1. KooK’s T&A Photography Workshop

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    What was an April fools joke is now OFFICIAL!!! LOL!

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    Edited: 4/15/2014 2:43am PDT

    This is an advance training workshop for those photographers who are looking to diversify their book, and take it to the next level. You’re all probably familiar with the basic structure and workflow of all the numerous tutorials and other workshops out there, this workshop will teach you how to now create that personal look to your own style and liking. Also, you will be learning creative ways and cost effective solutions to how produce cheap efficient shoots that looks professional and effective for clients work scenarios without having to spend huge budgets for portfolio and test shoots.

    This special workshop will be held early summer May 24th & 25th, when the season is warm and perfect for outdoors. We’ll be mainly shooting all natural-ambient light, that will give the result of studio condition lighting, without the need for studio or lighting at all!

    This workshop is meant to show you how to think and create your own signature look, without being stuck to a cookie cutter process that render your shots and style looking like everyone else’s. Learning the procedure from shoot to post processing, getting your thought process to streamline even before the shoot. Able to prepare yourself for any un-expected event that may arise, and how to handle the situation or in last resort be able to recover in posts as well.

    Here are some examples you’ll be shooting:
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    That’s correct, all the following shoots was done without the use of studio or any lighting. And the materials and props it costs to setup for the following shoots can be done for around or less than $150 (for each individual concept), which materials can be re-use again and again.

    Here’s a gallery of hi-res for you to check out: Gallery
    (After clicking on each thumbnail for each picture, there’s an option on the bottom right to display picture at “Original” resolution)

    This will be a 2 days workshop 

    Day 1:
    - Shooting
    - Setups
    - Time procedure to follow the natural light of the day
    - Different techniques and how to look for the light
    - Other factors such as do’s and don’ts advice

    Day 2:
    - We’ll be reviewing shots from day before
    - This will be an advance editing session where I will show you how to finely tune and prep your images through ACR (Adobe Camera RAW, Lightroom is fine too), before going into Photoshop for the clean-up. Also, I will also reveal you my secret on how to tone and color your images, specifically to your taste and liking to get that unique look and custom signature to your style.

    (NOTE: I will have my personal editing station, to instruct and have everyone follow along on. With a 3rd screen projected onto a larger overhead wall/screen for everyone to watch easily. I recommend for you to bring your computers/laptops to work alongside and be as hands on as much as possible with the editing. There will be plenty of tables and chairs for you to setup and power your laptops and/or workstations if desired. We’ll be working in my secondary studio next door, air-conditioned and lounge friendly. :) )
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    You will also be taking home a complete video tutorial set (screen capture) of the editing/retouching session that day, for you to review and go back in case you miss anything. Please bring a hard drive or large enough flash drive (roughly about 20gb allotted space), for me to offload the footage for you. Otherwise I’ll have spare drives available at additional costs, depending on how much I pick them up at the stores for.
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    I will cap attendance at 15, with 3 major sets setup for 3 groups to rotate.
    EDIT:
    Sorry, I lied. There’ll be 4 setups, the 4th is a surprise revealed for attendees only upon sign-ups. image



    Info:
    Date - Saturday & Sunday May 24th & 25th, 2014
    Time - 9am-6pm
    Fee - $1,500 (Before May)     $1,700 (After April)


    Location:
    8511 Canoga Ave. Suite E
    Canoga Park CA 91304


    If you’re coming from out of town, here are a few place nearby close to my studio:

    Motel 6 Canoga Park
    7132 De Soto Ave
    Canoga Park, CA 91303

    Best Western Canoga Park Motor Inn
    20122 Vanowen St
    Canoga Park, CA 91306

     
    Staybridge Suites Chatsworth
    21902 Lassen St
    Chatsworth, CA 91311

    Radisson Hotel Chatsworth
    9777 Topanga Canyon Blvd
    Chatsworth, CA 91311



    Day 3 (Optional) Monday May 26th 9am-6pm:

    Will be a cram session for studio lighting, from basic to advance, in a very fast pace format. As I personally think most attending this workshop are already advance enough, we will cover any lighting facts you would like for me to share. As well as for the beginners who wants a quick crash course in studio lighting.

    You can pick any studio lighting shots in my book to replicate and dissect, though we will NOT cover advance retouching but only basics.

    We will cover:
    - Different light modifiers & DIY
    - Strobes / CFL (Constant Flood Light) / Ambient / Mixture
    - Hard light / Soft light
    - Light control

    Pricing:
    For the main weekend attendees:
    $200 (Before May)     $300 (After April)

    For one day newcomers:
    $500 (Before May)     $700 (After April)

    (Same attendance cap policy)

    Cancellation Policy: 
    100% refund if cancellation is 2 weeks or more prior to workshop 
    50% refund if cancellation is less than 2 weeks but more than 1 week prior to workshop 
    0% refund if cancellation is 1 week or less prior to workshop.

