What we're about

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 photographs with impact. All cameras are welcome. We have people come with mobile photos, dSLRs, mirrorless, point&shoot, film cameras, etc. We 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.

We have published two books with Amherst Media. The first called “Create Fine Art Photographs from Historic Places and Rusty Things” is about our 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. Our second book, one year later, is called “The Frog Whisperer” http://tinyurl.com/lisatom-frogs

Bio

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 and their work has been accepted into various 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. Lisa has also had images accepted into the PPA (Professional Photographers of America) loan collection and this year earned Double Bronze with 4/4 open and 4/4 Artistry Images Meriting. 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.

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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Birds Birds BIRDS -- Come get great bird photos & improve your flight photos!

Needs a location

$299.00

Come to the intimate birds and BIF (birds in flight) photo workshop and you will definitely leave with awesome behavior, displaying, breeding, feeding and flight images.

This is an EASY place for bird and BIF photography. There is very little walking (most of it is paved so 90% of it is wheelchair and walker accessible).

Birds Birds BIRDS -- Come get great bird photos & improve your flight photos! Your flight photography will definitely improve, but you will also witness some amazing bird behaviors as well.

Great Egrets, Snowy Egrets, lack-crowned night herons, yellow-crowned night herons, Tricolored herons, little blue herons, glossy ibis, white ibis, and more -- Breeding, Nesting, Displaying, Feeding, Flying, etc.

This is a great place for knowing for sure that you will leave will great bird images -- and the perfect place to practice and improve your flight photography.

Lisa will demonstrate techniques and settings to get better standing and flying bird photographs. Shutter speed, iso, burst mode, focusing, focus limiter, etc.

Lisa will be helping the participant with settings and best practices to get good bird photographs. Limited to three participants! $299

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://www.tinyurl.com/cuchara-workshop-waiver

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

Bird photography

Needs a location

$149.00

Come photograph the seabirds and practice your bird and flight photography. Limited number of attendees.

I will demonstrate techniques and settings to get better standing and flying bird photographs. Shutter speed, iso, burst mode, focusing, focus limiter, etc.

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://www.tinyurl.com/cuchara-workshop-waiver

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

Create Your Own Workshop

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$149.00

What would YOU like to learn next?
Create Your Own Online or in-person Workshop

Some topics could be: Workflow, Photo Critique, Portfolio REview, Creating a website, Sharing photographs, Instagram, Aperture, Shutter Speed, Manual mode, PS, Layers, ACR, Masking, Importing images into LR, The LR develop module, Reducing Noise, ETTR [expose to the right], photographing waterfalls, photographing flowers, photographing landscapes, photographing black and white, photographing birds, etc. etc.). Tom or I will spend time with you getting your photography skills to the next level. Sessions can be via Zoom, or in the field (travel extra), or at our Studio (if you are vaccinated and boosted).

You can create your own workshop to improve any aspect of photography that you desire. Two hours $199

**** Please note: this is NOT happening every Monday night, this is a Meetup engine artifact, we will arrange a mutually agreeable time ****

Photo Critiques (60-90 minute session): You send us ~10 images to be reviewed. Then we will find a mutually compatible time to meet via Zoom to discuss your work. We will have a conversation -- you get to tell me about where you want to grow and be as an artist, about why you chose these ten images, about how do you approach your photography, etc. Session includes time for the conversation, time for my review of your images, time for your questions, time for feedback about camera settings/composition/focus/or post-processing needs and goals. Please also send the SOOC (straight out of the camera) files too for post-processing suggestions. I will send you a link to send the large vias through, so no worries about sending large files via email, just click and drop your images onto the link. After our live session, you will receive the recorded session for you to keep.

Practice Bird photography

Needs a location

$149.00

Come photograph the seabirds and practice your bird and flight photography. Tom will be helping each participant with settings and best practices to get good bird photographs. Limited to four participants so everyone can learn and improve.

Tom will demonstrate techniques and settings to get better standing and flying bird photographs. Shutter speed, iso, burst mode, focusing, focus limiter, etc.

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://www.tinyurl.com/cuchara-workshop-waiver

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

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