Bryn Athyn Lights June 25th

Landmark in Lights

Learn to photograph beautiful unique buildings at night using a tripod. Exposures and techniques will be discussed and tried. Filters and tripods will be available for your use. The only night all three buildings will be lit.

This is an amazing night full of possibilities for picture taking. Photograph the cathedral inside and out. Capture the beautiful stained glass windows in all their glory. Learn how to shoot architecture with wide angle lenses and tripods. Capture the famous “blue light” that Kathy loves so much!.

From 7:00-9:00 pm Kathy will help you with Manual Exposure settings, depth of field, how to get stars from the lights and more. Then wander the grounds for an hour on your own or hang and ask questions. If you’ve never been here on this special night, you are in for a Treat!!! The time goes by so quickly on this night and it is a photographers dream.

Date: Tuesday June 25, 2019
Time: 7:00-9:00 PM
Cost: $49.95
Location: Cairnwood Estate Bryn Athyn

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Better Vacation Photos

Trying to get those perfect vacation photos?! Here’s some helpful tips to get you started.

  1. Make sure your batteries are fresh and fully charged
  2. Always bring extra media cards so you wont be deleting images on the fly
  3. Research, Research, Research! Know the location you are going to so you know ahead of time where you wanna go explore and get the best images.
  4. Mix things up with different angles and viewpoints
  5. Take candids when possible so you can capture everyone having fun and creating memories
  6. Stabilize your camera whenever possible, turn on VR (Vibration Reduction)
  7. Take a shot of nearby signage to recall where you have been
  8. Shoot your food! Get a great mouth-watering image by using Macro mode or zooming in tight
  9. Take a variety of photos; wide shots and also focusing on a single subject
  10. Pass the camera around. How will anyone know you were there if you stay behind the camera?!
  11. And remember rule of thirds! Try not to place your subject in the center of your image for better composition

Beach Katydid

Photographing Fireworks

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  1. Use a tripod.
  2. Use a cable release or wireless remote to trigger the shutter if you have one.
  3. Turn on Long Exposure Noise Reduction.
  4. Shoot the highest quality file you can. NEF is ideal.
  5. Set the camera to a low ISO, such as 200.
  6. A good starting point for aperture is f/11.
  7. Instead of choosing a shutter speed, set the camera to Bulb (B) which allows you to keep the shutter open as long as you want. Expose for the entire fireworks burst. You can even keep the shutter open for multiple bursts.
  8. Turn off the autofocus, otherwise it might have difficulty locking onto focus. Manually focus your lens at infinity.

We Welcome Amanda Dedieu to Katydid Photography

Amanda is a graduate of Antonelli Institute and has an associates in specialized technology in photography.

She loves to travel and experience new things. Photography is her passion. She loves meeting new people and collaborating with other creatives. She’s also looking forwarded to working with and learning from Kathy! 

CYBER MONDAY SALE: Beginners Digital Camera Class (4 weeks plus field trip)

$50 OFF our most popular 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. Also 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. A simple assignment will be given to students each week to help them achieve their goals.
All Classes include written instructions and our famous Laminated Cheat Sheet created by Katydid just for you!
All ages welcome!

Dates: Tuesday Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29, 2019 
Includes an Outdoor Field Trip for 2 hrs, on a weekend of your choice.
Times: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Now on sale $199.99