Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Lisa Earn HonNEC

Lisa Cuchara, PhD, MNEC, was recently recognized by the New England Camera Club Council for her superior photographic leadership. Lisa, who teaches Biomedical photography and is the QU photography club advisor, was awarded HonNEC (Honorary Member, New England Camera Club Council). HonNEC is awarded for superior leadership in the operation of our Council and superior photographic leadership in the New England area. For achieving substantial and outstanding recognition in the field of photography through activities for a minimum of ten years through lecturing, judging, writing, and administrative activities in the New England area.

Lisa received the designation of HonNEC “For her outstanding dedication to New England Camera Club Council using her extensive organizational skills and knowledge to serve as its blog master, social media liaison, webmaster and executive board member; for her longstanding continued service in many diverse roles for New Haven Camera Club, Connecticut Association of Photographers and Connecticut Professional Photographers Association; for her tireless efforts to promote the photographic arts; she routinely lectures for New England Camera Club Council and camera clubs in the New England area; she constantly provides formal and informal teaching leading classes in photography concepts in the classroom as well as in field workshops; for her role as a sought after judge providing dynamic and constructive critiques; for her photographic achievements and exemplary exhibition records. With her commitment and vast knowledge of photography, Lisa epitomizes the concept of the dedicated professional.”

This honor is limited to a maximum of two each year. Applicants are evaluated by a three-person honors committee and ratified by a quorum vote of the council. Honors are given out to the most deserving candidates, based on the applicants’ contributions to the New England photographic community. The presentation took place at the 70th Annual NECCC Conference, in the Fine Arts Auditorium on Saturday, July 18, 2015.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

photo contest winners

Photo Contest Winners!
No doubt it wasn't easy choosing winners here.

Ok, first to the winners, congratulations Lisa, Tom and Joseph!

We received many great images from birds building nests and feeding young to birds seen visiting backyard feeders.  The winning images along with about 50 others can be seen on the digital display at the shop.  Truth is, we wish we had a lot more prizes! Speaking of prizes, a big thanks to Vortex and Aspects, two of our favorite suppliers for their help with these and other items celebrating our 20th anniversary!

First Place and winner of a Diamondback 8x42 Binocular.
Osprey with fish by Lisa Cuchara
Tons of action with this beautiful osprey.  Perfect wing position, great eye contact and what a catch.  Congratulations Lisa!

Second Place and winner of an Aspects antique brass feeder with tray.
Tri-colored Heron by Tom Cuchara
Photography is all about painting with light which can make or break an image.  The warm soft buttery light on this just doesn't get any better.  Congratulations Tom!