Thursday, July 30, 2009

fun wedding video link

One of the companies that sells canvases sent me this video...very different and kind of fun.

So, just kick your shoes off and watch the Wedding Dance video everyone's talking about.
Couple: Jill and Kevin Heinz
Place: St. Paul, MN Date: June 20, 2009
Song: "Forever" by Chris Brown
Viewed by: Over 10 Million

Photography exhibition at Abanakee Studios

Join us for an artists' reception at Abanakee Studios on August 15th (3-5)

JULY 31-SEPTEMBER 7, 2009 -- Tenth Anniversary Show Featuring the best : photography, oil painting, watercolors and rustic furniture of the last ten years.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Malek and Shakira

Here is a sneak peak an engagement session from last weekend. We photographed Malek and Shakira at Edgerton Park in New Haven on a beautiful afternoon. They were so wonderful and easy to work with and we look forward to photographing their wedding in May!

You can see how great they are as a couple from the romantic photos.

As I said, this is just a sneak peak, we will post more photos when we process them, and provide a link to their gallery on our website.

Thursday, July 23, 2009


We were lucky enough to get to photograph a second brood of bluebirds. The parents were actively feeding their babies so we got to capture them in flight coming and going to the nest box.

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Sunday, July 12, 2009

Lisa & Tom present program at NECCC

We just recently presented at NECCC's extensive three-day photography conference held each July at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, MA. Click here to view the 2009 Conference Detail & Program Schedule. or here to download the 2009 Program Schedule as an Excel file (a PDF version is also available on the Next Conference page.). About 1200 attendees were at this conference and we gave this talk three times over the course of the weekend.

The program that we presented was entitled: Basic Photoshop: Where Do I Begin? by Lisa and Tom Cuchara (CT)

Lisa and Tom will discuss the use of Photoshop as a tool in the ‘digital darkroom’. In this basic Photoshop program they will demonstrate (and take the mystery out of) ‘non-destructive’ editing techniques. They will walk you thru adjustment layers, show you some of the most often used filters (Sharpen, Blur, Artistic) and demonstrate some popular editing tools (Crop, Clone, Patch, Heal, Dodge, Burn). In addition, they will show you how to apply an effect to a selected area of your photograph. This introductory program is designed for people who are computer literate but new to Photoshop.

If you have any questions or want us to put on a program for your group please email us. We have posted some notes to our program here on my Blog which you can even subscribe to (no charge) for almost daily photography advice, information, phot0 ops, etc. If you attended NECCC and would like the exe to view at your leisure please sign up for our blog and then email us that you have subscribed and we will email you a file that you can open and view at your own speed.

We had a great time at the conference, teaching, learning, the comradery with fellow photographers, etc., etc. Everyone leaves feeling very motivated and pumped about photography. We have been attending this conference (the 64th annual) for the past ten years and this will be the third time that we presented a program there. Last Year we presented "Layers and Masks: White Reveals, Black conceals" and three years ago we presented "Digital Workflow: in the field and at the computer".

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Leah's slideshow

Here is a slideshow that we created of Leah's Bat Mitzvah...

This video was created for the iPod and iPhone and we give full permission to download and share this video.

You can view all of the photos from Leah's Bat Mitzvah and party afterwards on our website:

You can view previous Blog posts with Leah's photos here:

I know that several parents of Leah's guests have inquired about viewing and/or buying photos from that day. If you would like to order photographs from Leah's special day you can purchase them either on our website or directly from us.