Meet Nettie Atkisson

Meet Nettie Atkisson

Meet the Presenter Nettie Atkisson - Light, Camera, Action!

Topic: Light, Camera, Action
Presented by: Nettie Atkisson
Date: Saturday, November 4th
Time: 10 am – 12 Noon Atlanta time (GMT -4)
Location: Virtual

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Nettie Atkisson grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah where she enjoyed mountain biking, snowboarding, and cross-country skiing. After graduating with a BFA in photography, Nettie moved to New York City to do an internship with Maria Robledo, a photographer who played a big role in the natural light photography movement. 

While in New York City, Nettie had the opportunity to work with several photographers on editorial and fashion shoots. Most of the photographers Nettie worked with only used natural light, which was what Nettie was always drawn to. 

She also loves going to art museums, looking at architecture.  

After getting married, she spent 5 years in Chicago where she saw Michale Coe lecture on the History of Chocolate and she was changed. She knew nothing about the history of chocolate or the process of making chocolate. She didn't even know it came from a fruit. 

This encounter lit a spark in her that followed her to San Francisco where she lived for 14 years and spent a lot of time at Dandelion Chocolate taking classes and doing tours. 

She was also lucky enough to tour Guittard two times and TCHO two times as well. 

In 2018, she started a preschool called Small Batch in San Francisco. There were 8 students, 2 other teachers with a focus on emotional regulation, play and helping little people establish relationships.   

With a love of teaching and a passion for cocoa Nettie wrote a book for children 0-3 called The Chocolate Seed.  She as also written a book called Boba and Butters Learn About Chocolate that is being published sometime this year.  Boba and Butters Learn About Chocolate had been turned into an animation.

Join Nettie for an inspiring and practical Empowering Chocopreneurs webinar and unlock your inner photographer. 


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