Photography & Firearms
David’s dual passions are firearms and photography. In addition to providing both private and group instruction to civilians, he is also a certified police firearms instructor in pistol, revolver, shotgun, and patrol rifle.
One of David Kenik’s passions is photography. He has been a professional photographer since the mid-80s. He began his photography career after graduating from the Rochester Institute of Technology with a bachelor’s degree in professional photography. Immediately after graduation, he founded his own company, David Kenik Photography. Over the next ten years, he established himself as a reliable, solid, dependable and extremely talented photographer. He also made lifelong connections through his networking ties.
David’s other passion is firearms. In addition to providing both private and group instruction to civilians, he is also a certified police firearms instructor in pistol, revolver, shotgun, and patrol rifle.
David Kenik, currently residing in St. Louis, Missouri, pivoted towards photographing guns around the same time he started writing articles for gun magazines, about a decade ago. It was shortly after the success of his book, Armed Response: A Comprehensive Guide to Using Firearms for Self-Defense. The response was so overwhelming that he started teaching classes and producing instructional videos. He decided to make it mart of his life’s work, in addition to his already successful career in sales in marketing.
His new venture, gunshots.tech, focuses exclusively on gun photography. As a lifelong gun enthusiast, David Kenik is using his photography skills to shoot bothin the studio, and on location.
The way David stands out from his competitors is in his distinct ability to make an ordinary object look extraordinary on film and his experience as a professional gun writer and instructor. Because of his unique background, his point of view is much more nuanced and he can really imagine what a buyer is hoping to see with regards to a weapon. In addition, just by his instinctive nature, he simply enjoys taking beautiful images everywhere he goes, including pictures of inanimate objects. David Kenik’s philosophy on gun photography is to make interesting and exciting images while clearly communicating a product’s function.
Another feature that his company is exploring takes advantage of the rise in enhanced media. The tech-forward RotoPhoto 360 photography used by gunshots.tech engages website viewers and prospective gun buyers, grabs their attention and keeps them on the website longer because of the interactive display. It gives potential buyers a never-before-seen experience when considering making a gun purchase.
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Conversely, the person trying to master all of the photography needs to break it down into composition, lighting, even the best use of the technology itself. He is also going to need to know about how to deal with models, and there is a lot of math that goes into mastering it. The would-be master will need to know all of that and do so with minimal thought. He needs to break down the general skill of “photography” into several discrete steps so that he can master each step before going on to the next.