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Fairy_land by Kathy Peoples of Katydid Photography

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KATYDID FAIRYLAND

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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

Come out! Enjoy a one day event. This is going to be a way to push yourself and have that professional help that you know you need. time to jump in and enjoy photography. We have some really awesome events going on and please come and see what you can create!


Landmark in LightsLandmark in Lights

Learn to photograph beautiful buildings at night using a tripod. Exposures and techniques will be discussed and tried. Filters and tripods will be available for your use. A great night to enjoy the quite surroundings and local architecture. The only night all three buildings will be lit.

Date: Thursday 6/26/14
Time: 8:00-10:00 PM
Cost: $59.95
Duration: One night only
Location: Cairnwood Estate Bryn Athyn


Lavender FieldsLavender Fields

Come take a walk through the beautiful lavender fields of Carousel Farm. Enjoy watching as the bees buzz around you and make their honey. Grab as many photographs as you can with Kathy leading your way. She will help you compose the best looking photographs at the most beautiful areas. Afterwards take a look through the farm store to see what they have.
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


Art of The Barn Tour

Art of The Barn Tour

Bucks County Audubon Society Presents the “Art of the Barn” tour. This tour will take you around some barns of bucks county this is a wonderful opportunity for take beautiful photographs.

This year’s tour will mainly include historic properties in the Rushland, Wrightstown, and Newtown areas encompassing approximately 22 miles.
This year’s brand new tour will feature historic barns and the octagonal school house. Barns have been selected based on unique architecture, colorful histories, and modern uses!

Date: Sunday 7/13/14
Times: 12:00pm-4:00pm
Cost: see Bucks County Audubon Society’s Site


Eastern State Penitentiary Twilight ShootEastern State Penitentiary Twilight Shoot

Get a chance to walk through history and photograph your adventure (maybe catch a ghost). Kathy will be by your side as Eastern State Penitentiary opens their gates to photographers to take as many photos as you would like. HDR (High Dynamic Range) Photography will be discussed and explained in detail to bring more contrast to your photos. A model will be available as well.

Bring a tripod to get tack sharp photos. Don’t have one? Just ask and one will be provided.

Dates: Tuesday 7/15/2014, or 8/19/2014
Time: 5:30pm-8:00pm
Cost: $99 per person. Includes entrance fee
Location: Eastern State Penitentiary
2027 Fairmount Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19130


 Chanticleer Gardens WorkshopChanticleer Gardens Workshop

Photograph the beautiful gardens of Chanticleer.
Gorgeous summer flowers, lotus, landscapes and ruins at the perfect time of night.
I will provide macro lenses for you to try out, close up filters and more accessories.
(tripods are welcome but not necessary)
Date:Saturday August 9th 2014
Cost: $79.95
Duration: 1:00-4:00pm
Location: Chanticleer Gardens
786 Church Road Wayne, PA 19087
(610) 687-4163


Moonlight Cemetery Photo ShootMoonlight Cemetery Photo Shoot

Get together as the sun goes down and learn to photograph the evening light using the moonlight, flashlights, tripods and long exposures. It’s a really cool experience if you’ve never done it before and you’ll come home with some unique shots!
Kathy Peoples will bring flashlights and show you how to shoot using the right ISO and shutter speeds to get great results.
$60 fee to register and $20 pay at the door. Bring your tripod. If you need one to borrow, let me know.
Date: Friday 8/15/2014
Time: 8:00pm-11:00pm
Cost: $60.00 plus $20 at the door
Location: Laurel Hill Cemetery Main Gate
3822 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, PA


 

Everyone knows that you have to start at the beginning. The people who have come to our beginners class have learned a lot and we want you to do the same! Come on out and see what we can offer you.

Here is a rundown of what you will takeaway from this class: You will learn how to master your digital camera. Learn to understand what each function on your camera is and more importantly what it does. Not only will we explore the buttons and dials, we will cover proper exposure using ISO, f-stops, shutter speeds, depth of field, lenses, flash and composition. Discover how to stop the action of sports photos and learn how to take beautiful portraits of your loved ones. Hands-on instruction during each class. 

 

Dates: Thursdays 6/19, 6/26, 7/3, & 7/10
Or Dates: Mondays 7/7, 7/14, 7/21, 7/28
Or Dates: Thursdays 8/7, 8/14, 8/21, 8/28
Or Dates: Mondays 9/8, 9/15, 9/22, 9/29
Times: 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Duration: 4 week session (once a week)
Cost: $249
Complete with: Instructions and Laminated Cheat Sheet 

 

 

 

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