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September Digital Photography Classes

Ad picFall is coming and so is one of our most popular digital photography classes.

Beginners Digital Camera Class

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. Hands-on instruction during each class.
Dates: Mondays 9/8, 9/22, 9/29, 10/06
Times: 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Duration: 4 week session (once a week)
Cost: $249
Complete with: Instructions and Laminated Cheat Sheet*
Location: 363 W Bristol Road, Warminster, PA 18974
* Included with full price purchase. Not included with Specials or Vouchers.

Want to learn Photoshop or Lightroom? We have classes for that too!


Check out our recent Commercial Photography shoot!

Faulkner2_3789Did you know that Katydid Photography does commercial photography shoots in Bucks County? We have the ability to shoot both interior and exterior photos. Our most recent commercial photos were taken for Bethlehem Faulkner Cadillac and Faulkner Subaru.

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.

It’s a SPECIAL Price for those who can do a last minute class at Katydid Photography Studio…

• You’ll Learn what you can do with Your Camera to be in control
• Stop getting blurry or dark pictures
• Learn how to use P, S and A features
• Be in control of Depth of Field for out of focus backgrounds
• Stop Motion for sports games and more
• Learn what equipment works the best for your needs
CameraClass Special
This CLASS Special is for Wed. May 22 and May 29
                              7:00-9:00 pm
Both classes for $75 (regular price $129)
$AVE Now by calling to reserve your seat
or email me at katydidphotograph@comcast.net
Classes taught by Certified Professional Photographer
Kathy Peoples
Katydid Photography Studio
363 W. Bristol Rd.
Warminster, Pa 18974

Phila Flower Show shooting tips

The Flower Show is spectacular this year with the theme of Springime in Paris. However the lighting has a lot to be desired . There just isn’t much light on the displays in the convention center.  There are very high spotlight bulbs and not much else.                                                                                                                      So how do you get your best results with your camera? We all want to remember the grogeous flowers and displays we will see.  My suggestion is if you prefer not to use flash, set your ISO number very high (ex: 1600), shoot your camera setting on P for Program and make sure you are steady and your shutter speed does not go below 1/60 second. If you have IS or VR, make sure to have it on (image stabilization). Now Pay attention to your fstop number and make sure it’s not blinking or saying Lo. If you’d like to manually pop your flash up on P, you can drop your ISO to 400 or 800 ISO so your pictures are not as grainy. Your ideal setting with a flash here would be to choose A or Av on the dial for Aperture Priority. Then pick your fstop of choice being careful that it allows you enough light coming thru the lens. This way you can achieve better depth of field with smaller apertures for more in focus shots. If you choose this way, watch your shutter speed. Try not to go below 1/60 but most people will be able to go to 1/15 sec. if you are very steady only when using the flash.                                                                                                          If you want to move in very close to a flower, set your camera to the Tulip Icon and watch your lighting. You can get as close as a foot to a few inches with most cameras on this setting, but not all cameras and lenses are created equal.  Enjoy a taste of spring and best of luck capturing your favorite flowers!