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CREATE FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHS FROM HISTORIC PLACES & RUSTY THINGS
Lisa will discuss the love for RUST and her approach to and experience with photographing historic and abandoned buildings, urban decay, etc. She will show techniques for wide angle and close-up photography including the use of HDR (high dynamic range), EDR (extended dynamic range), HDR-panoramas, and light painting in this program. Equipment and techniques used to bring out the beauty and drama of these subjects will also be discussed as we show our fascination with RUST. She aims to inspire you: inspire you to visit new "old" places and to get to know them well enough to tell their story, inspire you to capture high dynamic range images and to light paint and inspire you to create art from decay. Lisa sees the Beauty in Decay and Abandonment. Old, Historic, Grand, Dramatic, Unique -- these characteristics draw us to explore and capture the essence of these rusty, dusty subjects and locations. Urban exploration (UrbEx) is the art of finding and exploring abandoned locations. Not all locations are technically "urban" or even "abandoned". The term abandoned is used VERY loosely. It is not "being abandoned" that attracts us to a place, it is the history, beauty, decay, charm, and architectural details (which contrast so drastically with today’s vanilla architecture). Another definition of UrbEx is the investigation of seldom seen man-made structures, a definition more consistent with our quest, since our subjects may be FAR from abandoned (like the architectural grandeur of bustling Grand Central Terminal or the surprising drama of the [empty] neo-Gothic Eastern State Penitentiary), but these sites count as "unseen" because few people actually stop to appreciate beautiful prison architecture or the jaw-dropping details of Grand Central, a place that they might even rush through twice a day. Bio: Lisa Cuchara is very passionate about photography and enjoys both being behind the lens and in the digital darkroom. Lisa and her husband Tom are known for their expertise in Photography and in Photoshop, and for their inspirational and informative photo tours, classes, and workshops. Lisa has created numerous award winning photographic images and enjoy 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, 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”. Attendees (4)

Unique Photo

123 U.S. 46 · Fairfield , NJ

$20.00
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The North NJ Photography Club is your place to meet other 'Togs, learn and share tips & techniques and plan photo travel adventures. This group will be meeting monthly in Morristown at the very cool Art Space, along with other activities. Guest speakers, friendly critique nights, special events and more. All levels of photographers are welcome to this learning, sharing and social Meet Up group.

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