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kristy steeves, M.Photog., Cr., CPP


Embrace the Light 

Find your voice. Write your story. Define your style.

It’s been said that skilled photographers are artists who light with a paintbrush. They are writers who narrate their own visual story. They define their personal style. They are in control of the way their images look and feel. They do this by knowing how to see the light, manipulate it, and use it to their advantage. Lighting is a crucial part of photography. Sculpting with it is an art form.

Join Kristy Steeves, a Master Photographer, as she shares her unique approach on embracing the light to create shape, form, shadows, texture, and mood. The placement of light, shaping of light, and ratios can all work in your favor. Kristy will demonstrate certain techniques, such as broad, short, split, profile, Rembrandt, and cross lighting, along with proper posing, to get beautifully sculpted images.

Light is your greatest tool. Come and create. Find your voice. Write your story. Define your style. Paint your masterpiece. Learning how to light is one of the greatest discoveries you can make as a photographer.

No matter your experience level, whether it’s aspiring or advanced, Kristy has something for everyone, including a “secret tip” she’s going to demonstrate just for us, which is sure to knock your socks off! We will have live models at this workshop so bring your cameras and let’s have some fun!

More about Kristy Steeves

Kristy Steeves graduated from Indiana University with a double major in journalism and political science. While in college she took two photojournalism classes and absolutely loved it. Despite her love for photography she pursued her goal of becoming a news reporter. She worked as a broadcast journalist for 25 years. During that time she won four prestigious Emmy awards for her story telling, including news reports on a 9/11 rescue team at the World Trade Center, an in depth look at the dangerous lives of drug dealers and a police SWAT team drill competition. Her lifelong interest in photography eventually lured her away from television. In 2009 Kristy made a life changing decision and switched careers. Now, instead of being in front of the camera, she is behind one.

Kristy is a Master Photographer, a Photographic Craftsman and a Certified Professional Photographer. She specializes in studio portraits, high school seniors, families and pets. She has been Ohio Photographer of the Year and Professional Photographers of Northeast Ohio Photographer of the Year. Kristy has won first place awards multiple times in the state print competition for the general, children and pet portrait categories. She also earned the prestigious J. Anthony Bill award for having the most outstanding portrait in the state of Ohio. She has been an Ohio Top 10 Photographer the past four years. Kristy has also been a Gold, Silver and Bronze Medalist at the International Print Competition and Kodak Gallery award recipient at the Northeast District Competition level along with receiving first place in the Children Portrait Category for the Northeast District print competition. She is also a Grand Imaging Award nominee in the Children Portrait Category with Professional Photographers of America.

She is past president of Professional Photographers of Northeast Ohio and is also a member of Professional Photographers of Ohio, serving as its current print competition chairman, along with being a national council member of Professional Photographers of America. She is a CPP Liaison for the state of Ohio.


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