Light painting is a fun photographic technique that involves long exposure photography, dark spaces and light (created by anything from a professional torch to a kid’s toy) to create all sorts of artistic compositions. Whether you own a camera or you are just curious about the images, come and learn the secrets of painting with light.
You will learn the basics of long exposure photography, night photography and light painting such as the different camera settings and how to use them. We will show you the basic tools for light painting (warning: it involves Star Wars light sabres!) as well as explaining and demonstrating some basic techniques such as silhouetting, space writing, steel wool and stencils.
If you own a DSLR camera and a tripod bring them along (point and shoot cameras that allow the user to manually change the shutter speed and aperture settings of the camera are also fine).
Maria Yebra is one half of Partners in Light, a creative duo of amateur photographers. Partners in Light mixes urban exploration (exploring abandoned buildings), with night photography, light painting and anything else that might take their fancy! You can see their work at partnersinlight.com.
When Maria’s not hanging around a dark building with her camera in tow, she works with Laneway Learning in Melbourne.
Questions about the class? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The featured image is borrowed and edited, with thanks, from Maria Yebra.