2016 SPS Kickoff Event Featuring Lisa Cuchara

Join us on FRIDAY, September 23rd, at the Guilderland Public Library – Helderberg Room for our exciting kick-off presentation! Refreshments at 7 pm – Presentation begins at 7:30 pm

Lisa Cuchara

Lisa Cuchara, PhD, HonNEC, is very passionate about photography, and she enjoys both being behind the lens and in the digital darkroom. She loves to photograph nature, but finds many subjects equally intriguing. From birds and flowers to babies and HDR, she appreciates the world around her and embraces the challenge of interpreting what her eyes see and her heart feel via her photographs. Lisa says that photography allows her to pay attention to the details, to be mindful, to slow down and appreciate all of the beauty, details and nuances of everyday life.

Lisa’s mantra is: “Creativity is contagious, pass it on!” On September 23rd, be inspired and learn how to be creative in your camera and in your post-processing. Long exposures, multiple exposures, overall creativity in camera and in post-processing (plugins, HDR, and textures), creative focusing (Bokeh, soft focus, focus stacking), camera movement (panning, rotate, overall creativity in camera and in post-processing (plugins, HDR, and textures, etc), neutral density, Bulb setting, white balance, filters, panoramas, perspective, composites, plugins, HDR, double tone mapping, Textures, and more!


Lisa and her husband Tom are both very active in many local, national, and international photography organizations. They have been photographing people 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.” Both Lisa and Tom have had many successful gallery exhibitions and their photographs have appeared in Adirondack Life, Wild Bird, Birder’s World, in calendars, and on the cover of a paperback novel.

Check out Lisa and Tom’s photo and editing classes, photo tours and workshops, and view their photographs at: http://www.photographybylisaandtom. com