Wajda genuinely enjoys teaching others about photography. His
unique "Sunrise Nature/Wildflower
Photo Shoot," held in the beautifully scenic Colorado
Rocky Mountains, gives photographers of all levels the opportunity
to work right alongside a professional nature photographer.
It's a chance to peer through a pro's camera and ask questions
while learning how he approaches his subject.
is an award-winning photojournalist, travel/nature photographer
and author with over 20 years of professional experience. He
was a staff photographer at the Trenton Times (NJ) newspaper
and a frequent contributor to New Jersey Outdoors magazine before
moving to Colorado in 2001.
He now resides in Lyons, Colorado, where he works as a commercial
freelance photographer and teaches travel and nature photography.
"This is an actual photo shoot, not a class," Wajda
said. "Participants will be taking photographs in the field
working right alongside me. I'll assist them, answer their questions
and offer tips. I'll thoroughly explain how I approach my subject
and why I work the way I do. They will also have the opportunity
to look through my camera to see the framing I've chosen."
Past participants have said this is a unique photo shoot that
is quite an eye-opener to the realities of professional nature
"It will jump start any photographer's creativity,"
said Wajda, "especially photographers interested in wildflowers,
mountains, lakes, streams and when we're lucky, bighorn sheep,
elk and mule deer."
All photographers are required to bring a camera and film to
the Sunrise Nature/Wildflower Photo Shoot. Any camera will work,
film or digital-even a point and shoot-but Wajda recommends
a 35mm SLR and a slow-speed slide film like Fuji Velvia or a
4MP+ Digital SLR. A tripod is strongly recommended as well.
Wajda also strongly suggests participants dress for the weather
and bring raingear.
This is a unique opportunity to work with a professional photographer--to
experience his approach to nature/wildlife photography first-hand.
"People really learn through this program," Wajda
said. "A few weeks back, a woman asked if there's a special
filter to make waterfalls have that 'flowing' look. I was able
to work the shoot over toward a waterfall where she learned
to make that kind of photograph," Wajda said. "It's
done with a slow shutter speed. You don't get that from a book
or in a classroom."
The cost for the Sunrise Nature/Wildflower Photo Shoot is $195
and Kenneth only offers solo photo shoots at this time. Interested
photographers should call to reserve a space: 303.823.6399.
Kenneth is also available for educational presentations to camera
clubs and organized groups year-round.