Free Preview: Introduction to Light Painting

Necessities

02:48

Necessities

Before you can run out into the dark and start working on your own light painting photos, there are a few tools of the trade that you're going to need. In this lesson, you'll learn about all of the necessary light painting equipment.

1.Getting Started
4 lessons, 11:45

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1.1
Introduction
00:52

Free Preview
1.2
Necessities
02:48

1.3
Finding a Spot
04:49

1.4
Brainstorming Ideas
03:16

2.Getting Focused
3 lessons, 11:12

2.1
Auto Focus in the Dark
04:39

2.2
Manual Focus in the Dark
03:08

2.3
Frame Composition and Test Exposures
03:25

3.Camera Settings
2 lessons, 10:52

3.1
Assessing Ambient Light
06:34

3.2
Bulb Mode vs. Manual Mode
04:18

4.Light Painting
6 lessons, 32:06

4.1
History and Techniques
09:01

4.2
Drawing Simple Shapes
03:44

4.3
Spatial Templates
04:11

4.4
Tools and Results
04:04

4.5
El Wire, Gels, Orbs, and More
05:52

4.6
Light Writing
05:14

5.Putting It All Together
3 lessons, 22:49

5.1
Light Painting on Location
12:01

5.2
Post-Processing
06:59

5.3
Conclusion
03:49


About Darren Pearson
Darren Pearson is a resident of Los Angeles, where he works as an illustrator by day. By night, he explores the varying landscapes of California in search of the perfect scene for one of his life-sized light-sculptures. These light-sculptures are created through long exposure photography (the same technique commonly used to write a name with a sparkler or capture car trails at night). Pearson makes complex light-effect photographs, none of which are photoshopped.
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