Mentor Session Special! Buy two get one free!

Mentor Session Special! Buy two get one free!

Need a creative kick in the butt to get through the late season burnout? Let’s find ways to take your storytelling and seeing to a new level. BUY 2 90 MIN SESSIONS GET ONE FREE!!! SIGN UP: https://wirkenphotography.wufoo.com/forms/m15huo07051qqy9/ Limited to 10 students Sign up deadline: October 5th, 2018... Read More
A Wirkshop that gives back

A Wirkshop that gives back

  I’ll be honest. When we first hatched the idea of teaming up with Camp Encourage, a camp for kids on the Autism spectrum, for Camp Wirkshop the idea of wanting to give back with as a workshop was not the sole purpose we had in mind. Brandon Parigo and I first were introduced to Camp Encourage a few years ago when they hired him to do a documentary video for them for use at their annual fund raising gala. I simply tagged along to do still photos. I had little idea what being Autistic really meant and I even less of an idea how being around these kids and part of this camp would effect me. Seeing what this organization does for these children is nothing but astounding. On the surface they play games, cook smores, go zip lining, horseback riding and swim but this camp is way more than that. This camp encourages self confidence, and changes these kids many of which have never slept away from home their entire lives. To see how these kids open up from day one to the end of camp is nothing short of amazing. They seem to leave a little bit different. It was awesome to watch and it was a story we wanted to tell. It only made sense to tell those stories on a bigger scale than just what Brandon and I could do so Camp Wirkshop was born. The idea was simple. Let’s make a workshop for photographers that helps them learn how to tell better stories visually. As photographers there is only so much of the... Read More
CAMP WIRKSHOP 2018!

CAMP WIRKSHOP 2018!

New Wirkshop Announcement!    We are excited to announce the second Camp Wirkshop. A photography workshop that gives back. Go back in time to summer camp and join  us for an intense multi-media story-telling learning experience that will fill your heart. Attendee’s will spend the week embedded inside Camp Encourage, a summer camp for kids on the Autism spectrum. While there, students of Camp Wirkshop will practice honing their documentary storytelling photography talents all the while diving into a story assignment that will end with the creation of a multimedia film involving still photographs, audio capture, and interview.  All the photography and films produced from the Wirkshop will then be given to Camp Encourage to help them further spread their message of encouragement and support for kids with Autism. For more details click here.   SIGN UP HERE ( max 8  students)... Read More
London one day Wirkshop | March 15th 2017- SPECIAL LAST MINUTE ELEVATE SPECIAL PRICE NOW AVAILABLE!

London one day Wirkshop | March 15th 2017- SPECIAL LAST MINUTE ELEVATE SPECIAL PRICE NOW AVAILABLE!

Tyler is exited to be returning to London, England in March to speak at the Elevate Conference and to host a one day Wirkshop on applying  the documentary mindset to wedding photography. Join Tyler for this one day Wirkshop that will challenge the way you think about wedding photography and your own work. This one day Wirkshop, taught by Tyler Wirken, will be a full day rooted around the art of the moment. Instruction will be classroom based with a presentation by Tyler on his photojournalism background and how and why he integrates that into his weddings. Topics will focus on the idea of taking a hands off approach to documenting weddings and why it is important and will range from- -how to simplify your use of camera gear and master the art of capturing fleeting moments -Using light, moment, composition to build the perfect image -how to mentally handle all parts of a wedding day and find the best image possible in any given situation -Why getting the right clients is paramount to success -how to plan the wedding day with your clients to provide the proper environment that breeds moments. Learn to take control of the wedding schedule not the other way around. Please note this workshop will consist of a day full of classroom type lecture and will not be involving any live shooting or personal critique of students. It is a day to learn a different approach to wedding photography and how to achieve it. Cost:  £475 per person (SPECIAL LAST MINUTE ELEVATE PRICE: £375 Max 25 students March 15th, 2017 10:00am-5:00pm London, UK- Exact location... Read More
New Wirkshop Announcement | Kansas City | Jan. 7&8 2017

New Wirkshop Announcement | Kansas City | Jan. 7&8 2017

Date: January 7th and 8th, 2017-  Location: Wirken Photography Studio, Kansas City- 1800 Central St. in Kansas City Choice of day one only, day two only or a combo of both days. Day one will consist of mainly classroom instruction by Tyler touching on his photojournalism background and how he integrates that into his weddings and portrait shoots.  Day one topics will focus on the idea of taking a hands off approach to documenting weddings and families following photojournalism ethics and why it is so important. Topics will range from- -mastering the art of capturing fleeting moments technically -Using light, moment, composition to build the perfect image -how to mentally handle the day and find the best image possible in any given situation. Day two will be spent on review of each student’s wedding work, which will lead to open discussions and lessons that will apply, not only to the individual, but to the group as a whole allowing Tyler the opportunity identify areas of individual improvement. This class is open to photographers of all styles including portrait, family, and wedding. Due to this class being such an intimate one on one experience it is limited to no more than 9 students max. Cost: Day one only for one person- $595 Day two only for one person- $795 Both days combo deal for one person- $995 50% retainer required at registration via payal with the balance to be paid by Jan. 2 2017. Link to sign up-... Read More