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Monday, May 6, 2019

10AM - 9PM Workshop in Playa del Carmen. Exact Location TBA



Alan Fresnel Photography www.alanfresnel.com

Juan Euan Photography www.juaneuan.com

For more information, email to kenpakphotography@gmail.com

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 throughout 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 one day workshop to inspire and to help each of my fellow Mexican photographer friends 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.

Workshop information

  • Location: Playa Del Carmen, Mexico . Exact Location TBA

  • Date: Monday, May 6, 2019 Time: 10am - 9pm (with a small night photo walk on Sunday 7pm - 9pm if time permits)

  • Please bring your laptop, camera, gears & notepad

  • Please bring 10 best images, 10 images needing help on editing, and 5 award winning images shot by other photographer that you wonder about.

  • Lunch and Dinner are on your own, but we will eat all together during intermissions.

  • Tuition: USD $350 per person. Payments are accepted via PayPal (kenpakphotography@gmail.com) or Cash in USD.

  • Workshop availability is on first come first serve basis. Workshop fee is non refundable, however, it is transferable to another person.

Workshop Schedule

One Day Intensive Workshop (9am-7pm) 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

  • Photographer of the Year Winner - 2017 Nikon Sponsored MyWed Award

  • Top 10 Fearless Photographer of 2016

  • Top 10 International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers (ISPWP) Photographer of 2017

  • Top 3 Wedding Photography Select (WPS) of United Kingdom Photographer of 2017

  • Top 10 Wedding Photojournalist Association (WPJA) 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


Contest Judging

  • 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.   

Your first & last name, please.
Cell phone number preferred. 000-0000-0000
e.g) http://www.facebook.com/ken.pak.photographer
e.g) @kenpakphotography
Please check the box once the payment is complete. *
Venmo: @kenpakphotography PayPal: kenpakphotography@gmail.com (friends/family transfer only) Cash due on site