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This week we have a fellow photographer Kenneth LeRose, who put a lot of his passion into crafting one-of-a-kind photos.
Living a nomadic life since 2017, he is a full-time photographer and educator, hosting dozens of group masterclass workshops and 1-on-1 photography adventure workshops every year all over the country. For him, photography isn’t just about capturing an image. It’s a free-flowing way to express my creative side using my camera as one of the main tools. As with many tools, there is much room to grow and become more in tune with your craft. His passion lies just as much in sharing his skills, techniques and teachings as it does in guiding students to hone their own skills and/or discover what photography means to them.
Another way he found photography inspired a creative side that he never knew was through writing. He writes poems alongside his photos which reflect the images, experiences and people along the way.
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We don’t want to restrict ourselves when we’re putting pressure on our own style.
What made you fall in love with landscape photography?
What is your workflow in photography? What is your source of inspiration?
Doing what you love and it transpires to your style.
The biggest challenges he’s faced in his photography career.
Just because you’re a good photographer doesn’t necessarily mean you can market yourself.
How to create something different even from a place that’s so popular.
How he got started in astrophotography.
Don’t compare yourself to others, compare yourself.
It’s all about perspective.
What goes into the process of becoming aware of the negative in our lives.
Kenneth LeRose 0:00
We don’t want to restrict ourselves when, when we’re putting this pressure emphasis on creating our own style because it’s going to be created by doing what you love. And other people are going to take notice of it even if you don’t notice it yourself. And so when you do try to cultivate and create your own style, and you’re and you’re consciously doing it that’s when you could find yourself in a box and you don’t want to ever find yourself in this creative box because it doesn’t conform with what you think your style should be or what you think that people know you know you buy so I would love to see more people not put so much pressure on on feeling like they have to develop their own style and just just let it naturally evolve
Stanley Aryanto – The Wicked Hunt 0:52
Hey, Wicked hunters Welcome back to The Art of Photography podcast, with Stanley Aryanto where we share photographers journey, and we learn how they find hope, purpose and happiness through their photography. And today we have someone very special, someone who’s a dear friend was good take amazing photograph, especially astrophotography, someone who I’ve admired for a long time. Canada’s Lee rose that Kenny, how are you? Actually? Do I call you Kenny or Canada? It’s kind of weird.
Kenneth LeRose 1:25
Either one works. Yeah, man, what’s going on? Get to get to see here. I can see I can see this handsome devil right now. But I don’t think they can write because the pilots on the podcast? Yeah, they don’t have the privilege of seeing, seeing him all smiles over there. But ya know, thank you for for inviting me on here. And you know, we’ve been chit chatting for a little bit before. But I actually have no idea what we’re talking about here. Because we talked about a gazillion other things. So I’m interested to see kind of where this this podcast goes. And yeah, man,
Stanley Aryanto – The Wicked Hunt 2:03
I think it’s definitely gonna be interesting. You know, you have a really cool story behind you a lot of inspiration. And you’re, you know, you, you do something else that’s really cool, apart from your photography as an artist, which I’m not going to reveal right now. Because I want them to, you know, define it for themselves. And I think you know what that might be but, yeah, so first of all, man, how did you fell into the world of photography? You know, because, like, you were in a totally different, different world before, right. So just give us a little bit background. How did you fell into into the world of photography?
Kenneth LeRose 2:46
Yeah, so I used to, let’s say I’m, for many years, I was in front of the camera. So I worked as a as a model. And, you know, I spent a lot of time just just working with other photographers. And I always felt like there was always like, this age that I was like, Man, I can. I bet I could do a better job than like, a lot of the photographers that would photograph me but I never knew, you know, I didn’t understand lighting. I didn’t know how cameras worked. I just, I just felt like I had an eye for for, for photos. And so. So finally I was I was actually gifted a camera one year. And I decided to break it out. I was having a Christmas eve dinner at my house. And I decided to like finally break it out over I’ve had it for like two months at this point. I took it out. And my buddy bill you had he was fostering to two kids. And he had the two kids over there. And we had the Christmas tree. And so he was like, Oh, hey, let’s get some pictures in front of the Christmas tree. And I’m like, oh, okay, yeah, well, hold on. I have this have this fancy camera like I’m gonna, I’m gonna take these photos and like everyone brought out you know, broke out their iPhone. No, put that away. Like I got this covered guys, you know. So I grabbed this, this Canon 70 D. And I aimed my lens at these kids standing in front of the Christmas tree. And I snapped a photo in automatic and it looked like shit. It was they were backlit. There was no light in front of them. There was just it was I actually started to sweat. Like I could feel the perspiration underneath my shirt because I wasn’t able to take like oh here just in case you know, these didn’t come out like give me your photo. I’ll snap a couple of years like knowing damn well that no matter what I do here, I have no clue how to take this photo. And at that point, I I knew that. It wasn’t as easy as I thought it was going to be. So my my friend who lived in Vegas, he was also a photographer. I’d worked with him a bunch of times. So another half expect a, I was a bodybuilder for most of my adult life. So that’s hence, like where the modelling came in. And, and so I worked with a lot of different photographers. And so this one is one photographer, he, he actually called me up and he said, Hey, my mom’s flying out to where were we Vegas, flying out to Vegas, and I’m gonna be teaching her how to shoot portraits. And I was wondering if I could use you as a model? And I’m like, Yeah, sure. I’m like, can you actually teach me how to use my camera too. So it’s like a perfect, perfect storm. I went over there. And I modelled for them, but I was able to, like be comfortable with asking a gazillion questions, right, because she was learning to, and I took this as an opportunity to learn so I, my, my goal at this point was to become like this premier fitness photographer, because I knew what it was like to be on the front end of the camera, like, I knew, when photographers would show me the back camera, they’d show me like, when they finally like, took a test shot that looked good, they’d show it like I knew what made people feel comfortable, because I knew it made me comfortable. So I started getting into fitness photography, and I really enjoyed it, I started shooting all my friends, like when I lived in Vegas, like all my friends were like Chippendales. strippers, you know, it was, it was a, it was a wild life. And, and, and I had access to like, all these, you know, beautiful people in, in, in that type of industry. So, so I was able to, to practice my craft, and start to make some money doing it. But as time progressed, I started to kind of fall out of love with with photographing people, because they just, I was just running into, like, so many people that wanted their bodies manipulated, or they had a lot of self confidence issues. And like, I loved photographing people and making them look, you know, look good. I thought everybody is like I do, I think everybody is beautiful in their own way. And, and, and but but some people didn’t see it that way. And so so my girlfriend at the time was like, Hey, can you should you should photograph landscapes, and I just kind of like laughed at her. I’m like, why would I do that? It’s, there’s like, you ever drive down down some highway. And you see, like, these big mountains and you take your phone out as you’re driving, and you and you snap a picture, and it just looks like a foothill. It’s there’s nothing impressive about that photo that you just took, like, that’s what I thought landscape photography was. And so I was just like, No, no, like, I wouldn’t do that.
