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Architecture & the Art of Graphic Elements

Frank Smith, OM Ambassador
Architecture & the Art of Graphic Elements

As an outdoor enthusiast, one of Frank Smith’s favorite subject matters is architecture. He provides a very unique perspective of old and new buildings and is artful in his ability to capture the lines and details often missed by the everyday passerby. Through his various in-camera techniques, Frank is able to highlight the sky and other details through live composite creating a more dynamic image. 

Speaker 23-03 Smith

From his hometown with the old Bethlehem Steel Plant to inside penitentiaries and other urban-decay projects, Frank has a portfolio of buildings captured in a place in time. He also has the ability to see what others do not in highlighting the graphic elements that would otherwise be missed.  

Frank will share a view from his lens and also talk through his processing of the images. Enjoy this architectural journey with Frank Smith.

Speaker 23-03 Smith Headshot
Frank T. Smith is a self-taught photographer whose love for the craft goes back to a very early age. Frank is an outdoor enthusiast and architectural photographer who has traveled the globe exploring remote locations and photographing the people and the culture, often times in support of philanthropic organizations. 

Frank is an OM System (formerly Olympus) shooter and a member of the OM Ambassador program.  Frank’s camera of choice is the OM-1 but still utilizes the Olympus O-MD E-M1X and E-M1 Mark III. When Frank is not traveling to remote locations, he is off on local adventures exploring landscapes and finding unique architectural and urban decay sites to photograph.   

When Frank is not photographing, he is sharing his expertise through in-person and on-line forums presenting to various audiences across the country. He is a gifted speaker and very passionate presenter, who inspires others through his workshops, classes and mentoring. His goal is to help others see the unobvious and to instill the desire for creativity. Frank has also been developing a series of videos that share his photoshoots and details of the shots.

Frank is well known within the commercial architectural photography community where he is engaged by developers, architects, engineers and owners to photograph their projects. In addition, his work has been featured in the media, marketing campaigns, print, exhibits, and in philanthropic awareness campaigns.

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This is a "hybrid" event:  an in-person meeting, as well as a virtual presentation via Zoom open, both are open to Members and Non-members.  The in-person meeting will be held at Seegers Union, Room 113, on the Muhlenberg Campus.  Seegers Union is Building #1 on the linked map (Campus Map w/Directions), with parking available in the second staff lot (near bldg. #22) when entering from N 26th St on the west side of campus.

All registrants for the in-person meeting must comply with the LVPC Member’s Liability Waiver and Event Agreement.  You will have to accept the terms of this Agreement during registration; these terms can be reviewed by clicking HERE.

For the virtual presentation, connection information will be sent in your registration confirmation email and in follow-up reminder emails.

To signup, click the "Register Now" button to the right (members, be sure to logon before clicking "Register Now").  You will have the option of "checking" the In-Person or Virtual meeting, select only one.

If you register for the In-Person Meeting and your plans change so that you can no longer attend, please cancel your registration by clicking the "Cancel Registration" button to the right. 

Thursday, March 16, 2023, 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM
Muhlenberg College,Seegers Union.
On the corner of Gordon & 26th Streets
Allentown, PA  

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IN-Person Meeting ONLY: Architecture & the Art of Graphic Elements w/Frank Smith
Virtual Meeting ONLY: Architecture & the Art of Graphic Elements w/Frank Smith