Monday, November 29, 2010

Are You Ready To Photograph Your Holidays?


During the holidays have you ever thought,
I wish I had someone to help me with the settings for photographing
A. My Christmas tree
B. Lights on my house
C. The excitement of Christmas morning
D. The Christmas Parade as it passes
E. A snowy Christmas scene

Have you ever been frustrated by
A. Motion in your low light photography
B. Finding focus in darker scenes
C. Composing ornaments and gifts in interesting ways
D. Deciding which lens to shoot your tree with

Do you need help knowing
A. A quick way to set your flash for indoor photos
B. How to get really cool starburst light effect
C. How to get those blurry lights in the background
D. Do-it-yourself lighting and backgrounds

For two weeks starting December 7th, I'll help you Capture Your Holidays. In 7 lessons, I'll walk you step by step through specific situations, giving you exactly what you need to capture your holidays this year. As a bonus, each lesson includes an idea list for what to shoot. Lessons are suitable for any camera. 

The best part? You can ask questions, post photos and interact with your classmates and me during the fourteen days. You will not be alone with your camera this holiday season!

Want a chance to win a free class pass? Post your responses to the three questions above and you will be entered to win! I'll close comments on Thursday at midnight EST and announce a winner on Friday! Tweet or Facebook a link to this post, come back and leave a comment for each thing you do and increase your odds!

Already registered? Thank you! Consider giving a pass for a friend to join you! Did I mention? Class is only $20

38 comments:

Cameron said...

Cool!!

I wish I had someone to help me with the settings for photographing A. my Christmas tree.

I've been frustrated by B. finding focus in darker scenes.

I need help knowing how to get really cool starburst light effects.

You and Me~Shell said...

I do need help with my photos for the holidays....not sure which three questions to answer as I have asked all of these questions. Thanks you for a chance to win your class.

Robyn Lee said...

Oh awesome! I'd love to win a free class :)

1, is C for sure! I really hate taking indoor pictures, and I hate using my flash. A happy medium would be great!

2, is A for the same reasons listed above :)

3, is A again.

You rock! Happy Holidays!

Robyn Lee said...

And I just tweeted this post :) (RobynLeeINC)

Kathleen said...

During the holidays, I wish I had someone help me with the setting to photograph the lights on my house.

I have been frustrated with composing ornaments and gifts in interesting ways.

I need to know how to get those blurry lights in the background.

Thanks so much, Katrina. Have been recommending your classes to all my photography friends.

Jessica C said...

B, B, and B. That felt like a magazine quiz! :) Also, another Christmas related concern: got any solutions to keep your twin toddlers from eating the tree? No? That's not covered? Well, I'm sure you could help me get great shots of them doing it. ;)

Amie said...

I would love to take another class with you!
1. E my snow photos often look flat
2. C I have a hard time getting the shot to look the way I want it to
3. D I dread the winter months because the lighting in my house is not the best I would love to learn to maximize it!

Lisa said...

Oh how I would love to win this!

I wish I had help with-
A: My Christmas tree

I've been frustrated with-
B: Finding focus in darker scenes... to the point that I'll just put my camera away!

I need help knowing -
B: How to get cool starbust effects
C: How to get the blurry lights in the background
and honestly...
A: A quick way to set the flash inside

Thanks Katrina!

rmeyfe said...

I wish there was an all of the above for all three questions!!

This season what I am hoping for is just being able to capture some of the traditions that we normally do in the states. I am finding living in a different country a little strange during the holidays.

rhonda said...

can i say "all of the above?" because i need help with it all. i can't get a good shot in the dark, when it is snowing or christmas lights. i want to take some good outdoor photos when we go look at lights around town...need help with that as well.

Melissa said...

I wish I had someone to help me with the settings for photographing (A) my Christmas tree!

I've been frustrated by (C) composing ornaments and gifts in interesting ways,

and I need help knowing (c) how to get those blurry lights in the background... what a cool effect!

Thanks for the chance! Sounds like an awesome class!

Dani said...

1. Definitely A. My Christmas tree



2. couldn't pick just one answer
A. Motion in your low light photography
B. Finding focus in darker scenes
C. Composing ornaments and gifts in interesting ways


3. I have been dying to learn this C. How to get those blurry lights in the background

TerryD said...

Looks like a fun class Katrina!! I would love to take another class with you!

I wish I had someone to help me with the settings for photographing...

C. The excitement of Christmas morning

I've been frustrated by...

B. Finding focus in darker scenes &
C. Composing ornaments and gifts in interesting ways

I need help knowing...

D. Do-it-yourself lighting and backgrounds

Thanks for the chance!!

Sara said...

My answers are:

1. Yes
2. Yes!
3. YES!

I need help with all of the above. Thanks for the chance to win!

Melanie said...