Thanks, babe. But now, it’s so few months later, I find myself in San Francisco and I’m just walking on the beach. And long story short, I ended up taking these these really beautiful images of the Golden Gate Bridge and, and I got really, what Nalli understand were like pretty epic conditions with light and fog, and it just was absolutely stunning. And, and, and so I actually took a photo that looked like one of those really good landscape photographers would would take and, and that was the first time that I was like, Whoa, I could, I could do I could do this, like this looks good. And so I became obsessed with trying to find someone that did landscape photography. I didn’t know anybody, everyone I knew did portraits. And that’s why it was easy for me to learn that. And I just thought that if you’re good with portraits, you’d be good at landscape photography, and everyone that I kept on asking, they knew nothing about landscape photography. And so I had to just just keep on like taking 1000s and 1000s and 1000s of photos I had no, I had no training and just my thought process was like, Oh, I just need more expensive gear and become better. And so I just kept on spending money on lenses. And I wish back then I wish that I knew that there was like, tutorials that you can purchase and mentorships and I wish that I knew that there was workshops that you could spend money on because I the hell I have money back then where I could have afforded to, to invest in my education, but instead I invested in just a bunch of gear that I had to later sell on Facebook marketplace because I had never used it. And so so that’s kind of very long winded. Talk about how I got into photography.
Stanley Aryanto – The Wicked Hunt 9:09
That’s really cool. That’s really cool to hear. I don’t think I’ve heard that story by you taking a photo of that, you know, little kids in in with the with the Christmas trees in it. By the way if you just tune in it’s odd way. I just realised what that sounds like if people just tuned in right there in that when you when you when you Yeah, I don’t think I’ve heard of that story. So that’s that’s really cool. You know, I think a lot of us going through that, that stage that you know, we think that it’s it’s as easy as it seems, but it’s not really as easy as it seems, you know, it’s a lot of work. And you find find that the hard way yourself. So yeah, What made you fall in love with landscape photography? You know, I know you cannot tell the story on how you shifted from, from being a model and stuff like that. But what is it the things that really makes you fall in love with landscape? As as well as Astro photography, right? Because I think you do a lot a lot of astral photo in your portfolio as well.
Kenneth LeRose 10:27
Yeah, I mean, what what made me fall in love with it was for one is nature like it, any excuse that you can get to get out and explore nature is well worth it. And before photography was just, you know, I wanted to go on, like a few hikes. And honestly, it was really to please my girlfriend at the time, because she loved going out into nature. So, so I was happy to, to go along, and we would just, we just explore places. But man photography gave like this new, new creative way to look at what is already beautiful, and to orchestrate it, and in a way that that isn’t seen or heard or felt by anyone else. So you, you have this ability to, to unleash this creative energy and use it however you see fit. And, and interpret things through your lens. And so, so I fell in love with it. Because my whole life, I felt like I wanted to, I always wished I could sing, you don’t want me to sing on your podcast, I promise you. And, you know, there’s, there’s a lot of there’s a lot of like, I come from a very creative household, my grandfather worked for DC Comics, he was a colorist for many years. And he’s just, he was just an amazing painter, and he was super creative. Like, I can go down the list, but every one of my family is like, pretty creative. And then there was me who I could manipulate my body. And that’s about it, like I could, I could change my body fat percentage and build muscle and compete on a stage and, and that was like the extent of my creativity, like doesn’t sound too, too exciting there. But I always craved another way to just like, unleash that creative side of me. And so, so photography was that outlet. And then it led to other things. Like I write poetry that goes with each of my photos. Now, every photo I publish on Instagram has a poem written specifically for it. So so that’s something that that developed after photography. So the thing, the thing with creativity is, once once you start like, once you get that ball rolling, it just, it just, it just keeps going. And, and it just unlocks like all these different sides of you that you never really thought there or are just laid, laid dormant and you so so photography, now I feel I feel like an artist I feel creative. I’m, I have this new zest for for life and exploring, and this newfound admiration for nature. And it’s allowed me to, to connect with nature just on a more spiritual side to you know, just just spending all that time alone because now I you know, I guess this is the part where we’re you were talking about earlier where people will, we’ll find out somewhere on the podcast, but I live as a nomad, I’ve lived on the road now for almost five years. And so to doing so you find yourself in a lot of situations alone. And who was it wasn’t Wayne Dyer, you’re, you’re never lonely, if you love who you’re with, right? That’s so you know, loving oneself, that’s, that’s something that, that I think we we can all work on and, and being immersed in nature and, and living alone and travelling alone. And just being able to experience a lot of these places. Solo gives you the opportunity to work on those things. So I forgot the question.
Stanley Aryanto – The Wicked Hunt 14:10
I think he just answered that really well, you know, because it’s really fun I use I didn’t like nature as well. You know, I didn’t like going on a hike, let alone waking up at night to go outside and take photos or two star days. But you know, photography really pushed me further and took me out to those worlds, right? It’s just something about photography that teach you patience, teach you you know, that you can see beauty even on the most chaotic places, and I think that’s what what we love about photography. You know, one thing that I’m interested in to know is your workflow in photography you know you have when I first come across your work in when when the first connect In lighthouse, it was clubhouse. Club has ages ago, it was like I was just like, man, you have this really distinct style and composition, right. And it’s like the photo that you’ve taken, it’s just really unique. Whether you the way you capture it the way you compensate, or the way you edit it. And what I would like to know from you is, what is your source of inspiration? What makes you you know, try to find those unique perspective? And how does that help you to become a photographer that is that have your own style, right? I mean, if we’re talking about a lot of people talking about, yeah, you need to develop your own style, you definitely have that right. But what is that journey to get to where that style is like, Yep, this is my style. And I just love taking photo like that, or, you know, edited the way that is.
Kenneth LeRose 16:07
I think this is a question that a lot of people ask themselves. And so I think this is a great question. It’s really interesting that, you know, I hear this often that I have my own style, I have no idea what my own style is. I don’t know what that looks like to other people. And so, so So I do, I think I have some answers to these questions. And I think, I think it’s a really important question, I think it’s a really important thing to reflect on, when you are in a position where, you know, you’re coming into photography, you’ve been told that you’ve got to find a style, you have to, you know, you’re told like, like, like, just just outstanding. So for those kind words about about my style, I have no freaking clue what he’s talking about what that style looks like. But I can tell you, what I do really enjoy about photography. And I can tell you that whatever that style is, has transitioned. Because I love what I photograph. And so whatever that style is, that’s, that’s, that’s been cultivated by doing what I absolutely love. And, and for me, it’s capturing images that are not, are not like the general images that you see, shooting from the hip shooting eye level, those are things that I mean, sometimes sometimes there, there were the shots that, that are eye level and hip level, but I think looking at the world in a different perspective, I look at the world in a wide angle lens, that’s how I see it. And, and when I’m, when I’m in a location that perhaps has been been photographed, frequently, then, you know, looking to see how I can capture it differently. And, and my big thing is, is composition is using wide angle distortion to fill up, fill up the frame with you know, whether it’s flowers, or mud cracks or something, that distortion is going to accentuate whatever it is in the foreground. And I want those leading lines to lead you into the scene. So a lot of my images have this, this foreground element to them and really, really close to this are my goals. It’s too close get rid of, of whatever scene that you’re, you’re putting together Yeah, it’s, it’s, um, and so so I think Kenny is really important when you are
Stanley Aryanto – The Wicked Hunt 18:32
sorry, can you just broke down there, you just have, you might just need to repeat the last bit, I think the last thing that you get that I got from you is talking about the leading line.
