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Award-Winning Photographer Offers Free Workshop at UI June 14

June 06, 2017

The community and area photography enthusiasts are invited to enjoy a special presentation by renowned photographer Ken Sklute from 8-9:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 14, in the UI Administration Building Auditorium.

Skulte has been honored as one of Canon’s Explorers of Light, a designation shared by only 51 photographers worldwide. During his presentation, Skulte will talk about “pre-visualization” and helping photographers learn what it takes to prepare, capture and finish dynamic imagery.

“It can be difficult to create and bring to life what your mind sees and imagines. Many of us feel creatively stifled at times and find it difficult to see beyond our line of sight. Then again at times we have a very clear image but need the inspiration, knowledge and tools to create it,” Skulte said. “It can be difficult to break the barriers needed to take us beyond our comfort zone. Seeing images in your mind’s eye is a great starting point to be able to capture those images that you will be proud of.”

Skulte will share with workshop attendees the tools they need to accomplish their goals as well as better see clearly their abilities and talents. He will share various images, clips and the step-by-step techniques used to create them. Attendees will go home with the knowledge and creative ideas to start practicing new techniques.

Skulte has enjoyed a diverse career photographing people, professional sports, architecture, weddings and landscapes. He spends much of his time photographing, teaching and lecturing nationally and internationally. During his 44-year professional photography career, he has earned the title of “Photographer of the Year” for 32 years from professional photography associations in New York, Arizona and California. In addition, he has been awarded 14 Kodak Gallery Awards, the Kodak Gallery Elite award, WPPI Grand Award for Weddings and 15 Fuji Masterpiece awards.

Sklute’s free presentation is part of the 56th University Photographers Association of America Technical Symposium, being hosted this year at the University of Idaho and Washington State University. The conference will bring more than 100 photographers from universities around the world.

Conference organizers include Melissa Hartley and Joe Pallen of UI Photo Services.

“Melissa and I have been to symposiums at other universities and have always enjoyed the company of this awesome group of talented photographers,” Pallen said. “We are excited for the opportunity to share with old and new friends our campus, WSU’s campus and the beautiful Palouse.”

Media Contact:

Joe Pallen
Photo Specialist, University of Idaho

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