Friday, June 8, 2018

Nov. 2-3 Old Car City; TWO daylight shoots & one NIGHT Shoot (Light painting) with THREE instructors

Nov. 2-3 Old Car City; TWO daylight shoots & one NIGHT Shoot (Light painting) with THREE instructors

Old Car City is amazing during the day -- but at night it has even more WOW

We are excited to be pairing up with Mike Moats for Light Painting at Night at Old Car City!!
By pairing up with Mike are able to make this unique opportunity more affordable! 

You can register here: http://tinyurl.com/OCC-Cuchara
or here https://www.meetup.com/photography-by-lisa-and-tom/events/251315597

Tom and I have been to Old Car City a bunch of times so we will help direct you to make the most of your time there. Come and practice your Macro photography, learn about HDR Capture, and Creative in-camera Techniques. 

Price includes entrance during the day Friday and Saturday too.

Questions? Please email us at LisaandTomphotography [at] comcast.net

Check out some of our images of cars at night here http://www.breaphotosgalleries.com/Old-Cars/Old-Cars-at-Night

You can view a few photographs from previous trips to Old Car City here: http://www.breaphotosgalleries.com/Old-Cars/Old-Car-City

Please note that all of our workshops require the participants sign a liability waiver. Download it here; then print, read and sign it and bring it with you, Thanks! http://tinyurl.com/cuchara-waiver16
Please note that some locations will have you sign their liability waiver at the site as well.

Things to Bring:
-- Camera that has bulb mode (you will be shooting for longer than 30 seconds);
-- extra batteries
-- Sturdy tripod
-- Cable release (if you have a wired and a wireless cable release bring both as this is the piece of equipment most likely to fail and you want it for the 30 second to five-minute exposures

Suggested Night and Light Painting Gear:

  • RED preserve your night vision while walking or changing your camera settings
  • Flashlight for light painting (try to get one that does not have a hotspot in the center
  • A flashlight with colors can be fun
    • https://amzn.to/2q8lJcW
    • https://amzn.to/2IvzfxZ



Friday, June 1, 2018

November 2-3 2018 Old Car City Light painting at NIGHT with THREE instructors

Nov. 2-3 Old Car City; TWO daylight shoots & one NIGHT Shoot (Light painting) with THREE instructors

Old Car City is amazing during the day -- but at night it has even more WOW

We are excited to be pairing up with Mike Moats for Light Painting at Night at Old Car City!!
By pairing up with Mike are able to make this unique opportunity more affordable! 

You can register here: http://tinyurl.com/OCC-Cuchara
or here https://www.meetup.com/photography-by-lisa-and-tom/events/251315597

Tom and I have been to Old Car City a bunch of times so we will help direct you to make the most of your time there. Come and practice your Macro photography, learn about HDR Capture, and Creative in-camera Techniques. 

Price includes entrance during the day Friday and Saturday too.

Questions? Please email us at LisaandTomphotography [at] comcast.net

Check out some of our images of cars at night here http://www.breaphotosgalleries.com/Old-Cars/Old-Cars-at-Night

You can view a few photographs from previous trips to Old Car City here: http://www.breaphotosgalleries.com/Old-Cars/Old-Car-City

Please note that all of our workshops require the participants sign a liability waiver. Download it here; then print, read and sign it and bring it with you, Thanks! http://tinyurl.com/cuchara-waiver16
Please note that some locations will have you sign their liability waiver at the site as well.

Things to Bring:
-- Camera that has bulb mode (you will be shooting for longer than 30 seconds);
-- extra batteries
-- Sturdy tripod
-- Cable release (if you have a wired and a wireless cable release bring both as this is the piece of equipment most likely to fail and you want it for the 30 second to five-minute exposures

Suggested Night and Light Painting Gear:

  • RED preserve your night vision while walking or changing your camera settings
  • Flashlight for light painting (try to get one that does not have a hotspot in the center
  • A flashlight with colors can be fun
    • https://amzn.to/2q8lJcW
    • https://amzn.to/2IvzfxZ



Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Timelapse

I recently saw a program by the nice and talented Joe LeFevre. He re-inspired me to try timelapse photography....

