Tag Archive | Photography

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

Suffering from cabin fever? Get out for private lessons with Kathy Peoples of Katydid Photography! Learn how to take advantage of the winter weather and take pictures of the snow!

For a limited time get 1/2 hr. FREE with purchase of One Hour Private Lesson.

Visit Katydidphotograpy.com/school for more details.

*Beginner or Intermediate Levels. Kathy Peoples of Katydid Photography 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 Feb. 2 thru March 30, 2016.

$50 off! Photoshop Elements & CS6 – CC class for Beginners. HOLIDAY SALE!

Photoshop Elements & CS6 – CC class for Beginners, on sale for $249.00, regularly priced at $299.00!

GREAT FOR A GIFT OR FOR ENHANCING YOUR OWN SKILL SET. 

Learn Photoshop’s menus, options and tools. Crop, resize, make changes and upload images. Learn how to create layers, use control keys to make effects, transform photos, adjust all color levels and then how to flatten the layers and save your image in various formats. Photographer Kathy Peoples will show you how to make general enhancements, special effects and how to create collages. Create beautiful black and white images and learn how to colorize only parts of your image for an artistic look. 

The dates are flexible to your schedule, you let us know what month works best for you throughout 2016.
Dates: TBA
Times: 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Duration: 4 Week Session (once a week)
Location: 363 W Bristol Road, Warminster, PA 18974

Questions contact: Katydidphotography@comcast.net

Come photograph the Wolves with me!

This is quite the Experience! Photograph wolves, learn your settings and get to hang out with these guys for 2 hours. Also have your professional portrait taken with them, what more could you ask for? This workshop always fills up fast! It’s at a private location in New Jersey, one hour from Warminster, Pa. Details will be sent to you after signing up. We meet prior to our outing at a diner close by to go over details and settings and have a bite to eat. Scheduled for Sunday Feb. 15th 10:45 Brunch, 12:00-2:00 shoot, $80 workshop fee. To sign up call the studio at 215-672-5686 or register on our meetup site http://www.meetup.com/BucksCountyPhotographers/

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Some reviews of our wolf workshop…

I woke up the next day saying….”I want to pet a wolf!” It was an amazing experience!” Julia

“Wow, I can’t believe how cool this workshop was! I learned a lot about my camera and where to set things, but I really loved having the wolves literally, right at my feet. Thank you so much Katydid!” Erin

“Thank you for getting this workshop together. Your structure was perfect. My daughter and I learned about the wolves habits, saw them in action and had our pictures taken by Kathy and they are beautiful. Love you Katydid!” Michelle

“I’ve been on a lot of photo workshops, but this one is the best! So insightful and delightful. Loved every minute of it.” George

Cute Kiddies!

It’s an exciting time when we can have younger clients here for a portrait session. We pride our selves with making the little ones feel right at home while we capture their smiles. Take a look at some from our shoots from the past week.

 

Let us know what we can do to make your angel look their best. Sessions are available, please feel free to call and set up a time.

Katydid Photography  215.672.5686

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Cute little Cabbage Patch!


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Look at that face!

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.

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.

Look who’s turning 1!

We captured her big day for her! Baby portraits outside are great when your child can sit up and we have 3 acres here at Katydid Photography Studio for your little one to enjoy. Have your child bring their smiles and we will bring you wonderful photographs!
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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
215-672-5686
Classes taught by Certified Professional Photographer
Kathy Peoples
Katydid Photography Studio
363 W. Bristol Rd.
Warminster, Pa 18974

USING A POLARIZER FILTER

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.

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Have a fun filled Photo Christmas!

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.

Full Moon Tonight

There will be a full moon tonight!  It  might be partly cloudy, so let’s wish for good weather.  It will be an excellent time to experiment.  The moon is the brightest object in the night sky and the most difficult  to photograph for amateur photographers.  You think it’s dark, and you will need more light but the moon is BRIGHT and can be very tricky to shoot.

Since the moon is lit directly by the sun, set my camera white balance for sunlight and shoot on manual.  Start at 200 ISO, 1/150 – 1/250 shutter, and the aperture between f/8 – f/11.  You will need a tripod and just for extra measure set your camera timer.

Some camera shops in the area will rent lenses if you would like to go a little more extreme and shoot with a 300mm, 500mm, or even 800mm.   Just play around and have some fun.

Please post any pictures that you take or any comments that you would like to make about your experience.