To my understanding, the photo walk shouldn't be too much about learning secrets, clue & hints that the lecturer has. It should be more about helping & finding solutions for struggles, puzzles & issues that each individual has and ultimately push boundaries to become a stronger spontaneous and responsive photographer creating the compelling images throughout the key stages of the wedding day or any event. We all can do a great job on pre-wedding shoot, engagement shoot & etc. where we have a good control on, but the wedding day is different. It is really hard to keep ourselves readily available to capture the right moment from the right angle with right composition, color arrangement, framing, layering & etc...
My goal is to become a better mentor tailored to each individual to fulfill their immediate needs, help them escaping from any fear, struggles and frustrations, and ultimately help them become a stronger, effective, efficient & more responsive storyteller with confidence always loaded. Moreover, I am trying to design the mentor sessions prevailing the stale group workshops based on my experience and discussions I had with other individuals who attended other workshops.
This one day photo walk and editing to inspire and to help each individual will be perhaps tough and not enough. I have talked to many people who have attended all levels of workshops & classes... I have learned lots of pros and cons, and I don't expect mine to be near their quality of teaching, however, I will do my best to listen to each individual to help them pulling their fear on their work reviewed by giving a constructive critique at my best and help them providing ideas and clues to move on.
I will do my best to help each individual with poignant critique on their current mundane perspective, stagnant thinking process and ineffective responsiveness.
I will also share my workflow using the photos we take from the photo walk. It is more about becoming more authentic and original to their craft and ultimately become a photographer who can stand out better in the saturated industry by fine tuning their craft and solving some puzzles that each individual has.
PHOTO WALK & EDITING information
Location: Austin Amtrak Train Station and Crossfit Lamar in Austin, TX
Date: Sunday, April 7, 2019 Time: 11 am - 6 pm
After 6pm, we can still hang out for dinner and continue talking about photography!
Please bring your laptop, camera, gears & notepad
Lunch and Dinner are on your own, but we will eat all together during intermissions.
Tuition: $400 per person. Payments are accepted via Venmo (@kenpakphotography) or PayPal (email@example.com) only.
I am hoping to have only 10 people in the photo walk
Photo Walk availability is on a first come first serve basis. Workshop fee is non-refundable, however, it is transferable to another person.
LOCATIONS & SCHEDULE
11am: We meet at Austin Amtrak Train Station located at 250 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703
11am - 12pm: We scope around the train station and its neighborhood for a photo challenge #1
12pm - 1:45pm: A real couple (Kayla & Taylor) will join us at the station for photo shoot!
1:45pm: We move to Crossfit South Lamar located at 250 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703 (11 min drive)
2pm - 4pm: We stay at the Crossfit gym for photo challenge #2. The same models will be available.
4pm: We move to a nearby cafe for editing (Location TBA).
PHOTO WALK & EDITING
Fundamentals Photo Walk:
Minimalism vs Complexity
Zoning / Seeing the Space
Timing / Spontaneity
Black & White / Monochrome photography
Colors: Red Dot
Layering the Subjects
Brightest & Darkest Spot
and much more!
PHOTO WALK Challenges
Capturing 5 different MONOCHROME photos in 5 minutes
Capturing 5 different COLOR photos in 5 minutes
Group Assignment (2-3 person team): Capture 5 unique photos with your personality
Real Model - No more posing, Getting connected to the couple, Read the emotions
The contents and/or schedule of the above workshop program is subject to change without prior notice.
Accolades & Recognitions
Top 30 Fearless Photographer of 2018
Top 20 Fearless Photographer in the World in Overall Ranking & Top 2 Fearless Photographer in United States
Top 10 Masters of North America of 2018
Top 50 WPJA Photographer of 2018
2017 Nikon Sponsored MyWed Award - Photographer of the Year Winner
Top 10 Fearless Photographer of 2016
International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers (ISPWP) Top 10 Photographer of 2017
Wedding Photography Select (WPS) of United Kingdom Top 3 Photographer of 2017
Wedding Photojournalist Association (WPJA) Top 10 Photographer of 2017
Winner of Rangefinder Magazine's Annual Wedding Contest in 2015 & 2016
Winner of JuneBug 2016 Best of the Best Weddings, 2015 Best of the Best Engagement, 2015 Best of the Best Destinations
Inspiration Photographers of Brazil 2nd Most Awarded Photographer of the Year 2017
PDN Magazine's Celebrations Photography Contest 2017 First place winner
2017 One Eyeland Contest Top photographer of United States
SLR Lounge Top 100 photographer of North America in 2016
WPPI Associate & many more!
Featured in Huffington Post, Daily Mail, Buzzfeed, Bored Panda, MSN, Spiegel, BBC, BRIDES, DPreview & etc.
Speech & Teaching Experience
Fearless Conference 2018 Puerto Rico
BodaF Europe 2019 Barcelona
Foto Festival 2019 Czech Republic
Inspiration Conference 2018 Aveiro, Portugal
MyWed Conference 2017 Moscow, Russia
Mystic Seminars 2017 Portland, Oregon
Boda F Conference 2016 & 2018 Queretaro, Mexico
Fovitech Conference 2016 Lima, Peru
Capital Area Photographers 2016 Washington, D.C
INSPIRE Photo Retreat 2018 Southbury, Connecticut - coming soon in March 2018
1:1 Mentorship & Workshop for Professional Photographers since 2017
Fearless Collection 45
MyWed Nikon Awards 2015 & 2018
Fine Art Wedding Photo Contest in Brazil 2017
ISPWP Wedding Photo Contest - Spring 2017
Masters of Europe Wedding Photo Contest - Summer 2017
Inspirations Photographers Winter 2016