Sweet Treats // Food

 I love photographing food and these goodies are from Sweet Sues in Troy. Some delish- Cupcakes and Chocolate Truffles! Tonight I was teaching my Photography 102 class studio lighting at the Art Center and what better way than with these delightful delicacies. Enjoy! xoxo

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Shannon + Jeff // Maternity Shoot

I am so excited for spring time and can’t wait to share this awesome Maternity Session with you. What a gorgeous couple! Please let me introduce, Shannon and Jeff.  Shannon is the owner of Sanctuary Salon in Saratoga and it shows through every inch of her lovely locks and great style. Jeff is going to be my new assistant since he was such a big help at the shoot. Plus who can’t love his great color selection! These adorable parents are expecting their first (of many) children in early June. We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day or better lighting. It was all just stunning!

           

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I love how natural Shannon and Jeff are in front of the camera – they have amazing chemistry and are so much fun!



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And we’re going to finish with this beautiful silhouette. This shoot was so much fun and I can’t wait to meet their little fella!

 

SOLD OUT!! Photography 101 // Learn Photography // Troy NY

June 6, 2013 to July 18, 2013 — 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

This course will define and clarify the functions that are found on most digital SLR cameras, shooting techniques, and an introduction to digital viewing and editing on the computer. Students will learn about depth of field, aperture, exposure, light meter, quality settings, shutter speeds, and basic composition. Students can bring their own DSLR camera, or use one at The Arts Center. Please bring a USB flash drive to save your work. No class 7/4.

Have Questions? Contact Katherine Katherine@ytkphotogrpahy.com

Please visit The Art Center Online to register or for more information

Using Your DSLR Camera: a Crash Course // Learn Photography // Troy NY

June 29, 2013 — 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM

This super condensed “crash course” will introduce students to the basics of using a digital SLR camera. This course will define and clarify the functions that are found on most SLR cameras, as well as some basic photography tips. Students will learn about depth of field, aperture, exposure, light meter, quality settings, shutter speeds, and basic composition. A digital SLR can be provided for you, but if you have your own, please bring it with you.

Have Questions? Contact Katherine Katherine@ytkphotogrpahy.com

Please visit The Art Center Online to register or for more information

Introduction to Photoshop // Learn Photography // Troy NY

June 17, 2013 to July 22, 2013 — 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM

This beginner-friendly course will introduce students to editing program Adobe Photoshop CS5. Participants will become adept at using the various tools and will learn basic editing techniques including basic image management, working with layers, resizing images, cropping, color correcting, and saving for various outputs. Participants will need: 10 personal digital images, flash drive or CD/DVD for saving work, and a notebook. Participants must be comfortable on the computer and basic operations.

Have Questions? Contact Katherine Katherine@ytkphotogrpahy.com

Please visit The Art Center Online to register or for more information

Photography 101 // Learn Photography // Troy NY

August 12, 2013 to September 23, 2013 — 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM

This course will define and clarify the functions that are found on most digital SLR cameras, shooting techniques, and an introduction to digital viewing and editing on the computer. Students will learn about depth of field, aperture, exposure, light meter, quality settings, shutter speeds, and basic composition. Students can bring their own DSLR camera, or use one at The Arts Center. Please bring a USB flash drive to save your work. No class 9/2.

Have Questions? Contact Katherine Katherine@ytkphotogrpahy.com

Please visit The Art Center Online to register or for more information

Advanced Photoshop Techniques // Learn Photography // Troy NY

August 14, 2013 to September 25, 2013 — 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM

This course will cover advanced topics using Adobe Photoshop CS5. Participants will become adept at using the various tools and will go beyond basic editing techniques. Topics include layers and masks, creating brushes, HDR (High Dynamic Range Photography), portrait retouching, background replacement, and more. Please bring 10 personal digital images, a flash drive or CD/DVD for saving work, and a notebook. Participants must be comfortable on the computer and basic operations. Basic knowledge of Photoshop functions and Mac experience will be helpful. No class 9/4.

Have Questions? Contact Katherine Katherine@ytkphotogrpahy.com

Please visit The Art Center Online to register or for more information

On Location Portraiture // Learn Photography // Troy NY

August 24, 2013 — 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

In this one-day workshop, students will be guided through the process of photographing models in a variety of locations. Students will learn about basic styling techniques including posing and we will work with natural light and natural light modifiers. Basic knowledge of the use of a digital SLR camera is helpful, but beginners are welcome. The Arts Center can provide a DSLR camera for you to work with, but if you have your own camera, please bring it with you.

Have Questions? Contact Katherine Katherine@ytkphotogrpahy.com

Please visit The Art Center Online to register or for more information

103rd MEDICAL BATTALION WWII // LIFE

I met Paul, owner of Manorview Historic Consulting and Reproductions, at Siena College while teaching one of my photography classes. He was there at the Day of Living History, a program where reenactors showcase their historic and sometimes authentic items while dressing the part. As pictured, Paul is a Medic from the 103rd Medical Battalion from World War II.



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Growing up in a family with two very active (and destructive) little brothers – I am no stranger to blood and injuries.  One of my most vivid childhood memories was of my brother falling on the salt spreader and slicing his lip open – it needed stitches. Mom, a Nurse and Dad and ED Doc, put together a medical bed on the kitchen table and stitched him right up. “Work quickly and with what you got”.



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In seeing some of the supplies that Paul brought along, it made me think about the limited resources that they had at that time and how this is still the case today in far too many places around the world. Just like my parents, innovation and the ability to work with what you have is an invaluable skill all on it’s own.



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To fit the time period, I antiqued the portraits of Paul by using NIK silver effects pro– and adding some grain. I adore vintage photography and look forward to expanding with more work like this over the summer.

WEEKEND WORKSHOPS // LEARN PHOTOGRAPHY // Troy NY

We had a wonderful weekend filled with photography workshops at the Art Center of the Capital Region in Troy.



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On Saturday we ran the DSLR Crash Course which focuses on the photography basics and getting to know your digital camera. While outside practicing some new shooting skills, we caught the eye of a Times Union photographer who featured us on the web- Check out some of the snaps Here!



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On Sunday we featured On Location Portraiture where participants were guided through the process of photographing models in a variety of locations while learning basic styling techniques including posing, working with natural light and light modifiers.



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I am looking forward to the release of the Summer Workshop schedule in the next few weeks!