EVOKE: Capturing Images with Emotion

Francie Baltazar Stonestreet Cr.Photog., CPP

The more emotional a portrait, the more it stirs up our senses. What distinguishes a nice image from an impactful image which tells a story, is emotion. When an image evokes emotion, it captures us and creates a feeling within in us. Images which tell stories, sell. In today's digital age, many can take a pretty picture, but it takes skill and experience to create an image with emotional impact. In this program we will explore what emotion is and how is conveyed in an image, how to ask questions to evoke emotion, four steps to creating emotional images, when to step back and observe, why timing is critical in capturing the emotional images and how post production can enhance the emotion.

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Francie Baltazar Stonestreet Bio

Francie has a great passion for the CPP program and believes it is the gold standard in the industry.  In 2012, Francie and her team of CPP Mentors assisted 30 photographers in passing their image submissions and supported 25 of those through the testing process so that they could receive their CPP.

A life-long photographer, Francie earned her CPP in 2009 and has been advocating and supporting others to achieve their CPP ever since. She is a full-time working professional photographer specializing weddings, engagements and bridal sessions, and continues to use the information gained through the  CPP program every day.  

At Imaging USA 2013 one her images was selected for the General Collection. In 2012, she was honored as Houston Photographer of the Year and was a featured Photographic Artist at Fotofest. She has been featured in Houston Brides and Houston Luxury Weddings magazines. Francie is also a published author and been featured in the Dallas Business Journal, Houston Press and New York Times. Her inspirational essays have been published in Chicken Soup for the Soul at Work, Stories That Warm the Heart as well as on many blogs and newsletters. She has also worked with Wiley Publishing as one of their Photographer Technical Editors.