Archive | October 2019

Happy Halloween Pictures!

Happy Halloween!

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Tonights the night for trick-or-treaters! Get your cameras ready and charge up your batteries before they come knocking at your door. Here are some settings to try for digital cameras…

  • Put your camera in the “P” mode (the perfect mode)
  • Manual pop up your built-in flash
  • Set your ISO on the higher end- try 800 ISO
  • Make sure not to be more than 12 feet away from your subject
  • Let your camera do the rest

Happy trick-or-treating!

How To Get That Perfect Autumn Shot

The fall season provides many photo opportunities- with the warm colors surrounding you, there are endless amounts of what you can capture.

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Morning light in October

In Bucks County, there are more than plenty of locations you can shoot photos at. To name a few: Tyler State Park, Peace Valley Park, Fonthill Castle, and Peddler’s Village.

In order to make the colors of fall shine, it’s best to shoot during golden hour, which is the hour before sunset. During the Golden Hour, the sunlight is soft and warm, which creates a warm effect on your image.

Abstract photography works great in fall photography. If you run across any patterns, or anything that creates a shape, take a photo of it! Besides abstract things, foliage should be your main focus when shooting. Be sure to capture the leaves at their brightest!

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Fall colors showing their beauty at noon with lots of contrast

Contrast should be inviting. For example, if you took a picture overlooking a field filled with the colors of autumn also with a white colored house, the house will standout among its surroundings. A blue sky can also give off the same effect. To deepen those color tones, use a polarizing filter on your lens.

If you’re interested in learning more about the features of your camera, how it make your backgrounds blurry on purpose, how to get sharp landscapes and more, please see our website or call Kathy for private lessons (215) – 262 – 7515.

Visit our large studio in the rear of the property with plenty of parking. We also have three acres of landscaped grounds for you to practice taking pictures. Call us today!

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Family Portrait Season Is Upon Us!

Fall is upon us, the leaves are changing! The only thing you need is a good photographer who can capture the color of the season, great poses and expressions of your family.

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Where To Shoot

Bucks County is filled with parks, creeks, and rivers that can pose to be optimal locations for capturing the fall weather. You can also photograph on our studio grounds. We have lots to offer such as a springhouse rock wall, gazebo, pond, and gardens.

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Dress Appropriately

Fall is usually associated with cold weather and sweaters, it’s not best to appear wearing short sleeve t-shirts when the environment surrounding a subject screams fall. Colors also play a roll in photos. As your photographer, our goal is to make your subject contrast with their environment, driving attention towards them. Choose no more than three colors for your entire family, make sure there’s no patterns too. Colors that are optimal for fall include blues, purples, reds, black, and even jeans. Everyone featured must be dressed either casually or formally, no in-between. Baggy clothing is also not recommended and shoes do count.

 

We would love to speak with you about preparing for your family portrait session! Please give us a call at 215-262-7515 for your personal consultation.

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Photographing Halloween Ghosts and Haunted Houses at Night

Kathy Peoples of Katydid Photography went to her favorite spot for spectacular images of life size ghost and goblins. Not everyone can create ethereal works of art out of the gauze once used to cast broken bones. Retired city school art teacher Dolores Dragan can, with a Halloween display that stops traffic. Every year, she adds more figures that are patterned after people she knows. It’s a site not to miss!

Here are some of the images we took with a tripod using long exposures. Students also learned how to light paint with flashlights.

We’ll be back here on October 24th from 6PM-8PM , so be sure to join us!

For more classes coming up, please visit our website at www.katydidphoto.com

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Sunflower Field Workshop!

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Come join me as we photograph the beauty of the sunflowers in the morning light. This is a newly planted field. I’m told there will be lots of color variety. Shoot with your Macro or closeup lenses for detailed work to create beauty at it’s finest. Also bring your wide angle lens for some great field shots too. Cell Phone pictures are welcome too!

Location: directions will be sent to you after you sign up. Danboro, Pa
Date: Sat.October 5, 2019
Time: 10:00 (arrive by 10:00) Kathy will teach for an hour.
Cost: $25.00. There is an addt’l $12.99 for entrance fee which includes staying for up to 3 hours.

To sign up, visit katydidphoto.com