Could this be the funnest form of photography around? I don’t know but it would have to be up there. Light painting is one of these things that everyone should try at least once. It might not be your thing but you’ll have a lot of fun doing it.
Before I start the only catch to this post is you will need to be in Bunbury, Western Australia for the 5th of May.
Who the hell is Stephen and David?
Short answer, friends of mine. These two are the ones that got me started doing my Orbs, and recently a few other tricks. I’m lucky enough to go along to their impromptu light painting sessions and have a laugh with them as we run around with lights, making all sorts of things.
Stephen also won the Olympus Pen Drive competition for one of this light painting photos.
What can you expect from this workshop?
Lots of fun, lots of laughs, but a very good understanding on how to go home and do your own light painting experiments. As a side skill you’ll also learn about “bulb” mode, aperture and how to “burn in the ambient” a little, so your photo isn’t pitch black with a light in the middle. Do you want to know how to do an Orb, a Dome, Fire or anything else, they’ll show you the tools and techniques required, you’ll probably be surprised as to how simple some of the tools are. You’ll even get plenty of time to have a go at it yourself.
There are only a few things you’ll need.
- Wide to Ultra Wide Angle Lens (a kit 18-55mm will be fine)
- Shutter release cable
If it’s something you’ve been meaning to try then trust me when I tell you, you won’t come across anyone else better equipped to show you how to do it. These two are always up for fun so check it out if you’re in the area.
For more information and to book your spot visit the workshop page.