Sunday, April 13, 2014

Greg Lessard moving water workshop Sunday May 18th at Stepstone Falls

Greg Lessard moving water workshop Sunday May 18th at Stepstone Falls


Greg Lessard will be leading a moving water workshop Sunday May 18th at Stepstone Falls in Rhode Island/ Meet at 2pm $40. 

To register please mail a check for $40, made out to Greg Lessard, to Lisa Cuchara (email me  at photographer67@comcast.net for my address) 




"This is perhaps my most unique and dynamic workshop. I start by offering some thoughts on how to prepare yourself to communicate through photography. Then I show five examples of my images and discuss how I created them and the thought process behind them. I conclude with a slide show of images from the southwest while I play a Native American Flute as musical accompaniment. It is truly a moving experience."

Greg will also be leading a moving water workshop Sunday May 18th at Stepstone Falls in Rhode Island/ Meet at 2pm $40. Please bring a check for $40, made out to Greg Lessard to the 4/14 meeting or mail a check for $40, made out to Greg Lessard, to Lisa Cuchara 60 Braeside drive Hamden, CT 06514.




Greg Lessard is a landscape artist with a passion for capturing profound moments in nature. Largely a self-taught photographer, Greg picked up a camera in his early twenties with the simple hope of sharing his discoveries with others. Through years of dedication and devotion to his craft, Greg has become an artist with a unique vision and talent. He is able to engage the viewer and evoke powerful emotional responses with his art.  “What started off with two hand-me-down cameras… has now expanded into almost three rooms of his home. Greg Lessard… is an avid, able photographer whose forte is capturing Mother Nature in her most magical moments. " Greg resides with his beautiful wife Brenda in Eastern Massachusetts, on the shores of Lake Navaho.

“From the grand vista on top of a high mountain at sunset to the minute detail of a sugar maple leaf in fall, my eye explores a myriad of sights and colors. The infinite variety leads my soul to search for solace. While on that journey I often thank God for the glory that He has created. Witnessing His beauty allows me to transcend from the ordinary to a place of peace and harmony. By sharing my artwork, I truly hope that you may also transcend from the mundane and find your solace. Enjoy the journey.”

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Winter Reflection - ID: 1530166 © Greg  Lessard

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Saturday, April 12, 2014

Monday April 14th Greg Lessard presents "Communicating Your Inner Spirit Through Photography"

Join us for our regular Monday meeting April 14th 
Greg Lessard presents "Communicating Your Inner Spirit Through Photography" at the New Haven Camera Club (Whitney Center, Cultural Arts Center, 200 Leeder Hill Drive, Hamden)





"This is perhaps my most unique and dynamic workshop. I start by offering some thoughts on how to prepare yourself to communicate through photography. Then I show five examples of my images and discuss how I created them and the thought process behind them. I conclude with a slide show of images from the southwest while I play a Native American Flute as musical accompaniment. It is truly a moving experience."

Greg will also be leading a moving water workshop Sunday May 18th at Stepstone Falls in Rhode Island/ Meet at 2pm $40. Please bring a check for $40, made out to Greg Lessard to the 4/14 meeting or mail a check for $40, made out to Greg Lessard, to Lisa Cuchara 60 Braeside drive Hamden, CT 06514.



Greg Lessard is a landscape artist with a passion for capturing profound moments in nature. Largely a self-taught photographer, Greg picked up a camera in his early twenties with the simple hope of sharing his discoveries with others. Through years of dedication and devotion to his craft, Greg has become an artist with a unique vision and talent. He is able to engage the viewer and evoke powerful emotional responses with his art.  “What started off with two hand-me-down cameras… has now expanded into almost three rooms of his home. Greg Lessard… is an avid, able photographer whose forte is capturing Mother Nature in her most magical moments. " Greg resides with his beautiful wife Brenda in Eastern Massachusetts, on the shores of Lake Navaho.

“From the grand vista on top of a high mountain at sunset to the minute detail of a sugar maple leaf in fall, my eye explores a myriad of sights and colors. The infinite variety leads my soul to search for solace. While on that journey I often thank God for the glory that He has created. Witnessing His beauty allows me to transcend from the ordinary to a place of peace and harmony. By sharing my artwork, I truly hope that you may also transcend from the mundane and find your solace. Enjoy the journey.”

http://greglessardphotography.com/-/greglessardphotography/







Winter Reflection - ID: 1530166 © Greg  Lessard

dsc 4083-1w - ID: 12117484 © Greg  Lessard



Monday, April 7, 2014

Monday April 14th Greg Lessard presents "Communicating Your Inner Spirit Through Photography"

Monday April 14th Greg Lessard presents "Communicating Your Inner Spirit Through Photography" at the New Haven Camera Club (Whitney Center, Cultural Arts Center, 200 Leeder Hill Drive, Hamden)





"This is perhaps my most unique and dynamic workshop. I start by offering some thoughts on how to prepare yourself to communicate through photography. Then I show five examples of my images and discuss how I created them and the thought process behind them. I conclude with a slide show of images from the southwest while I play a Native American Flute as musical accompaniment. It is truly a moving experience."

