Portrait Art: The Next Level
Cristie will delve into the world of art. What is art and how we do we define it? Where do we find inspiration, whether for personal or competition art pieces? What are the key components to make composite images believable? Cristie break down several of her prints to show the different stages each artwork goes through from the initial idea to the finished piece.
Speaker Bio: Cristie Reddehase is the owner of Silver Image Photography located in Spring, TX. Cristie has been an artist from a very young age. Among the many art classes, she took her first photography class in high school. After high school, Cristie attended Sam Houston State University where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Photography. In 2001, Melinda (Cristie’s sister) started Silver Image Photography. Cristie helped out on weekends until graduating in 2003 when she could join Melinda full time. The sisters ran the business together until 2015 when Melinda moved and Cristie took over the running of the business by herself. Today, Cristie concentrates on high-end seniors, beauty portraits, children, babies, families, and paintings. Cristie has received three additional degrees from Professional Photographers of America. These include the Photographic Craftsmen in 2012, Master of Photography in 2015 and Master Artist in 2017. Cristie started entering the International Print Competition in 2012 and has since been the recipient of several awards and honors. Some of these include the Imaging Excellence Award, 1st Place Grand Imaging Award in the Senior category, 2nd Place Grand Imaging Award in the Portrait category, 7 time PPA Photographer of the Year, she has 19 Loan Images, and she has been a Texas Top 10 recipient for several years among other district and state awards. She’s also one of only six people to earn Double Diamond and the first female.