Kristen Bentz is a part-time photographer from Phoenix, Arizona. Graduating in the top of her class, with degrees in Business Administration, Marketing and Advertising, and Communications, she soon realized “Corporate America” wasn’t for her. After attending our Ultimate Money-Making Photography Workshop in 2011, she decided to specialize in weather, night, and travel photography and has been selling her fine art photography locally ever since. When she is not sailing the globe with her hubby, Matt, the pair can be found chasing storms in search of the world's most outstanding lightning! Since becoming the 2012 Monsoon Photographer of The Year, Kristen's images have been featured in newsprint and television media, travel articles, ad campaigns, fine art websites, post cards, & on the walls of local businesses in her hometown.
A well composed photograph speaks to its viewer, guides their eye throughout the image, and builds a connection between artist and viewer. The “wow” factor comes when multiple elements of composition come together like a treasure map to guide your viewer to the gold! In the spirit of social distancing, I’m digging into the not-so-distant […]
Most photographers will NEVER admit their mistakes, let alone broadcast them. However, I’m shameless when it comes to confessing mine if it means saving someone else time and headaches. My mistake? Thinking all photo-editing programs are created equal! As a professional photographer, editing my photos is a necessary step to make them stand out and […]
As I snuggled into bed for the night, I grabbed my warm water bottle, closed my wild eyes, and enjoyed the fresh breeze and complete silence the Serengeti offered me for one serene instant. A second later, my eyes snapped back open to the thunderous roars of the king of the jungle. Every hair on […]
As the Eiffel Tower popped in and out of view, I couldn’t stop the knee-jerk reaction to raise my camera and click uncontrollably from the roof of our double-decker tour bus. Everyone’s been there – that overwhelming moment where you just can’t resist firing a hundred shots without thinking. However, the difference between a snapshot […]
It seemed like the day had just begun when BAM we’re at the local watering hole surrounded by lions! What happened next could only be dreamt of or found in a NatGeo special. As all our cars watched in awe, an unsuspecting warthog trotted up to the water to take a drink… only to find […]