Award-winning local photographer and educator Frank T. Smith will lead the Saucon Valley Conservancy’s sixth annual Barn Photo Workshop on Saturday, May 20 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The workshop is open to photographers of all skill levels. It will focus on the techniques for photographing beautiful historic barns and other interesting local structures.
Participants will meet at the Heller Homestead at 9:00 a.m. for a brief presentation by Frank. The field portion of the workshop will include photography at the historic Heller Homestead and a tour of several visually interesting barns in the area where techniques from the workshop can be put into practice. Frank will accompany the photographers and provide personal instruction, insights and feedback at the barn sites.
The registration fee is $35 and registration is available online at www.sauconvalleyconservancy.org. The workshop is limited to 25 photographers.
Photographers who participate in the workshop will be invited to exhibit selected photographs taken at the workshop during the Saucon Valley Conservancy’s Barn Tour on September 9. The exhibition will be held in the Gallery at the Heller Homestead. Details about submitting photos for the juried exhibition will be provided during the workshop.
About Barn Photo Workshop Leader Frank T. Smith
Olympus Trailblazer Frank Smith is a self-taught photographer whose love for the craft goes back to a very early age. As a philanthropic photojournalist, Frank’s raw travel covers global themes, shedding light on cultural issues including regional corruption in areas including South Sudan, Haiti and Mumbai. Frank has traveled to many parts of the world with a focus on people, landscape and cultures. A large focus for Frank has been India. For the past decade he has traveled to all 4 corners of India. Additional raw travel includes Mongolia, Morocco, South America, Atacama, Southwest US, Cuba, Bhutan & Iceland.
A native Northeasterner, Frank often focuses his lens on regional and local scenery in Pennsylvania. Frank’s work has been featured in print, exhibits, and in philanthropic awareness campaigns. Frank inspires others through his workshops, classes and mentoring. His goal is to help others see the un-obvious and to instill the desire for creativity.