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"Creating CreARTive Images” PRESENTATION WILL BE ON ZOOM ON LINE. Use your imagination to find and create images that are Creative and create CreARTive images. This program will demonstrate lighting and shadows, Blend modes and textures, show you how to notice and photograph "faces" in camera, and create mirrored images, twirled, and step-repeat images in Photoshop. “Photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them” – Elliot Erwin Lisa and Tom enjoy all aspects of photography! Lisa is excited to share what we know with you to inspire you. Creativity is contagious, we yearn to pass it on. As photographers, we all need to know about our equipment, our cameras, our aperture, our post-processing, etc -- and logic will certainly take you from point A to point B, but imagination will take you everywhere. We hope to see you at an upcoming photo op, photo class, photo tour, photo workshop, etc.! https://www.photographybylisaandtom.com BIO Lisa Cuchara, PhD, Master Craftsman (PPA), Master of Photography (M. Photog.) HonNEC is very passionate about photography and enjoys both being behind the lens and in the digital darkroom. She loves to photograph nature but finds many subjects equally intriguing. Lisa and her husband Tom are known for their expertise in Photography and in Photoshop, and for their inspirational and informative photography workshops. Lisa has created numerous award-winning photographic images and enjoys sharing her vision, passion and her knowledge! Her photographs have appeared in Adirondack Life, Wild Bird, Birder’s World, in calendars, on the cover of a fictional paperback novel, in galleries and exhibitions, and been accepted into the PPA loan collection. Lisa & Tom have published two books with Amherst Media “Create Fine Art Photographs from Historic Places and Rusty Things” and “The Frog Whisperer”. Check out Lisa and Tom and their photography classes, photo tours and workshops at www.photographybylisaandtom.com.
Night Photography Presentations by Mike Taylor / Taylor Photography For my night photography presentations, I use slides, graphics and examples of my work to talk about why I love night photography, what got me into it, and how it differs so much from any other kind of photography. I discuss how Astrophotography is different from Landscape Astrophotography, where the Milky Way is in the sky, how it moves through the night and through the seasons, etc. I spend some time talking about the Northern Lights in the same regard – how to track them, how to know when there will be a display, how they look at Maine’s latitude compared to places like Iceland, Norway, etc. I include slides of RAW images next to processed images and explain a little bit about processing night photos. I also usually spend a few minutes talking about time lapse by playing a couple of my short time lapse clips (Milky Way, star trails, Northern Lights) and talk about the logistics and equipment involved in capturing and processing time lapse footage. If there is WiFi available, I bring up a few websites to show folks some of the articles I’ve written for science websites, discuss light pollution, bring up the websites of some other night photographers, etc. Mike Taylor / Taylor Photography Bio Taylor Photography is a freelance imaging studio based in a 19th century farmhouse in central Maine, owned and operated by Mike and Sonia Taylor. Mike has been a landscape and studio photographer for over 20 combined years and counting. He is an artist, a philosopher, a musician, a movie buff, and a self-proclaimed connoisseur of beverages made from malted barley & hops ... we all have our bag of rocks to carry. Sonia has been involved in creative writing, marketing, and public relations in one form or another for over twenty years, working in publishing, advertising, retail and auctions. She enjoys reading, history, antiques, movies, travelling and micro-brewed beer. Taylor Photography's landscape astrophotography and scenic/nature images & articles have been featured on NASA's Astronomy Picture Of The Day, Huffington Post, The Weather Channel, NBC News, Viral Nova, Discovery.com, Mashable.com, Down East magazine, UNILAD, Outdoor Photography Magazine, Yahoo! News, Space.com, Utah.com, Earthsky.org, Spaceweather.com, Solarham.net, and multiple other science websites and social media pages. Mike is also a contributing member of the International Dark-Sky Association and he has been working in conjunction with their organization to help raise public awareness of artificial light pollution and its negative effects on human health, wildlife, safety and energy waste. Nyctophilia (nĭk'tə-fĭl'ē-ə) n. - a love or preference for the night or darkness. Observing and photographing the features of the night sky is an awe-inspiring experience that so few people ever get to enjoy. The atmosphere of the night, the sights and sounds, are so very contrary from normal daytime hours that it is literally a different world - a radical world of diffused light, excessive shadows and noises that you will simply never see or hear when the sun is up. These existential awakenings will spark your inner child to marvel at the world again. There is so much to see, so much to hear, so much to enjoy during the dark hours of each day - the Moon, the stars, the Milky Way, the occasional meteor, and the spectacular Northern Lights displays. "I have always been a 'night owl' - I can remember sneaking out of the back door of my home as a teenager on warm summer nights to go sit somewhere in my neighborhood and wonder about Man's existence while looking up at the stars. Most folks are so busy with day-to-day life that they rarely contemplate the radical idea that we all live on a small rock which is rotating and flying through the cosmos at a speed we can barely fathom." - Mike Taylor