Free Autumn Workshop 2012 - Light Painting

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Example of Light Painting

Light Painting at Madison Square Park 2011

North East corner of 23rd Street and Broadway

UPDATE 9/21/12

This event will take place. Forecast for this event is 40% scattered t-storms, low 70 degrees. Please bring protection for your equipment just in case.


Brooklyn Born’s next free lesson will be different from the others.  It will be more about long exposures and light painting!!  This will be a great opportunity for members with DLSR cameras and tripods to be more creative with photographs.

- We will meet at North-East corner of 23rd Street & Broadway, in front of the statue (see bottom photo).  Then we will move into the park and find a spot to begin the workshop.  After the lesson we will all spread out through the park so all of you can practice on your own.

- This event begins at 7pm sharp!!  Please be on time!!  Check for service changes and delays.  Give yourself extra time to travel.  Once the event begins, I will not answer my phone - as it will be disruptive during the lesson. Since there is a chance later in the evening, we will keep the workshop short.

- Closest subway station is 23rd Street (N/R).

- Items that you must bring:

a. Your Camera -- make sure you charge your batteries and format your memory cards.

b. Your Camera's manual -- review how to change your Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO for this workshop.  Bring it with you for reference.

c. Your tripod -- THIS IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED FOR THIS LIGHT PAINTING WORKSHOP!! Again, we will be spreading out through the park so you can practice on your own.

d. A bright flashlight -- You can also bring colored flashlights or glowsticks to make your paintings more interesting.

- As Brooklyn mentioned in his previous workshops:  We will NOT be teaching you how to use your camera. There are too many models from too many manufacturers to know them all. We cannot stop the workshop mid-sentence to to try and figure out your particular model. Please read your user manual and/or bring it with you for reference!

- For those who are new to this group or did not attend this past summer's workshops, you may get lost or confused.  But, please hold your questions until the end of the lesson. Brooklyn and I will go around and assist anyone that needs help.

- IMPORTANT!! > Brooklyn does not like to get his picture taken, so please do not take pictures of him.  If anyone takes a picture of him - the workshop will be cancelled on the spot!!


- Be courteous by updating your RSVP accordingly.  If you RSVP “yes” and you can’t make it, change your RSVP to “no”.

- Please check in on this event page periodically for any updates or changes.

We are both looking forward to share this knowledge and we hope you will have fun with light painting.

If you have any questions, send me an email or a text message before the day of the event. Please make sure you identify yourself in your message so I know who you are.

~ Sally 347.878.NYCP 

** Disclaimer:  Participation in this event requires that you assume all risks associated with these activities and that the Organizers are in no way liable for any loss or injury as a result of your participation.

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  • Kelly L

    They have a deal on glow stick assortment at Kgb deals for only $ 10. Would be cute to shoot this :)

    http://fedf00aa-b8fa-11df-ac32-40400268f4cd.kgbdeals.com/?id=139373

    September 28, 2012

    • Verena

      Kelly, this seems to be a very good deal. Nonetheless, my own experience with these kind of glow sticks is that they may not be bright enough for nicely visible light painting, or it has to be really really dark around you. give it a try, for 10 bucks it's definitely worth it.

      September 28, 2012

  • Terry L

    Fun meetup. Great to learn new techniques. Thank you to the organizers. Friendly group of people too.

    September 24, 2012

  • Ma Zenia de la C.

    awesome!

    September 24, 2012

  • Sally

    Thank you everyone for attending last night’s event. Your photos are proof that you all had a lot of fun, and I hope you have a better concept of light painting and ghosting. We will try to have another light painting event before the end of this year…… :)

    September 23, 2012

    • Janette

      Thanks for all the organizers, esp Brooklyn and Ely. I am looking forward to it!!

      September 24, 2012

  • Kelly L

    Thank you so much to Sally and Brooklyn as well as Ely for this awesome event. I learned new things today. It was great. Never thought this would be so much fun. You guys really rock !

    September 24, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very cool performing art. Very inspirational..and allows me to have more ideas. Btw...thanks for teaching the exposure set-up at first sight...I lost my spot for one last best shot but it was good time.

    September 23, 2012

  • Kirit P.

    You guys rock and rule.... I meant roll... :)

    September 23, 2012

  • Cynthia A. T.

