Steve Apps (Packers and Wisconsin State Journal), Darren Lee (Badgers Blitz, Madison Ballet, Synergy Dance), & Kat Stiennon (Madison Ballet, Magnum Opus Ballet, Central Midwest Ballet) will gather together, in a virtual meeting, to answer your questions about photography.
Steve Apps is an award winning sports and documentary photojournalist and Staff photographer with the Wisconsin State Journal in Madison, Wisconsin.
Past positions include chief photographer/staff photographer at the Wisconsin State Journal; The Post Crescent (Appleton, WI);Sarasota Herald Tribune; and Wausau Daily Herald.
His photo coverage of the Green Bay Packers has been recognized five times by the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
In 2008 he was awarded the Dave Boss Award ofExcellence by the Pro Football Hall of Fame for the 2007 football season, Photo of the Year. Other photojournalism honors include awards from The Pictures ofThe Year Competition; Milwaukee Press Club; and Wisconsin News PhotographersAssociation.
In 2012 the Wisconsin State Journal was aPulitzer Prize Finalist for "Breaking News Reporting" of the protests in the State Capitol over collective bargaining rights. Many of his photos were included in the entry.
Kat Stiennon is a premier ballet, beauty and headshot photographer in Madison,Wisconsin. Kat’s knowledge of aesthetics, and her faster than average reaction time, produces bold, creative, moody, and elegant photographs.
Her photos have been featured in Clickcon, Pasde deux photo, Danceland, Brown girls do ballet, Joffrey ballet, New York City Ballet,Broadway World, Shutterbug magazine, Monochrome awards, International Photography awards, an assortment of dance-wear companies, and used by floating point fx in the movie "Patriot's Day."
Michael Knapstein is a fine-art photographer who has earned international recognitionfor his insightful and nuanced visual exploration of the American Midwest.
Michael’s photographs have been recognized with more than 350 awards from all around the world. He was counted among 14 Inspiring American Artists by Skillshare and Feature Shoot magazine. The Barcelona Foto Biennale (Barcelona, Spain) named him the International Landscape Photographer of the Year. The Moscow International Foto Awards (Moscow, Russia) named him the International Portfolio Photographer of the Year. And the Pollux Awards (Kent, England) named him their Grand Prize Winner. His work is included in numerous public, private and corporate collections, including the George Eastman International Museum of Photography (Rochester, NY), Dubuque Museum of Art (Dubuque, IA), Racine Art Museum (Racine, WI), PNC Bank (Pittsburg, PA) American Girl (Middleton, WI), Hewlet Packard Enterprise (Chippewa Falls, WI) and The Sierra Club (Madison, WI). He is represented internationally by FotoNostrum Mediterranean House of Photography in Barcelona, Spain and in the United States by the Gallery of Wisconsin Art.