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Creative photography + light-painting workshop in NYC

04 Jun 2015

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Workshop info

My "mastering studio quality photography using light-painting techniques" workshop in NYC took place on June 13th and it was an unbelievable experience for me. Participants were very challenging and motivated. I covered all of the tools and techniques I'm currently using, plus new ones that have not been published yet.

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Light-painting pictures created that night

Model: Kim Henry

Last picture is created by DL Cade from 500px.

Tools & Slides


Mastering studio quality photography using light-painting techniques (course plan)

What is covered?

  • Deep understanding of properly lighting the subject in space and time
  • Preparing your model with the right breathing / posing techniques
  • Creating huge flares
  • Working with different shapes, colors and angles
  • Preparing the equipment


  • Mastering studio-quality photography by shaping the light by hand instead of using regular studio equipment (softboxes, umbrellas and strobes)
  • Creating unique visuals and expand your creativity using light-painting techniques


  • Introduction
  • One-second light-painting
    • Camera / lens / tripod / remote-control setup
    • What kind of flashlight to use
    • Presentation of the different modifier tools used
    • Preparing the model to ensure perfect stillness, resulting to very sharp pictures
    • Understanding quality of light vs ambiance light
  • Demonstration
    • Standing poses
    • Creative uses of the floor
    • Mastering huge flares
    • Testing with different angles
    • Back light-painting
  • Participants experimentations


  • Don’t bring your camera. A Canon 5d3 + Zeiss lens will be used, and files will be shared on a dropbox folder after the workshop.
  • Wear black clothing

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