When she was 16 years old, Kristi Odom picked up her grandfather's camera and fell in love with the beauty of the natural world. Ever since, she's been driven to capture what's real, raw and compelling about that world.
Kristi Odom is an internationally acclaimed photographer, a filmmaker, and a sought-after motivational speaker. Kristi’s work focuses on connecting people emotionally to animals and celebrating those who have a connection to the natural world. When she is not at home in Longmont Colorado, she travels the world photographing and teaching.
Her accolades include over 60 international photography awards including 2 Nature’s Best Photography awards, which exhibited her images at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. Her work has appeared either online and/or in print for the following clients: National Geographic, Forbes, Rolling Stone, Microsoft and Outside Magazine.
In presentations and at conferences, Kristi teaches photographers to focus on improving their work by creating an emotional connection, and shows the power of photography to make change. "By using the art of photography I want to help people share empathy for one another and make people care more for the natural world," Kristi says.
By using the art of photography I want to help people share empathy for one another and make people care more for the natural world.