Archive | April 2010

Tip of the Week

When photographing newborns, keep a space heater close by. To photograph a bare naked butt, slowly take off the diaper and let the cold air hit the baby before removing it completely or you will often get a surprise!  Have mom in the picture cuddling with her baby. Watch for lighting and expression before shooting but always be ready.

Your photos into paintings

Recreate your photos into a painting! Sit at my computer and I’ll teach you how.

Create Artwork for your home. Special pricing $49 for 1 hour of my time. Good thru April 30th only.

Call me to set up your time slot. Must be Mon. thru Thurs. daytime hours. Spring into Photoshop!

Check out my before and after, done in less than an hour.

Holy Communion Pictures

First Holy Communion is always a very special time in your child’s life.  Having a portrait done  by a professional photographer is a great way to help preserve this important event.

We offer a large selection of beautiful backgrounds and props.

Portrait sessions are scheduled by individual appointment, so please contact us at 215-672-5686.

PHOTOSHOP ELEMENTS Class starts May 11th

Learn Photoshop’s menus, options and tools.  Crop, resize, make changes and upload images.

Learn how to create layers, use control keys to make effects, transform photos, adjust all color levels and then how to flatten the layers and save your image in various formats.  Katydid will show you how to make general enhancements, special effects and how to create collages. Create beautiful black and white images and learn how to colorize only parts of your image for an artistic look.

Once you have mastered Photoshop the capabilities are endless! Professional expert Kathy Peoples teaches you how.

  • Classes start:  Tuesday, May 11, 18, 25, June 1
  • Times:  6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  • Duration:  4 Week Session
  • Cost:  $249
  • Deposit:  A deposit of $49 to hold your seat, balance of $200 due at first class

Classes held at Katydid Photography Studio, 363 W. Bristol Road, Warminster, PA 18974, 215-672-5686,

email:  katydidphotography@comcast.net

www.katydidphoto.com

Camera Class Beginners DSLR

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.  A separate weekend field trip is included to try out all your new skills.  Bring a friend and save $20.

  • Classes:  Monday, April 19, 26, May 3, 10,  plus a Field Trip
  • Times:  7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Duration:  4 weeks
  • Cost: $199 complete with instructions and laminated camera cheat sheet
  • Deposit:  $49 to hold your seat, balance of $150 due at first class

Classes held at Katydid’s Photography Studio, 363 W. Bristol Road, Warminster, PA 18974, 215-672-5686,

email:  katydidphotography@comcast.net

www.katydidphoto.com

Serious DSLR users… Go Beyond the Basics!

Hands on class, lots of fun shooting… 

Night photography, such as shooting the star trails, moving car lights, street scenes, etc.
Using light spheres at night to create and light objects.
Also more in depth menu options in your camera.
Using hot shoe mounted flash units and some off camera flash techniques.

Prerequisite: Beginning Digital Photography

  • Classes:  Tuesday, April 13, 20, 27 of 2010
  • Times:  7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Duration:  3 weeks
  • Cost: $149
  • Deposit:  $49 to hold your seat, balance of $100 due at first class

Classes held at Katydid’s Photography Studio, 363 W. Bristol Road, Warminster, PA 18974, 215-672-5686,

email: katydidphotography@comcast.net

www.katydidphoto.com

Field Trip Photos

Tip of the week

Spring is a great time of year to photograph. Everything is new again!  Try to see things from the height of the subject. For instance, shoot flowers from a low vantage point, not from standing position. Get in closer than you normally would and look for  simplicity in your composition. Use a piece of white cardboard to reflect light into the shadow areas.

Take a piece of sky blue poster board and place it behind your flower to act as sky if there is a building or such behind the flowers you are photographing. Use a larger fstop (5.6) to throw the background out of focus and noone will ever know it wasn’t a true sky.