About Photos + Words

It can be a challenge to find the right tools, inspiration, and time to turn your experiences into stories—even when you’re a seasoned storyteller. Plus, it takes courage to step up and be seen through your visual stories.

It’s also incredible how your stories can help you discover, celebrate, and calibrate your life. Revisiting your stories gives you an opportunity to make sure you’re as engaged in life as you want and focused on what matters to you. It’s awesome what your visual stories can do for you (and others in your life).

Here at Photos + Words, I help story-telling-creatives like you build skills and a custom workflow that fits your time and creative appetite. As a visual storyteller myself and a former process engineer in the tech industry, I’m uniquely qualified. Plus, as a past writer for Photoshop Elements Techniques Magazine, I am experienced in teaching graphic design and photography.

I can’t wait to learn about you and your story.

Photos + Words: Works in Progress

We’re just getting off the ground, but here are a few things we have in store for you:

  • Courses to help you:
    • Develop visual storytelling skills, including photography and writing skills.
    • Build a custom workflow that fits your time, skills level, and creative appetite.
    • Learn how to investigate, celebrate, and calibrate your life through visual storytelling.
  • Weekly articles with practical ideas and inspiration to help you tell your story.
  • Photos + Words Guides to help you deepen and extend your life experiences through visual storytelling.

Photos + Words is always working on new courses and guides, so be sure to get on the email list (below) to be notified when either a new class or guide become available.

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Who is Liz?


Liz Ness is the engineer-turned-photographer-turned-visual-storyteller behind Photos + Words. She lives in Vancouver, WA, where she finds it easy to beat the 1 in 10,000 odds of finding four-leaf clovers and she’s beginning to wonder if that’s a made-up statistic.

© 2017 Elizabeth Ness