    You guys rock...

    September 23, 2012

  • Cynthia A. T.

    It was a fanatic workshop and I was glad to be back!

    September 23, 2012

  • Allen

    Great workshop, you guys never disappoint. Also thanks to members who gave me some good advice, cool meeting everyone.

    September 23, 2012

  • Raquel S.

    Sorry I missed it, had a meltdown yesterday. Will you guys be offering this again anytime soon?

    September 23, 2012

  • Moshe

    very nice

    September 23, 2012

  • Verena

    For all that are interested in the lightsabers, here is the link http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00345MQ8W/ref=mp_s_a_1?qid=1348361721&sr=8-4

    1 · September 22, 2012

    • Sally

      I am so getting them!!!!!!!!!

      September 23, 2012

  • Sally

    Thank you to those who attended and had a good time learning ablut light painting and ghosting. Another successful workshop; thanks again to Brooklyn Born and Ely. Looking forward to seeing some nice, creative photos :)

    September 23, 2012

  • Verena

    Thanks Sally, Brooklyn and Ely for this great lesson. I know a couple of new tricks now and I learned to check my batteries before leaving the house ;)

    1 · September 23, 2012

    • Sally

      Yay! Glad you and everyone else had a great time :)

      September 23, 2012

  • LCJ

    Great workshop. Well organized and lots of fun! Great group of people.

    September 23, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Indeed, it was amazing!

    September 23, 2012

  • Begonia L.

    Lots of fun. I learn some amazing effects that you can do with light, that I never thought doing without Photoshop. Thank you Sally, Brooklyn an Ely for sharing.

    September 23, 2012

  • Verena

    his name is Ely

    September 23, 2012

  • Alex

    What was the name of a photographer who assisted to Brooklyn?

    September 23, 2012

  • Kelly L

    Great meetup ! Thanks Sally and Brooklyn for hosting this ! You both are the best. I learned a lot from your meetup tonight.

    September 23, 2012

  • Begonia L.

    Thank you guys, it was great meeting you and the group. Such a great group. It was a fun meetup, and even though I forgot the piece that hooks the camera to the tripod, I manage to get some shots with the mini tripod. I really enjoyed taking them. You guys are amazing, thank you again for sharing your knowledge with the rest of us. And, sorry I was a couple of minutes late. Next time I will be there sharp on time, and properly introduce myself. Can't wait for the next one!

    September 23, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Enjoyed the Meetup, tried some new things with the ipad

    September 23, 2012

  • Janette

    well organized group. i especially like this kind of fun activity with tips sharing. LOVE IT!

    September 22, 2012

  • Sally

    I'm in the area. Will be at the meetup point soon. I'm wearing a black and white baseball tee.

    September 22, 2012

  • Kirit P.

    Were is every1??

    September 22, 2012

  • Alex

    How bright should be the light? Like 1M spotlight by Stanley or small pocket LCD light?

    September 22, 2012

  • Sally

    Currently the forecast for this event is 60% scattered t-storms, low 58 degrees. Will keep you all posted.

    September 20, 2012

    • Sally

      Weather.com. I will send a final email either tonight or tomorrow morning.

      September 21, 2012

    • Begonia L.

      Thanks

      September 21, 2012

  • Julissa

    Thanks Sally

    September 18, 2012

  • Sally

    B&H or Adorama

    September 18, 2012

    • Ely

      If you know exactly what you want, and pricing is the same, then Adorama is usually the faster shopping experience. If you need to pick it up, touch it, see it, play with it, then hands down B&H wins, as they have many times the items on display

      September 18, 2012

  • Sally

    Hi Julissa

    Yes you can bring a guest to the event. However I'm not sure if a point and shoot is ideal for light painting - unless it has the SLR modes P, A, S and M as well as the ability to adjust the ISO. Please check your user manual for these features.

