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1 Day: How Weird Festival

San Francisco, CA

May TBD, 2022 (1PM - 5PM) 

12 Seats 


The How Weird Festival is a tradition happing in San Francisco in early May. This is an incredible festival, where people come together to celebrate peace, creativity, and weirdness. You will have a blast! Come in costume, mix with the crowd, and capture memorable images.

At the start of the workshop, we will explain what you can expect from the festival and how to photograph it. Remember this is a festival about creativity! We will give you and practice tips that will make the festival truly enjoyable. You will be able to approach people without the fear of “intruding” the fun. You will be able to position yourself for best photography angles. You will be ammunition with tips that make photographing festival “natural”.

The coursebook that you will receive prior to the festival will have really important information about what to bring. It will also include some of the tips that we highly recommend to photograph the festival, where to meet, what is the best way to travel to the festival, and much more valuable information.

The instruction will touch on multiple facets:
- How to photograph a festival
- How to approach people at a festival
- The technical tips to make your “street photography” intuitive
- How to think creatively

As a follow up to the festival, we are organizing a creative post processing workshop, where we will teach you “how to turn your images into creative artwork”. The workshop is taught in Los Gatos. A great way to “relive” the festival and to make images of personal nature. For more information on the Creative Post Processing Workshop, click here.

The workshop is taught by two award winning fine art photographers: Dany Suk and Oliver Klink.
Dany Suk is a fine art photographer. He served as a president of Palo Alto Camera Club. His interest in painting inspired him in 2010 to explorer Corel Painter as a tool for photography. He has been photographing the festival for many years. During the last nine years he developed his own painterly photographic style.
Oliver has photographed festivals around the world and the San Francisco Carnaval for the past 10 years! He is looking forward to teaching the tips that you can apply to the “How Weird Festival”. “Photographing and Processing images with a personal style is a passion. You can relive what you saw at the point of capture with your artistic mind”, says Oliver.

We look forward to hosting you in San Francisco. Expect to have an incredible day, surrounded by fun and creativity at the How Weird Festival!

Dany and Oliver.

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Registration: $235 (Festival)
May TBD, 2022 (1PM - 5PM)

Combo: $470 (Festival + Post Processing)
May TBD, 2022 (Festival) + May TBD, 2022 (Creative Post Processing):

Creative Post Processing: $235
May TBD, 2022 (9AM - 4PM)

How Weird Festival, Creative Post, Combo

Cancellation policy

More info or to be put on the waiting list, please email Oliver Klink

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Workshop

San Francisco: How Weird Festival
May TBD, 2022 (Typically on Sunday)

Itinerary

Note: Itinerary and activities might change based on weather conditions and activities we find on the spur of the moment.

1PM Start of the workshop
• Through a combination of instruction and guiding at the festival, you will learn how to photograph at festivals. Our lead instructor, Dany Suk has been photographing this festival for many years. The instruction will touch upon how to approach people at festival, best settings to get unique perspectives, and technical tips so you can enjoy the festival. You will leave the workshop with new source of knowledge and inspiration to photograph festivals.
• Getting ready for the event (tips, walking the ground)

1 – 4:30PM: The Festival
• Guided tour of the festival
• Capturing the atmosphere
• Approaching people

4:30PM: Debrief and Conclusion
• What can you do with your images
• Final tips

Logistics
- Upon signing up for the workshop, you’ll receive a detailed coursebook describing what to bring. THIS IS REALLY IMPORTANT to bring only the recommended photography equipment.
- Included: Guided instruction
- Participants are responsible for their own transportation and entry fee to the festival
- Option available for carpooling

Recommended equipment
Clothing: (temperature ranges from low 50F to mid 80F)
- Casual. Fun!
- Good walking shoes

Camera Equipment:
- Carry a minimum amount of gear. No backpack.
- One camera, one lens (24-70mm) or 70-200mm
- If you plan on bringing two cameras, carry with harness
- NO Tripod

There is food and drinks at the festival.

Workshop Structure
- When we first meet, we will discuss the event (what will happen, the history) and how you can capture the essence of the festivity
- We will give you tips on how to navigate street photography, portraiture without interfering with the crowd and the festivity
- At the end of the workshop, you will have experienced a “fun” event and captured “wow” moments

Participants' Responsibility
- Drive to the event (San Francisco)
- Option to carpool or take public transportation
- Wear sturdy shoes
- Pack light as you will have to carry all your equipment (IMPORTANT)

Not included:
- Transportation, meals
- Entry fee to the festival

Difficulties (Easy to Medium)


- We photograph in a big crowd. Awareness is key to safety
- Plan on walking/strolling about 2 miles on paved street
- Temperature: average 60F

Is it for me?


YES, if …
- You want to capture a “fun” event, full of color, joy, and with great atmosphere
- You want to learn/improve your street photography/portrait skills
- You need a gateway, find inspiration for your photography, and come back home with images that wow you
- You want to expand your photography comfort zone
- All levels welcome. You need to be familiar with operating your camera

Rules for attending IncredibleTravelPhotos LLC workshops during the Covid 19 pandemic and Legal Disclaimer

As we live in a pandemic world, we want everybody to have a safe, productive and creative experience during the workshop. We are following the recommended guidelines set by the CDC and Santa Clara County Health Department. By signing this document, you understand and will adhere to the rules to protect yourself and others.

1. You need to bring your own mask. Bandannas are not a mask.
2. Wearing a mask is required upon arrival at the workshop. Mask will cover mouth and nose at all time.
3. You will have your temperature checked upon arrival and prior to every session.
4. You will track your temperature, starting 10 days before the workshop, and share your chart the day before the start of the workshop. Chart will be printed and workshop temperature check will be added to your chart. If temperate analysis shows an unusual trend, the person will be asked to leave the workshop. No refund will be provided.
5. You will sanitize your hands upon arrival. Hand sanitizer will be provided.
6. Social distancing will strictly be enforced during the workshop (6 feet apart).
7. If we have meals together (In the off-the-beaten path workshops, people cooking their own food), we will social distance in an outdoor setting.
8. Not adhering to the above rules is a reason for immediate dismissal from the workshop. No refund will be provided.
9. We want everybody to feel comfortable. Thank you for the understanding!

I have read and will adhere to the rules. _______ (initial)

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Instructors




Dany Suk is a fine art photographer. He served as a president of Palo Alto Camera Club. His interest in painting inspired him in 2010 to explorer Corel Painter as a tool for photography. During the last nine years he developed his own painterly photographic style based on the tool.



Oliver Klink is a fine art photographer based in Los Gatos, CA. His book Cultures in Transition won nine awards for best photography book of 2019. He was selected as B&W photographer of the year (2018) by Dodho magazine, the Best” Emerging artist in 2016 by BWGallerist. Cultures in Transition body of work was selected as Top 50 Critical Mass Award (2016 & 2018). His image, “Herding Instinct” won the grand prize at the Rayko International Photocontest in 2014, others have received “mentioned” in the Black and White Spidar Awards and Color Awards in the past 5 years. “Processing images with a personal style is a passion. You can relive what you saw at the point of capture with your artistic mind”, says Oliver.
Oliver’s images have been exhibited om four continents. He is a master print maker using various technology.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call Oliver Klink (408-910-6701) or email oliver@incredibletravelphotos.com



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