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Kirk Voclain was born on July 4, 1962. He has a love for photography that began when he got his first camera by saving box tops from a popular breakfast cereal when he was just 8 years old. He photographed his first wedding professionally at the age of only 15. He only charged $100. He learned the technical aspects of photography, marketing, and business by managing a camera store for 9 years.
He married his lovely wife Tammy on February 28, 1987, and opened Kirk Voclain Photography in April 1987. He then quickly grew into the areas’ most creative and innovative photographer. He became a member of the PPA in 1988 and has hung photographs in both national, state, and regional competitions every year since. He has received countless awards, including Photographer of the Year 1995, Best of Show/Masters Division, Best CPP entry, numerous Fuji Masterpiece Award, etc. He has also received numerous blue ribbons and distinguished print honors. He has had several photographs accepted into the Disney World Kodak EPCOT exhibit. He has had his work published in PPA affiliate magazines and nationally in the Professional Photographer Magazine. He received his Certified Professional Photographer status in 1990. He received his Masters Degree from the PPA in July of 1994 and his Craftsman’s Degree in 1995. 2 weeks after his Masters Degree, he received his greatest award to date, his daughter Scarlett.
Kirk has been asked to speak to groups of photographers all over the United States & Canada. Kirk has a motivational style of speaking that will keep you on the edge of your seat. He is a very competent speaker who has won several awards for this teaching and speaking. His style of delivery is both easy to understand and enthusiastic. You will not be disappointed!!
Why would you suggest people attend more than one after dark experience?
All areas are different…different people and different enviroments….thus this makes all experiences different. The more variety you can have the better you will be.
“Treat people like you want to be treated and you will be successful.
Also….something from my dad a long, long time ago…..he asked me if I knew the 3 secrets to success? I said no…so he sat me down and proceeded to list them…..I’ll list them for you: 1. Get the money. 2. Get The Money. 3. GET THE MONEY!!!”
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After Darks Attended: 3 or 4…i think
- Canon Shooter
- In-Studio Sessions
- Around Studio
- Urban Sessions
Majority of Business:
- High School Senior
- Inside: multi-light set up (main, fill, skip, & background)
- Outside: Reflector & Fill Flash.
Top 5 Skills:
- Photographing High School Senior Portraits
- Posing the High School Senior
- Photoshop (tricks & techniques)
- SPEED of Workflow
- General Business (Pricing, Marketeting, etc.)