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Speaker Profile

Chris Richman - M.Photog.M.Artist.Cr., CPP, FP-PPNC

The Power of Personal Project Photography
Friday, November 12, 2021 - 10:00AM PST

In this session, Chris will take you on a journey to add a twist to your photography. 

Find inspiration, increase your creativity, learn a new skill, get out of a rut, or find an additional revenue stream. Personal Project Photography is an approach for using your skills to expand the way you think about your photography. 

You will discover:

  • The tools to determine the kind of project you could do
  • How to get started
  • How to get past roadblocks
  • Where to find resources
  • How to identify new opportunities
  • What kind of output you will target
  • How to know when you get there

By the end of the session, each participant will have everything they need to plan and carry out an invaluable personal photography project.

Chris Richman is a Master Photographer, Master Artist, Photographic Craftsman, and Certified Professional Photographer (CPP), as well as the Fellowship of Photography Degree from the Professional Photograph of North Carolina (PPNC). She is a member of The Image Salon, The Professional Imaging Group of Eastern NC (PPA local affiliate), The Professional Photographers of NC (PPA state affiliate), The Professional Photographers of America and the American Society of Photographers.

Chris is an award-winning photojournalist and fine art photographer. She has won awards from the NC Press Association, Carolina Nature Photography Association, Cary Photographic Artists, the Professional Imaging Group of Eastern North Carolina (PIGOENC- PPA local affiliate), the Professional Photographers of North Carolina (PPNC- state affiliate) and the Professional Photographers of America (PPA), including 2016 through 2020 PPA Photographer of the Year, and the PPNC 2018 & 2019 PPNC Photographer of the Year. She received the PPNC 2019 Service Award.

Her twenty years as a senior research scientist, her decades of teaching and leadership in the informal science education arena and her years of editorial sports and event photography give her an eye for precision, composition and story-telling. In addition to coaching photographers through personal photography projects, Chris is a mentor, a frequent speaker, offers photo critiques and juries competitions for photography associations at both the professional and amateur levels. She is a PPA JIT and participates on jury panels for PPA Local and State Affiliate image competitions.

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