This is not your ordinary light painting technique. A Dave Black light painting is a photograph taken with a timed exposure using a mobile, constant light source to illuminate the scene. Complete darkness and total control over the exposure is key. The results will astound you. In this class, Dave Black teaches you his light painting technique by showing you his camera and focus settings, what type of flashlight to use for each scene, and how and where to apply the light. In addition, you’ll learn some common light painting errors and how to prevent and/or correct them.
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Dave introduces the course and defines light painting.
A studio isn't needed to create a light painting. Learn where to take a light painting, what camera settings to use and how to make a blank exposure.
Learn how to use shafts of light and "dusting" to illuminate the subject. Dave replicates common mistakes and how to fix them.
Dave shows you how to get the desired lighting as he perfects the fishing scene. Then he imitates more common light painting errors to help you avoid them.
Learn how to light a picture with more territory.
Dave tries different techniques to improve the shot.
Create pockets of focus by unfocusing the camera mid shot. Dave elaborates on how to perfect this soft focus technique.
Dave talks about the gear he uses in this course.
As a freelance photographer for over 30 years Dave's work has primarily centered on the sports industry for such publications as Sports Illustrated, Time, Newsweek and the award winning TV…