    September 17, 2012

  • Julissa

    Hi all, How long will the class be and can I bring a non-photographer along for the ride? Also, will a point n' shoot camera work for light painting?...thanks

    September 17, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Most memory cards are preformated. I believe the intent is to make sure your camera can read and record to each of your memory cards you may carry this evening. Eliminates having to wait for the format to complete while you are taking pictures. A simple test is to place each card into your camera and take a quick picture. If you can see the picture you are good to go. If your camera does not record to the card you can format the card using the menus available in your camera or you can format the card on a computer

    September 17, 2012

    • Verena

      Formating your memory card also means deleting the pictures that you have on there, if they are not needed anymore, just to make sure you won't run out of space while shooting. Sometimes you are in a rush with no time to change memory cards, should you happen to have a spare. So we always recommend keeping your memory card as empty as possible for each new meetup. Hope that makes sense :)

      September 17, 2012

    • Kelly L

      Thank you all for the answers. That helps a lot !

      September 17, 2012

  • Kelly L

    U mentioned we need to format the memory cards. Can you be more specific like to what ?

    September 17, 2012

  • Sally

    Currently there are 103 RSVPs. Usually half or more do not show up. If you cannot / will not attend, please be courteous and adjust your RSVP. Thanks!

    September 17, 2012

  • Pablo T.

    What about? Finger lights? Has anyone tried them?

    September 12, 2012

    • Verena

      I used finger lights before, they are just a little tiny if you are too far away from the camera. But feel free to bring some and test it out.

      1 · September 16, 2012

    • Pablo T.

      Thanks, It will be my first time light paiting so i'll just stick to a regular flashlight.

      September 16, 2012

  • Jane

    What I used last time was colored tissue paper that I used rubber bands to secure .. Only downside is that the light was slightly dimmer.. Another great idea is to use colored cellophane !

    September 11, 2012

  • Ely

    A quick and cheap tip for anyone who wants bright colored light: Go to your closest $.99 cent store, craft store, staples or some such place and fine colored report covers. they come in red blue green amber and maybe other colors as well. Buy the color you want, take it home and take out a pair of scissors and cut out a piece big enough and in such a shape (depending on your flashlight ) that you can secure the piece with a rubber band or tape or something like that. Total cost should be less than $1.00 per color. Bring your extras, swap with friends, go crazy!!!

    September 11, 2012

    • Janette

      Thanks. Or you can buy some color filter at B&H... it's about $7 for a collection of red, yellow, green and blue.

      September 12, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks sally..

    September 11, 2012

  • Sally

    September 10, 2012

  • Raquel S.

    Schweet!

    September 8, 2012

  • Brooklyn B.

    Hey everyone. We had two tornado touchdowns today. Hope everyone is safe. Don't fret about the cancellation. Unfortunately, keeping these MeetUps free means dealing with the elements. We WILL have a light painting class and you WILL enjoy it. This will give you more time to get some creative lights for the class. Please make sure you can operate your camera in Manual Mode or Shutter Priority Mode.

    September 8, 2012

  • Alex

    Disagree with whom? :) We just now had a rain in NJ and bright sun right after it. I think I will come no matter what. SO it could be rainy day photography.

    September 8, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      the hourly report now says 100% chance of thunderstorms tonight in NYC. The 22nd sounds good to me.

      1 · September 8, 2012

    • Janette

      i was soooooo excited about this light painting event as never have it before. Looking forward to the 9/22 rescheduled gathering!! :D

      September 8, 2012

  • Greg

    Better for me. My back is acting up something fierce today. Would have been upset if I missed today's meetup

    September 8, 2012

  • Begonia L.

    I was so excited about it :( Finally I was going to make it to my first meetup.

    September 8, 2012

  • Alex

    I think you panic too early.

    September 8, 2012

    • Brooklyn B.

      Those black clouds and rain make me disagree

      September 8, 2012

    • Begonia L.

      I just checked the weather, it is not just heavy rains, there is lighting also expected.

      September 8, 2012

  • Sally

    ATTENTION!! Due to threat of strong storms, this event will be rescheduled. Please look for my email/post later this morning.

    September 8, 2012

  • Alex

    Thank you Verena.

    September 7, 2012

  • Alex

    What is the best way to get there from Port Authority? I'm coming from NJ

    September 7, 2012

    • Verena

      Walk one block east to Times Square - Broadway & 42nd Street. You can either use the tunnel from PABS or walk above ground. From Times Square/ 42nd Street take the local R or N trains and get off at 23rd Street. The park is right there, to the northeast of the Flatiron building.

      September 7, 2012

  • yjmarigold

    Wish I could be there....Hope to be able to attend some meetups in the future.

    September 7, 2012

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