Lights, Camera, Frank!

Lights, Camera, Frank!

An added bonus for the PGPG this month is a lighting workshop to be taught by the incredible Frank Siegel. Frank has been a Video Director, Director of Photography, and Photographer for over 20 years. His work has graced our event photo albums now for several different events. Frank’s video production company has won over 60 national and international awards. His video work has taken him throughout the US, Canada and Puerto Rico. He’s enjoyed photoshoots in Russia, China, India and Europe. Frank has taught lighting workshops for the International Television Association and, for the past 5 years, the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Frank is an extremely knowledgeable artist who has opened up his schedule to the group to help foster more information-sharing and enhance the participant’s technical ability. Frank’s workshop will utilize a wide variety of hot (continuous) lights to demonstrate lighting concepts that are applicable to both continuous lights (yes, that includes the sun), and strobes. All levels of photographers will benefit from the atmosphere of sharing information. The format for this workshop will be:
• Introduction
• Post production: Shooting for the final “look”
• Overview of light: Subtractive & additive
• Controlling light
• Tips and tricks on a shoestring budget
• Color temperature – When should you care?
• Rigging & safety
• Hands-on session
• Summary/wrap-Up

Frank’s ability to teach is as strong as his skills with a camera. Participants will be able to get a better grasp of these essential elements in an atmosphere that is both comfortable and encouraging This will be about 40% interactive discussion and 60% interactive/hands-on workshop. You should bring your camera and an open mind. Flash will not be necessary, but you can bring one if you like. In summary:

Event title: Lights, Camera, Frank! – An educational lighting workshop presented by Frank Siegel
Event hosted by: The Philadelphia Glamour Photography Group
Event date: Sunday, December 5th, from 11am-3pm (sharp!)
Event location: Studio 5 South (http://studio5south.r...)
Event cost: $45
Event extras: basic refreshments will be on hand. A model list will be updated as it develops. Please contact the organizers with any questions or concerns you may have.
Make-Up Services:

Meredith Boring, Inkblot Designs
http://www.modelmayhe...

Attending models:

Ariel Bunny, http://www.modelmayhe...
Anthony Maloshesky, portfolio pending
Lisa Ann, http://www.modelmayhe...
Michael C H, http://www.modelmayhe...
Thato, http://www.modelmayhe...
Sailer, http://www.modelmayhe...
Leanna Norwood, portfolio pending
Brittnay Juhas, portfolio pending

***Request*** I have a request from an attending member. They are collecting gifts for needy children and asked if anyone could bring a toy, it would be appreciated.
"...can you put it out there for the attendees to bring a christmas gift for an 8-12 year old. if they will. if not, that's fine. if one does not ask, good things don't always happen. even if we get one gift, that will make a kid happy on christmas..."

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  • Andy

    I found a much better and cheaper reference for creating stories and themes for a shoot. Check out "Crash course in Screen Writing".
    http://www.scottishscreen.com/images/documents/crashcourseinscreenwriting.pdf

    1 · February 6, 2011

  • Sig

    A big THANK YOU to Frank Siegel for presenting this very informative workshop, for bringing his equipment (loads of it) to the studio and explaining use and function of the various lighting instruments. I learned from Frank's talk and from the subsequent shooting assignment when the photographers worked in groups. The many insights I gained from this exercise are too numerous to mention here. Also very valuable to me were the comments of all models after the shoot. Their feedback will influence my interaction with models in future photo sessions.
    Thank you to the organizers Joe and Albert for making this meeting possible and for bringing the equipment, food and water into and out of the studio. Moving lights, stands, monitors and other items for this meetup required an extraordinary amount of physical labor on their and Frank's part.

    December 8, 2010

  • Andy

    One skill discussed in the workshop was having a good story or theme for the shoot. What makes a good story? I want to improve this skill, so as I usually do when I lack a skill, I decided to buy a book for creative writers to find out and can hopefully adapt as a photographer making images instead of assembling words. The book is "The Making of a Story: A Norton Guide to Creative Writing" by Alice LaPlante. It got excellent reviews on Amazon. Will see if this works.

    1 · December 6, 2010

  • Andy

    Enjoyed this excellent workshop, thanks Frank. The role playing was fun and highlighted the different tasks and skills that go into capturing a good photo. I now see why a strong story/theme makes for a better image.

    December 6, 2010

  • Tony

    Frank was knowledgeable informative cordial with lots of lighting sets. Good discussions and models.

    December 6, 2010

  • Theresa R.

    Lots of imformation and ideas on lighting and equipment. Enjoyed it very much, but would have like more shooting time to pratice what I learned.

    December 6, 2010

  • James L.

    Hands on experience with a wide variety of lights, and a great demonstration of the use of lighting effects to enable a photographer to produce high quality images. The feedback session was great...an insight into developing a working relationship between model and photographer.
    I believe that to be a major element in producing a beautiful image. The MUA was a skilled professional and the models were terrific ! The workshop was well planned out, covered topics in a timely manor. Frank conveyed his knowledge and expertise...it was a pleasure to attend. I'll be sharing some examples shortly.

    December 6, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    except for the coldness, it was great...

    December 6, 2010

  • AGH

    I don't think we can thank Frank Siegel enough for his efforts with this past workshop. With so much gear and information to work with, Frank has made a major contribution to the photographic experience of all who attended. With new faces and some familiar ones, we had a very unique forum to work in. I think everyone walked away with an enhanced knowledge base, and the overall experience of interacting in a workshop environment was a safe way to try new approaches and develop new communication styles. Kudos go out also to Michael Korejwo, Dave McSloy, and others for helping to tear down and load the van. Kudos always to Joe for everything he does behind the scenes (far too many things to list). And, many thanks to EVERYONE for helping to make this yet another quality experience with the PGPG. We had stellar models & MUA services, and some of the best photographers from the greater Philly area fostering a sense of camaraderie that was accommodating and creative.

    December 6, 2010

  • Michael K.

    Great meetup. Frank brought a large assortment of equipment to demonstrate lighting whcih was great. The presentatoin was organized and appropriate. Overall it was a very good workshop. The models were so very helpful to demonstrate and test the lighting topics discussed by Frank.

    December 6, 2010

  • Jim G.

    Very informative, fun, and useful. Breaking into groups gave us hands-on experience which was very useful. I look forward to more educational-type events. Well done to Frank, Albert, and Joe.

    December 6, 2010

  • Annette

    I am sorry I am missing this Meetup! Looking forward to seeing the photos!!

    December 4, 2010

  • Frank S.

    If you're attending the workshop this Sunday, let me know if there are specific things you'd like discussed. I've got things planned, but have flexibility built-in to make for a positive experience for everyone... models and photographers alike. Warm up your "art director's hat" and let's rock! Thanks Albert & Joe for making this happen.

    1 · December 2, 2010

  • Frank S.

    I want to focus on what we do with the light regardless of the tools we have on a particular shoot. With that being said, it will be easier and faster to demonstrate some of the things using hot lights & other lighting control tools. I will definitely have umbrellas, Chimeras, grids, Leiko & patterns, Dedolights & attachments, Arri fresnels, Mole inkies, HMIs, KinoFlo Diva, nets, flags, gels, meters, reflectors, etc. Hope this helps.

    1 · November 15, 2010

  • William

    Frank. Just curious. Can you describe the lighting equipment you will have at the workshop?

    November 14, 2010

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