Survivor Tree PhotoStay
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Frank's Survivor Tree PhotoStay - April 24th
Join Frank for a photo "Stay 'n Shoot" at the Oklahoma City Bombing Memorial Survival Tree on April 24th, 2021 3-5p. Afterwards there will be a time of networking from 6-7:30p at Social Capital.
The Survivor Tree is an American Elm that survived the bomb's full blasting power on April 19, 1995. This tree has become a beacon of hope and the spirit of overcoming adversity for the Oklahoma City community.
Frank will guide you into the different ways and angle to help photograph this iconic symbol to tell the story in a single image. He will review some basics of the gear carried for his "wanderings" and answer questions on exposure, composition or how to approach a subject like this tree.
The weather this time of year can be challenging and unpredictable, so check the weather often and dress accordingly. Bring your camera, favorite lenses and maybe a tripod along with a positive attitude and questions for Frank as we help celebrate the 26th anniversary of an event that shocked Oklahoma and the world. Mindfulness and respect for the grounds are requested during visiting the Memorial.
I started my photographic journey as a teenager. My mother was an aspiring photographer and through raising two kids and working two jobs she managed to complete a course of study through the New York Institute of Photography. I started to see these amazing things she was doing with a camera and I became passionate about doing the same. She taught me how to use my first 35mm film camera, a Canon AE-1 and turned me loose.
Since then, I have been a student of photography for over 30 years. First under my mother’s tutelage, then on to my high school yearbook adviser. After high school I attended Northwest Community College in Powell, Wyo. At the time it was one of the premier two-year college programs for photography in the Nation. Fast forward through the years of shooting film to my first digital camara in 2011, and I am still learning. The world of photography is ever changing in technology but the premise of what I do has remained the same for over 150 years.
Currently, I am a part-time professional freelancer and owner of Frank Shedden Photography. My primary focus is on Western Cowboy Heritage, Event Photography, Action Photography, and Portraiture. Memories fade and “times” change. What was yesterday, is not today and tomorrow will be something else entirely. There lies the passion behind my efforts in photography - to capture those fleeting moments in time that come this way only once.