At Rockport, on a tripod, on manual mode, I captured ~500 images over a 30 minute time period.  I edited and synced in Lightroom, exported small JPGs, and then created a slideshow in LR. https://youtu.be/TbiVueyBBUw


Sunday, May 6, 2018

Topaz Spring sale, 40% off Storewide!, ends May 7th

Most of you know that we just love the Topaz plugins! We use Clarity, Adjust and/or Glow on many of our images. We also love Detail, LensEffect, and StarEffects even though we do not use them as much. Remask is awesome for selecting subject and for compositing. heir Noise Reduction plugin is the BEST, it reduces noise just as well as other noise reduction software, but without making the image soft.


Topaz Spring sale, 40% off Storewide!
There's no need for users to enter a coupon, it will automatically be added in their cart to give every purchaser the discount before they confirm their purchase.

From Tuesday April 24th through Monday May 7th, Topaz is offering 40% off STOREWIDE
That's about $200 off the Complete Topaz Plugin Collection and over $100 off of the Go Pro Adjustment Bundle in Studio!

Click here to purchase Topaz Plugins (my favorite) Complete Topaz Plugin Collection

Click here to purchase Topaz Studio 40% off until 5/7

What is the Collection?
With the addition of Topaz Texture Effects 2, Impression 2, and Glow 2, the Complete Collection includes all 17 of our plugin products, which individually would cost over $1000. We normally offer the Complete Collection at 50% off the price of buying the plugins individually. However, until the end of this sale you can take an additional 40% off the Collection and Collection upgrades.

What is a Collection upgrade?
If you've already purchased an individual product (or several products) from Topaz in the past, our system already discounts the collection upgrade price. As long as you're signed into your account, you can get an additional 40% off your custom collection upgrade pricing through the end of the Spring sale. Whether you're just starting or looking to expand your collection, there is never a better time to buy!

Friday, April 20, 2018

Topaz Spring sale, 40% off Storewide!

Most of you know that we just love the Topaz plugins! We use Clarity, Adjust and/or Glow on many of our images. We also love Detail, LensEffect, and StarEffects even though we do not use them as much. Remask is awesome for selecting subject and for compositing. heir Noise Reduction plugin is the BEST, it reduces noise just as well as other noise reduction software, but without making the image soft.


Topaz Spring sale, 40% off Storewide!
There's no need for users to enter a coupon, it will automatically be added in their cart to give every purchaser the discount before they confirm their purchase.

From Tuesday April 24th through Monday May 7th, Topaz is offering 40% off STOREWIDE
That's about $200 off the Complete Topaz Plugin Collection and over $100 off of the Go Pro Adjustment Bundle in Studio!

Click here to purchase Topaz Plugins (my favorite) Complete Topaz Plugin Collection

Click here to purchase Topaz Studio 40% off until 5/7

What is the Collection?
With the addition of Topaz Texture Effects 2, Impression 2, and Glow 2, the Complete Collection includes all 17 of our plugin products, which individually would cost over $1000. We normally offer the Complete Collection at 50% off the price of buying the plugins individually. However, until the end of this sale you can take an additional 40% off the Collection and Collection upgrades.

What is a Collection upgrade?
If you've already purchased an individual product (or several products) from Topaz in the past, our system already discounts the collection upgrade price. As long as you're signed into your account, you can get an additional 40% off your custom collection upgrade pricing through the end of the Spring sale. Whether you're just starting or looking to expand your collection, there is never a better time to buy!

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Two light painting 2018 workshops -- Old Car City and Sleepy Hollow Cemetery AT NIGHT

  • November 2-3 2018 Old Car City Light painting at NIGHT with THREE instructors
  • We are excited to be pairing up with Mike Moats for Light Painting at Night at Old Car City!! 
    • By pairing up with Mike we can offer three instructors at Night and make this unique opportunity more affordable! http://tinyurl.com/OCC-Cuchara
    • Old Car City is amazing during the day -- but at night it has even more WOW  
  • Tom and I have been to Old Car City a bunch of times so we will help direct you to make the most of your time there. Want to learn Macro photography, HDR capture, Creative in-camera techniques. Price includes entrance during the day Friday and Saturday too.  
  • Questions? please email us at LisaandTomphotography [at] comcast.net
  • Check out some of our images of cars at night here http://www.breaphotosgalleries.com/Old-Cars/Old-Cars-at-Night/
  • You can view a few photography from a previous trip to Old Car City here:   http://www.breaphotosgalleries.com/Old-Cars/Old-Car-City/
  • Register here for Old Car City
  • See Suggested Night and Light Painting Gear below

    Suggested Night and Light Painting Gear:


    • Come and light paint with us! Light Painting is fun and creates some images with saturated colors and interesting shadows...
    This image (top) was flat light from the camera, 
    while the bottom was the same light but from the side. 
    Come and learn to light paint -- and have fun! 

