Nature/Wildflower Photo Shoot
with Professional Photographer Kenneth Wajda
NEW: For 2008, all of Kenneth's Photo Shoots
are Solo Shoots and are available
weekends and weekdays.
Wajda genuinely enjoys teaching others about photography. His unique
"Sunrise Nature/Wildflower Photo Shoot," held in Colorado's
beautifully scenic 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.
Kenneth 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
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.
"The participant 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 photography.
"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
This is a unique opportunity to work with a professional photographer--to
experience his approach to nature/wildflower 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.
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