Kenneth LeRose 18:42
Yeah, so So using, so I see the world in a wide angle. So using that distortion, and filling up the foreground with with, with sometimes small elements that appear super big because of that distortion you’ve got and it doesn’t have to be focused act like I really like getting up in close and personal to, to these objects to where, you know, you’ve you’ve got that blurred foreground that layers into something that’s in focus that layers into the mid ground that layers into into something, something further away. So for me, I’m constantly thinking about like, like, where’s my viewer starting to look at and what is this going to look like? When I’m done? postprocessing? Am I going to put a different sky does this does this require a different sky? Am I going to accentuate the light? Where’s the light coming from? Where’s the shadows? Am I going to underexposed which the answer is always yes, because I under expose everything. But there’s there’s just you know, going back going back to the question, because again, it’s a really important question. I think. I think we we don’t want to restrict ourselves when when we’re putting this pressure emphasis on creating our own style because it’s going to be created by doing what you love, and other people are going to take notice of it even if you don’t notice it yourself. And so when you do try to cultivate and create your own style, and you’re and you’re consciously doing it. That’s when you can find yourself in a box. And you don’t want to ever find yourself in this creative box because it doesn’t conform with what you think your style should be, or what you think that people know. You know, you buy so. So yeah, I really love the question and I love I would love to see more people not put so much pressure on on feeling like they have to develop their own style and just just let it naturally evolve.
Stanley Aryanto – The Wicked Hunt 20:29
Man, that’s, that’s a whole lot of wisdom right there. Thanks for sharing that Kenny. And one thing that I find very, very insightful from from what you just shared is that you say that, you know, you just doing what you love, and it transpires to your style, right? It’s just, I think a lot of people trying so hard to look outside of themselves to define their photography, when the answer is within them. Like their their stars should be who they are, you know, what they love to do, you know, like, for example, you laugh you say yourself, you like to under expose everything. You know, I remember when when I was asking you this murderer to edit this photo, I still have it actually as as a cover of my calendar, actually. But yeah, I was like editing. And then I was like, What do you think? And he was like, Man, if I were you, I would like dark in that way. But I love Yes, I think that was the very first time I went really underexposed. And, you know, that really changed my perspectives in things, right. And I think that’s what’s really cool about hearing other people journey, seeing other people works is that you could open your box, just like what you say, and try different avenue and see how that fits in your whole art. And I think that’s really cool. You know, that’s it. Yeah. I love being able to see that. So yeah, so thanks for sharing that, you know, the source of inspiration and, but one of the thing that you mentioned earlier, so you sometimes you you swap up this the sky and look at the lights as well. So is our composite photography, something that you like you enjoy doing as well?
Kenneth LeRose 22:30
Yeah, I’m, I really love all different types of photography, and I get, I get a sense of satisfaction from, from a single exposure from single stacked exposure from a blue flower, and to a blue pause, where the Milky Way would normally go to just like, I’m going to 10 different elements from different places that I shoot that night, I’m gonna stick them all together, and I’m just gonna have fun in Photoshop, and no one will even know. So I really, really enjoy all the different types. So or, you know, you just shoot like a, like a blue sky, and then you swap out a different sky for it, or you just shoot it like, man, everything has its place. And I wouldn’t, I wouldn’t say that I lean towards any one of the above, like, I really, really just enjoy getting it all in camera in one shot. And then sometimes not just being creative with, with what you’re seeing in the environment that’s around you, you know, actually thinking about, like, man, these flowers need to be moved over a little bit, nature’s not going to do it for me, but Photoshop can, you know, so so you can, you can kind of like, plan that, you know, and that’s part of the creative journey, too is, is standing in a scene looking around and going, Man, this and this, if that lined up, that would be really, really cool. Like, it almost does, but I think I can make this work. And so you, you put together the pieces of the puzzle there and you make it work. And other times. Other times like it’s a single image, you could absolutely alter it and composite it and make it just a little bit better. But But damn, I love that this is a single image. And I’m going to keep it like that because I because I just love it being a single image and that’s that’s how this needs to stay. And so yeah, man, I don’t really gravitates it’s just whatever feels fun. And, and, yeah, we can whatever direction.
Stanley Aryanto – The Wicked Hunt 24:36
Yeah, I think that’s really cool. You know, I mean, I don’t do composite, but I have high respect for people who do who do composite and I think it’s, it’s an avenue. It’s very similar to what we talked about earlier with styles like, I don’t think anyone should restrict themselves to, you know, to one or the other. At the end of the day art is about creativity, right? I love hearing that. But so you are living in an Airstream, right? And I think it’s something that’s really cool. It’s something that, you know, I always wanted to buy a caravan and just drive all over the world. And one day I will do it, you know, when I able to find money for it. But yeah, so So tell us a little bit about your experience being no bad off, you know, not having like a house that you need to go to where you can decide where you’re gonna be this morning. And where are you going to be tonight? Well, and how does that either, like, help you or challenge you as a photographer?
Kenneth LeRose 25:50
Yeah, man, boy, I could talk about Nomad life forever. You should definitely by the way, I hope that it sounds like you are but I hope sooner than later. You can, you can figure out that equation. Like, you know, this is this is a lifestyle that that is not for everyone. However, it is for everyone to experience just a piece of it at some point in their life. If you’re listening to this podcast, you’re you’re probably interested in Nomad living to some degree because you do photography and we know that we know that, that being a landscape photographer, some of the advantages of living on the road is that you can spend extended time periods in one place you can really learn the terrain, you can kind of wait out for great conditions and, and, and just have that patience. Right. Before I before I moved into this Airstream, I again, like very, very relatable to most people is you set up a trip, that’s five days, and you drive to that location and then you have to drive all the way home. You have to pass all these epic places that oh man, how great would it be to spend three days just right here, but But you have to get home right? Because you have people waiting on you, you’ve got a dog that wants to go home that’s sick of sleeping in the car or whatever, whatever the case so, so being able to lug my home around wherever, wherever I want to go is is a huge advantage in in landscape photography. And it’s something it’s something that comes with a price you know, it’s it’s not all it’s not all sunshine and roses in here because yeah, there’s no running water there’s no Wi Fi there’s no showers are taken at the gym, sometimes weeks in between in between showers and sometimes it’s dip in the lake sometimes it’s and like That sounds awesome, right? That’s like, man, that’s the life like sign me up for that. When you do it for years and years, it’s it kind of loses its novelty and and you know the idea of like sprawling out on the couch and bingeing on some on some Netflix or something for like a day or, or like just taking a shower when you want or bath or just going in the fridge and having an oven oh my god frozen pizzas. That sounds so great right now. So there’s there’s so much that you give up to live to live this type of lifestyle, but you know, you’ll I also don’t have an actual physical address. Like I don’t have a home address. It’s it’s wherever I am, like, I’ve got a friend here in gold beach. That’s like, you know, 40 minutes north of where I am right now. So I’ve been using his address to send like camera stuff here and like other brands sending stuff and so there’s there’s Yeah, man it’s it’s it’s a different kind of lifestyle that I’m not sure how much longer I have that I can I can do it. But then the idea of of giving it up also scares the shit out of me. So I don’t know, man. I don’t know.
