500 companies. His ads have appeared in numerous national magazines throughout his career. He was named one of the “World’s Top 100 Photographers” in 2011, 2012 and 2013 by Graphis. Parish’s work has been featured on the cover of Graphis Nudes, Communication Arts, Professional Photographer, Digital Photo Pro several times.  He has also had numerous articles written about his unique images in many other notable publications. He has given presentations and lectures at the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, Photo Expo NY, Brooks Institute, Hallmark Institute, many other photography schools and ASMP and PPA Chapters all over the United States. He is currently working on an elegant and unique coffee-table book on Cirque performers, a collaboration with the most talented aerialists, contortionists and silk artists performing today. Parish’s Fine Art images are exhibited in Miami, West Palm Beach, California, New York City, and Paris and Barbizon, France. Parish has an insatiable desire to explore and expand his artistic horizons and he still remains true to his approach to simplicity and to the visual dialogue that is intuitive and innate.