Category: Photo Tips

  • Winter Landscape Photography Tips

    Winter Landscape Photography Tips

    Photography is challenging, and chasing the light in winter can put photographers in tricky situations. Here are a few ideas for Winter Landscapes: When shooting in cold or below-freezing weather, it is critical to have a fully charged set of batteries and plenty of extra batteries.  Cold temperatures will quickly drain batteries.  Between shots, try […]

  • Paint Your Own Photography Studio Portrait Canvas Backdrop | Kathy Weigand

    Paint Your Own Photography Studio Portrait Canvas Backdrop | Kathy Weigand

    Over the years of being a professional photographer, I’ve spent thousands on painted canvas and muslin studio backdrops.  I use them for a couple seasons, and before you know it, we’re ready to change them out for some fresh colors… & that adds up! For a long time, I’ve been wanting to paint my own canvas […]

  • The Annual Butterfly Migrations Throughout the Texas Hill Country Offer Great Photo Ops.

    The Annual Butterfly Migrations Throughout the Texas Hill Country Offer Great Photo Ops.

    SPRING: During the spring, our local peach orchards and gardens are strong attractants for butterflies, especially the popular Monarch Butterflies. In March, the bees and butterflies love the delicate pink peach blooms. But the blooms are short lived, and may only last about 1-2 weeks. Heavy spring rains and wind can easily knock the blooms […]

  • Hill Country Images: Visiting Mason Texas on the Hill Country Bluebonnet Trail

    Hill Country Images: Visiting Mason Texas on the Hill Country Bluebonnet Trail

    Sometimes in life you come to a crossroads.We did that today while driving around looking at the wildflowers. Shall we head towards Llano, or turn towards Mason?Either way will showcase a colorful display of wildflowers, but on this afternoon, we chose Mason.   Mason is also known as the ‘gem of the Hill Country‘. Wildflowers in Mason […]

  • Photography as Art – exploring a ‘Blue Period’

    The Blue Period is a term used to define to the works produced by Spanish painter Pablo Picasso between 1901 and 1904, when he painted essentially monochromatic paintings in shades of blue and blue-green, only occasionally warmed by other colors. These somber works, inspired by Spain but painted in Paris, are now some of his most popular works, although he had difficulty selling them […]

  • Old Texas Hill Country Barn – TMax B&W Film

    Old Texas Hill Country Barn – TMax B&W Film

    Just had to post an old image that I took in the early 2000’s with FILM!  That was back in the good ‘ol days before I made the switch to digital. EQUIPMENT USED:Canon EOS3TMAX b&w filmTripodlight meterShutter release Today’s digital cameras are amazing, but at times I really miss my film days and I still keep […]

  • Fredericksburg Texas: Hill Country Bluebonnet Trails & Photo Tips

    Fredericksburg Texas: Hill Country Bluebonnet Trails & Photo Tips

    travel Texas Hill Country Bluebonnet Trails | Photo Tips Some popular locations to look for bluebonnets From Fredericksburg going East:From Main Street take Hwy 290 East, along the wine tasting rooms to Wildseed Farms. Stonewall: Visit the LBJ Park, which is on Hwy 290. Johnson City: take Hwy 281 north to Marble Falls, the lakes, […]

  • Travel Texas | Photography Tips | Piers & Boats

    Travel Texas | Photography Tips | Piers & Boats

    Photographing the outdoors can be a challenge, especially if your on a limited time vacation schedule with your family in tow. I always enjoy my precious family time on our vacations, but I do like to try & set aside a little photography time, especially at sunset or sunrise, for my own collections. For sunrise photos, it […]

  • Texas Images from Fredericksburg … The Old Homestead

    Texas Images from Fredericksburg … The Old Homestead

    Talk about character, this old farm has a ton of character!  I’ve admired it for a loooong time! I remember seeing this place when I was a kid. I photographed this old farm on Tivydale Rd a year or two ago, but I was hoping that this evening would produce a nice light with more […]

  • Texas Hill Country Images: Photographing Birds In Your Backyard, Part 2

    Texas Hill Country Images: Photographing Birds In Your Backyard, Part 2

    They fly past the edge of your eye, startling, luminous, lovely…and are gone. ‘Portrait of a Male Cardinal’, PPA Print Merit Award WinnerVisit our shop for available artwork This handsome Cardinal was just so colorful and pretty!  I am so thankful to be able to photograph this beauty  – and its quickly becoming one of my […]

  • Texas Hill Country Images: Photographing Birds in your Backyard – Part I

    Texas Hill Country Images: Photographing Birds in your Backyard – Part I

    Its no secret that I love nature! I decided to try and set up a hidden bird feeder in my yard for some new bird photography!  I enjoy watching nature, but I need to try and bring the birds in close.    I remembered my good friend, & very talented wildlife & bird photographer Bill […]

  • Backyard Photo Challenge | Photography 101

    Backyard Photo Challenge | Photography 101

    This evening I decided it was time for a personal backyard photo challenge! My self challenge: – Only use 1 lens, and tonight’s choice was my Canon 70-200.– No flash. Use ambient light only.– I had to go outside & find something new on my own property/backyard. – I would only allow myself a handful of shots. My […]

  • Kathy Weigand Hosting Photography Workshop | Fredericksburg Texas

    One-Day Only  Photography Workshop hosted by Kathy Weigand! It’ll be a full day of photography fun in Fredericksburg Tx! Any photography skill level is welcome to join!  We will discuss and lighting, posing, and the artistic side of creating fine portraiture. Every participant will also have the ability to work with Kathy, on an individual basis, […]

  • Kathy Weigand 2014 Photography Workshop | Natural Light & Simple Posing

    Kathy Weigand 2014 Photography Workshop | Natural Light & Simple Posing

    What fun day with the 8 hour Photography Class here in Fredericksburg TX. We are thrilled to get PPA approved classes started here in the Texas Hill Country!  You do not have to be a PPA member to participate… but all PPA Members will earn a PPA Service Merit. SPECIAL THANKS TO: LOCATION: Hoffman Haus B&B in […]

  • Kathy Weigand Hosting Photography Workshop in Fredericksburg Tx

    REGISTER NOW!!!Join me in Fredericksburg for a day of Photography FUN! ‘PHOTOGRAPHY AS ART’ WHEN: MONDAY,   MAY 5th, 2014 TIME: 9am-5pm WHERE: at the beautiful Hoffman Haus B&B and gardens in Fredericksburg TX! http://www.ppa.com/edu/content.cfm?ItemNumber=3254#tx21 OPEN to any skill levels, even if you are brand new to photography. Kathy will discuss lighting and posing, some […]

  • Fredericksburg Texas Professional Portrait Photographer | Medusa Portraits

    Fredericksburg Texas Professional Portrait Photographer | Medusa Portraits

    FANTASY PHOTOS I wanted to try & set up a different type of photoshoot and I thought about the Greek Mythology legend …  Medusa It took some planning, and thankfully, I had a lot of great help! We started at Jay & Co Salon in Fredericksburg Tx.Brandy Pate did an amazing job on our model […]

  • Texas Hill Country Images | Gearing up for Spring Bluebonnets

    Texas Hill Country Images | Gearing up for Spring Bluebonnets

    Near Mason Tx By mid March of each year, its always an exciting time here in central Texas as we look forward to seeing this year’s crop of BLUEBONNETS!!! Our famous little Bluebonnet plants are hardy, and with just a small amount of moisture, they will start popping up – & do I dare pray […]

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