Painting With Light Photography!

  • September 6, 2013 · 7:45 PM
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Painting with light is a fun technique that gives great results. It is called painting with light because this is what you are actually doing while taking the shot - painting with light.

You don't need much to experiment with this kind of shot, just make sure you have the following items:

1. A camera capable of long exposures - film cameras will work OK, but if you really want to get the most out of the shooting session, use a digital camera. You will be able to see the results in "real time" and make corrections as you go.

2. A nice tripod. Since you will be doing some long exposures you want to make sure your camera sits still.

3. A flash light - and by flash light I do not mean flash as in a speedlight, but the flash light or what you call a high power compact torch or photo painting specific light.

4. A dark location. This one is tricky we have to make sure that we are not doing this under a street light, or where a car can come by and "paint its headlight" all over your shot.

Location Map: https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Heritage+Park+Al+Meena,+Abu+Dhabi




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  • Nina B.

    We had a wonderful time! Everyone is so helpful. I love to learn

    1 · September 9, 2013

  • Sherilal M.

    It was nice a meetup... many thanks to the Hosts, especially to Amjad & Munir and those volunteered the light painting!

    3 · September 7, 2013

    • Amjad R.

      Thanks Sherilal, I'm glad you came.

      September 7, 2013

    • Amjad R.

      or may I say it was relief that you came :)

      September 8, 2013

  • Anuj T.

    Thanks guys for a wonderful experience...

    September 7, 2013

    • Amjad R.

      you're welcome Anuj, thanks for joining us .... we shall plan another photo shoot gathering soon.

      September 8, 2013

  • hakumi

    Thank you for sharing your knowledge and experiencein photography..i really enjoy my weekend..special thanks to Amjad for letting me use his cam and kuya jun for teaching the manual:-) domo arigato!:-)

    September 7, 2013

    • Amjad R.

      You're most welcome LYN, I'm glad you enjoyed ... hope to see you on the next one :)

      1 · September 8, 2013

  • Rezek S.

    Thank you everyone. :-)

    1 · September 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    GOOD EXPERIENCE!!! thank you Amjad for helping us last night... to all the members "thank you"... so glad that i meet you all...

    4 · September 7, 2013

    • Amjad R.

      you're welcome Aira .... hope to see you soon :)

      September 7, 2013

  • Sujith P.

    it was a very good experience...

    2 · September 7, 2013

  • Renjith J N.

    Hi yasir, I have one, will post it in the evening.

    September 7, 2013

  • Renjith J N.

    Good experience with light painting techniques, especially the long exposures and shooting in bulb mode.

    September 7, 2013

  • yasir a.

    there is a picture of mine....with light highlights..alone...can anyone post that one?please

    September 7, 2013

  • Amgad N.

    It was fun :) love to see new folks have the same interest and i learned something new as usually. Here is my FB account so we can communicate and might change experience about our work https://www.facebook.com/amgad.nady . Thanks organizers for this event

    1 · September 7, 2013

  • Krishnan S.

    thanks everyone....

    1 · September 7, 2013

  • Ahmad

    Thanks everybody. This is one more excellent event in this group.

    3 · September 6, 2013

  • Dragan Z.

    Excelent, learned a lot about Light Photography

    1 · September 6, 2013

  • Nick C.

    Sorry we were a
    No show, had a car accident. See you guys at the next one

    September 6, 2013

    • Amjad R.

      I'm sorry to hear that, hope all is well ... No worries we'll see you next time.

      September 6, 2013

  • sai k.

    Nice one!!

    September 6, 2013

  • jabir

    Sorry guys... join next time..

    September 6, 2013

  • hakumi

    Hello!! May i know where exactly in heritage park? I am not familiar in abu dhabi..thank u:-)

    1 · September 6, 2013

    • Amjad R.

      It is on corniche, there isn't any famous landmark nearby ... You can get in the cab ask the driver to take you to heritage park. They will bring you directly to the place but do ask them before engaging the cab (in case they are new). Give me a call once you reach there [masked]

      September 6, 2013

    • Amjad R.

