NEW WIRKSHOP | WASHINGTON, DC | SEPTEMBER 18 & 19 2019

NEW WIRKSHOP | WASHINGTON, DC | SEPTEMBER 18 & 19 2019

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 and family work. Day one topics will focus on the idea of taking a hands off approach to documenting weddings and families and why it is so important. Topics will range from- -how to shift your perception of what wedding and family photography is supposed to be and getting clients on board -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. Day two will be spent on review of each students wedding/family 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 to identify areas of individual improvement. Due to the day 2 class being such an intimate one on one experience it is limited to no more than 8 students max. September 18th and 19th, 2019 Location: Arlington Cultural Affairs 3700 S Four Mile Run Dr. Arlington, Va 22206 Cost: Day one only for one person- $395 Day two only for one person- $595 Both days combo deal for one person- $795 REGISTER... Read More
New Partnership for Camp Wirkshop

New Partnership for Camp Wirkshop

“The Wirkshop Series and Confluence Magazine are collaborating to enhance the already amazing opportunity that is Camp Wirkshop. At this elite documentary photography workshop,  participants learn the steps in great storytelling through documentary interviews, still photography and video capture. The final result of their week’s work is a multimedia piece highlighting one student or staff leader at Camp Encourage, a Kansas City area summer camp for students on the autism spectrum. Camp Encourage opens doors of friendship, learning and summer fun for these eager kids, and Camp Wirkshop works right alongside them to tell the story of the amazing job they do. The final pieces are gifted to Camp Encourage for use in their vital fundraising and promotional efforts. This year, as part of our new partnership the final pieces will also be published in Confluence Magazine, an online quarterly elevating the work of emerging photographers creating serious documentary projects. With the opportunity to be published comes the opportunity for student’s work to be seen by wider audiences including photo editors and industry leaders. Confluence Magazine believes the stories being created at Camp Wirkshop are powerful and important.” We could not agree more and are thrilled to have Confluence on board to be able to offer more exposure for Camp Encourage but also for our students. Very exciting. For more info on Camp Wirkshop this July 15th-19th in Kansas City. Missouri click here: http://www.wirkshopseries.com/campwirkshop/ We here believe all documentary photographers need to learn how to tell better stories through multi-media. You can read where Tyler’s multi-media path is taking him and the importance of telling deeper stories in the commercial... Read More

NIKON D750 “MOMENT” SETTINGS

I just returned from teaching at the3-day Fearless Class workshop in Texas with Huy Nguyen and Kirsten Lewis Bethmann. It was 3 days all about moments. During that time I promised the Nikon shooters in attendance that I would explain my settings for optimizing efficiency on my D750 to make my life easier when trying to capture fleeting moments at weddings or family sessions. Since I ran out of time to do that I decided to make a video and finally update this site. 🙂 Sit back and watch how I set up my cameras as well as a little explanation of the one feature of my Nikon’s that will make it extremely difficult to ever switch camera systems. It is a game changer that no other camera systems have as far as I know.     For those what want to watch Dave Cheung’s video on how to set up all of this up in the menus go... Read More
UPDATE- 5 SPOTS LEFT!!!!

UPDATE- 5 SPOTS LEFT!!!!

UPDATE!!- WE HAVE DECIDED TO EXTEND THIS SALE TILL WE HIT 10 STUDENTS.        For a limited time only: Mentoring offer #1 $100 OFF per month – NOW $295/month! That’s $1,200 off of the year! Includes 6 online 90 minute mentoring sessions and either a shoot with you or a shoot with me Wirkshop (within the continental US, travel expenses up to $500 are included, anything over is extra) – United States Only. • Mentoring offer #2 $50 OFF per month – NOW $245/month! That’s $600 off of the year! Includes 12 online 90 minute mentoring sessions. (available for either US or International students – does not include a Shoot with you or Shoot with me Wirkshop.) 10 students total. First come first serve via email address below. For extra information on mentoring sessions, visit:http://www.wirkshopseries.com/mentoring/ To sign up, email... Read More
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