Light Painting


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.

Class Description

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