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Workshop: How to make and modify light painting tools

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This is another event in our mid-winter indoor program to stay warm. This workshop needs everyone to participate: we will show our light painting tools and how to make and modify them.

This event is for paid members only. It is strongly recommended that you attend the lecture on light painting ( prior to this event.

This is a hands-on demo with all of us going upfront and demonstrating what modifications you did to your light painting tools or what tools you came up with from scratch. I will show LED strips, Sherrie will introduce you to colandria, Lisa will show off with her latest colored protector tube, Devora has some LED bundles to show and Jackie will introduce us to her expensive Emazing Lights tool. There is no restrictions on what we can bring and demo.

Please also bring exotic light painting tools that you found somewhere, and it would be great if you could give us the source where you got it from and how much it cost. We will compile a list and distribute it to everyone.

We will also discuss the following topics:

• Flashlights: what types there are and what to look for. How many lumens?

• Snoots: how to focus flashlights: hands-on demo on how to make snoots with tips on the material. We can do this a few times, I will have some materials to practice.

• Other light modifiers such as deflectors, grids etc.

• LED strips and how to use them as light painting tools

• YOUR favorite light painting tools on display. Please bring your tools that you made or modified for others to see.

• Pointers on how to modify camera exposure to get the most out of your tools. But I encourage you to attend the lecture on light painting and there may be another lecture by Lance on the history of light painting and deconstruction of some contemporary work.