Do I have to only have one answer? ;)

I wish I had someone to help me with the settings for photographing
A. My Christmas tree
B. Lights on my house

Have you ever been frustrated by
A. Motion in your low light photography
B. Finding focus in darker scenes

Do you need help knowing
D. Do-it-yourself lighting and backgrounds

I think my biggest problem is that my house is so dark, even during the day and of course worse at night. Even with my aperture set to widest on my 50mm/1.4 and ISO up to 3200, I still have trouble with motion since I don't like the look of flash photography. I would certainly appreciate some more instruction on these topics. Thanks for the chance to win a spot in your class!

TerryD said...

I shared a link on Facebook too! :)

mcscraps5 said...

I wish I had someone to help me with the settings for photographing
A. My Christmas tree
B. Lights on my house
AND
C. The excitement of Christmas morning

Have you ever been frustrated by
A. Motion in your low light photography
B. Finding focus in darker scenes
C. Composing ornaments and gifts in interesting ways
AND
D. Deciding which lens to shoot your tree with

Do you need help knowing
A. A quick way to set your flash for indoor photos
AND
C. How to get those blurry lights in the background
D. Do-it-yourself lighting and backgrounds

I need help in many of the situations you described. Would love to win a spot! Thanks for the chance!!

mcscraps5 said...

Tweeted and FB'ed this, too!

Kimbee said...

Definitely could use help with my setting for photographing all my holiday happenings. Especially like the sounds of the help with Christmas parade passing by. Hope that includes the night lights parade.

Yes I have been frustrated by all the listed hard to photography conditions you listed.

And yes I would love to know how to on all of your question # 3 list.

Thanks for the chance to win Katrina..

The View From Here said...

E, D and B. But, actually, most all of those questions except the blurry background! I've got that one down! I'm already registered for the class, but will gladly share with a friend if I win. thanks!

skgberry said...

I wish I had someone to help me with the settings for photographing
A. My Christmas tree

I'm frustrated by
A. Motion in low light photography

I need help knowing
A. A quick way to set flash for indoor photos AND
D. Do-it-yourself lighting and backgrounds


Thanks!

Carol E said...

Love your classes ... I could use your help with everything listed! But especially with a quick way to set your flash for indoor photos.
We take a family photo just before we head out the door for church on Christmas Eve. My college boy asked at Thanksgiving if I would know what I was doing this year. You'd think that since we do this every year I'd be on the ball .. not!

I get kisses said...

What a great giveaway, I hope I win.
1. I would like to learn to take better pictures of my christmas tree. A
2. I would also like to learn how to take pictures with the burry lights on the backgroung. C
3.Do-it-yourself lighting and backgrounds

Sandy said...

D.A.A. I'd love to capture lots of motion and be able to work with low light, but if I can't use low light then a reasonable flash. Love you stuff!

Sarah said...

I wish I had someone to help me with the settings for photographing c.) the excitement of Christmas morning. Christmas is so much more fun with kids and it was a bummer last year to miss out on some of the expressions!

I have definitely been frustrated by a.) motion in my low light photography

I need help knowing c.) do-it-yourself lighting and background. You gotta be able to work with whatever you've got, and that's my biggest problem, I only know my way around certain circumstances.

Sarah said...

And I put this giveaway as my status on FB

Kyria said...

I facebooked this!

Kyria said...

I wish I had someone to help me with the settings for photographing:
E. A snowy Christmas scene

I have been frustrated by:
A. Motion in your low light photography
B. Finding focus in darker scenes


I need help knowing:
A. A quick way to set your flash for indoor photos
B. How to get really cool starburst light effect
C. How to get those blurry lights in the background
D. Do-it-yourself lighting and backgrounds

ti said...

A, A&B, B
For these reasons I probably take less photos during the holidays.
Thx 4 the chance to win.

Kimberly {YeP, they are all mine} said...

A, A, and B!!!

Kimberly {YeP, they are all mine} said...

I tweeted! @yepallmine

Kimberly {YeP, they are all mine} said...

And....it will be on FB as soon as I hit publish ;)

Lindsay said...

For me, it's C across the board. If this was Cosmo, that would probably mean something... Yay, I want to win!

Lindsay said...

I posted to fb too :)

Lisa said...

While I don't tweet... I did post a link on the Memory Makers Scrapbooking forum on Monday about the class. Does that count?

Lisa said...

I've posted one on facebook also.

Tracy said...

Ok, I don't think I'm a very good online student, but I would love to try again...
I would love help capturing the excitement of Christmas morning, I'm often frustrated with finding focus in darker scenes and I would love to get those blurry lights in the background, and yes, all the rest you mentioned too!
Thanks Katrina.
Tracy

Kim said...

This sounds like a GREAT class! Thanks for the giveaway.

Here are my answers:

1. A, C, D
2. All of the above
3. All of the above

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