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Connecticut Professional Photographers Association

Lisa Cuchara and " How to Make your Photos POP with Adobe Camera Raw (ACR)

  • June 25, 2018
  • 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Homewood Suites West Street, Southington, CT


  • Registration after June 18th requires payment of a late fee.
  • Lecture with Lite Dinner with Complimentary Beer and Wine register before June 18, 2018 to avoid a late fee.
  • Registration after June 18, 2018 with late fee.
  • Register by June 18, 2018 to avoid a late fee
  • Can only be used once and must be accompanied by a member of CTPPA. Dinner is not included with this option.
  • Registration of a non-member before June 18, 2018.
  • Entry to CTPPA event with late fee.
  • Must be a guest of a CTPPA member. This can be used only one time.

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"How to make your Photographs POP with Adobe Camera RAW (ACR)"

There is something for everyone, beginners, intermediate and advance users. Learn the ins and outs of ACR (Adobe Camera RAW). Expand your post-processing capabilities by learning how to make your images POP by processing your images in ACR. The Adobe Camera Raw (ACR) editor can be a very simple but useful tool for new photographers and for post-processing minimalists; they can make a few quick tweaks and enhance their photographs in a powerful but non-destructive manner. For more advanced users ACR can be a powerful RAW processer and/or a wonderful raw plug-in. HDR, panoramic, lens correction, noise reduction, dehaze - there is more to ACR than just adjusting exposure, shadows and highlights. Lightroom users will find that the ACR processor in Photoshop is virtually identical to the tools in Lightroom’s Develop module. Both LR and ACR utilize "parametric image editing", which means edits are saved as instructions/parameters in an xmp "sidecar" file -- pixels are not altered making the editing " non-destructive" (you can edit or undo it at any time). Saving the edits as instructions/parameters means that you are not actually changing the image but rather you are changing the way the software interprets the RAW data. ACR can also be used as a "plugin" (Photoshop CC CC2014, CC2105) which means that you can use the ACR filter on more than just RAW/DNG filetypes like TIFF and JPEG files - or on ANY layer in a Photoshop file and you can use ACR as a filter on images that are already open in Photoshop.


About Lisa:

Lisa Cuchara is very passionate about photography and she enjoys both being behind the lens and in the digital darkroom. Lisa and her husband Tom are known throughout the Greater New England Area and beyond for their expertise in Photography and in Photoshop, and for their inspirational and informative photo tours, classes, and workshops. Lisa has created numerous award winning photographic images and enjoy sharing her vision, passion and knowledge with other people. Her photographs have appeared in Adirondack Life, Wild Bird, Birder’s World, in calendars, and on the cover of a fictional paperback novel. Lisa has also had images accepted into the PPA (Professional Photographers Association) loan collection. Lisa loves to teach, inspire and share. Amherst Media recently asked Lisa and Tom to write a photography book about their HDR and light painted images. This paperback book, called “Create Fine Art Photographs from Historic Places and Rusty Things” is on Amazon and at bookstores. Their second book with Amherst media, “The Frog Whisperer” will be out July 2018. Check out Lisa and Tom's photo and editing classes, their photo tours and workshops, and view their photographs at

Lisa will have her book available for purchase and for signing the night of her program.

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