Greg will also be leading a moving water workshop Sunday May 18th at Stepstone Falls in Rhode Island/ Meet at 2pm $40. Please bring a check for $40, made out to Greg Lessard to the 4/14 meeting or mail a check for $40, made out to Greg Lessard, to Lisa Cuchara 60 Braeside drive Hamden, CT 06514.



Greg Lessard is a landscape artist with a passion for capturing profound moments in nature. Largely a self-taught photographer, Greg picked up a camera in his early twenties with the simple hope of sharing his discoveries with others. Through years of dedication and devotion to his craft, Greg has become an artist with a unique vision and talent. He is able to engage the viewer and evoke powerful emotional responses with his art.  “What started off with two hand-me-down cameras… has now expanded into almost three rooms of his home. Greg Lessard… is an avid, able photographer whose forte is capturing Mother Nature in her most magical moments. " Greg resides with his beautiful wife Brenda in Eastern Massachusetts, on the shores of Lake Navaho.

“From the grand vista on top of a high mountain at sunset to the minute detail of a sugar maple leaf in fall, my eye explores a myriad of sights and colors. The infinite variety leads my soul to search for solace. While on that journey I often thank God for the glory that He has created. Witnessing His beauty allows me to transcend from the ordinary to a place of peace and harmony. By sharing my artwork, I truly hope that you may also transcend from the mundane and find your solace. Enjoy the journey.”

http://greglessardphotography.com/-/greglessardphotography/







Winter Reflection - ID: 1530166 © Greg  Lessard

dsc 4083-1w - ID: 12117484 © Greg  Lessard



Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Monday April 14th Greg Lessard presents "Communicating Your Inner Spirit Through Photography"

Monday April 14th  Greg Lessard presents "Communicating Your Inner Spirit Through Photography" at the New Haven Camera Club (Whitney Center, Cultural Arts Center, 200 Leeder Hill Drive, Hamden)





"This is perhaps my most unique and dynamic workshop. I start by offering some thoughts on how to prepare yourself to communicate through photography. Then I show five examples of my images and discuss how I created them and the thought process behind them. I conclude with a slide show of images from the southwest while I play a Native American Flute as musical accompaniment. It is truly a moving experience."

Greg will also be leading a moving water workshop Sunday May 18th at Stepstone Falls in Rhode Island/ Meet at 2pm $40. Please bring a check for $40, made out to Greg Lessard to the 4/14 meeting or mail a check for $40, made out to Greg Lessard, to Lisa Cuchara 60 Braeside drive Hamden, CT 06514.




Greg Lessard is a landscape artist with a passion for capturing profound moments in nature. Largely a self-taught photographer, Greg picked up a camera in his early twenties with the simple hope of sharing his discoveries with others. Through years of dedication and devotion to his craft, Greg has become an artist with a unique vision and talent. He is able to engage the viewer and evoke powerful emotional responses with his art.  “What started off with two hand-me-down cameras… has now expanded into almost three rooms of his home. Greg Lessard… is an avid, able photographer whose forte is capturing Mother Nature in her most magical moments. " Greg resides with his beautiful wife Brenda in Eastern Massachusetts, on the shores of Lake Navaho.

“From the grand vista on top of a high mountain at sunset to the minute detail of a sugar maple leaf in fall, my eye explores a myriad of sights and colors. The infinite variety leads my soul to search for solace. While on that journey I often thank God for the glory that He has created. Witnessing His beauty allows me to transcend from the ordinary to a place of peace and harmony. By sharing my artwork, I truly hope that you may also transcend from the mundane and find your solace. Enjoy the journey.”

http://greglessardphotography.com/-/greglessardphotography/







Winter Reflection - ID: 1530166 © Greg  Lessard

dsc 4083-1w - ID: 12117484 © Greg  Lessard



Saturday, March 22, 2014

workshop: Taking Great Close-up Images Using Natural Light

May 3, 2014… Save the Date

Taking Great Close-up Images Using Natural Light

Paul Peterson has once again agreed to give this always popular workshop, in which he shares his techniques of taking striking close-up (macro) images of flowers. He has developed his own style shooting mostly indoors, using diffused natural light. This enables shooting year round in comfort without regard to weather, wind, and harsh lighting. Paul will begin by explaining his techniques for lighting, , use of backgrounds and other techniques he has perfected over the years.

This will be a hands-on workshop, so please bring your camera, a tripod and a macro lens if you have one. If you don’t have a macro lens, just bring what you have. Most of the flowers are large enough that they don’t really require a macro lens. Paul will have flower setups at a  number of stations in his home, so everyone will have ample opportunity to try their hand using his techniques. If you’d like, you may bring a bloom or two. No live creepy crawlies, please!

The workshop will be held on Saturday, May 3rd  in the morning. 

There will be a sign-up sheet at meetings, or you can email me at beadnik2@gmail.com. I will send out an email with directions to Paul’s home about a week before the workshop to all who have signed up.


Please note that workshops are FREE, but you do need to be a current member to attend workshops.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Name Tags

Name Tags


If you are a current member who attends meetings, and you do NOT have a name tag, would you please write your name on a piece of paper and give it to Joan Balen at the next meeting. Alternately, you can send her an email at beadnik2@gmail.com requesting a name tag.