Stanley Aryanto – The Wicked Hunt 28:59
That’s that’s really cool, man. Like, I know, I know exactly how that feel. I know exactly how they’re feeling. And that’s exactly why I love like living in a car. When I was in Canada spent six months in at the back off Pathfinder. It’s not even an Airstream it’s not a campervan. It’s literally we hide behind a freaking Pathfinder with all my massive languages because, you know, I when I moved to Canada, I brought like a bigger languages. But yeah, like, I live off a suitcase and a backpack and it’s so liberating, knowing that I don’t have to worry about you know, a house, I don’t have to worry about, you know, all the other things that I need to go back to all I need to worry about is here with me today or right now. So I know exactly how you feel. But you’re right, like, you know, it’s having I mean, you’re a bit fancier right because you got a microwave there. I saw it there but I didn’t have a mic doesn’t
Kenneth LeRose 29:59
work right. I’m not, I’m not hooked up to, to, you know, shore power. So yeah, so I can’t actually use it right now. It’s that’s not that’s sitting in a casino parking lot. This is, you know, this is this is where my life I’m sleeping in a casino parking lot tonight.
Stanley Aryanto – The Wicked Hunt 30:16
That’s awesome. That’s you know, that’s that’s always the challenge, right? Where are you going to sleep tonight like, where is where you can park your car and stuff like that, but it’s so fun. And at the same time, it’s so challenging. So that’s very interesting, you know, like, you’ve, you’ve been doing it for a while now you come to a lot of challenges, but you enjoy it. And I think that’s the hard thing about everything in life, you know, whether it’s quitting your job or doing it as a hobby, or whatever it is, everything have a give and take, there’s something good and something bad about it. Right? So when you look back to your journey, and how far you’ve come? What are some of the biggest challenges that you had to come across? Whether it is in photography, or business wise, or even mental health and mindset? That you feel like once you overcome this thing, it takes you to this, like, just new whole world that you know, you can you believe nothing is impossible? Is there ever anything in your life that kind of, you know, very prominent, or very important that that kind of, you know, that you had to go through to take you to the next level?
Kenneth LeRose 31:41
So, let me I just want to let me see. So the question is, through my photography career, right, is there was there like an aha moment? Or? Or like in? Sorry, can you rephrase?
Stanley Aryanto – The Wicked Hunt 32:03
So like, I guess what I’m looking for, or what I want to know is like, what are your biggest challenge you have in your photography journey? And, you know, chasing this lifestyle? That is not easy, right? Because we all have that one thing that stopping us, you know, to get, whether it’s a mindset, whether it’s our belief system, whether it’s money, or whatever it may be, right, there must be that one or two things that we come across that stopping us from either believing in ourselves or continue pursuing what we want to pursue whatever that may be. Have you ever come across any experiences like
Kenneth LeRose 32:45
that? Yeah, I think, I think the challenge with just just monetizing a passion, right, because for one, like you want to, you want the world to love photography, the way that you and, and, and I think, you know, someone who’s someone who’s a great teacher has great passion for what they do. And when you have great passion for something, sometimes you just assume like, like you, you just think that someone else should should just feel that same way about it. And then you get a reality, like a buddy, not everyone’s as best as you are over this, okay? Some people are just just hobby and they, this is great pastime, this takes them away from work gives them something to do. And, and I can like jump back to when I was a personal trainer. And when I was when I was a bodybuilder and when I when I was competitive, like I was highly motivated. I, I I was a beast I had like everything I needed to do to on a competitive level, like I did, you know, like I did it to a tee it was I was I was highly motivated, I was very passionate about what I did. And so when I would train other people, and they would want to make changes, like I just assumed that they were as passionate to see changes as I was. And so, so I think some of the difficulties and some of like, the reality checks that that I had to get on the road is just that, like, not everyone is as passionate about this as you are and that’s okay. Is it is completely okay to not but but just just understand that, you know, that’s that was a tangent on the question of what to kind of revert back to, to what you ask them just like with the business part, I think, I think business for me has been been the most challenging is is, is monetizing your passion monetizing this craft. And, you know, for me, my passion lies in teaching like it always has no matter no matter what I’ve done in the past. Like, I want people to see things differently. I want them to feel different. I want them like whatever it is in life, whatever it is that I’m teaching them I want them to, to feel it, I want it to change their lives and, and through through monetizing it, like it’s, it’s hard charging people money to, to do that, like that’s, that’s something that I want to give for free but, but free doesn’t keep gas in my rig and my wheels turning. So I’ve got to got to monetize it. And like, a lot of us creatives we’re not we’re not built for business. And so it’s something that we’ve got to learn. And it’s something, it’s something challenging. And this is, you know, what we’re being an entrepreneur, like, it’s not just so easy, where, where you start taking pictures, you know, you create an Instagram, and then you say, Hey, everybody, you like my pictures I’m teaching now. So come do a workshop. And this is not, you know, it’s not that easy. Like, you really have to market yourself, and you have to, you have to wear lots of different hats, and living on the road, like, you don’t have the luxury of having this, this stable office environment like damn, I’m like, I’m like sitting in, in in a grocery. Like, for the last few weeks I’ve been, I’ve been sitting in a Starbucks in a grocery store, working every single day, you know, using the Wi Fi, like building out my website, building up my business and just doing doing what I need to do to plan for my future so that eventually I can afford to have a second residence that is not a tin can, that would be fantastic. So that’s kind of what I’m working towards. So yeah, there’s there’s always, you know, there’s always some challenges. But I think I think that that answers the question, and I hope that’s interesting.
