by Lisa Cuchara, HonNEC-CT
Monday, March 6, 7:30 PM

This program will explore the beauty of imperfect and or unconventional subjects. As nature photographers we often seek out the flowers, leaves and such that are perfect, with no blemishes or defects. This program highlights subjects that are not perfect- flowers with character, double headed flowers, decaying fall leaves, a deformed coneflower that stands out as flawed and hence different and beautiful, rust as it creates abstract patterns amidst the decay, etc. Wabi-Sabi teaches us to find beauty in everyday life. ‘Wabi’ means a beauty of elegant imperfection. ‘Sabi’ means aloneness. Together, they suggest the beauty of ‘the withered, weathered, tarnished, scarred, intimate, coarse, earthly, evanescent, tentative and ephemeral.’

Our speaker Lisa Cuchara, PhD, HonNEC also has the Honors of Master Craftsman, Master Artist and Master of Photography from the Professional Photographers of America-PPA. She is very passionate about photography and enjoys both being behind the lens and in the digital darkroom. She loves to photograph nature but finds many subjects equally intriguing. Lisa and her husband Tom are known for their expertise in Photography and in Photoshop, and for their inspirational and informative photography workshops. Lisa has created numerous award-winning photographic images and enjoys sharing her vision, passion and her knowledge. Her photographs have appeared in Adirondack Life, Wild Bird, Birder’s World, in calendars, on the cover of a fictional paperback novel, in galleries and exhibitions, and have been accepted into the PPA loan collection. Lisa and Tom have published two books with Amherst Media ‘Create Fine Art Photographs from Historic Places and Rusty Things’ and ‘The Frog Whisperer’. They have presented a wide variety of motivational and instructional programs and workshops on Photoshop, Digital Workflow, HDR, RAW processing, Macro photography and 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 and get Tips and Tricks about photo ops, post-processing, creativity, gear, etc. and learn more about their photography classes and workshops by joining their email list athttp://tinyurl.com/cuchara-photolist