Come 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.
Unique Photo Experience Sat. Oct. 19, 2013. Held at CUTTALOOSA Farm in New Hope, Pa (designed after Monet paintings). Workshop with Kathy Peoples. Get on the grounds, see the Artist Studio, shoot from angles you’ve never been able to before! Two sessions available. 9:00-11:00 (including feeding the animals…adorable babydoll sheep, roosters, etc.) and 11:00-1:00. $99.00/session. Add $50 for Image processing instruction and help from 5:00-7:00 at Katydid Photography Studio for a fun night, pizza included! Contact Kathy 215-672-5686. 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
Would you like to add some punch to your images? Then try a polarizing filter. A polarizer is the one filter every photographer should have handy for landscapes and general outdoor shooting. By reducing glare and unwanted reflections, polarized shots have richer, more saturated colors, especially in the sky. Be aware that you must turn the filter ring to where the image looks its best. Also you will lose approximately one and a half stops of light coming thru your lens. The filter is a neutral grayish color and cuts down the amount of light coming into your lens. Therefore do not leave it on when you are taking inside photos.
If you own a compact point-and-shoot camera that does not accept filters, don’t fret. My husband uses this trick. If you have a pair of quality sunglasses, then simply take them off your head and use them as your polarizing filter. Place the glasses as close to the camera lens as possible, then check their position in the LCD viewfinder to make sure you don’t have the rims in the shot. The exposure meter will read the sunglasses and your photos will look more saturated in colors, especially good for bright sunny landscape photos.
A polarizing filter is also great to cut glare when taking outdoor photos during the daytime. It cuts glare, so if you are photographing a car show and want to see the color of the car instead of the reflections on the metal, try turning the ring on the filter and you will see the glare diminish. Great for shooting thru glass and water also.
You can purchase a polarizer filter at your local camera shop or at B&H Photo thru the internet. Make sure you know your lens thread size which is shown on your lens as a #mm or look for the circle with a line thru it and that is your filter thread size. Every lens you own could be different thread sizes so be aware that you may have various thread sizes for each lens.
Have you wondered how to take great pics of your Christmas tree? There’s 2 ways to do it! Photographing on a tripod with long exposures and a lower ISO is usually recommended for best results. However if you find yourself without a tripod wanting to take pictures at a friends house, brace yourself and turn on your Vibration Reduction or use a coffee table to help stablize your image. Your next option is to use the highest ISO available with your VR on.
A fun project is to set your shutter speed to low settings such as 2-15 seconds, set your ISO at 100-400 and zoom the lens barrell during the exposure. Also moving the camera in circles and up and down motion can create some very unique patterns. Give it a Whirl!!!
If you’d like to try these techniques out on Christmas lights outside this time of year, we have a Holiday Light Workshop scheduled for Dec. 20th from 6:00-8:00 pm that you can sign up for and these techniques will be tried and explained for you. Another one after the holidays to Longwood Gardens is planned. Watch our calendar for the weather update time.