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Imaging USA Speaker Spotlight On... Kira Derryberry! - PPA Today

Imaging USA Speaker Spotlight On... Kira Derryberry!

By Bethany Clark 

Imaging USA 2018 will be here before you know it...three-to-six days of the best in photography learning, networking and partying! It's all going down in the Music City, Nashville, TN, January 14-16, 2018 (Pre-Con classes January 11-13). 

Imaging USA is known far-and-wide as THE place to see some of the best speakers in the photography industry, as they take you on deep-dives into every topic you could want to learn more about. In order to get you even more excited (if that's possible!), PPA is going to spend the next several months highlighting our 2018 Imaging USA speakers. 

Let's Meet...
Kira Derryberry, M.Photog.Cr., CPP
Facebook: kiraphoto
Twitter: shekira
Instagram: shekira

Kira Derryberry is a portrait photographer based in Tallahassee, Florida. Her career started in high school, and she went on to obtain her BA in photography from the University of Alabama. Working in web design and advertising, Kira gained the business knowledge to open her own studio in 2010. Since then, she has developed a strong client base in portraits ranging from children and families, to headshots, commercial work, and boudoir. 

Outside of the studio, Kira focuses on furthering her own knowledge as well as that of fellow photographers. She is a Master Photographer, Photographic Craftsman, Certified Professional Photographer, and sits on PPA's Board of Directors. She was the 2015 President of the Tallahassee Professional Photographers Guild, and is also a member of the Florida PPA's Online Content Committee. 

She is an active competitor in both the state and International Photographic 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 an article on her work. Though many might wonder if Kira has any free time, when she does, she spends it with her family or watching bad science fiction.

Speaker Session - Tuesday, 1/16


What is your life motto? Never give up, never surrender.
What do you most value in your friends? I value those with the most necessary life skills in the event of an apocalypse as I have none of my own.
What did you want to be as a kid when you grew up? Paula Abdul
What is your most treasured possession? My golden replica cast of Val Kilmer's face from The Island of Dr Moreau.
What was your first concert? New Kids on the Block
Coke or Pepsi? Coke.

Kira Derryberry is just one of the many amazing speakers you'll get to meet and learn from at Imaging USA 2018! Registration is open now so take advantage of the Early Bird rates for passes and your hotel! 


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