October Meeting with Lisa Cuchara

October 2020 Meeting
Creativity is Contagious… Pass It On 
with Guest Speaker, Lisa Cuchara
Thursday, October 15, 2020
via Zoom – Link Coming Soon!
Social Hour 6:30 p.m.;
Program 7:00 p.m.
Join Lisa to learn how to be creative in your camera and in post-processing.
Lisa will review:
• Long & Multiple Exposures in camera
• Post Processing using Plugins, HDR, Textures
• Creative Focusing with Bokeh, Soft Focus, Focus Stacking
• Camera Movement – Panning, Rotating
• Also – Neutral Density, Bulb Setting, White Balance, Filters,
Panoramas, Perspective, Composites, Tone Mapping, etc.
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BIO: Lisa Cuchara, PhD, PPA Master Craftsman,M.Photog, HonNEC. Lisa is a passionate photographer who enjoys being behind the camera and in the digital darkroom. She and her husband, Tom, are known for their expertise in Photography and Photoshop, and for their inspirational and informative workshops. Lisa has created numerous award winning photographs and enjoys sharing her vision, passion and knowledge! Her images have appeared in various magazines, on calendars, on paperbacks, in galleries and exhibitions and have been accepted into the PPA Loan Collection. Together, Lisa and Tom have published two books with Amherst Media titled “Create Fine Art Photographs from Historic Places and Rusty Things” and “The Frog Whisperer.” Learn more about their photography classes, tours and workshops at www.photographybylisaandtom.com

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September Meeting and Print Competition

Meeting and Print Competition
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
via Zoom – information to follow.

Images will be scored and ribbons given for 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place and Best in Show Prepare your images now…or just join in to look and listen! It’s a great way to learn from the judges.

Here are the rules…
Image Size: Longest dimension 4,000 pixels (20 inches at 200 ppi)
Color Profile: sRGB or Adobe 1998
Named as: Image Title.jpg (Sample: New York at Sunrise.jpg) Must be exact name of Print
Saved as: JPG, quality 10 Total
File Size: Not to exceed 3.5 MB
3 Categories: Portrait * Weddings/Events * Illustrative
Max Entries: Send up to 6 images!

Do not use your own name in the file. Remove any keywords added to the EXIF data. ‘Print Submission Form’ is no longer used! In an email, identify each submission EXACTLY as follows: Last Name,First Name,TITLE,Category Sample: Smith,Jennifer,NEW YORK AT SUNRISE,Illustrative (no space after commas) Repeat for each submission. Send images as attachments to the email. Subject format for email – Month Year Print Comp (Sample: Sep 2020 Print Comp)

Email to Eli Sloves, esp377@optonline.net.
DEADLINE: 6:00 P.M. SHARP, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14TH – NO EXCEPTIONS !! Submit early to be safe. ELI will send you a confirmation via email by Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. If you do not receive the email by Wednesday morning, email him immediately.

You must be a member and be present at the meeting for your images to be judged and/or critiqued.

Support our sponsor and friend – Hunt’s Photo and Video

August Meeting – The Art of B&W Landscape by John Gregor

Join us for our August Meeting on Wednesday, August 19 at 7 PM
(Social Hour begins at 6).
The Art of B&W Landscape by John Gregor is a straight forward approach to understand the concepts behind how to see and create B&W images.
Gregor will discuss his camera technique and post process workflow for making B&W photographs.
John Gregor has a Masters of Education through St. Scholastica College with an emphasis in photographic literacy. He earned his BA from the University of Minnesota with a degree through the University Without Walls program, his degree was entitled “Documentary Expression of American Culture Through Photography” a combined degree of Social Sciences and Fine Art Photography. Gregor currently lives in Minnesota, Utah, and Mexico.
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July Meeting – Artistic Flower Photography with Jackie Kramer

Join us for our July Meeting on Wednesday, July 29, 2020
ZOOM MEETING at 7:00 pm (6:00 Social Hour)
Artistic Flower Photography
Jackie Kramer
Join Jackie as she shares a variety of techniques to bring out the character in floral subjects using:
• Selective Focus, Shoot-Throughs, Abstracts, Multiples, Textures and more.
• Hear her rationale as it applies to decisions in the field pertaining to subject selection, background, approach, composition, lighting, exposure and depth of field.
You will leave with a desire to put some of these ideas into action as you create your own images.
Jackie has been photographing the natural world since the age 16. She
shoots wildflowers in her garden and in botanical gardens, private gardens, and
in her home studio. Jackie is a KelbyOne instructor who has received international acclaim for her images. Her work has been published in numerous magazines. Jackie’s true passion is to encourage people to live their legacy. Much of her time has been spent in cultivating and nurturing an active Facebook group, Phlorography – Artistic Floral Photography, that she started in May 2015, which now has nearly 7,000 passionate floral photographers from around the world. She is committed to supporting other photographers and using photography as a medium to build relationships and enrich each other’s lives.
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June – Meeting and Print Critique

Meeting and Print Critique
Wednesday, June 17 at 7 PM Via Zoom
 
Log on for Social Hour beginning at 6 PM.
 
