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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

2010 Lewistown Bridal Expo

This Sunday, October 10th, CT Photography will be showing at the Lewistown Bridal Expo at the Lewistown Country Club in Lewistown, PA from 2-5pm.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

2010 Winter Show Schedule

November 13
One Stop Holiday Shop (Mount Nittany Middle School - Boalsburg, PA)

November 20
Winter Reflections Craft Show (South Hills Business School - State College, PA)

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

I am excited to, again, be photographing Penn State footbal games for The (Lewistown) Sentinel this season. I will post pictures from this season, along with those from last season on my other blog CT's Nittany Notes and Pics (

Sunday, April 11, 2010

NCAA Women's Gymnastics Regionals at PSU

Lastnight I had the opportunity to photograph the 2010 NCAA Gymnastics Regionals at Penn State of Louisiana State University. What follows are a few of the images I took at the event, including LSU, and non-LSU, gymnasts (and fans and coaches).

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

2010 Arts Festival Schedule

April 24:
Mayfest of Huntingdon (Huntingdon, PA)
9am - 5pm

May 15:
Curtin Village 150th Anniversary Arts and Crafts Fair (Howard, PA)
9am - 5pm

May 22-23:
Mifflin-Juniata Arts Festival (Lewistown, PA)
May 22: 10am 5pm, May 23: 11am-5pm

May 31:
A Day in Towne (Boalsburg, PA)
9am - 5pm

June 12:
River Arts Festival at the Trestle (Huntingdon, PA)

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Better Photgraphy Tip #2: Using Aperture to Control Focus

Take a look at most cameras and chances are you will notice a setting on your camera's dial either marked by an "A" or "Av." This is your camera's aperture priority setting and it can be a useful tool in taking better photos. Besides controlling the amount of light that is allowed to pass through the lens, the camera's aperture also controls the "depth of field." Defined simply, "depth of field" is the amount of "stuff" that is in focus in an image. This can be very useful when you either want to show the vastness of a scene, or you want the viewer to focus on one thing in an image. To create a photo, say for example, a landscape, that shows the vastness of a scene, you will a large depth of field. This can be achieved by setting your camera's aperture to a high
f-stop number (ie: f32, f16, f11) (Note: An f-stop is the measurement of the opening in the aperture). On the other hand, if you want a picture that is focused on one particular subject, a shallow depth of field is a good way to achieve this. To get a photo with a shallow depth of field, set your camera's aperture to a low f-stop number (ie: 2.8, 4, 5.6).

A photo with a large depth of field.

The same subject in a photo with a low depth of field.