Painting with Light: A Unique Approach

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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.

Lesson 1 : Introduction
Lesson 2 : Getting Started
Lesson 3 : Trial and Error
Lesson 4 : Lighting
Lesson 5 : Illustration of the Old West
Lesson 6 : No Two Light Paintings Look Alike
Lesson 7 : Soft Focus Technique
Lesson 8 : BONUS: Gear Guide

Dave Black | The Top Sports Photography Guru

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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