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ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
Barbara Brady-Smith burst on the Pet Photography scene in 2011 and quickly established herself as a true artisan in this niche.Her animal photography can be seen in happy homes and on pet food product packaging, annual report covers and print advertising.
Much of her success she attributes to her deep appreciation for the joy animals bring into our lives. She actively shares this joy through photography and by volunteering with her therapy dog providing comfort to people of all ages. This emotional and rewarding work is now a published book called “Hug Tails – Portraits of Therapy Pets.”Another personal project called ‘Flight,’ is a collection of photographs of colorful birds flying in her studio.These images have been on display in a local gallery and are being prepped for publication.
Barbara has been honored through all levels of PPA including four-time PPA Photographer of the Year, and her other recognition includes the PPA’s Western Region Kodak Gallery and Animal Photographer of the Year awards, as well as the Professional Photographers of California’s Animal Photographer of the Year, Environmental Photographer of the Year, and People’s Choice awards.
A gifted speaker and educator, Barbara loves to share her enthusiasm for animals and photography.She mentors other pet photographers and teaches workshops on pet and horse photography, Lightroom and Photoshop.Barbara’s business skills are top notch too.After earning her MBA at Berkeley, she enjoyed a successful career as a Bank Executive and now uses many of the same management and customer service skills as a small business owner.
Barbara’s experience and skill and her ability to impart this expertise in workshops and presentations are exceptional!Don’t miss her exciting talk about the value of her personal projects and Lightroom and Photoshop Tips and Tricks!