with Dave Black
Break out your flashlight and join Dave Black for some lightpainting fun with flowers, models, and more. You may know Dave Black as a sports photographer, but he has taken the art ... READ MORE
lessons: 9 Course Lessons
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Lightpainting: Macro, Models, and Outdoor Location Portrait
with Dave Black
Break out your flashlight and join Dave Black for some lightpainting fun with flowers, models, and more. You may know Dave Black as a sports photographer, but he has taken the art of lightpainting to new levels from years of practice, experimenting, and getting creative. Dave begins the class with a daytime walk scouting for small world subjects to photograph, and then takes you step-by-step through his process for lightpainting small world scenes in daylight. From there, Dave heads into the studio for a stunning series of lightpainting portraits with a talented ballerina. Dave wraps up the class with a large scale lightpainting scene during twilight with a model on a very cool outdoor set. From daytime to night, indoors and out, Dave teaches you new ways to see the world and photograph it using creative lightpainting techniques. BUY COURSE
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lesson 1: Introduction (free course preview)
Dave Black introduces the class and discusses what will be covered in the lessons that follow.
lesson 2: Site Survey and Equipment
Dave walks the scene scoping out potential subjects to shoot.
lesson 3: Small World Stations, First Location
With the site survey complete, Dave returns to the first location he scouted and sets up to shoot. From there, Dave moves on to the second location he discovered.
lesson 4: Small World Stations, Second Location
As Dave moves on to other locations he continues to share tips and techniques to take his photos to the next level.
lesson 5: Lightpainting Portraiture: Seated Ballerina Part 1
Returning to the studio, Dave works with a ballerina setting up for a lightpainting portrait.
lesson 6: Lightpainting Portraiture: Seated Ballerina Part 2
With the studio set, the model prepped, Dave turns out the light and gets ready to paint with light.
lesson 7: Lightpainting Portraiture: Standing Ballerina
Due to the model’s ability to stand still, Dave tries a standing position for a lightpainting portrait.
lesson 8: Large World Station
As day turns into night, Dave returns to the outdoor location from before to a large scene involving a motorcycle, model, and background.
lesson 9: Conclusion
Dave wraps up the class with some closing thoughts about the day.
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meet  Dave Black
For over 30 years Dave Black’s work has centered on the sports industry, working with publications such as Sports Illustrated, Time, and Newsweek, covering events like the Masters, Kentucky Derby, National Football League, NASCAR, and the Olympics. Dave is also known for his creative and artistic technique of Lightpainting. He was also named one of Nikon’s “Legends Behind the Lens” photographers.
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