Light Painting

12 October 2019

10:00 - 17:00

Bristol HQ
The Royal Photographic Society
RPS House, 337 Paintworks
Arnos Vale
United Kingdom

Tel:0117 3164480

RPS Member£63.00 
Non RPS Member£85.00 
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Light Painting with Michelle Essenson

Explore the wonderful world of Light Painting through this one day practical workshop. The aim is to cover the fundamentals of light painting and to learn how to produce your own unique and interesting photos using a variety of tools and techniques. The possibilities are endless, and this workshop is a great way to unleash your creativity.

During the workshop we will:

• Explore the concept of light painting and take a look at a range of styles and techniques.

• Establish how to set up your camera, work out suitable exposure settings and focus in the dark.

• Take a look at a range of light painting tools. Participants will have access to a variety of tools including a number of ‘home made’ ones. The good news is, it’s easy to make very effective light painting tools without spending a fortune.

• Ensure plenty of practical time so that each participant can experiment with a selection of tools and techniques to create their own unique light painting photographs.

• Make a light painting tool to take home.

• Discuss the various light-painting tutorials, groups and social media platforms available for people to continue light painting in supportive environments after the workshop.

What to bring:

• A DSLR or mirrorless camera with a ‘M’ manual control setting allowing ‘bulb’ mode (‘Live Comp’ is an ideal alternative for Olympus users) and the ability to control focus manually. Michelle has one spare camera if anyone is stuck at this point.

• A sturdy tripod if your own one.

• Spare batteries.

• Ideally a cable release (or remote control via an app) but you can manage without one.

Prior Knowledge: A working knowledge of adjusting your own camera settings, especially in ‘M’ mode.

Michelle Essenson is  passionate about light painting and is looking forward to building people’s confidence and experience with this great genre of photography. Having run her own Learning and Development company, she is a very experienced workshop facilitator and coach. She is known for her creativity and desire to help others unleash theirs in fun and supportive learning environments. More of Michelle’s light painting work can be seen on Instagram @lightpaintingmagic_by_michelle

Time: 10am – 5pm

Address: The Royal Photographic Society, RPS House, 337 Paintworks, Arnos Vale, Bristol, BS4 3AR

Cancellation policy

Please inform us as soon as possible if you are unable to attend a course as it is not possible to refund any cancellation or transfer to another workshop less than 14 days prior to course start date. The Society reserves the right to cancel a workshop 7 days prior to its start date - please check your hotel and travel cancellation policy as this may be affected. If you are attending one of our workshops that involves a trip out, please ensure you bring all weather clothing and protection for your camera. Persons under the age of 16 are welcome to attend events but, to conform with UK law, must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or responsible adult.

Emma Delves-Broughton
Email the event organiser
0117 3164480

Region: Bristol (HQ)