Tom Cuchara, HonNEC


About Tom Cuchara

Tom Cuchara, HonNEC (CT) is very involved in the photographic community as he believes that his talents should also give back. He volunteers for events like Help Portrait, DCF Teen Night Out, Flavors (American Liver Foundation), etc. and sees his photography as a way to connect with the world. He says that his photography has opened many doors, allowing him the opportunity to visit a variety of places and meet many interesting people. Tom is past-president of the New Haven Camera Club and of the Connecticut Association of Photographers and he is currently a Vice President of the New England Camera Club Council (NECCC) as well co-chair of the 2018, 2019 and 2021 and 2022 NECCC Photography Conferences. Tom and his wife Lisa have been photographing portraits, weddings, babies, etc. 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”.

Tom and Lisa have published two books with Amherst Media. The first called “Create Fine Art Photographs from Historic Places and Rusty Things” is about their HDR and light painted images; it can be ordered from Amazon and is also available at brick-and-mortar bookstores like Barnes and Noble. Their second book “The Frog Whisperer: Portraits and Stories” is about macro photography, using frogs as subjects. Tom and Lisa have had many successful gallery exhibitions and their work has been accepted into various juried exhibitions. Their photographs have appeared in Adirondack Life, Wild Bird, Birder’s World, in calendars and on calendar covers, and on the cover of a paperback novel. Their images have won awards at the local, state, national, and international levels. They are also known for their expertise in Photography and in Photoshop, and for their inspirational and informative photography workshops. They are excited to have an opportunity to inspire you with their “Creativity is contagious, pass it on” philosophy and their “Don’t shoot what it looks like, shoot what it feels like” approach. Tom and Lisa are also leaders for Wildside Tours. You can peruse their photography and post-processing classes, photo tours and workshops and view our photography by visiting,