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Upcoming events

    • 04 Aug 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • 386 Old Westport Rd, Dartmouth, MA
    • 6

    Lauren DelVecchio M. Photog, CPP
    Fitness Photography

    Sunday, 4 August 2019

    Free to PPANE Members,

    $49 for Non-Members

    Learn how to expand your business by offering a genre of photography that can bring you an entirely new client base!  Fitness photography is new and upcoming, and your studio just may be the only one in a hundred miles to offer it, giving your studio an edge that others don’t have.

    This workshop will give you hands-on experience in posing, lighting, and photographing people for fitness sessions.  Bringing out the muscle tone in these individuals is essential for success, which means lighting them properly is key.  Not only will you be able to watch as Lauren walks you through a mini photo shoot with a fitness model, but you will also have the opportunity to try your hand at photographing the model as well!


    You’ll also gain some ideas of how to market to potential new clients, tips and tricks that make each fitness client walk away feeling great about the experience, and how to edit your images in a way that makes your fitness clients refer all of their friends to you!!

    Bring your cameras and laptops, and join Lauren DelVecchio in this in-depth look at fitness photography!

    About Lauren 

    Lauren is a Master Photographer and Certified Professional Photographer based out of Farmingdale, Maine.

    She opened LAD Photography in 2004 and photographs boudoir, seniors, and families, but specializes in weddings and fashion/concept work. 

    She has taught workshops all over New England, and has won several awards for her work, some of which are:

    First place in the General Portraits category of PPA’s district competition

    Two years representing Team USA in the World Photographic Cup, including 6th place in the world in the portrait category

    The Maine PPA 2018 Maine Wedding Photographer of the Year Award

    The PPA of New England Photographer of the Year for 2017

    A perfect 100 score in the PPA Northeast District Competition 2017

    Fourth place in the Grand Imaging Awards at Imaging USA 2018

    • 22 Aug 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • 4 Blossom Circle, Natick, MA

       Karen McCall M. Photog., CR., CPP   

    Introduction to Photoshop Painting

    PPA and PPANE Members - $49,00  Non-Members - $79.00 


    This is an introduction class into the world of digital painting.

     Learn how to turn a traditional photograph into a work of art.

     Increase your Sales

     Learn the difference between the mixer brush and the regular brush.

     Learn about the smudge tool.

     Learn how to use the different brush modes to enhance your painting

     How to set up and customize your pen and tablet for best results.


    What to bring:

    Lap top and updated Wacom tablet. Please go to the Wacom site to update your drivers.  PS CC for use of all brushes.

    Karen's Awards:

    Silver medal in Artist Category IPC 2018

    3 loan imageIPC 2016, 2017, 2019

    Highest Scoring image at PPAM 2019

    Photographing Excellence Award PPAM  2019

    ACI award 2019

    Creative Theme award 2018, 2019

    Court of Honors 2017, 2018, Sunset Award 2017

    • 15 Sep 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • 2911 Dixwell Ave,Suite 108, Hamden, CT

    Lisa Cuchara, Phd., Cr. Photog, HonNEC

    Photoshop: Selective Editing to Create Photographs with more Impact

     PPA & PPANE Members $49 - Non-Members $79

    Learn about adjustment layer and masking. Expand your post-processing capabilities by learning about LAYERS, the heart of Photoshop, and MASKS, the soul of Photoshop. White Reveals, Black Conceals: Masking Your Way to a Better Photograph. Selective editing will make your photographs POP! Adjustment layers and filters can be applied to an entire image at full or reduced opacity, but sometimes you just want to tweak a particular part of an image, which is where masks come in. The advantage of using layer masks is that you can refine both the effect and the area being affected at any point (even after you save and re-open an image). Lisa will demonstrate non-destructiveediting in Photoshop and will show you how to use layers and masks to enhance your images. Selective editing can be used for making adjustments to exposure and contrast, for non-destructive dodging and burning, for blurring the background, for selective coloring, focus, or sharpening, and for head swapping. This program will focus on the concept of layers and masks and the application of masks to enhance your photographs. White reveals, black conceals, and shades of gray provide a variety of opacities -- masking is essential for anyone using the digital darkroom to enhance their images! Depending upon the pace of the attendees we will end the day with applying textures (layers) to images using blend modes.

    Things to bring:

        laptop, computer or just come and follow along

        Photoshop CC (or at least CS6) installed and running

        Wacom tablet (if you have one)

        Money for lunch


    Lisa Cuchara, PhD, Cr. 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 thru photography and they are both very active in many local, national, and international photography organizations. Lisa and Tom have been photographing people professionally for over 15 years and have their own Photography Studio in Hamden CT. Their portrait philosophy is based on We do not remember days, we remember Moments”. 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. They have published two books with Amherst Media. The first called “Create Fine Art Photographs from Historic Places and Rusty Thingsis about their HDR and light painted images; it can be ordered from Amazon  http://tinyurl.com/lisatom-urbex and is also available at brick and mortar bookstores like Barnes and Noble. Their second, one year later, is called “The Frog Whisperer  http://tinyurl.com/lisatom-frogs. They 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 and organizations. Check out their photo and editing classes, their photo tours and workshops, and view their photographs at www.photographybylisaandtom.com.

    • 05 Oct 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • 3566 Post Rd, Warwick, RI

    Sandra Miner

    Sports Composites

    PPA and PPANE Members - $49,00  Non-Members - $79.00 

    Sandra Miner is the co-owner of New England Extreme Sports Photography and owner of Sandra Miner Photography in North Baldwin Maine. She is a photographic artist specializing in customized sports composites that make her clients feel like all-stars

    During class, Sandra will demonstrate the following:

    ·         Green screen and lighting set up.

    ·         Posing and lighting an athlete

    ·         Extracting the athlete from the  background  using various tools and techniques in Photoshop.

    ·         Placing the athlete into a variety of backgrounds.  You will be shown how to create your own backgrounds and how to find pre built ones.   

    ·         How to sell sports banners and team banners

    Sandra has been awarded:

    2019 MPPA Sports Photographer of the Year.

    2018 PPA Gold and 2017 Bronze Photographer of the Year

    2017 MPPA Photographer of the Year.

    Please bring notebook or laptop to take notes. 



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    Secretary at:

    (207) 650-0200


    PO Box 1436

    Auburn, ME 04211-1436

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