Moms Can Shoot Photography Classes

29 May

Mom, most of the images of your child are taken by you.  You want to look back at your photos and remember the fun, the laughs, the love you felt that day instead of wishing your composition looked better, your exposure was cleaner and remembering the frustration of trying to capture the shot.  Or worse – you missed the shot because the image is blurry or over exposed.

A Mom’s Can Shoot private individual or group class will help you capture the images you will be proud to display at your baby’s Senior Graduation party!  Schedule a class with a group of friends for a mom’s night out at a friend’s house or a day of learning while the kids are at school.

We’ll cover:
-10 Tips for Taking Better Pictures of Your Kids
-Introduction to Exposure
-ISO
-Shutter Speed
-Aperture
-Training Wheels
-Using your Camera’s Basic Settings
-Lens Overview

The group class is $100 per person with a minimum of three participants.  The class lasts for 3 hours for 3-5 moms, and can be extended to 4 hours for 6-8 moms (to allot for extra time to answer questions that may come up for a larger group size).

Each mom receives a handout, print supplier information and a list of fun and interesting locations to shoot in the Houston area.

This class can be modified to appeal to dads, teens and children.

traci-marie Photography is also available to speak at mom group meetings.

Contact me for additional details.  I look forward to hearing from all of you moms and Happy Shooting!

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Don’t Get Burned!!

28 May

Don’t Get Burned this Summer!

Summer is a time of travel, beach outings and backyard barbecues! If you’re going to photograph your adventures, you are going to need to keep your camera equipment safe from summer threats, the most common being: heat, water, sand, and other people!

Heat:  While you are drinking plenty of water and keeping yourself cool and hydrated, your film (if you use it) and camera should also be kept at an even temperature. Exposing your equipment to direct sunlight and strong heat will cause them to malfunction and can also cause irreversible damage. Keep your camera and camera equipment out of the heat!

Water and Sand:  Water and sand can be fun to play in, but it will wreak havoc on your camera! If water or sand gets in your camera or lenses, stop using them immediately and get them professionally cleaned. And remember, you don’t have to be ON sand or IN water to be a victim of it. Wind can blow it on your camera. For this reason, when around water and sand, its best to have and use a good camera bag!

Other People:  Thieves will watch, follow, and then steal unattended camera gear if the opportunity presents itself. Do not fall victim to thieves! If you must leave your camera in your car, keep it out of site by putting it in the trunk, or in an inexpensive or beaten up cooler or duffel. When flying, carry on as much photo gear as the airlines will allow!

Photos are a very personal and important part of your life… and you can’t be too cautious when it comes to keeping your camera equipment safe! Whether on vacation or just having fun in your own backyard, taking small steps to insure the safety of your investment will truly pay off!

Father’s Day Photography Gift: Gift of Memories

13 May
Father’s Day is just around the corner!

Mom, surprise him this Father’s Day with a Daddy & Me portrait session at traci-marie Photography.  Let us chronicle the joy of fatherhood and create memories Dad will love to look back on.

Father’s Day is June 20th, 2010!

Call 281-221-2245 or email traci-marie@traci-marie.com today to schedule a session.

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