    ***Grace Bookings***:
    If you are really adamant about taking this workshop, but don’t fully have the budget. I will offer 3 grace positions at a discount of $1200, only if booked before May.

    But “grace” spots are not guaranteed attendance, basically if standard attendance are not filled up to workshop date (or there are last min cancellation). You’ll be notified of attendance for the workshop 1 week in advance of your position.

    Grace spots have a reverse cancellation policy. You make the full deposit for “grace” spots, and will only receive a full refund if attendance is full and no spots are available.

    Standard rate booking is guaranteed attendance! 




    This workshop will consist of 3 different models, to fit the following 3 categories:
    - Beauty (focusing on skin texture and color toning)
    - Swim (focusing on skin texture and color toning)
    - & some fashion :) (There will be wardrobe & styling by unique designer pieces, curated by my own personal contacts)

    ***Models details coming soon…***

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    Q&A

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    Feel free to email me for more details, as I will continue to update this workshop article. koooking@yahoo.com (3 o’s)

    Thank you!

    -KooK

     
  2. Transcendence 

     

  3. Short Tale

    Long since the words revealed itself upon the digital imprint of this callous cyber world,
    Only to recite the emotion of an organic beating vessel,
    What sight, touch, ideas, and emotions was done cannot be undone,
    Buried deep within the confine is the heart that pales,
    It wants no part of tragic, guilt, regrets, and wants,
    Yet comes a golden wheat from the fields of barley,
    A shimmering shine that sheds the walls that held strong for so long,
    Where the sun stood in its jealous sky could not have moved the earth that day,
    No conviction was greater,
    Terms of emotions was consulted, and revolted,
    Whether intentions or intended, it was never neglected,
    Like a tale from the silver screen,
    Et tu, Brute?

     

  4. KooK’s T&A Photography Workshop

    image

    What was an April fools joke is now OFFICIAL!!! LOL!

    This is an advance training workshop for those photographers who are looking to diversify their book, and take it to the next level. You’re all probably familiar with the basic structure and workflow of all the numerous tutorials and other workshops out there, this workshop will teach you how to now create that personal look to your own style and liking. Also, you will be learning creative ways and cost effective solutions to how produce cheap efficient shoots that looks professional and effective for clients work scenarios without having to spend huge budgets for portfolio and test shoots.

    This special workshop will be held early summer May 24th & 25th, when the season is warm and perfect for outdoors. We’ll be mainly shooting all natural-ambient light, that will give the result of studio condition lighting, without the need for studio or lighting at all!

    This workshop is meant to show you how to think and create your own signature look, without being stuck to a cookie cutter process that render your shots and style looking like everyone else’s. Learning the procedure from shoot to post processing, getting your thought process to streamline even before the shoot. Able to prepare yourself for any un-expected event that may arise, and how to handle the situation or in last resort be able to recover in posts as well.

    Here are some examples you’ll be shooting:
    image

    image

    image

    image

    image

    image

    image

    image

    image

    image

    That’s correct, all the following shoots was done without the use of studio or any lighting. And the materials and props it costs to setup for the following shoots can be done for less than $150, which the materials can be re-use again and again.

    This will be a 2 days workshop, where day 1 will focus on:
    - Shooting
    - Setups
    - Time procedure to follow the natural light of the day
    - Different techniques and how to look for the light
    - Other factors such as do’s and don’ts advice

    Day 2:
    - We’ll be reviewing shots from day before
    - This will be an advance editing session where I will show you how to finely tune and prep your image through ACR (Adobe Camera RAW, Lightroom is fine too), before going into Photoshop for the clean. That’s not the end of that, I will also reveal you my secret on how to tone and color your images, specifically to your taste and liking to get that unique look and custom signature to your style.

    Info:
    Date - Saturday & Sunday May 24th & 25th, 2014
    Fee - $1,500 (Before May)     $1,700 (After April)

    Location:
    8511 Canoga Ave. Suite E
    Canoga Park CA 91304

    Feel free to email me for more details, as I will continue to update this workshop article. koooking@yahoo.com (3 o’s)

    Thank you!

    -KooK

     
  5. Ground duties…

     
  6. Haven

     
  7. I love this ladder…

     
  8. My fair lady…

     
  9. Serenity

     
  10. Let’s play with some new colors… - Ashley A.

     
  11. #keepsake

     
  12. Mighty Morphing Water Ranger!

     
  13. Check out the story at http://wp.me/p1GUTb-5yH

     
  14. get rested…

     
  15. #keepsake