Storytelling sets for portraits involves discussing how to create a visually compelling and emotionally engaging environment for portrait photography. This may include exploring techniques for finding or creating unique and meaningful backdrops, props, and lighting setups that help to build a narrative around the subject. Also delve into the importance of collaboration and communication with the subject to capture their personality and tell their story through the visual elements of the set. Additionally, discuss the role of composition and framing in conveying the desired mood and message in the final portrait. I want to inspire photographers to think creatively and intentionally about the environmental context of their portraits, and how it can contribute to the overall storytelling aspect of their work.
Heather Harvey, M. Photog, M.Artist, specializes in creative and fine-art portraiture. Her studio, Heather Harvey Photography, is based in Mansfield, Texas. Throughout her work one can see her love for people, her patience and kindness with children and families, and her passion for telling stories though her photography and artwork. Her ability to capture emotion and display artistic stories in her work are what her clients cherish most. In her own words Heather Harvey is, “just a girl who has been enormously blessed with living out my passion of telling stories and capturing moments of life through my photography.” Heather is married to her best-friend and biggest fan, a mom to two gorgeous and full of life girls, and loves all the family time she can get. Her love for photography began as a child after receiving her very first camera, a 110 film, pink barbie camera with a shiny cube flash that sat perfectly on the top. Since then she has devoted hours and hours to education and practice to not only ensure a professional and fun experience but to be able to create a beautiful piece of art.
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9:00pm - Conclusion
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Larry will discuss his current photographic project - The ONE Project. We will discuss how it came about and why personal projects are so important. During the presentation, Larry will setup and create a portrait to show how he lights and arranges them.
Since earning his Bachelor of Arts in 1992, continuing education has always been a priority. Countless art classes and photography workshops have helped to mold his style and technique. His work encompasses a broad range of styles- from fun, whimsical black and whites to elegant, traditional portraiture. He has had several images included in the PPA Loan Collection, earning him the Imaging Excellence Award in 2013. He has also been a finalist in the Grand Imaging Awards and was awarded Best Monochrome Image by the Societies in London, England. In 2001, Larry earned his Certified Professional Photographer designation from the Professional Photographers of America, followed by his Master Photographer degree is 2007. In 2009 he became a PPA Approved Juror. He added Master Artist to his resume in 2016. Larry is a past president of the Dallas Professional Photographers Association and currently serves on PPA's Board of Directors.
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Guy T has quickly gained a reputation for a great hands-on experience from his students, with rave reviews from his many TPPA and PPA events over the last several years. His ability to simplify technology helps make this class entertaining, fun, and very informative. As a former corporate educator, he knows how to make the learning ‘stick’, with activities that will take your gained knowledge to new skills and abilities. He’s a TPPA Fellow and the current President with the TPPA, a PPA Craftsman, a Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) and a PPA Councilor.
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Angela Navarette is a PPA Master and CPP. She’s been a professional photographer for over 10 years creating images that truly reflect the individuality, vibrancy, and spirit of each senior. Angela is also an MoLight ambassador.
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