Lisa & Tom Cuchara

Photography Workshop Instructor

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About Lisa & Tom Cuchara

Lisa Cuchara, PhD, Master Craftsman, Master Photographer, Master Artist, HonNEC, and Tom Cuchara, HonNEC, 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 abandoned places 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.  They have their own Photography Studio in Hamden CT which they use teaching lightpainting, still life, macro, flowers, for teaching photography and post-processing, and for photographing babies, portraits, and Cosplay characters.

Tom and Lisa 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. Their images have won awards at the local, state, national, and international levels. Lisa has also had images accepted into the PPA (Professional Photographers of America) loan collection. Tom and Lisa are both very active in many local, national and professional photography organizations. Tom and Lisa are the chairs for the 75th New England Camera Club Council (NECCC) photography conference in 2022 and also chaired the 73rd and 74th (NECCC) photography conference

Tom and Lisa 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 and is also available at brick and mortar bookstores like Barnes and Noble. Their second book is about closeup and macro photography and is called “The Frog Whisperer: Portraits and Stories”

Lisa and Tom 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, Nature and Bird photography, Travel photography, Night photography, Multiplicity, panormas and Vertoramas,  Still life and lightpainting photography, ICM (intentional camera movement), plus fun and interesting travelogue slideshows) at PPA, PSA, NECCC, plus many other camera clubs and other photography and nature organizations. 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. Follow them on Instagram

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