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Beginners Digital Camera Class SALE

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 with professional instructor, Kathy Peoples.  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!
Dates: Tuesday Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30, 2018 
Includes an Outdoor Field Trip for 2 hrs, on a weekend of your choice.
Times: 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Location: Katydid Photography, 363 W. Bristol Road, Warminster, PA
“Our Most Popular Class!” OR CALL to sign up 215-672-5686. 

SALE $!199.99  Regular $249.99


Feb. Lessons 1/2 price

Sign up thru the month of Feb. and get your Private Lesson for 1/2 price. One private hour, Now $50. The best deal is 2 full hours for $75.00 Sign up by calling 215-672-5686 to schedule your appointment thru the month of February. Take advantage of weekday appoinments, Monday thru Thursday from 10:00-4:00.

Chris Joins the Katydid Photography Team

CLC_9592_CLind_4x6 Katydid Photography Studio is happy to announce the newest member of its team, Chris Lind!

A word from Chris: Hello, I am so excited to be here at Katydid Photography!

From the moment I could flip the pages of magazines, I have been captivated by images. By 1996, I realized that photography was a passion while holding a cardboard camera, and by 1999, I had built my first darkroom in a small bathroom. While the process of making a photograph has come a long way since then, I find that making images is still a celebration of life, of beauty, and of the journey.

Kathy is a master of her craft and dedicated to beautiful, quality portraiture. Did I mention that her photo classes are informative and fun? (Yes, you can enjoy learning to take your camera off auto!)  Kathy puts her heart into all things photography. She cares about her clients and that shows! I am happy to be here at Katydid Photography, and I hope that we can help you celebrate all that’s beautiful in your journey!


Fall in Bucks County

Nik0017CuttalossaCome kickstart your creativity into gear at this unique property! Get on this grounds, inside the fence, see the Artist Studio, photograph 2 models, babydoll sheep and get instruction from professional photographer, Kathy Peoples. All this for only $99.00!

Don’t miss this quaint and wonderful world tucked back in the valley of famous New Hope, Pa. Cuttalossa Farm was patterned after Monet’s paintings. It has weathered buildings, water wheel, pond, Artist Studio on the grounds and lots of babydoll sheep! Check out our workshop being held on Sat. Oct. 19th from 9:00-11:00 am. Get instruction, have 2 models to photograph, and take lots of wonderful photos! Call Kathy to sign up at 215-672-5686.

Teen Camera Camp Week

Kids Photography CampIt’s Friday and it’s the last day of teen camp.  I am going to miss each and every one of these children! They all brought something different to the group.  And I have to say they were all very talented in their own way. I know they all enjoyed taking lots of pictures and the consensus was that close up photography was their favorite out of everything they shot.

This morning it was our field trip day and we went to a local art garden and the kids were given their assignment from me. They needed to spell out their name by searching for letters, abstract or otherwise. They did a great job and here are the results.                          SammiSammi

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Then it was off to Lahaska and we looked for butterflies and bees and frogs. Look what Stephen found, a frog sitting quietly  on a rock in the pond.stephenfrog

Next we looked for Composition Rules. Here are some they found.




Donna, the owner of Riah Hair Studio allowed us to take some great sunflower shots in front of her salon.



It was a great week and I can’t wait till next year!


Thursday was a super rainy day and it turned out to be a good thing as we had planned to do our Photoshop editing this day.  So we stayed inside learning how to manipulate, cutout and place the kids photos into other pictures they found on the web. They were very excited to see the end results. Here is what they accomplished.

Sammi did a kiss pose and Lella took her portrait. Sammi then made herself kiss Harry from the band One Direction.

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Next Shane was holding up a stool and cut out the stool and then inserted himself holding a helicopter in front of the white house.shanes picture copyThen Lella took a jump pose and put herself floating in outer space.


This pose the girls did together in front of a blue screen and Lella cut them out and put them into a circus scene using Adobe Photoshop CS5, transformed them so it looked like they were on an angle balancing themselves onto the elephant, and then added a trapeze bar since her hands were up in the air when we took the shot. It’s amazing what ideas kids can come up with. sam and lella

Here’s the original we shot. Katydid4114

Then Stephens turn, he wanted to be inside a popular game that he plays on the computer called Mine Craft.

