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Painting with Light: A Unique Approach
Dave Black
with Dave Black
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Painting with Light: A Unique Approach
lessons: 8 Course Lessons
duration: 1hr, 10min
published: 2011
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Painting with Light: A Unique Approach
with Dave Black
Professional photographer Dave Black walks you through his techniques for a light painting - a photograph taken with a timed exposure using a mobile, constant light source to illuminate the scene. He shows you the basics with timed exposure and focus settings for your camera as well as what type of flashlight to use for each scene. In addition, you'll learn some common light painting errors and how to prevent and/or correct them. This class is perfect for anyone interested in learning to paint with light. BUY COURSE
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lesson 1: Introduction (free course preview)

Dave introduces the course and defines light painting.

6min, 25sec
lesson 2: Getting Started

A studio isn't needed to create a light painting. Learn where to take a light painting, what camera settings to use and how to make a blank exposure.

7min, 9sec
lesson 3: Trial and Error

Learn how to use shafts of light and "dusting" to illuminate the subject. Dave replicates common mistakes and how to fix them.

10min, 18sec
lesson 4: Lighting

Dave shows you how to get the desired lighting as he perfects the fishing scene. Then he imitates more common light painting errors to help you avoid them.

7min, 46sec
lesson 5: Illustration of the Old West

Learn how to light a picture with more territory.

11min, 3sec
lesson 6: No Two Light Paintings Look Alike

Dave tries different techniques to improve the shot.

7min, 6sec
lesson 7: Soft Focus Technique

Create pockets of focus by unfocusing the camera mid shot. Dave elaborates on how to perfect this soft focus technique.

10min, 59sec
lesson 8: BONUS: Gear Guide

Dave talks about the gear he uses in this course.

10min, 39sec
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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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