- June 22, 2019
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Light painting photographing in low light can be a challenge, but mastering light painting techniques grants freedom. Painting your subject with light gives amazing control of light intensity, direction and quality. During this class, we will explore the possibilities of light painting including how and when to use different types of light sources, how to control and play with color at night, how to determine proper exposure and the basics of compositing multiple painted frames to form a single image.
Please be aware that this is a LATE workshop. The workshops starts with a classroom presentation about light painting reviewing the techniques and tricks and then moves out into the night for hands on practice. Students may need their own transportation from the classroom location to the practical location.
- The basics of light painting (why & how)
- Different type light sources and their uses
- Controlling light color
- Determining proper exposure
- Basics of stacking multiple light painted frames
- Dealing with nighttime difficulties: focusing and framing
What to Bring
- Camera & Lens
- Fully Charged Battery
- Memory Cards
- Cable Release
- Tripod & Ball-head
- Sturdy Shoes
- Long Pants
- Snacks and Water
- Head lamp or other flashlight
Schedule and Format
This is an excursion based class. The first portion of the class is a review of light painting techniques and tricks. The interactive lecture will focus on how to approach various light painting situations. After the classroom portion, the class will move to a location to put what we learned into practice with the help of the instructor. See the class schedule for upcoming locations.
This class is taught by Photography Instructor Andrew Fritz.
He is a self taught experiential learner who is addicted to the possibilities that new (to him) gear open up. He loves to share the things he has worked out. Andrew started with a passion for landscape and night photography and quickly branched out to work in just about every form of photography. He is an ex-software developer with extensive experience in the IT realm.