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Light Painting

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What You Get With This Class

Tim Cooper

Light Painting

Tim Cooper

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19. What You Get With This Class

Lesson Info

What You Get With This Class

This is night photography week on Creative Live. Night photography presents a whole new set of challenges to conquer in order to get dynamic images. We're bringing in the best instructors in the world for a week-long event to teach you everything you need to go into the night and make stunning images. National Parks at Night photographers Gabriel Biderman, Chris Nicholson, Lance Keimig, Timothy Cooper, and Matt Hill will teach you night photography from A to Z. We'll cover focusing in the dark, exposure settings, light painting, gear, night portraits, post-processing, and so much more. Individual classes are available for purchase. But, if you wanna master all of the techniques of night photography, then the bundle is for you. You'll get five unique, night photography classes, additional bonus materials, and unlimited lifetime access to all of the videos, so that you can learn and rewatch at your own pace. Hit that blue, buy button, and begin to take on the night.

Class Description

Short on time? This class is available HERE as a Fast Class, exclusively for Creator Pass subscribers.

Shooting at night can create dynamic landscapes or portraits through long exposures. By using a wide range of tools, you can add light to 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 the 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  

Class Materials

Bonus Materials with Purchase

Tim's Lightroom Presets

Tim's Gear Guide

Ratings and Reviews

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DiDi Hendley

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.

Gene Chamberlin

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

Andrew Gow

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.