About CourseThis 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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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 show Sports Century on ESPN. The list of event coverage includes the Masters, Kentucky Derby, National Football League, NASCAR and extensive work regarding the United States Olympic Committee, Olympic athletes and coverage of twelve Olympic Games. Known for his creative use of lighting and in particular with the artistic technique of Lightpainting, Dave's portfolio continues to broaden into the commercial and advertising industry, and with specialized lighting projects including work for the National Geographic and their book Where Valor Rests, Arlington National Cemetery. He is one of Nikon's "Legends Behind the Lens" photographers and is a prominent instructor at a variety of workshops each year. His monthly website tutorial articles "Workshop at the Ranch" attract more than 85,000 unique visitors monthly. In 2010 he released his highly acclaimed instructional book, The Way I See It. To see Dave's images, learn more about photography, or purchase his book visit his website www.daveblackphotography.com.