with Tim Cooper
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06 Focusing in the Dark24:38
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About The Class
Use light to make your night photography stand out
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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 Introduction: What is Light Painting?06:02
Camera Settings and Initial Exposures22:12
Light Painting Accessories09:32
The Color of Light10:43
Focusing in the Dark24:38
Light Painting Techniques28:33
Light Painting Techniques: On Location24:42
Lightroom: Basic Panel29:32
Lightroom: Presence Panel Adjustments10:42
Lightroom: Hue, Saturation, Luminance07:50
Lightroom: Local Adjustments27:56
From Lightroom to Photoshop18:17
Photoshop: Lighten Blending Mode07:02
Photoshop: Star Stacking05:42
Photoshop: Layer Opacity05:53
Photoshop: Selection and Masks13:36
Photoshop: Mask Adjustments09:51
What You Get With This Class01:12
Originally from New Jersey, Tim was an electrician before moving to Montana in 1991 to discover his love of photography. After attending night classes at the Rocky Mountain School of Photography, the passion was born and he attended the Summer Intensive Program the following ... read moreSee instructor's Classes
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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.
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