Thursday, February 14, 2019

Coastal Camera Club Program on Working the Subject Wednesday Night, March 6th at 7PM

Hi Lisa.  Would you please post this announcement (of your lecture!) on the NECCC website for us?  We are sponsoring your program on Working the Subject presented by yourself at our next meeting which will be the evening of Wednesday March 6th at 7pm in the café at the Madison Senior Center in Madison, Connecticut.  It is a free event and is open to the public. 

Coastal Camera Club to Sponsor Lisa Cuchara 

Program on Working the Subject 

Wednesday Night, March 6th at 7PM at the Madison Senior Center

The Coastal Camera Club is hosting guest speaker Lisa Cuchara at the club’s regular meeting on Wednesday night, March 6th at 7pm in the Madison Senior Center.  The title of the program is “Working the Subject”.  This event is free and open to the public.  

In the quest to create better stronger images, some people take a few photographs and go onto the next subject while some people take the spray and pray approach and take lots of photographs and yet others will “work the subject” realizing that something in the scene called to them and they have to find and reveal that essence. This last approach is typically the most successful approach. Shooting with purpose and intent will allow you to slow down and think about how to make each photo better than the one before. You see something interesting and take a photo, a first impression which you then get to know better by exploring with different angles/perspective or different focal lengths or different camera settings. You work the scene because you know that there is a good photo to be created. Part of working the subject involves “chimping” by viewing the composition and the edges and analyzing the histogram. 

Dr. Cuchara and her husband Tom are well known for their expertise in photography and for their inspirational and informative photo tours, classes and workshops.  They are both very active in many local, national, and international photography organizations. Lisa and Tom have been photographing people professionally for over 15 years and have their own photography studio in Hamden, CT.  

Lisa has created numerous award-winning photographic images and enjoys sharing her vision, passion, and knowledge.  Her photographs have appeared in Adirondack Life, Wild Bird, Birder’s World, in calendars, on the cover of a fictional paperback novel, and in galleries and exhibitions.  Lisa & Tom have published two books with Amherst Media; “Create Fine Art Photographs from Historic Places and Rusty Things” and “The Frog Whisperer”.  Some of her work can be viewed on her website at

The Coastal Camera Club is a group of area residents that share an interest in developing and improving their photography skills.  The club conducts instructional programs and holds exhibits and competitions throughout the year.  Meetings are held on the first and third Wednesday of each month at 7pm in the café at the Madison Senior Center at 29 Bradley Road in Madison.  If you have an interest in photography, check out the club’s website at  or come to a meeting.