Stanley Aryanto – The Wicked Hunt 36:36
So, you know, like, I love hearing that, I think it’s very true that, you know, just because it is our passion, not everyone necessarily can relate to that. And when it comes to business, that becomes a problem, you’re very correct, right? Because at the end of the day, we want to teach something that other people can relate to, that people want by or when one sign up, right. So one of the things that you say, you know, like, that, I’m pretty sure resonate with a lot of people who are listening is like, just because they’re a good photographer, or a good artist doesn’t necessarily mean they can market themselves or self branding, or marketing and stuff like that. And I believe your your youth, you know, I’m not sure how far have you come, you know, from learning, but you have come a long way, right? You know, how to market yourself, you know, how to be self brand and stuff like that. So for those people who are listening right now, and who want to be able to, either, you know, sell their photography pursue a full time or part time or even just as a hobby. What advice do you have for them, of you know, how to learn marketing, learn branding, and all this stuff? Is there a different place that you recommend to go or different people or, you know, what would you do? If you were, if you were basically you know, when you were starting?
Kenneth LeRose 38:15
That’s a great question, man. When you get the answer to that, let me know. I would love to hear it. I don’t I wouldn’t consider myself a marketing guru. I think I’m just you know, I’m just I’m just someone that that that’s trying to figure it out like everybody else you know, and trying to figure out what works and and you know, maybe some pointers I can give to someone listening that that is in the beginning stages is is really figured out like like what do you want to do? Do you want to sell prints Do you want to do you want to just show up to local Local Places and local fairs and sell sell your prints there and talk to people about your art and and most people have other jobs so it’s not really about like monetizing their hobby and but if if you are looking to like transition and do this full time, like figure it out what it is that drives you to to love photography, and is it the teaching aspect? You want to make a million dollars selling prints? Do you want to sell digital prints? Do you want to sell NF T’s Do you want to like what like there’s so many different possible revenues. And, and just try and like dip your toes in as many as possible and figure out which ones are warm and which ones you like, and then and then start to put your focus on that. But but you’ve really got to start with just marketing yourself in a way that is attracts the people that you want, like whoever you’re, whoever, your avatar, whoever the people are, that you’re selling to, like those are the people that you want to keep in mind. So if you want to sell art, then you post photos and picture frames on Instagram and you let people know like hey look, these are in picture frames and I still RT and here’s my website, and I’d love to sell you some, I’d love to put some on your wall, I’d love to, you know, talk about it talk about your passion doesn’t have to be all polished, it can just, like just being your authentic self, people, people tend to just want to want to support those that that they really enjoy. And that better just like human, you know, because we’re all just just human. So I don’t know, be yourself and, and, and, yeah, figure out how to market when you do let me know. And then give me give me some pointers because I could use some help marketing over here.
Stanley Aryanto – The Wicked Hunt 40:34
Oh, that’s hilarious. But I love what you say that, you know, just figuring out who is your dream customer and, you know, speak to them. And I think one of the thing that I really love that you said earlier was like being authentic and everything doesn’t get polished. It doesn’t have to be polished up, right? Because I think as a creative, we get really perfectionist about our work because you know, we’re really attached to it. But I think at the end of the day, you know, progress, not perfection, that’s something that’s that really, that could really change my mindset and change how I look at things. So thanks for sharing that Kenny. And that’s a really good, that’s a really good advice. So on a circle back to your photography, right? You said it earlier that you love taking photo of unique perspective, finding something that’s different even on places that have been shot many, many times, right? So take us through what are the different techniques and the different things that other photographers can do, that our listeners can do to be able to create something different, something unique, even from a place that is so popular that get overshot. I know you do very well, you know, doing that, like, you know, you every time I look at your photo, it’s like, kind of seen that spot before. And then I look at it, it’s like, I know where that spot is. But you know, your the way you present your photography is just very, like, you know, out there, right, just stand out. It’s so different. So, yeah, if you don’t mind, you know, spilling some of that secret to our listeners.
Kenneth LeRose 42:24
Yeah, I think I think what’s what’s going to differentiate your your photography from someone else’s, is, once again, you know, I sound like a, like a broken record here. But it’s foreground, man, it has everything to do to do with your foreground. And it’s important how you’re framing your shot and what’s coming into each corner of your shot or going out of each corner of your shot. And those are things that that you want to be aware of. And you want to just take a moment to experience where you are. Be a spectator be you know, be present and and just take a look around and just have an internal conversation with yourself on what it is that you’re seeing. How can I make this different? What is it? Oh, wow, there’s flowers over there. Okay, there’s a slight breeze I don’t know if I want to do well, if there’s a slight breeze, maybe I can get them blurred in the foreground. Man, if I get really close to those dead flowers that could look really really interesting with them blurred in the foreground, you wouldn’t even tell it they’re dead. You know, these are like the types of conversations that you want to have with yourself. And how can I do this differently? Like wow, you know what, there’s there’s a bunch of waves here and this is a lighthouse and I’ve never seen anybody shoot during blue hour like maybe I can shoot really really high ISO and get a monster wave right here with the lighthouse shining shining its light and you know there’s there’s just a lot of different things or like I know Stanley you know we love Astrophotography and and that’s another way to put his spin. I mean there’s so many of us out there now Astro photographers, but but there’s still so many different things that you can do with the stars with with just just creating something a bit differently like think outside the box what can you do to make this a different feel a different vibe a different is it a different time of day that you need to photograph? And is it certain conditions that you’re going to wait for? And all these all start with just this internal conversation with yourself and and really being thoughtful about where you’re putting everything in the frame.
Stanley Aryanto – The Wicked Hunt 44:34
That is really cool. I can never look at it that way you know, internal conversation. I think that’s a really really good tips. You know? But yeah, like, like what you say I think it’s really cool. Thanks for sharing, by the way like all that tips because like is really good way to look at different like the same place at the different at different time. Right because most of the time, you know, the the photo that we see in Instagram or in you know, trip guides or whatever it be like during the day or whatnot. So if you want to do something different, just do something differently, right. And I think that’s a really cool idea to just go into a different time. And I think it’s one of the reasons why I like astrophotography because, you know, not many places and spot in this world have been shot that way. Because most of us are, you know, most people are sleeping during the time we’re out shooting, right? So that’s one way Definitely to put something very different. Now, talking about astrophotography How did your astrophotography journey started because you show it talk about how you want it to be this like the best of the best at shooting, you know, models, and then he got into landscape. And then you know, now you’re you’re you love astrophotography you are you take beautiful, stunning photos of Astro photography, but what got you there and what makes you stay?
