Light Painting

 

Lesson Info

Night Photos: Call for Submissions

Hi, I'm Kenna Klosterman. We hope you've been enjoying Night Photography Week. You've been learning from five members of National Parks At Night, some of the leading masters of night photography. And now it's your turn to seize the night. We wanna see your work, so go to the link below and upload your night photos to our Student Work Gallery. By submitting, you'll be registered for a chance to have your work featured during our night photography critique with Gabriel Biderman and Mat Hill on October 25th. So show us your images featuring stars, car trails, light painting, light writing, and night portraiture. We wanna see it all. We encourage you to use what you've learned, explore the night, and share your images.


Shooting at night can create dynamic landscapes or portraits through long exposures. By using a wide range of tools, you can add light into your night photographs to create dynamic highlights or unique shapes. Painting with light opens a door into night photography that will keep you out until the wee hours of morning. Tim Cooper is the author of The Magic of Painting with Light and in this course you’ll learn:

  • The basics of light painting from accessories to camera considerations 
  • How to use test shots to capture your focus and exposure in the dark 
  • How to post process your night images in Lightroom 
  • How to use layer stacking in Photoshop to build up light in your photographs  

 
 
 
 

Reviews

  • The BEST class ever! Learned so much--Tim is a great instructor. I highly recommend to the creative photog looking to expand his/her arsenal of tools, talents and products. Appreciated the patience and thoroughness that Tim offered students. Great pacing and information. I can see how I can very easily take his instruction out at night and produce something. I also appreciate that this session demonstrated images that weren't created in total darkness.
  • Tim is an outstanding teacher - I love his style, thorough and basic without being too elementary or condescending. I will be looking for other classes by Tim in the future. I'm am excited to apply the things I have learned from Tim and create my own style from the tools he has given. I never would have give much thought to light painting in the past. I have already notice a change in the way I scout my shots, now that I have added light painting into my tool box. Thanks for sharing your experience with the world Tim. Gene
  • Really enjoyable course. Clear instruction and surprisingly easy to put what I learnt into practice, which I did for the first time last night. This is also my first exposure to Photoshop, which initially put me off buying the course. However, Tim is a great instructor and explains his approach very clearly, so as well as an introduction to light painting it's a great introduction to what Photoshop can do.