DRAWING PERSONALITY: CAPTURING CHARACTER IN PORTRAITS
Ever see a portrait of a stranger and feel like you might know them? What about those images makes us feel so familiar with someone we’ve not met? In this program, Kira Derryberry will take you through the process of not just photographing a client, but drawing that client’s personality through the lens. Learn techniques and tips for working with subjects to show their most authentic selves on camera. Kira will demo how she works with clients, plans shoots, and comes up with overall concepts for exciting, one person portraits. Learn how to add that extra edge to your traditional portraits, headshots, more!
M.Photog. Cr., CPP
Kira Derryberry 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 Pre-Convention 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.