Sunday Sampler March 26th + “I’m Curious” + Conf. Speaker Profile

Happy Sunday! This week’s Sunday Sampler consists of warm brown and red tones – wood and rust – maybe that will warm us up since it’s so cold today in CT!! Enjoy!


This week’s featured speaker who will present at our Creative Photography Conference is Kelli (KJ) DeWaal of New York.

KJ DeWaal (Kelli) is an artist/photographer who has been involved in creative endeavors throughout her life. She found herself becoming more interested in photography several years
ago and set about learning all she could about all types of photography. She has taken photography classes from Jim Montanus a well renowned photographer in her area. Along with
numerous online classes and workshops. With the age of technology, she has also incorporated iphoneography, and creating digital art on the iPad to her repertoire.

Kelli enjoys photographing still life, landscape, macro and life style images. Her images have won numerous awards in photo contests and have been very well received. Kelli will be hosting two sessions at the Creative Photography Conference. The first will be on “Creating Digital Art on the iPad Pro using the Apple Pencil.” She will be demonstrating how she puts together a digital art piece, the many various elements that can be used, how to blend those elements to create a cohesive piece using layers, blend modes, and varying opacities. She will also discuss which apps she prefers to use most. The main app she will be creating in will be Procreate.

The second session that Kelli will host will be “Creatively Display Your Photographic Images Using Encaustic Wax.” This workshop will take you step by step through the process of learning to mount your images on wood cradled board and finishing them off with encaustic wax. This technique will display your image in a beautiful way and give it a wonderful luminous finish.
Kelli currently resides in Western NY with Doug, her husband of almost 30 years. They have 2 grown children. Now that they are empty nesters, Kelli and her Mr. enjoy traveling, camping, hiking, and antiquing. This provides many photo opportunities along the way and even inspires original artwork as well.


Join Kelli and the rest of our great line-up of speakers at the Creative Photography Conference, May 20-21 at the beautiful Southbridge Hotel & Conference Center, Southbridge, MA.

Don’t forget to sign up soon and get your $20 Peacock Studio bonus credit!


With Spring and Summer coming…eventually…we’ll all be getting out more and photographing while we travel. Here’s a good article from on “How to Take Amazing Travel Photography”.


Till next week…happy clicking!


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