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Painting with Light Photography

  • Nov 30, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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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 will be shown how 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.

Required Equipment

A camera
A shutter release
A tripod

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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. 

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.

Skill level

This course requires basic camera knowledge and competence in it's operation.

You should 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 between shots as we can't wait for everyone to change lenses at different times.

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  • Swetha

    so. much. fun! would love to try it again!

    December 4, 2013

  • JA

    Brilliant evening! I've learned loads with this creative bunch! Do you think we can do another outing during snow season? :)
    Thank you for all the tips.

    1 · December 1, 2013

    • Mario Fernández P.

      That is the spirit I want to see, definitively! The more suffering the more rewarding the results, isn't it? Hehe. The dates are still not defined, keep checking the group page, we will publish the dates as soon as we know them. Regards

      1 · December 1, 2013

    • JA

      Want to explore further combining light painting and cinemagraph technique. I like experimenting new things! Can't wait to freeze my bones in the name of art! Hoho

      December 2, 2013

  • Mario Fernández P.

    Hi Guys, thank you every one for coming along yesterday I hope you took some cool pictures and that you got inspired and encouraged to build and try yourselves.

    As promised, find below my humble step by step tutorial on how to build the gear. You can also find there a list of materials required:

    LIGHT ORBS: http://mariophotographez.wordpress.com/2013/02/23/diy-your-own-light-painting-gear-for-creating-light-orbs/

    RGB LED RAILS:
    http://mariophotographez.wordpress.com/2013/02/26/more-diy-stuff-rgb-led-rails-for-light-painting/

    As an alternative, if anyone does not feel dexterious enough to build the gear, feel free to contact me on my mail [masked] and we will talk about it.

    Thanks again and hope to see you all in oncoming meetups! Keep shooting!!!! Keep shooting! Keep shooting! hehe

    Regards

    2 · December 1, 2013

    • Daniel

      Just to show that Mario's instructions do work, I followed his blog postings to build my own light rails and light orb strings http://fstop138.berra...­

      December 1, 2013

    • sudarin u.

      all seem well until the solder part, but i might have a go one day. thanks, mario!

      1 · December 1, 2013

  • sudarin u.

    that was a great evening with amazing group of photographers.
    not only i've learned of the technic but i also managed to discover a few settings on my camera for night shots. thoroughly enjoyed the session!

    December 1, 2013

  • Duncan P.

    I put a few of my shot up at flickr.com/photos/blatez

    December 1, 2013

  • Anita K.

    Great meet up as always, well organised and got some great photo's

    1 · December 1, 2013

  • Angela

    A good fun evening, thanks to all those involved.

    1 · December 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent group , had great time

    1 · December 1, 2013

  • lourdes

    Hi ai am not sure if I will be able or not to make this one.I don't have any shutter release only my Cannon 400D & the tripod.Will be that ok or not in case.

    November 30, 2013

    • Dion H.

      Hi lourdes. Sorry I didn't have internet access for most of the day due to working (on a Saturday!) then straight to the Meetup session. Please see my reply to Ali below regarding shutter release cables. Worth getting...hope to see you on the next session! Dion.

      November 30, 2013

    • lourdes

      Ok thanks.I looking forward for the next one ,unfortunately I miss this one.Thanks for the advice

      December 1, 2013

  • lourdes

    Hello

    November 30, 2013

  • Mario Fernández P.

    Saturday night is finally round the corner! See you all tomorrow! We will have fun! Regards, Mario.

    November 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is there any more spots left ? I would reallllllly like to get a spot plz

    November 28, 2013

    • Dion H.

      At the time of writing there are still 3 spots left, Khaled. Please read the full details of the event carefully and if you have the equipment and skill level required you're more than welcome to RSVP and pay. Regards, Dion.

      November 29, 2013

  • Shine G.

    Thank you very much for the info..... Looking unlikely this time due to work commitments

    November 28, 2013

  • Shine G.

    I would love to come to the but due to work commitments I will not know until Saturday if I can attend.what is the latest I can RSVP ?

    November 26, 2013

    • Dion H.

      Hi Shine. These sessions usually sell out way before the RSVP ends but we weren't able to post this one up until recently due to scheduling. I'll try and find out when the website officially closes the RSVPs (but it may be sold out before that stage). Hope you can make it.

      November 26, 2013

    • Dion H.

      Hi again Shine. I understand that RSVPs close 2 hours before the event. Not sure if there'll be any places left but certainly worth checking in case as even if full there are occasional cancellations on the day. Regards, Dion.

      November 28, 2013

  • Barbara

    This looks fun but I am away that Saturday.

    November 20, 2013

    • Dion H.

      Hope to see you at the next session Barbara.

      1 · November 26, 2013

  • Swetha

    Excited to finally get a spot at this legend-status workshop! :-).

    1 · November 26, 2013

  • Ian H.

    I attended the last one and can confirm it's awesome! You will have a great time, learn so great techniques and get some stunning shots. Take a look at the last Light Painting workshop and you will see what I mean :-)

    2 · November 20, 2013

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