I am the one who changes trends and society with my photography
In October 2022, I established a support group for Ukrainian photographers who had to leave Ukraine due to the war. Currently, the group has over 400 students, and the process of learning and coaching is still ongoing. What kind of assistance can one expect within the group?
- Concise educational materials.
- Practical assignments designed to address current errors in starting and promoting a photography business.
- Streams for analyzing students' work, accompanied by practical recommendations on how to rectify mistakes in the future.
- Webinars outlining the fundamental steps of building a photography business from 0 in any country, along with practical advice.
The group offers education and is open to all Ukrainians for FREE.
LINK : https://www.instagram.com/help_ukrainians_group/
Sony α Universe member
In 2019 I discovered the Sony mirrorless camera system and have never looked back. My partnership
with the company has included many live educational broadcasts on photography as well as preparation
of a school photography course and an exhibition in the United States.
26 charity events and counting
My passion is supporting animal shelters. Over the course of my career I have organized 26 educational
photography events whose proceeds went to shelters. On last September 29 I started a course for
Ukrainian refugee photographers, with donations going to Ukrainian animal shelters.
8 years as director of photography school in Kyiv
PatyakaSchool, my photography academy in Kyiv, is a recognized national leader in teaching methods
and design of practical study. With a faculty of 8 professional photographers, we taught over 3,000
students and set new standards for artistic excellence and social engagement. A U.S. version of the
school is in the works.
5 years as Canon Education Partner
In partnership with Canon, I organized a series of free seminars for those new to photography. With
attendance at around 300 apiece, they were among Kyiv's most outstanding photography events of
15 workshops on photobook design
I was one of the first Ukrainian photographers to teach photo album design and to evolve a culture of shooting stories. My work is still considered foundational for this style of photography.
4 years coaching models
Over the last 4 years I have developed a series of guides to the psychology of posing, for use by models and by families. They contain a methodology of reparation for branding shoots that is now used by over 15,000 photographers (the "12 Words" technique).
20 professional photography talks
Since 2016 I have been an in-demand speaker for photography events throughout the Ukraine, with a reputation as a trendsetter and arbiter of style.
Marketing coach for photographers
My group and individual training method for marketing photography, launched in 2020, is now available
in 3 languages.
Course on Moms with Cameras (in person and online)
Alongside my educational work with professional photographers, I also offer an ongoing course for mothers, "Moms with Cameras" Due to the war in Ukraine, it is now implemented online.
My after school photography course for children aged 8-12 is scheduled for launch in Fall 2022. This free program aims to promote interest in photography among teenagers and to give them a way to earn money and express their unique vision of the world.
Sponsor of parents' events
The experience of motherhood and my training in psychotherapy have led me to develop a series of
events for conscious parenthood, at first in Ukraine and now in the U.S.
I have 8 exhibitions planned around the themes of conscious motherhood and women's rights.
Photography must change people's minds and change the world. The first is concerned with Ukrainian