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The Art of Story Telling with Kristy Steeves



Jun 22, 2022

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. Kristy, who is a PPA approved juror,  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.


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In this episode professional photographer Kristy Steeves shares information on how to take your images from boring to WOW by using storytelling.  Kristy uses her Emmy Award winning journalism background to illustrate how you can add impact to your images by asking Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How.