Light Painting for Movember (In Class Competition!)

Perth Learn Photography
Perth Learn Photography
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We’re doing something a little different this months light painting session, for Movember, in support of mental health! Join us at the Lions Lookout in the Perth Hills at sunset, where there is a newly painted Blue Tree for depression. Learn long exposure and light painting photography in our 2 hour workshop hosted by experienced photographer and facilitator, Lynn, and capture sunset photos, city lights photos, as well as light painting and the blue tree.

Jayden painted a tree blue one night after sneaking out with his friend - wondering just how long it would be before anyone noticed the deep blue tree on the horizon. He did it out of love, mischief and friendship. After Jayden committed suicide the blue tree holds a new meaning. Each time you see a blue painted tree, use it as a reminder to check in with a loved one, a friend that’s having a rough time or a mate having a blue day.

These trees can be found around the state and more information can be found here:

Take 10 minutes during the session to creatively shoot the blue tree to tell a story or show something special. You are welcome to take these shots home then submit to the BLUE TREE post in the Perth Learn Photography Facebook group, by Friday 1 week after. Please post your photo along with your story behind it. The winner, decided by Lynn, will receive a VIP pass to a Perth Learn Photography session. Get creative and imaginative, just don’t damage the tree. There will be an LED light available for you to light up the tree if you don’t have your own lighting source and wish to use one.

We've timed this Meetup for optimal shooting conditions. Minimum is 5 participants, maximum 15. We reserve the right to postpone or cancel and refund subject to booking numbers and weather.

Perfect for most photographers with DSLRs and experienced photographers wishing to explore the photography of the night, long exposure and creative lighting.

The Travelling Snack Food Truck is stationed at the lookout on Friday nights, if you wish to grab a bite to eat before - Lynn, Laine and Cyrus will all be there early.

6:30 pm session starts.
6:58 pm sunset
Then have some light painting to do afterwards.
You choose when you want to shoot the tree during the evening.

This is a fun learning WORKSHOP. Lynn will explain settings and technique to get great images of light trails and long exposures, where questions will be answered by Lynn, limited to the first 15 to RSVP.

Topics covered on the day may include....
• How to shoot day and night time landscapes.
• Manual settings.
• How to get what you want in focus.
• Rules of shutter speed.
• How to make a photo look blue or warm using white balance settings.
• What does ISO do?
• Finding interesting shots from challenging lighting conditions.
• How to create art using creative settings and composition.
• Working with available light and backgrounds.

Lions Lookout, Lesmurdie (off Welshpool Road, opposite BP Petrol Station)

• To wear black or very dark clothing, warm
• Full-sized Tripod
• Closed shoes
• A small torch, no spotlights
• A DSLR camera
• Enough battery & memory card space to last more than 2 hours.
• A bottle of water (optional).

By purchasing a ticket you agree to the terms above and general Perth Learn Photography (

Perth Learn Photography in the largest and most affordable photo learning group in WA. We guarantee you'll get satisfaction by learning something valuable in a fun and friendly environment from all our workshops and events. We also offer flexibility to move your bookings to another date should you find yourself with a scheduling conflict. Just pick from our other posted events and request a move, (for events of a higher value just pay the difference). Subject to available spots.