Sunday, February 20, 2011

Beginner's Photography Workshop, Sunday Feb 20th. Photography Class, St Francisville LA

Did you get a new "fancy" camera for Christmas, but now you need to learn how to use it? Check out our Sunday afternoon Beginner's Photography Workshop on February 20th, 2011. It's designed for people who have digital SLR cameras (the "fancy" digital cameras) but want to know how to use them better.

Register HERE.
Sunday February 20th, 2-6 pm, $90

During the first half of the workshop, Tara will cover the basics of how to take better pictures, with an emphasis on photographing people. This includes understanding and using your camera's capabilities, learning about equipment that can make your photos go from good to great, using the best lighting situations, choosing locations, and how to use a few Adobe Photoshop tricks to make your pictures what you want them to be. You will also take home a booklet of all class notes to review after you go home and forget everything!

During the second half of the workshop, all class attendees will go outside and photograph actual people outdoors on the grounds of the beautiful Victorian of the Felicianas.
This is an opportunity to apply what you learned in the classroom setting during the previous two hours. Tara will show you how to find locations, see and use available light, decide when to use flash, how to frame a picture, pose your subject, and avoid common mistakes, and then she will give you a few assignments to practice. You will get time to practice taking better pictures, ask questions, and brainstorm with fellow attendees. Models will be provided for you to photograph.

Cameras are not required, but you will learn more if you have one there in front of you. Recommended cameras should have at least controls for shutter speed and aperture.

A light snack will be provided.

Questions? Call Tara Morris 225-634-7229 or cell 225-721-1313, or email her at

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Friday, February 18, 2011

Rick and Samina's "Trash the Dress" photo session!

 According to Wikipedia, Trash the dress sessions are also known as the Fearless Bridal or Rock the Frock photo shoots. It is a trend that is growing in popularity and symbolizes the end of one phase of a relationship and the beginning of the next stage. It is an excuse to wear that special dress one more time before it is stored away. Not all couples choose to destroy the dress, but if you know you never plan on wearing it again, why not have a great time trashing it and making memories with your significant other. Rick and Samina had a great time simply not having to worry about keeping the elegant gown clean, and rolling in leaves. I want to build a fun photo shoot that best fits your personality, hobbies, and relationship!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

The Victorian, St. Francisville, LA

What strikes me when I visit The Victorian, a wedding and event venue on Hwy. 10 in St. Francisville, LA, is the details. The house itself is elaborately furnished with no lacking in the attention to detail. Adding to the d├ęcor are the local artists' work displayed around the house- fabulous sculptures by Janice MacDonald , and also gorgeous colorful paintings by Della Storms.

The room where we have the photography class is perfect for a small group, and also provides room for the attendees to spread out and visit.

See their website ( to check out the history of the house, take a visual tour, and see more information.


15379 HWY 10

St Francisville, LA 70775

Telephone: (225) 635-3933

Mobile: (225) 571-5377


Friday, February 4, 2011

Desert Plantation

When I visited Desert Plantation for the first time, the most striking element to me was the vastness of the house's interior and the TREES- oh my, the trees. I have never seen so many beautiful old live oak trees with grey spanish moss hanging from their branches in one place. The yard is full of them, the driveway leading to the house is lined with them, and there's even a pond surrounded by them. What a beautiful Louisiana-themed plantation!

Desert Plantation is found on a tiny winding road just north of St. Francisville, LA, just across the Louisiana border, technically located in Woodville, Mississippi. The plantation home is over 200 years old,has been in the same family for over 100 years, and the house has an 1800's luxury feel to it. There is a designated outdoor wedding ceremony location outside with white columns.

Outsiders can stay at Desert Plantation's rooms as a bed & breakfast, or can rent the entire facility for events and weddings.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Caitlin Senior Pictures 2011

Caitlin is a senior at Centreville Academy.
Her senior pictures were taken in Norwood, Louisiana.
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