Summer Sparkle Fire Photography Clinic & Contest

Posted on July 11, 2016 by

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Photographers and want to be photographers, you are invited to join Bay Area fire dancing artists, GlitterGirl, Nova and The Amazing Zihni for a night of fire dancing photography fun from which we will have the Summer Sparkle Photo contest

About the Photography Clinic

Artist: Zihni Photo: MIchael Dunn

Artist: Zihni
Photo: MIchael Dunn

In March, we ran the Spring Forward Photography Clinic at the Palace of fine arts and we had a more intimate event last month, the May Flowers Photo Clinic.

The event will run from 8:15 to 10:30 PM on Friday, July 15 and we will meet under the dome at the Palace of Fine Arts.

About the Photo Clinic

Here’s how the evening will progress.

  • We will set up one photography area at a time.
  • Your artists will offer information on how to shoot the fire dancing models as they rotate through the lineup.
  • This event will use sparkle poi in addition to fire poi. Sparkle poi are lower lighting and more consistent throughout the burn.
  • We will work with three different stations over the evening, with a rough schedule as follows:
    • gather and get settled: 8:15
    • remarks and information from hosts: 8:25
    • Sunset Sparkle Poi spins: 8:35
    • Regular burns directly following

About the Photo Contest

Artist: Nova Photo: David Gomez

Artist: Nova
Photo: David Gomez

The photo contest will open on Friday, July 15, and will close at 12 PM, July 25, 2016. Here are the rules:

  • There will be a total of 10 categories for this contest: One long exposure and one short exposure photo per fire dancing artist (6 categories), 1 category each for Sparkle Poi photos for each artist (3 more) and ground scores (where the fire burns off on the ground around the artists).
  • The fire dancing artists will be the judges.
  • Photographers can enter up to two photos per category per entrance fee of $5 per category or $35 for all 10 categories (up to 20 total photos).
  • Eligible photos must be taken the evening of the May Flowers Fire Photography Clinic.
  • Enter On or After July 15.
  • To enter, select the category below, pay the fee for that category using the link and after payment has been completed, you will be directed to a web form where you will be asked for the following information for each category: note: you must allow popup windows for this to work. If it does not work, please do NOT pay a second time — rather, email GlitterGirl at the email address at the bottom of this page and provide the name you used for payment. 
    • Your Name as you wish it to appear for photo credit
    • Company name, if applicable
    • Email where you can be reached
    • URL of the image (and second image if you’d like to submit two)
    • Phone
  • Artist: Zihni Photo: David Gomez

    Artist: Zihni
    Photo: David Gomez

    Entrants retain ownership and all other rights to submitted photographs subject to the following: By entering the Temple of Poi Spring Forward Fire Photography contest, each entrant grants Temple of Poi/GlitterGirl and the artist in the photo a nonexclusive, irrevocable license to reproduce, publish and display submitted images in all media throughout the world directly in relation to the competition, including but not limited to use in the content of the Temple of Poi Website, social media and future promotions of this context in perpetuity.

  • Winners will be announced by or after August 5, 2016, after which the prizes will be awarded.
  • Prizes:
    • Media distribution to 35,000+ as follows:
      • all submitted photos will be posted to the Temple of Poi Facebook page with a URL to the photographer’s work
      • all photos will be shared to other Facebook groups with a total subscription in excess of  35,000.
      • A select set of photos will be posted to additional social media (Instagram, blogs, other Facebook pages, Pintrest, etc.) by the artists appearing in the shots and Temple of Poi, also with a URL to the photographer’s work.
    • Winners in each category also receive the following:

For inspiration,  winners of the Spring Forward Photo contest were selected from these entries, on an artist by artist basis, for Cary, Zihni, Leilani, GlitterGirl and Liam.

Enter the Contest Here 

Artist: GlitterGirl Photo: Kumar Challa

Artist: GlitterGirl
Photo: Kumar Challa

Note: you must allow popup windows for this to work. If it does not work, please do NOT pay a second time — rather, email GlitterGirl at the email address at the bottom of this page and provide the name you used for payment. 

——>ENTER ON OR AFTER JULY 15<——-

NOTE: Please do not put in payment until you are ready to enter the information for your images. You will only be directed to the link once from the payment window and it must all be done in a single transaction! 

These minimal fees are designed to cover the cost of our time gathering and distributing these photos on social media to streams in excess of 35,000 people, answering questions that arise and generally administering the contest. To enter, select the category below (or if you are entering all categories, select the link for all categories), pay the fee for that category using the
and after payment has been completed, you will be directed to a web page where you will be asked for the following information for each category:

  • Your Name as you wish it to appear for photo credit
  • Company name, if applicable
  • Email where you can be reached
  • URL of the image (and second image if you’d like to submit two)
  • Phone

All Categories

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GlitterGirl

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Nova

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Zihni

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Ground Score

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If you have never shot fire photography before and are looking for some basic information about the types of props we use, how they work, how photographers work with artists and other details, here’s a 40 minute lecture and Q&A presented by GlitterGirl that may be useful. Our Get Lit video instruction series for $10. As one photographer said, “you’re giving it away at that price!” Details and purchase link are here.