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
How I did it | Behind the scenes of how Tyler made his favorite image from Christina and Eric’s wedding in Charlotte, North Carolina

How I did it | Behind the scenes of how Tyler made his favorite image from Christina and Eric’s wedding in Charlotte, North Carolina

Hello everyone!! Nice to be back on the Wirkshop Series page. Life has been super busy around here full of shooting weddings and helping photographers around the world with our mentor sessions but I am happy to be updating this page. Today I decided to get back on the blogging horse and get all of my pages updated. Over on the Wirken Photography blog I posted about Christina and Eric’s wedding in Charlotte, North Carolina which included perhaps one of my favorite images I have made to date. As I was writing that post and thinking about this particular image and what it took to make it I decided it was the perfect time to do a cross post on the Wirkshop Series page. This page is dedicated to all things photography education so it made sense so it was a win win! Instead of making you all sit through a novel explaining how I got this shot I decided to whip out my cell phone and make a little video. This is a very raw video with no editing but it gets the job done. 🙂 I hope you enjoy this first edition of How I did it and I assure you they will be much more polished in the future. Sit back and enjoy listening how I was able to tell the story of Christina and how much her grandmother meant to her on her wedding day. I hope you find it helpful.  ... Read More
Moment Bent is live and ready!!!

Moment Bent is live and ready!!!

Watch as Tyler shoots an entire live wedding. Moment Bent is an online video series exploring Tyler Wirken’s process as he documents a real wedding from beginning to end. Learn from Tyler as he goes on his hunt to capture real, unrehearsed moments as they unfold. Follow Tyler through all aspects of a live wedding. Watch as he makes his decisions, plans his attack, and captures real moments. See his successes as well as his failures as he navigates through the picture making process of storytelling wedding photography. This webshop is a series of segments ranging from classroom instruction to live point of view footage of Tyler shooting a wedding. For more information visit- www.momentbent.com... Read More
One day masterclass | Delfgauw, NL | April 28th, 2016

One day masterclass | Delfgauw, NL | April 28th, 2016

Excited to announce a new one day Wirkshop in the Netherlands! Tyler was invited to the Netherlands on the tail end of his trip to London in April. Join him for a one day that will challenge the way you shoot and think about your work. This one day Wirkshop, taught by Tyler WIrken, will be a free flowing day rooted around the art of the moment. We will start with a short presentation by Tyler touching on his photojournalism background and how he integrates that into his weddings. The remainder of the day will be spent on critique of each students 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. Topics will focus on the idea of taking a hands off approach to documenting weddings and will range from- -mastering 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 -as well as countless unknown topics directed to the individual being critiqued 8 STUDENTS MAX For more info and to register: https://wirkenphotography.wufoo.com/forms/wirkshop-series-master-class-delfgauw-nl/... Read More
London | 2 Days | April 25-26 2016

London | 2 Days | April 25-26 2016

UPDATE- THE LONDON WIRKSHOP IS NOW OFFICIALLY SOLD OUT!! THANK YOU SO MUCH! IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE ADDED TO THE WAITING LIST PLEASE DROP US AN EMAIL – INFO@WIRKENPHOTO.COM The Wirkshop Series is excited to announce another Wirkshop for 2016! Join Tyler in London in April for his return trip across the pond. This two day Wirkshop, taught by Tyler Wirken, will be a free flowing day rooted around the art of the moment. Day one will consist of mainly of classroom instruction by Tyler touching on his photojournalism background and how 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 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 wedding day and find the best image possible in any given situation. The day will conclude with a group live shoot to put into practice the days lessons. Day two will be spent on critique of each students 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. April 25-26th, 2015 London, UK Cost: £750 per person Limit 8 students Hope to see you in London! **REGISTER... Read More