Kira Derryberry's presentation will be cover two distinct topics:
Level Up: Unlock Your Potential
Have you ever met a carpenter who only uses a hammer? A chef who only uses a hot plate? As professionals we have a wealth of tools at our disposal to create our art. So why limit ourselves by shooting only one way? In this program Kira will discuss bridging the gap between photographic styles new and old. Learn how to unlock your potential as an artist by studying the foundations of lighting, posing, and composition. Kira will have you consider how to use the classic rules to your advantage and develop your own personal style as an artist by having more tools in your bag. Leave this program ready to shoot with purpose and intent. Get ready to level up!
Creating Natural Looking Light
In this program, Kira will jump start your range as a photographer by introducing a one light system. This is the perfect program if you are new to studio lighting! Learn how to simulate natural looking lighting when there may be no light available. Keep true to your photographic lighting style by being able to create the look and feel of natural light in any situation while increasing your skills!
Kira Derryberry, M.Photog. Cr. Photog, CPP is a portrait photographer based in Tallahassee, FL, She's a Master Photographer, Photographic Craftsman, Certified Professional Photographer, a councilor for the state of Florida for the PPA, Director for the Florida Professional Photographers and in 2017 was elected to the Board of Directors for the Professional Photographers of America. Her teaching resume most recently includes instructor for PPA Edu, 2017 Preconvention Speaker at Imaging USA. Kira has also been invited to be a platform speaker at Imaging USA 2018. In 2013 and 2014, Kira also earned the local titles of Best of Tallahassee from Tallahassee Magazine Readers as well as 2014 Photographer of the Year through TPPG. Kira is an active competitor in both the state and International Print Competitions and earned silver medals in 2014 and 2015 and a Platinum medal in 2016 at IPC. Her Loan Collection Image, "The Skeptic" was featured on the March 2016 Cover of Professional Photographer Magazine along with a feature article on her work. Kira has completed the PPA Judges training in August 2016 and is now a PPA Juror in Training.