To my understanding, the workshop 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 throughtout the key stages of the wedding day. 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 12 hour workshop 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 style, stagnant thinking process and ineffective responsiveness.
I will also share my workflow with some business talk & my growth through participating contests on a regular basis & judging contests, & speaking/mentorship experience that I hope to help them to see what the future is awaiting ahead of them along with each stage of growth. No need to move to the next level (cuz we don't know clearly what it is). 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.
Location: Composure Studio in Houston, TX
Date: Wednesday, February 27th, 2019
Time: 9am - 9pm
Please bring your laptop, camera, gears & notepad
Lunch and Dinner are on your own, but we will eat all together during intermissions.
Tuition: $500 per person. Payments are accepted via Venmo (@kenpakphotography) or PayPal (email@example.com) only.
Workshop availability is on first come first serve basis. Workshop fee is non refundable, however, it is transferrable to other person.
12 Hour Intensive Workshop (9am-9pm) would cover the following areas:
Special presentation of Ken Pak's journey in wedding photography for up to one hour
Creative & Storytelling: subject vs multi-subjects to convey the moment and tell the story better
Understanding your client: Ice-breaking, Capturing personality, Speedy follow-ups & Power of sneak peek images.
Post production workflow in LR: Effective & Efficient Culling & Editing
Portfolio Review, Critique, Website Review
Power of Blogging in Storytelling & Social Media
What is your style? Moment (like Fearless)? Trendy (Like Junebug)? Classy (Like WPPI)? Let’s talk about your style that speaks.
Motion vs Momentless talk. Have you ever thought what would pass through the couple’s mind when they are posing themselves for you?
How does Ken get Business, and ultimately matching clients in vibes & style: Referral, Planner, Instagram, Contest Sites, Wedding Show & the Knot
What is your ambition vs dream? Let’s talk about career roadmap.
And anything else you'd like to squeeze into the time!
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
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
Registration for the Workshop
In order to yield the most interactive and effective communication, only up to 7 attendees are accepted.