Unknown Speaker 46:10
Yeah, so one day I was walking around the San Francisco area in between street lights looking up at the sky, trying to see the stars, you know, thinking that if I got away from the street lamp, you know, 30 feet this way that I would be able to get a good Astro. This is what I’m trying to get as I knew absolutely nothing about Astro and I was trying to capture for the first time. So then on my drive home from San Francisco because I was obsessed with trying to take pictures of the stars. I had no idea that it revolved you know, I had no idea light pollution would would in San Francisco was too much to photograph the stars. And so as I’m driving home from San Fran to Vegas, there’s this exit called ZZ YYX. Whenever some crazy boondock like middle of nowhere, exit so I pull off of there because I’m sticking my head out the window and I’m staring up the sky and their stars. There’s there’s obviously no moon because I can see all the stars but I wasn’t a conscious thought then wasn’t thinking about whether the moon is up or not. And so I’m like, Oh my God, I need to pull over. So I finally see this eggs and I pull over and I like, hop over and there’s like this fence and this person has like a green light outside their house. And I remember I called my girlfriend at the time and and I took a photo at like 400 ISO, because I was told to never go over 100 I so and so I started at 400 I saw a little like, oh my god, I see stars. And so I’m like, I’m gonna go 800 So I went 800 and then I’m like, Babe, I’m gonna go 1600 You know, she’s getting all the play by play. Just like yeah, you go for it, baby, you get that 16 Not knowing at all at that home talk.
Unknown Speaker 47:54
So I’m at 1600 I so like, I am breaking all the rules. I am 1600 or 16 times more than what my eyes should ever be. And I’m getting what is the Milky Way like I’m like, Oh my God, there’s like these really bright parts in the sky. And, and no idea what I was looking at. I was not focused on the stars, but it didn’t matter. I I photographed the Milky Way. And in a couple weeks later, a buddy of mine who, who was good at landscape photography, who had met in San Diego needed a Jeep to get somewhere and I had a jeep and he was like, Hey, you want to come here I can teach you how to shoot the stars. And you can give me a ride. They’re like, okay, cool, do and so we went out there and, and oh boy. So my journey started with really, really saturated stars and really high clarity, like, bumped up to like probably 80 And that’s, that’s where my milkyway journey started. And then I wanted to just get better at it and I started hanging around with people that I guess I did I don’t really remember much about like how it transitioned into I think I just started just thinking it was cool and just going out and shooting more and more and more and then I realised you can stack them for noise reduction. So the quality got better and just over time like I just my favourite time to shoot is during blue hour and I love like doing blue hour blends with with Milky Way and and yeah, so it’s funny because I don’t I didn’t feel like I was transitioning into like this Astro photographer but but people started to just say oh, Kenny the Astro photographer. I’m like wait, no, I just I like taking pictures of the stars but I like taking pictures of everything. But now I’ve I’ve accepted that as as a compliment and and yes I am Kenny the Astro photographer amongst other but I love it and it’s you know I track I do. Do a little bit of deep space and. And man it’s just like I have a gazillion track shots of the Milky Way and I just, I can never have enough even though sometimes I’m just shooting the Milky Way, it doesn’t matter, just polar aligning that stack that tracker and shooting all night long and just watching the same milky way that you always photograph just pop up on the back of the screen like there’s nothing like nothing feels like that, you know, it’s, it’s incredible. We’re capturing these lights that are that have been out for God, I I’m not even gonna sit here and bore you with a bunch of like facts that I don’t really know much about. But I can tell you that the feeling I get when I’m photographing the night sky is is surreal and unlike anything else. And the difference is you have like, hours and hours of this epic light, right? Because we’re always chasing epic light and whether it’s like the morning lighter, or the sunset or you know that light lasts for 20 minutes, 40 minutes, 30 minutes, you know, depending on on what your conditions man Astro light like that those stars they last all night long sometimes if there’s no moon cycle, so So there’s just so much more more to photograph and there’s a I think there’s there’s a bit of challenge in in composing foregrounds during those times, and I liked that challenge. And I know you you love light painting and and so there’s so many different ways that that you can capture the night sky amongst like, foreground elements and, and lights and I don’t know, man, it’s just you see so many creative people out there that are doing like light. Not just like, but yeah, like the light painting but I mean, there’s like, oh god that one is red cat. What’s her name? Pam. She does like all these like crazy cool, like light painting around people out and
Stanley Aryanto – The Wicked Hunt 51:41
Eric painting. I think
Unknown Speaker 51:43
no, no, it’s a it’s a lady read to read something. She’s Damn, I can’t believe I’m having a mental blank. Like, I like see your stuff pop up in my feed all the time. And like I love, it’s not my style. Like, I’m not really interested in shooting that kind of stuff. But damn, I love seeing her work. I love seeing, seeing the creativity and oh man, there’s just something special about about, about having the privilege to photograph the night sky. Like we’re, we are we are also advocates for preserving our night sky. Like we’re, we’re part of that. Like, we are the people that that raise awareness for the light pollution to our skies that we’re losing and, and so, you know, just to jump into a different thing with, with with light pollution. Like I think it’s really important what we do. And we, we showcase the beauty of the night sky where people, people might live in light polluted areas, get to see their graphs, but, but more so we’re, we’re building a community of people that appreciate that. And the more people that actively appreciate the night sky, the easier will be to help us preserve that. And by preserving and means like, we’re losing 2% of our night sky every year. And it affects wildlife, it affects animals affects plants, it affects it affects our sleeping patterns, it affects everything. And we’re like, if we keep going at this rate, we’re not going to be able to see the Milky Way in most places on earth. And maybe at some point, like, like nowhere, and that’s scary to think that that we may be like the last generation to get these types of photos and although Yeah, that’s cool. Yeah, we’ll go down in history. Yeah, but But no, no, I want I want our future, you know, our future generations to be able to appreciate them the way that we have the way our ancestors have and so on and so forth. So So I think it’s really important also to, to advocate for, for our knights guys and to to be a part of that change and being a part of that is just appreciating the the photographs that that people like Stanley and other Astro photographers take so
Stanley Aryanto – The Wicked Hunt 53:57
Amen to that brother. Amen to that, you know, moving here to Indonesia just couldn’t believe the amount of light people uses, you know, to light up the city arms just like you don’t you know, blind you don’t need that much light you know, like people would actually put like a stadium light on top of a tower. It’s like wow, I just don’t get it. You know, it’s crazy man. It’s It’s so crazy. And you know, when I share my photo and stuff in to a lot of the my family and the local people here they like this must be fake because you can see things like this is like, well, if you go far enough from the lights, then you can write Yeah, man like I absolutely agree. You know, it’s I think one of the things that I love about being a travel photographer, you know, being able to see different places and a different problem that they come across, right? I think one of the things, you know, when when you say that, we might be the last generation to be able to capture a photo like this, that just breaks my heart. And it goes the same way with like, all the glaciers and stuff like that, you know, they’re, they’re melting and, you know, not many people are aware of it, because they don’t see it melted in their front eyes, right in with their own eyes. So, yeah, it’s, it’s good that, you know, your, your spread is kind of awareness and, you know, spread it to, to more and more people and, you know, to appreciate the night sky, you know, I think we are very passionate about the night sky and the Milky Way. And they are a beautiful, beautiful thing to see, or take photo of. So if we lose that we lose a whole one, massive, massive treasure. So thanks a lot for you know, doing that Kenny, and, you know, for advocating for the Knights a nice guy. Now, we’re just coming to the end of our podcast, and is one thing that I always asked my podcast guests, if there was one advice that you could give either your earlier self or you know, the listener who haven’t gone through it yet, whether it’s photography, or life, or whatever it may be, what would that advice be?
