Sunday, November 28, 2010

December's Training Schedule has been posted! - Photography Training

Are you looking for training on how to use all of those digital images stored on your computer?

Then check out Woodlands fStop this month! Our schedule has just been posted and we have even more archives of training.

This month, we are offering training in:
  • All I want for Christmas is a New Camera - LIVE at 11/30 8pm
  • Creative Camera Modes - LIVE at 12/8 8pm
  • Archival Coffee Table Class - LIVE at 12/12 8pm
  • Digital File Management - LIVE at 12/14 8pm
If you can't make these dates, the archive of these sessions will be posted the day after the live session. So just check back and download the archive for the low price of $4.99!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Holiday Portraits Archive is Live - Photography Training

Just in case you were interested....

The archive of the Holiday Portraits webcast is now published on the Learning Tab, under Archives. For the price of a Latte, you can learn how to take your families holiday portrait!

Enjoy and I will "see" you next week for the LIVE webcast on Holiday Cards. We will discuss all kinds of things like where to get them, sizes, paper, cost, etc. Fun! See you Monday at 8pm.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

November's Training is Now Posted!- Online Photography Training

We have just posted our November training schedule out on the website. Go now to sign up for our one of our many FREE, LIVE webcasts or you can wait until they come out on archive and pay only $4.99 a piece to view the video. That is less than a large Starbucks and you learn something!

This month you can learn about the following:
  • Holiday Portraits (LIVE on 11/17)
  • Holiday Cards (design, development and printing) (LIVE on 11/22)
  • All I want for Christmas is a new camera (camera suggestions for every budget)(LIVE on 11/30)
See the website for a description and more information on each of these webcasts.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Halloween Webcasts are Back! - Photography Training

Halloween is coming soon! Are you ready to take those story telling photos? Super cute up close photos or even just a photo that all of the kids are crying?

Come attend my LIVE webcast on So Scary, It’s Spooky Halloween informational session. It will give you all kinds of information on the upcoming holiday that you need. Topics to be discussed will be:

  • -Tips and Tricks of Halloween photography
  • -Jack O’Lantern photography
  • -Ghosts, Goblins and Grownups
  • -Trick and Treating
  • -The Aftermath
  • -Examples of Fall and Pumpkins

These webcasts will be very interactive sessions with a lot of discussion between attendees. These two LIVE sessions are free sessions. The archive session will be posted later for a small fee.

October 27th at 11:30am

October 28th 8pm

We will have a lot of fun, as we did this last year and a lot of my mom’s requested that we do this again. So here we go! So signup on this link. I will see you at one of these LIVE sessions or you can download the archive next week.

Happy Halloween!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

50/50/50 is coming soon! - Woodlands TX Family Photographer

50/50/50 is coming in August!

The Fstop site will be transformed into all things 50! I'm taking on a huge project called 50x50x50.

Where I will be visiting 50 parks around the Woodlands in 50 days. So for 50 days on the blog you will get to "visit" 50 parks around the Woodlands without leaving your living room, you will find more information right here on the blog and website. This is a great way to "visit" all of the parks in the Woodlands without having to actually go to all of them yourself.

What will happen:
I choose the park, (a different location everyday). If you would like your family showcased in one of these park settings, I have started posting the schedule on the calendar and you can book your session for a much discounted fee ($50). I start these August 21st! You just have to be adventurous, as we will be exploring the park together. And the great part is, I will be posting an 8x10 image of that session on the blog for sale for $50 (you will get this 8x10 for FREE). Hence the 50/50/50. At the end of the 50x3, I will put together a Woodlands coffee table book with all 50 images and make that book available to all, for you guessed it! $50. Sounds exciting huh?

So want to know the schedule, click here to go directly there. We start August 21st, so make sure you are in August! I will be at a different park everyday. Fridays are "You choose" days, where you can dictate which park I will explore. I can't wait to see all of the beautiful parks. Most of these sessions will be done at sunset, due to the heat.

So check back here often to see the fantastic park "Previews" so you can see which park to take your kiddos to next!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Wednesday Word of the day! - Photography Associations

In the photography field, there are a lot of acronyms to deal with. I call it alphabet soup. Sometimes I have no idea what people are talking about. So today I wanted to explain what a few of the Photo organizations acronyms you might see behind photographers names might mean. Kara Powell PPA, WPPI, NAPCP

These are a few that I am a part of, but there are a ton out there. I encourage all of you that are interested in photography to go out and look for yourself. You will learn so much. Learning is such a fantastic part of life. Of course, being a teacher by trade, you know that I enjoy being a lifelong learner, I will always be attending classes and conferences. But know that some of you might not enjoy that. Good news! It is not all about that. Some of these organizations have forums, events, magazines, etc. Some you just pay the annual fee and you are a member.

Professional Photographers Association (PPA) and local chapters -
PPA is one of the most well know Photography associations. It has so much information, and coverage in the annual fee you will be impressed. I highly suggest if you can only afford one, this is the one you get.

Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) -
This is the conference I just went to, but it is also an association. I will be posting more on this soon, but wow! Very impressive. If you are at all interested in weddings or portraits. Check this out.

Texas Photo Forum - - A good place to ask questions and it is free!

National Association of Professional Child Photographers (NAPCP) -
A great location for parents to look for a quality children’s photographer and for children’s photographers to advertise and learn. I am a member here, because of the discounts, blogroll and advertising.

Texas Professional Photographers Association (TPPA) -
Professional Photographers Guild of Houston (PPGH) -

Friday, March 5, 2010

Upcoming classes!

Just a reminder that we have a class on Monday night! coming to you live from Vegas!

I will be in Vegas for WPPI, but I will still be holding the Photo Crafts webinar on Monday at 7pm. There is still plenty of time for you to go and register.

I hope to see you guys online and I will give you an update on what I'm learning straight from Vegas too.

Also, I am in the process of adding so new fun classes to the site! Things like Photo ABC books, How to turn your Photos into Coloring Pages and Photo Jewelry.

So go check it out. March and April are going to be busy!