Ken Sklute has been honored as one of Canon’s Explorers of Light, a designation shared by only 42 top photographers worldwide. Ken has enjoyed a diverse career photographing people, professional sports, architecture, weddings and landscapes. Ken spends much of his time photographing, teaching and lecturing both Nationally and Internationally. During Ken’s 38 year professional photography career he has accomplished the title of “Photographer of the Year” in 32 out of 38 years in the states of New York, Arizona and California. Won’t you join IEPPV at our February 17th Meeting where Ken will tell us about his career, photographic journeys and how he is,
“Capturing the Elusive Moment”
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. It can be difficult to break the barriers needed to take us beyond our comfort zone.
Ken Sklute, a Canon Explorer of Light has had a diverse and long career in photography and continuously challenges himself to learn new techniques to create images he’s imagined first. Come learn with Ken and push yourself to reach the goals in your photography you’ve been meaning to explore but haven’t until now.
Ken will share his techniques with you about photographing some rather challenging subject matter like capturing lightning, tornados, lava and the elusive Aurora Borealis. Photographing subjects that are not yet visible requires a pre-visualization process that Ken will skillfully lead you through. You will leave with improved techniques, and an ability to see subjects like you never have before.
Riverside Community College (RCC)
4800 Magnolia Ave
Riverside, CA 92507
Ken Sklute has been honored as one of Canon’s Explorers of Light, a designation shared by only 42 top photographers worldwide. Ken has enjoyed adiverse career photographing people, professional sports, architecture, weddings and landscapes. Ken spends much of his time photographing, teaching and lecturing both Nationally and Internationally. Ken Sklute began his photographic career capturing 200 mph race cars in New York at an early age.
He soon moved into the wedding and portrait industry working for a volume wedding studio for three years before moving into working for different independently owned studios. Ken bought his first studio in 1983 in New York working at the finer locations throughout the New York metropolitan area. He chose to relocate to Phoenix, Arizona in 1996 in order to be out in the landscape of the beautiful desert Southwest and to enjoy the Phoenix wedding market.
During Ken’s 41 year professional photography career he has accomplished the title of “Photographer of the Year” in 32 out of 41 years in the states of New York,
Arizona and California. In addition, Ken has been awarded 14 Kodak Gallery Awards, the Kodak Gallery Elite award, WPPI Grand Award for Weddings and 15 Fuji Masterpiece awards, amongst many other awards. Ken is proud to be or have been a Kodak Mentor, an Epson Mentor, an Adobe Influencer, a Delkin ImageMaker, a Datacolor Expert and a NIK Friends with Vision member.
Some of Ken’s clients have been the National Hot Rod Association, U.S. Army, Sports Illustrated, Oakley, Associated Press, National Dragster, Epson, Kodak, Newsday, as well as most of the photographic industry trade magazines.