This light painting workshop covers the basic elements required to creatively utilise different light sources to produce a variety of interesting effects.
You will learn how to construct basic orb lights and light rails, be instructed on the proper technique to use them, and you will have multiple attempts to experiment with different colours for orbs and rails. It is anticipated that this workshop will run for 2.5 - 3 hours.
This is a hands-on workshop, members are expected to use the lights to produce the majority of the photographs in this session. Organisers are there in an instructional capacity to direct members on what they need to do.
A camera with bulb function
A wired shutter release with bulb lock
Due to the requirements to have a minimum of 45 seconds shutter speed to coordinate the entire group for each shot, and to eliminate the possibility of interference, you need a shutter release cable for this session. Remote controls can interfere with each other so we prefer wired if you have one, custom firmware, and built-in timers are not an acceptable substitute. If you fail to bring one, you can lose pictures.
A lens with manual and auto focus is ideal so you can lock the focus one fixed.
Please ensure your battery is fully charged. We advise bringing a spare if possible as long exposures and the cold can eat battery life.
This course requires basic camera knowledge and competence in it's operation.
You must know how:
- set to manual mode and bulb mode
- set ISO and White Balance
- use a cabled shutter release, including setup
- to manually focus
All of these setting are in your manual so if you are unsure refer to the manual and bring it with you if needed. We will be looking at these in the talk before the session starts so if you're unsure please bring your camera manual with you.
Some post-processing of your images may be required in order to balance extreme contrast ranges, otherwise, all lighting effects are produced in-camera. Therefore it would be an advantage if you are able shoot in RAW format.
Bring a warm coat as it may get cold.
Organisers will provide all lights and flashguns and any other accessories to be used.
NB Please read all requirements. We know you have a self timer but lengths of timing will exceed self timers and so will not work as required.
Changing lenses needs to be done in beteen shots as we can't wait for everyone to change lenses at different times.