Light painting is a photographic technique using long exposure photography in a dark environment to capture the movement of light sources that you add. The light can be used to draw, write and create an electric universe of colour. The technique is used for both scientific and artistic purposes, as well as in commercial photography.
Who is it for?
This workshop is for all photographers and artists (from beginners to professionals) who are interested in experimenting with creative exposure techniques and the colourful possibilities of light painting in their practice. It introduces you to a wide range of technical and creative possibilities.
The workshop begins with a short introduction from Jérémy and Tim who talk you through their different styles and approaches to light painting. They share their practical advice on how to get the most out of your equipment and creative tools, before demonstrating the processes, and give you the opportunity to create your own spectacular images.
What to bring
Jérémy and Tim have a range of light-emitting tools and toys for you to try but we would encourage you to get creative and bring your own if you would like to. We recommend anything battery powered with LED lights such as lasers, torches, brushes and light sabers. You just need to be able to carry them.
You also need to bring your own camera and tripod, good shoes and warm clothes. The main part of the workshop will be under cover; however the workshop is still outdoors, so please also feel free to bring along a flask with hot drinks and anything else you may wish to keep warm!
About the Speakers
Jérémy Palisse, also known as KOMEG, is a French photographic artist living in Manchester. Jérémy is part of the French Light Painting Network (LFLP) and the Light Painting World Alliance. Jérémy has worked on a range of participative projects with different communities: such as refugees, young people and homeless people. In 2016 Jeremy realised a collaborative and participative street exposition in Paris during the French social movement Nuit Debout. More than 200 portraits of people were exposed using the technique of light painting.
Tim Gamble is a self-described light painting and long exposure addict from Stockport. He is currently working on his third consecutive 365 photography project - taking one photo each day for a year. Tim's practice involves the construction of light tools and double lens exposures, often shooting outdoors in abandoned buildings, tunnels and caves at night.
This event starts at 17:00 on Saturday 3 February until 22:00. Please arrive from 16:30.
The event takes place in the Peak District at Chee Tor Tunnel. Please meet at the Millers Dale Car Park, Wormhill, Buxton SK17 8SN.
We would encourage people to car share if you are driving. If you would like to talk to us about this, or anticipate driving and would like to give someone a lift, please get in touch with Charlie Booth at firstname.lastname@example.org
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