Photographer and Educator
Kiati Plooksawasdi is an Award-Winning Boudoir, Portrait, and Dance Photographer based in Ellicott City, MD, and the owner of Kiati Plooks Photography and Studio KP. He is currently a StellaPro Champion of Light and UAF Photo Lab Sponsored Educator. Kiati has over 13 years of experience in the photography industry and enjoys teaching and mentoring when he is not behind the lens. With the knowledge of utilizing both natural and artificial light in his work, he leverages his ability to shape light to contour his subjects to create drama and depth within his images. Kiati is a husband, father of two daughters, dance dad, and entrepreneur. Kiati owns and manages three small businesses with his wife and has helped launch and mentored several small businesses over the years. After 20 years in the corporate world developing business strategies for Fortune 150 companies, he has now shifted his focus towards his passion in the arts. Not only just creating art, but Kiati also serves on the board of directors for The Olney Theatre; the results of his passion has impacted many in the photography and art community alike. Although he is an engineer and problem solver at heart, he enjoys using more of the right side of his brain. He now spends his days creating beautiful art through the lens for his clients and helping people succeed in their dreams of starting up a business and becoming successful! He loves to educate, whether it is in the art of photography, light, posing, and editing or through developing their business strategies he is always willing to spend time to help people succeed in turning their dreams into reality.