Light Painting Night Photography
Photographing in low light can be a challenge, but mastering this technique also grants freedom. Painting your subject with light gives amazing control. During this class, we will explore the possibilities of light painting including how and when to use different types of light sources, how to control and play with color at night, how to determine proper exposure and the basics of compositing multiple painted frames to form a single image.
Please be aware that this is a LATE workshop. We will begin at Precision Camera with a short classroom session and then proceed to a nearby location in Austin to shoot. You will have to drive/carpool between Precision and the shooting location. The class will require walking and carrying your gear.
• The basics of light painting (why & how)
• Different type light sources and their uses
• Controlling light color
• Determining proper exposure
• Basics of stacking multiple light painted frames
• Dealing with nighttime difficulties: focusing and framing
• Camera & Lens
• Fully Charged Battery
• Memory Cards
• Cable Release
• Tripod & Ball-head
Other Required Items
• Sturdy Shoes
• Long Pants
• Snacks and Water
• Head lamp or other flashlight
This is a all levels class. The concepts covered will be presented in a way that any photographer can follow along and will be able to make star trails after the class. More advanced students will learn advanced tricks and tips for making and post processing light painting images.
Schedule and Format
This is a hands-on, excursion-based class. The first hour of class will be held in the Precision Camera classroom. After the classroom sessions, the class will drive to a nearby shooting location in Austin. Students will then make their own light painting photos with the help of the instructor.
* Students are responsible for their own transportation from Precision to the shooting location.
About the Instructor
Andrew is a self taught photographer who comes from a software engineering background. On his very first trip with a camera he discovered night photography and has never looked back. He developed his night photography skills through trial and error in environments from the near perfect darkness of west Texas to bright urban settings around Washington DC and Austin. When not making night time images, Andrew is shooting for AzulOx Visuals making a variety of images from weddings, to architecture and everything inbetween. Andrew loves solving problems but more than that, he loves sharing his knowledge with others, helping them grow. See more of Andrew's images at AMadTrip.com and AzulOx.com.
You can contact Andrew with questions about the class at Andrew@AzulOx.com
Please review our class cancellation policy below.
You can cancel a class registration up to two business days before the class begins and receive a full refund except for with some special classes and events such as the Mock Wedding and excursions. See below for more information.
If you register for a class that we hold on a regular basis, and do not show up for the class, you will be rescheduled one time. Once rescheduled, if you do not show up for a class, your payment will be forfeited.
Unless otherwise stated, class refunds are only issued to customers that provide notice to the store that they would like a refund no later than two business days prior to the class. Refunds will not be issued to customers who sign up for a class but fail to attend.
How to Reschedule or Cancel a Class
Please contact the store at 512-467-7676 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to cancel a class. Class cancellations or requests to be rescheduled that are sent through other channels, such as Facebook or Meetup.com messages, will not be honored. Please note that class refunds are only issued during business hours, Monday through Friday.
Each class needs a minimum number of students to enroll before the class can “make.” If the minimum enrollment has not been met two business days before the class begins, the class will be cancelled. All students who enrolled in the class will be notified by telephone or email, and may transfer to a different class or be issued a refund (see refund procedure). We encourage all students to enroll as soon as registration begins. Please check your phone and email messages, including your SPAM.
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