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Painting with FIRE and other things

  • Jun 13, 2013 · 8:00 PM
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LIABILITY WAIVER REQUIRED to attend. See below for how to return it.

The event will end at approximately 11:30 PM.

NOTE: The event was moved to this new date.  If you signed up for the prior date, please see the email we sent you.

Jun 13, 2013

Sun  Rise 5:47 AM Set 8:30 PM

Moon Rise 10:24 AM   Set 11:45 PM  24% Illumination

Light painting is cool.

Painting with fire is even more so.

During this outing we will be doing both with a heavy leaning towards things that burn.

Part one: The class will start with a talk on the basics of light painting. We’ll cover the tools and methods you’ll need. Where the tools are custom built, we’ll show you how to make your own, and how to blend these tools with props to get the perfect image. We will talk about the ideal camera settings to have, what happens when you change the settings in your camera, and what not to do.

Part two: We will show a few example photos and discuss how to replicate those as an instructor lead tutorial.

Optional Part Three: Time for you to let your imagination run wild. If any member of the group has a specific photo they would like to replicate then this is moment we’ll all give it our best shot.

This field outing is for anyone that is interested in lighting painting, new to fire painting or wants to learn more about the art of light painting or wants to learn more about their camera and exposing at night.

Interested but want to see more visit the field outing leaders Flicker accounts: Andy Mozzer502 or Eric Harness

Things to bring:

  • Camera Tripod
  • Remote release
  • Lens UV filter (Highly recommended)
  • Water
  • Snacks
  • Gloves and Hat / Hoodie (for protection)
  • Dark clothing – nothing reflective. We don’t recommend fleece polyester nylon, or stuff that easily ignites
  • Optional: something to sit on
  • If you have a favorite light painting photo bring it we will try and recreate it.

We will provide all the fire you need.


We will reschedule in the event of rain. We'll press on if it is foggy.

This event also might be canceled if we do not meet the minimum number of attendees, which is 6.

Can I bring a Guest?

Guests are charged the same rate as attendees and must sign a waiver of liability as well.

Bringing an undeclared guest will be charged as a regular attendee.


What Kind of Photos Can I Expect?

Some examples:


To join the event, please download the Liability Waiver from here, fill it out (a witness is required), scan it and return it as instructed on the last page.  If you don't have a scanner please bring a completed copy with you to the event.


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  • andy m.

    Thanks everyone for sharing your superb pictures. I hope you don't mind but I used some of them in a blog to showcase your work. Each picture has your name on it, and is linked to your meetup profile page. If you would like me to take down an image, or to link it to somewhere else (your blog, flickr?) please drop me an note.
    Thanks again for a fun night.

    June 22, 2013

  • Derek G.

    Thanks for a great night of photography! I'll be uploading some of my pictures later this weekend. The ones posted so far are really great!

    June 15, 2013

  • andy m.

    That was so much fun. I'm really enjoying seeing the pictures you guys made. Please keep them coming.

    1 · June 15, 2013

  • joy

    That was so much fun, I finally have images I am comfortable uploading lol.

    1 · June 15, 2013

  • AJ V.

    Fantastic!! Thank you so much Eric, Andy & Steven.

    June 14, 2013

  • Mean-fonn (Francis) L.

    Super! Thanks Eric and Andy!

    June 14, 2013

  • Steven C.

    Folks, please see your email for an important message from us!

    June 14, 2013

  • Kartik R.

    Awesome meet up . Thanks Eric and Andy for organizing this .

    June 14, 2013

  • Mean-fonn (Francis) L.

    I m here.

    June 13, 2013

  • Vinayak

    I woke up with severe cold and sore throat. cant make it today.

    June 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Any lens requirement/preference?

    May 28, 2013

    • Steven C.

      No requirement. WIDE angle is best with a front UV filter to protect lens from burning steel.

      May 28, 2013

  • Paul H

    Darn! Been waiting for this, but can't get away from work! Enjoy, hopefully I can make the next one!

    May 18, 2013

  • andy m.

    Finally! The long cold winter is over, lets go burn something!

    1 · May 10, 2013

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