Lights, Camera and the Community in Action
As part of the Toastmasters in the Community series in my Ahwatukee club blog, I published this article last week.
Sharing the emotion and meaning of a moment in unique and creative ways, Steve Smull has been behind the scenes with his camera and flash at countless Toastmasters, veteran and community events chronicling important occasions, messages and achievements.
He considers himself an Image Documentarian who enjoys recording milestones and experiences with an eye to aesthetics where angle, context, composition and lighting are all continually considered and calculated.
Steve learned the art of the craft from his father who was a professional photographer specializing in black and white prints. Filming in Super 8 was also a skill he learned in his youth and drives his passion for videography today.
Steve gets the shot that helps share and promote the perspective and meaning of the scene. By saving memories and images he helps memorialize and remember our past and the sacrifices many have made. By reporting and educating, he honors our history and traditions one frozen moment at a time.
By documenting the impact, action and faces in the community, Steve aids his fellow volunteers in promoting and increasing awareness on their important causes.
Whether it’s a speech contest, a fundraiser gala, a bike race or a solemn memorial service, Steve has a knack for artfully capturing the action, passion and beauty of the scene.