Archive | January 2016

The Power of Lighting and Posing Using Studio Lights.

You asked for it so we brought this class back!

Learn how to successfully light subjects in an indoor, controlled studio environment with studio lights. We’ll go over what type of lights to use, getting the proper exposure and how to set up lighting ratios and backgrounds.
Also our model will be posing for us as you take photos on the 3rd night

THREE DATES ARE INCLUDED in this class. Total Cost: $179.00.

Dates: Tuesdays, February 16, 23, March 1, 2016

Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Don’t miss this class if you want to learn more about studio lighting and posing!

Please sign up at

Beginners Camera Class February and March Dates.

Choose from these two sets of 4 consecutive evenings.

February Dates: Wednesdays, February 17, 24, March 2, 9 2016

March Dates: Tuesdays, March 8, 15, 22, 29, 2016

Times: 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Cost: $199.99

Instructions, Field Trip and Laminated Cheat Sheet can be purchased separately

Location: 363 W. Bristol Road, Warminster, PA 18974

A GREAT class to start out with for the BEGINNER!

All brands of digital cameras are welcome, DSLR and Compact
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, get blurry bokeh backgrounds and plenty more! Hands-on instruction during each class.

Beginners Camera One Day Crash Course.

Date: Saturday February 20, 2016

Time: 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Lunch break: 12-1:00
Bagels, cookies, soft drinks included

Cost: $199.00

Location: 363 W Bristol Road, Warminster, PA 18974

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. Bring your camera for hands-on learning for this fun day. Don’t let your camera intimidate you anymore!

Winter is the perfect time of year to get yourself motivated and learn. All our classes are guaranteed or your money back!

We’re coming to Myrtle Beach!!

Myrtle Beach-ATALAYA CASTLE in Huntington Beach State Park

Date: TUESDAY, FEB. 9, 2016
10:00 am-12:00 pm
Cost: $59.99 per person
Two hour Hands-on Learning Experience using MANUAL and Aperture Priority settings. Kathy will show you how to use your f-stops, shutter speeds and ISO settings all together for the best results possible. We’ll also be paying attention to Composition and learning how best to use the rules of composition to our advantage.

Capture the landscape and architecture of this 1930’s castle with beautiful photographs created by YOU!
Location: Huntington Beach State Park, Atalaya Castle, 16148 Ocean Hwy, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

Click the Link: Katydid Photography School to sign up.


Beginners Digital Camera Crash Course in Myrtle Beach

Date: Thursday Feb. 11, 2016
Times: 9:30 am-2:00 pm pm
Duration: All day Bootcamp
Cost: $99.99
Comes with Kathy’s Famous CHEAT SHEET, free $10 value.
Location will be announced shortly before class date. (Myrtle Beach area)

You will learn to how to use the “Program” mode for “perfect” pictures. Learn to understand which important functions on your camera will help your photography stand out. Not only will we explore the buttons and dials, we will cover proper exposure using ISO shutter speeds and f-stops. Discover how to stop the action of sports photos and learn how to take beautiful portraits of your loved ones. Hands-on instruction . 

Click the link: Katydid Photography School to sign up.


Get 1/2 hr. FREE with purchase of One Hour Private Lesson Sale

Price: $99.99. *Purchase offer thru Jan. 31, 2016. Beginner or Intermediate Levels. Kathy Peoples will personally instruct you using your camera modes, features and more. Tailored to your needs!
Lessons: Must be used Monday through Thursday between 10:00am-4:00pm from Jan. 5 thru March 30, 2016.

Happy New Year!! Here’s a tip for the cold weather.


Here is a tip for keeping your hands from freezing when touching your tripod.

You can buy tripod leg wraps, but they will run you $19.95 up to $54.95. You can also make some like the pictures above with foam pipe insulation for under $5.00.

I looked up the dimensions of my tripod online which was about 1.15 inches. Then I looked up which home improvement store was closest and saw that the Lowe’s near me had 1-1/4 inch foam pipe insulation. When I got there they only had 1 inch foam pipe insulation. So I got the 6 foot foam pipe insulation that was pre slit and had glue on it to seal to itself, Which was $1.94. Then I got some electrical tape, which was $1.99.

I used a little but sharp knife to cut the foam insulation tube into three 4 inch or a little bigger than my hand sections. To get the same size, I used the first foam piece that I cut when cutting the other two. Then put one around one of the tripod legs to make sure it would fit, since it was a little tight, I scored two lines down the inside of the tube and cut just a little bit of foam out. Then I wrapped the foam tube around the tripod leg and put a piece of electrical tape between the glue/ seal area and the tripod leg, so the foam tube wouldn’t stick to the leg.

You could put duct tape or hockey stick tape on the foam tube to give it a little personality, but the glue on the seal should keep it from opening.

It’s a cheap, but effective way to keep your hands from freezing when you touch your tripod during this winter.

Have fun and stay warm this winter!