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Fall Photography Bucks County, photography excursion

Photograph the Autumn Splendor of Washington’s Crossing

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To help us get the word out about what we are doing as The View Finders Adventure Company we are offering a Free Photo Adventure in the area of Washington’s Crossing PA. Join us, Terree O’Neill Yeagle & Kelly O’Keefe as we climb the stairs of Bowman’s Hill Tower to view and capture Bucks County in Autumn Splendor from above the treetops! We plan to wander the park area by the river and the Washington Crossing Bridge, to the D&L Trail – Washington Crossing Thompson-Neely House Trailhead.

There is also the Autumn Encampment and Market happening this day from 10:00 until 4:00 which is an $8 fee, but includes tower admission and admission to the Thompson Neely House! We are certain there will be so many photo opps during this event! …So we will be making a trek all about the area and having a great day! The plan is for a picnic lunch in the park area so pack something tasty to share and we will make it a smorgasbord! …. We are limiting our group for this event to 10 participants so please RSVP to us via email at theviewfindersadventurecompany@gmail.com. This is the only way to insure your space with us so do not delay! It’s going to be a fabulous fall View Finders day! – Itinerary for the day will be emailed with your confirmation of booking! 🙂

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Finding the Best Views at Eastern State Penitentiary

As part of The View Finders Photograph Philly Adventure we had a totally private photo shoot at The Eastern State Penetentiary. Yes, the entire compound all to ourselves! It was a crazy hot summer late afternoon shoot and we were all very much feeling the heat! As photographers in the zone though that was a mere nuisance as the passion and excitement of what we were doing and creating far surpassed any bothersome element like summer heat! In fact we were ourselves on fire, ignited with the awesomeness of being able to shoot as we wanted with our own agenda being only to capture amazing images!

This is one example of the kind of events, excursions, and adventures we two photographers as The View Finders will be offering to the public as part of our adventure company. As our name says we will find the best views, the most exciting locations to lead participants to all in the name of creating beautiful photography!

We hope you will follow us as we plan our upcoming offerings and we look forward to having you join us on one soon! Our travels near and far will include nature photography, fashion photography, landscape and animal photography just to name a few!

Stay tuned as we get The View Finders Adventure Company off the ground and out there running! and always…..chase the light!

Stay Focused!

Terree & Kelly

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The View Finders on the News

Picture Perfect!

See our news clip from WFMZ with anchor Eve Russo as we talked photo tips and selfie magic

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Oh my stars that was so much fun! Can we please have our own show! Being in the television studio (a first for both Kelly & me) was very cool and we got miked and got to sit on the wonderful couch! Eve Russo is truly a pro, so comforting and just eases right into her thing when the prompters and monitors go on! Gosh I was taking it all in and just enjoying the moment so much I almost didn’t know we were on live TV!

I hope some of what we were trying to share came across! We wanted to get folks to get some helpful tips for making their summer photos even better! Realizing that the majority of people use their cell phone cameras for picture taking we suggested using the flash outdoors to help brighten subject’s faces. In addition when making selfies use a handy tripod either with the camera timer or even a remote. You can find them online at amazon or walmart and they work wonders for group pics or even making videos.

The other tip we thought was mighty valuable was as a photographer move around, get different angles and points of view. This not only creates interesting perspectives but can also help in getting rid of unwanted objects in the image like trashcans, power lines or exit signs.

Finally if you really wish to improve your skills think about coming out with us! Right now we are just getting started but our workshops and adventures will be offered frequently in the months and year ahead. Coming up we are heading to Philly on July 10th for an incredible scenic photo day with models and epic views and July 19th in the the Lehigh Valley it’s the Magic of Still Life Photography. Learn all about these events on the Store page! We are insanely passionate about what can be done with a camera and we invite to travel about with us exploring and creating with light and love!

Peace!

Terree & Kelly

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See our News Clip Here

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The Magic of Still Life Photography

The Magic of Still Life Photography is what our July 19 workshop is based upon. We want to share with you how to creatively capture what you see around you in daily life. There are so many beautiful little pieces that make up the surroundings in your home, in your workspace and in your travels. These deserve being turned into a forever memory.

Just look around and find beauty in the simple things – a baby’s dress hanging on a line that looks so precious on but won’t fit in another month, a flower picked to make someone’s day, a summer meal cooked to perfection on the grill, a pile of books that need to be read. All of these are fleeting moments in the scheme of life. But captured with intention in a way that evokes the emotion, that was felt at the moment, will be far from fleeting. It will bring forth the senses from that time – the smell, the sound and most important the feelings. When a beautiful image is created you will never lose it -it is yours forever.
Our goal is to help you to see your surroundings in a different way, document it creatively and then preserve it in print. You will forever hold that memory dear and it will not just fade away.

We are so excited to explore this idea and many more in the future as we will delve into the what to do once the image is has been made. This is only the beginning as in future workshops we will touch on how to perfect in Lightroom and Photoshop, how to print and display your precious memories so that you can revist them again and again.

This workshop will be held in the Lehigh Valley. Upon sign up you will receive instructions on exact location. Sign up here

We cannot wait to share the magic of photography with you!

~ Kelly & Terree

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July 10 – Philly Photo Extravaganza

 

Want to learn about photography in a fun and exciting way?  We want to teach you how we do what we do and how we have created businesses that allow us to live our passion daily.  It is about Seeing.   Seeing beauty, art and light in any and every moment.  There is not a day that passes that a photograph isn’t made by us.  We just can’t not capture moments.  With our cameras always at the ready we can find a way to create art wherever we are.  It’s so exciting to have this ability and we want to share what we see and how we make beautiful images.

Join us on July 10 for not only a “photography class” but a day of adventure.  We are going to provide live models and take you to some of our favorite locations in the City.

Not only will it be a day of fun, exploration and good food, we will show you some really essential photography skills as well.

Some key points that we will cover throughout the day are:

  • Why we pick a certain location
  • Posing for body shape and facial features
  • Camera settings to create stunning backgrounds
  • And most importantly Light, Light, Light – how to find it, see it and manipulate it to create images that will make your heart soar.

We are so excited for this adventure and look forward to sharing who we are with you.