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At Katydid Photography, we offer the option of making your photo in a stretched canvas. These pieces are something that you will treasure and want to show off. What a fantastic way to decorate your home. They are also a great gift for the holidays and birthdays. Your photos are truly a work of art, so why not display them that way? They look fantastic on a easel or display them on your walls.
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Faulkner2_3789Did you know that Katydid Photography does commercial photography shoots in Bucks County? We have the ability to shoot both interior and exterior photos. Our most recent commercial photos were taken for Bethlehem Faulkner Cadillac and Faulkner Subaru.

Workshops

Fairy dust

Fairy dust

baby, eyes, girl

Those eyes

B&W baby love

B&W baby love

It's my 1st Birthday

It’s my 1st Birthday

All Smiles and Giggles

All Smiles and Giggles

Victorian_baby

Victorian_baby

Shhh...Baby Sleeping

Shhh…Baby Sleeping

Bathtub Benjamin

Bathtub Benjamin

 

Fairy_land by Kathy Peoples of Katydid Photography

Fairy_land by Kathy Peoples

KATYDID FAIRYLAND

KATYDID FAIRYLAND

Boys at the pond

Boys at the pond

Baby_Cabbage_Patch

Baby_Cabbage_Patch

Beach art

Beach art

Katydid Cuties

Katydid Cuties

Mommy and me

Mommy and me

Aubrey Newborn Family

Aubrey Newborn Family

Easter baby

Easter baby

Moon child

Moon child

Christmas Cutie

Christmas Cutie

Step into daddy's shoes

Filling Daddy’s Shoes

Thomas the train

Thomas the train

American Beauty

American Beauty

Victorian Baby Girl

Victorian Baby Girl

Little girl in pink

Little girl in pink

Flowers at Easter

Flowers at Easter

The happy little artist girl

The happy little artist girl

Baby in a basket

Baby in a basket

Daddy kisses his girl

Daddy kisses his girl

Baby, Katydid baby, Warminster Photographer, Warminster photography, glamour, glamour baby

I’m one year old!

holiday children studio portrait

Sisters at the holiday

Boys are huggable

Boys are huggable

Baby ready for her bath

Baby ready for her bath

Newborn baby sleeping

Newborn baby sleeping

Footsies

Footsies

Lifestyle portraits

Lifestyle portraits

 

 

 

Let’s start by talking about your camera. It can be any digital camera that has settings such as M, S, Tv, Av or P. There’s lots of ways to get great results. I’ve found over the years by trial and error, that I prefer shooting most of my fireworks pictures on M (manual mode), but I am a manual shooter from way back when I started and I understand the correlation between ISO, shutter speed and f-stop. If you are not there  yet, it’s ok. Let your camera do some of the settings for you instead of being on Manual. Set your Live View to on if you have it. This way you can see to compose a little better then thru the viewfinder. Check out my Guide to great Fireworks photos in the post below this one.

This was set on Manual exposure for 6 secs., f/13 at ISO 400. Shot on a tripod using a remote release.fireworks_manual_1197

The following photo was shot on a tripod using a remote release. It was set on Shutter Priority (not Manual) for 10 secs. at ISO 400. The f/stop was set by the camera at f/16 and it came out great.fireworks_10sec

Try zooming in tight. Sometimes the results are amazing. You can also set your continuous self timer on if you want the camera to shoot every so many seconds while you sit back and enjoy the show. One of my interns loved this idea and it worked great for her.

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This image was taken at 8:40 pm EST with a 300mm lens on a Canon 5D Mark11 on a tripod. With a long shutter speed you have to be careful, you will get a little bit of movement if the boats are going horizontally to you but they can cause some cool lines to appear. The boats that are going slow and coming at you will not appear as blurry but those at the same speed going across in front of you. This was shot on Manual at 6 secs., f/6.3, ISO 400.fireworks_1176

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Fireworks Tips… There are many ways to shoot. Choose one below and stick with it to practice and enjoy the fireworks.

Ideal Way to shoot…. in Bulb Setting   •I find the best way is to use a tripod.  •Use a cable release or wireless remote to trigger the shutter if you have one, otherwise use your 2 sec. self-timer.  • Shoot the highest quality file you can, Jpeg Fine. Use RAW only if you have computer software to convert it.                                                                                                                                                                            •Set the camera to a low ISO, such as 200 ISO to start. Instead of choosing a shutter speed, set the camera to Bulb (B), found under the dial on Manual mode (M). The Bulb setting allows you to keep the shutter open as long as you want. Expose for the entire fireworks burst or for multiple bursts on one frame by holding the shutter open for a few seconds.                                                                                       •Try starting at aperture f/11.  •Focus manually if your camera has a hard time on auto focus                            ••••••Other options instead of Bulb setting…

SHUTTER PRIORITY…Set the shutter speed anywhere from 1” to 30” secs. and the f-stop will be chosen by the camera. Start about 200 or 400 ISO. Tripod only.                                                                                    APERTURE PRIORITY…Choose f/11 -f/16 and the camera will choose the length of the shutter speed. Start about 200 or 400 ISO. Tripod only.                                                                                                                           LAST OPTION… If you want to hand hold, you will want a high ISO so the shutter speed is around1/60 or higher and be steady. Try Program (P) or Shutter Priority (S or Tv), NOT Aperture Priority.  Set VR (vibration reduction) or IS (on Canon) to ON if available to help with camera shake, found on lens.  www.KatydidPhoto.com   215-672-5686

 

Lavender Field Workshop

Our next Photo Workshop is coming up next Saturday, can’t wait to teach you how to set your camera, show you how to capture bees on lavender, how to create special effects thru the lens, how to use close-up filters and macro lenses. Sign up here…limited to 12 students. Sat. July 12, 10am-12:00pm. $59.95

 

We’ll go over Macro and close up Photography during my instruction.

Great opportunity to photograph lavender and bees together 

This was photographed thru the camera this way, learn how!

Date: Saturday 7/12/14
Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Cost: $59.95
Location: Carousel Farm Lavender
5966 Mechanicsville Rd‎ Mechanicsville, PA 18934

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