We had originally planned on a Print Competition for June.
Since we are meeting via Zoom and implementing this format on zoom for the first time, we are unsure of how images will display across the many different monitors (some calibrated, some not) used by our members, guests and judges. Therefore, this will not be a scored print competition. Instead, it will be a live print critique.
Judges might offer what they would have scored it, but awards will not be handed out and first, second, and third place will not be identified.
 
We have two valued judges who will offer their critiques:
Owen Kassimir – former President of PPSNYS and
Frank Bulfamante – former President of HVPPSNY
 
For this critique only, please send your images to
Steve Moses by 9 AM Monday, June 15.
Send to: steve@stevemosesphotography.com
 
Here are the rules…
 
Image Size: Longest dimension 4,000 pixels (20 inches at 200 ppi)
Color Profile: sRGB or Adobe 1998
Named as: Image Title.jpg (Sample: New York at Sunrise.jpg)
Must be exact name of Print
Saved as: JPG, quality 10
Total File Size: Not to exceed 3.5 MB
4 Categories: Portrait * Weddings/Events * Illustrative * Artistic (NEW!)
Max Entries: Send up to 6 images!!
Do not use your own name in the file.
Remove any keywords added to the EXIF data.
Within the text of your email, identify each submission EXACTLY as follows:
Last Name,First Name,TITLE,Category
Sample: Smith,Jennifer,NEW YORK AT SUNRISE,Illustrative (no space after commas)
Repeat for each submission. Send images as attachments to the email.
Subject format for email – Month Year Print Comp (Sample: June. 2020 Print Comp)
 
If you have any questions or need help, please contact Steve: steve@stevemosesphotography.com
 
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May Meeting (via ZOOM) – Joseph Roybal Unlocking Your Images Full Potential: Color Harmony and Eye Movement Within The Frame

Join us Wednesday, May 20 at 7 p.m. via ZOOM
Dinner is on your own… then join in for a refreshing meeting:
(Zoom link will be posted next weekend, but mark your calendar NOW!)
Joseph Roybal
Unlocking Your Images Full Potential:
Color Harmony and Eye Movement Within The Frame

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“Have you ever wondered what makes certain photographs pop and are full of vibrancy and life while others just seem to be a challenge to get to work right? In this discussion, Joseph will go over his philosophies on Color Harmony and Theory addressing these points in several of his images and how this all starts in the field when capturing a photograph. Joseph will discuss a bit of his workflow in the field when looking at a scene assessing its potential analyzing which focal points are catching his eye then and how he brings these to life later in post-processing via color and light. Joseph will also discuss how the natural colors that were there during capture are your best starting point and how to get these to work in harmony later in post.”

Headshot-aJoseph Roybal is a full-time professional landscape and travel photographer based in Denver, Colorado specializing in landscape imagery from around the globe. His passion lies simply in being immersed in the outdoors searching for dramatic light and mood within the frame. Joseph has traveled the globe in search of stunning vistas and scenes with the ambitions of taking the viewers of his work on a visual journey to these locations and evoking the feeling as if there are standing in the scene in person. Joseph is partnered with several leading photographic companies in the industry and is also a Breakthrough Photography Team Pro. In his logo, Joseph utilizes the tagline Explore.Learn.Share as it is these three main components to his philosophy as a photographer that inspire him each and every day. He loves to take everything he has learned while being in the field and share this knowledge later instructing post-processing courses, during private and group photography workshops and tours around the globe.

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March 2020 Meeting – with Guest Speaker Lisa Cuchara

Join us for our March Meeting – March 18th
with Guest Speaker, Lisa Cuchara – “Creativity is Contagious, Pass it on!”
Creativity is contagious, pass it on! 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, tone mapping, Textures, etc.

1[1]Lisa Cuchara, PhD, Master Craftsman (PPA), Master of Photography (M. Photog.) 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 UrbEx/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 met her husband Tom through photography, and they are both very active in many local, national, and international photography organizations. They have had many successful gallery exhibitions, their work has been accepted into many juried exhibitions and their images have won awards at the local, state, national, and international levels. Their photographs have appeared in Adirondack Life, Wild Bird, Birder’s World, in calendars and on calendar covers, and on the cover of a fictional paperback novel. Lisa has also had images accepted into the PPA (Professional Photographers Association) loan collection and has earned three Bronze image competition cases.

They have published two books with Amherst Media: “Create Fine Art Photographs from Historic Places and Rusty Things” is about their HDR and light painted images (Amazon http://tinyurl.com/lisatom-urbex and also available at brick and mortar bookstores like Barnes & Noble) and their second book “The Frog Whisperer” http://tinyurl.com/lisatom-frogs is about macro photography, using frogs as subjects. Lisa & Tom have been photographing people professionally for over 16 years and have their own Photography Studio in Hamden CT. Their portrait philosophy is based on “We do not remember days, we remember Moments”. Lisa & Tom love to teach, inspire and share. They have presented a wide variety of motivational and instructional programs and workshops (Photoshop, Digital Workflow, HDR, RAW processing, Macro photography, Travel photography) at many photography groups, conventions, and organizations. Check out their photo and editing classes, their photo tours and workshops, and view their photographs at www.PhotographyByLisaAndTom.com. Get Tips & Tricks about photo ops, post-processing, creativity, gear, etc. and learn more about their photography classes and workshops by joining their email list http://tinyurl.com/cuchara-photolist.

