Archive | April 2013

Bench Pressure Challenge

We were fortunate to photograph a talented young lady named Tira Mitchell who was chosen to go to Vegas for the The Bench Pressure All-Around Challenge, held on April 14 – 15, 2013. It pits four masters of the bench against each other in three tests of their abilities. Awards will be presented for each sub-challenge, with an overall winner being picked at the conclusion of the three contests. These sessions are lively, interactive and a great opportunity for networking … all while showing the world just what you’re capable of creating. These four bench professionals will demonstrate their skill in setting, wax carving and a special challenge sponsored by the Palladium Alliance International.

bench challenge poster

New Classes Available

External Flash Photography Workshop Wednesday 5/15 6:30p.m. to 9:30p.m.     Cost: $99
Come shoot with me as I teach you how to use your flash in various modes and figure out what works best for you. I will also show how to use multiple flashes together for awesome light.

You will photograph a model outside at a local park and then head back into the studio to shoot with your flash with Kathy’s guidance.

Then to top off the night, we will review your images and do slight enhancements in Photoshop.

You will need any version of Photoshop (Elements or CS), your camera, the external flash unit(s) and your tripod (optional) .

We are going to be leaving the studio so remember to get gas and charge your flash batteries.

Photography Composition Class Tuesday 5/28 7:00-9:00 PM

Cost: $79.95

Composition One Night Class

Learn the elements that make up a great photo!

Composition refers to the arrangement of visual elements in a photo. As a photographer, you use lines, shapes, colors, tones, patterns, textures, balance, symmetry, depth, perspective, scale, and lighting to bring your images to life.

We will cover Creativity, Style, Color Balance, Simplicity, Rule of Thirds, Center of Interest, Framing, Leading Lines, Lighting, Subject Matter, Technique, Story Telling Impact and Presentation.


Teen Camera Camp Week Monday 7/29 – Friday 8/2 9am-3pm Lunch Break 12-12:45 Ages: 13 – 18

Cost: $500

Let your teen be a part of our first ever Teen Camp Week where we will explore the fundamentals of photography and where we will get creative and photograph the beautiful bucks county surroundings. With the large classroom/studio area there is nothing holding them back.

Day 1: Learn Camera Basics and other stuff

Day 2: Be Creative with composition, color and technique

Day 3: Be photographed and photograph each other

Day 4: Learn to manipulate your photos in various programs *

Day 5: Field trip to a local park, photograph flowers and wildlife**

*on Day 4 Please bring a laptop

** transportation provided

Dates: Monday 7/29 – Friday 8/2

Times: 9am-3pm Lunch Break 12-12:45

Ages: 13 – 18


Beginners Camera One Day Crash Course Saturday 5/18/13 9:30 AM- 3:30 PM, Lunch break 12-1:00

Cost: $199 per person

An all-day event to learn how to use your camera and take it off Auto. Settings, depth of field, f-stops, shutter speeds, ISO, scene modes and more will be discussed and tried. Bring your camera for hands-on learning for this fun day. Don’t let your camera intimidate you anymore!


Photoshop Elements & CS5 Beginners Monday May 6, 13, 20 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Cost: $225

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.


Go to to sign up!

The Month of May Special

Let Katydid Photograph your best friend

The “Dog Days” Are Coming!!

Set up your appointment now!

Available dates May – 3, 4, 6, 8, 9, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30

Kids and Adults may be added for $15 in your photo shoot

$149 for half an hour outdoor session

Receive one final 11×14 wall portrait

Please contact Katydid Photography to set up the date and time.

More Class Dates!

I have been slowly learning how to post new things on site. I have learned a whole bunch about the site as I’m settling in here. I have posted more dates to the site for the Digital Camera Class and the 2 Week introduction Class. Go and take a look. Just click the link above and see what we have to offer.


Don’t see something that you want? Contact us and Kathy will set up a time so she can have a private lesson with you!



Digital Camera Class Part 2—The End

Here at Katydid we really enjoy our classes. I am rather new to coming to them and I have seen first hand what Kathy does and the connection that she has with her students. It is really great to watch and see as people are learning. Not only are there the times that Kathy is talking about camera stuff, she also makes people laugh, and this will make people feel comfortable in her studio to ask questions and to know that they will be answered.


Last night was the last night of our four-week class Digital Camera Class Part II. This is the class where it might be the most difficult as we jump out of “program” mode and move into manual. This was then compounded with the use of a flash. I think that the student have a pretty good grasp on what they learned (check the student Facebook page).


It is sad to see these people who I have watched learn to really use their camera graduate and sent out into the world. Though we don’t just let these wonderful students go and that’s it, we want to see them grow, but we will miss their need to have candy tossed their way. I have really enjoyed myself and can’t wait to see the next class that comes though the studio.