“IMAGES THAT SPEAK”…celebrating life through fine art BLACK AND WHITE portraiture
“The Walden Studio’s 3-light set up that works every time.” (live demo)
Tim will teach you how he creates his stunning black and white imagery using the Walden 3-light set up that anyone can learn. Once you understand this basic principle, you will be well on your way to creating your own stunning black and white portraiture your clients will rave about.
Tim, a second generation photographer, took over Walden’s Photography from his father and today, runs it with Beverly, his wife. One thing his dad, who was wheelchair bound from an accident early in life, taught him was that there was never an excuse to be mediocre!
Excellence was and still is the watch word for Tim and Bev.
“Light makes photography. Embrace light. Admire it. Love it. But above all, know light. Know it for all you are worth, and you will know the key to photography.” George Eastman
“Tim’s Templates for Posing”
Do you get stuck as you are starting a session, wondering what to do with all of those people standing in front of you, waiting for directions…from you? Remember that old commercial, “Never let them see you sweat!” Once you learn how to pose with Tim’s Posing Templates, you will never have to sweat again.
The idea behind Tim’s Posing Templates is to give you a starting point; a jumping off point. As you observe your clients, how they stand, their expressions and their body language, you will understand how to morph Tim’s Posing Templates into what is natural for that client.
Tim developed his signature style of black and white portraiture known as Relationship Portraits more than two decades ago and today, it is still as popular as it was in the beginning. Learning how to pose using these Posing Templates will get you well on your way to creating your very own black and white “Relationship” portraits.
“Photography is the easiest medium with which to be merely competent. Almost anybody can be competent. It's the hardest medium in which to have some sort of personal vision and to have a signature style.” Chuck Close
“Learn the Story and add The E-Factor”
Years ago, Tim discovered the power of the E-Factor, or the EMOTIONAL FACTOR and how it intertwined with his portraiture more and more every year. Emotion sells…emotion adds value…and emotion creates gaps. So, how do you get emotion in your imagery? And why does black and white portraiture translate emotion so well?
“Listen, but not only with your ears. Listen with your heart and soon, you will hear the story.” Bev Walden
HE LEARNED THE STORY!
Once Tim stopped being a photographer who snapped “pictures” with a fake camera smile and became a portrait artist who told the stories of his clients through his portraiture, the business completely turned around. And the E-Factor went through the roof!
Sometimes the client’s stories were sad, sometimes happy, but they always added emotion as Tim became their personal storyteller through his camera lens.
How do we know our clients’ stories? What must be in place for this high level of trust to occur? How does being a Storyteller differ from being a photographer? Learn what we do before every session that brings the desired results and helps us tell our clients’ stories.
“Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.” Dorothea Lange
Tim and Beverly took over Walden’s Photography from Tim’s father in 1980, taking the studio in an entirely different direction when they developed their trademark “Relationship” Black and White Fine Art portraiture. Today, they run a high-end studio, providing beautifully crafted portraits in an elegant studio with impeccable customer service.
The Walden’s clientele know when they come to Walden’s Photography, they will leave with a masterpiece that celebrates their loved ones in the most beautiful way possible.
HUGE Recognition for Tim!
At the Professional Photographer's Association ("PPA") conference in January, 2017 the organization recently awarded Tim with the Charles H. (Bud) Haynes Award in recognition of distinguished service to PPA and its members for encouraging business awareness and practices in the field of professional image-making. The award is not necessarily conferred each year, and a maximum of 25 may be given. As of 2016, only 10 have been awarded.
Below: Images of Tim Walden and the PPA Charles H. (Bud) Haynes Award