      You can also click/tap on the location mentioned at end of the meetup description.

      September 6, 2013

  • Munir El K.

    I will be bringing an artist and she will be doing some painting too

    1 · September 6, 2013

  • Nick C.

    We really enjoy night photography and look forward to capturing some fun images.

    September 6, 2013

  • Shahid S.

    Air Hawk (Diwata) will be doing the painting job. And others are also welcome to try painting turn by turn.

    September 5, 2013

    • hakumi

      I will try..:-)

      September 5, 2013

  • Shahid S.

    @ALL Due to some official unavoidable work I may not be able to join you guys. My Apology in advance; but Mr. Munir & Mr. Amjad will be on location to assist you. Leonid is not coming and his wife as well who was going to do most of the painting as she did last time. If anyone knows about any good painter you can invite them or I would request to all of you to take your part and volunteer the painting task turn by turn so every one should get a chance to snap it. Wish you all the best!

    Munir El Kadi - [masked])

    Amjad Rasool - [masked]

    1 · September 5, 2013

  • Azia R.

    I don't have a tripod :( can I still attend?

    September 4, 2013

    • Shahid S.

      Hello, Yes you can attend.

      September 4, 2013

    • Anuj T.

      I have a spare one if you would like to use.

      September 5, 2013

  • Abdalla k.

    Hi Everyone, this will be my first meetup with the group.
    Looking forward to meeting new friends and learning new type of photography.

    September 5, 2013

  • sai k.

    50 people! wow! I'd be glad to volunteer and teach amateur photographers the concept of bulb mode and long exposure shots. For those without cameras or tripods, I'd be more than happy to allow them to take pictures on mine, use it for some snaps!

    1 · September 4, 2013

  • hakumi

    I bought a new tripod..yeheyyy!!!:-)

    3 · September 2, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thank you so much shahid

      September 3, 2013

    • hakumi

      Shahid is wright sara:-) i choose the velbon its easy to carry..

      September 3, 2013

  • Ahmad

    Will someone provide the high power compact torch or should we bring our own? If none provided, what type should I buy? Any specs? How many lumens or watts? What color? Are there variable color torches?

    September 1, 2013

    • Shahid S.

      Any torch which have enough power to do the light painting, preferably the compact size with small area to produce light would be an advantage. Just keep in mind if the light source thread size is big it will create bigger and bolder line and if it is compact it will create smaller line. Bigger may not suite all light painting stuff. You can choose any colour, mixed colour light painting is more good to see the variations and effort of the painter.

      September 3, 2013

  • Thameemmustafa

    Dear Saeed, Any charges do you need ?

    September 1, 2013

    • Shahid S.

      Most of our meetup's doesn't have any charges except if there is a travel cost involved. or in the coming future we will have paid workshops by professional photographers.

      September 1, 2013

    • Shahid S.

      There is no charge for this meetup!

      September 1, 2013

  • Thameemmustafa

    Give me more details - What i can bring ?
    contact details

    September 1, 2013

    • Shahid S.

      All details regarding this meetup are given above including the contact number...

      September 1, 2013

  • hakumi

    Can i go even without tripod?

    August 30, 2013

    • Ahmad

      I have a spare tripod if you still need one.

      September 1, 2013

    • hakumi

      Ohh thats great ahmad..thank u in advance:)

      September 1, 2013

  • jabir

    Interesting.. first time in Painting with Light..
    I'm not good in drawing :P , I'm ready to capture ur paintings.

    September 1, 2013

  • Tarek O.

    :-( had to change my rsvp as i will now be in dubai.... Gutted

    August 31, 2013

  • Renjith

    Will be away ...hopefully next time.

    August 30, 2013

  • shoba v.

    Sorry , will be travelling.. Gonna miss it :(

    August 28, 2013

  • Shammi F.

    Awesome one.! I'll be there. see ya all.

    August 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Unfortunately, this conflicts with a previous commitment.

    August 25, 2013

  • hakumi

    Can't wait for another lesson:)

    August 23, 2013

  • Ali S.

    My name is ali im graphic designer and photographer

    August 16, 2013

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