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They have published two books with Amherst Media. The first called “Create Fine Art Photographs from Historic Places and Rusty Things” is about their HDR and light painted images; it can be ordered from Amazon http://tinyurl.com/lisatom-urbex and is also available at brick and mortar bookstores like Barnes and Noble. Their second, one year later, is called “The Frog Whisperer” http://tinyurl.com/lisatom-frogs

We started this group in order to provide photography instruction and workshops dedicated to improving both your SOOC (straight out of the camera) images and your post-processing. We are very active in the photographic community and enjoy helping others find the joy and satisfaction in taking and making

Lisa Cuchara, PhD, Cr.Photog.*, HonNEC, and Tom Cuchara, MNEC, are passionate about photography, both behind the lens and in the digital darkroom. They have diverse creative interests ranging from Nature, Macro and Night photography to Urban exploration, people, and creative editing. From birds and flowers to babies and HDR, they appreciate the world around them and embrace the challenge of interpreting what their eyes see and their hearts feel via their photography.

Tom and Lisa are both very active in many local and national photography organizations. They have had many successful gallery exhibitions, their work has been accepted into many juried exhibitions. Their photographs have appeared in Adirondack Life, Wild Bird, Birder’s World, in calendars and on calendar covers, and on the cover of a paperback novel. Amherst Media recently asked Lisa and Tom to write a photography book about their HDR and light painted images. The book “Fine Art Photography for Everybody: Create Still Life Images from Urban Places and Things” which can be pre-ordered here: http://amzn.to/2n32ZIH . Their images have won awards at the local, state, national, and international levels. They have been photographing weddings, babies, parties, portraits, etc. professionally for over 15 years and have their own Photography Studio in Hamden CT. Their portrait philosophy is based on “We do not remember days, we remember Moments”.

They teach photography a variety of image capture and post-processing workshops and seminars, in the classroom and in the field. They have presented a variety of instructional programs and workshops (Photoshop, Digital Workflow, HDR, RAW processing, Macro photography, Travel photography, plus fun and interesting travelogue slideshows) at NECCC, PPA, PSA, plus many other camera clubs and other organizations. Check out their photo and editing classes, their photo tours and workshops, and view their photographs at www.photographybylisaandtom.com (http://www.photographybylisaandtom.com/). They are excited to have an opportunity to inspire you with their "Creativity is contagious, pass it on" philosophy and their “Don’t shoot what it looks like, shoot what it feels like” approach.

Please note that all of our workshops require that participants sign a liability waiver. Download it; then print, read, and sign it and bring it with you -- Thank you! http://tinyurl.com/cuchara-waiver16 Please note that some locations will have you sign their liability waiver at the site as well.

Please note that this and all classes/workshops have no refunds. By signing up for our classes/tours/workshops, you agree to our terms and conditions, see http://www.lisaandtomphotography.com/p/workshops.html

*The Cr.Photog. is the Photographic Craftsman degree from PPA (the Professional Photographers of America), one of the highest recognitions for speaking, writing, or mentoring on photography. The Cr.Photog. positions the photographer as an authority in the industry and is awarded in recognition of service to the profession as an orator, author, or mentor.

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Go over the Olympus EM1 Mark II menu

BREA Photos


This class is for you if you have purchased an Olympus EM1 Mark II or are thinking of purchasing one... We will cover: • customizing your menu for easy access • easy access to your shadows and highlights and your level • changing your focus point easily to get sharper images and enhance your composition • changing ISO on the fly • changing white balance on the fly • shooting bracketed images for HDR • assigning the C1, C2, C3 modes for easy access • setting up the camera to shoot on card one and then when card one is full to switch over to card 2 • shooting modes single, high sequential, low sequential, silent, • setting up black and white capture (RAW+JPG) for composing better monochrome images • back button focusing, optional (Tom) • We might have time Focus Stacking, optional • We might have time for pro-capture • FYI, We will not get to live bulb, live time or live composite

NECCC photo conference July 12, 13, 14 2019

UMass Amherst

Save the DATE July 12, 13,[masked] The New England Camera Club Council (NECCC) http://www.neccc.org is holding its 74rd annual photography conference. This is an awesome three-day event with lots of camaraderie, hands-on photography events, programs, free loaner equipment, and trade shows/vendors with equipment on display and for trial. Shooting opportunities include lots of model shoots, indoors and outdoors, staged indoor photography setups, a special event with skateboarders on Sunday http://www.neccc.org

Bring your camera questions and share your knowledge.
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BREA Photos


Bring your questions about your camera and come and share your knowledge. Open to all levels of photographers, beginners are especially welcome. This night will be dedicated to the camera, capture, ISO, aperture, shutter speed, cable releases, etc. etc. We will be covering HDR, post-processing, etc. on other nights

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