As an outdoor enthusiast, Frank focuses his camera on subject matters like architecture & global landscapes. From an architecture perspective, Frank likes to capture unique angles and views through his lens of buildings – both old and new and is artful in his ability to capture the lines and details that are often missed by the common passerby. Frank also, through various in-camera techniques can highlight the sky & other details through live composite creating a dynamic image.
From his hometown with the old Bethlehem Steel Plant to inside penitentiaries and other urban decay projects, Frank has a portfolio of buildings locally and from his worldwide travels where he captures his own unique perspective of architecture.
Beyond architecture, Frank focuses on all thing’s outdoors. He considers the outdoors as his photographic playground. During this live online event, Frank will share imagery and opportunity in finding and shooting landscapes. Frank will share different elements and aspects from his raw travel and insights on timing, lighting and travel prep that will make you want to pack your bags!
About Frank Smith:
At an early age (3 years old+/-) I developed a curiosity with photography. My grandfather, Frank Fehn was an avid photographer, always with his Leica camera in his hand and me by his side. He bought me a miniature replica 35mm camera which was the beginning of my life-long passion for photography.
Photography is my passion – both in taking the pictures as well as the post processing tech-niques that I use. I am an experienced traveler having had the opportunity to photograph in places around the world. As a native of the northeast, I also enjoy the local scenery of the Pocono Mountains or urban decay and iconic subjects as well as historical sites such as the former Bethlehem Steel factory in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. My portfolio is diverse.
I use the Olympus Micro Four Thirds system. My workhorses are the OM-D E-M1X and the OM-D E-M1 Mark III. I also use the OM-D E-M5 Mark III and the OM-D EM-10 Mark II for road travel and family events. I use a variety of different lenses based on the camera and type of shooting I am doing. My attraction with Olympus is two-fold; first the camera and lens qual-ity and second, the weight and size. My post processing is done with Adobe Lightroom, Pho-toshop CC, and various plug-ins.
I am an Olympus Visionary. Olympus Visionaries are established, award-winning profession-al photographers who travel the world with Olympus products to capture life’s beauty and splendor. The elite members of the program include several Pulitzer Prize–winning photog-raphers, as well as artists whose careers have included assignments around the globe. Frank Smith Olympus Visionary
I am an artist, educator and mentor as well as an outdoor enthusiast photographer and philanthropic photojournalist who has traveled the globe capturing people, cultures, land-scapes and architecture. I am energetic and gregarious, and I thrive on meeting people and visiting new areas. My raw travel covers global themes, shedding light on cultural issues in-cluding regional corruption in areas including South Sudan, Haiti and Mumbai. I have trav-eled to many parts of the world with a focus on people, architecture, landscape and cul-tures, telling a story through my photographs. A large focus for me in my international trav-el has been India and much of my local travel work is focused on architecture. I am an avid traveler and have spent time in India as well as remote areas in Atacama, Cuba, Bhutan, Ice-land, Central America, Germany, Norway and Mongolia.