Date(s) - 30 Nov 2020 until 30 Nov 2020
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Larry Frank will present an intriguing perspective on ways to look at photography.
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Larry Frank is a photographer, traveler, writer, Photoshop instructor, digital retouch artist, motivational speaker, and perennial student.
Apprenticed at New York’s prestigious studio, Robert Crandall Associates, where, at the age of 23, he designed and photographed a cover for TIME Magazine. See article https://larryfrankphoto.com/2019/10/31/on-producing-a-time-magazine-cover/. While in New York, he wrote, directed, and produced a film, “It Takes A Phone To Cry,” which poked fun at the NY Telephone Company’s poor service and played in New York City art cinemas. His film infuriated the phone company and caused it to disconnect his phone service. He threatened with a sequel film.
Among other projects in the late sixties, he wrote, photographed and produced what has been called the first music video, “The Only Living Boy in New York,” for the iconic duo Simon and Garfunkel.
Larry spent 24 years with Nikon Canada as manager of its professional division and has advised, consulted and instructed photographers ranging from forensic to fashion. He managed Nikon’s Olympic and Commonwealth Games projects, pioneered the Nikon School of Photography and The Flash Course, presenting these one-day photo seminars to over 130,000 professionals and photo enthusiasts across Canada.
Other seminar projects include “Silver to Silicon” and “The School of Travel Photography and Travel Techniques,” presented throughout Canada, Australia, Jamaica, the UK, and throughout Asia (including China, Taiwan, Korea, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Thailand).
Larry has authored five instructional CDs: “Visual Rhythm,” “Stolen Moments and How I Stole Them” (both available in EBook format), “The School of Travel Photography and Travel Techniques,” and “Silver to Silicon I and II,” plus a family memoir, “ My Journey, Your Journey.”
He has written articles for several photo magazines and has hosted several photo expeditions for Adventure Canada, traveling to the Arctic, the Antarctic, Tierra del Fuego, Newfoundland and Labrador, Greenland and Baffin Island, and Scotland. He was a keynote speaker at The Canadian Photo Educators Forum, The Canadian Conference of Photo Educators and presenter at many photo-oriented and law enforcement conventions.
Larry has conducted his “Assignment” photo workshop in Havana and has presented two courses, “Street Photography” and “Magazine and Editorial Photography” at Ryerson University in Toronto He is a past member of the Digital Photography Advisory Board at Georgian College.
Learn more about Larry Frank at https://larryfrankphoto.com
- Firstly, this is not an “about me” talk. It’s an “about you” talk.
- I will ask you to look within and ask yourself, “am I a creative person?”
- With respect to your photography, why you should not think “out of the box.”
- How a 90 minute seminar by photographer Ken Heyman , (https://www.kenheyman.com/about) when I was 23 and a very neophyte photographer, led me to producing a Time Magazine cover. It wasn’t rocket science. Nothing creative is rocket science.
- I will define and discuss the Visual Rhythm of an image; what Warhol saw in a can of soup, what Michelangelo saw in a block of stone. Again, not rocket science and most importantly, not thinking out of the box.
- Examine your images. Do they bring you joy? Do they have the essential ingredients for optimal visual communication to the viewer? Will they be able to say, “wow, I got it!” moments after viewing?
- Going forward, how to recognize the visual “hot buttons” which take the photographer (you and me) to the (some say the illusive) gateway to creativity. What makes you a photographer as opposed to a person with a camera?
- How to turn a stumbling block (your intellect) into a stepping stone (your heart). Like I said, it ain’t rocket science.
- Through my humble desire to make more communicative and knock-out images, my advice is to START BY STARTING.
Should you care to join me, I’ll remind you of what Mary Poppins said, “In every job that must be done there is an element of fun”