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Painting with Light Photography

  • Oct 27, 2012 · 7:00 PM
  • This location is shown only to members

This light painting workshop covers the basic elements required to creatively utilise different light sources to produce a variety of interesting effects.

During the course of the evening you will learn how to construct orb lights and rails and be shown how to use them. Then you'll have time to experiment with different coloured orbs and rails to see how creative you can be! It is anticipated that this workshop will run for 2.5 to 3 hours.

Skill level

This course requires basic camera knowledge.

  • Put your camera into Manual Mode
  • Change the ISO
  • Change shutter speed to Bulb.

If you are unsure please bring your camera manual with you so we can help 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 RAW.

Required Equipment

  • A camera with bulb function
  • A tripod (not suitable for Gorillapods)
  • A wired shutter release (bulb lock if possible)

You should know how to operate the shutter release, if you just bought it, read the instructions and practice using it before arriving. Infra-red remote, RF remote are not practical for this session.

You may need a spare battery as long exposures eat battery life - and it can be cold out there!

Organisers will all lights and flashguns and any other accessories to be used.

There is no waiting list for this event. Keep checking the website for any dropouts or changes.


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  • Ginny E.

    When is the next painting with light session?

    November 25, 2012

  • Sara P.


    November 12, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I missed this amazing session , hopefully catch up with the next one. Pictures are incredible!

    October 29, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    thanks a lot to Susannah - you made my day...thanks to Alex and all of you guys!! it was really fun and creative one to learn!! cheers.

    October 28, 2012

    • Susanna C.

      No problems Kumara, glad to hear that you had a great night. Hope to see you again at another LPMG event very soon!

      October 29, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      thanks again. i put some pics in fb and got a really nice comments..all credit goes to you!! and to shiu and other creative guys, yes will see you soon.cheers.

      October 29, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great night despite the cold!

    October 28, 2012

  • Millie R.

    Really enjoyed myself, it was so exciting seeing the amazing pictures!

    October 28, 2012

  • Aidan

    Thanks to all for organising and keeping going despite the cold!

    October 28, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Was running a bit late - but now I see it's raining - going back home as I have already lost one lens due to dampness. Next time!

    October 27, 2012

    • Alex L.

      That's a shame Anna because it stopped raining before we started... ah well maybe next time.

      October 28, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just brilliant. I had great fun and met some new friends.

    October 27, 2012

  • Yee-Liu W.

    Sorry short notice and already have evening planned. However, would have been great. Let me know next.

    October 27, 2012

  • Maggi M.

    Would loved to have joined you but a little short notice! Will def come to the next one!

    October 27, 2012

  • eva


    Oh it sounds like a lot of fun, maybe next time.
    please share your experiences....

    October 27, 2012

  • Millie R.

    Sorry! I'm an idiot and just the bit about a shutter release cable, I'm about to go and buy one so I'm gonna be a total beginner with it, sorry I know Shiu said... b)You have a cabled shutter release, and have used it.

    October 27, 2012

  • Melanie

    Hi - sorry to have to drop out so late in the day: I've just discovered that the model of camera I have (Sony 380) doesn't have a connection for a remote shutter release cable - I can only use a wireless one (and can't use the cable I've bought for this workshop). My own fault for not realising this sooner...

    October 27, 2012

  • steven c.

    Hi Alex, really disappointed to have to say that I cant attend this evening as i have a badly sprained ankle and can't walk. no doubt there is someone to stand in. Steve

    October 27, 2012

  • Sara P.

    Hi Shiu
    I got your email and confirm that I can do all of the required things.
    This will be my first time light painting and I'm really looking forward to it.
    Kind regards

    October 26, 2012

  • Susi B.

    Hi Alex, could I and husband join the waiting list? In case we get lucky?! Many thanks! Susi

    October 14, 2012

  • S W.

    As with previous sessions, you must have a wired remote as we have to ensure that there is no interference in the operation of all the cameras within the group, or with members of the public who may be in the vacinity with identical equipment. You may also need to operate somebody else's camera while they are spinning the lights, so it is simpler if everything operates in the same way

    September 21, 2012

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