Sunday, April 12, 2009

Lisa's Osprey receives a perfect score NECCC Nature Competition

NECCC Electronic Interclub Pictorial and Nature Competitions
One of Lisa's photographs was one of four photographs used to represent the New Haven Camera Club in the Spring 2009 NECCC Electronic Interclub Pictorial and Nature Competitions.

Cuchara, Lisa-Osprey with flounder for dinner-30-1st
Special congratulations to Lisa who received a perfect 30 points and first place in the nature competition for her photograph "Osprey with flounder for dinner."
Lisa Cuchara's photograph is eligible for the Nature Photograph of the Year. The photographs of the year will be chosen by a judge from outside New England and will be announced at the awards ceremony on Sunday morning at the NECCC conference this summer.

In the nature competition the New Haven Camera Club was in first place overall again this year with 294 points.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Lisa's Osprey photograph wins BEST IN SHOW

Look here: My Osprey photograph won BEST IN SHOW in the Glennie Memorial Nature Competiton!

The George W. Glennie Memorial Nature Interclub Exhibition was held on March 28, 2009 in the Greater Lynn Photographic Association Building, Lynn, MA. The George W. Glennie Memorial Nature Competition has been held since 1981. George was the founder and first chairman of the Merrimack Valley Camera Club nature group.

The New Haven Camera Club as a whole ranked in the top ten clubs of the 95 clubs that participated. The location of 95 these clubs is listed below (number of clubs is in parentheses). Each camera club submitted ten images. The maximum possible score for each image was 27 points.

Australia (12) Maine (1) Ohio (1)
Canada (5) Maryland (2) Pennsylvania (2)
Connecticut (11) Massachusetts (14) Rhode Island (1)
Delaware (1) New Hampshire (5) South Carolina (1)
Florida (5) New Jersey (6) Tennessee (1)
Georgia (1) New York (10) Texas (2)
Illinois (3) New Zealand (2) United Kingdom (5)
Kentucky (1) North Carolina (1) Virginia (2)

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Meet Veronica -- an adorable newborn!

Andrey and Magda's family recently grew by two feet.

Andrey will always be able to look back at this time in his life as one of great accomplishments: 2009 -- the year that his daughter Veronica was born, the year that he defended his PhD in Immunology from Yale Medical College and the year that he was honored as one of the top ten photographers in PSA (Photographic Society of Amercia). Needless to say we were honored to have a chance to meet little Veronica and photograph her. She is an adorable baby girl with two doting parents.

Here are some of my favorite photos from the session (but I have not processed them all yet)...
There are more edited photos (and a lot of unedited photographs) on our website in this gallery:

She posed so well in her parent's arm, cute as a button!

We purposely "posed" her this way in this next image because we had this in mind!

Can you believe how little she is?

See how s t r e t c h e d out she is in this next one??? She did this a LOT.
Newborn photography is usually done withinin the first three weeks, preferably within the first 8 days because they are usually still "all scrunched up" and very rarely discover their legs and "unroll" and stretch until after 3 weeks when they lose their "newborn" features and attain other characteristics.
Not Veronica. Veronica was born 4 weeks early BUT she is not going to let that stop her, no way, no how. You can tell some of her disposition already. There were some "newborn poses" that she was just having no part of (but we got many other poses that I would not have thought possible for such a wee little one).

We love collages like this one because it allows you to tell a more complete story.
Isn't she angelic? We will have to do an angel session when she is a little bit older.

Although we love our props nothing is cuter than a newborn against her daddy' skin.