A Night with the Pros:
The Art of Storytelling
With Kristy Steeves
M. Photog., Cr., CPP
Photography is not just about figuring out the right aperture, lens sharpness or your camera settings. It’s about more important elements such as “voice”, “emotion”, and “point of view”. It’s about being a visual storyteller.
A picture without a story is just that: a superficial picture. Without a story, the
photography has no depth, no personal meaning, no emotion. An image with a story is the catalyst in triggering a chain reaction of emotions making it memorable, iconic and impactful. Stories are all about making us excited, laugh, cry or feel empathy for someone else.
Kristy Steeves has spent her life as a storyteller, first as an award winning television journalist of 25 years, and later as a photographer. She will share her approach on how she creates characters for photographic competition and for her clients, not only to tell a unique story of each person, but to add emotional impact and meaning to their images, through composition, lighting, posing, choice of clothing and props.
It is our job to narrate someone’s story in a single frame. Let the image speak. Give it a voice. Kristy invites you to come and create, to find your voice, to write your story. Just like a good book or film that gets you emotionally invested in its characters photographers can do the same with their images.
Please register here for this free talk and include your email in order to receive the zoom link via email on the day of the presentation. Thanks!
About the Speaker:
M. Photog., Cr, CPP
Kristy graduated from Indiana University with a double major in journalism and political science. She worked as a television news reporter for 25 years before switching careers to become a professional photographer. She specializes in children, pets, high school senior portraits and corporate head shots. Kristy is actively involved in the photography industry serving as a PPA council member. She was elected to PPA’s Nominating Committee and is a PPA approved juror. She is currently serving as a board of governor for the American Society of Photographers as well as previously holding positions as president and vice president of Professional Photographers of Northeast Ohio.
Kristy has won various awards including four television Emmy awards, Ohio Photographer of the Year, PPNEO Photographer of the Year, the Northeast District Grand Imaging Award for the Children Portrait Category and a two-time finalist for the IPC Grand Imaging Award with 2nd place for the Photographic Open Album Category.
Kristy loves to make people laugh and is often called “the class clown.” Her greatest joy is connecting with people and making lasting friendships.
Please join us on August 11th at 6:30pm for social time and BYO social distancing snacks before we get started at 7pm for what is sure to be a great presentation!