Unknown Speaker 56:28
I could say what, like Burts first pops into my head, it’s gonna sound bad, but be careful who you go into business with? Don’t go into business with your best friends. And if you do get it all in writing. Yeah, that would definitely be something that, that I would have to tell tell my earlier self, I’m in the process of rebranding and, and, and revamping my, my whole structure of a business. And I think I think that’s really important to, to note that, that just because they’re your best friend doesn’t mean that, that, you know, it’s going to go anyway. I won’t go too far into that. But But yeah, I think I think it’s really important. With business also, also. You know, too, I think this, you know, part of me is going to be talking to myself, talking to myself, but I don’t feel like I fall under this category. Too much. But I see it too often, where I think it’s something notable that don’t compare yourself to people. And I know like, that sounds like yeah, okay, great. That’s, that’s super cliche. Great, easier said than done. But I swear to you, don’t compare yourself to others, because you are not somebody else, and your work will never look like theirs. And you know, you’re probably being harder on yourself, than then you need to be like, you’ve got to respect where you are in your journey. And you have to appreciate what you have created and accomplished. And this is, dude, I’m telling you, like, I from the bottom of my heart like that is that is so important for people to hear. But but not just here, but like, but like, really, really hear that, that it’s not your man, you know, I just see too often, especially artists, like they’re just comparing themselves. And, and a lot of these like, the clout of like Instagram and things like oh, man, that person is getting 4000 likes on their, on their reel and I’m getting, you know, your 26 likes on mine. And my stuff’s way cooler. Well, well, great. That’s, you know, you first off know, you’re comparing, you know, nobody’s you know, they’ve got a better algorithm, like there’s so many other things that that come into play and, and it doesn’t matter how many likes you have on something, your work is still the same whether you have 600 million followers or 600 followers, your work is exactly the same, it doesn’t change, it doesn’t change who you are, it doesn’t change what your work looks like. It’s and and just man, I think, I think that’s super important. And I really tried to try to go down a path where, where I am not comparing and if I am comparing them comparing notes, and comparing so that I can become better so that I can see like, wow, this is working for someone. Let me dissect it. Let me see. And it’s not to put my own work down. It’s not it’s not to say one is better than the other because it’s so subjective. Like this is art. This is somebody’s gonna love, love my work and then think Stanley’s is like what you know, And then it’s gonna be the other way around like, like Stanley’s like the Holy Grail of astrophotography. And this canny guy just can’t get it right? You know, so so it’s, it doesn’t change, my work is still gonna look the same. And Stanley, this is still gonna look the same. It’s just different perspective, and you can’t please everyone. And that’s, that’s my rant, I don’t really have anything more than that, except, like, please people, please don’t compare, don’t compare yourself to others. It’s only it’s unless you’re doing it to compare notes and to see how you can you can build yourself up and, and maybe make fine tunes and find, you know, find yourself and change. That’s, that’s kind of my way.
Stanley Aryanto – The Wicked Hunt 1:00:39
So, yeah, man, I think that’s awesome. I think it’s good that you brought that up, you know, both points for sure. I think a lot of us look at other people, and then bring our self down, and like what you say, you should never do that, because your work doesn’t change regardless, you know, whatever happened to it, right. And I think I like how you say, like, you know, it’s all about perspective, it’s all about, you know, art is about perspective is about, you know, just because you other people like that one doesn’t mean the next person gonna like it, because it’s never gonna go, it’s never gonna be good enough. And it’s, it’s always going to be good enough, it’s just a matter of the person who look at it. So, man, that’s, I think that’s a really, really good advice. You know, I, I must, I must be honest, that, you know, sometimes I go through that times where I start comparing and, you know, I kind of have to take that step back, and like, remind myself that it’s like, okay, you know, these are the things that you can do, or to look to, to, to as an inspiration to take that further. So I think that’s really cool how you say, you know, compare it compared to notes, like, take the inspiration and think about how that can help you? Well,
Unknown Speaker 1:02:01
what is it real quick, I just want to know, what is it that triggers you to fall under, under that like, like, like, what is it, that, that makes you makes you fall under that mentality? And to and to think and, and like, compare, you know, because I think it’s important to like, dive into just the psyche, because, you know, it’s it, it unfortunately, can be a natural reaction and place for you to go. And it’s something that is important to train yourself to, to not go there. And so I’m curious, like, even you who, like, you’re standing there going, I know, I know, damn. Even even sometimes. So, you know, even sometimes I fall into it. So what’s the trigger? Like? Like, why? Why do you? Why do you fall into there?
Stanley Aryanto – The Wicked Hunt 1:02:49
Well, it’s, it’s really funny how you say that, because, you know, this, I think I could say about a year and a half, you know, I came back to Indonesia, and I go through a lot of the things that I didn’t realise that I was in dealing with, back when I was a kid, right? fear of being judged, right? When I was a kid, for example, or not necessarily when I was a kid. But in general, in this society, especially here in Indonesia, where we cannot show vulnerability, we cannot look vulnerable, right? We always need to look strong, we always need to be successful. But that’s not what real life is about, right? Real life is about failing and failing and failing and learn from your failures, you get back up, and you find that success. But that’s not what the society thought us because if you failed at one thing, you’re a total loser and you’re unworthy of, you know, being a kid or whatever. Right? So, for me, that is the biggest trigger is that, you know, that being that fear of judgement, you know, that I’m always being compared to and, you know, I don’t know, like, if you know, this, but in, in Asian, for example, society, the stereotype anyway, right? Just so, you know, it’s a stereotype is that like, you know, a lot of times we are compared to and, you know, especially our parents are comparing two, four. I think they with the right intention, right? They want to say it’s like, oh, look at x, you know, he’s so successful, he got great A’s and stuff, it’s for a good reason. They want to inspire you, so you can be like them, right? But sometimes by by having that over and over again, you start going like, you start feeling like you’re a failure because you you’re not getting what x is getting. Right. And I think one of the thing that I really learned, like a lot this past year and a half dealing with this is that we don’t give ourselves enough credit. When when we fail with our man, we bring ourselves down a lot like a whole lot like, stupid, I shouldn’t have done this. I could have known better. Why did I do this? But when when we win, right? When we make small wins, we’re like, oh, cool. Next, right? We are in this society that we are forced to, to move forward. It’s a fast pacing society that we used to go into what’s next? What’s next? What’s next, right? But we don’t spend enough time to stop and celebrate our wins, it doesn’t matter how big it is, right? For a really good example, after I, you know, after I finished a podcast, I don’t go, oh, well done, you know, you finish a podcast, you know, like, put this together, speak to someone new. And you’re gonna put this together and you know, you bring inspiration to other people. I don’t do that. Right. And that’s actually a good reminder that I shouldn’t do that. But, you know, we, we did so many things for ourselves, and we don’t get the praise for it from ourselves. And in the country, when we did something, even the slightest thing, right? You know, when we export something from Lightroom, the wrong thing is like, oh, man, what did I do that I should have known better? It’s just exporting, right? It’s, we punish so much. So I think that’s really important to be thankful, show gratitude for what you have, and celebrate your wins, doesn’t matter how small it is, and use those small celebration as as a snowball effect, right, as a momentum to get more wins out there. So that’s yeah, for me, personally, you know, it’s been a long journey to find that out. But that is the trigger for me.