    Upcoming classes/workshops/tours:
    • November 2-3 2018 Old Car City 
      • We are excited to be pairing up with Mike Moats for Light Painting at Night at Old Car City!! By pairing up we have been able to make unique opportunity more affordable! Old Car City is amazing during the day -- but at night it has even more WOW
      • Tom and I have been to Old Car City a bunch of times so we will help direct you to make the most of your time there. Want to learn Macro photography, HDR capture, Creative in camera techniques, 
      • You can view a few images from a previous trip here: http://www.breaphotosgalleries.com/Old-Cars/Old-Car-City/
      • Register here for Old Car City
      • http://tinyurl.com/OCC-Cuchara
      • price includes entrance during the day Friday and Saturday too. 
    • FYI, If you do not wish to join the Meetup system we use for our RSVPs please email us at LisaandTomphotography [at] comcast.net and we can send you an invoice that you can pay with your credit card.

    https://amzn.to/2q8Crcb                                                                     https://amzn.to/2q9hfmz

    http://tinyurl.com/lisatom-frogs                                                                                                                                http://tinyurl.com/lisatom-urbex 


    We purchase our Gear from Hunts Photo. A pdf file containing links to the gear and software that we use, as well as discounts, can be downloaded here : http://tinyurl.com/cuchara-gear


    We purchase our photo gear from Hunts Photos – they are big enough to have what you need but small enough to help you and answer your questions (and they stand by their products). Contact Alan Samiljan (asamiljan@huntsphoto.com or 781-462-2383) and let him know that you attended a class or a program or workshop with us (or read our blog) and he will give you discounts on the gear that we use.  Hunts Photo 100 Main St. Melrose, MA 02176 (781-662-8822). Hunts will work with you for your photographic needs. If any code does not work then please call Alan and he will help you place your order over the phone. Hunts always works with you for your photographic needs!! FYI, we only list items that we personally use and we do not receive a commission on items ordered thru Hunts. 

    Saturday, March 31, 2018

    Presentations, Topaz, etc.

    It has been a fun two weeks. We presented at the Mass PPA convention, and then the Dynamic Images Photos conference in PA and then the NY PPA InFocus convention, followed by Charter Oak -- Whew, what a ride! Greater Lyn and NEIPP are coming up this week.

    We love presenting -- and teaching and inspiring. Each of the events was great, with lots of friendly eager people! We talked about Night photography, Rust, Urban Exploration, Fine Art photography, Topaz, the value of personal projects, and The Creative use of Blend Modes.

    Upcoming classes/workshops/tours:
    • November 2-3 2019 Old Car City 
      • We are excited to be pairing up with Mike Moats for Light Painting at Night at Old Car City!! By pairing up we have been able to make unique opportunity more affordable! Old Car City is amazing during the day -- but at night it has even more WOW
      • Tom and I have been to Old Car City a bunch of times so we will help direct you to make the most of your time there. Want to learn Macro photography, HDR capture, Creative in camera techniques, 
      • You can view a few images from a previous trip here: http://www.breaphotosgalleries.com/Old-Cars/Old-Car-City/
      • Register here for Old Car City
      • http://tinyurl.com/OCC-Cuchara
      • price includes entrance during the day Friday and Saturday too. 
    • FYI, If you do not wish to join the Meetup system we use for our RSVPs please email us at LisaandTomphotography [at] comcast.net and we can send you an invoice that you can pay with your credit card.
    A couple of images that we include in our presentations were composite images, taking models from our studio and putting them into abandoned places. We use the awesome Topaz Remask for this endeavor. Save 20% on Topaz ReMask through this weekend.


    "With ReMask you can create the best quality selections with minimal input. By using ReMask’s intelligent technology, you have the power to quickly and easily extract the toughest elements from your photos, — even hair, fur, foliage, and transparent materials. "

    Save 20% on Topaz ReMask through this weekend.

    Discover the tool that photographers use to make masking a breeze. Topaz Remask creates precise selections in your images effortlessly.