Professional Wildlife and Street Photographer, Paul Komarek
Paul Komarek is a professional photographer and photography instructor from Fort Worth, Texas, specializing in wildlife and street photography. Paul got started with photography as a child with a Kodak 110 format "point-and-shoot" he got for his birthday and has been photographing ever since. As a child, every summer once school let out, Paul and his family would take a full month to drive across the country, visiting national parks and landmarks, taking photographs along the way. It was during this time that Paul was able to learn through trial and error, the skills used other professional wildlife photographers around the world.
Later in life, Paul went back to college to study traditional photography and was formally trained in the "wet darkroom," giving him and even greater appreciation for today's advances in digital photography. After 25 years of photography experience, Paul is now helping other photographers hone their skills through his various workshops and photo safaris.
Paul started a photography school in Texas that offers a variety of local, national, and international workshops and safaris. With the help of personal investors, a franchised version of his photography school was also started in 2013 that will allow students from across the country to enjoy the same classes and workshops offered locally at Paul's Fort Worth location. Classes are also offered for learning software such as Photoshop, Lightroom, and Silver Efex Pro.
Having the #5 zoo in the United States, a 100+ acre botanical garden, and the largest city owned wildlife refuge in the country (3,600+ acres), allows for some great photography workshops for students, all without having to leave the city. Of course getting out of the city is also fun and classes are offered all over the world for this, from Bald Eagle classes in Alaska, wildlife safaris in Costa Rica and Africa, to street photography workshops in London and Paris.
Want to know what gear Paul uses or endorses? Check out "Equipment Used."