Light Painting – Sculpting with Light

On September 5, 2019, I was invited by my local camera club, the Lake County Camera Club (affiliated with the CACCA, the Chicago Area Camera Club Association) to give a  presentation at the monthly meeting on light painting techniques.  I had been experimenting with the light painting methods espoused by Harold Ross, and had entered some images in club competition that evidently  attracted some attention.  While certainly no expert in this technique, I did a bit of research on its history, leaned heavily on Harold Ross’s online tutorials and resources, and developed a PowerPoint presentation on the subject.  I also did a quick demonstration of the technique using a simple still-life subject and my Fuji XT-1 tethered to my MacBook, which I was using for the presentation.  This allowed viewers to see how the technique were actually used in real time to achieve dimensional lighting effects, and also to demonstrate how multiple images, each only lighting a portion of the subject, could be composited as layers in a Photoshop file. Here is a link to the entire PowerPoint slide show of the presentation.  Click on the image below to download the slide show.

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