Explore Light Painting with Erin Simmons

Saturday, May 9, 2020, 7:00 pm -10:00 pm
Princeton, NJ

Light Painting is a highly inventive form of art photography using handheld lights to paint in a scene while the shutter is left open during a long exposure. Learning the basics of light painting gives us new ways to creatively experiment with the color and qualities of the light source and play with the aesthetics of the photograph.
Since Light Painting is most intriguing at night, our class will launch at 6:00 pm with a concise introduction to the science, techniques and tools of light painting, before we head outdoors to make art. Erin will demonstrate using each tool and technique, then we'll split into groups for collaborative creation. You will leave the workshop with dramatic, imaginative and surprising images for your portfolio.

Required skills: Knowledge of manual settings for your camera.
Required equipment: DSLR camera, tripod.
Suggested (but not required): remote trigger for camera, headlamps, extra flashlights, dark clothes.

“I guarantee you will enjoy your time with (Erin), both on a professional and personal level, and I can personally say I wouldn’t be where I am today without him lighting the way, figuratively and literally, to light painting for me.” Melissa

“Not only does (Erin) have extensive knowledge - both of technique and camera gear - he is also equipped with a substantial amount of patience that he exhibits while explaining the ins and out of the procedure, with a smile.” Tyler

“Erin is able to clearly communicate and to get everyone on the same page, both with the light painting hardware and also the far-out concepts.” Jody

Check out Erin’s Galleries at https://www.instagram.com/eelskie/

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