Sunrise Nature/Wildflower Photo Shoot
with Professional Photographer Kenneth Wajda

TESTIMONIAL From a Photographer in a Saturday Group Sunrise Nature/Wildflower Photo Shoot:

We, especially me, learned so much today. I can hardly believe everything
that's missed at daylight!

The information you provide was delivered in such a way that even weekend photobugs feel like pros. You're open & patient, & your teaching enjoyment really shows through.

That alone makes all the difference. I sure wish you lived in California. I would take another class in a heartbeat.

I can't thank you enough for a wonderful shoot! Now its time to see what all I've been missing at sunsets.

Vicki, California

TESTIMONIAL From a Solo Participant in the Sunrise Nature/Wildflower Photo Shoot:

I'm still thinking about the Photo Shoot we had last week. I've applied some of the techniques I learned in the workshop and I can't wait to see how they turned out.

I was very pleased with the 'workshop', how it was organized, and what I got out of it. In the past, 'workshops' that I have attended were often stuffy, providing canned material of text book information in a theoretical setting. In this regard, I feel calling your Photo Shoot a 'workshop' is a misnomer. For me, it was a 'Photo Shoot Experience' or a 'Photo Shoot Participation'!

What I enjoyed about the experience was:
- the informality of the 'experience',
- the real life setting of the 'shoot',
- having a professional photographer critique my compositions,
- critiquing a professional photographers compositions.

In general, I feel the 'experience' is whatever you want to make it and that is what makes it unique. The experience can be picking the brain of a professional photographer in his environment while he is performing a shoot, it can be taking your own pictures in a beautiful setting, or it can be any combination of the above. It is whatever you want to make it!

Would I do this again? In a heart beat!

Thanks for the 'experience',
Rick, Indiana

Sunrise 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.

Info: 303.823.6399


Kenneth 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 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. "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 bring raingear.

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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