Come and experience hands-on education with fun, creativity, and photography. Listed below are current workshops and seminars available. To register for workshops, click the link below each workshop description listed below.
Ken is also available to create private workshops both here in North America as well as abroad. If you feel that you learn better with one on one education or have a few friends that would like to design a custom itinerary, contact Ken.
Join Canon Explorer of Light Ken Sklute in Fairbanks, AK to photograph the dancing lights of the Aurora Borealis. The natural phenomenon of the Northern Lights provides astrophotographers with opportunities to photograph the night sky with colorful displays of green, pink and violet. You will quickly see why Aurora Borealis has been called Nature’s theater.
Ken will take you out each evening for an adventure chasing the Aurora and provide on-location instruction on how to capture this celestial wonder creatively.
Although capturing lightning is dependent upon one element that you cannot supply, you still have lots of homework and planning. Like a good chef, it all comes down to prep.
We will be traveling near and far, depending on where the storms will occur each day. You will have access to the finest lighting capture equipment, the Lightning Trigger which will help you capture daytime lightning as well as when the sun goes down.
Photographing the clear nighttime sky in Arizona is something that you will likely never forget. We have selected very particular times of the month to give you the opportunity to capture your preference of the nighttime sky.
We are running a New Moon timeline (which is totally dark) to capture the Milky Way at its best, most rich and vivid time as well as working under the light of the full moon to capture star trails, fully lit landscapes and even time lapse capture to detail the Earth’s rotation along with the changing sky.
During Arizona’s monsoon season, thunderstorms are fueled by the daytime heat and build up during the late afternoon and early evening creating amazing skies with interesting cloud formations. This four day workshop in August is timed to take advantage of the most active monsoonal weather. Our mornings will be spent in the classroom learning how to watch weather and plan for monsoon storms, identifying the ideal camera and exposure settings, learning how to use a lightning trigger and techniques for post-processing storm and landscape images using Lightroom and Photoshop.
Each afternoon our workshop will travel to various locations ranging from Tucson to the Superstition Mountains and many areas in between depending on the best storm options in the area. In the field, photographer Ken Sklute will assist attendees in the entire process from previsualizing the composition to capturing lightning strikes. Each day will be followed with an image critique to review technique and make recommendations for improvement.
Create short powerful photography clips by learning tips and techniques for capturing and processing time lapse images. Under the expert guidance of photographer Ken Sklute you will learn the entire process from previsualization through post processing presentation.
This workshop will visit a different location every day in order to create new perspective! Locations chosen will be dependent upon weather.
Ken Sklute has been honored as one of Canon’s Explorers of Light, a designation shared by only 60 top photographers worldwide. Ken has enjoyed a diverse career photographing landscapes, professional sports, and people.
Phone: (602) 738-0601