La Casa Vicina
1015 Little Britain Road
New Windsor, NY 12553
 
5:30 Happy Hour
6:30 Meeting Followed by Dinner
 
Members and 1st or 2nd Time Guests: $27
Non-members: $35
 
Please be sure to R.S.V.P. either:
on Facebook or via Email: info@hvppsny.org
 
You can Pre-Pay for the meeting here:
 
Members – $27 Pay with PayPal
https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=6QYLKBK24NJWG
1st and 2nd time guests are welcome at the member rate of $27.
Please pay at the door.
 
Non-members – $35 with PayPal
https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=LXK7NA8H67Y24
 
If you are new to the group, you can join as an aspiring member for only $95 the first year and then pay the regular member rate at each monthly meeting!
 
Please Support our Sponsor!
HVPPSNY is sponsored by
Hunt’s Photo and Video

February 2020 Meeting – with Guest Speaker, Ruth Wedge

In February, we welcome Ruth Wedge – Creating Images with that ‘Rockwell’ feel.
 
Join us on February 19th for our next meeting as we welcome guest speaker, Ruth Wedge. She reveals how she develops her images from concept to completion.
 
During her program you will learn:
 
How her vision begins
What inspires her
Her technique of processing her images
 
Ruth will demonstrate her workflow, starting with a raw image and taking it to completion in Photoshop as time permits.
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BIO: Ruth began her career in photography in 2003 when she opened her studio in Averill Park, NY. Using the massive array of costumes she aquired from a previous business and her love for children along with her imaginative mind, it was an easy transition to create a niche market for Norman Rockwell-like images. She joined PPSNYS in 2010, followed by PPA in 2015 when she began working on her PPA Masters degree. Ruth has earned numerous awards and Merits at PPA International and State level competitions including Merits, Courts of Honor and Judge’s Choice Awards.
 
La Casa Vicina
1015 Little Britain Road
New Windsor, NY 12553
 
5:30 Happy Hour
6:30 Meeting Followed by Dinner
 
Members and 1st or 2nd Time Guests: $27
Non-members: $35
 
Please be sure to R.S.V.P. either:
on Facebook or via Email: info@hvppsny.org
 
You can Pre-Pay for the meeting here:
 
Members – $27 Pay with PayPal
https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=6QYLKBK24NJWG
1st and 2nd time guests are welcome at the member rate of $27.
Please pay at the door.
 
Non-members – $35 with PayPal
https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=LXK7NA8H67Y24
 
If you are new to the group, you can join as an aspiring member for only $95 the first year and then pay the regular member rate at each monthly meeting!
 
Please Support our Sponsor!
HVPPSNY is sponsored by
Hunt’s Photo and Video

January 2020 – Meeting and Print Competition

banner-top[1]Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Meeting and Print Competition

Reservations are Required

Prepare your images now…or just come to look and listen! It’s a great way to learn from the judges.

You must be a member and be present at the meeting for your images to be judged and/or critiqued.

Here are the rules…
Image Size: Longest dimension 4,000 pixels (20 inches at 200 ppi) Color Profile: sRGB or Adobe 1998
Named as: Image Title.jpg (Sample: New York at Sunrise.jpg) Must be exact name of Print
Saved as: JPG, quality 10
Total File Size: Not to exceed 3.5 MB
3 Categories: Portrait * Weddings/Events * Illustrative * Artistic (NEW!)
Max Entries: 6 images

‘Print Submission Form’ will no longer be used!

In an email, identify each submission EXACTLY as follows:
Last Name,First Name,TITLE,Category Sample: Smith,Jennifer,NEW YORK AT SUNRISE,Illustrative (no space after commas) Repeat for each submission.

Send images as attachments to the email. Subject format for email -Month Year Print Comp (Sample: Jan 2020 Print Comp) Email to Eli Sloves, esp377@optonline.net.

DEADLINE: 9:00 A.M. SHARP, MONDAY, JANUARY 13TH – NO EXCEPTIONS! Submit early to be safe. Eli will send you a confirmation via email by Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. If you do not receive the email by Tuesday morning, email him immediately.

LA CASA VICINA

1015 Little Britain Road, New Winsor, NY * 845-567-1890 Social Hour 5:30, Dinner/Meeting 6:30

Members: $27; Guests $27 (first two meetings) – Pay with PayPal: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=6QYLKBK24NJWG

Non-Members: $35 – Pay with PayPal: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=LXK7NA8H67Y24

R.S.V.P. by Sunday, January 12th.