Fall Fire Photography Clinic & Contest with Larry Wong

Posted on October 13, 2016 by

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Join Bay Area photography expert Larry Wong and a few of his photographer friends as he leads you through an evening of low light photography at the epic Palace of Fine Arts. Not only that, Larry has teamed up with Temple of Poi to bring you some fantastic flow and fire arts models for some visual eye candy! This event is free though the suggested donation is $20-$10 and all donations go to the artists for donating their time as your models.

About the Photography Clinic

Artist: Hannah Elizabeth Photo: Darren Kruger

Artist: Hannah Elizabeth
Photo: Darren Kruger

We’ve kicked off the year’s photography gatherings with the Spring Forward Photography Clinic at the Palace of fine arts and have had several events over the spring, summer, and fall and now we’re finishing off the 2016 season with a final event, back at the Palace.

The event will run from 5 to 7:30 PM on Sunday, November 6. We will meet under the dome initially. Here’s how the evening will progress.

  • 5 PM: introductions, opening remarks and instruction from Larry & artists
  • 5:15 PM: Artists will then perform, rotating through a lineup, for about an hour.
  • At about 6:15 PM, we will move locations to a different back drop on site
  • 6:30: artists will start using fire for a different visual effect and again rotate through the lineup for about an hour

The clinic will help you focus on both snapshot and extended exposure photography.

Note: For those interested in working with long exposures, bring tripods and flashes to practice your rear curtain sync. 

The clinic is lead by Larry Wong who is a professional photographer and native San Franciscan. His career has taken him across the country and around the world; and he consults with large brands like Maybach, Bolt, LLS and Family House. He’s covered numerous events, weddings; and shoots portraits with major celebrities and politicians like : Mayor Ed Lee, Fiona Ma, Nancy Pelosi, Selena Gomez, Quincy Jones etc. His work has been in publications such as Inc., GQ, 7×7, Yahoo! and Playboy. You can find and follow him on Twitter/Instagram/Snapchat: @elarrywong and subscribe on YouTube.

Photo shoot regulars GlitterGirl, Nova and Zihni will be joined by special guests Hannah Elizabeth and Cindy Sparks. Collectively artists will bring a stunning display of light in motion using a variety of props in both the fire and LED mediums. Here’s a beautiful video made by Josh Mehler of Translucent Studios from one of the previous events.

About the Photo Contest

The photo contest will open on Sunday, November 6 and will close at 12 PM, November 20, 2016. Here are the rules:

  • There will be a total of 20 categories for this contest, 4 per artist.
    • Long exposure LED
    • Long exposure Fire
    • Snapshot LED
    • Snapshot Fire
  • Larry and the artists will be the judges.
  • Photographers can enter up to two photos per category for a fee of $5 or, $40 for all 20 categories (up to 40 photos total).
  • Eligible photos must be taken the evening of the Fall Fire Photo Clinic.
  • Enter On or After November 6, 2016.
  • 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:
    • 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
  • 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 and she will manually email you the appropriate registration form link. 
  • 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 Fall Fire Photo 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 with the photographer credited each time as described by the photographer in the entrance form.

  • Winners will be announced by or after November 25, 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:
    • Grand Prize
      • from the 10 winning photos, one will be selected and the photographer will receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card.

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 November 6<——-

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!

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.

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

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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.