Unknown Speaker 1:07:00
Yeah, well, thank you for sharing that. Yeah. I mean, I’m always curious what goes into into other other especially artists like like psych Ian on, you know, how, how we get to that point, and, and then becoming aware of it, so that so that we can be more conscientious about the decisions that we make, and that that little voice you’re talking about in your head that, that gets really, really loud? When When, when there’s negative things going on, but gets pretty quiet when the positive things happen. So yeah, how to kind of minimise that. That yeah, that dialogue, that net,
Stanley Aryanto – The Wicked Hunt 1:07:35
there’s this book called
Unknown Speaker 1:07:39
Stanley Aryanto – The Wicked Hunt 1:07:40
no, breaking the habit of being yourself or something along that line by Joe Dispenza. And that was just so powerful, because the thing is, it’s not our fault. It’s not anyone’s fault. But it’s because of the amount of environment and you know, culture, whatever it may be, that we are exposed to, we get shaped a certain way, right. And when we get a shape certain way, if we don’t change that, if we do an act once is just a an action, right? If do it twice, it become a frequency, if you do it over and over again, it becomes a habit. And if you don’t change that habit, it becomes who you are. And just was the thing, right? There is so many negative things that come into our life that, that shape who we are today. And unfortunately, because we don’t focus on the positive, but we focus on the negative, then the negative become the bigger part of it. And therefore, when any, anything like that happen, it become a trigger. So I think it’s important to, like you’re absolutely right, to be able to be conscious about your thoughts, where this coming from, and then once you know that you can start changing them.
Unknown Speaker 1:09:04
Yeah, yeah, absolutely.
Stanley Aryanto – The Wicked Hunt 1:09:08
Well, Kenny, it’s been a really good conversation with you. Now. I know you have some incredible, incredible photos. So for those audience who want to see more of your photo, who want to get in touch with you, and you know, learn from you, what is the best way to find you and reach
Unknown Speaker 1:09:26
you? Yeah, thanks, man. Yeah, it’s been a pleasure. I’ve really enjoyed chatting with you on here and like we were talking for a while before this, which actually we talked about none of this. This was a really interesting conversation. But yeah, if you’re if you’re hearing this and you made it this far, congratulations. Now go check out my work. Yeah, so you can go to Instagram is my KR l underscore photo? That seems To be the platform of choice for people. My name is Kenneth loros, l e r o s e, if you want to find me on Twitter, and I do have a website that I am working on right now, I’ve been working on it every single day that has my workshops, it’s just about ready to go live. So I’m guessing by the time that everyone is hearing this, it’ll be live. So it’s K R L. Photo, workshops. plural.com. And that’s going to be the website that showcases all the different workshops and I think there’ll be some prints on there for sale. There might be some other items and tutorials and there’s there’s some there’s lots of things that I’m building right now and filming for. And hey, there’s even a rumour that I might do an astro photography workshop with this guys. Stanley talking about doing some wicked hunt in Bali, but mill right now I don’t I don’t know how true that is. But we’ll have to, you’ll have to check out that website and see if it is.
Stanley Aryanto – The Wicked Hunt 1:11:06
I love it. I love it. I love it. Yeah, man, it’d be so awesome. You know, I’ve, I’ve connected you for a while I love I love who you are and the boys that you know, the just the positive voice that you always share with people. And you know, you’re a good point as well. You know, we didn’t get a chance to talk about your points today, but maybe for the next podcast. But yeah, man, you’re an amazing artist amazing person. I can’t wait to you know, do this workshop together with you. I think they’d be so awesome. But with that being said, I really appreciate your time here today you know, sharing your wisdom, your journey to the rest of the audience and hopefully they can find inspiration from your journey and your wisdom
Unknown Speaker 1:11:54
Yeah, man thank you so much for having and to everyone listening you know appreciate you sticking around and supporting this guy Stanley. I don’t even think he’s plugged himself but his his Astros pretty ridiculous and, and I really look to Him for inspiration, especially with like live painting and single shots, man, a lot of your stuff is just you know, it’s it’s pretty wild that they’re, they’re single shots because I know, I know, I’ve had this conversation over the past like few years, every once in a while. I’m like, Are you sure that’s a single shot like Stanley that’s a single shot. He’s like, Yeah, man, I’m like, geez, wow, so so really impressive stuff and, and it’s really been an honour and pleasure and thank you for giving me the space to just speak and, and hang out for the last hour and a half or so.
Stanley Aryanto – The Wicked Hunt 1:12:43
airmen It’s funny how you you know, I think my motivation have to shoot single shot. I mean, there’s a couple of things is like I love chasing the moments, but the second thing is like, I just I just can’t be bothered to do the post processing you know, like I got so many noise tag shots that I just haven’t put together I’m just like this take too much time. We’ll just do one do noise reduction. I’m happy with it. But yeah, well we can do is I am glad that you’re listening in today. You know Kenny has been a great friend and he’s not only a great photographer, but also a great inspiration so be sure to check out his work on Instagram Twitter, and you know if you’re in the Bay Area he does a lot of workshops as well there and you know he would show you some skills that you would never discovered in a lifetime from anywhere else. Well I guess I should never say never you know, that’s what Taylor Swift say But
Unknown Speaker 1:13:48
real quick not the Bay Area PN W not
Stanley Aryanto – The Wicked Hunt 1:13:51
sorry. The same area? No, man No.
Unknown Speaker 1:13:55
So more like the Oregon Coast like do a lot on the Oregon coast here. Now they
Stanley Aryanto – The Wicked Hunt 1:14:03
base like further south bay. My bed my bed? Yes.
Unknown Speaker 1:14:08
Good. I just didn’t want to do anything. area. Sorry, better.
Stanley Aryanto – The Wicked Hunt 1:14:14
I’m sure I’m sure you’d be you’d love to go go down there and do a workshop there. And he also do private workshops. So you know, if you don’t see anything there that fits your schedule hit him up because he does private workshop as well. But that with that being said, you know, congratulations for hanging around. Like Kenny said, you know, you get all this wisdom for free from the man himself. And you know, if you haven’t subscribed yet, make sure you subscribe and check out more of his work. Well, with that being said we can hunters. Stay creative. Stay creating, and I’ll see you guys next week.