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It’s Wednesday and we started off in the studio this morning learning how to Light Paint with the kids. They all took turns, twirling the glow sticks and glo-ball and taking photographs. They learned how to accumulate light on their sensor with long exposures. Then we light painted Lella with glow sticks to outline her. Next she wrote her name in the dark with the glow ball, lots of fun.

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After lunch, we ventured outside and took some Monochrome (B&W) photos by changing out Picture Style settings in the camera. Stephen took this one of us.
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Here we are in the studio with the lights out and Stephen is holding the head of Lella. We did this by light painting with a small pen light.

Next it was time for some hard work, trying to capture water droplets and bubbles in mid-air and as they dropped and made a splash. Waterdrop4283It was a packed fun filled day! _________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Catastrophe by Katydid

Catastrophe by Katydid

A great day for some fun and excitement at Teen Camera Camp Week. It’s our second day. With Adobe Photoshop helping us, the kids helped me make a Super Villan out of Sammi with flames in her hair, green skin and fist power. Stephen was being  jolted backwards from the crack in the driveway she created, Lella is being lifted from the lightning bolt that came out of Sammi, and we have Shane who was about to throw a bomb but was caught by Sammi’s explosive power (sounds like the making of a book). We took the photo in the driveway with the Canon 5D Mark II camera and 24-105mm f/4 IS lens and then it took us about 2 hours to create the final image.

_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________   Monday at camera camp, the Teens first day at Katydid Camera Week. They told me they learned a lot already, yippee, they paid attention! I told them we were going to learn to use the “P” mode first. Would they like to call it Program Mode, Professional Mode or Perfect Mode? They chose Professional Mode. Next they adjusted their ISO numbers according to the light they were about to shoot in. I started off teaching them how to shoot in dark inside areas so they understood how long exposures keep their shutter speeds open longer and gather light to make a proper exposure. They started having fun right away. Here’s an example  by Lella


Then we went on to learning to shoot fast shutter speeds and stop action with levitation photos. They each posed for each other and I combined their picks together in one photo for them. This was lots of fun for 13 year olds but I think any age would love this.


Next, we played with closeup filters on the front of the camera lens and Shane found a bee that was totally covered with pollen. It was really cool. Shane

A Butterfly landed and quickly took off but Stephen was able to grab it with his telephoto lens on his new Nikon DSLR.Stephen

Lella found these water drops on one of the elephant ears and used her close up feature  (the tulip icon) on her Kodak Easy share compact camera.lella2643

Sammi found some bees hanging out together that were barely moving. Guess it was still early for them!


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Landmark in Lights at Bryn Athyn, Pa

I love to shoot at Bryn Athyn and last night was our workshop at their “Landmark in Lights” event. The lights go on about 8:00 pm and stay on till 11:00. Last year was packed with photographers all over the lawn. This year was definitely lighter. I was surprised since it was such a beautiful night to photograph.

I love to share and teach so off we went to check out our surroundings. The night sky was still light so it gave us ample opportunity to photograph some of the beautiful gardens there. (I happen to know the gardener and she does such a beautiful job here at all seasons).

As the sun went down and the lights came on, it was time to start shooting from the grounds. We started with Cairnwood Mansion (an old favorite of mine from shooting weddings in the day). It is just grande! Here’s one I shot and played with in Photoshop. The original image is gorgeous but I wanted to try something new.


Next door to this is the Pitcairn Estate

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The night sky was getting darker and we turned around to see the Cathedral all lit up. What a beautiful scene! My one student Christine had never been here before, only driven by, and she was so thrilled to be on these spectacular grounds.


Again getting darker, so one last shot, but let’s try a closer view. This is one of my favorites from the night.


So last but not least, I taught how to use your zoom lens to get some very cool abstracts. Here’s my version. Each one will look different.


All night scenes were photographed using long exposures, +/- adjustments, if necessary, self-timer and tripod. If you’d like to join me on a workshop shooting adventure, please check out my schedule at http://www.KatydidPhoto.com


BEGINNERS DIGITAL CAMERA CLASS starts June 18th and June 25th., Tuesday evening from 7:00-9:00 PM. Great class with lots of information about how to use the dials and menu’s on your camera. DSLR and Compact cameras are welcome! Personalized instruction with Hands-on Learning. Every class is Guaranteed or your money refunded. Now’s the time to take those great shots of the kids, sports, vacations and more! Sign up on our website or call Kathy at the studio (215-672-5686). http://www.KatydidPhoto.com